2014 Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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American National Property v. United Specialty Insurance
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 12-2178
Estate of Bassatt v. School District No. 1  
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1244

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Carlos Bassatt was accused by a school district employee of masturbating in the parking lot of a Denver high school during school hours. Bassatt was terminated from his student teaching placement with School Dis...

Wollnick v. Benson
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1309
Dixon v. Hartley
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1406
Porter v. Graves
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3107
United States v. Reed
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1523
United States v. Denson  
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3329

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Steven Denson had been convicted for armed robbery. After spending time in prison, he was on probation, when he stopped reporting to his probation officer, as required by the sentence he received. Aut...

United States v. Burns
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5045
Abbo v. State of Wyoming
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-8079
Perez-Leeds v. Colvin
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2069
United States v. Nichols  
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3041

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Lester Nichols was a convicted sex offender who left the United States without updating his status on the federal sex offender registry. He was brought back to the United States and charged with faili...

Colburn v. Jones
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-7087
Barron-Ordaz v. Holder
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9552
Kipling v. State Farm Mutual Automobile  
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1389

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Kathryn Kipling sued State Farm Automobile Insurance Company in Colorado federal district court for breach of contract because it did not pay her benefits under four insurance policies issued in Minnesota. The...

Mallo v. IRS  
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1464

Justia Opinion Summary: Consolidated appeals before the Tenth Circuit in this case shared a common issue, a matter of first impression: whether an untimely 1040 Form, filed after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has assessed the tax liability...

United States v. Clark
Date: December 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3298
United States v. Armijo
Date: December 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2011
Brown v. DOC OK State Penitentiary
Date: December 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6178
Stan Lee Media v. Walt Disney Company  
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1407

Justia Opinion Summary: Stan Lee Media claimed to own intellectual-property rights in a number of popular Marvel Enterprises comic-book characters. Its claims derived from a 1998 contractual agreement with Stan Lee, in which he transferred all...

Tokoph v. United States  
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2128

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1973, appellant David Tokoph was convicted for his participation in a series of fraudulent loan transactions. He was sentenced under the Federal Youth Corrections Act (repealed in 1984). In 2012, Tokoph filed a motion...

United States v. Burkins
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6243
United States v. 6575 Meade Court
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1232
Buhl v. Berkebile
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1389
United States v. Mike
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2005
State of Oklahoma v. Hobia
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 12-5134
Myers v. Knight Protective Service  
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 12-6056

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Alphonso Myers was injured on the job. He received social security benefits due to his inability to work. While claiming benefits, he applied for a job as an armed guard with defendant-appellee Knight...

United States v. Kieffer
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1371
Tennille v. Western Union Co.  
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1378

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Sikora Nelson and Paul Dorsey challenged the district court’s order requiring them to post an appeal bond of $1,007,294 in order to pursue their appeals objecting to a class action settlement. Plaintiffs initi...

Trustees of the 8th Dist v. Wasatch Front Electrical
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4093
iMatter Utah v. Njord  
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4173

Justia Opinion Summary: Two environmental groups brought suit in the United States District Court for the District of Utah, challenging the Utah Department of Transportation's requirement that before granting a parade permit on a Utah state hig...

United States v. Long  
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5082

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Defendant Deanta Long of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, attempting to manufacture 28 grams or more of cocaine base, possessing cocaine with intent to manufacture cocaine base, an...

Seneca Insurance Co. v. Western Claims  
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6284

Justia Opinion Summary: Seneca Insurance Company paid $1 million to settle a lawsuit in which its insured alleged Seneca had mishandled insurance claims for hail damage to the insured’s property. Seeking to recoup the costs of defending and set...

Gowadia v. Stearns
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1100
Davison v. Colvin
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1122
United States v. Cruz  
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2017

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Raul Cruz was convicted by a jury of knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 63 months' imprisonment. Cruz subsequently filed a motion to vacate, se...

United States v. Catrell  
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3044

Justia Opinion Summary: In late 2011, the Government filed an information against defendant Ronald Catrell, charging him with various fraud-related crimes. The information was filed with the understanding that Defendant would plead guilty. Defe...

United States v. Grose
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6108
Felkins v. City of Lakewood  
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1415

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Cynthia Felkins, formerly an emergency dispatcher for the City of Lakewood, alleged she suffered from a condition called avascular necrosis that qualified as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities A...

Scott v. Carlson
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1166
United States v. Martin
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2106
United States v. Brownlee
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3059
United States v. Chavez
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3173
Wilson v. Colvin
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5034
United States v. Rodriguez
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5038
Brown v. Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Aut
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5062
Foster v. Watts
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5099
United States v. Tucker
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6172
Rackley v. Blevins
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6203
Castillo-Hernandez v. Holder
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9504
United States v. Morain
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3201
United States v. Bong
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3301
Fleck v. CIR
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-9004
United States v. Mendoza-Haro
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1044
Karsten v. Camacho
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1177
Singer v. Steidley
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5020
United States v. Truby
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8039
Waltman v. Georgia-Pacific
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: 12-8082
United States v. Hood  
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6182

Justia Opinion Summary: A grand jury issued an indictment charging defendant-appellant Michael Hood with two counts of being a felon in possession: count one, possession of a firearm related to a string of burglaries at an Oklahoma City apartme...

Menge v. AT&T
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1210
Barber v. McKune
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3144
United States v. Storey
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5019
Jones v. WY State Penitentiary Warden
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8036
Fogle v. Infante
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1231
United States v. McKneely
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1291
Campbell v. City of Spencer  
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6015

Justia Opinion Summary: Municipalities City of Spencer and the Town of Forest Park, and Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue, acting under a search warrant, seized 44 abused and neglected horses from plaintiff-appellant Ann Campbell’s properties. Afte...

United States v. Tenderholt
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8051
United States v. Cooper
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3326
Avalon Care v. Brighton Rehabilitation
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4126
Hughes v. Oliver
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1297
Brown v. Colvin
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5043
United States v. Pinson
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6149
Montez v. Lampert
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8008
United States v. Foster
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1327
Krumm v. Holder
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2085
Bruton v. United States
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2127
Jackson v. McCollum
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6175
Green v. Patton
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6192
Sanders v. Dowling
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-7084
United States v. Greenwood
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1047
Sherrod v. Bonner
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1237
Bueno v. Timme
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1245
United States v. Oyegoke-Eniola
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3202
Kouadio v. Holder
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9501
Hartigan v. Utah Transit Authority
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-4070
United States v. Adams
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5087
United States v. Rice
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6077
United States v. Grayson
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8048
IBEW Local #111 v. Public Service Co.  
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1207

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, the Public Service Company of Colorado entered into a collective-bargaining agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #111, a union that represented some of the Company’s employees...

Martin K. Eby Construction v. OneBeacon Insurance  
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3076

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue at the heart of this appeal to the Tenth Circuit centered on indemnity stemming from a promise by Martin K. Eby Construction Company’s predecessor to build a water pipeline. Eby engaged another company (the pre...

Derma Pen v. 4EverYoung Limited  
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4157

Justia Opinion Summary: Two companies, Derma Pen, LLC and 4EverYoung, entered a sales distribution agreement. Under the agreement, Derma Pen, LLC obtained the exclusive right to use the DermaPen trademark in the United States. 4EverYoung had a...

United States v. Black  
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1000

Justia Opinion Summary: Jay Black pled guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country. The sex act was consensual; at the time of the act, Black was 18 and the victim was 14; and a comparison of Black’s and the victim’s birthd...

United States v. McClung
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1022
Stanley v. McMillian
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1120
Pinson v. Berkebile
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1243
Rea v. Trani
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1442
United States v. Pirpich
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-7015
United States v. McSherry
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8043
CGC Holding v. Gache  
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Numbers: 13-1255, 13-1257, 13-1258

Justia Opinion Summary: Colorado Golf Club Holding Company LLC (CGC Holding), Harlem Algonquin LLC and James Medick proposed certification of a class action suit. They alleged a group of lenders conspired to create a fraudulent scheme to obtain...

United States v. Sabillon-Umana  
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1363

Justia Opinion Summary: The district judge noted that defendant-appellant Elder Sabillon-Umana was a "bit player" in a larger drug operation. In that light, the sentencing judge stated that he thought a guidelines base offense level of 32 sound...

United States v. Sauzameda-Mendoza
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2223
United States v. Brinson  
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5138

Justia Opinion Summary: Tarran Brinson was charged with various offenses involving trafficking in child prostitution. At trial, the prosecutor presented expert testimony on the operation of child prostitution rings, testimony by three men who h...

Gordon v. Sullivan
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1188
Citizens Bank & Trust v. Southern Fidelity
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3017
Harvey v. Missouri DOC
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3153
Al-Kazaz v. Unitherm Food Systems
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5057
Hawker v. Sandy City Corporation
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4139
Hawker v. Sandy City Corporation
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4139
Jones v. Trammell  
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6141

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Julius Darius Jones was convicted by an Oklahoma jury of the 1999 murder of Paul Howell, as well as conspiracy to commit a felony (robbery of a vehicle with firearms) and possession of a firearm after convicti...

United States v. Rodriguez
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1141
Myers v. United States
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3049
United States v. McKeighan
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3132
United States v. Lamas
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3218
United States v. Bragg
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3226
United States v. Haley
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5104
Shue v. Laramie County Detention
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: 13-8064
United States v. Lopez-Ahumado
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-4073
Beltran-Valles v. Holder
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9538
Hernandez v. Starmann
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1531
McClain v. Sheriff of Mayes County
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5097
United States v. Kinchion
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6246
Angle v. Tafoya
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1139
Stiger v. Oliver
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1351
United States v. Mencia-Hernandez
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-4000
Fuller v. Davis
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-4036
Liebel v. Aetna Life Insurance Co.
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6046
United States v. Shigemura
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6078
Lundahl v. Halabi
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8000
Lundahl v. Home Depot
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8001
Wahlcometroflex v. Westar Energy  
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3268

Justia Opinion Summary: Westar Energy was an electric company based in Topeka, Kansas that owned several sources of electricity, including the Jeffrey Energy Center (JEC). The JEC was a coal-fired power plant composed of three units: Unit 1, Un...

Kane County, Utah v. United States  
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4108

Justia Opinion Summary: In April of 2008, Kane County Utah brought an action under the Quiet Title Act (QTA), 28 U.S.C. 2409a, to quiet title to five roads or road segments. It later amended its complaint to cover a total of fifteen roads or ro...

Lee v. Benuelos
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1249
United States v. Simons
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3047
Cleaver v. Maye
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3213
Acheff v. United States
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2033
United States v. Rubio-Ayala
Date: November 28, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3131
Mattox v. McKune
Date: November 28, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3145
Catchai v. Holder
Date: November 28, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9549
Gilbert-Mitchell v. Allred
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1308
Simpson v. State of Kansas
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3272
Cincinnati Insurance Co. v. AMSCO Windows
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4155
United States v. Powell
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1304
Los Reyes Firewood v. Bernalillo County Detention
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2108
Gardner v. Wilkins
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-4090
United States v. Hendrickson
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 12-5016
Dish Network v. Arch Specialty Insurance  
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1457

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs DISH Network Corporation and DISH Network LLC sought a declaratory judgment that their commercial general liability and excess liability insurers (collectively the Insurers), Arch Specialty Insurance Company,...

United States v. Vann
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6204
United States v. Barrett
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1179
Robbins v. County of Boulder
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1350
Melin v. Verizon Business
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3071
United States v. Hernandez-Garcia
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5072
Rice v. Dowling
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5079
United States v. Gonzalez-Alvarado
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6092
Marshall v. WY Department of Corrections
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8033
Morones-Quinones v. Holder
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9521
United States v. Taylor
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1285
Yarbary v. Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3101
United States v. Heathington
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3156
Ward v. Jewell  
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-4006

Justia Opinion Summary: Mike Ward was an employee of the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. Ward once held a supervisory position; but during a department reorganization in 2005, he was demoted and given only techn...

Alarid v. Colvin
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1024
United States v. Vaughn
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1275
Robledo-Valdez v. West
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1200
Robledo-Valdez v. Smelser
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1201
Gomez v. Macgrew
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1347
United States v. Thompson
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6195
Mosher v. Long Beach Mortgage
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1065
Torres v. Bodycote International
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3115
Edmond v. Raemisch
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1514
Ramirez v. Holder
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-9610
Quarrie v. N.M. Inst. of Mining & Tech
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2072
Williamson v. Murray
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3054
United States v. Smith
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5024
Sperry v. Maes
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1336
Gomez v. Martin
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2004
United States v. Hernandez (Velasco)  
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1453

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from the criminal case of Adrian Hernandez. Hernandez pled guilty to two counts conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, and was sentenced to concurrent terms of 60 months in prison. Hernandez d...

McCulley v. University of Kansas
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3299
United States v. Kujat
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1187
United States v. Harris
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5011
Madrid v. Wilson
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8017
Kechi Township v. Freightliner
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 12-3118
Mid-Century Insurance v. Insulvail
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1428
United States v. Morrison  
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-7051

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeffery Morrison, Sr. pled guilty to one count of possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors and was sentenced to 120 months. He appealed his sentence, arguing that it was procedurally unreasonabl...

Sivetts v. Board of County Commissioners  
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1050

Justia Opinion Summary: Current and former employees of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (County) brought a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), alleging they were paid overtime at a lower rate than required by the...

Aviva Life & Annuity v. Millennium Multiple Employer  
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6006

Justia Opinion Summary: In a consolidated appeal, Aviva Life & Annuity challenged identical orders of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma sitting in its capacity as a bankruptcy appellate court. The district court enter...

Clemmons v. Mortgage Elec. Reg. Sys.
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3204
United States v. Gay  
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6247

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Alondo Gay appealed the district court's denial of his motion for a sentence reduction. The Tenth Circuit found that defendant attempted to use the district court proceedings to collaterally attack hi...

United States v. Wardell
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1224
Citizens United v. Gessler  
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1387

Justia Opinion Summary: Since 2004, Citizens United has produced and released 24 films on various political and religious topics. Citizens United completed a 30-minute film called "Rocky Mountain Heist," the subject of which was the alleged imp...

Brown v. Parker  
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-7023

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant David Brown was imprisoned on two sentences: one was in Tulsa County and the second one was in Muskogee County. Both sentences were two years, and the Muskogee County sentence was to run concurrently...

Oklahoma v. Hobia  
Date: November 10, 2014
Docket Number: 12-5134

Justia Opinion Summary: The State of Oklahoma filed suit against defendants, officials of the Kialegee Tribal Town claiming that they, along with a federally-chartered corporation related to the tribe and a related Oklahoma limited liability co...

Woods v. Standard Insurance Co.  
Date: November 10, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2160

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Brett Woods and Kathleen Valdes were state employees and representatives of a class of New Mexico state and local government employees who alleged they paid for insurance coverage through payroll deductions an...

Kobach v. United States Election Assistance Commission  
Date: November 7, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3062

Justia Opinion Summary: Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach sought, on behalf of their states, that the Election Assistance Commission (“EAC”) add language requiring documentary proof of citizenship...

United States v. Jenkins
Date: November 6, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8034
United States v. Farmer  
Date: November 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-7054

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Joseph Farmer challenged his conviction for being a felon found in unlawful possession of a firearm. On direct appeal to the Tenth Circuit, he argued that the district court erred in admitting at tria...

United States v. Olivas-Mendoza
Date: November 5, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2116
Mason v. Watts
Date: November 5, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5085
Medrano-Olivas v. Holder
Date: November 5, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9539
Security Services v. First American Mortgage  
Date: November 4, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1133

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant, Security Service Federal Credit Union (“SSFCU”), appealed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of Defendants- Appellees, including First American Mortgage Funding, LLC (“FAM”) and First Ameri...

Niemi v. Lasshofer  
Date: November 4, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1256

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs-appellees John Niemi, Robert Naegele, III, and Jesper Parnevik claimed that defendants-appellants Erwin Lasshofer and three companies affiliated with him, along with other co-conspirators, perpetrated a fraudu...

United States v. Burtons
Date: November 4, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6234
United States v. Titley  
Date: November 4, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6245

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant John Ervin Titley pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a controlled substance. The sentencing court based Titley's 15-year Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) sentence on his previous three state felony c...

Gorsuch, LTD. v. Wells Fargo  
Date: November 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1013

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Wells Fargo extended a $14 million line of credit to Gorsuch, Ltd., a ski equipment, apparel, and home furnishing company. In 2009, when Gorsuch's winter sales were lower than expected, Wells Fargo suspended the...

Gilbert v. Morgan County District Court
Date: November 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1206
Triggs v. State of Colorado
Date: November 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1213
United States v. Bradley
Date: November 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3011
Reinhardt v. Hopps
Date: November 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6052
United States v. Klein
Date: November 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6165
Tennant v. Miller
Date: November 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3037
United States v. McDonald
Date: November 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3138
McMiller v. Jones
Date: November 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6103
Sweets v. Wyoming Department
Date: November 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8012
United States v. Bear  
Date: October 31, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6207

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Wesley Bear pled guilty to one count of failing to register or update a registration as a sex offender. At sentencing, the district court imposed certain special sex offender conditions of supervised release in...

United States v. Wardell
Date: October 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1199
Gregory v. Denham
Date: October 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1376
United States v. Smith
Date: October 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2038
Arraez Brandy v. Holder
Date: October 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-9574
Acosta v. Daniels
Date: October 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1193
Gomez v. Lopez
Date: October 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2070
Hutchins v. Cessna Aircraft Co.
Date: October 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3014
Moffett v. Colvin
Date: October 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3075
United States v. Palmer
Date: October 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6033
Taufu'i v. Holder
Date: October 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9527
United States v. Margheim  
Date: October 29, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1459

Justia Opinion Summary: The South Carolina Supreme Court granted certiorari in this post-conviction relief (PCR) action to review the Court of Appeals' decision, which remanded for a determination of the lawfulness of Antonio Bordeaux's sentenc...

Jones v. Kuprivnikar
Date: October 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1360
Heer v. Costco Wholesale Corporation
Date: October 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2009
Parker v. Martin
Date: October 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6111
United States v. Baker  
Date: October 28, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1042

Justia Opinion Summary: In February 2011, the United States indicted defendant and his co-defendant Mark Akins on eighty offenses stemming from an allegedly fraudulent investment scheme. Defendant pled guilty to two of the charged offenses and...

McDonald v. Wise  
Date: October 28, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1211

Justia Opinion Summary: Former mayoral appointee, Wayne McDonald, filed an action under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and Colorado state law after he was terminated from his position with the City of Denver based on a complaint by Officer Leslie Wise that he...

United States v. Edwards
Date: October 28, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1184
United States v. Nowlin
Date: October 28, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8050
Citizens United v. Gessler
Date: October 27, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1387
Holley v. Evangelical Lutheran
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2041
United States v. Dallas
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2195
United States v. Pulsifer
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5145
Gorbey v. Warden of the FTC
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6272
Parker Livestock, LLC v. OK Nat'l Stock Yards Co.
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6303
Suarez v. Palomino
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1251
United States v. Dowell
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1277
Beauclair v. Dowd
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3036
Cleveland v. Martin
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5060
Goldsby v. James
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6104
Gorbey v. Warden of the FTC
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6151
Sumrall v. MSPB
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6164
United States v. Stewart
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1276
Craig v. McCollum
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5068
Jones v. Cannon
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6090
Citizen Center v. Gessler  
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1414

Justia Opinion Summary: In May 2012, election officials in six Colorado counties had the theoretical ability to learn how individuals voted because the ballots were traceable. Citizen Center, a Colorado non-profit organization, sued the Secreta...

WildEarth Guardians v. EPA  
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 12-9596

Justia Opinion Summary: In an effort to comply with the Clean Air Act, three states (New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming), one city (Albuquerque), and one county (Bernalillo County) adopted a regional cap-and-trade program regulating sulfur-dioxide e...

Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah  
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4172

Justia Opinion Summary: Lynn Becker contracted with the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (Tribe) to provide services related to the Tribe's development of its energy and mineral resources. Following a dispute concerning Beck...

Kovnat v. Xanterra Parks and Resorts  
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-8095

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Corrine Kovnat was injured while horseback riding in Yellowstone National Park. Kovnat filed a diversity action alleging negligence, as well as negligent training and supervision, on the part of defendant Xante...

Mendez v. Colvin
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1052
Pelletier v. United States
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1078
Silva v. Colvin
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1097
Thompson v. Robison
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1345
Thompson v. Martin
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5037
Headwaters Resources v. Illinois Union Insurance Co.  
Date: October 20, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4035

Justia Opinion Summary: Headwaters Resources, Inc. carried commercial liability insurance issued by two insurance companies: Illinois Union Insurance Company and ACE American Insurance Company. Headwaters sought reimbursement for its litigation...

United States v. Prado-Cervantez
Date: October 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3168
Washington v. Howard
Date: October 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-7021
Wolfe v. AspenBio Pharma
Date: October 17, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1406
Saleh v. United States
Date: October 17, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1468
United States v. Brogan
Date: October 17, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4150
United States v. Cordova
Date: October 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2115
Riggs v. San Juan County
Date: October 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-4003
United States v. Jordan
Date: October 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5017
United States v. Mendez-Munoz
Date: October 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6038
Pryce-Dawes v. Colvin
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5148
United States v. Jackson
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-7062
Brock v. Glasser
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1040
Gist v. Evans
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5007
United States v. Gutierrez-Borjas
Date: October 15, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1538
Gordon v. Berkebile
Date: October 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1197
Cottriel v. Jones
Date: October 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6037
United States v. Rodriguez  
Date: October 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6123

Justia Opinion Summary: Samuel Rodriguez pleaded guilty to the distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine. In determining the sentence, the district court applied an enhancement based on a finding that Rodriguez was a career offender...

United States v. Estrada
Date: October 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2090
United States v. Grigsby
Date: October 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3067
United States v. Rice
Date: October 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6077
United States v. Ray
Date: October 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3126
Heuston v. Ballard
Date: October 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5096
Garcia v. State of Wyoming
Date: October 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8019
United States v. Deleon-Victorino
Date: October 7, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6175
Walton v. Falk
Date: October 7, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1208
United States v. Wilson
Date: October 7, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1280
West v. Farris
Date: October 7, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6107
Robinson v. Kastner
Date: October 7, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6146
United States v. Troyer
Date: October 7, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8021
United States v. Mabry
Date: October 6, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3160
United States v. Hernandez
Date: October 6, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5055
United States v. Jones  
Date: October 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-8093

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) grants grazing permits to private individuals who own land adjacent to public lands; adjacent, private lands are called "base properties." Grazing permits limit both the number of anim...

United States v. Zamarripa-Favela
Date: October 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3002
United States v. Baker
Date: October 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3076
Brown v. Rios
Date: October 1, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1511
United States v. Jenkins
Date: October 1, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1273
Johnson v. Farris
Date: October 1, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6093
Lammle v. Ball Aerospace & Technologies
Date: September 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1458
United States v. Lewis  
Date: September 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3173

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996, Marcus Lewis pleaded guilty to statutory rape in Missouri and was sentenced to five years of probation. As a convicted sex offender, Lewis was required by federal law to register his status in his state of resid...

Liu v. Holder
Date: September 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9543
United States v. Powers
Date: September 29, 2014
Docket Number: 11-2190
In re: Urethane AntiTrust Litigation  
Date: September 29, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3215

Justia Opinion Summary: This antitrust class action stemmed from an allegation that Dow Chemical Company conspired with its competitors to fix prices for polyurethane chemical products. Over Dow’s objection, the district court certified a plain...

Veren v. U.S. Dept of Justice
Date: September 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1157
United States v. Martinez
Date: September 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2056
Dumas v. Colvin
Date: September 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3015
United States v. Melot (Katherine), et al  
Date: September 26, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2201

Justia Opinion Summary: Mr. and Mrs. Melot owed millions of dollars in federal taxes. Billy Melot was serving time in federal prison for tax crimes. The debt led the United States to foreclose on the Melots’ real properties, and the Melots trie...

United States v. Melot (Katherine)
Date: September 26, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2225
United States v. Melot (Billy)
Date: September 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2044
Williams v. Patton
Date: September 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6095
United States v. Trent  
Date: September 25, 2014
Docket Number: 12-6283

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Richard Trent appeals his conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He raises five issues, on of which raised a question of whether the Tenth Circuit could apply what is called the “...

Collvins v. Hennebold
Date: September 25, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4171
Stewart v. Oklahoma Office of Juvenile
Date: September 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6010
Moreno v. Taos Cnty Board Commissioners
Date: September 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2152
Rudnick v. Falk
Date: September 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1098
Benton v. Town of South Fork
Date: September 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1127
United States v. Herget
Date: September 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6128
United States v. Nance  
Date: September 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6188

Justia Opinion Summary: Using peer-to-peer file-sharing software, Defendant-Appellant Jory Nance downloaded child pornography on his laptop computer from sometime in 2009 through April 2012. He also used this software to share child pornography...

United States v. Gilchrist
Date: September 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3057
United States v. Lake
Date: September 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-7026
Chen v. Holder
Date: September 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9525
United States v. Powell  
Date: September 22, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1500

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, United States Postal Inspectors learned Crosby Powell had deposited checks stolen from the United States mail into his accounts at TCF Bank, UMB Bank, and Wells Fargo. An investigation revealed Powell had altere...

United States v. Carrillo-Lopez
Date: September 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6112
United States v. Brune  
Date: September 19, 2014
Docket Number: 12-3322

Justia Opinion Summary: Gustave Brune repeatedly failed to update his sex offender status as required by Kansas and federal law. When arrested for these failures, the arresting agents found images of child pornography on Brune’s computer. He wa...

Collvins v. Hennebold
Date: September 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4171
Mid-Continent v. True Oil Company  
Date: September 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-8006

Justia Opinion Summary: Mid-Continent Casualty Company brought a declaratory judgment action to settle an issue with its commercial commercial general liability (CGL) policy issued to Pennant Service Company. In 2001, True Oil Company, an owner...

United States v. Riggins
Date: September 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3060
Antelope Coal Co. v. Goddard
Date: September 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9506
Gagarina v. Holder
Date: September 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9513
Vehicle Market Research v. Mitchell International  
Date: September 17, 2014
Docket Number: 12-3333

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves statements made by plaintiff Vehicle Market Research, Inc. (VMR) in a breach of contract case that were allegedly inconsistent with earlier statements by its sole owner, John Tagliapietra. VMR developed...

Uzdenov v. Holder
Date: September 17, 2014
Docket Number: 13-9611
Reneau v. Mahoney
Date: September 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1128
Juarez-Galvan v. UPS
Date: September 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3027
Fortner v. Young
Date: September 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1394
Engelhardt v. Heimgartner
Date: September 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3040
United States v. Deppish
Date: September 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3152
United States v. Heineman  
Date: September 15, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4043

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Aaron Heineman was convicted after a bench trial on one count of sending an interstate threat. The district court found that in 2010 and 2011, Defendant sent three e-mails espousing white supremacist ideology t...

Sanchez v. State of Wyoming
Date: September 15, 2014
Docket Number: 13-8077
Bayless v. United States
Date: September 12, 2014
Docket Number: 12-4120
United States v. Harris
Date: September 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6123
United States v. Nichols
Date: September 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1246
Davis v. Roberts
Date: September 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3121
United States v. Mooneyham
Date: September 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6058
United States v. Watson  
Date: September 11, 2014
Docket Number: 12-5104

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Vincent Watson was convicted by a jury of five counts relating to the cultivation and distribution of marijuana. He argued on appeal: (1) that his second counsel provided ineffective assistance by fai...

Nunn v. Kastner
Date: September 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6066
A.H. v. Evenflo Company
Date: September 10, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1403
Garcia v. Lind
Date: September 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1266
Warrence v. Obama
Date: September 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1279
United States v. Murray
Date: September 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3143
Guy v. DOD
Date: September 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2046
United States v. Romero
Date: September 8, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3228
United States v. Barrera-Aguilar
Date: September 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14-4054
United States v. Springer
Date: September 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5012
Priestley v. Priestley
Date: September 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6079
Morgan v. Addison
Date: September 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6130
Smith v. United Parcel Service
Date: September 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1483
Hendron v. Colvin  
Date: September 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3243

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal related to petitioner Linda Hendron's third application for disability benefits. She filed the first in 1999 and was denied on the merits. She applied again in 2001, and was denied on res judicata grounds. Th...

Johnson v. Jones
Date: September 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6190
Maybery v. Patton
Date: September 5, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5032
Porta v. OPM
Date: September 4, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2207
Meyers v. Pfizer
Date: September 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1222
In re: RBS Securities
Date: September 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3151
Large v. State of Oklahoma
Date: September 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6053
Shue v. Lampert
Date: September 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8042
Biodiversity Conservation v. United States Forest Service  
Date: September 3, 2014
Docket Number: 12-8071

Justia Opinion Summary: Biodiversity Conservation Alliance challenged a United States Forest Service decision modifying trail use in the two-million-acre Medicine Bow National Forest in southern Wyoming. The Forest Service formally closed sever...

Robbin v. City of Santa Fe
Date: September 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2030
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town v. Stidham, et al  
Date: September 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5006

Justia Opinion Summary: An election dispute arose about which individuals were properly elected or appointed to govern the Thlopthlocco people. The Tribal Town filed suit in the tribal court of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and, accordingly, volu...

State of Utah v. EPA
Date: September 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-9535
Lee v. Oliver
Date: September 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1287
Davison v. Grant Thornton LLP
Date: September 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3084
Scottsdale Insurance v. National Union Fire
Date: September 2, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1513
United States v. White  
Date: September 2, 2014
Docket Number: 12-3299

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Tenth Circuit's review centered on a district court's authority to grant a sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2). Defendant Joseph White was initially charged with 16 drug- a...

CO Cross-Disability Coalition, et al v. Abercrombie & Fitch, et al  
Date: September 2, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1377

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants–Appellants Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., and J.M. Hollister LLC, d/b/a Hollister Co. (collectively, Abercrombie) appealed several district court orders holding that Hollister cloth...

Giuliano v. Colvin
Date: September 2, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1455
Heavy Petroleum Partners v. Atkins
Date: September 2, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3205
United States v. Tubens  
Date: September 2, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4118

Justia Opinion Summary: After methamphetamine was recovered from his carry-on luggage on a Greyhound bus, Defendant-Appellant Peter Tubens was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Tubens pled not guilty and file...

Tabor v. Hilti, Inc.
Date: September 2, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5114
United States v. Stewart
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1253
Miller v. Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust Comp
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1410
Crownhart v. Muller
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1281
Neiberger v. McCollum
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5059
King v. Miller
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6105
Rantz v. Hartley
Date: August 28, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1499
United States v. $85,688.00
Date: August 28, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4067
Kobel v. Lansing Correctional Facility
Date: August 28, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3042
Marshall v. Rudek
Date: August 28, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5064
McKay v. Hayes
Date: August 28, 2014
Docket Number: 14-7033
United States v. Claycomb
Date: August 28, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8030
Harrell v. Wilson
Date: August 28, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8038
Teamsters Local Union No. 455 v. NLRB  
Date: August 27, 2014
Docket Number: 12-9519

Justia Opinion Summary: When negotiations between the Teamsters and Harborlite reached an impasse, management told the union that unless it would agree to the company's final offer it would lock out union members and "immediately begin hiring p...

Jaramillo v. Colvin
Date: August 27, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2194
Chen v. Dillard Store Services
Date: August 27, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3286
United States v. Garcia
Date: August 27, 2014
Docket Number: 13-8066
Lovern v. Dorscheid
Date: August 27, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1089
Reed v. Heimgartner
Date: August 27, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3034
Bushyhead v. Wade
Date: August 27, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5015
United States v. McGuire
Date: August 27, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6094
In re: Vaughn, et al  
Date: August 26, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1189

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from an adversary proceeding initiated by Appellant James Vaughn within his Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Appellant sought a declaration that his taxes assessed for the years 1999 and 2000 were dischargeable...

Thomas, et al v. Kaven, et al  
Date: August 26, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2076

Justia Opinion Summary: Legina and Todd Thomas, parents of M.T., a twelve-year-old girl at the time of the events at issue in this case, placed M.T. in the University of New Mexico Children's Psychiatric Center after she revealed suicidal tende...

United States v. Reyes-Gonzales
Date: August 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1030
United States v. Gruver
Date: August 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6040
Lewis v. Clark
Date: August 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8013
United States v. Claycomb
Date: August 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8031
United States v. Sanchez-Leon  
Date: August 25, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1401

Justia Opinion Summary: Drug Enforcement Agency ("DEA") officers searched defendant Sanchez-Leon's home, discovering methamphetamine, firearms, and cash. A federal grand jury charged Sanchez-Leon with violating various federal drug laws. On the...

Village of Logan v. US Department of Interior
Date: August 25, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2082
Robert L. Kroenlein Trust, et al v. Kirchhefer, et al  
Date: August 25, 2014
Docket Number: 13-8040

Justia Opinion Summary: The Robert L. Kroenlein Trust owned and operated J&B Liquors. In 2005, a salesman for one of J&B's beer distributors, Gary Kirchhefer, began stealing beer from J&B's account and reselling the stolen beer to other bars an...

Richardson v. Ploughe
Date: August 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1126
Tillotson v. May
Date: August 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1282
Adams. v. Jones
Date: August 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6059
Wilson v. Addison
Date: August 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-7022
Mendiola v. Holder
Date: August 22, 2014
Docket Number: 12-9570
United States v. Woods  
Date: August 22, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3105

Justia Opinion Summary: James Woods and several others were indicted for participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Woods’s defense theory at trial was that he and the cooperating witnesses did not deal in methamphetamine, for...

United States v. Veater
Date: August 22, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4002
Qiu v. Holder
Date: August 22, 2014
Docket Number: 13-9603
United States v. Trotter
Date: August 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3147
United States v. Velasco
Date: August 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5074
Stallings v. Franco
Date: August 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2071
National Credit Union Admin. v. Nomura Home Equity Loan
Date: August 19, 2014
Docket Number: 12-3295
Garcia, et al v. Tyson Foods, et al  
Date: August 19, 2014
Docket Number: 12-3346

Justia Opinion Summary: A group of employees filed class and collective actions against Tyson Foods, Inc., seeking unpaid wages for time spent on pre- and post-shift activities. After the employees obtained a sizeable verdict and fee award, Tys...

Burgess v. Daniels
Date: August 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1101
Molina v. Holder  
Date: August 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-9573

Justia Opinion Summary: Husband and wife Alberto Martinez Molina and Cristina Ramirez Rivera were Mexican citizens subject to final orders of removal from the United States. After an immigration judge declined to cancel their removal orders, th...

Burgess v. Daniels
Date: August 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1016
United States v. Torres-Sanchez
Date: August 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1176
United States v. Deiter
Date: August 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2025
United States v. Valdovinos
Date: August 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5048
United States v. Gallegos
Date: August 15, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1533
Bales v. Colvin
Date: August 15, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5147
United States v. Reeves
Date: August 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1056
Holz v. Oliver
Date: August 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1240
United States v. Lee-Speight
Date: August 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3065
Oliver v. Cline
Date: August 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3098
Nouri v. Farris
Date: August 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5027
United States v. Chronister
Date: August 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6041
Brown v. Dowling
Date: August 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-7018
Olusegun Akinmade v. Holder
Date: August 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9507
Adam v. Holder
Date: August 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9508
Entek GRB, LLC v. Stull Ranches, LLC  
Date: August 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1172

Justia Opinion Summary: The dispute between the parties in this case centered over mineral rights. Stull Ranches, LLC operated a grouse hunting business on its surface estate in rural Colorado. Entek GRB, LLC leased the right to explore and dev...

Patel v. Snapp
Date: August 14, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3021
Evans v. State of Kansas
Date: August 14, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3051
Pena v. Hartley
Date: August 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1278
United States v. Beamon
Date: August 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2211
D.A. Osguthorpe Family Partner v. ASC Utah
Date: August 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4158
Hendrix v. Trammell
Date: August 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5099
United States v. Molina Varela
Date: August 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-8067
United States v. Posada-Cardenas
Date: August 13, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1037
Sandoval v. State of New Mexico
Date: August 13, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2023
Doe v. Jones, et al  
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: 12-6311

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner John Doe was convicted of first-degree murder by a jury in Oklahoma and sentenced to life without parole. His direct appeal was unsuccessful and he did not file for a writ of certiorari, an application for sta...

Al-Turki v. Robinson, et al  
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1107

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was an interlocutory appeal from the district court’s denial of qualified immunity in an Eighth Amendment case brought by a Colorado state prisoner. Plaintiff Homaidan Al-Turki filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 a...

Holmes v. Colorado Coalition  
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1175

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Lucrecia Carpio Holmes appealed a district court’s ruling that her claim for disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was barred due to her failure to exhaust administrative...

United States v. Walker
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3250
United States v. Hale  
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4099

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas Hale filed for bankruptcy in 2005. During the course of that bankruptcy, he allegedly lied under oath and attempted to conceal from the bankruptcy trustee an agreement to sell property. After his relationship with...

Peel v. Joint Commission, State Survey
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5151
United States v. Angulo-Lopez
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6249
United States v. Angulo-Lopez
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6251
United States v. West
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-7041
Eldridge v. Berkebile
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1235
United States v. Hoon
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8027
Ruiz-Giel v. Holder
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-9510
Wicks v. Colvin
Date: August 11, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1542
United States v. Sanchez
Date: August 11, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2224
United States v. Meridyth
Date: August 11, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2230
Watters v. DOJ
Date: August 11, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5121
United States v. Howell
Date: August 11, 2014
Docket Number: 13-7023
Salary v. United States Government
Date: August 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-3095
Sanchez, et al v. Nitro Lift Technologies  
Date: August 8, 2014
Docket Number: 12-7046

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented to the Tenth Circuit on appeal involved involves a dispute concerning the scope of an arbitration clause between Nitro-Lift Technologies, L.L.C. and three of its former employees, plaintiffs...

United States v. Rampton  
Date: August 8, 2014
Docket Number: 13-4116

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant April Rampton received a large tax-refund check from the IRS after she submitted false tax forms. She claimed that the refund check was a government pronouncement that her actions were legal. After receiving he...

United Food & Comm. Workers v. Chesapeake Energy, et al  
Date: August 8, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6165

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008 Chesapeake Energy Corporation was one of the largest producers of natural gas in the United States, with thousands of wells in several states. By early July of that year the price of natural gas had risen and Che...

Morrison v. Kache
Date: August 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5031
United States v. Thompson
Date: August 7, 2014
Docket Number: 14-4008
Shinton v. Wilkinson
Date: August 7, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6035
Salzer v. SSM Health Care of Oklahoma  
Date: August 6, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6099

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Richard Salzer received medical care at an SSM Healthcare of Oklahoma (SSM) facility for injuries he sustained in an accident. At the time of his treatment, he had a health insurance plan (the "Plan")...

Andrade-Valle v. Holder
Date: August 6, 2014
Docket Number: 13-9607
Pinson v. Berkebile
Date: August 6, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1108
Myers v. Bureau of Prisons Mailroom
Date: August 6, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1131
Hogan v. Winder, et al  
Date: August 5, 2014
Docket Number: 12-4167

Justia Opinion Summary: Chris Hogan lost his job with the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency("UTOPIA"). Claiming he was fired for revealing a conflict of interest in contract awards, he threatened to sue the agency for wrongful...

Fleming v. Coulter
Date: August 5, 2014
Docket Number: 12-4184
Cellport Systems v. Peiker Acustic  
Date: August 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1029

Justia Opinion Summary: In October 2004, Cellport Systems, Inc. and Peiker Acustic GMBH & Co. KG entered into an agreement concerning Cellport’s technology for the hands-free use of cellphones in cars. In 2009, Cellport filed suit against Peike...

Fisher v. Clements, et al  
Date: August 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1144

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Fisher filed a post-conviction application, but the state district court waited over eight years to rule on it. The Respondents argued that by failing to ask for an expeditious ruling, Fisher abandoned the post-c...

Lenox MacLaren Surgical v. Medtronic, et al  
Date: August 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1307

Justia Opinion Summary: Lenox MacLaren Surgical began to sell some of its bone mills (a device it manufactured for use in spinal surgery) through a Medtronic entity, Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA. The arrangement ended badly: Medtronic Sofamor Da...

Biodiversity Conservation, et al v. Jiron, et al  
Date: August 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1352

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal consolidated two cases about United States Forest Service actions in the Black Hills National Forest (BHNF). Appellants, (collectively, "Biodiversity") were largely non-profit organizations interested in spec...

United States v. Gonzalez-Perez
Date: August 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2147
United States v. Banks  
Date: August 4, 2014
Docket Number: 11-1487

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants-Appellants David Banks, Kendrick Barnes, Demetrius Harper, Clinton Stewart, Gary Walker, and David Zirpolo were convicted following a jury trial on multiple counts of mail fraud and wire fraud, and conspiracy...

Ball v. Patton
Date: August 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5036
United States v. Lavorchek
Date: August 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-6055
MHC Mutual Conversion Fund, et al v. Sandler O'Neill & Partners, et al  
Date: August 1, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1016

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Bancorp sought to conduct a secondary stock offering to raise about $90 million. In its securities filings the company alerted potential investors that it had significant investments in mortgage backed securitie...

United States v. Gutierrez De Lopez  
Date: August 1, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2141

Justia Opinion Summary: After a sting operation involving two confidential informants and substantial audio and video surveillance, federal law enforcement officers caught Jesus Cabral-Ramirez ("Mr. Cabral") and Defendant-Appellant Maria Gutier...

McKenzie v. US Citizenship & Immigration  
Date: August 1, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6020

Justia Opinion Summary: Ernest McKenzie’s Canadian birth certificate listed the wrong birth date. Because he used that birth certificate to become a naturalized United States citizen, his United States Certificate of Naturalization also listed...

Ramirez-Coria v. Holder  
Date: August 1, 2014
Docket Number: 13-9604

Justia Opinion Summary: Ramirez-Coria illegally entered the United States in 1995. He was placed in removal proceedings in April 2009, and conceded removability at his initial hearing. At a second hearing in May 2009, Ramirez-Coria requested a...

McKinsey v. GMAC Mortgage
Date: July 31, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1335
Estate of B.I.C., et al v. Gillen  
Date: July 31, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3232

Justia Opinion Summary: Brooklyn Coons (called "Brook" by her estate) died from being shaken and possibly struck on the head while in the care of her father's girlfriend. Her estate, the remaining plaintiff in this case, alleged that Defendant...

United States v. Dotson
Date: July 31, 2014
Docket Number: 13-7059
United States v. Sturm
Date: July 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1113
Fischer v. Dunning
Date: July 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-2032
Pettigrew v. Zavaras
Date: July 30, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1146
United States v. McIntosh
Date: July 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3065
Muse v. United States
Date: July 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6266
Ale Magar v. Holder
Date: July 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-9596
Christie v. Byrd
Date: July 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-7020
Jaramillo v. Government Employees Insurance
Date: July 29, 2014
Docket Number: 12-2108
United States v. Timley
Date: July 29, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3325
Thomas v. Federal National Mortgage
Date: July 29, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6281
Counts v. Wilson
Date: July 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-8028
United States v. Morris
Date: July 28, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1474
Green v. Donahoe  
Date: July 28, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1096

Justia Opinion Summary: Marvin Green, a former postmaster, claimed the U.S. Postal Service retaliated against him after he made employment-discrimination claims. He was investigated, threatened with criminal prosecution, and put on unpaid leave...

Ron Peterson Firearms v. Jones  
Date: July 28, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2054

Justia Opinion Summary: In an effort to reduce illegal gun trafficking "along and across the Southwest border" of the United States, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a demand letter to certain federal firearm...

Crouch v. Harper Cty Community Hospital
Date: July 28, 2014
Docket Number: 13-6219