2012 Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 1326

Jefferson County School v. Elizabeth E.  
Date: December 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1334

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellee Elizabeth E. was a student in the Jefferson County, Colorado school system with substantial behavioral and emotional issues for which she required special education under the Individuals with Disabilit...

Kirch v. Embarq Management Co.  
Date: December 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3275

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Kathleen and Terry Kirch appealed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendants United Telephone Company of Eastern Kansas and Embarq Management Company (collectively "Embarq") on their...

Russell v. Astrue
Date: December 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6320
United States v. Washington  
Date: December 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6339

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Cory Washington pled guilty to two firearms charges. Before sentencing, the government filed a notice of prior convictions to support a sentencing enhancement under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA). The pro...

Blehm v. Jacobs, et al  
Date: December 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1479

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Gary Blehm brought a copyright infringement action against Appellees Albert and John Jacobs and the Life is Good Company (collectively “Life is Good”). Appellant created copyrighted posters featuring cartoon ch...

Hill, et al v. Vanderbilt Capital Advisors, et al  
Date: December 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2213

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs appealed an order that remanded this case to New Mexico state court. They originally filed an action against Vanderbilt Capital Advisors, LLC, two of its agents, and several New Mexico state officials in New M...

Byers v. Astrue
Date: December 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6095
Barlow, Jr. v. C.R. England Inc.  
Date: December 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1465

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Willie Barlow, Jr., appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of his former employer, C.R. England, Inc., on his claims for race discrimination, wrongful discharge in violation of Colorad...

Frontier State Bank Oklahoma v. FDIC  
Date: December 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9529

Justia Opinion Summary: During routine examinations, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) raised an issue with Frontier State Bank Oklahoma City's use of a "leverage strategy" whereby the bank funded long-term investments with short...

United States v. Iqbal
Date: December 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3223
United States v. Jasso-Herrera
Date: December 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4173
Endriss v. Astrue
Date: December 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6126
United States v. Davis
Date: December 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6206
Tejeda-Acosta v. Holder
Date: December 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-9503
Samuel v. City of Broken Arrow
Date: December 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5166
Diaz Mateo v. Holder
Date: December 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9599
Blake v. Webster
Date: December 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1129
Andrews v. Huber, et al.
Date: December 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1171
Block v. Astrue
Date: December 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6098
Harrison v. M-D Building Products, Inc.
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6333
Evans v. The Bank of NY Trust Co., NA
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1223
Lodgeworks, L.P. v. C.F. Jordan Construction, LLC
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3074
United States v. Trent
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6133
United States v. Galbreath
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6163
Ibarra v. Holder
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-9545
Schwartz, et al v. Booker, et al  
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1583

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this interlocutory appeal was the scope of the special relationship doctrine and whether it would apply to the facts alleged to expose two human services employees to potential individual liability for the de...

The Estate of B.I.C., et al v. Gillen  
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3219

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from the death of a minor child, 23-month-old Brooklyn Coons (BIC) at the hands of her father's girlfriend. Plaintiffs-Appellants, Larry and Mary Crosetto and the Estate of BIC, filed an action alleging t...

Mahomed v. Holder
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9562
Freeman v. Carroll
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1057
Salazar v. On the Trail Rentals
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1144
Fireman's Fund, et al v. Thyssen Mining Construction, et al  
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2021

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and Zurich Insurance Company Ltd., as subrogees of Boart Longyear, Inc., sued Defendants Thyssen Mining Construction of Canada Ltd. and Mudjatik Thyssen Mining Joint Venture (M...

United States v. Gutierrez
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3168
United States v. Lawton
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3240
Gaff v. St. Mary's Regional Med. Ctr.
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6064
United States v. Patton
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6168
United States v. Jones  
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3104

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Bruce M. Jones, II appealed a district court's denial of his motion to suppress evidence. He sought to suppress all evidence that Kansas law enforcement obtained from searches of his residence and veh...

Meadows at Buena Vista, Inc. v. AK Valley Publishing Company
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1084
Ramone v. Bravo
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2131
Stewart v. Beach  
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3013

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Sturgeon Stewart appealed a district court's judgment in favor of defendants on his claims under the First Amendment's Free Exercise Clause and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000....

United States v. Batts
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3062
Kinney v. Department of Justice
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3139
Kinney v. Blue Dot Services of Kansas
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3205
Myers v. Jackson
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3225
United States v. Huerta-Cesareo
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4163
United States v. Ciocchetti
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-8053
Gammons v. City and County of Denver
Date: December 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1474
United States v. Santistevan  
Date: December 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1534

Justia Opinion Summary: The government appealed a district court order granting Defendant-Appellee Manuel Santistevan's motion to suppress statements made after invoking the right to counsel. Defendant was indicted on three counts of interferen...

Gonzales v. City of Albuquerque  
Date: December 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2248

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs-Appellants, eight operators and a supervisor at the City of Albuquerque's 311 Citizen Contact Center (CCC), appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendants-Appellees City of Albuquerque, Ed Adams...

United States v. Farr  
Date: December 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6294

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Skoshi Farr was convicted by a jury of violating 26 U.S.C. 7201 for willfully failing to pay a trust fund recovery penalty that the Internal Revenue Service assessed against her after she, as the manager of an...

Apodaca v. Medina
Date: December 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1401
Porter v. Farmers Insurance Company
Date: December 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5025
Moore v. City of Oklahoma City
Date: December 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6022
Reinhart v. Reinhart
Date: December 14, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4075
Groberg v. Astrue
Date: December 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4173
United States v. Marquez-Reveles
Date: December 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1306
Swain v. Seaman
Date: December 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2147
Jet Capital v. United States
Date: December 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5018
United States v. Neal
Date: December 13, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1032
United States v. Torres
Date: December 13, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1197
Monarque v. Garcia
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2016
Burke v. Corrections Corp. of America
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3033
United States v. Jones
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4021
Gallego-Arroyave v. Holder
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: 12-9537
Daniels v. United Parcel Service, Inc.  
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3211

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Regina Daniels, a former United Parcel Service (UPS) dispatcher who worked in UPS's Kansas City, Kansas facility, brought suit against the company alleging discrimination based on her sex and age. The...

Hancock v. American Telephone & Telegraph Company, Inc.  
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6233

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Gayen Hancock, David Cross, Montez Mutzig, and James Bollinger sought to represent a class of customers dissatisfied with "U-verse," a digital telecommunications service offered by Defendants AT&T and several...

United States v. Chatburn
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1040
United States v. Race
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1067
United States v. Villagrana
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2122
Foust v. Jones
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5111
United States v. Stover
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6236
Cathey v. Jones
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-7031
Calbart v. Denver Sheriff Department
Date: December 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1156
Collins v. Jones
Date: December 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6042
United States v. Frazier
Date: December 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6055
Amartey v. Holder
Date: December 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-9539
United States v. Caiba-Antele
Date: December 7, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2140
United States v. Handy
Date: December 7, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3246
Held v. Ferrellgas, Inc.
Date: December 7, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3344
United States v. Cox
Date: December 7, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4087
Landrith v. Gariglietti
Date: December 7, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3048
Monge v. RG Petro-Machinery, et al  
Date: December 7, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6009

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, employees of Richard Energy traveled to China and arranged with Chinese manufacturer RG Petro to purchase rigs that are used to repair oil wells. Richard Energy took possession of the rigs in China and exported...

United States v. Peraza
Date: December 7, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6173
Mozingo v. Trend Personnel Services
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3284
Wilkinson v. Bode
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6208
United States v. Green
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6321
Calbart v. Sauer
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1157
Lopez v. Trani
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1286
Cole v. Everett
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1316
United States v. Altamirano-Quintero
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1359
Wade v. Regional Director, IRS
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4184
United State v. Wells
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4212
United States v. Tillman
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-8018
Rooker v. Ouray County
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1046
Kaiser v. Colorado Dept. of Corrections
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1128
Bark v. Chacon
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1169
United States v. McAllister
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1387
Friesen v. Seacoast Capital Partners
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3099
Tinner v. Foster
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3201
Karp v. Garrett
Date: December 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1548
Coffey v. McKinley County
Date: December 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2245
Rueb v. Brown
Date: December 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1117
Tinner v. Farmers Insurance Company
Date: December 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3115
Clay v. Jones
Date: December 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6182
Aguilar-Aguilar v. Holder  
Date: December 3, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9565

Justia Opinion Summary: In August 2010, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) commenced "regular" removal proceedings against Petitioner Antonio Aguilar-Aguilar, a citizen of Mexico. In response to the Notice to Appear (NTA), Petitioner con...

Brainard v. BAC Home Loans Servicing
Date: December 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1159
Hill v. Daniels
Date: December 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1162
Fundamental Admin Services LLC v. Patton
Date: December 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2014
Solomon v. HSBC Mortgage Corp.
Date: December 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6118
Ochoa v. Trammell
Date: December 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6310
Martinez-Carbajal v. Holder
Date: December 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-9512
United States v. Schoenherr
Date: November 30, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3032
Sawyer v. Burke
Date: November 30, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3228
United States v. Snider
Date: November 30, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6114
Shigemura v. United States
Date: November 30, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6229
Gurung v. Holder
Date: November 30, 2012
Docket Number: 12-9538
Leoff v. S and J Land Company
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1293
Weeks v. McLaughlin
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3215
Baker v. Allied Chemical Corporation
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-8110
Shrader v. Beann
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1109
United States v. Sanchez
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2088
McClelland v. Communitycare HMO, Inc.
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5030
Hillside Environmental Loss, et al v. United States Army Corps, et al  
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3210

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned the construction of a new Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) rail/truck terminal outside Kansas City, Kansas. Because the preferred site contained streams and wetlands protected under federal law, se...

Satterfield v. Malloy  
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5144

Justia Opinion Summary: William Satterfield brought suit against Patrick J. Malloy III, the court-appointed trustee of Satterfield's Chapter 7 bankruptcy estate. The district court concluded that the suit was barred because Satterfield's claims...

Branham v. Standifird
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6276
Castro v. Kondaur Capital Corporation
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1087
Davis v. Zavaras
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1106
United States v. Solarin
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1274
Heartland Animal Clinic v. Heartland SPCA Animal Medical
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3084
United States v. E.V.
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3090
Jackson v. Standifird
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5089
United States v. Wilson
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1204
Harper v. Sanders
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1439
Brown v. ScriptPro, LLC  
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3293

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Frank Brown filed this action against his former employer Defendant-Appellee ScriptPro, LLC, alleging violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and Title...

United States v. Rodriguez-Hernandez
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4147
Nichols v. Kansas Dept. of Corrections
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3049
Buchheit v. Green  
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3154

Justia Opinion Summary: Pro se Appellant Charles Buchheit appealed a district court's sua sponte dismissal of his complaint against certain Defendant Kansas State officials. Clerk of the Kansas appellate courts Carol Green cross-appealed the di...

Xia v. Salazar
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4034
Pedockie v. Bigelow
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4098
Keyser v. Wasatch Towers Condo Owners
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4114
United States v. Huerta
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5058
Houck v. Ball
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6214
Palmer v. CIR
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-9002
Wilkinson v. Timme
Date: November 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1269
Gayton v. Romero
Date: November 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2035
Rayner v. Reeves
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1574
Ward v. Medina
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1310
United States v. Morales-Ramirez
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2042
Parker v. State of Utah
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4133
Hopper v. Wyant
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5103
Kinkead v. Standifird
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5126
Dopp v. Workman
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5129
Kilpatrick v. Astrue
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6052
Johnson v. Jones
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6167
United States v. Armendariz-Reza
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-8029
Sheldon v. Khanal
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3237
Casanova v. Ulibarri
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2081
United States v. Mack
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5119
Tilley v. Choate
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-7016
Tilley v. Astrue
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-7021
Dufries v. Standifird
Date: November 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6162
Patrick v. Bank of New York Mellon
Date: November 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1108
United States v. Smith
Date: November 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3077
United States v. Tucker
Date: November 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4111
Knox v. Morgan
Date: November 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6181
United States v. Tucker
Date: November 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6132
Clayton v. Jones  
Date: November 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-7000

Justia Opinion Summary: State prisoner James Clayton filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus contending he received ineffective assistance of counsel when his attorney ignored his repeated instructions to file an appeal after he pled guilt...

United States v. Young
Date: November 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-7049
Arocho v. United States
Date: November 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1328
Crosby v. Martin
Date: November 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3163
United States v. Strasser
Date: November 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4081
Bowie v. Franklin
Date: November 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6213
United States v. Guardado  
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4169

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Brian Luis Guardado entered a conditional plea of guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to 46 months' imprisonment and 36 months' supervised release. Defend...

Turner v. United States
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6334
Barrera-Quintero v. Holder, Jr.  
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9522

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Hector Barrera–Quintero, a native and citizen of Mexico, faced removal from the United States. He sought review of a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision finding him ineligible for cancellation of remov...

Mohamed v. Holder
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9576
United States v. Conner  
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1063

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Christopher Michael Conner entered a conditional plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm, reserving the right to appeal the denial of his motion to suppress. He was sentenced to 28 months' im...

United States v. Castillo
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2020
Cordero Mining LLC v. FMSHR  
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-9502

Justia Opinion Summary: Cordero Mining LLC (Cordero) sought review of a Decision and Order of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) issued on December 5, 2011, which found that Cordero violated section 105(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health A...

United States v. Ahrensfield  
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2198

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of obstructing justice stemming from his disclosure of the existence of an ongoing undercover investigation to one of the targets of that investigation. He was sentenced to...

Valenzuela v. Silversmith, et al  
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2212

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-Appellant Alvin Valenzuela, an enrolled member of the Tohono O’odham Nation filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus seeking relief from tribal court convictions and his sentence. While Petitioner's petition...

Brown v. Roberts
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3085
Elwell, et al v. Byers, et al  
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3172

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs-Appellees Ann and Greg Elwell were in the process of adopting T.S., a young boy who had been in their care almost his entire life. But approximately one month after a complaint of emotional abuse of another ch...

Reagor v. Okmulgee Cty. Family Resource
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-7070
Wu v. Holder, Jr.
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9550
Ocampo-Guaderrama v. Holder
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9574
United States v. Evans
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1141
United States v. Trapero-Cortez
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2073
United States v. Dixon
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3206
United States v. Hood
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4118
United States v. Cuevas-Ramirez
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5059
United States v. Contreras Granados
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6030
Harper v. Rudek
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6183
Davis v. Workman
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-7043
DiBartolomeo v. Lampert
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-8054
United States v. Garton
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-8063
McBride v. Bank of America
Date: November 13, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4035
United States v. Woodard  
Date: November 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2244

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of possessing more than 100 kilograms of marijuana with the intent to distribute. He was sentenced to sixty months' imprisonment followed by four years of supervised releas...

United States v. Mendoza  
Date: November 7, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4165

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue before the Tenth Circuit in this case centered on whether a judgment has been "entered on the criminal docket" for purposes of Fed. R. App. P. 4(b)(6) if it is noted only on an internal district court document...

United States v. Ray  
Date: November 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3383

Justia Opinion Summary: After Defendant Austin Alan Ray was arrested for downloading child pornography using peer-to-peer file-sharing software, he pled guilty in federal district court to receiving material involving the sexual exploitation of...

Prendergast v. Clements, et al  
Date: November 6, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1166

Justia Opinion Summary: Pro se prisoner Defendant Brian Prendergast petitioned the Tenth Circuit for a certificate of appealability (COA) to appeal the district court's denial of his application for a writ of habeas corpus. Defendant was convic...

Fundamentalist Church of Jesus v. Wisan (Horne Appeal), et al  
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4049

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendants in this case filed interlocutory appeals from a district order that granted a preliminary injunction in favor of plaintiff, an association of individual members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ...

C & A Construction Company v. DHC Development
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4139
United States v. Gamez-Tapia
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2050
United States v. Doe  
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1084

Justia Opinion Summary: John Doe pled guilty to two drug trafficking charges in a plea bargain. Prior to the plea deal, he filed a motion to dismiss the indictment for breach of an immunity agreement and outrageous governmental conduct. The dis...

United States v. Griffin
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1497
Roberts v. H-40 Drilling, Inc.
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6292
O'Neal v. Newton-Embry
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6243
Green v. JP Morgan Chase Bank
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5153
Diaz v. Holder, Jr.
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9580
United States v. Murphy
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5035
Figueroa v. Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6099
Hughes v. Oklahoma Dept of Transp.
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6124
In re: Smith
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1566
Villa v. Dona Ana County
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2227
Patterson v. Williams
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3357
United States v. Reeves
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3252
United States v. Diaz
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6203
Kilgore v. Weatherly
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 12-7056
Coburn v. Regents of the University
Date: October 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2130
Rural Wtr Dist No 2 Creek Cnty v. City of Glenpool, et al  
Date: October 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5154

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, Rural Water District No. 2 Creek County, Oklahoma, a rural water provider covered by 7 U.S.C. 1926(b), and Defendant Glenpool Utility Services Authority, a public trust created to provide water service, and it...

Muscogee (Creek) Nation v. HUD, et al  
Date: October 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-7040

Justia Opinion Summary: The dispute before the Tenth Circuit in this case centered on interest earned on block grants made to Indian tribes pursuant to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act. Specifically, Appellant M...

Jobira v. Holder
Date: October 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9561
Lin v. Holder, Jr.
Date: October 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9575
United States v. Frierson
Date: October 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3332
United States v. Sajaropulos-Heraldez
Date: October 29, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4100
Bennett v. Johnson
Date: October 29, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5015
United States v. Mendoza-Lopez
Date: October 29, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5036
United States v. Pickel
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3221
United States v. Lozoria
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3254
United States of America v. Rodriguez
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-8003
United States v. Graham
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-8064
Woodman v. Aspen Hills Properties, et al  
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4083

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor Peter Woodman filed two timely notices of appeal from an adverse decision by the bankruptcy court. One appeal was heard by the bankruptcy appellate panel (BAP), which dismissed the appeal a month later for failure...

Segler v. Ross Management Group
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1235
Kailey v. Ritter
Date: October 24, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1372
Anderson v. Cranmer  
Date: October 24, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4002

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor Fred Fausett Cranmer filed a Chapter 13 repayment plan, which excluded Social Security income (SSI) from the projected disposable income calculation. The bankruptcy trustee objected to the plan on that basis. The...

In re: Borgman, et al  
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1369

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in this case concerned whether the amount of a federal tax refund equivalent to the "nonrefundable" portion of the child tax credit was exempt from a bankruptcy debtor'...

Kaufman v. Higgs, et al  
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1390

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Richard Kaufman brought a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action alleging that the Defendants, all Colorado police officers, had violated his constitutional rights by arresting him without probable cause. In 2009, a v...

Kriston v. Peroulis
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1500
United States v. Figueroa-Cruz
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3343
Ball Kelly, LLC v. Bank of America, N.A.
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3369
Optima Oil & Gas Co. v. Mewbourne Oil Co.
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6230
Smith v. Rail Link, Inc., et al  
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-8011

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Bridget Smith worked for Rail Link, Inc. (Rail Link) as a freight operator in Wyoming. She was injured on the job, and subsequently sued Rail Link and its corporate parent Genessee & Wyoming, Inc. (GW...

United States v. Fields
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2083
United States v. Roberts
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3096
Creamer v. ESIS Claims Unit
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3127
Rivas v. US Bank
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4044
Hall v. Astrue
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6074
Rogers v. Denecke
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6198
Sola Salon v. Heller
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1103
United States v. Maldonado  
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2168

Justia Opinion Summary: In December 2008, Defendant Joe Maldonado pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The presentence report (PSR) concluded that the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) applied to him as a result of three prio...

United States v. Salas-Garcia  
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2204

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Jose Salas-Garcia filed a direct appeal to the Tenth Circuit following his conditional plea of guilty to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine...

Friedman v. Barajas
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4192
Blakely v. USAA Casualty Insurance Co.
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4218
Spearman v. Collins
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1329
Green v. Addison
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5004
United States v. Phillips
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5043
Keller v. State of Oklahoma
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-7006
Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Harnsberger, et al  
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 09-8098

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant, the Northern Arapaho Tribe, sued various state and county officials in Wyoming, seeking an injunction against the state’s imposition of certain vehicle and excise taxes in an area that Appellant cont...

Black v. Workman
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6062
United States v. Duran  
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1308

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Jarrod Duran challenged the procedural reasonableness of his forty-one month sentence, claiming that his prior conviction for aggravated assault under Texas law was not a crime of violence under the U...

Petrella, et al v. DeBacker, et al  
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3098

Justia Opinion Summary: In this litigation, Appellants (plaintiffs below) brought an action under 42 U.S.C. 1983, challenging the statutory scheme by which the state of Kansas funds its public schools. The district court dismissed their suit fo...

Allen v. Workman
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6253
Colony Insurance v. Burke  
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5035

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal the Tenth Circuit addressed: (1) whether a foster child in Oklahoma had a "contractual or statutory" relationship with the insurance company that provided foster care liability insurance to the foster chil...

Martinez v. Carson  
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2095

Justia Opinion Summary: In cross-appeals, the parties raised challenges to various rulings made by the district court in a section 1983 action arising out of an allegedly unlawful seizure. Defendants Gary Carson and Don Mangin, employees of the...

Northern Natural Gas Company v. L.D. Drilling, Inc., et al  
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3024

Justia Opinion Summary: In consolidated interlocutory appeals, Defendants-Appellants, natural gas producers with wells in south central Kansas, challenged a preliminary injunction enjoining them from further gas production from those wells. The...

Musau v. Carlson
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3105
Chandler v. Citimortgage, Inc.
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4131
United States v. Friedman
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4152
United States v. Bagby  
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5050

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Jeffrey Shaun Bagby was indicted on one count of possessing, with intent to distribute, fifty grams or more of cocaine base (crack), and one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition. On the...

Borgsmiller v. Astrue
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5160
Lorentzen v. Omer
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1365
United States v. Varela
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2079
United States v. Lopez
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2092
United States v. Lichfield
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4097
Chaundari v. Holder
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-9505
Maynard v. The Colorado Supreme Court
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1207
Tracy Broadcasting Corp. v. Spectrum Scan, LLC  
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1453

Justia Opinion Summary: Tracy Broadcasting is a Nebraska corporation that operated an FM radio station in Wyoming. In 2008, Tracy Broadcasting executed a promissory note for a $1,596,100 loan from Valley Bank & Trust Company (Valley Bank). The...

United States v. Joe  
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4001

Justia Opinion Summary: Two direct criminal appeals arose from the same incident and had one sentencing issue in common. The crime in which the two Defendants-Appellants, Johnson Joe and Cynthia Jones participated included a brutal beating and...

Aguirre-Onate v. Holder, Jr.
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9541
United States v. Romero
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2078
United States v. Martinez
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-7036
Kimzey, et al v. Flamingo Seismic  
Date: October 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6211

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs brought a trespass action for damages to their land caused by Defendant's seismic exploration activities. Plaintiffs originally filed their action in Oklahoma state court, but Defendant removed it to federal d...

Peterson v. Lampert
Date: October 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-8107
Rivers, Jr. v. Hartmann
Date: October 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1147
Steinmetz v. Romero
Date: October 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2090
Fomby v. Jones
Date: October 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6111
United States v. Mendiola  
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2209

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Joseph Mendiola appeals from the district court's imposition of a two-year term of imprisonment following revocation of his supervised release. Defendant argued that in light of the Supreme Court's recent decis...

Oryem v. Richardson
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2070
Conkle v. Astrue
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6029
Lymon v. Aramark Corporation
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2210
Felts v. City of Dodge City, Kansas
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3262
Herrod v. Wilshire Insurance Company
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4029
United States v. Caldwell
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1077
Crosby v. Heil
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1136
Hall v. Ezell
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6079
Sheldon v. Khanal
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3237
Wishneski v. Dona Ana County
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2163
United States v. Alvarado
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4142
United States v. Sullivan
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5139
Morton v. Progressive
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6082
Habyarimana v. Kagame  
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6315

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1994, two surface-to-air missiles brought down an aircraft carrying then Rwandan and Burundi Presidents Juvenal Habyarimana and Cyprien Ntaryamira, both of Hutu ethnicity. The killings fueled the Rwandan genocide, whi...

Wilson v. Bezona
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1078
United States v. Cardenas-Uriarte
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2007
Cook v. Eastern Savings Bank, FSB
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2036
United States v. Williams
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3105
United States v. Maschino
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6093
Singh v. Holder, Jr.
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: 10-9535
United States v. Sandoval  
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1303

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue before the Tenth Circuit was whether a prior conviction constituted a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA). Defendant Gerald Sandoval pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm...

Firstenberg v. City of Santa Fe, et al  
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2156

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Arthur Firstenberg allegedly suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), which requires him to avoid exposure to sources of electromagnetic radiation. These sources include cell-phone towers which emi...

United States v. Harrington
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1207
United States v. Gutierrez
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2133
Mobley v. USPS
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1031
United States v. Loya-Castillo
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1035
United States v. Wallace
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1154
Santini v. Clements
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1266
Waterhouse v. Hatch
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2096
United States v. Lowe
Date: October 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3382
Arencibia v. Barta
Date: October 3, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3376
Neri-Garcia v. Holder  
Date: October 3, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9566

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Efren Neri-Garcia sought review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) denial of his applications for restriction on removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and for relief under the United...

Williams v. Mayes
Date: October 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3162
Davis v. Hudson Refinery
Date: October 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6169
United States v. Vigil  
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1066

Justia Opinion Summary: Denise Ann Vigil appealed a twelve-month prison sentence imposed she received earlier this year following a series of revocations of probation or supervised release. Appellant argued her sentence was unreasonable because...

Reed, Jr. v. Michaud
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1292
Baker v. Holt
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5029
Muhammad v. Workman
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-7035
Storey v. Garcia  
Date: October 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2180

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Michael Storey brought civil rights claims against police officers after they arrested him at his home during an investigation of a report of a loud domestic argument. The question before the Tenth Ci...

Mitchell v. Astrue
Date: October 1, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6012
Vaquero-Cordero v. Holder
Date: October 1, 2012
Docket Number: 12-9504
Hebert v. Milyard
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1561
Roberts v. H-40 Drilling, Inc.
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6292
Arriaya-Flores v. Holder, Jr.
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9564
Panicker v. State Dept. of Agriculture
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6115
Heidtke v. CCA
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1205
Johnson v. Fisher
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3268
Huntley v. City of Owasso
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5145
Kailey v. Price
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1276
Moore v. Williams
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3121
Todd v. Bigelow
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4042
Jones v. The Nordam Group
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5002
Pretlow v. McPherson
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6122
Clements v. Franklin
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6170
United States v. Rendon-Martinez
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6175
United States v. Wilson
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-8020
United States v. Allen
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-8046
Esparza-Ruvalcaba v. Holder, Jr.
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-9509
United States v. Castillo-Arment
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1250
Alexander v. Adelberg
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1054
Krider v. Conover
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3108
United States v. Belin
Date: September 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2220
Carbajal v. City and County of Denver
Date: September 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1090
Carbajal v. Holman
Date: September 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1152
United States v. Chavira-Nunez
Date: September 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1195
Warren v. Vigil
Date: September 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1221
United States v. Zamudio-Beltran
Date: September 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2069
United States v. McDonald
Date: September 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3182
Faison v. Belcher
Date: September 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3189
Hernandez-Luis v. Holder
Date: September 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-9518
United States v. Denny  
Date: September 24, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2029

Justia Opinion Summary: Federal inmate Defendant Travis Denny sought a certificate of appealability (COA) to allow him to appeal the district court’s dismissal of his motion for relief under 28 U.S.C. 2255. The court ruled that his motion was...

Dowling v. Sturgeon Electric
Date: September 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1554
Sanchez v. Vilsack  
Date: September 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2118

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Clarice Sanchez, a long-time secretarial employee of the United States Forest Service, suffered irreversible brain damage after falling at work. As a result of her injury, Sanchez lost the left half o...

Heaton v. American Brokers Conduit
Date: September 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4178
United States v. Lancaster
Date: September 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6097
Pinkey v. Adams County Sheriff Dept.
Date: September 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1299
United States v. Cornelius  
Date: September 18, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3125

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Corey Cornelius was charged with four counts of federal racketeering- and drug-related offenses in 2008 in the District of Kansas along with nineteen codefendants in a thirty-count indictment. A jury...

United States v. Harris  
Date: September 18, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3173

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Tracy Harris was convicted under 18 U.S.C. 1962(d) of conspiracy to commit a racketeering offense in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"), and sentenced to 188...

United States v. Gonzalez-Arenas
Date: September 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1322
Still v. Herndon
Date: September 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1463
Constitution Party of Kansas, et al v. Kobach  
Date: September 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3152

Justia Opinion Summary: The Constitution Party of Kansas, Curt Engelbrecht, and Mark Pickens sued the Secretary of State of Kansas, in his official capacity, alleging that their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights are violated by the Secretar...

United States v. Rosemond  
Date: September 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4046

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Justus Rosemond appealed his conviction for using a firearm during a federal drug-trafficking offense. The United States charged Defendant with that offense under alternate theories, alleging that he...

Keyes-Zachary v. Astrue  
Date: September 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5152

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Pennie Keyes-Zachary appealed a district court order that affirmed the Commissioner's decision denying her applications for Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits. Plaint...

Miller v. Astrue
Date: September 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-7076
Simmons v. Chapdelaine
Date: September 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1254
In re: Shines  
Date: September 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6208

Justia Opinion Summary: Federal prisoner Rufus Shines sought authorization from the Tenth Circuit to file a second or successive 2255 motion to challenge his sentence. On appeal, he argued that the Supreme Court's recent decision in "Dorsey v....

United States v. Games-Perez
Date: September 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1011
Fisher v. Trammell
Date: September 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-7014
United States v. DeChristopher  
Date: September 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4151

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Tim DeChristopher entered a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oil and gas lease auction in Salt Lake City, Utah, by representing he was a bidder. His purpose was to disrupt the auction and call attentio...

B.J.G. v. Rockwell
Date: September 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5021
Dool v. Burke
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3320
United States v. Butler  
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3199

Justia Opinion Summary: Brothers James and Marlin Butler sold guided deer hunts to out-of-state hunters, providing lodging, meals, and guiding services. On several occasions, they encouraged their clients to violate state hunting laws. Both ple...

United States v. Fletcher
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6277
United States v. Duggins
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2072
Sommerville v. State of Kansas
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3015
Rivera-Ortiz v. Holder, Jr.
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9530
Reed v. Medina
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1265
Black v. Ezell
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6081
United States v. Wyoming And Colorado Railroad
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 09-8047
DeRosa v. Workman
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 10-7084
CWA v. Avaya, Inc.  
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1470

Justia Opinion Summary: Avaya Inc. ("Avaya") appealed a district court's ruling compelling arbitration of its labor dispute with the Communication Workers of America ("CWA") over the legal status of a class of Avaya employees called "backbone e...

Blackwell v. Denko
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2078
Elwell v. Bd. of Regents Univ. of Okla.  
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6061

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue before the Tenth Circuit in this case was whether the Americans with Disabilities Act created two separate-but-overlapping causes of action for employment discrimination. Plaintiff-Appellant Judy Elwell worked...

Shah v. The State Of Oklahoma
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6305
Strickland v. Astrue
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-7077
United States v. Sanchez
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2038
Escobar v. Olivett
Date: September 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1422
Harris v. Astrue
Date: September 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5151
Kaur v. Holder
Date: September 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9544
Brooks v. Whiteaker
Date: September 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4046
Cohlmia, Jr. v. St. John Medical Center, Inc.  
Date: September 7, 2012
Docket Number: 09-5124

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. George Cohlmia, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, sued St. John Medical Center (SJMC) alleging a number of federal and state antitrust and business tort claims. His claims followed SJ...

Campbell v. Singh
Date: September 7, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1468
Firth v. Shoemaker
Date: September 7, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1484
Elrod v. Walker
Date: September 7, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3058
Woodward v. Cline  
Date: September 7, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3114

Justia Opinion Summary: Pro se prisoner Applicant David Woodward sought a certificate of appealability (COA) to appeal the denial of his application for relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254. The district court dismissed the application as untimely. Appl...

Wyttenbach v. Parrish
Date: September 7, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4074
Vos v. Turley
Date: September 7, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4084
Vargas v. Miller
Date: September 7, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6083
United States v. Pablo
Date: September 6, 2012
Docket Number: 09-2091
United States v. Rayford
Date: September 6, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3006
United States v. Haley
Date: September 6, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5094
Amrine v. Jones
Date: September 6, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5105
Colorado Department of Public v. United States, et al  
Date: September 5, 2012
Docket Number: 09-1554

Justia Opinion Summary: Congress authorized the State of Colorado to regulate hazardous wasted in the state. Invoking that regulatory authority, Plaintiff-Appellant Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Hazardous Materials and W...

Foster v. PPG Industries, Inc., et al  
Date: September 5, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5123

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant William Foster sued his former employer, Defendant-Appellee PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG), and Defendant-Appellee the PPG Industries Employee Savings Plan (collectively, Defendants) under the Employee Re...

Banks v. Workman  
Date: September 5, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5125

Justia Opinion Summary: After Sun Travis was abducted, raped, and shot dead, an Oklahoma jury found Anthony Banks, by that time already in prison for another killing, guilty of murdering Mrs. Travis and sentenced him to death. After an unsucces...

Impact Energy Resources, LLC, et al v. Salazar, et al  
Date: September 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4043

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants in this case are companies that submitted high bids on certain oil and gas leases at a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) auction (collectively, the Energy Companies). After the auction but before the leases were...

Bannister v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins Co  
Date: September 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6174

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff James Bannister was injured in a motorcycle accident on the freeway near Oklahoma City in 2009. According to Bannister, he was forced to lay down and slide his motorcycle at a high speed when a car in front of...

Woolsey, et al v. Citibank, N.A.  
Date: September 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4014

Justia Opinion Summary: Stephanie and Kenneth Woolsey attempted to discharge a second mortgage on their home held by Citibank, N.A. through Chapter 13 bankruptcy. In their plan, they took the position that the bankruptcy code voided Citibank’s...

Gilmore, et al v. Weatherford, et al  
Date: September 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5025

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs in this case are owners of "chat" restricted by virtue of plaintiffs' membership in the Quapaw Tribe. They alleged that Bingham Sand and Gravel Company, Inc., owner of unrestricted chat, had been removing tail...

United States v. Gieswein
Date: September 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6218
Hassan v. The State of Colorado
Date: September 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1190
Paden v. Keeling
Date: September 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6041
Sosa-Valenzuela v. Holder, Jr.  
Date: August 31, 2012
Docket Number: 10-9592

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Baltazar Sosa-Valenzuela illegally entered the United States from Mexico in 1981 at the age of three, and became a lawful permanent resident in 1992. In 1994, when he was sixteen, he shot and seriously injured...

Rounds v. Clements
Date: August 31, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1220
United States v. De Vaughn  
Date: August 31, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1225

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jay Stuart De Vaughn mailed twelve hoax anthrax letters to the President of the United States, seven members of Congress, and two Argentine consulates in the United States. He pled guilty to multiple counts of...

Gee v. Pacheco
Date: August 31, 2012
Docket Number: 12-8005
United States v. Stroup
Date: August 31, 2012
Docket Number: 12-8033
Hassoun v. Holder
Date: August 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9558
Pinson v. Berkebile
Date: August 30, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1112
United States v. Perry
Date: August 30, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6156
United States v. Orr
Date: August 29, 2012
Docket Number: 09-1351
United States v. De Lucio-Olvera
Date: August 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1546
Ramsey v. Citibank
Date: August 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1578
United States v. Turrietta  
Date: August 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2033

Justia Opinion Summary: A federal jury convicted Defendant-Appellant Gilbert Turrietta of assaulting a law enforcement officer. The jury reached its verdict despite having never been sworn. The problem would have gone unnoticed were it not for...

Robert v. Board of County Commissioners, et al  
Date: August 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3092

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Catherine Robert had worked as supervisor of released adult offenders for ten years when she developed sacroiliac joint dysfunction. After a lengthy leave of absence, including a period authorized by the Famil...

Tilley v. Maier
Date: August 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3384
United States v. Bell
Date: August 29, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5056
United States v. Herget
Date: August 29, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6047
Ebonie S. v. Pueblo School District 60, et al  
Date: August 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1273

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue on appeal before the Tenth Circuit in this case was whether the use of a particular desk in special education classrooms was permissible under the United States Constitution. The desks in question wrap around t...

Lucero v. Sandia Corporation
Date: August 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2028
United States v. Rivers
Date: August 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3100
United States v. Hoyle  
Date: August 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3255

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Taurus Hoyle appealed his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm, and his sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”) to 262 months’ imprisonment. On appeal, Defendant conte...

Davis v. Workman  
Date: August 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6022

Justia Opinion Summary: An Oklahoma jury convicted Defendant Brian Darrell Davis of the first-degree murder and rape of Josephine “Jody” Sanford, the mother of his girlfriend Stacey Sanford. On the recommendation of the jury, Defendant received...

Public Service CO of NM v. NLRB  
Date: August 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9536

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Madrid worked for Petitioner Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) as a bill collector. "Angered by a particularly obstinate customer," and without permission, Madrid drove to the customer's home and disconne...

Berry v. State of Oklahoma
Date: August 28, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6105
Nasious v. State Of Colorado
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1450
Los Alamos Study Group v. US Department of Energy  
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2141

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Los Alamos Study Group filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Defendants were the National Nuclear...

United States v. Ramos  
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3126

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Armando Ramos attacked the legal validity of his sentence for receipt of child pornography. Defendant was indicted by a federal grand jury in Kansas on two counts relating to the receipt and possession of child...

Apsley v. Boeing Co.  
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3238

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of the Boeing Company’s 2005 sale, to Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. of facilities in Wichita, Kansas, and Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma. Boeing terminated the Division's entire workforce of more than 10,00...

Williams v. The National Football League
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1255
Armstrong v. Astrue
Date: August 24, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6053
Peters v. Bryan
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1503
Park v. TD Ameritrade Trust Comp, Inc.
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1572
Varela-Cardoza v. Holder
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9571
United States v. Castaneda
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1088
Leo v. United States District Court
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3100
Murray v. United States
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6147
Lopez v. Holder
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-9508
Devon Energy Production Co. v. Mosiac Potash Carlsbad, Inc.  
Date: August 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2026

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Devon Energy Production Company, L.P. appealed a district court's judgment which dismissed Devon’s declaratory-judgment action against Defendant-Appellee Mosaic Potash Carlsbad, Inc. for lack of subje...

United States v. Simons
Date: August 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4181
Shust v. Wal-Mart Stores
Date: August 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5159
Butler v. City of Arvada, Colorado
Date: August 22, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1264
United States v. Kemble
Date: August 22, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3070
United States v. Frater
Date: August 22, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3095
United States v. Butler
Date: August 22, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5050
Marrakchi v. Napolitano
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1527
United States v. Kellogg
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1429
Taylor v. Astrue
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1499
United States v. Galvan-Estrada
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3318
Hall v. Assoc. International Insurace
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3347
Iqbal v. Holder, et al  
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6231

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Shahid Iqbal appealed a district court's denial of his motion for attorney fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA). Petitioner is a native and citizen of Pakistan who acquired lawful permanent reside...

Stephens v. Jones
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6284
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Ortega
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-8060
Calcari v. Ortiz
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1080
Boyce v. Clements
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1218
Glenn v. Kane
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4013
United States v. Ford
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6021
Barber v. Miller
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6067
Rubio v. Ledezma
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6120
Schulze v. Addison
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-7020
Oklahoma Dept. of Securites v. Wilcox, et al  
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6056

Justia Opinion Summary: At the behest of the Oklahoma Department of Securities, Oklahoma courts found early investors in a Ponzi scheme carried out by a third party to have been unjustly enriched and required disgorgement. Judgments were entere...

Ace Investors v. Rubin
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4164
Awe v. Napolitano
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5134
Smith v. Wynne
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6195
McClain v. Davis
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1273
Monroe v. Franklin
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5061
United States v. Patterson
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5107
United States v. Ricketts
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6087
United States v. Eaton
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6089
Miller v. M.B.C.C. Facility Warden
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6134
Ferguson v. Webster
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1493
United States v. Bishop
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6166
United States v. Allen
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5045
United States v. Reed
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6018
Beison v. State of Oklahoma
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6128
Hoffman v. Ford Motor Company
Date: August 16, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1137
EEOC v. Tricore Reference Laboratories
Date: August 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2096
Trout Ranch, LLC v. CIR
Date: August 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-9006
Richwine v. Romero
Date: August 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2062
United States v. Berry
Date: August 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6088
United States v. Sierra
Date: August 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4016
United States v. Fuller
Date: August 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-6100
Richmond v. CIR
Date: August 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-9000