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.
143451P.pdf 06/24/2016 Joseph H. Whitney v. The Guys, Inc. U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-3451 U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - Minneapolis [PUBLISHED] [Melloy, Author, with Wollman and Colloton, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Shareholder Rights. For the court's prior opinion in the matter, see Whitney v. The Guys, Inc., 700 F.3d 1118 (8th Cir. 2012). Whitney had been informed in July,2007 that he was not being treated as a shareholder, and this action, which was filed in October, 2010, was time-barred under Delaware's three-year statute of limitations. 143722P.pdf 06/24/2016 United States v. Matthew Davis U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-3722 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City [PUBLISHED] [Colloton, Author, with Gruender and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Criminal law. Evidence was sufficient to support defendant's conviction for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine; defendant expressly agreed to the buyer-seller defense instruction the court gave, and any objection to the instruction is waived. 151280P.pdf 06/24/2016 Laura Julin v. Carolyn W. Colvin U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-1280 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Davenport [PUBLISHED] [Colloton, Author, with Murphy and Benton, Circuit Judges Civil case - Social Security. The ALJ did not err in discrediting claimant's allegations of disabling impairments based on the record presented; nor did the ALJ err in weighing the medical evidence, or in refusing to give controlling weight to her treating physician's conclusory opinions concerning her ability to work full time and her workplace limitations; there was substantial evidence to support the ALJ's conclusions regarding claimant's residual functional capacity. 152032P.pdf 06/24/2016 Clarke County Development Corp v. Affinity Gaming U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-2032 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Des Moines [PUBLISHED] [Colloton, Author, with Smith and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Contracts. The district court erred in granting defendant summary judgment on plaintiff's claim that a memorandum of understanding the parties signed after a mediation was not a contract as a matter of law; there are genuine issues of material fact concerning the parties' intent,including whether board approval was condition precedent that had to be satisfied before the parties could enforce the memorandum, and the matter is remanded for further proceedings. 152506P.pdf 06/24/2016 United States v. Cedric McDonald U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-2506 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa - Ft. Dodge [PUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Smith and Colloton, Circuit Judges, and Erickson, District Judge] Criminal case - Criminal law and sentencing. No error in imposing an enhancement under Guidelines Sec. 3C1.1 for obstruction of justice based on the court's finding that defendant perjured himself at trial or in denying an acceptance-of-responsibility reduction; evidence was sufficient to support defendant's conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm; acquittal on count alleging possession of stolen firearms did not create inconsistent verdicts or require a new trial 152689U.pdf 06/24/2016 Antonio Coley v. Marybeth Floyd U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-2689 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Helena [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Colloton, Gruender, and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Prisoner case - Prisoner civil rights. Defendant's summary judgment on plaintiff's deliberate-indifference to medical needs claim affirmed without comment; the district court did not err in denying plaintiff's motion to recuse the magistrate judge assigned to the matter. 153293U.pdf 06/24/2016 Susie Grissom v. Carolyn W. Colvin U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-3293 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - Texarkana [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Smith, Arnold and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Social Security. Denial of child's disability benefits affirmed without comment.