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.
141325U.pdf   05/01/2015  United States  v.  Carlos Umansor-Mejia
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-1325
   U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - St. Paul    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Murphy, Melloy and Benton, Circuit 
   Criminal case -Sentencing. The court appropriately weighed the proper 
   factors and did not abuse its discretion by sentencing defendant to a 
   sentence ten months below the bottom of his advisory guidelines range. 
151458P.pdf   05/01/2015  Patricia Hood  v.  Gilster-Mary Lee Corporation
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  15-1458
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Joplin    
   [PUBLISHED] [Benton, Author, with Loken and Colloton, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil Case - Class Action Fairness Act. District court's order remanding 
   case to state court based on local-controversy exception is reversed. 
   District court erred in finding that over two-thirds of potential class 
   members were Missouri citizens based on extrapolation of Missouri citizens 
   who responded to questionnaire to the citizenship for those potential 
   class members who did not respond. Because employees did not meet their 
   burden of proof that local-controversy exception applied, the district 
   court erred by resolving doubt in favor of the party seeking the remand.