OPINIONS ARE POSTED DAILY BETWEEN 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Today is: [ Saturday February 28, 2015 ] - - - - - NO OPINIONS HAVE BEEN POSTED TODAY The most recent opinions are for: [ 02/27/2015 ]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.133586P.pdf 02/27/2015 Hamid Yazdianpour v. Safeblood Technologies, Inc. U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 13-3586 and No: 13-3632 and No: 13-3639 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock
[PUBLISHED] [Wollman, Author, with Colloton and Benton, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Fraud. With respect to plaintiffs' fraud claim, the district court erred in granting defendants' motion for summary judgment as there was a disputed issue of material fact as to whether plaintiffs justifiably relied on statements made by defendants as to whether defendants owned the rights to the patent in question outside the United States; under Arkansas law, the district court did not err in instructing the jury that plaintiffs could not recover under the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act if the only injury they suffered was diminution in the value of the product; plaintiffs waived their inconsistent verdict argument by failing to raise the objection before the jury was discharged; with respect to defendants' cross-appeal, their claim that the verdict was against the weight of the evidence could not be considered because they failed to renew their motions for judgment as a matter of law under Rule 50(b); under Arkansas law, the district court abused its discretion when it awarded plaintiffs prejudgment interest on their breach-of-contract claim; remanded for trial of plaintiffs' fraud claim.141871U.pdf 02/27/2015 Shawn Williams v. Raina Martin U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-1871 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Jefferson City
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Murphy, Bowman and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Prisoner Case - Prisoner civil rights. Defendants' summary judgment on plaintiff's Section 1983 action affirmed without comment.142124U.pdf 02/27/2015 James Bennett v. Richard Miles U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-2124 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Jefferson City
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Bye and Melloy, Circuit Judges] Prisoner case - Prisoner Civil Rights. The district court erred in granting three doctors summary judgment on plaintiff's deliberate indifference to medical needs claims; first, the conflicts between the medical records and the doctors' attestations and declarations were sufficient to raise questions of fact as to whether their actions or failure to act constituted deliberate indifference; second, the plaintiff showed that he suffered detrimental effects from the delay in diagnosis and treatment; third, there was evidence in the record that plaintiff's condition was obvious even to lay people and could have been diagnosed earlier; in all other respects, the district court's judgment is affirmed; the matter is remanded for further proceeding142282U.pdf 02/27/2015 Charles Robinson v. Jeremy Andrews U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-2282 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Helena
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Murphy, Bowman and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Prisoner case - Prisoner Civil Rights. Defendants' judgment on plaintiff's Section 1983 and Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act claims affirmed.142469U.pdf 02/27/2015 United States v. Tyler Sullivan U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-2469 U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota - Aberdeen
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam -Before Smith, Gruender and Benton, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. Anders case. District court did not clearly err in imposing a two-level vulnerable victim enhancement as defendant knew or should have known the victim was unusually vulnerable.