OPINIONS ARE POSTED DAILY BETWEEN 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Today is: [ Thursday October 23, 2014 ] The most recent opinions are for: [ 10/23/2014 ]  
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.
141667U.pdf  10/23/2014  Kevin Linn  v.  Chad Mason
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   14-1667
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock   
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Loken, Melloy and Gruender, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Civil Rights. District court appropriately handled plaintiff's status as an inmate and, in any event, he suffered no prejudice from the jury becoming aware that he was incarcerated as it was inferable from his testimony and the circumstances of his case; no error in denying motion for new trial.
141878U.pdf  10/23/2014  United States  v.  Juan Cano-Lima
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   14-1878
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock   
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Colloton, Bowman and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. Anders case. Defendant executed an enforceable plea waiver and his appeal is dismissed.
141935U.pdf  10/23/2014  United States  v.  James King
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   14-1935
   U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - St. Paul   
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Loken, Melloy and Gruender, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. Anders case. Defendant executed an enforceable plea waiver and his appeal is dismissed.
141938U.pdf  10/23/2014  Bobby Williams  v.  Sheriff Ron Brown
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   14-1938
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - Ft. Smith   
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Loken, Melloy and Gruender, Circuit Judges] Prisoner case - Prisoner civil rights. Defendant's summary judgment affirmed without comment.
142133U.pdf  10/23/2014  United States of America  v.  Adan Zarate-Cobain
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   14-2133
   U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska - Lincoln   
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Loken, Melloy and Gruender, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. Anders case. Sentence was not substantively unreasonable.
146018P.pdf  10/23/2014  Thomas D. Stalnaker  v.  George Allison
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   14-6018
                          and No:   14-6019
                          and No:   14-6020
                          and No:   14-6025
   U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska - Omaha   
[PUBLISHED] [Nail, Author, with Kressel and Schermer, Bankruptcy Judges] Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. Bankruptcy court did not exceed the scope of the Panel's mandate or the law-of-the-case doctrine in reexamining whether funds transferred to a debtor's vendor were property of the estate; however, the bankruptcy court did not comply with Rule 63 and Rule 9028 because the judge who took the case over from a retired judge did not certify familiarity with the record and determine the case could be completed without prejudice to the parties before entering its judgment; without the requisite certification, there is no suggestion the parties had any reason to believe that a decision was imminent and that the time within which they might exercise their rights under the rules to ask the court to recall witnesses whose testimony was material and disputed was passing; remanded for further proceedings.