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Deuerlein v. Neb. Child Protective Servs.

United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit
Feb 12, 2020
No. 19-2739 (8th Cir. Feb. 12, 2020)

Opinion

No. 19-2739

02-12-2020

William L. Deuerlein Plaintiff - Appellant v. Nebraska Child Protective Services; Dana D. Sears; Nelson G. Natalie; Kirk Kapperman; Anne Paine; Dana Devries Gellerman; Kevin Urbom; Bob Rogers; Daelene Rogers Defendants - Appellees


Appeal from United States District Court for the District of Nebraska - Omaha [Unpublished] Before SHEPHERD, STRAS, and KOBES, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM.

William Deuerlein appeals the district court's dismissal of his pro se action. Upon careful review, we affirm. See Kaden v. Slykhuis, 651 F.3d 966, 968 (8th Cir. 2011) (per curiam) (de novo review of dismissal under 28 U.S.C. § 1915); Ginters v. Frazier, 614 F.3d 822, 825 (8th Cir. 2010) (de novo review of district court's issue preclusion determination). We agree that Deuerlein did not have a private right of action under the criminal statute he cited, see Andrews v. Heaton, 483 F.3d 1070, 1076 (10th Cir. 2007) (18 U.S.C. § 371 is criminal statute that does not provide private right of action); and that his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims were precluded by the district court's prior dismissal of the same claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. See Ginters, 614 F.3d at 825 (issue preclusion doctrine applies to question of subject matter jurisdiction); Robinette v. Jones, 476 F.3d 585, 589 (8th Cir. 2007) (requirements for issue preclusion). We also find that the court did not abuse its discretion in denying Deuerlein's post-judgment motion.

The Honorable Richard G. Kopf, United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska. --------

The judgment is affirmed. See 8th Cir. R. 47B.


Summaries of

Deuerlein v. Neb. Child Protective Servs.

United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit
Feb 12, 2020
No. 19-2739 (8th Cir. Feb. 12, 2020)
Case details for

Deuerlein v. Neb. Child Protective Servs.

Case Details

Full title:William L. Deuerlein Plaintiff - Appellant v. Nebraska Child Protective…

Court:United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit

Date published: Feb 12, 2020

Citations

No. 19-2739 (8th Cir. Feb. 12, 2020)