2015 Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

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Anderson v. Seven Falls Company
Date: December 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1515
Hackford v. State of Utah
Date: December 31, 2015
Docket Number: 15-4106
Tennyson v. Raemisch
Date: December 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1166
Franklin v. Douglas County District Court
Date: December 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1205
United States v. Cordova
Date: December 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2116
Robinson v. Patton
Date: December 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6172
Shimomura v. Carlson  
Date: December 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1418

Justia Opinion Summary: Tsutomu Shimomura was arrested shortly after going through the TSA checkpoint at Denver International Airport. Shimomura was carrying medication with him that a TSA agent selected for testing. Shimomura was afraid that t...

Hagos v. Raemisch  
Date: December 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1497

Justia Opinion Summary: Abraham Hagos was incarcerated in Colorado State prison for multiple convictions. In the first case, he was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and t...

Jones v. Norton  
Date: December 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4040

Justia Opinion Summary: Ute Tribe member Todd Murray died on April 1, 2007, after a police pursuit. Murray’s parents Debra Jones and Arden Post, on behalf of themselves and Murray’s estate, brought a 13-count complaint in the district court all...

United States v. Obregon-Perez
Date: December 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4067
United States v. Edwards  
Date: December 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5083

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Paul D. Edwards entered a conditional guilty plea to possession of child pornography, reserving the right to appeal the denial of his motion to suppress thousands of images and videos of child pornography recov...

United States v. Tenorio  
Date: December 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2037

Justia Opinion Summary: During Daniel Tenorio’s jury trial, the district court permitted the government to cross-examine Tenorio regarding whether he took a polygraph examination after he testified his confession was coerced. Tenorio challenged...

United States v. Hill
Date: December 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5003
Jolliff v. Corrections Corporation
Date: December 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6090
Henderson v. Glanz  
Date: December 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5077

Justia Opinion Summary: Inmate Aleshia Henderson was handcuffed and in leg restraints in a holding cell in the medical unit of the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center in Tulsa. Detention Officers Dalean Johnson and Michael Thomas were on duty...

United States v. Luster
Date: December 28, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3156
United States v. Garcia
Date: December 23, 2015
Docket Number: 13-8066
Hogan v. Utah Telecom
Date: December 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4138
Simmons v. Colvin
Date: December 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15-4037
Birch v. Polaris Industries  
Date: December 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15-4066

Justia Opinion Summary: Virl Birch died when the off-road vehicle in which he was riding flipped over and pinned him to the ground. His surviving family members sued Polaris Industries, the vehicle manufacturer, for strict products liability, n...

Amos v. City of Claremore
Date: December 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5025
United States v. Cooke
Date: December 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7003
Obregon de Leon v. Holder  
Date: December 22, 2015
Docket Number: 13-9601

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Cristian Eduardo Obregon de Leon (“Obregon”), native of Guatemala and a lawful permanent resident of the United States, was convicted under Oklahoma law of various offenses, including possession of stolen vehi...

Flute v. United States  
Date: December 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1405

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs were descendants of the victims of the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre and brought suit for an accounting of the amounts they alleged the U.S. government held in trust for payment of reparations to their ancestors. B...

Mocek v. City of Albuquerque  
Date: December 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2063

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Phillip Mocek was arrested for concealing his identity after filming airport security procedures and being questioned on suspicion of disorderly conduct. He then sued agents of the Transportation Secu...

Lounds v. Lincare  
Date: December 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3158

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Shawron Lounds appealed a district court's order granting summary judgment to her former employer Lincare, Inc. on her claims of a hostile work environment in violation of 42 U.S.C. 1981 and retaliati...

United States v. Craig  
Date: December 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3185

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, a grand jury charged Defendant Christopher Craig with three separate counts as part of a twenty-seven-count indictment containing nine other codefendants. The first count charged Defendant with conspiring to: ma...

Russell v. New Mexico Interstate Stream
Date: December 22, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2042
Ray v. Moon
Date: December 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1290
United States v. Rodriguez
Date: December 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3034
Dutton v. Colvin
Date: December 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6066
Soseeah v. Sentry Insurance  
Date: December 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2199

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Delbert Soseeah, Maxine Soseeah and John Borrego filed this action against defendants Sentry Insurance, Dairyland Insurance Company, Peak Property and Casualty Insurance Company, and Viking Insurance Company o...

United States v. Mullins
Date: December 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6191
Ray v. Denham
Date: December 18, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1252
In re: Feinberg  
Date: December 18, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1333

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners Neil and Andrea Feinberg and Kelly McDonald run Total Health Concepts (THC), a Colorado marijuana dispensary. Colorado has legalized the sale of marijuana, but this permissible use runs in defiance of federal...

Savage v. Bryant
Date: December 18, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6185
Lavenhar v. First American Title Insurance  
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1391

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose out of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition filed by Jeffrey Lavenhar. Jeffrey’s ex-wife, Laurie Lavenhar, filed a proof of claim in Jeffrey’s bankruptcy proceeding for $347,400, claiming this amount was owe...

Patrick v. Patton
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5093
United States v. Welch
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2194
United States v. Martinez  
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2203

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Toby Martinez was convicted of mail fraud and conspiracy, which required the district court to order Martinez to pay restitution. At sentencing, the district court ordered Martinez to pay restitution...

United States v. McKye
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6057
McDaniel (Tonya) v. City & County of Denver
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1302
United States v. Stanfiel
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6061
Hymel v. Harvanek
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6136
Igou v. Bank of America
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1274
United States v. Castillo  
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4129

Justia Opinion Summary: Wilber Ernesto Castillo, a citizen of El Salvador, appeals his sentence for violating 8 U.S.C. 1326, which prohibits reentry into the United States by a previously removed alien. In 2004, Castillo was convicted in Califo...

Dawson v. Colorado
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1287
Herndon v. Best Buy Co.
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2029
United States v. Jones
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2128
United States v. Rivera
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2165
Rucker v. Vatican Bank
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3171
United States v. Raddon
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-4013
Perez v. Director, Oklahoma Department
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6111
Johnson v. Patton
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6173
Ramos-Hernandez v. Lynch
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-9524
Schell v. OXY USA  
Date: December 14, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3297

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant/cross-appellee OXY USA Inc. appealed the grant of summary judgment to appellees/cross-appellants, a class of plaintiffs represented by David and Donna Schell, and Ron Oliver, on the question of whether their o...

Armstrong v. JPMorgan Chase
Date: December 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1144
Saenz Mencia v. Allred  
Date: December 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4047

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff German Wilmer Saenz Mencia (Saenz), a Peruvian citizen, came to Utah to work for Phillip, Chance, Dustin and Preston Allreds’ sheep ranch. His work was authorized by an H-2A sheepherding visa, and he was paid t...

United States v. Villegas
Date: December 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2063
Rose v. Colvin
Date: December 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6031
United States v. Bayatyan
Date: December 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6131
United States v. Franco
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2056
United States v. Zambrano-Sanchez
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3018
Griffin v. Scnurr
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3208
Evans v. Loveland Automotive Investment
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1049
Moore v. Diggins
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1271
Kearns v. Colvin
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6078
United States v. Hernandez-Perez
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7010
Winters v. Board of County Commissioners
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7011
United States v. Campos-Lucas
Date: December 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1187
United States v. Laverty
Date: December 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5083
In re: Gentry  
Date: December 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1441

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant FB Acquisition Property I, LLC appealed a district court order affirming the confirmation of a Chapter 11 plan for Appellees and Debtors Larry and Susan Gentry. The Gentrys were the sole shareholders, officers,...

Lozano Granados v. Lynch
Date: December 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9570
United States v. Boyd
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2002
Stengel v. NM Corrections Dept.
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2099
United States v. Mata-Rodriguez
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3041
Atkins v. Heavy Petroleum Partners
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3050
United States v. Goodwin
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3054
Webb v. Smith
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-4123
United States v. Taylor
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7004
Ortiz-Rodriguez v. Lynch
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-9526
Han-Noggle v. City of Albuquerque
Date: December 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2156
United States v. Norwood
Date: December 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6036
Galbreath v. City of Oklahoma City
Date: December 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6044
Doby v. Dowling
Date: December 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6108
United States v. Garcia-Escalera
Date: December 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5145
International Union v. NLRB
Date: December 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9605
Plancarte v. Falk
Date: December 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1265
Trujillo v. Archuleta
Date: December 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1326
Morman v. Campbell County Memorial Hosp.
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-8090
DeAtley v. Keybank National Association
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1036
Nichol v. Falk
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1076
Robinette v. Fender
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1113
Frazier v. Miller
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1231
Marner v. City of Aurora
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1335
Russell v. New Mexico Interstate Stream
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2042
Miller v. Wulf
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-4026
Benton v. Addison
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5076
Lemmons v. Houston
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6075
Baca v. Berry  
Date: December 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2174

Justia Opinion Summary: Several Albuquerque residents sued Mayor Richard Berry in his official capacity as Mayor of Albuquerque in state court over the City’s redistricting plan enacted after the 2010 census. This case arose out of an award of...

United States v. Henson
Date: December 1, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6018
Murrell v. Dowling
Date: December 1, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6144
Lay v. Trammell
Date: November 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5067
Lay v. OK Department of Corrections
Date: November 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7023
United States v. Yanez-Rodriguez
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1459
J.H. v. Bernalillo County  
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2068

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal grew out of a suit brought on behalf of an 11-year-old girl (“J.P”), who was a student in a class for children with special needs. One day, deputy sheriff J.M. Sharkey, who was working as a school resource of...

Canal Insurance Company v. Montello
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5039
Turner v. Falk
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1010
United States v. Snowden  
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1107

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Blake Snowden pleaded guilty to unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer and to intercepting emails. In calculating his offense level under the sentencing guidelines, the district court applie...

Graham v. Teller County, Colorado
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1192
United States v. Bojorquez-Villalobos
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2085
Fogg v. Colvin
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5023
United States v. Bell
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5082
Cink v. Grant County, OK
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6030
McClaflin v. Burd
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6072
United States v. Owens
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6133
Daves v. Wilson
Date: November 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-8087
Leone v. Owsley  
Date: November 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1185

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, appellant Charles D. Leone II resigned his position as a principal of Madison Street Partners, LLC (“MSP”). Pursuant to the terms of MSP’s Operating Agreement, fellow principals Steven Owsley and Drew Hayworth e...

Kannaday v. Ball
Date: November 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3183
Duncan v. Hickenlooper
Date: November 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1034
Jemaneh v. University of Wyoming
Date: November 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1121
Rowley v. Morant
Date: November 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2010
United States v. Falcon-Sanchez
Date: November 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3127
Tiedemann v. Church of Jesus Christ
Date: November 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-4076
United States v. Green
Date: November 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5032
United States v. Cunningham
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1042
United States v. Wilson
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1055
United States v. Ailsworth
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3153
United States v. Rising
Date: November 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1518
United States v. Makkar  
Date: November 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5147

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellants Iqbal Makkar and Gaurav Sehgal ran the “Gitter Done,” a small town convenience store in northeastern Oklahoma. Questions surfaced about a certain incense they carried on their shelves. The men spoke...

United States v. Etenyi
Date: November 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3244
Sanders v. Anoatubby
Date: November 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6116
United States v. Brown
Date: November 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3105
Burnett v. Miller
Date: November 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7069
United States v. Jordan  
Date: November 20, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1046

Justia Opinion Summary: A federal grand jury indicted inmate Mark Jordan for the 1999 murder of David Stone and three related assaults. Stone died after he was stabbed three times with a shank in the recreation yard at the United States Peniten...

Cespedes v. Lynch  
Date: November 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9604

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Jose Ramon Cespedes, a native and citizen of Venezuela, entered the United States as a nonimmigrant tourist in 2011. His status was adjusted to conditional lawful permanent resident in 2012. Later he was charg...

Fymbo v. City & County of Denver
Date: November 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1016
Williams v. Trammell
Date: November 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5029
Tennille v. Western Union  
Date: November 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1432

Justia Opinion Summary: Western Union Company and its subsidiary, Western Union Financial Services, Inc. (collectively, Western Union), appealed the district court’s award of $40 million in attorney fees to class counsel after the settlement o...

United States v. Quiver  
Date: November 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-8077

Justia Opinion Summary: Delray Quiver pled guilty to assaulting, resisting, and injuring a federal officer. At sentencing, the district court applied a four-level Sentencing Guidelines enhancement for Quiver’s “use” of a “dangerous weapon” (the...

Watson v. Bear
Date: November 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6142
Lysak v. Lynch
Date: November 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-9501
Garcia v. United States
Date: November 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2226
Callahan v. Unified Govt of Wyandotte  
Date: November 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3171

Justia Opinion Summary: These consolidated cases arose from a sting operation designed to determine if police officers in the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department’s (KCKPD) “SCORE” Unit were stealing from residences while executing search warr...

United States v. Mulay
Date: November 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3248
United States v. Wetzel-Sanders  
Date: November 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3254

Justia Opinion Summary: In July 2005, defendant-appellant Laura Wetzel-Sanders pled guilty to one count of bank robbery. For purposes of sentencing, she was deemed a career offender based upon a 2000 Kansas state conviction for criminal threat...

United States v. Redifer
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3031
United States v. Flaugher  
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3206

Justia Opinion Summary: Walter Flaugher pled guilty in 2006 to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, for which he was sentenced to 57 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release. In 2014, the U.S. Probation Office filed...

Blue Mountain Energy v. Director OWCP  
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9561

Justia Opinion Summary: Blue Mountain Energy appealed a Benefits Review Board decision affirming an award of black lung benefits to Terry Gunderson. An administrative law judge (ALJ) originally denied benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act...

Powell v. Arapahoe County District Court
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1211
Caldera-Herrera v. Lynch
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-9528
Kreso v. McDonald
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1455
Cory v. City of Basehor
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3270
Patterson v. Santini
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1147
United States v. Orduno-Ramirez
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3195
Lee v. Colvin
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6027
Toler v. Troutt
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6079
Jackson v. Warrior  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5119

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-Appellant Shelton Jackson appealed the denial of his petition for writ of habeas corpus challenging his conviction and death sentence. In 1997, Jackson was charged with the murder of Monica Decator in Tulsa, O...

Jones v. Trammell
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 13-6141
Vladimirov v. Lynch  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 13-9595

Justia Opinion Summary: Bulgarian native Vladimir Vladimirov petitioned the Tenth Circuit to review of a Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) order of removal based on marriage fraud. Much of the government’s evidence came from written reports p...

Wright v. Experian Information Solutions  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1371

Justia Opinion Summary: The Internal Revenue Service filed a notice of federal tax lien against "Attorneys Title Insurance Agency of Wright Gary A Member" with the Pitkin County Recorder. The Recorder, however, listed the lien on its indexing w...

United States v. Krueger  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3035

Justia Opinion Summary: The Government appealed the district court's grant of defendant-appellee Zachary Krueger motion to suppress evidence seized in Oklahoma pursuant to a warrant issued by a magistrate judge in Kansas. Homeland Security Inve...

United States v. Fisher  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3257

Justia Opinion Summary: Jerold Fisher entered a plea agreement and pled guilty to submitting fraudulent tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service. In return, the Government promised, among other things, not to charge Fisher with any further c...

United States v. Davis
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6223
Carroll v. Lawton Independent School  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6245

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose out of allegations that AKC, a child with autism, suffered abuse at school by her special-education teacher, Vickie Cantrell. AKC’s parents, Ted and Bella Carroll, filed suit in federal district court a...

Munoz v. Lynch
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9575
Ny v. Lind
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1194
Mark v. Northern Navajo Medical
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2067
Rucker v. Gilmore
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3039
United States v. Burns
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5022
United States v. Ibarra-Diaz  
Date: November 9, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3130

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Jesus Ibarra-Diaz appealed his possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine conviction, arguing: (1) the district court violated his Sixth Amendment confrontation rights by admitting various s...

United States v. Hill  
Date: November 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2206

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Kelvin Hill boarded an east-bound Amtrak train in Los Angeles, California. The train stopped in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was boarded by Agent Kevin Small of the Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) to...

United States v. Larsen
Date: November 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-4109
Fulton v. Colvin
Date: November 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6054
United States v. Morgan
Date: November 6, 2015
Docket Number: 13-6025
United States v. Gallardo-Medina
Date: November 6, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1255
G.H. Daniels III & Assoc. v. Perez
Date: November 5, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1479
Perez v. Lynch
Date: November 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-9537
Leoff v. S & J Land Company
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1146
Duran v. Marathon Asset Management
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2067
United States v. Rodella  
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2023

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Thomas Rodella, the former sheriff of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, was convicted by a jury of one count of depriving a person of his constitutional right to be free of unreasonable force and seizure, resultin...

United States v. Benton
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3058
United States v. Chavero
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5028
United States v. Jones
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-8043
Waters v. Coleman
Date: November 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1431
Davis v. Schupbach Investments  
Date: November 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3277

Justia Opinion Summary: Mark Lazzo served as legal counsel for Schupbach Investments, L.L.C. in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. After confirming a liquidation plan for the debtor, the bankruptcy court entered a final fee order approving certain...

Pyakurel v. Lynch
Date: November 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9544
United States v. Jack
Date: November 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2001
United States v. Avalos-Chavez
Date: November 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-4111
Grynberg v. Kinder Morgan Energy  
Date: November 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1465

Justia Opinion Summary: Celeste Grynberg, individually and as trustee on behalf of the Rachel Susan Trust, Stephen Mark Trust, and Miriam Zela Trust, and Jack J. Grynberg, petitioned the federal district court to vacate an arbitration award tha...

United States v. Madrid  
Date: November 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2159

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue on appeal before the Tenth Circuit in this matter was whether appellant Jonathan Madrid’s prior conviction for statutory rape in Texas qualified as a “crime of violence” under the United States Sentencing Guide...

Underground Vaults v. Cintas Corp.
Date: November 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3215
United States v. Fitzpatrick
Date: November 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5026
McElroy v. American Family Insurance
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4134
Ketiku v. Mint Urban Infinity
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1313
United States v. Hall
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3088
Knox v. Trammell
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6074
KF 103-CV v. American Family Insurance
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1403
Helfrich v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield Assoc  
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3179

Justia Opinion Summary: Lee Ann Helfrich received benefits through her federal-employee health-insurance plan, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan, for the treatment of injuries she sustained in a car accident. After Helfrich re...

United States v. Camargo-Chavez
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7068
United States v. Grigsby
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3022
United States v. Collins
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6056
Hernandez v. Bryan
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6107
Chance v. Vandiver
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7046
United States v. Hendrix
Date: October 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3239
Troxler v. Warren Clinic
Date: October 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5144
Gross v. Samudio
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1248
Walker v. White
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1380
United States v. Lopez
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2192
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading v. U.S. Ventures
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4077
United States v. Palmer
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4121
United States v. Hutchinson
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5133
Todd v. USA
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1249
United States v. Gray
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3126
Peavy v. Labor Source, LLC
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3185
United States v. Campos
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-8038
Cayetano-Castillo v. Lynch
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-9503
Chen v. Lynch
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-9531
United States v. Garcia-Jimenez
Date: October 26, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6093
Gurley v. Clark
Date: October 26, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6105
United States v. Delgado
Date: October 26, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6109
United States v. Lopez-Montez
Date: October 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1506
Transam Trucking v. Federal Motor Carrier Safety  
Date: October 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9503

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, TransAm Trucking, Inc. petitioned the Tenth Circuit for review of an email it received from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) counsel expressing the agency’s refusal to issue TransAm...

Hays v. Colvin
Date: October 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1420
Maresca v. County of Bernalillo  
Date: October 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2163

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs-Appellants Stephen Maresca, Heather Martin-Maresca, and their three children were driving back from a family hike when they were arrested in a “felony stop” carried out by Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputies...

United States v. Garcia
Date: October 22, 2015
Docket Number: 15-4043
Rivera v. Colvin
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1516
Pham v. James
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6232
De Niz Robles v. Lynch  
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9568

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Alfonzo De Niz Robles filed an administrative application for an adjustment of status after and in reliance on the Tenth Circuit’s decision in “Padilla-Caldera v. Gonzales (Padilla-Caldera I, 426 F.3d 1294 (20...

Parrino v. Archuleta
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1160
Dutton v. City of Midwest City
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6048
United States v. Scott
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 15-8030
United States v. Melot
Date: October 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2105
United States v. Corchado-Aguirre
Date: October 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2115
LTF Real Estate Co. v. Expert South Tulsa
Date: October 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3000
Rathbun v. Montoya
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1352
United States v. Hines
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1451
United States v. Fry
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2083
Nelder v. Worley
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-4048
Chapman v. Lampert
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-8052
Palacios-Yanez v. Lynch
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-9514
Singh v. Lynch
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-9541
Weinman v. Walker  
Date: October 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1236

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Jeffrey Weinman was the Chapter 7 Trustee for Adam Aircraft Industries (“AAI”). Defendant Joseph Walker was an officer of AAI and served as its president and as a member of its Board of Directors. Throughout hi...

Adams v. Colvin
Date: October 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4135
Developers Surety & Indemnity v. Barlow
Date: October 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4160
Plummer v. McDermott
Date: October 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1131
United States v. Steele
Date: October 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3115
Bashant v. McCollum
Date: October 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6126
United States v. Waweru
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3292
Padilla v. Nazi
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2137
United States v. Baker
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3164
Parrish-Parrado v. Waddington
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3176
Rader (Steven) v. CIR
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-9000
Rader v. Citibank
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1472
Widman v. Keene
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4132
M.K. v. Visa Cigna Network POS Plan
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4143
Rauda-Castillo v. Lynch
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9606
Gabriel v. Colorado Mountain Medical
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1004
United States v. Miller
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1127
Kirby v. O'Dens
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5045
United States v. Miller
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3281
Stine v. Oliver
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1144
Hodson v. Colorado Mental Health Inst.
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1182
Winkles v. Rhodes
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1207
United States v. McKenzie
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2081
Housley v. Boeing Company
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3103
United States v. Price
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3125
United States v. Ford
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3140
Sells v. Chrisman
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5040
United States v. Mobarekeh
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6149
Walker v. Hickenlooper
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1462
Brown v. Lowe's Home Centers
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4133
Marrufo-Morales v. Holder
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9587
United States v. Martinez-Gutierrez
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2028
Muathe v. Fifth Third Bank
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3019
Velasquez-Ramirez v. Lynch
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9595
Ray v. Garth
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1318
United States v. Martinez-Gutierrez
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2028
Conley v. Pryor
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3031
Williams v. City of Tulsa
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5002
Whisenant v. Sheridan Production Company
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6154
Tenorio v. Pitzer  
Date: October 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2114

Justia Opinion Summary: Albuquerque Police Officer Brian Pitzer shot Russell Tenorio when responding to an emergency call. Tenorio sued Pitzer under 42 U.S.C. 1983, asserting that Pitzer violated his Fourth Amendment rights by using excessive f...

Perez-Carrera v. Stancil
Date: October 6, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1189
United States v. Smith
Date: October 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2216
United States v. Akers
Date: October 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3073
United States v. Barrera-Estrada
Date: September 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2093
Canfield v. Douglas County
Date: September 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1014
United States v. Ordaz
Date: September 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-8035
Vigil v. Colvin
Date: September 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1478
Vigil v. Colvin
Date: September 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1478
Schlecht v. Lockheed Martin
Date: September 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1513
Reid v. United States
Date: September 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6206
Casillas-Casillas v. Lynch
Date: September 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9611
Carrillo v. Zupan
Date: September 28, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1240
United States v. Richardson
Date: September 28, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3145
Realty Investment v. Capital Fund
Date: September 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2189
Thomas v. Berry Plastics Corporation  
Date: September 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3100

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Karry Thomas worked for Defendant-Appellee Berry Plastics Corporation from 2003 to 2010. Over the course of Thomas’s seven-year employment, eight different Berry supervisors initiated at least thirtee...

Williams v. Henderson
Date: September 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5150
Kim v. Obama
Date: September 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6118
United States v. Whittaker
Date: September 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7040
Holub v. Gdowski  
Date: September 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1419

Justia Opinion Summary: Adams 12 Five Star Schools terminated Gina Holub’s employment as an internal auditor for the School District. She brought an action against the District and two of its officials, Superintendent Chris Gdowski and Chief Fi...

Trujillo v. Colvin
Date: September 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1458
United States v. Sahagun-Ramirez
Date: September 24, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1080
Kirby v. Resmae Mortgage Corp.
Date: September 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5019
Martin v. County of Santa Fe
Date: September 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2143
United States v. Clark
Date: September 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5149
Ingila v. Dish Network
Date: September 22, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1087
United States v. Alexander  
Date: September 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7058

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Albert Alexander pleaded guilty in 2012 to violating California Penal Code section 266c, which prohibited inducing another to engage in sexual conduct by misrepresentations creating fear. As required by Califor...

United States v. Serrano-Rodriguez
Date: September 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5027
In re: Gieswein
Date: September 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6138
Jones v. Bryant
Date: September 18, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5020
United States v. Gomez-Maldonado
Date: September 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5054
United States v. Lester
Date: September 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3009
United States v. Al-Haj
Date: September 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3081
United States v. Spring
Date: September 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-4058
A.F. v. Espanola Public Schools  
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2139

Justia Opinion Summary: Christine B., the mother of student "A.F.," filed suit claiming that the Espanola Public Schools failed to address appropriately her daughter's disabilities in the educational program it formulated for her. Before any he...

B.S.C. Holding v. Lexington Insurance
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3130
Eizember v. Trammell  
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6012

Justia Opinion Summary: Upon release from jail, petitioner-appellant Scott Eizember went to his ex-girlfriend's hometown to lie in wait for her. She had tipped off authorities about his violation of a protective order. Eisember noticed an elder...

Thomas v. Patton
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6092
Griffith v. Bryant
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6112
United States v. McCary
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7035
Serna v. Bureau of Land Management
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-8006
United States v. Sorensen  
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1366

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2002 to 2007, Defendant-appellant Jerold Sorensen, an oral surgeon in California, concealed his income from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and underpaid his income taxes by more than $1.5 million. He used a “p...

United States v. Gutierrez
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2129
Smith v. Colvin
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6001
United States v. Green
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6098
Hernandez Espitia v. Holder
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-9510
Ind v. Colorado Dept. of Corrections  
Date: September 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1168

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee Jacob Ind had been incarcerated in Colorado state prisons since 1992. At the time he filed this lawsuit on in 2009, he was in administrative segregation at the Colorado State Penitentiary ("CSP") subject to a li...

Brooks v. Raemisch
Date: September 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1051
Richardson v. McCollum
Date: September 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6055
United States v. Burns  
Date: September 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-8072

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Steven Burns challenged the amount of restitution that the district court ordered him to pay. Burns, a custodian at the Rock Springs, Wyoming post office, pled guilty to one count of possessing stolen...

United States v. Watson
Date: September 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5048
Arabalo v. City & County of Denver
Date: September 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1259
Buhl v. Berkebile
Date: September 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1204
United States v. Spence
Date: September 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5012
Teufel v. Department of the Army
Date: September 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-9532
Cox v. Glanz  
Date: September 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5022

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles Jernegan committed suicide at the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma (“Jail”). His mother, Plaintiff-Appellee Carolyn Cox, brought a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against Defendant-Appellant Tulsa C...

United States v. McGee
Date: September 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5063
United States v. Goodwin
Date: September 4, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1466
Zisumbo v. Ogden Regional Medical Center  
Date: September 4, 2015
Docket Number: 13-4179

Justia Opinion Summary: Within a month after plaintiff-appellant Raymond Zisumbo complained to his supervisor at Ogden Regional Medical Center (ORMC) about alleged race discrimination in the workplace, ORMC investigated Zisumbo for submitting a...

United States v. Baker
Date: September 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3045
United States v. Handy
Date: September 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3173
United States v. Eaton
Date: September 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5050
G.H. Daniels III & Assoc. v. Perez
Date: September 3, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1479
Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell
Date: September 3, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1540
Southern Nazarene University v. Burwell
Date: September 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6026
Reaching Souls International v. Burwell
Date: September 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6028
United States v. Tatum
Date: September 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3042
Sun River Energy v. Nelson  
Date: September 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1321

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a scheduling order issued by the magistrate judge that included a report of the parties’ discovery conference, the initial date agreed for disclosures was April 6, 2011. It was undisputed that plaintiff Sun R...

Cordero v. Froats
Date: September 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2026
United States v. Spaulding  
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1376

Justia Opinion Summary: In May 2011, Mark Feltz, an undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, learned that A.J. Aldridge was willing to sell methamphetamine and firearms. Feltz arranged to purchase a gun and...

United States v. Worku  
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1218

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Kefelegne Alemu Worku was an Ethiopian man who entered the United States after assuming the identity of an Eritrean man, Habteab Berhe Temanu. Using Berhe's identity, Worku lived in the Denver area fo...

United States v. LeCompte  
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2200

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Paul LeCompte pled guilty in state court to a sex offense involving a minor female and was required to register as a sex offender. In 2010, after having traveled in interstate commerce, LeCompte failed to regist...

United States v. McAlpine
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3066
United States v. Cortes-Ponce
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3123
Brewer v. Gilroy
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7027
Sweets v. Martin
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 15-8020
Vincent v. Utah Plastic Surgery Society
Date: August 31, 2015
Docket Number: 13-4146
Allen v. Warden Falk
Date: August 31, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1071
Taos County Magistrate Court v. Currier
Date: August 31, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2077
United States v. Rhone
Date: August 31, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3076
United States v. Read-Forbes
Date: August 31, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3105
United States v. Anglin
Date: August 31, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6080
Cook v. Baca
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2075
Villamar v. Lincare
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3198
United States v. Rodebaugh  
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1081

Justia Opinion Summary: Dennis Rodebaugh ran D&S Guide and Outfitters. Rodebaugh took mostly out-of-state clients on elk and deer hunts in the White River National Forest near Meeker, where they waited in tree stands for elk and deer to approac...

Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District  
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1417

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the parents of an autistic child withdrew him from the Douglas County School District because they believed his educational progress was inadequate. They later sought reimbursement of tuition and related ex...

Blake v. Janecka
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2053
Cunningham v. Wichita State
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3220
Kirkbride v. Terex USA  
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4023

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Larry Kirkbride was injured while attempting to dislodge a foreign object from a portable rock-crushing plant manufactured by the predecessor of Defendant Terex USA, LLC. Kirkbride brought a products-liability...

SRM v. Great American Insurance  
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6160

Justia Opinion Summary: A Union Pacific Railroad train t-boned an SRM dump truck as the truck crossed the tracks in the path of the train. The collision killed the truck driver and derailed the train causing extensive damage to the train’s engi...

United States v. Huckeba
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6167
Stauffer v. Blair
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1193
Alvarez v. Maye
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3116
Davis v. McCollum  
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5018

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnny Ray Davis was convicted of first-degree murder, for which he received a life sentence. After his state-court challenges to his conviction and sentence failed, Davis filed a pro se federal habeas petition alleging...

Winchester v. Patton
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7031
Macias v. Southwest Cheese
Date: August 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2109
Attocknie v. Smith  
Date: August 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7053

Justia Opinion Summary: A deputy sheriff shot Aaron Palmer dead after entering Palmer's home to serve a bench warrant for Palmer's father, Randall Palmer. The elder Palmer failed to appear and comply with a performance contract with the drug co...

Osborne v. Baxter Healthcare Corp.  
Date: August 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-8047

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Kelly Osborne applied to work as a plasma center technician (PCT) at BioLife Plasma Services. After two interviews, Osborne (who is deaf) was conditionally offered the PCT position pending final tests...

United States v. Soto-Robledo
Date: August 24, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2027
Patriot Manufacturing v. Hartwig
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3232
Windsor v. Patton
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5011
United States v. Turner
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6081
United States v. Jenkins
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6097
Willis v. Department Stores Nat'l Bank
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7007
Martinez v. Gonzales
Date: August 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2227
United States v. Barrett  
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 12-7086

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Kenneth Barrett was convicted on two counts of felony murder and one count of intentionally killing a state law enforcement officer. He received a death sentence, and the Tenth Circuit affirmed that sentence on...

United States v. Kupfer  
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2189

Justia Opinion Summary: The government successfully prosecuted defendant-appellant Joseph Kupfer in two trials, alleging Kupfer and his wife conspired to enable Dr. Armando Gutierrez (a media consultant) to increase his compensation under a Sta...

LNV Corporation v. Hook
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1438
Losee v. Gallegos
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4148
Hook v. United States
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1022
Peoples v. Falk
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1134
Hancock v. Trammell  
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Number: 12-6255

Justia Opinion Summary: The State of Oklahoma charged petitioner-appellant Phillip Hancock with two counts of first-degree murder. Hancock admitted that he had killed two men, but asserted self-defense. The jury rejected the defense and found H...

Gargano v. Owners Insurance
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1361
United States v. Barela  
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2103

Justia Opinion Summary: Juan Lorenzo Barela, Jr. pled guilty to one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The district court imposed a controlling sentence of 210 months’ imprisonment, stemming i...

United States v. Saiz  
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2151

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Gabriel Saiz was convicted on two counts of unlawful firearm possession. He was given an enhanced sentence because at the time of his offenses he was on probation for several state crimes in New Mexic...

Swabb v. ZAGG, Inc.  
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4026

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs appealed the district court’s dismissal of a securities class action against ZAGG, Inc. and its former CEO and Chairman, Robert Pedersen, alleging violations of the antifraud provisions of the securities laws....

Gregory v. Denham
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1235
Vigil v. Social Security Administration
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2007
United States v. Fisher
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3150
Burbidge Mitchell & Gross v. Olson
Date: August 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4066
Gibbs-Squires v. Urban Settlement Services
Date: August 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1044
Reinhardt v. District Attorneys Council
Date: August 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7008
United States v. Padilla-Esparza  
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2191

Justia Opinion Summary: United States Customs and Border Protection issued a "Be on the Lookout" ("BOLO") alert for Daniel Padilla-Esparza and his truck for suspected bulk cash or drug smuggling. Padilla-Esparza was a Mexican citizen and United...

United States v. Alam
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3169
United States v. Hernandez
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3211
United States v. Espinoza
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2035
Torres v. Garner
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2065
Ray v. Bradford
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6040
Hanson v. Sherrod  
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5100

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose out of the murders of Jerald Thurman and Mary Bowles in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At trial, a jury convicted defendant John Hanson for the murder of Mary Bowles with malice aforethought and for the felony murder...

Grubbs v. Salvation Army
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3273
Harvey v. Ute Indian Tribe  
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4089

Justia Opinion Summary: In April 2013, plaintiffs filed a complaint in Utah state court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief. The complaint sought a declaration as to the authority of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservatio...

Macias v. Griffin
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2059
Robertson v. State of Kansas
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3098
United States v. Velasco
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5015
Tubbs v. Wilkinson
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6017
United States v. Barnes
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6025
Boucher v. Wyoming Department
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-8023
United States v. Davis
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7078
Rodriguez-Rosales v. Lynch
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9579
Duncan v. Quinlin
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1172
United States v. Madrid
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2075
Rahab v. Freeman
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3144
Jones v. Martin
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-8022
Cannon v. Trammell  
Date: August 11, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5071

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-appellant Jemaine Cannon was convicted in 1996 of murdering his then-girlfriend, Sharonda Clarke, and was sentenced to death. He filed a federal habeas petition in the Northern District of Oklahoma, which deni...

Maxsween v. Miller
Date: August 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1489
United States v. Killman
Date: August 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7072
Martin v. Mt. St. Marys University
Date: August 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1180
United States v. Sanabria-Bolanos
Date: August 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2041
McCoy v. Maye
Date: August 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3029
Rushton v. SMC Electrical Products  
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 13-4175

Justia Opinion Summary: C.W. Mining Company was forced into bankruptcy after creditors filed a petition for involuntary bankruptcy on January 8, 2008. Several months before the petition was filed, C.W. Mining had entered into its first contract...

United States v. Calhoun  
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7077

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Michael Calhoun (and two co-conspirators) prematurely sought to appeal a district court order denying his motion to quash the indictment against them. The 60-count indictment arose out of Defendant’s grand jury...

United States v. Sanders  
Date: August 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1296

Justia Opinion Summary: Police officers in Aurora, Colorado were looking for Beverly Sanders on an outstanding warrant for failure to comply with probation conditions related to a prior controlled substance conviction. They found a Mitsubishi E...

Shell v. Henderson
Date: August 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1330
Nationwide Mutual Insurance v. Prater
Date: August 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6110
United States v. Carbajal-Moreno
Date: August 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2068
Casanova v. Ulibarri
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2029
Bird v. Regents of NM State
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2040
BancInsure v. FDIC  
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3063

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellants Carl McCaffree, Jimmy Helvey, and Sam McCaffree (director-defendants) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) appealed the district court's grant of summary judgment to BancInsure, Inc....

Pruitt v. Heimgartner
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3118
United States v. Aranda-Diaz
Date: August 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2089
Miner v. Falk
Date: August 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1152
Cressman v. Thompson  
Date: August 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6020

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, the Oklahoma legislature created the Oklahoma License Plate Design Task Force to update the design of the standard Oklahoma vehicle license plate. The task force also viewed the redesign as an opportunity to “ma...

Martinez v. Angel Exploration  
Date: August 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6086

Justia Opinion Summary: Angel Exploration, LLC owned and operated a number of wells in Oklahoma. The company outsourced the day-to-day management and servicing of its wells to Smith Contract Pumping (SCP). SCP’s employees, called “pumpers,” che...

United States v. Faust  
Date: August 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-8011

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant David Michael Faust was convicted of attempted online enticement of a minor. He challenged his conviction on two grounds: (1) that there was insufficient evidence of intent to engage in illegal sexual...

Cochran v. Colvin
Date: August 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7100
United States v. Dyke
Date: August 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3016
Kostich v. McCollum
Date: August 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5006
Parker v. Dowling
Date: August 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-6110
United States v. Butler
Date: August 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-8017
United States v. Richter  
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1316

Justia Opinion Summary: The government brought criminal charges against Brandon Richter and Tor Olson for fraudulently obtaining the electronic devices they exported for sale overseas, and for violating federal law governing the exportation of...

General Steel Domestic Sales v. Chumley
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1119
United States v. Martinez-Torres  
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2084

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Belisario Domingo Martinez-Torres raised challenges to three conditions of his supervised release. In July 2008, Defendant, who was 23 years old at the time, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribu...

United States v. Camick  
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3089

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Leslie Camick was convicted of mail fraud, wire fraud, making a material false statement to the U.S. Patent Office, three counts of aggravated identity theft, and obstruction of justice, all stemming...

Didier v. Abbott Laboratories
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3125
United States v. Cordova
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6039
Moore v. Hartley
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1151
Landmark American v. VO Remarketing
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1270
United States v. Cervantes
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5053
Janczak v. Tulsa Winch
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5071
United States v. Moore  
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6014

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Tracey Moore appealed the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence obtained during a search of his vehicle following a traffic stop. Moore was pulled over for speeding, for which he was issued...

Tal v. Harth
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6205
Peterson v. Timme
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1086
Villanueva v. Frawner
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2064
Carlson v. Pryor
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3061
United States v. Chisholm
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-4051
United States v. Charre
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5037
Martinez v. Plumbers & Pipefitters  
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1315

Justia Opinion Summary: Joseph Martinez was a participant in the Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Plan, (governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)). Following some health problems, Martinez retired from plumbing i...

United States v. Le
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5080
Tlalpan-Ochoa v. Lynch
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9599
United States of America v. Little
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2084
United States v. Dillard  
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3253

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Mila Means, a Wichita family practitioner announced she would begin offering abortion services to the public. At that time, no doctors were performing abortions in Wichita. The last doctor to do so, Dr. George Tiller...

United States v. Bartley
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1300
United States v. Romero-Leon
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2054
United States v. Magnan
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7027
Rodriguez-Casillas v. Holder
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-9531
Esparza v. Falk
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1028
Jackson v. Park Place Condominiums
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3067
United States v. Craig  
Date: July 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3187

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant David Craig was convicted of possessing a stolen firearm for which he was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release. After his release from prison, he violated various c...

United States v. Zander  
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 13-4174

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jeffrey Zander was convicted of two counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, one count of money laundering, and three counts of willful failure to file federal tax returns. The fraud and money laundering...

Brumfiel v. U.S. Bank
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1421
Sanders v. Mountain American Credit Union
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4142
Serna v. Commandant
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3055
Veloz-Luvevano v. Lynch
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 15-9522
Veloz-Luvevano v. Lynch
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 15-9522
Arden v. McIntosh
Date: July 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1517
Salinas v. New Mexico State Police Dept.
Date: July 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2147
Quarrie v. N.M. Inst. of Mining & Tech
Date: July 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2006
Brooks v. Archuleta
Date: July 22, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1209
Pueblo of Jemez v. United States
Date: July 21, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2181
Micco v. Falk
Date: July 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1029
Blackfeather v. Wheeler
Date: July 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1094
Smith v. Russom
Date: July 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1512
United States v. Snyder  
Date: July 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6023

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant John Snyder was stopped for a traffic offense and, upon approaching the vehicle, the investigating officer smelled the odor of burnt marijuana. Officers then searched his car and discovered a firearm...

Bryant v. Sagamore Insurance Co.
Date: July 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7096
United States v. Jones
Date: July 20, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3063
Brosh v. Duke
Date: July 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1396
Montgomery-Brooks v. Social Security Commissioner
Date: July 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1486
Yellowbear v. Newell
Date: July 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-8073
United States v. Archuleta
Date: July 16, 2015
Docket Number: 13-4151