2016 Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 1169

United States v. Bowline
Date: December 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7053
Racher v. Lusk
Date: December 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6055
Kingsbury v. Westlake Management
Date: December 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6087
United States v. Johnson
Date: December 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6248
United States v. Sabillon-Umana
Date: December 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1110
Cary v. Hickenlooper
Date: December 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1474
United States v. Gonzales  
Date: December 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2022

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jasonn Gonzales pleaded guilty to four counts of mail fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft, arising out of a scheme to obtain unemployment benefits fro...

Kirby v. O'Dens
Date: December 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5107
Vega v. Davis
Date: December 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1028
Reed v. Early
Date: December 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1332
United States v. Frost
Date: December 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1354
Krebs v. El Dorado Correctional
Date: December 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3054
Bandimere v. U.S. SEC  
Date: December 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-9586

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) brought an administrative action against Colorado businessman David Bandimere, alleging he violated various securities laws. An SEC ALJ presided over a trial-like hearing...

United States v. Maxton
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1234
Cary v. Hickenlooper
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1348
United States v. Godinez-Perez
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3159
Pease v. Raemisch
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1301
Tompkins v. Exec. Comm. Southern Baptist
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2053
Pemberton v. Patton
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7059
Casco LLC v. McDonald Real Estate Co.
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8089
Hansen v. Skywest Airlines  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8112

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff David Hansen filed suit against his former employer, Defendant SkyWest Airlines, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. sections 2000e–2000e–17, for sex-based hostile work environment, dispa...

United States v. Morelos-Hinojosa
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1327
United States v. Hendrix
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3023
Sullivan v. Wilson
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8101
Aldaba v. Marshall County
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 13-7034
Split Rail Fence Co. v. United States  
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-9561

Justia Opinion Summary: Split Rail Fence Company, Inc., a Colorado business that sold and installed fencing materials, petitions for review of an administrative law judge’s (“ALJ”) summary decision. The decision imposed civil penalties on Split...

United States v. Cheever
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1303
Rosiere v. United States
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1313
Hammond v. Stamps.com  
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2243

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellee Elizabeth Hammond sought to pursue a class action in New Mexico state court on behalf of everyone in the country who, like her, called to cancel their Stamps.com subscriptions after “discovering” that...

Williams v. United States
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3270
Lane v. Maye
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3283
Holloway v. Steve Harris Imports
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4121
Webb v. Kier Property Management
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4174
Madden v. Cleveland County
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6226
Hobbs v. Oklahoma State Penitentiary
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7022
Cunningham v. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8016
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care v. Reyes
Date: December 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4071
United States v. McCoy
Date: December 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4179
Jackson v. Wilkinson
Date: December 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7014
Coleman v. Utah State Charter School Bd.
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4141
Townsend v. Colorado Department
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1141
Amador v. Boilermaker-Blacksmith Nat'l
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3090
Cobb v. Aldridge
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5134
United States v. Wells  
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8012

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Timothy Wells appealed his conviction after a jury trial of sexual exploitation of a child, for which he received the mandatory minimum sentence of 180 months’ imprisonment. The only issue he raised by Wells wa...

Auraria Student Housing v. Campus Village Apartments  
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1352

Justia Opinion Summary: Auraria Student Housing at the Regency, LLC (Regency) sued Campus Village after the University of Colorado-Denver (UCD) instituted a residency requirement which forced a significant portion of its freshmen and internatio...

United States v. Frazier-LeFear
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6128
Jackson v. J.R. Simplot Co.
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8044
Rojem v. Royal
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 14-6210
Thames v. Evanston Insurance Co.
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5125
Glapion v. Jewell
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1219
Fontana v. State of Colorado
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1426
Ewing v. Doubletree DTWC
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4037
United States v. Chaidez-Guerrero
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6233
Quintana v. Adair
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7029
Avenue Capital Management II, v. Schaden  
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1389

Justia Opinion Summary: The complaint and referenced documents show that Quiznos fast-food franchise had borrowed heavily before its business sharply declined. From 2007 to 2011, Quiznos lost roughly 3,000 franchise restaurants and profitabilit...

United States v. Perez
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1114
Jiron v. Swift
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1371
Coalition of Concerned Citizen v. Federal Transit  
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2192

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, a group of entities and individuals that owned businesses or real property located on Central Avenue in Albuquerque, New Mexico, filed suit seeking to enjoin the City of Albuquerque from proceeding with const...

United States v. Chavero
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5040
Madden v. Usry
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6263
United States v. Tenderholt
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8088
Big Cats of Serenity Springs v. Vilsack  
Date: December 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1174

Justia Opinion Summary: Big Cats of Serenity Springs was a Colorado-based non-profit that provided housing, food, and veterinary care for exotic animals. The facility was regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Pla...

Faircloth v. Schwartz
Date: December 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1077
Boevers v. Coffman
Date: December 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6039
Nelson v. Long  
Date: December 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6073

Justia Opinion Summary: Bobby Long, the debtor in this Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding, claimed an exemption in $60,000 worth of life insurance proceeds that he received as a beneficiary shortly prior to filing his bankruptcy petition. The Trus...

United States v. Taylor  
Date: December 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7028

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Tommy Taylor was convicted by a jury of being a felon in possession of a firearm, for which he was sentenced to 110 months’ imprisonment. On direct appeal, the Tenth Circuit remanded for resentencing because Ta...

United States v. Rivera
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1228
Keith v. Koerner  
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3219

Justia Opinion Summary: While incarcerated at the Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF - an all-female state prison), Plaintiff-Appellant Tracy Keith was raped by a prison maintenance employee. Plaintiff filed a section 1983 suit alleging that pri...

Walker v. Patton
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7060
United States v. Board of Commissioners of Otero County  
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2210

Justia Opinion Summary: A New Mexico statute and a resolution adopted by the Otero County Board of County Commissioners purported to authorize the Board to mitigate fire danger in the Lincoln National Forest without first obtaining permission f...

United States v. Grigsby
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3050
United States v. Grigsby
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3061
Jackson v. Hogan
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6042
Rebein, Trustee v. Cornerstone Creek Partners  
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3190

Justia Opinion Summary: Expert South Tulsa, a debtor in bankruptcy, sought to set aside as a fraudulent transfer its own sale of real estate that was encumbered by a mortgage far exceeding the sale price. It contended that it did not receive re...

Yeager v. Fort Knox Security
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4192
Sebastian Juan v. Lynch
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-9539
Thomas v. White-Gordon
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1042
Hatlee v. Olds
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1065
Dye v. Moniz
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2024
Stapp v. Curry County Board
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2067
United States v. Barajas
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3036
Clark v. Cline
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3240
United States v. Perryman
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5141
Porter v. Allbaugh
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6211
United States v. Taylor
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6223
McCune v. USSEC
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-9527
United States v. Mendoza-Haro
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1276
Huddleston v. Coffman
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1293
United States v. Shifrin
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1345
Smith v. Farris
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5115
Dewberry v. Patton
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6178
Cleveland v. Sharp
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6278
K.B. v. Perez
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1155
Farrell v. Kellermeyer
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1307
United States v. Langham
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5049
Martin v. City of Tulsa
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5146
Blueberry v. Comanche County
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6144
Griffeth v. United States
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4112
Patterson v. Colvin
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3029
United States v. Lopez
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3120
Tillman v. Bigelow
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4139
Pinder v. Mitchell
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4023
Gaige v. Saia Motor Freight Line
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6191
White v. Deere & Company
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1098
United States v. Garcia-Arambulo
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1389
Wheeler v. Cline
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3258
Hopper v. Fenton
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5006
Mitchell v. Dowling
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5080
United States v. Collazo
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5094
United States v. Tetty-Mensah
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5103
J&J Sports Productions v. Brady
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6097
United States v. Hebert
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7000
Xue v. Lynch  
Date: November 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-9540

Justia Opinion Summary: Ting Xue, a native and citizen of China, applied to the Tenth Circuit for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) order affirming the denial of his petition for asylum, withholding of removal and protection unde...

United States v. Foy
Date: November 25, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4100
Basanti v. Metcalf
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1149
Shell v. Swallow
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1150
Mooney v. Dunham
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1302
United States v. Tarango
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2015
Silver v. Quora
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2173
Grigsby v. Marten
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3163
Grigsby v. Dick
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3184
Lancaster v. Sprint/United
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6056
Zen Magnets v. Consumer Product Safety Comm'n  
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-9610

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Zen Magnets, LLC (“Zen”) challenged a regulation promulgated by Respondent Consumer Product Safety Commission (“the Commission”) restricting the size and strength of the rare earth magnets that Zen sold. The s...

Hunter v. Hirsig
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8113
Granados v. Crowley County Correctional
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1336
United States v. Callwood
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2204
Garman v. Garaychochea
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4096
Dubois v. Brown
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5031
Morris v. Dowling
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5131
United States v. Jurado-Barajas
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8075
Ragab v. Howard  
Date: November 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1444

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants-Appellants Ultegra Financial, its CEO Muhammad Howard, (collectively Ultegra Defendants) and Clive Funding, Inc., appealed a district court’s order denying their motion to compel arbitration. In 2013, Ragab en...

Krebs v. Williams
Date: November 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3096
Wilkins v. Chrisman
Date: November 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7024
Barroca v. Maye
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3080
United States v. Larsen
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4088
Palzer v. Cox Oklahoma Telecom
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5021
Long v. Wells Fargo Bank
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4131
Mojsilovic v. Board of Regents University of Oklahoma  
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6151

Justia Opinion Summary: Danijela and Aleksandar Mojsilovic appealed the dismissal of their damages claim under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA). The Mojsilovics are Serbian scientists recruited and hired by the Uni...

Deaton v. Farris
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6204
United States v. Boisseau  
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3294

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial, defendant-appellant Eldon Boisseau was convicted of tax evasion The district court determined that Boisseau, a practicing attorney, willfully evaded paying his taxes by: (1) placing his law practice...

United States v. Roberson
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3305
Peden v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins Co  
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1381

Justia Opinion Summary: Terrill Graf, bought his fiancee a van for her 50th birthday. Celebrating the birthday and new purchase, Graf drank liquor and then gathered four friends in the van. Plaintiff Wendy Peden was one of those friends. She sa...

Gutierrez v. Luna County  
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2161

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Luna County Deputy Sheriff Gabriel Maynes attempted to pull over plaintiff Anna Gutierrez for running a stop sign. Instead of pulling over, Gutierrez sped up, driving to an apartment complex where her mother, pl...

United States v. Gilmore  
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3114

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Jeremy Gilmore was convicted of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Due to two prior drug felonies, he was sentenced to a mandatory life sentence. He moved to have his...

Estate of Clayton Lockett v. Fallin  
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6134

Justia Opinion Summary: The Estate of Clayton Lockett, through its personal representative Gary Lockett, filed suit against the Governor of Oklahoma Mary Fallin; corrections officials, medical officials, EMTs and drug manufacturers, all in rela...

United States v. Armienta
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6205
United States v. Aguirre-Ramirez
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1235
White v. Kansas DOC
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3098
Lister v. City of Wichita
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3229
Needham v. State of Utah
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4157
In re: Behrends
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1420
United States v. Amado  
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6162

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Elias Amado appealed two district court decisions denying his respective motions for reduction of sentence. Defendant, an illegal immigrant, was caught in 2013 with lots of guns, ammunition, drugs, money, and o...

Acha v. Dept. of Agriculture  
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-9581

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner John Acha worked as a Purchasing Agent for the Forest Service at the White River National Forest in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. In January 2012, a few months into his job, Petitioner submitted a report to his...

United States v. Hawley
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1000
Durkee v. Minor  
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1003

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellee James Durkee sued defendants Sheriff John Minor, Sheriff, and Sergeant Ron Hochmuth, both of Summit County Sheriff’s Department, in their individual capacities. Plaintiff argued defendants violated his...

Bevan v. State of Utah
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4137
United States v. Moreno
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5116
Felix v. City of Bloomfield  
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2149

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, Plaintiffs Jane Felix and B.N. Coone challenged the City of Bloomfield’s allowing the installation of a Ten Commandments monument on the City Hall Lawn. Two threshold issues raised were: (1) whether plaint...

Villa v. Colorado Dept. of Corrections
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1308
United States v. Carrillo-Perez
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2120
Wilson v. Rokusek
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3027
Price v. State of Kansas
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3277
United States v. Tidzump  
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8021

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Ashley Tidzump was convicted of assault and requested an 18-month prison term, admitting an addiction to opiates and a need for treatment. Tidzump would have ordinarily qualified for the prison’s drug...

United States v. Smith
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8091
Brown v. Perez
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1023
Entek GRB v. Stull Ranches  
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1267

Justia Opinion Summary: Two years ago, Entek GRB, LLC appealed a district court decision holding that it could not cross Stull Ranches' surface estate to access minerals lying under other estates in the same unitized area. Stull defended the di...

United States v. Housholder
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3146
Progressive Northwestern Ins. v. Handshumaker
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3045
Dixon v. Heimgartner
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3154
Lane v. Maye
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3287
United States v. Fajardo-Zamora
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4068
United States v. Tinajero-Porras
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6253
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners v. Williams
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1336
Ridgell-Boltz v. Colvin
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1361
Hardscrabble Ranch v. United States  
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1438

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Hardscrabble Ranch, L.L.C. appeals from the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the government. Hardscrabble sued the government under the Federal Tort Claims Act in connection with...

Rupp v. Pearson
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4191
In re: Barrett
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7035
United States v. Schneider (Linda)
Date: November 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3247
Sharp v. CGG Land (U.S.), Inc.  
Date: November 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5113

Justia Opinion Summary: CGG Land (U.S.) Inc.’s employees (Employees) brought this collective action alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employees were former hourly employees of CGG. CGG provided seismic-mapping services...

United States v. Carey
Date: November 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8093
Carbajal v. Swan
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1349
Wilson v. Wichita State University
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3266
United States v. Washington
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4001
United States v. Munoz
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5026
Dutcher v. Matheson  
Date: November 2, 2016
Docket Number: 14-4085

Justia Opinion Summary: Richard and Gwen Dutcher and their co-plaintiffs (collectively, “plaintiffs”) brought suit in Utah state court on behalf of a putative plaintiff class against ReconTrust, a national bank that served as the substitute tru...

Cox v. Cache County
Date: November 2, 2016
Docket Number: 14-4123
United States v. Osborn
Date: November 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4165
Umoren v. Byrd
Date: November 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6230
Paulsen v. Colvin
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1277
General Steel Domestic Sales v. Chumley  
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1293

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a dispute between two competing prefabricated steel building companies in Colorado. Defendants-Appellants Atlantic Building Systems, LLC d/b/a Armstrong Steel Corporation and its CEO, Ethan Chumley (co...

FDIC v. Kansas Bankers Surety Company  
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1390

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) sought to recover on a financial institution crime bond and appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant-Appellee Kansas B...

United States v. McNeal (Phinehas)
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1458
Century Surety Co. v. Shayona Investment  
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6083

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellee Century Surety Company (“Century”) issued a commercial lines policy to Defendant-Appellant Shayona Investment, LLC covering commercial property and business income coverage. Shayona submitted claims, C...

United States v. Akers
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3171
United States v. Garcia-Rivas
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6118
Solidfx v. Jeppesen Sanderson  
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1079

Justia Opinion Summary: This case centered on a dispute between SOLIDFX, LLC, a software development company, and Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc., a subsidiary of Boeing that developed aviation terminal charts. SOLIDFX sued Jeppesen, asserting antitru...

United States v. Stine
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1449
Moore v. Lind
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1287
United States v. Young
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3077
Jimenez v. State of Utah
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4066
Scott v. King  
Date: October 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1343

Justia Opinion Summary: Frances Scott and her husband Galen Amerson filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. Scott amended her petition to identify as an asset her interest in a Florida state action that she and her half-sister had filed cont...

Planned Parenthood v. Herbert
Date: October 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4189
United States v. Zander
Date: October 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4138
Dine Citizens v. Jewell  
Date: October 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2130

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs appealed the district court’s denial of their request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the drilling of certain oil and gas wells in the Mancos Shale formation of the San Juan Basin in New Mexico. The di...

United States v. Pena-Marquez
Date: October 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2075
Rusk v. State of Utah
Date: October 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4155
Moore v. McCollum
Date: October 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6167
United States v. Maldonado-Palma  
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2146

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Manuel Maldonado-Palma pled guilty to one count of illegally reentering or remaining in the United States after having been removed, excluded, or deported. Before sentencing, Maldonado objected to the recommend...

United States v. Delgado-Montoya
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2192
Vehicle Market Research v. Mitchell International  
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3243

Justia Opinion Summary: Vehicle Market Research, Inc. (VMR) sued Mitchell International, Inc. (Mitchell) to recover royalties Mitchell allegedly owed pursuant to a software licensing agreement. The jury returned a verdict for Mitchell, and VMR...

United States v. Piper  
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3288

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, a grand jury indicted Frank Sharron Piper, III for participating in a cocaine conspiracy and other related offenses. He pled guilty and was sentenced to 135 months in prison. Piper appealed the district court's...

Woolf v. Liberty Mutual Group
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4142
United States v. Henry  
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6181

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Tremale Henry was on supervised release after term in prison when he got into an altercation with another man outside an Oklahoma City night club. At the probation revocation hearing that followed, th...

Dickey v. Allbaugh
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6234
Webb v. Caldwell
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4142
Green v. Brennan
Date: October 24, 2016
Docket Number: 13-1096
United States v. Chapman  
Date: October 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2143

Justia Opinion Summary: Two criminal cross-appeals stemmed from a physical altercation between Defendant Leslie Chapman and his then-wife, D.V. The altercation occurred in Veterans Administration (“VA”) housing where the couple was staying whil...

United States v. Godinez-Perez  
Date: October 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3159

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Emanuel Godinez-Perez pleaded guilty to three criminal counts arising out of his role in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. The district cou...

American Wild Horse v. Jewell  
Date: October 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8033

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, The Cloud Foundation, Return to Freedom, Carol Walker, and Kimerlee Curyl filed this action against Sally Jewell, the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, an...

Ortiz v. Dowis
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1453
Razo v. Colvin
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1495
United States v. Young
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4194
Gibson v. Attorney General of the US
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1163
Diaz v. Lynch
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2174
United States v. Sanchez
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3126
United States v. Ramirez
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6092
Maehr v. Koskinen
Date: October 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1204
United States v. Sandoval-Flores
Date: October 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4014
Fish v. Kobach  
Date: October 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3147

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue presented by this matter for the Tenth Circuit's review centered on whether section 5 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) preempted a Kansas law requiring documentary proof of citizenship ("DPOC") for...

Young v. Renne
Date: October 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3227
Carrillo v. Coffman
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1298
Alvarez v. Grosso
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1398
Duran v. Donaldson
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2160
Fox v. Transam Leasing  
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3203

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, three independent truckers representing themselves and a class of similarly situated truck drivers, contended that Defendants TransAm Trucking, Inc. and TransAm Leasing, Inc. (collectively “TransAm”) violated...

Shelton v. Colvin
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6220
Lewis v. Clark
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8135
Warren v. Green Tree Servicing
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1021
Boling v. Maye
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3192
United Steel, Paper & Forestry, Rubber Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial & Svc. Workers Int'l Union v. Phillips 66 Co.  
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5119

Justia Opinion Summary: Phillips 66 Company appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment and order compelling arbitration in its dispute with the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and...

United Steel, Paper & Forest v. Phillips 66
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5119
Hodge v. State of Utah
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4043
United States v. Frierson
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6072
Musket Corporation v. Star Fuel of Oklahoma
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6086
Whitney v. MacGregor
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1465
United States v. Hopper (Polly)
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2194
United States v. Guzman-Aviles
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3250
Tulsa Airports Improv. Trust v. FAA  
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5009

Justia Opinion Summary: Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust (TAIT) sought reimbursement for amounts it paid to a third-party contractor in furtherance of a noise abatement program funded primarily by grants from the Federal Aviation Administration...

American Wild Horse v. Jewell
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8033
United States v. Espinoza
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2176
United States v. NM Supreme Court
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2037
ElHelbawy v. Pritzker
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1446
Latham v. Five Brothers Mortgage Company
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1448
United States v. Terrones-Lopez
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2231
Estate of David Papadakos v. Norton
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4172
Sue v. Kline
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1104
Hyatt v. Board of Regents of OK
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6029
United States v. Killblane
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7023
Smith v. Archuleta
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1477
Sollis v. Trani
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1241
Ayalla v. United States Postmaster
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3088
Kirkpatrick v. Colvin
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6223
State of Wyoming v. Dept. of the Interior  
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8041

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner State of Wyoming (the State) filed suit against the federal Department of the Interior, the Secretary of the Department, and the acting director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking judicial review o...

United States v. Menera-Alvarez
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3197
Hicks v. Sprint Nextel Corporation
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1130
Smith v. DuBoise
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5004
Tilghman v. Kirby
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6010
United States v. Chronister
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6031
Sollis v. Lind
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1238
Pasillas-Sanchez v. Lind
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1244
United States v. Pinkerton
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8072
United States v. Womack
Date: October 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6202
Smith v. City of Oklahoma City
Date: October 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6153
Mullins v. Allbaugh
Date: October 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7025
United States v. Graham
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4135
United States v. Powell
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1019
United States v. Vasquez-Garcia
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3074
Smith v. Glanz
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5089
Parker v. Dowling
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6219
United States v. Brantley
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7011
Bhutto v. Wilson
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8027
Chandler v. CIR
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-9000
Onyx Properties v. Elbert Board of County Commissioners  
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1141

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court consolidated two cases in this opinion. Plaintiffs in both cases complained they were denied due process when the Board of County Commissioners of Elbert County (the Board) required them to rezone their propert...

Denton v. Yancey
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5114
Paulek v. Colvin
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1007
Mallish v. Raemisch
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1254
Webb v. Swensen
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4103
United States v. Hartwell
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1457
United States v. Bustamante-Conchas
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2025
McKinney v. Colorado Dept of Corrections
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1160
Orso v. Colvin
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7077
Shawley v. Bear
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6111
Burris v. McCollum
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6185
Marie v. Moser
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3250
Vreeland v. Griggs
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1377
United States v. McGirr
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8117
Wilson v. Jones
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1220
United States v. Burciaga
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2121
Twobabies v. Patton
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6033
Allen v. Colvin
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4180
Horng v. Lynch
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-9579
Randall v. Allbaugh
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5109
Savage v. Fallin
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6083
Carbajal v. Swan
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1349
Drennan v. Pryor
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3103
Walker v. Balco
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6037
Osuna-Gutierrez v. Johnson  
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-9593

Justia Opinion Summary: Brayan Alexis Osuna-Gutierrez was arrested in Kansas. He was a passenger in a rental vehicle on a cross-country trip. The police found approximately seven grams of marijuana belonging to Gutierrez that he had legally pur...

Osage Exploration v. Stephens Energy
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6188
In re: Clark
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5081
Williams v. Akers  
Date: September 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6146

Justia Opinion Summary: George Rouse hanged himself shortly after defendants, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Agents Francia Thompson and Marvin Akers transported him to the Grady County Law Enforcement Center (GCLEC) for booking. Rouse’...

Clabaugh v. Grant
Date: September 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6062
Jimenez v. Teller County District Court
Date: September 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1284
Golicov v. Lynch  
Date: September 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-9530

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Constantine Golicov, a lawful permanent resident of the United States, sought review of a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) order concluding that his Utah state conviction for failing to stop at a police offi...

Rhino Energy v. C.O.P. Coal Development
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4108
Cardoso v. McCollum
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6208
Stovall v. Chaptelain
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1286
United States v. Tolliver
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5057
Romero-Raigoza v. Lynch
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-9575
Stetzel v. Holubek
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1006
United States v. Belin
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2082
Wagner v. Cruz
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4044
United States v. Jenkins
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7016
Eckert v. Dougherty
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2204
United States v. Jones
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3166
Williams v. Wilkinson
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7075
Bowles v. State of Kansas
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3237
Wyles v. Sussman
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1258
United States v. Coleman
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2063
United States v. Martinez
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2071
United States v. Johnson
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3251
United States v. Maurek
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6151
Spurlock v. Townes
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 12-2094
Spurlock v. Wagner
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 12-2168
United States v. Martinez-Cruz  
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2167

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Jesus Domingo Martinez-Cruz appealed the district court’s twelve-level enhancement of his sentence under United States Sentencing Guideline (the Guidelines) section 2L1.2, Application Note 5, for his...

United States v. Claycomb
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8136
Steak N Shake Enterprises v. Globex Company
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1010
McDonald v. Colorado's 18th Judicial Dist
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1056
United States v. Sangiovanni
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2158
Sable Cove Condo Assoc. v. Owners Insurance Co.
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1261
Wallin v. Miller
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1299
United States v. McDonald
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2214
United States v. MacDonald
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1090
Sollis v. Raemisch
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1200
Melander v. State of Wyoming
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8056
McDonald v. Nationwide Title Clearing
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1445
Hohenberger v. United States
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1494
Hernandez v. Electric Insurance
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3317
American Fed. of Gov. Employee v. FLRA  
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-9542

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner American Federation of Government Employees Local 1592 (Union) appealed a Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) decision made in favor of the Department of the Air Force, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Ai...

Aquila v. C.W. Mining Co.
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4000
United States v. Clare
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5041
Mc Neill v. United States  
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8095

Justia Opinion Summary: Prior to petitioner-appellant Corbin McNeill retiring as an executive to a utility company, "he came across a complicated little scheme suggested by some well-heeled tax advisors." At its core, the scheme was to transfer...

Sundance Energy Oklahoma v. Dan D Drilling Corp.  
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6103

Justia Opinion Summary: Sundance Energy Oklahoma, LLC, brought suit against Dan D. Drilling Corporation for damages resulting from the total loss of an oil and gas well. A jury found in favor of Sundance Energy, and the district court denied Da...

Rajala v. Gardner
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3241
McDonald v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1168
Woolf v. Liberty Mutual Group
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4142
Frye v. Medina
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1101
Lewis v. Progressive Pipeline
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7007
Chavez-Torres v. City of Greeley
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1447
Rindlesbach v. Jones
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4088
Louis v. Mercy Health
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6235
Harper v. Guthrie
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8125
Gonzales v. State of Colorado
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1226
Hill v. Fort Leavenworth Disciplinary
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3097
United States v. Akers
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3171
United States v. Walton
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4060
Walker v. Allbaugh
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5056
Brown v. Perez  
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1023

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs-Appellants Blake Brown, Dean Biggs, Jacqueline Deherrera, Ruth Ann Head, Marlene Mason, Roxanne McFall, Richard Medlock, and Bernadette Smith appealed a summary judgment order upholding Defendants-Appellees Th...

Forney Industries v. Daco of Missouri  
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1226

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Forney Industries, Inc.'s product packaging has, since at least 1989, used some combination of red, yellow, black, and white coloration. The issue in this case was whether Forney's use of colors in its metalwor...

United States v. Castillo-Arment
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1268
Paros Properties v. Colorado Casualty Ins Co  
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1369

Justia Opinion Summary: A mudslide destroyed a commercial building in Boulder, Colorado, owned by Paros Properties LLC and insured under a policy issued by Colorado Casualty Insurance Company. Paros filed an insurance claim but the Insurer deni...

Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah v. Myton
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4080
J&R Investment v. Anthony
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4161
Martinez Garcia v. Lynch
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-9564
Jimenez v. 4th Judicial District Atty
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1239
Krug v. Kastner
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6052
United States v. Santiago-Villanueva
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6126
United States v. Clayton
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7027
United States v. Olaveson
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8057
Olson v. Penske Logistics  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1380

Justia Opinion Summary: Kris Olson managed a warehouse for Penske Logistics, but Penske fired him while he was on medical leave. He filed suit under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), alleging Penske had unlawfully interfered with his FML...

United States v. Shrader
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5073
Alwert v. Cox Enterprises  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6076

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Andrew Alwert and Stanley Feldman brought putative class actions against Cox Communications, Inc. (Cox) claiming that Cox violated antitrust law by tying its premium cable service to rental of a set-top box. T...

Castillo v. Bobelu
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6203
United States v. Wolfname  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8025

Justia Opinion Summary: While responding to an early-morning 911 call, Officer Blaine Parnell of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, attempted to arrest Jakota Wolfname on two outstanding tribal warrants. Parnell ordered Wolfname to put...

United States v. Franco
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3269
United States v. Frazier
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3094
Watson v. State of Missouri
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3095
Jazvin v. Colvin
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1498
Portwine v. CIR
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-9004
Johnson v. Smith
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2119
United States v. Warren
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3151
Rodas v. Lynch
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 16-9504
Vasquez v. Lewis  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3278

Justia Opinion Summary: This issue this case presented for the Tenth Circuit's review centered on whether, under the totality of circumstances, two Kansas Highway Patrol Officers had reasonable suspicion to detain and search the vehicle of Pete...

Gutierrez-Brizuela v. Lynch  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 14-9585

Justia Opinion Summary: Hugo Gutierrez-Brizuela applied for adjustment of status in reliance on the Tenth Circuit's decision in "Padilla-Caldera I" in the period it was valid law. Gutierrez-Brizuela applied for relief during the period after th...

SEC v. Kokesh  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2087

Justia Opinion Summary: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought an enforcement action against Defendant Charles Kokesh for misappropriating funds from four SEC-registered business development companies (BDCs) in violation of federa...

O'Neill v. King
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2080
Panicker v. City of Oklahoma City
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6114
Collins v. Trans Union
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1482
Edens v. Netherlands Insurance  
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5092

Justia Opinion Summary: Zachery Edens was killed in when an oncoming car turned in front of his motorcycle. David Edens, Zachery's father and the Chief Executive Officer of Edens Structural Solutions LLC (Edens LLC), and Rhonda Edens, Zachery's...

United States v. James
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1029
Winkel v. Heimgartner
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3177
Vickery v. Diamond
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1069
United States v. Basurto
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2119
United States v. Lester
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3314
Valles-Diera v. Lynch
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-9587
Staszak v. Lind
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1078
Celebrity Attractions v. Oklahoma City Public
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6013
Censke v. Fox
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6099
United States v. Moreno
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8030
Wallin v. Miller
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1301
Glaser v. Raemisch
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1228
United States v. Faure
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6130
Kirk v. Flores
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2219
Retiree, Inc. v. Anspach
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3101
United States v. Alonzo-Garcia
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1044
United States v. Teague
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7056
Lu v. University of Utah
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4179
Wood v. McCollum
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6067
United States v. Gronski
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8053
George v. Urban Settlement Services  
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1427

Justia Opinion Summary: Richard George, Steven Leavitt, Sandra Leavitt, and Darrell Dalton appealed the district court’s dismissal of their putative class action against Urban Settlement Services, d/b/a Urban Lending Solutions (Urban) and Bank...

United States v. Lustyik  
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4050

Justia Opinion Summary: Former FBI agent Robert Lustyik wanted to help his friend and business partner, Michael Taylor, in return for payment. Taylor owned American International Security Corporation (AISC), a company that offered security and...

United States v. Young
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4005
United States v. Laster
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6105
Cure Land v. USDA  
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1415

Justia Opinion Summary: This case centered on a rural water conservation program administered in part by Defendants-Appellees United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”), the Secretary of the USDA, the Farm Service Agency (“FSA”), and the...

United States v. Marquez  
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2193

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Ernest Marquez challenges the two-level sentence enhancement imposed under United States Sentencing Guideline section 3B1.1(c) for his role as an organizer, leader, manager, or supervisor in criminal...

Estate of Jimma Pal Reat v. Rodriguez
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1001
Vinez v. Sky Chefs
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1314
United States v. Womack  
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6202

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from the sentencing and resentencing of defendant-appellee Gregory Womack, who was convicted of federal crimes involving the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. In a prior appeal, the Tenth...

United States v. Gruver
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6119
Chung v. El Paso School District
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1297
Lester v. United States
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3091
United States v. Golden
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7012
Ridgell-Boltz v. Colvin
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1361
Romero v. United States
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2185
Collins v. CFAM Financial Services
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1193
Martinez v. Aulepp
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3079
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah v. Myton  
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4080

Justia Opinion Summary: Thirty years ago, the Tenth Circuit decided all boundary disputes between the Ute Indian Tribe, the State of Utah, and its subdivisions. The only thing that remained was for the district court to memorialize that mandate...

United States v. Verner
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5042
Culver v. Armstrong  
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8028

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Shannon Armstrong was standing alongside his patrol car conversing with Dusti Mowrey, a local resident and, by happenstance, a friend of Plaintiff Thomas Culver, when he witnessed a Chevrolet pickup with two in...

United States v. Branch
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2019
United States v. Bustamante-Conchas  
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2025

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Miguel Bustamante-Conchas was convicted on drug distribution charges and sentenced to 240 months in prison. At sentencing the district court found that Bustamante-Conchas was responsible for a signifi...

Bird v. West Valley City  
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4024

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, city officials of West Valley City terminated Plaintiff Karen Bird from her position as manager of the city’s Animal Shelter. During the latter half of Plaintiff’s employment, the environment of the Animal Shelt...

United States v. Smith
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4025
United States v. Ackerman  
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3265

Justia Opinion Summary: Walter Ackerman's internet service provider (ISP) had an automated filter designed to thwart transmission of child pornography. The filter identified one of four images attached to an email sent by Ackerman as pornograph...

Flanders v. Lawrence
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1327
United States v. Oviedo-Tagle
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3206
United States v. Smith
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5128
Oceguera v. Colvin
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2211
United States v. Juanico
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2229
DiCesare v. McAnally
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7064
United States v. Gutierrez-Toledo
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1047
United States v. Reulet
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3208
Tomelleri v. MEDL Mobile
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3230
Brown v. Chappelle
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5117
Chavez-Ochoa v. Lynch
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-9582
Johnson v. Dash
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1392
Herrera v. Falk
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1471
Lofstedt v. Oletski-Behrends
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1489
Drury v. BNSF Railway Company
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3021
Eyring v. Fondaco
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4032
ACE Fire Underwriters v. Romero  
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2073

Justia Opinion Summary: ACE Fire Underwriters Insurance Company appeals the district court’s declaration that a policy ACE issued offered total coverage up to $2 million for an accident involving two insured vehicles: a tractor and trailer. The...

In re: Aramark Sports  
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-4118

Justia Opinion Summary: A recreational boating accident killed four adults. The boat had been rented from Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC. Because the accident occurred on navigable waters, the case fell within federal admiralty...

Covalt v. Inmate Services Corporation
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1247
United States v. Sanchez
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7021
Shepard v. Rangel
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1424
United States v. Edmondson
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5003
Cowan v. State of Oklahoma
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5030
Williams v. State of Oklahoma
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6150
United States v. Fisher
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5100
Xiong v. Knight Transportation
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1390
Bradshaw v. Gatterman
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3246
United States v. Moncada
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8124
Trans-Western Petroleum v. United States Gypsum Co.  
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 13-4012

Justia Opinion Summary: At the heart of this case was a 2004 oil and gas lease with a five-year term between Trans-Western Petroleum, Inc. and United States Gypsum Co. (“USG”). Trans-Western contacted USG to lease its land at the conclusion of...

Fidelity National Title v. Woody Creek Ventures  
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1274

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case were two provisions of a title insurance policy underwritten by Fidelity National Title Insurance Company. One provision insured against unmarketability of title, and the other insured against a lac...

Foster v. Mountain Coal Company  
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1025

Justia Opinion Summary: Eugene Foster appeals from a district-court order granting summary judgment in favor of Mountain Coal Company, LLC (Mountain Coal) on his retaliation claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Foster injured...

James v. James
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1403
BV Jordanelle v. Old Republic National  
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4127

Justia Opinion Summary: At the heart of this appeal was the dispute over the scope of an insurance policy. The insureds, BV Jordanelle, LLC and BV Lending, LLC (collectively, "BV") obtained a mortgage on real property as security for a loan and...

Lexington Insurance v. Precision Drilling  
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8036

Justia Opinion Summary: Darrell Jent suffered serious injuries while working on an oil rig. The rig’s owner, Precision Drilling Company, L.P., paid him a settlement, then made a claim on its insurance. The insurance company, Lexington Insurance...

United States v. Gordon
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5000
A.M. v. Holmes  
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2066

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant A.M. filed this action under 42 U.S.C. 1983 on behalf of her minor child, F.M., against two employees of the Albuquerque Public Schools: Cleveland Middle School (“CMS”) Principal Susan LaBarge and Ass...

Kellum v. Mares
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2215
United States v. Black  
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3111

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, James Black was convicted by jury of conspiring to distributing cocaine, using a telephone in committing or in causing the facility, and possessing with intent to distribute. The convictions stemmed from charges...

United States v. McBride
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4030
Jester v. Wells Fargo Bank
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7079
Webb v. Smith
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4018
Gabriel v. Wal-Mart Stores
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1431
Zia Shadows, LLC v. City of Las Cruces  
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2009

Justia Opinion Summary: Zia Shadows, LLC operated a mobile-home park in Las Cruces, New Mexico, under a special-use permit from the City. In late 2000, a dispute over water-rights fees arose between Zia Shadows and the City, and principal Alex...

United States v. Lopez-Jacobo
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2182
United States v. Bonilla
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5024
Whittington v. Maes
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2122
United States v. Perez
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2147
Church Mutual Insurance v. Ma'Afu
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4126
Scribner v. Works & Lentz
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5034
United States v. Washington
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2005
United States v. Beadles
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3106
Callahan v. Communications Graphics
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5011
United State v. Moreno
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6148
Williams v. McKee
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1426
Ray v. Colvin
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2149
United States v. Amador-Beltran
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2216
Feldt v. Heritage Homes of Nebraska
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3109
United States v. Lewis
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1156