Leonard (nmi) Rivera, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Central Intelligence Agency, Defendant-appellee, 955 F.2d 49 (10th Cir. 1992)

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US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit - 955 F.2d 49 (10th Cir. 1992)

Feb. 14, 1992

Before JOHN P. MOORE, TACHA and BRORBY, Circuit Judges.


JOHN P. MOORE, Circuit Judge.

After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined unanimously that oral argument would not materially assist the determination of this appeal. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 10th Cir.R. 34.1.9. The cause is therefore ordered submitted without oral argument.

Leonard Rivera filed a complaint in the district court alleging he furnished the CIA ideas for the manufacture of "Music Television, An Uzi, Cookie Crisp Cereal, Pert Shampoo and Conditioner," but the CIA paid him no royalties for those ideas. He did not assert, however, that he had a contract with the CIA or that the defendant agreed to pay him for his ideas. The district court dismissed the suit as frivolous. We AFFIRM. Neitzke v. Williams, 490 U.S. 319 (1989).


This order and judgment has no precedential value and shall not be cited, or used by any court within the Tenth Circuit, except for purposes of establishing the doctrines of the law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel. 10th Cir.R. 36.3