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.
142151P.pdf 06/25/2015 Christopher Franklin v. Jeffrey Young U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-2151 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis [PUBLISHED] [Brooks, Author, with Murphy and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Prisoner case - Prisoner civil rights. In action alleging defendant, an assistant case worker at plaintiff's facility failed to protect him from sexual assault by another inmate, the court lacked jurisdiction to review the district court's order denying defendant's motion for summary judgment based on qualified immunity as the appeal is essentially a challenge to the district court's finding on the sufficiency of the evidence and this is the type of controversy the Supreme court has concluded should not be subject to an interlocutory appeal. 142402P.pdf 06/25/2015 Chavonya Watson v. Heartland Health Laboratories U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-2402 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City [PUBLISHED] [Smith, Author, with Loken and Colloton, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Employment discrimination. The district court did not err in finding a nursing home patient's conduct towards plaintiff, an employee of a service performing blood work at the home, was not so severe that it rose to the level of actionable hostile work environment sexual harassment; since the conduct did not affect a term, condition or privilege of plaintiff's employment, defendant was entitled to judgment as a matter of law on plaintiff's hostile-work environment claim; a reasonable person would not have found plaintiff's work environment intolerable and defendant was entitled to judgment on plaintiff's claim for constructive discharge; plaintiff did not suffer any adverse action as a result of her complaints against the patient nor did she show any causal connection between any action defendant took and the complaints she made. 142600P.pdf 06/25/2015 United States v. Dante Williams U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-2600 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City [PUBLISHED] [Colloton, Author, with Loken and Smith, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. Sentence was not substantively unreasonable.