2018 Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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United States v. Jefferson  
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3150

Justia Opinion Summary: In a span of eleven days, Davion Jefferson committed five robberies. Each was captured by multiple surveillance cameras. The first three robberies occurred on separate occasions at the same Fast Trip convenience store. A...

Hubbard v. OK Dept of Human Services
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6162
DTC Energy Group v. Hirschfeld  
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1113

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant DTC Energy Group, Inc., sued two of its former employees, Adam Hirschfeld and Joseph Galban, as well as one of its industry competitors, Ally Consulting, LLC, for using DTC’s trade secrets to divert b...

Vue v. Sessions
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-9517
Simpson v. Carpenter  
Date: December 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-6191

Justia Opinion Summary: Oklahoma prisoner Kendrick Simpson sought habeas relief from his death sentence for two counts of first-degree murder. The district court granted a Certificate of Appealability (“COA”) on two of the Simpson's eighteen gr...

Dartez v. Goheen
Date: December 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3073
Schulenberg v. BNSF Railway Company  
Date: December 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6003

Justia Opinion Summary: Terry Schulenberg, a train engineer for BNSF Railway Company, was injured when the train he was riding “bottomed out.” Schulenberg filed suit against BNSF, alleging liability for negligence under the Federal Employers’ L...

Bay v. Anadarko E&P Onshore  
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1374

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue raised on appeal in this matter centered on a trespass claim by Plaintiffs-Appellants Marvin and Mildred Bay that Defendants-Appellees Anadarko E&P Onshore LLC and Anadarko Land Corp. (together, “Anadarko”), th...

United States v. Nanez-Rivera
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1419
Bilder v. Mathers
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5082
United States v. Johnson  
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6165

Justia Opinion Summary: Darius Johnson was convicted for possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute, and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. For these offenses, the district court initially imposed concurrent prison terms of 192...

Ziankovich v. Large
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1016
Faircloth v. Hickenlooper
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1212
United States v. Easley  
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2020

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellee Ollisha Easley was onboard a Greyhound bus from Claremont, California, to her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, when the bus made a scheduled stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Greyhound passenger li...

United States v. Vasquez-Torrez
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2140
United States v. White
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5031
United States v. Hancock
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-8056
United States v. Bettcher  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4165

Justia Opinion Summary: In May 2016, Anthony Bettcher pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon. Afterward, a probation officer reviewed Bettcher’s past, including his criminal history, and prepared a Presentence Investigation Report (P...

United States v. Currie  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3242

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found Clifford Currie guilty of assault with intent to commit murder. Currie splashed gasoline on his supervisor, lit her on fire, attempted to stand on her neck, and attacked her with a straight razor and scissor...

Cohen v. Chernushin  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1068

Justia Opinion Summary: Gregory and Andrea Chernushin owned a second home in Colorado in joint tenancy with right of survivorship. Eventually, Mr. Chernushin (not Ms. Chernushin) filed for bankruptcy. During the bankruptcy proceedings, Mr. Cher...

Mitchell v. Lietaer
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1409
United States v. McKnight
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3144
Quary v. English
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3212
Medearis v. City of Tahlequah
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-7009
Malone v. Carpenter  
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6027

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Ricky Malone was convicted in Oklahoma state court of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals (OCCA) affirmed Defendant’s conviction on direct appeal and denied his pe...

United States v. Couch
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3032
United States v. Rhea
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7071
United States v. Ramirez-Alvarez
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1324
Gaines v. Dowling
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6136
United States v. 109 Derr Ave., Laramie County
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-8025
Exby-Stolley v. Board of County Commissioners
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1412
United States v. Glaub  
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1182

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant, Gunther Glaub, was convicted of violating the criminal provisions of the False Claims Act. He argued on appeal that his act of submitting personal bills and invoices to the United States for payment...

United States v. Martinez  
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4131

Justia Opinion Summary: During a traffic stop in Arizona, law enforcement discovered evidence linking Deon Martinez to a bank robbery in Utah. Martinez argued that the state trooper who pulled him over lacked reasonable suspicion to do so, and...

Husky Ventures v. B55 Investments  
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6034

Justia Opinion Summary: Husky Ventures, Inc. (“Husky”) sued B55 Investments Ltd. (“B55”) and its president, Christopher McArthur, for breach of contract and tortious interference under Oklahoma law. In response, B55 filed counterclaims against...

Hamilton v. Northfield Insurance Company  
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7049

Justia Opinion Summary: Billy Hamilton appealed a district court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of defendant Northfield Insurance Company as to Hamilton’s claim for breach of the implied duty of good faith and fair dealing and his a...

Hawg Tools v. Newsco International Energy
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1015
Buhendwa v. RTD
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1092
Gravley v. Hunter
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1246
Greene v. United States Postal Service
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1345
United States v. Yazzie
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2039
Camick v. Holladay
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3065
Jones v. Archuleta
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1228
Barker v. Raemisch
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1251
Greene v. Logisticare Solutions
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1291
Leader Communications v. FAA
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-9510
Rodgers v. Beechcraft Corporation
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5045
Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Zinke
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6247
United States v. Limon
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1235
United States v. Milne
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2037
Rodgers v. Beechcraft Corporation
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5045
United States v. Dykes
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1341
Serna v. Webster
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2049
State Farm Fire & Casualty v. Telecomm Consultants
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6061
United States v. Elwood
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6077
Vaughn v. Klinger
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-7008
Turner v. Middle Rio Grande Conservancy
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2105
United States v. Tyree
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1046
United States v. Garcia
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2025
State Farm Mutual v. Kowalik
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6023
Vigil v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1462
Wakaya Perfection, LLC v. Youngevity International  
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4178

Justia Opinion Summary: Wakaya Perfection, LLC and its principals sued Youngevity International Corp. and its principals in Utah state court. The Youngevity parties responded by bringing their own suit against the Wakaya parties in a California...

Turner Brothers v. Conley
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-9545
Lopez v. Sterling Correctional FAC
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1337
Jones v. Office of Admin. Hearings
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3153
United States v. Rodriguez-Arroyo
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6028
United States v. Kelley
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6056
United States v. Norwood
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6113
Pemberton v. Patton
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-7026
Marshall v. Harvanek
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7083
Crosby v. Fox
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1334
United States v. Williams
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6018
Jackson v. Bryant
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-7047
Stender v. Archstone-Smith  
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1332

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal grew out of a battle between the majority and minority owners of units in an investment vehicle. The majority unitholder wanted to merge, but this would require the minority to sell their units or convert the...

Dailey v. Hecht
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1409
Layng v. Rael
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-8026
Singh v. Sessions
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-9518
Estate of Robert Vallina v. County of Teller Sheriff's
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1361
Vallina v. Petrescu
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1428
United States v. Smith
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1020
Carr v. El Paso County, Colorado
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1196
Bustos-Chavez v. Hansen
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1286
United States v. Marker
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2102
Capital Development Affiliates v. Thigpen
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5035
United States v. Angulo-Lopez
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6080
Straub v. BNSF  
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1050

Justia Opinion Summary: George Straub, an employee of BNSF Railway Company (“BNSF”), injured his back and neck when, in the course and scope of his duties, he attempted to adjust the engineer’s chair of Locomotive #6295. Straub brought suit, as...

Grigsby v. Baltazar
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3162
United States v. Lax
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3115
United States v. Fisher
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3138
Kirkland v. English
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3175
Fowler v. State of Utah
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4091
United States v. Sedillo
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2173
Estate of Joseph Duke v. Gunnison County Sheriff
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1076
United States v. Triplett
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1268
United States v. Daniels
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1380
Leon v. Summit County
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4205
Bilder v. Mathers
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5082
United States v. Magnan
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-8026
McDonald v. Arapahoe County
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1070
Agrawal v. Ogden
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6054
Vue v. Sessions
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-9517
United States v. Martinez-Romero
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2220
United States v. Waldron
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4187
Rodriguez v. Nationwide Homes
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1306
United States v. Joseph
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2023
United States v. Jackson
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3167
McNelly v. Cline
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3197
United States v. McCoy
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4057
Davis v. U.S. Government
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-7050
Bryant v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: November 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4040
United States v. Neihart
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2164
American Charities v. O'Bannon  
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4177

Justia Opinion Summary: Utah officials had interpreted its old law to require Plaintiff Rainbow Direct Marketing to register and obtain a permit in the State of Utah to be a professional fundraising consultant. Rainbow viewed these requirements...

United States v. Amaya
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1265
United States v. McRae
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4000
Davis v. English
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3178
United States v. Maxwell
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5074
Winston v. Allbaugh
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-7038
Ausmus v. Perdue  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1442

Justia Opinion Summary: Winter wheat farmers could purchase insurance to protect against below-average harvests. The policies at issue here offered yield protection. On July 1, 2014, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (“FCIC”) published an...

United States v. Mucsarney
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1261
United States v. Shrum  
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3059

Justia Opinion Summary: Following the unexpected death of Defendant Walt Shrum’s common law wife at the couple’s home, Kingman, Kansas police officers “secured” the home, prohibiting Defendant access. Approximately three hours later and without...

Enable Oklahoma Intrastate v. 25 Foot Wide Easement  
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6188

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Enable Oklahoma Intrastate Transmission, LLC (“Enable”), appealed the district court’s dismissal of its case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and for failure to join an indispensable party. Enable also c...

Hunter v. Moorhead
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1077
United States v. Dyke
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3163
United States v. Singleton
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3170
Lauer v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4046
United States v. Thornbrugh
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5082
Nesbitt v. FCNH  
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1084

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Rhonda Nesbitt was a former massage therapy student who attended a for-profit vocational school operated by Defendants-Appellees (“Steiner”).On behalf of a class of former students, Nesbitt brought su...

State of New Mexico v. Aamodt
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2147
United States v. Giannukos  
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3067

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jay Giannukos appealed two convictions involving the illegal possession of firearms. While conducting a parole search of Giannukos’s home, officers found two firearms, methamphetamine, and counterfeiting equipm...

United States v. Espinoza-Talamantes
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2123
Johnson v. Allbaugh
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5068
Lomax v. Raemisch
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1250
Ombe v. State of New Mexico
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2031
United States v. Reyes-Espinoza
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2064
Adkins v. Koduri
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3164
Jones v. Jones
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6035
United States v. Olea-Monarez  
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3330

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Vincencio Olea-Monarez was charged along with several codefendants in a thirty-one-count indictment related to a large drug-trafficking conspiracy. During deliberations, the jury sent the district cou...

Southern Utah Wilderness v. Burke  
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4113

Justia Opinion Summary: A Settlement Agreement sought to end a longstanding, complex dispute dating from 2008. In 2008, environmental groups led by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (collectively, “SUWA”) challenged six resource management...

Leslie v. Bryant
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6097
Potts v. Center for Excellence  
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1143

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2009 until 2012, Debbi Potts worked as the campus director of the Cheyenne, Wyoming campus of CollegeAmerica Denver, Inc. (CollegeAmerica), a predecessor of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education, Inc. (the C...

McGehee v. Southwest Electronic Energy  
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6238

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Jacob McGehee and Steven Ray Heath appealed a district court’s grant of summary judgment to defendants Forest Oil Corp. and Lantern Drilling Co. Forest and Lantern leased a drilling device from Teledrift, plai...

Lane v. Buckley
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-8079
Gidding v. Fitz
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1106
Lankford v. Wagner
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2030
United States v. Christian
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6069
United States v. Rodriguez-Flores  
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2039

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Jose Remberto Guzman-Dominguez and Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Flores were arrested at a state port of entry after an inspector found cocaine and heroin in their tractor-trailer. The truck contained a large quantit...

Audubon Society v. US Army Corps of Engineers  
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1004

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Audubon Society of Greater Denver sought review of the Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of a project to store more water in the Chatfield Reservoir in Colorado. Audubon argued the Corps’ review and approval o...

Murphy v. Willmore
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4100
United States v. Duran
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5087
Bryant v. United States Postal Service
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3018
Wood v. Carpenter
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-6001
United States v. Dutch
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2219
Brooks v. Hanson
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1356
Bohanon v. Schnurr
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3180
Lewallen v. Martin
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5030
United States v. Jones
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2197
United States v. Kemp & Associates  
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4148

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, a federal grand jury in Utah returned a single count indictment against Kemp & Associates, Inc. (“Kemp”) and its Vice President/COO Daniel Mannix (collectively, “Defendants”) for knowingly entering into a combin...

United States v. Barragan-Rodriguez
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3198
Abadi v. Sessions
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-9509
Beltran v. Interexchange, Inc.  
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1359

Justia Opinion Summary: Au pairs and former au pairs filed a class action lawsuit against AuPairCare, Inc. (“APC”) and other au pair sponsoring companies alleging violations of antitrust laws, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations...

Bruce v. Pacific Specialty Insurance
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1426
Nosewicz v. Janosko
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1139
Sweeney v. Allred
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1170
Blair v. Raemisch
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1234
Kucera v. Central Intelligence Agency
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2087
Allen v. USAA  
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1282

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Jeffrey Allen was injured in a car accident in May 2013. His automobile insurance policy included coverage for medical expenses arising from car accidents, but this coverage contained a one-year limit...

Johnson v. City of Roswell
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2176
United States v. DeLia  
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7051

Justia Opinion Summary: A federal grand jury indicted Steven DeLia on one count of healthcare fraud. But the government filed the indictment outside the ordinarily applicable statute of limitations. Notwithstanding this filing, the government a...

United States v. Underwood
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1017
Elder v. Farris
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6074
United States v. Elliott
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-8046
Collins v. Diversified Consultants
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1446
Corley v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5112
Reid v. United States
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6100
Martin v. Greisman
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7076
Martinez v. Trani
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1073
Dopp v. Martin
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5070
United States v. Shaw
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6087
United States v. Ejiofor
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6211
United States v. Morris
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6223
United States v. Alderete
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1032
Herrera v. United Airlines
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1453
Omega Forex Group v. United States  
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4066

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Omega Forex Group LC (Omega), appearing by and through partner Robert Flath (Flath), appealed a district court decision affirming two Notices of Final Partnership Administrative Adjustment (FPAA) issued by the...

Thompson v. Allbaugh
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6127
Burnett v. Fallin
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6141
Jones v. English
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3128
Barnett v. Allbaugh
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-7017
United States v. Saesee
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-7027
Tijera Moreno v. Sessions
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-9516
Strong v. Hrabe
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3027
United States v. Brumley
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7081
United States v. Gonzalez-Avalos
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2003
Jensen v. Garden
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4048
Praytor v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5028
United States v. Thompson
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 15-3313
United States v. Banks
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 15-3324
United States v. Thomas
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1278
Nanda v. Phillips 66 Company
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1318
United States v. Lopez
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1370
Webb v. Berryhill
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2216
Palmer v. Kaiser Foundation
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1028
Hall v. State Farm Insurance
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3112
Mills v. Byrd
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5084
Davis v. Tyson Prepared Foods
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3247
CNSP v. City of Santa Fe
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2056
United States v. Sanchez-Rivas
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2138
United States v. Cox  
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3034

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, the government prosecuted two Kansas men, Shane Cox and Jeremy Kettler, for violating the National Firearms Act (NFA) by manufacturing (in Kansas), transferring (in Kansas), and possessing (in Kansas) several un...

Rahimi v. Sweat
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4167
Siloam Springs Hotel v. Century Surety Company  
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6208

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, while the disputed insurance policy was in effect, several guests at the Siloam Springs Hotel allegedly sustained injuries due to carbon monoxide poisoning stemming from an indoor-swimming-pool heater that had r...

United States v. Martinez
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-8097
Lamar v. O'Dell
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1270
United States v. Foy
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3083
United States v. Mitchell
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4201
United States v. Powell
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3084
United States v. Wells
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5048
Thompson v. Bryant
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6153
United States v. Holyfield
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1236
DeWild v. Raemisch
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1287
Heffington v. Puleo
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3034
United States v. Perryman
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5088
Exby-Stolley v. Board of County Commissioners  
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1412

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Laurie Exby-Stolley sued her former employer, the Board of County Commissioners of Weld County, Colorado (the County), under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She alleged the County had failed to accom...

Roselle v. Berger & Montague
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1328
Dish Network v. Ghosh
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1131
Morales v. Sessions
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-9504
Arbogast v. State of Kansas
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3012
United States v. Saucedo-Avalos
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3119
United States v. Porter  
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5000

Justia Opinion Summary: Shannon Porter used over-the-counter tax preparation software to complete and electronically file 123 false tax returns with the IRS. Although the IRS rejected many of the returns and requested refunds, it paid out $180,...

United States v. Curry
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6106
Vreeland v. Zupan  
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1503

Justia Opinion Summary: Delmart Vreeland II applied for habeas relief in federal district court, alleging in relevant part that the state trial court violated his Sixth Amendment right to counsel and his Fourteenth Amendment right to due proces...

United States v. Alires
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2076
United States v. Ochoa-Olivas
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2210
First American Title Insurance v. Northwest Title Insurance  
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4086

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiffs were two wholly owned subsidiaries of First American Financial Corporation: First American Title Insurance Company (FA Company) and First American Title Company, LLC (FA LLC) (collectively Plaintiffs). The...

Villa v. Raemisch
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1115
Payan v. United Parcel Service  
Date: October 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4188

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles Payan appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of United Parcel Service (“UPS”) in relation to his claims for racial discrimination and retaliation arising under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. 19...

United States v. Jacoby
Date: October 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1431
Guerra v. Toulouse-Oliver
Date: October 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2005
United States v. Acosta
Date: October 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2047
United States v. Robinson
Date: October 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6013
United States v. Dates
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2267
United States v. Templeton
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2091
Acosta v. Jani-King of Oklahoma  
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6179

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court dismissed with prejudice of the Secretary of Labor’s complaint against Jani-King of Oklahoma, Inc. Jani-King is a janitorial company providing cleaning services in the Oklahoma City area. Following an...

Pavatt v. Carpenter
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 14-6117
United States v. Lymon  
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2077

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Davon Lymon challenged the procedure by which the district court decided to order the three federal sentences imposed in his case to be consecutive. Lymon pled guilty to three offenses charged in the same indic...

United States v. Hale
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4127
Adcock v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7079
Jara v. Standard Parking
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1240
Thomas v. Aldridge
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5061
Thomas v. Bryant
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5062
United States v. Pinkerton
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-8047
Bills v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1109
Farr v. CIR
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-9002
Green v. Life Ins. Co. of North America
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1383
Tyler v. United States Dept. of Educ.  
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6074

Justia Opinion Summary: The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (“ODRS”) appealed a district court’s affirmance of an arbitration decision rendered under the Randolph-Sheppard Act (the “RSA”). The statute authorized designated state...

Smith v. Cheyenne Retirement Investors  
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-8055

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Diane Smith, a former employee of the Pointe Frontier assisted living facility in Cheyenne, Wyoming, filed suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, alleging that she was unlawfully terminated by Po...

United States v. Almaraz
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3116
Lee v. Tucker  
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1236

Justia Opinion Summary: Ryan Lee sued four Sheriff’s Deputies, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging violations of his First and Fourth Amendment rights. On July 4, 2014, Lee and his wife, Tamila Lee, attended a barbecue where they consumed alco...

McCary v. Foster
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1416
Holman v. Braggs
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5033
Crocker v. Glanz
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5038
Anderson Living Trust v. WPX Energy Production  
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2029

Justia Opinion Summary: Two years after the district court denied class certification, the parties settled the individual claims. After settling, the parties jointly asked the court to enter a stipulated judgment dismissing with prejudice the T...

United States v. Moya
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2043
Avitabile v. State of Wyoming
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-8063
Jamerson v. Heimgartner
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3101
White v. Hickenlooper
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1449
Kent v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1095
Apodaca v. Corizon Health Care
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2061
Greene v. Sprint Nextel Corporation
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3027
Bird v. Pacheco
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-8038
Hawes v. Pacheco
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-8013
United States v. Beaver
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2151
United States v. Lacy  
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3119

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Daederick Lacy was charged with three felony counts stemming from his prostitution of teenage girls. The jury convicted him on all three counts, and he was sentenced to a total of 293 months of imprisonment. On...

Ersland v. Bear
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6255
Castillo Reyes v. Sessions
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-9550
United States v. Lamas
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3028
Yerton v. Bryant
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5034
United States v. Norwood
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6114
Smith v. Aldridge  
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6149

Justia Opinion Summary: Oklahoma charged Raye Smith with several child abuse charges stemming from the death of her two-year-old daughter, Kelsey, who died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen. Kelsey’s death, and Smith’s subsequent trial, ge...

United States v. Meraz-Martinez
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2143
United States v. Amador
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3018
United States v. Quintana-Torres
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3256
Jennings v. Royal
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-8095
Eldridge v. U.S. Parole Commission
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1229
Keller v. Berryhill
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1410
United States v. Lewis  
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7033

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Aaron Lewis, Jr., a federal prisoner acting pro se, sought a certificate of appealability to appeal the district court’s denial of his section 2255 petition. In 2010, Petitioner pled guilty to being a felon in...

Burke v. Holdman
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7060
Bobnyonga v. Sessions
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-9535
Thomas v. Goodrich
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1107
Myzer v. Bush
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3067
United States v. Messer
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4089
United States v. Moorad
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6002
Rudolph v. Hanson
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4168
United States v. Angulo
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2088
United States v. Martinez
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1393
Apodaca v. Franco
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2007
United States v. Muthara
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3024
Abadi v. Sessions
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-9509
Morden v. XL Specialty Insurance  
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4029

Justia Opinion Summary: Belsen Getty, LLC, a registered investment adviser owned by Terry Deru, obtained a claims-made financial-services-liability policy (the Policy) from XL Specialty Insurance Company covering Belsen Getty and its advisers f...

United States v. Rafal
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4107
Patterson v. Santini
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1040
United States v. Baker
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2174
Leiser v. Moore  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3206

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal presented a question of whether established law supported Plaintiff Joseph Leiser's claim that two jail officials in Coffey County, Kansas, violated his constitutional rights by disclosing medical information...

United States v. Hoaks
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6250
Romo v. Berryhill
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1354
United States v. Metts
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2111
United States v. Sanchez
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2200
Soto v. Board of County Commissioners
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6227
Johns Manville Corp. v. Knauf Insulation
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1086
United States v. Mullins
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6014
Guevara-Villacorta v. Sessions
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-9508
Chipman v. Coffman
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1420
United States v. Plancarte
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1457
United States v. Rojas
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2065
Groom v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3260
United States v. Hill
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5106
Finerson v. Bureau of Prisons
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3079
Hayes v. Bear
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6112
Coonce v. Automobile Club Insurance Co.
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-7000
Grissom v. Carpenter  
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-6271

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Wendell Grissom, with the assistance of a man he had just met, randomly selected a rural Oklahoma home to burglarize. Upon realizing that the home was occupied by two women and two minor children, Grissom shot...

Schneberger v. Air Evac EMS
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6154
Sutton v. Doe
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1213
United States v. Cordova-Soto
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2029
United States v. Blanton
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6118
Guy v. Lampert
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-8001
United States v. Scott
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1474
Valley Forge Insurance v. ALK Enterprises
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5117
Mayfield v. Martin
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6231
Talton v. Bryant
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7065
Sutton v. Corrections Corporation
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1202
United States v. Sadler
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-8040
United States v. Durham  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-6075

Justia Opinion Summary: Matthew Durham appealed his convictions and sentence on four counts for illicit sex with minors in Kenya after travelling there from the United States. He raised eight issues for the Tenth Circuit's review, arguing error...

United States v. Romero
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2172
Grissom v. Roberts  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3185

Justia Opinion Summary: Richard Grissom, a prisoner in the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against a number of state corrections and prison officials, alleging violations of his constitutional...

Viking Insurance Company v. Sumner
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-8074
United States v. Miles  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1172

Justia Opinion Summary: Giavanni Miles pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee. He was sentenced to two concurrent 70-month terms of imprisonment. In his Plea Agreement, Miles “knowingly and voluntaril...

Akothe v. Bear
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6036
Boyd v. Martin
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6230
United States v. Anaya
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3075
Postelle v. Carpenter  
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-6290

Justia Opinion Summary: An Oklahoma jury convicted and sentenced Gilbert Postelle to death in connection with the brutal killings of four people: over a holiday weekend in 2005, Postelle and two other assailants attacked Donnie Swindle at his h...

Halley v. Huckaby  
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-7079

Justia Opinion Summary: J.H., a minor represented by his grandfather, claimed a child welfare specialist at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and two police officers wrongfully seized and questioned him about possible abuse by his fathe...

United States v. Sample  
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2086

Justia Opinion Summary: Matthew Sample pled guilty to one count of frauds and swindles and two counts of wire fraud. Sample worked as a licensed investment advisor and registered broker for several large brokerage firms, and was recognized as a...

United States v. Harssfell
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3235
United States v. Murphy  
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5118

Justia Opinion Summary: Aaron Murphy was a convicted drug dealer and admitted addict. He used his home for drug-related activity. The only issue in his case before the Tenth Circuit was whether that use of his home was enough to warrant an enha...

United States v. Dixon  
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7010

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted defendant-appellant Nikolle Dixon on one count of embezzlement and theft from an Indian tribal organization. Before trial, Dixon filed a Notice of Defense of duress, on the theory that she faced an immin...

Moaz v. Denver International Airport
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1011
Koyle v. Sand Canyon Corporation
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4041
Wilson v. Martin
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5005
United States v. Alvarez
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-8045
Paulsen v. Jefferson County
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1461
Parker v. City of Tulsa
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5054
Lay v. Oklahoma DOC
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6024
Cunningham v. City of Waukomis Police Depart
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6064
Vue v. Henke
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6101
Kafer v. Martin
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-7019
United States v. Bacon  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4106

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Michael Bacon appeals the district court’s denial of his post-conviction motion under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41(g) for the return of seized property that allegedly went missing from the physical cus...

Dish Network v. Ray  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1013

Justia Opinion Summary: Matthew Ray, a former DISH Network L.L.C. employee who signed an arbitration agreement when he was employed, filed an action in the federal district court alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), Col...

United States v. Solis
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2027
Sutton v. Pounds
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1174
Todd v. Hansen
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1190
United States v. Rinker
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1227
United States v. McIntyre
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3090
United States v. Hall
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5032
Ericsson v. Corefirst Bank & Trust
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3181
F & H Coatings v. Acosta  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-9506

Justia Opinion Summary: F & H Coatings, LLC (“F&H”), a commercial and industrial painting contractor, contracted with Boardman L.L.C. (“Boardman”), a manufacturer of steel pressure vessels and tanks, to sandblast and paint a number of vessels a...

Salemi v. Colorado Public Employees
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1085
Macomber v. American Family Mutual Ins.
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1194
McFarland v. City and County of Denver
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1352
Lincoln v. BNSF Railway Company  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3120

Justia Opinion Summary: Several years after a tank car spill accident, appellants Larry Lincoln and Brad Mosbrucker told their employer BNSF Railway Company (“BNSF”) that medical conditions attributable to the accident rendered them partially,...

Velayo v. Talamayan
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3103
Duran v. Archuleta
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1321
United States v. Roman
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4084
Lebere v. Trani
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1499
New Mexico v. Aamodt  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2147

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue at the center of this decades-long water rights case involved the Pojoaque Basin of New Mexico. A settlement was reached among many of the parties involved. The district court overruled the objectors and entere...

Muathe v. Fleming  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3095

Justia Opinion Summary: A group of Kansas citizens (calling themselves the Summary Judgment Group) wanted to oust from office several allegedly biased Kansas state judges, including defendants–appellees Judge Lori B. Fleming and Judge Kurtis Lo...

Lamb v. Norwood
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3171
Harvey v. Thompson
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4106
Acosta v. Foreclosure Connection  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4111

Justia Opinion Summary: Jason Williams and Foreclosure Connection, Inc. (“FCI”) appealed the district court’s judgment in favor of the Secretary of Labor. FCI was a Utah company that bought real estate, renovated homes, and rented or resold pro...

Acosta v. Foreclosure Connection
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4111
Crowder v. Martin
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6104
Fowler v. Bank of America
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1346
William F. Sandoval Trust v. Taylor  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1241

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor Mark Taylor sought to avoid a set of liens that the William F. Sandoval Irrevocable Trust (the “Trust”) recorded on his home, which Taylor jointly owned with his former wife. The Bankruptcy Code provided that a de...

303 Creative v. Elenis
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1344
Harper v. C.R. England
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4008
Martin v. State of Oklahoma
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6068
McMillan v. AT&T Umbrella Benefit Plan
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5111
Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town v. United States  
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7003

Justia Opinion Summary: Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town (“AQTT”) appeals several orders entered in favor of the United States, the Secretary and Associate Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (“DOI”), the Secretary of the U.S....

United States v. Oakes
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6031
Digital Satellite Connections v. Dish Network
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1373
United States v. Mann  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2117

Justia Opinion Summary: Clay O’Brien Mann’s neighbors invited about a dozen friends to join them late one summer evening for a bonfire at their undeveloped property on an Indian reservation. When this particular gathering continued into the ear...

United States v. Carey
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7070
Wood v. Carpenter  
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-6001

Justia Opinion Summary: An Oklahoma jury convicted Tremane Wood of first-degree felony murder for the killing of Ronnie Wipf during a botched robbery. The jury found Oklahoma had proved three aggravating circumstances associated with the murder...

United States v. Hill
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3124
Farr v. Davis
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3041
United States v. McKinney
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3099
Montoya v. Vigil  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1106

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted fourteen-year-old Lawrence Montoya for the New Year’s Day murder of a teacher from his school. After serving over thirteen years in prison, Montoya brought post-conviction claims for ineffective assistan...

United States v. Marquez  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2028

Justia Opinion Summary: Jessie Marquez appealed his convictions for six drug-related crimes, including conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of methamphetamine, raising three issues: (1) challenging the sufficiency of the evidence supporting each...

United States v. Hill
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5055
United States v. Morrisett
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5061
United States v. Williams  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6226

Justia Opinion Summary: In February 2016, Defendant Ricky Williams pled guilty to tax fraud relating to his preparation of federal income-tax returns for third-party clients for the 2010 and 2011 tax years. In his plea agreement, he agreed to p...

Wright v. Long
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1111
United States v. Mata-Soto
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3026
State of Kansas v. Rambo
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3044
United States v. Dewberry
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3110
United States v. Ray  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1306

Justia Opinion Summary: Austin Ray was convicted by jury convictions for one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, five counts of aiding in the preparation of a false tax return, and two counts of submitting a false tax return. Ray...

Chance v. Zinke  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5057

Justia Opinion Summary: Merrill Chance, a landowner in Osage County, Oklahoma, sued the government to void a lease and various permits that allow Great Southwestern Exploration, Inc. (GSE) to drill for oil and gas beneath his property. He also...

Hernandez Lopez v. Sessions
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-9517
Otero v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4172
Anderson v. Herbert
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4200
Robinson v. American Airlines
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6166
Rife v. Jefferson
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7037
Arterberry v. Berryhill
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7068
Fletcher v. Schwartz
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1013
United States v. Burr
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4026
Sandoval v. Raemisch
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1161
United States v. Salinas-Cadena
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2169
Muller v. Perdue
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2185
Gray v. Sorrels
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7063
Mason v. Zorrilla
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1130
Guerrero v. English
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3078
United States v. Gordon
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3100
Wooton v. Martin
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5023
United States v. Bonilla
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6016
Williams v. SKF USA
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6026
Dobbins v. Allbaugh
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6055
M.A.K. Investment Group v. City of Glendale
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1492
Sause v. Bauer
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3231
United States v. Nguyen
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3311
Sayed v. Virginia
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1445
Ford v. Jefferson County Sheriff
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1248
Alvis v. Schilling
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6032
United States v. Norwood
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6046
Hampton v. Root9B Technologies  
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1417

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this appeal presented for the Tenth Circuit’s review centered on the district court’s dismissal of Plaintiff-Appellant David Hampton’s securities-fraud class action against Defendants-Appellees root9B Technolog...

United States v. Baldwin
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6215
Van Duzer v. Simms
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2080
United States v. Kundo
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4128
Armstrong v. The Arcanum Group  
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1378

Justia Opinion Summary: Mindy Armstrong was employed by The Arcanum Group, Inc., which served as a placement agency to staff federal-government positions. She was placed with the Real Estate Leasing Services Department of the Bureau of Land Man...

Eisenhour v. Weber County  
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4015

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Marcia Eisenhour worked for 24 years as a court administrator for the Weber County Justice Court. In 2008, she complained to the county attorney about sexual harassment by Judge Craig Storey, the only judge of...

Cohee v. Yates
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6071
Havens v. CDOC  
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1436

Justia Opinion Summary: Darrell Havens, a former Colorado state prisoner, appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment against his claims of discrimination on the basis of his disability. Havens claimed certain decisions and policies...

United States v. Love
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3236
United States v. Purify
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5113
Burden v. Coffman
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1059
James v. Ivens
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6025
Park v. First American Title Insurance
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4125
Navajo Nation v. Dalley  
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2205

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, the Navajo Nation and its wholly-owned government enterprise the Northern Edge Navajo Casino (together, the “Tribe” or “Nation”), entered into a state-tribal gaming compact with New Mexico under the Indian Ga...

Ukeiley v. Environmental Protection Agency  
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-9556

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Ukeiley owned property in Lamar, Colorado and suffered from a lung condition worsened by airborne particulates. Lamar experiences many windy days, and the resulting dust storms generate airborne particulate pollut...

McCracken v. Progressive Direct Ins. Co.  
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1285

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiffs in consolidated appeals each settled a claim under their automobile-insurance policies with the defendants. But plaintiffs maintained the defendants illegally reduced their settlement offers by taking into...

United States v. Roach  
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2085

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Shane Roach of coercing D.G. into prostitution. Roach recruited D.G. and, with help from Angela Santillanes, prostituted D.G. to clients. D.G. became scared and reached out for help, leading to Roach’s a...

United States v. McLinn  
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3083

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Edward McLinn appealed the district court’s denial of his motion to dismiss the indictment for failure to state an offense under Fed. R. Crim. P. 12(b)(3)(B)(v). In 2013, Lawrence, Kansas, police officers respo...

Bailey v. Independent School District No. 69  
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6110

Justia Opinion Summary: Chester Bailey Jr. was employed by the Independent School District No. 69 of Canadian County Oklahoma (“the School District”) as Director of Athletics from 2009 to 2016. Throughout his career, Bailey received positive ev...

Gomez v. Lind
Date: July 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1427
United States v. Hutching
Date: July 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-7003
Blume v. Los Angeles Superior Courts
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4031
United States v. Jaramillo
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1491
United States v. Brown
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7029
Valles v. Hansen
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1116
United States v. Handy
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3086
Parker v. Dowling
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5107
United States v. Hernandez
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6021
Clark v. Colbert  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7046

Justia Opinion Summary: Gary Clark was having a psychotic episode. His brother was having trouble subduing Clark, and called the Broken Arrow Policy to assist. When Clark charged at one of the officers with a knife, he was shot. Clark ultimatel...

Adams v. Kline
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1233
Nicholson v. Mnuchin
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4076
Critchfield v. Blazin Wings
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4100
United States v. Leaverton  
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5001

Justia Opinion Summary: Jesse Leaverton was convicted of three counts of bank robbery. At sentencing, the district court concluded that 18 U.S.C. 3559(c) applied because Leaverton had been previously convicted of two serious violent felonies, e...

United States v. Pasley
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6033
Hockaday v. Core Civic
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1093
Needham v. State of Utah
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4014
United States v. Worku
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1389
Ridley v. Kansas Dept of Corrections
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3055
Duwaik v. JP Morgan Chase
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1385
United States v. Qualls
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2046
Bishop v. Szuba
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6136
Magallanes v. Harding
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-8077
United States v. Demeulenaere
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-8093
United States v. Kennon
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6057
Williams v. Moorehead
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1425
United States v. Mejia-Rios
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2096
United States v. Zander
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4156
United States v. Galbreath
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6121
Blanco v. Federal Express Corporation
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6212
United States v. Wallace
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4010
Moya v. Garcia
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2037
Canyon Fuel Company v. Secretary of Labor  
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-9541

Justia Opinion Summary: Canyon Fuel Company operated the Sufco Mine, a coal mine located in Sevier County, Utah. Under federal law, the mine had to have two escapeways in the event of an emergency: a primary and an alternate. An inspector for t...

Johnson v. Doe
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1038
United States v. Lloyd
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2219
United States v. Dubarry
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4067
Lamb v. Norwood  
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3171

Justia Opinion Summary: Michelle Renee Lamb was born a male, but from a young age, however, displayed feminine characteristics and identified as a female. Lamb was in state prison experiencing gender dysphoria. For this condition, she received...

Polukoff v. St. Mark's Hospital  
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4014

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was a qui tam action alleging violations of the False Claims Act (“FCA”) involving fraudulent reimbursements under the Medicare Act. Plaintiff Gerald Polukoff, M.D., was a doctor who worked with Defendant Sherm...

Warnick v. Cooley  
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4065

Justia Opinion Summary: Silvan Warnick brought a malicious prosecution case and a number of state law tort claims against several Salt Lake County prosecutors and investigators. Warnick served as a constable in Salt Lake County. Daniel Herbolds...

United States v. Garcia-Herrera  
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6209

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Tizoc Chalchihutlaton Garcia-Herrera was charged with numerous counts relating to a drug conspiracy. He pled guilty to one count pursuant to a plea agreement in which he waived his right to appeal or challenge...

United States v. Smith
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3086
United States v. Mandrell
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7072
A.B. v. Sessions
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-9554
Fierro v. Smith
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2059
Watson v. Hollingsworth
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3008
Verlo v. City and County of Denver
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1291
Nelson v. Roberts
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3005
N.E.L. v. Douglas County
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1120
Alpenglow Botanicals v. United States  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1223

Justia Opinion Summary: Alpenglow Botanicals, LLC (“Alpenglow”) sued the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) for a tax refund, alleging the IRS exceeded its statutory and constitutional authority by denying Alpenglow’s business tax deductions unde...

United States v. Chavez-Morales  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2124

Justia Opinion Summary: Manuel Chavez-Morales appeared before the district court following his fifth conviction for an illegal reentry offense. At sentencing, he argued that higher wages in the United States motivated his decision to illegally...

United States v. Kemp
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3132
Gunn v. Gordon
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4174