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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Umansor-Mejia U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-1325 U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - St. Paul [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Murphy, Melloy and Benton, Circuit Judges] Criminal case -Sentencing.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.