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143298P.pdf 02/04/2016 United States v. Leonard Slaughter, III U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-3298 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock [PUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Murphy, Benton and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. The district court did not err in determining that defendant's prior Minnesota convictions were not relevant conduct for his escape offense and properly included them in defendant's criminal history calculation. 143506P.pdf 02/04/2016 United States v. Jabari Johnson U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-3506 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis [PUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Murphy, Benton and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. The district court did not err in denying defendant's request for downward variance based on an argument that his criminal history was overstated and the sentence imposed was not substantively unreasonable. 143519P.pdf 02/04/2016 TCF National Bank v. Market Intelligence, Inc. U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-3519 U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - Minneapolis [PUBLISHED] [Shepherd, Author, with Riley, Chief Judge, and Smith, Circuit Judge] Civil case - Fraud. The district court did not err in determining that plaintiff had discovered sufficient facts so that the limitations period for its fraud claims expired before plaintiff filed this action in 2011; further, plaintiff's non-fraud claims accrued more than six years before it filed suit, and the claims were time barred under Minnesota law; the court did not err in determining that the non-fraud limitations period was not tolled by the doctrine of fraudulent concealment. 151133P.pdf 02/04/2016 Karen Ash v. Carolyn W. Colvin U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-1133 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Jonesboro [PUBLISHED] [Colloton, Author, with Wollman and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Social Security. The ALJ did not err in finding claimant did not meet the requirements for mental retardation in Listing 12.05C; the fact that the ALJ characterized claimant's impairment as mild retardation at step two of the five-step sequential evaluation process used to evaluate disability claims did not preclude the ALJ on this record from finding at step three that claimant did not exhibit deficits in adaptive functioning and did not, therefore, meet the requirements in the Listing; as a result, the denial of benefits is affirmed. Judge Kelly, concurring. 151750P.pdf 02/04/2016 United States v. Eric Quinn U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-1750 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City [PUBLISHED] Gruender, Author, with Colloton and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Criminal law. Under the totality of the circumstances, including proximity in place and time to a crime, defendant's partial match to a description of one of the perpetrators, the time of night and defendant's behavior, the police officer who stopped defendant had reasonable suspicion to conduct a Terry stop; the district court did not err in imposing a four-level enhancement under Guidelines Sec. 2K2.1(b)(6)(B) for possession of a firearm in connection with another felony - drug possession.