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.
131981P.pdf   07/24/2014  Kena Harris  v.  FedEx National LTL, Inc.
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-1981
   U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska - Omaha    
   [PUBLISHED] [Loken, author, with Bye and Benton, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil case - Personal injury. Under Nebraska law the driver of the truck 
   involved in the accident and his employer were independent contractors of 
   FedEx and not its employees; FedEx was not acting as a motor carrier and 
   it had no duty - nondelegable or otherwise - to require the driver to 
   observe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations duties by reason of 49 
   C.F.R. Sec. 390.11; negligent entrustment theory of liability was properly 
   rejected; district court did not abuse its discretion in denying 
   plaintiffs' untimely motion for leave to amend their complaint. 
  
132231P.pdf   07/24/2014  Christopher Gorog  v.  Best Buy Co., Inc.
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-2231
   U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - Minneapolis    
   [PUBLISHED] [Wollman, Author, with Melloy and Benton, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil case - contracts. The district court did not consider documents 
   outside the amended complaint and other pleadings in the case and was not 
   obligated to convert defendants' motion to dismiss to a motion for summary 
   judgment; plaintiff's breach of contract claim was foreclosed by the plain 
   language of the agreement. 
  
132754U.pdf   07/24/2014  United States  v.  Michael Geraghty
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-2754
   U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa - Ft. Dodge    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Smith, Colloton, and Gruender, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Criminal law. Defendant waived his right of appeal as part 
   of his plea agreement, and the appeal is dismissed; argument that his 
   agreement was unknowing because he was not aware that the government was 
   investigating him for attempting to murder the confidential informant in 
   the case is rejected as the government had no legal obligation to inform 
   defendant it was investigating him for a separate crime. 
  
133174U.pdf   07/24/2014  United States  v.  Shawn Ratigan
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-3174
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Beam and Benton, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. Sentence imposed was not substantively 
   unreasonable. 
  
133790U.pdf   07/24/2014  Vance Moller  v.  Richard Doisy
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-3790
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Jefferson City    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Murphy, Bowman and Benton, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Civil case - Civil rights. District court did not abuse its discretion by 
   denying defendant's motion for appointment of counsel in this Section 1983 
   action; issue regarding the issuance of a restraining order against a 
   treating physician was moot. 
  
141367U.pdf   07/24/2014  United States  v.  Leron Morris
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-1367
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Murphy, Bowman and Benton, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. Sentence imposed upon the revocation of 
   defendant's supervised release was not substantively unreasonable.