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.
141514P.pdf   06/26/2015  The Stonebridge Collection  v.  Keith Carmichael
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-1514
                          and No:  14-1601
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - Hot Springs    
   [PUBLISHED] [Riley, Author, with Loken and Smith, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil case - Fraud. Following Arkansas law, the district court did not err 
   in determining defendants converted copies of certain customer files 
   created by plaintiff; the district court did not clearly err in awarding 
   damages based on defendants; unjust enrichment; since defendant Cutting 
   Edge had unlimited access to the files plaintiff created for Cutting 
   Edge's customers, the district court did not err in finding for Cutting 
   Edge on plaintiff's claim that Cutting Edge had wrongfully converted the 
   files; the district court did not err in finding plaintiff failed to 
   establish the existence of a business expectancy under Arkansas law; the 
   district court did not err in finding Cutting Edge fraudulently induced 
   plaintiff to send sample knives while intending to use defendant 
   TaylorMade as its engraver for any orders TaylorMade's customers made 
   after seeing the samples; Arkansas's Deceptive Trade Practices Act does 
   not apply to claims regarding business between a manufacturer and a 
   distributor when consumers are not deceived or defrauded; plaintiff failed 
   to prove its RICO claim; attorneys' fees award affirmed; remanded to 
   permit the district court to correct a math error in the calculation of 
   plaintiff's damages on the claim for unjust enrichment. 
  
142159P.pdf   06/26/2015  Manny Lopez  v.  United States
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-2159
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis    
   [PUBLISHED] [Murphy, Author, with Colloton and Kelly, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil case - Federal Tort Claims Act. The district court did not err in 
   entering judgment for the United States in this vehicular collision case 
   based on its conclusion that the driver of the car in which plaintiff was 
   riding had abruptly swerved and stopped in front of the Postal Services' 
   mail truck, thereby depriving the truck's driver of the time and distance 
   needed to avoid the collision. 
  
143256P.pdf   06/26/2015  United States  v.  Jeffrey Charles Rodd
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-3256
   U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - St. Paul    
   [PUBLISHED] [Riley, Author, with Bright and Murphy, Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. The district court did not err in imposing an 
   enhancement under Guidelines Sec. 3B1.3 for abuse of a position of trust 
   based on its reasoning that defendant's position as a self-employed 
   investment advisor and host of a radio show called "Safe Money Radio" put 
   him into a position of trust with his victims; no error in denying 
   defendant a two-level acceptance-of-responsibility reduction where 
   defendant stood trial and denied his guilt to the end, claiming he never 
   lied or misrepresented the facts of the investments.