United States of America v. Foreste -- 4A: Successive investigatory stops should be considered together where the probable cause for the stop and the basis for extending the stop are the same. Where the reason for extending the duration of the stop is different (as here), they may be considered separately; field performance reports of canine units are relevant and susceptible to discovery requests.
Stryker v. Securities and Exchange Commission -- Administrative Law: Chevron deference to SEC holding that a pre-statute tip is ineligible for a reward under the statute. Alternative holding: statute not ambiguous.
Rivas v. Fischer -- Habeas ordered on remand, as no reasonable finder of fact could determine that counsel was not ineffective.
Ashley McMaster v. Eastern Armored Services Inc -- FLSA -- Employee is subject to the Act and therefore eligible for overtime, as she is within the small-truck correction to the truck driver carve-out in the Act.
Fraternal Order of Police v. WMATA -- Subsequent unrelated dismissal of employee ordered reinstated by arbitration does not violate the arbitration order; Grievances should first be addressed by the mechanism in the collective bargaining agreement.
Alfredo Prieto v. Harold Clarke -- Due Process: Prisoner does not have liberty interest sufficient to challenge harsh and atypical conditions on "Death Row," as there is no valid expectation of avoiding these conditions when sentenced for a capital crime.
USA v. Manuel Soto
USA v. Hector Santana
USA v. Christopher Espinoza
USA v. Juan Respardo-Ramirez
Scott Reeder v. Michael Madigan
Saley Souley v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Eighth Circuit (Summaries from Court):
131748P.pdf 03/11/2015 United States v. Arthur Chappell U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 13-1748 U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - St. Paul [PUBLISHED] [Riley, Author, with Smith and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Criminal law. For the court's prior opinion remanding the case for a new trial based on an error in the jury instructions, see U.S. v. Chappell, 665 F.3d 1012 (8th Cir. 2012). On remand, the district court did not abuse its discretion by denying defendant's motion to reopen the record on the issue of probable cause for defendant's arrest; police had probable cause to arrest defendant even if the issue were reopened; claim of vindictive prosecution rejected, as the new charges added after remand concern different criminal acts against mostly difference victims.
141619P.pdf 03/11/2015 St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc. v. Thomas Tormey, Jr. U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-1619 U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - Minneapolis [PUBLISHED] [Bye, Author, with Riley, Chief Judge, and Wollman, Circuit Judge] Civil case - Contracts. Because plaintiff failed to present evidence that a claimed "walk-away"agreement releasing him from liability to repay a loan was in writing as required by Minn. Stat. Sec. 513.33, the district court did not err in granting defendant judgment as a matter of law on this defense or on its collection claim; plaintiff's counterclaims were time-barred; plaintiff failed to object under Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(a)to the magistrate's order denying certain of his discovery requests, and the court was without jurisdiction to review the issue.Ninth Circuit:Federal Circuit:DC Circuit: