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.
123982P.pdf   07/25/2014  George K. Baum & Company  v.  Twin City Fire Insurance Co.
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  12-3982
                          and No:  12-3983
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City    
   [PUBLISHED] [Riley, Author, with Loken and Bye, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil case - Insurance. New York law, rather than Missouri law, governed 
   this breach of contract action; because the insurance policy issued by 
   Twin City was ambiguous regarding any timely notice requirement applicable 
   to later liabilities arising from a timely original claim, the policy in 
   question would be interpreted to provide coverage; district court did not 
   err in determining that a $3 million self-insured retention applied to the 
   derivatives litigation because that litigation was sufficiently related to 
   plaintiff's business underwriting and selling municipal bonds. 
  
132105U.pdf   07/25/2014  United States  v.  Michael Allen Smith
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-2105
   U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - St. Paul    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Smith, Beam and Benton, Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal case - Criminal law. The district court did not err in 
   instructing the jury on flight given the evidence that defendant began 
   running once he saw the officers in their marked patrol car; assuming 
   without deciding the prosecutor's comments during the closing argument 
   improperly shifted the burden of proof, the district court gave an 
   immediate curative instruction and repeated the relevant burden of proof 
   instructions during the final instruction, thereby curing any prejudice 
   from the comments. 
  
132168P.pdf   07/25/2014  Donald Boss, Jr.  v.  Nick Ludwick
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-2168
   U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa - Sioux City    
   [PUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Smith, Beam and Benton, Circuit Judges] 
   Prisoner case - Habeas. Claim that counsel was ineffective both for 
   disclosing the location of the victim's body and for inadequately advising 
   Boss about the merits of disclosing the location of the body, the Iowa 
   state courts' determination that counsel's actions were a reasonable and 
   legitimate defense strategy was neither an unreasonable application of nor 
   contrary to clearly established federal law. 
  
132390P.pdf   07/25/2014  United States  v.  James Williams
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-2390
   U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - St. Paul    
   [PUBLISHED] [Colloton, Author, with Shepherd and Kelly, Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal case - Criminal law. The district court erred in suppressing 
   statements and evidence gathered during the search of defendant's home and 
   car; the district court erred in finding defendant was in custody at the 
   time he made certain statements as defendant was unrestrained in his own 
   home, had been advised he was not under arrest and had been told that any 
   any participation in the interview was voluntary; under such circumstances 
   a reasonable resident would have known he was free to leave or terminate 
   the questioning; shorn of the erroneous legal conclusion about custody, 
   the record established defendant's statements and consent were voluntary, 
   and the district court erred in granting defendant's suppression motion. 
  
132585P.pdf   07/25/2014  Fastpath, Inc.  v.  Arbela Technologies Corp.
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-2585
   U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Des Moines    
   [PUBLISHED] [Perry, Author, with Loken and Murphy, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil case - Civil Procedure. The district court did not err in dismissing 
   this action for lack of personal jurisdiction as plaintiff failed to show 
   defendant had sufficient contacts with Iowa to confer personal 
   jurisdiction. 
  
133057P.pdf   07/25/2014  United States  v.  Scott Olsen
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-3057
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Joplin    
   [PUBLISHED] [Bye, Author, with Wollman and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal case - Criminal law. Evidence was sufficient to support 
   defendant's convictions for disaster fraud and making a false statement in 
   connection with his application for FEMA disaster assistance. 
  
133334U.pdf   07/25/2014  Federal National Mortgage  v.  Philip Torborg
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-3334
   U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - Minneapolis    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Murphy, Shepherd and Kelly, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Civil case. Appeal was moot as defendant did not seek a stay of the order 
   remanding the eviction action to state court, and Fannie Mae has, during 
   the pendency of the matter, obtained a state court judgment against 
   defendant. 
  
133475U.pdf   07/25/2014  Brian Jordan  v.  Brandon Carmean
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-3475
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Bye, Smith and Kelly, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil case - Civil rights. Magistrate judge did not abuse his discretion 
   by denying plaintiff's motion for appointment of counsel and did not err 
   in granting judgment as a matter of law for defendants. 
  
133552U.pdf   07/25/2014  Revelle Loving  v.  Thomas Roy
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-3552
   U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - Minneapolis    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Bye, Smith and Kelly, Circuit Judges] 
   Prisoner case - Prisoner Civil Rights. Defendants' summary judgment 
   affirmed without comment. 
  
133642U.pdf   07/25/2014  Stephen W. Carlson  v.  Mark Ritchie
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-3642
   U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - Minneapolis    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Gruender, Bowman and Shepherd, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Civil case - Civil rights. Dismissal affirmed without comment. 
  
133764U.pdf   07/25/2014  James Butler  v.  Connie Hubbard
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-3764
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Pine Bluff    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Murphy, Bowman and Benton, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Prisoner case - Prisoner Civil Rights. Defendants' summary judgment 
   affirmed as plaintiff fell short of establishing a jury issue on 
   deliberate indifference to medical needs. 
  
141666U.pdf   07/25/2014  United States  v.  Joshua Woolridge
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-1666
   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. Anders case. Sentence was not substantively 
   unreasonable; claims of ineffective assistance would not be addressed on 
   direct appeal.