DISCLAIMER: The following unofficial case summaries are prepared by the clerk's office
as a courtesy to the reader. They are not part of the opinion of the court.
122852P.pdf 03/06/2014 James Bergstrom v. Sgt. Michelle Frascone U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 12-2852 U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - Minneapolis [PUBLISHED] [Bye, Author, with Bright and Loken, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Civil Rights. In the absence of a finding of bad faith, the district court erred in dismissing plaintiff's action as a sanction for failure to prosecute without first considering the viability of lesser sanctions. Judge Loken, dissenting. 123653P.pdf 03/06/2014 Felicia Zeah v. Eric H. Holder, Jr. U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 12-3653 Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals [PUBLISHED] [Bye, Author, with Smith and Benton, Circuit Judges] Petition for Review - Immigration. While the decision to grant cancellation of removal is a discretionary act by the Attorney General which this court may not review, the court does retain jurisdiction to review constitutional claims or questions of law, such as are presented here; IJ did not violate petitioner's due process rights by refusing to hear testimony from family members as the evidence was cumulative; the court would not consider a claim that the IJ erred in refusing to admit certain expert testimony in the absence of a showing of prejudice. 131903P.pdf 03/06/2014 John Crain v. State Farm Mutual Automobile U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 13-1903 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City [PUBLISHED] [Riley, Author, with Loken and Bye, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Insurance. Argument that uninsured motorist provisions should be stacked is foreclosed by the court's decision in Daughhetee v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., No. 13-1185 2014 WL 563579 (8th Cir. Feb. 14, 2014). 133451U.pdf 03/06/2014 William Vaughn v. Internal Revenue Service U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 13-3451 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Benton, Bowman and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Federal Tax. IRS judgment affirmed without comment; a sanction in the amount of $2,000 is imposed for advancing frivolous arguments.