2019 Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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United States v. Lawless
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1148
New Mexico Health Connections v. HHS  
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2186

Justia Opinion Summary: Among its reforms, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) required private health insurers to provide coverage for individuals regardless of their gender or health status, including preexisting conditions...

Praetorian Insurance Company v. Axia Contracting
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1113
United States v. Fields  
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-7031

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Edward Fields pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of first degree murder, two counts of using a firearm during a federal crime of violence causing the death of a person, and two counts of assimilativ...

Matumona v. Barr  
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9579

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Adama Matumona was a native and citizen of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He petitioned the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision to deny his a...

Strader v. State of Kansas
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3241
Strader v. Werholtz
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3242
Jackson v. Martin
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6132
McCowan v. Morales  
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2169

Justia Opinion Summary: In an interlocutory appeal, Defendant Mark Moralez, a Las Cruces, New Mexico police officer, challenged a district court’s decision to deny him summary judgment on the basis of qualified immunity from two of Plaintiff Wa...

Mountain Dudes v. Split Rock Holdings  
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4049

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was Mountain Dude’s claims brought under Utah’s Fraudulent Transfer Act (“UFTA”). Mountain Dudes was the creditor to Split Rock, Inc. (“SRI”). Mountain Dudes obtained a $1.75 million judgment agai...

United States v. Norby
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2179
United States v. Pendleton
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3207
Caballero v. Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionaria  
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4037

Justia Opinion Summary: Antonio Caballero filed the underlying lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Utah seeking a “judgment on a judgment” he had obtained from a Florida state court. The complaint asserted he expecte...

United States v. Hall
Date: December 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1241
United States v. Faulkner  
Date: December 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7066

Justia Opinion Summary: Following his conviction by jury of being a felon in possession of a firearm, Jared Faulkner failed to object to the Presentence Investigation Report’s (“PSR”) conclusion that his prior Oklahoma felony of endeavoring to...

Robles-Garcia v. Barr  
Date: December 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9511

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1991, at age three, petitioner Karen Robles-Garcia was admitted to the United States as a nonimmigrant visitor authorized to remain in this country for up to seventy-two hours and to travel within twenty-five miles of...

Nunez-Robles v. Barr
Date: December 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9514
Collins v. Bear
Date: December 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6109
Thompson v. Lengerich
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1257
United States v. Rodriguez  
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1449

Justia Opinion Summary: Daniel Rodriguez appealed his sentence for a supervised release violation, arguing the district court misapplied Colorado law in determining the grade of his offense under the Guidelines. Rodriguez was convicted of being...

Barnes v. Security Life of Denver  
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1487

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Robert Barnes filed a putative class action against defendant Security Life of Denver Insurance Company (SLD) alleging that SLD, in the course of administering life insurance policies purchased by Barnes and ot...

Winn v. Cook  
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5013

Justia Opinion Summary: Applicant Douglas Winn sought a certificate of appealability (COA) to appeal the denial by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma of his application for relief under 28 U.S.C. 2241. Applic...

United States v. Hopkins
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5070
United States v. Mendenhall  
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-7006

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, a burglar broke into H&H Pawn Gun & Tool (H&H) and stole a substantial amount of property. An inventory revealed that 62 firearms were among the property stolen. Of the 62 firearms, only 13 to 15 were eventually...

Rumsey Land Company v. Resource Land Holdings  
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1452

Justia Opinion Summary: Rumsey Land Company, LLC (“Rumsey”) owned a property subject to a first deed of trust held by Pueblo Bank & Trust Company, LLC (“PBT”). In 2010, Rumsey filed for bankruptcy. Resource Land Holdings, LLC (“RLH”) offered to...

United States v. Russell
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2174
Miller v. Institute for Defense Analyses
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1110
United States v. Gilleland
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5025
United States v. Prentice
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6117
Goetzel v. Wyoming Attorney General
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8059
Davis v. CIR
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-9001
Watson v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3162
United States v. Fernandez-Barron  
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1254

Justia Opinion Summary: The government alleged that defendant Carlos Fernandez-Baron participated in a drug ring that repeatedly transported large quantities of cocaine from El Paso to Denver. The government relied in part on a text message ask...

United States v. Brewington  
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1357

Justia Opinion Summary: Kenneth Brewington told potential investors that he owned or controlled billions in assets that didn’t exist. At trial, Brewington acknowledged that much of what he had said was untrue. But he argued to the jury that he...

United States v. Waugh  
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7062

Justia Opinion Summary: In March 2018, Defendant Nowlin Waugh, Jr. was driving on Interstate 40 in Eastern Oklahoma when Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Aaron Lockney observed his vehicle cross over the fog line. Believing the driver was fatigu...

Dodson v. Flying Dove
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3091
Sandusky v. Goetz  
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1483

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Aaron Sandusky, a federal prisoner then-serving a 120-month sentence in connection with two marijuana-trafficking convictions, filed a petition for habeas relief, asserting that a congressional appropriations...

Murphy v. City of Tulsa  
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5097

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from the Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Department’s investigation into the murder of an infant. The police suspected the infant’s mother, plaintiff-appellant Michelle Murphy. She ultimately confessed, but late...

United States v. Melendrez
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2080
Prison Legal News v. Federal Bureau of Prisons  
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1486

Justia Opinion Summary: Prison Legal News (“PLN”) published a monthly magazine to help inmates navigate the criminal justice system. Between January 2010 and April 2014, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”) rejected the distribution of 11 publ...

United States v. Fagatele  
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4004

Justia Opinion Summary: Feuu Fagatele appealed his 46-month prison sentence, arguing the district court erred in classifying Utah third-degree aggravated assault as a crime of violence under section 4B1.2 of the United States Sentencing Guideli...

Cupps v. Pioneer Canal-Lake
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8024
Chung v. Lamb
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1479
United States v. Harden
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1179
Kesler v. Countrywide Home Loans
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4072
Dembry v. English
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3224
Mitchell v. Sharp
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 16-6258
United States v. Maxton
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1278
Salazar v. Arapahoe County
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1337
United States v. Jackson
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3084
United States v. Schubert
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6059
Hatton v. Combs
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6067
United States v. Demeulenaere
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8048
Boles v. CDOC
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1314
Sumler v. Univ. of CO Hospital Authority
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1443
Mid-Continent Casualty v. Greater Midwest Builders
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3113
Scalia v. Par 2 Contractors
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4147
SEC v. Kokesh
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2000
United States v. Garibaldi-Bravo
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2036
Doe v. Hunter
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5005
Metoyer v. Fudge
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6124
Foreman v. Elam
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-7020
United States v. O'Neal
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1365
United States v. Wills
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3029
United States v. Fisher
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3234
United States v. Richards
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6223
Russian v. English
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3194
Mehdipour v. Sweeney
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6022
United States v. Holland
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6045
Evans v. Sandy City
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4179
Greer v. City of Wichita, Kansas  
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3159

Justia Opinion Summary: Anjela Greer, an employee for the City of Wichita who worked at the Wichita Art Museum, contended her employer denied her a promotion because of her military service in violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and...

Reyes v. Larimer County
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1295
Graewe v. English
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3081
Shotts v. GEICO  
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6206

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Brian Shotts was injured in a car accident caused by Dana Pollard. Shotts was insured under a policy issued by GEICO General Insurance Company (“GEICO”), which included underinsured motorist (“UM”) coverage. Pol...

United States v. Fykes
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1027
Thompson v. State Farm
Date: November 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1422
Davis v. Sharp  
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6225

Justia Opinion Summary: Nicholas Davis was convicted by an Oklahoma jury of first-degree murder, for which he was sentenced to death. He sought federal habeas relief. In relevant part, he asserted that both trial counsel and appellate counsel w...

United States v. Abdeljawad
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2121
Meuers Law Firm v. Reasor's
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5055
United States v. Myers
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5109
Greene v. United States Postal Service
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1305
SS White v. Guidance Endodontics
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2049
United States v. Castillo
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2070
May v. Heimgartner
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3206
Kelley v. Smith's Food & Drug Centers
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4006
Bowens v. Allbaugh
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6049
Garcia-Morales v. Sessions
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-9559
Adams v. Matevousian
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1336
Payan v. United Parcel Service
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4017
United States v. Leffler  
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5087

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found Defendant–Appellant Kevin Leffler guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a short-barreled shotgun in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, possessing with the intent to distribute...

United States v. Martinez
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2010
Webb-El v. United States Parole
Date: November 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1326
Rojas v. Meinster
Date: November 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1392
Whitten v. Williams
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1289
Jennings v. Yates
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6029
Hernandez-Ortiz v. Barr
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-9519
Radhakrishnan v. Barr
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-9534
United States v. Williams  
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1299

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Derrick Williams pled guilty to transportation of child pornography, and possession of child pornography, reserving his right to appeal the denial of a motion to suppress. Williams, an American citize...

Verlo v. City and County of Denver, CO
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1304
Hunt v. Board of Regents of UNM
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2149
Nathan M. v. Harrison School District No. 2  
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1008

Justia Opinion Summary: Amanda M. (“Parent”), the mother of Nathan M., a child with autism, challenged an Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) developed with Harrison School District No. 2 (“the District”) that proposed removing Nathan from...

Christensen v. Norman
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4044
Cropp v. Larimer County, Colorado
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1262
Cropp v. Larimer County, Colorado
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1262
Gay v. Foster
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1423
Progressive Northern Insurance v. Peavler
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7057
Powers v. Stancil
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1067
United States v. Juarez
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1232
Chavez v. Franco
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2094
Abdi v. Wray  
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4078

Justia Opinion Summary: Yusuf Awadir Abdi sued the directors of several federal agencies challenging his placement on a federal government’s terrorist watchlist. He alleged his being on the list subjected him to enhanced screening at the airpor...

United States v. Hall
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6226
United States v. Hammers  
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7051

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Buck Leon Hammers served as the Superintendent of the Grant-Goodland Public School District in Grant, Oklahoma, until he was charged with conspiring with his secretary to commit bank fraud and embezzl...

Nedd v. Meinster
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1060
United States v. Dixon
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3149
Simon v. Taylor
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2088
United States v. Rainey
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1436
Tesone v. Empire Marketing Strategies  
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1026

Justia Opinion Summary: Jonella Tesone claimed that Empire Marketing Strategies (“EMS”) discriminated against her under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) when it terminated her employment. The district court granted summary judgment t...

Gaskin v. Science Applications Intl.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6053
Simon v. Taylor
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2088
United States v. Godlock
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6233
Phipps v. Miller
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1396
Davis v. Unified School District No. 51
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3199
Ordonez v. Canyons School District
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4125
Mrs. Fields Famous Brands v. MFGPC  
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4046

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs and counterclaim-defendants Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, LLC (Famous Brands) and Mrs. Fields Franchising, LLC (Fields Franchising) appealed a district court order granting a preliminary injunction in favor of de...

Dease v. Allbaugh
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6068
Mendiola v. Exide Technologies
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3248
United States v. Goodyear
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6222
United States v. Cuellar-Dominguez
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2104
United States v. Fagatele
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4004
United States v. Hunt
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1075
United States v. Quezada-Trujillo
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2122
United States v. Handy
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3097
In re: Mullins
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3158
Presley v. FBI
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4132
Ellis v. Kunzweiler
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5056
Liu v. Barr
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-9500
United States v. Hutson
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1206
Rippey v. State of Utah
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4145
United States v. Padilla
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5009
United States v. Oaks
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1342
Lopez-Munoz v. Barr  
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-9510

Justia Opinion Summary: In removal proceedings, petitioner Sandra Lopez-Munoz appeared and requested cancellation of removal, but the immigration judge declined the request. Petitioner unsuccessfully appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals...

United States v. Fabian-Penaloza
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2177
United States v. Anthony  
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6047

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Curtis Anthony of child-sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit child-sex trafficking. The district court sentenced Anthony to the statutory mandatory-minimum 10 years’ imprisonment and ordered that he...

Singh v. Barr
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9565
United States v. Hopper
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2110
United States v. Ford
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3181
Bailey v. Twomey
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8004
Watlington v. Browne
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1057
Clark v. Braggs
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6105
Flores-Castillo v. Barr
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-9512
Lech v. Jackson
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1051
Superior Cleaning v. Munoz
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1395
United States v. Harris
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1492
Lu v. University of Utah
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4134
United States v. Trillo-Gonzalez
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2018
Harris v. Sharp  
Date: October 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6109

Justia Opinion Summary: Jimmy Dean Harris was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. He appealed, and the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals (OCCA) reversed his sentence and remanded for a retrial at the penalty phase. After t...

Kee v. Raemisch
Date: October 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1467
Siegel v. Blue Giant Equipment Corp.
Date: October 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5113
United States v. Carter  
Date: October 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8069

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2017, law enforcement agents began investigating Defendant Brice Carter’s involvement in trafficking drugs and passing counterfeit notes. As part of that investigation, agents conducted a proffer with a conf...

Marcia Alfaro v. Barr
Date: October 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9589
DeAtley v. Williams
Date: October 28, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1322
Parker v. WI Waterstone
Date: October 28, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3157
United States v. Ford
Date: October 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1122
United States v. Moreno
Date: October 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6218
Presley v. CIR
Date: October 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9008
United States v. Romero
Date: October 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2069
Marchet v. Benzon
Date: October 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4045
Ward v. Allbaugh
Date: October 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5060
Syrus v. National Basketball Assoc
Date: October 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6096
Davis v. Allbaugh
Date: October 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6131
Comcast of Colorado v. O'Connor
Date: October 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1013
Borden v. Bryant
Date: October 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5032
United States v. Moreno
Date: October 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6028
Dopp v. McCoin
Date: October 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6089
Whitely v. Farris
Date: October 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6085
Energy West Mining Company v. Director, OWCP
Date: October 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9585
Spotts v. Stancil
Date: October 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1122
Hayes v. Skywest Airlines
Date: October 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1417
Putnam v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: October 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1379
Williams v. Genesis Financial Technologies
Date: October 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1446
Zavala-Ramirez v. Barr
Date: October 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9559
Dowell v. Hudgins
Date: October 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1118
United States v. Castandeda-Ruiz
Date: October 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3037
Murrell v. Crow
Date: October 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5051
Washington v. Dowling
Date: October 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6090
Walcott v. United States
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1491
Escobar-Hernandez v. Barr  
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9583

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Santos Raul Escobar-Hernandez has filed a petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision affirming the immigration judge’s denial of his application for asylum, withholding of removal, and p...

United States v. Earley
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1239
United States v. $144,780.00 in US Currency
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3201
United States v. Wade
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4140
Henderson v. Cargill Packing Plant
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3120
Turner v. Phillips 66 Company
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5030
United States v. Rejda
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8015
United States v. Zamora
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2188
Caballero v. Wyandotte County Sheriff's
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3045
Estate of Moe Norman v. Lavern
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6183
Evans v. Horton
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3023
Burke v. Bigelow
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4132
Leonard v. Lincoln Co. Board of Commiss.
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8011
United States v. Duran  
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1062

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Fernando Duran was convicted by jury on drug charges. On appeal, he argued the evidence was insufficient to convict on three counts, and the district court abused its discretion in admitting certain t...

Wells v. Falk
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1185
United States v. Chicas-Pereira
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2019
Howard v. Rodgers
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3036
Payne v. Dowling
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5106
Lucero v. McKune
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3126
Samuels v. State of Oklahoma
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5002
Mathieu v. Brown
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5061
United States v. Ellis
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4097
United States v. Miller
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4136
United States v. Cesspooch
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4160
United States v. Aaron
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3232
Clark v. State of Oklahoma
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-7037
Harte v. Board Comm'rs Cnty of Johnson  
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3091

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Robert Harte (“Bob”) was a stay-at-home father; he kept a vegetable garden with his son as part of an education project. Plaintiff Adlynn Harte (“Addie”) enjoyed loose-leaf tea. Discards from Addie's tea would...

Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Wichita and Affiliated Tribes
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6142
Ordonez v. ABM Aviation
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4188
Trujillo v. Williams
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2031
El-Amin v. English
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3146
Taylor v. Wade
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6062
United States v. Rith
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4149
Franklin D. Azar v. Egan
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2008
Titlbach v. English
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3095
Barrientez v. Martin
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6047
Morgan v. State of Oklahoma
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6099
United States v. Thomas  
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1405

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Donald Thomas pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On appeal he did not challenge the validity of his plea; but as permitted by his plea agreement with the government, he raised one c...

Lucero v. Gordon
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1016
Moore v. Little
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1041
Gray v. Smith
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6101
United States v. Lain
Date: September 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8014
Akopyan v. Barr
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1009
Allred v. ReconTrust Company
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4006
United States v. Golden
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6163
Simon v. City and County of Denver
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1310
United States v. Hernandez
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2166
Singh v. Barr
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9557
Kenney v. Helix TCS  
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1105

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Robert Kenney was a former employee of Defendant Helix TCS, Inc. (“Helix”), which provided security services for businesses in Colorado’s state-sanctioned marijuana industry. Kenney filed this lawsuit against H...

United States v. McClaflin  
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1217

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Karen McClaflin pled guilty to two counts stemming from the operation of a “fix and flip” real estate Ponzi scheme which defrauded investors of more than $14.5 million dollars. At sentencing, the district court...

Fletcher v. Tymkovich
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1204
Easter v. Cramer
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-7069
United States v. Holloway  
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4083

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Holloway was convicted by jury of four counts of wire fraud, and one count of submitting a false tax return. Holloway was the president and CEO of US Ventures, a company that traded in the futures market. Holloway...

United States v. Martinez
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-7027
Caldwell v. UNUM Life Insurance Company
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-8078
Vreeland v. Raemisch
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1105
Rippey v. State of Utah
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4145
Saucedo-Miranda v. Barr
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9578
Brown v. Barr
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9580
United States v. Rodriguez
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1159
Quintana v. Mulheron
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2076
Jeyabalasingam v. Barr
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-9511
United States v. A.S.  
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-9900

Justia Opinion Summary: A.S. was adjudicated a juvenile delinquent under the Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act (“FJDA”) after the district court concluded that, when he was seventeen years old, he knowingly engaged in a sexual act with a victim,...

United States v. Reyes
Date: September 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3075
United States v. Asencio
Date: September 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3111
Christensen v. Burnham
Date: September 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4048
United States v. Cansino-Obeso
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1102
Greene v. Office of the Comptroller
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1231
El-Amin v. English
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3063
Collum v. Benzon
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4062
C5 Medical Werks v. Ceramtec GMBH  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1173

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellee C5 Medical Werks sued Defendant-Appellant CeramTec, a German company that produces ceramics and ceramic components for medical prostheses, in Colorado for cancellation of CeramTec’s trademarks and a de...

United States v. Silas
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1448
United States v. Malone  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3213

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Ashton Malone was convicted on two counts of distributing methamphetamine and sentenced to 151 months’ custody followed by five years of supervised release. At sentencing, the district court imposed a...

United States v. Wilks
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3040
Needham v. State of Utah
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4032
Hubbard v. Oral and Maxillofacial Assoc.
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6225
Marquez-Gutierrez v. Barr
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9591
United States v. Dunbar
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3086
Frazier v. Hamilton
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6064
United States v. Manning
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-8084
Perotti v. Serby
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1391
United States v. Elliott  
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2105

Justia Opinion Summary: Samuel Elliott pled guilty for producing and possessing child pornography. Each of the four possession counts concerned a different electronic device or medium on which Elliott stored his collection. On appeal, he argued...

United States v. Holt
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1064
Sherratt v. Nelson
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4073
Kunis v. Allbaugh
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6025
Southern Utah Wilderness v. DOI
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4134
Mestas v. Town of Evansville
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-8092
Horn v. State of Kansas
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3258
Campbell Investments v. Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4055
Lynch v. Board of County Commissioners
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7020
Crittenden v. City of Tahlequah
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7036
United States v. Smith
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8004
Sardakowski v. Romero
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1219
Cherokee Nation v. Zinke  
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-7042

Justia Opinion Summary: Intervenor-Appellant the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (UKB) purchased an undeveloped 76-acre parcel of land near Tahlequah, Oklahoma, with the intention of developing it into a tribal and cultura...

United States v. Romero  
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2180

Justia Opinion Summary: Manuel Romero was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and one count of knowingly possessing a stolen firearm. Romero moved to suppress the firearm that a Las Cruces police officer discover...

Watts v. Watts  
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4025

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was a district court’s determination concerning the location of children’s habitual residence. Shane Watts was a dual citizen of Australia and the United States. Carrie Watts was a citizen of the Un...

Guice v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6177
United States v. Pearson
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6200
Grimes v. Molish
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1038
Cooper Clark Foundation v. OXY USA
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3136
United States v. Villanueva
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6003
United States v. Wright
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6065
Neal v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1389
United States v. Garcia  
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2060

Justia Opinion Summary: Oscar "O" Garcia was charged by indictment with money laundering, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Following plea ne...

United States v. Antonio  
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2118

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeffrey Antonio was driving his pickup truck a few miles north of Albuquerque when he was involved in a car accident. He was driving north but drifted into the southbound lane where he collided head-on with another vehic...

United States v. Creighton
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8094
United States v. Winberg (Donald)
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1005
Parks v. Cline
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3112
United States v. Villanueva
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6003
Millsap v. Allbaugh
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-7017
United States v. Bowen  
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1011

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Aaron Bowen appealed a district court’s dismissal of his motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence. Bowen challenged his conviction for brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of vi...

Mann v. Turner Brothers
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9574
Gray v. Allbaugh
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6076
United States v. Gurule
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4039
Tafoya v. Martinez
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2024
United States v. McCoy
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4016
United States v. Parke
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6024
Harmon v. Sharp  
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 16-6360

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Appellant Marlon Harmon picked up a friend, Jasmine Battle, and asked her to go with him to rob a nearby convenience store. As they neared the Q & S convenience store at 26th Street and Independence in Oklahoma...

United States v. Ward
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3182
Alcorn v. La Barge, WY
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8060
Dyer v. Farris
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6013
Singh v. Cordle  
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3230

Justia Opinion Summary: Beginning in 2009, Plaintiff Rajesh Singh worked as an untenured professor in the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) at Emporia State University (ESU). He was informed in February 2014 that his annual co...

United States v. Sweargin  
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2111

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Markell Quashun Sweargin posted a sex video of the Victim after she attempted to no longer engage in prostitution; forced her to post provocative photos online; and beat her for refusing to have sex with a pers...

Williams v. United States
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4172
Burnett v. Fallin
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6179
United States v. Wallace
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6209
Hasan v. AIG Property  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1309

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Malik Hasan, M.D. and Seeme Hasan appealed the entry of summary judgment against them and the denial of their motion for leave to amend their complaint. Plaintiffs sought to recover under an insurance policy w...

United States v. Herring  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4023

Justia Opinion Summary: Lawrence Herring appealed the denial by the district court of his motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence under 28 U.S.C. 2255. In 2016, Herring pled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography pu...

Affliction Holdings v. Utah Vap Or Smoke  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4146

Justia Opinion Summary: Affliction Holdings, LLC (“Affliction”) sued Utah Vap or Smoke, LLC (“Utah Vap”) alleging trademark infringement. The district court granted Utah Vap’s motion for summary judgment, holding there was no likelihood of conf...

United States v. Andrews
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3125
Smith v. Sharp  
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6184

Justia Opinion Summary: Roderick Smith was sentenced to death by an Oklahoma state jury for the 1993 murders of his wife and four stepchildren. In the pendency of his case, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304 (2002),...

Coronado v. Stinson
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2034
United States v. Santos-Alejo
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3117
Anderson v. Pollard
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5044
United States v. Haymond
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 16-5156
United States v. Blackburn
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2141
Morales v. Herrera
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2186
Arellano v. Barr
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-9544
United States v. Torres
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2026
Hedquist v. Walsh
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8034
Quezada v. United States
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1236
Jones v. Heaton
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6033
United States v. Harrison
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6119
United States v. Joe, Jr.
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2072
United States v. Cardona-Zuniga
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4117
United States v. Barger
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5028
United States v. Conine
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5043
Drake v. Sometime Spouse
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6011
PHL Variable Insurance Company v. Magness
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-7005
United States v. Morgan
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1172
Boles v. Allen
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1336
United States v. Bolduan
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1050
Mayo v. Performance Property
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1143
United States v. Williams  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1080

Justia Opinion Summary: Cameo Williams, Sr. was a veteran of the United States Army, who spent his entire service stateside - never overseas or in combat. But for years, based on false statements about combat service, he obtained VA benefits fo...

Semple v. Griswold  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1123

Justia Opinion Summary: A citizen initiative passed by Colorado voters in 2016 (“Amendment 71”) made it more difficult to amend the Colorado constitution through the initiative process. Plaintiffs filed a complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983 ch...

Baca v. Colorado Department of State  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1173

Justia Opinion Summary: Micheal Baca, Polly Baca, and Robert Nemanich (collectively, the Presidential Electors) were appointed as three of Colorado’s nine presidential electors for the 2016 general election. Colorado law required the state’s pr...

Cowley v. West Valley City
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4061
Burke v. Regalado  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5042

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Elliott Williams was jailed at the Tulsa Oklahoma County Jail. Shortly after his booking, he severely injured his neck, causing lower body paralysis. No one treated his injury. Despite his frequent complaints of...

Genzer v. James River Insurance Company  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6105

Justia Opinion Summary: Bonni Genzer, an Uber driver, contended James River Insurance Company, Uber’s insurer, breached its contractual obligations by declining coverage for injuries she sustained in an accident on the return leg of a lengthy f...

Davis v. Schnurr
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3123
United States v. Grigsby
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3233
Jones v. USAA Casualty Insurance Co.
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6154
Ford v. McKinney
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3044
Ridley v. Board of Sedgwick County
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3104
Bledsoe v. Vanderbilt  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3191

Justia Opinion Summary: The circumstances that gave rise to this case stemmed from Plaintiff Floyd Bledsoe’s allegedly wrongful conviction for the 1999 rape and murder of fourteen-year-old C.A. C.A> lived with Plaintiff and his wife Heidi, C.A....

Paulsen v. Gebhart
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1398
United States v. Peralta
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7054
United States v. Williams
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8053
United States v. Gibson
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8083
United States v. Kirkwood
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8093
United States v. Salazar
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1119
Cochran v. City of Wichita, Kansas
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3059
Ortiz v. Perry
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5034
United States v. Salazar
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6081
United States v. Neese
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-7004
Suro v. Tiona
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1434
Wilson v. Advisorlaw LLC
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1441
Sorensen v. Polukoff
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4120
United States v. Sanford
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1338
Howl v. Alvarado
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2163
Faircloth v. Raemisch
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1488
Bashant v. Graves
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6199
United States v. Six
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1023
United States v. Dodson
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3098
Malouf v. SEC  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 16-9546

Justia Opinion Summary: Dennis Malouf held key roles at two firms. One of the firms (UASNM, Inc.) offered investment advice; the other firm (a branch of Raymond James Financial Services) served as a broker-dealer. Raymond James viewed those dua...

United States v. Blair  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1220

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue before the Tenth Circuit in this case was whether a special condition of supervised relief, “defendant’s use of computers and Internet access devices must be limited to those the defendant requests to use, and w...

United States v. Caraway
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3110
Lafferty v. Benzon
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4016
Lee v. Peeples
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4124
Brakebill v. Bank of America
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-7001
Cerveny v. Aventis
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4204
United States v. Paup  
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1114

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Michelle Paup was convicted by jury of theft of government property of a value less than $1,000, and removal of theft-detection devices. The charges arose from a shoplifting incident at the Army and Air Force E...

Tompkins v. Lifeway Christian Resources
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2187
Mann v. Turner Brothers
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9574
United States v. Salcido
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2040
Wilson v. Reid
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5017
Madison v. Allbaugh
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-7019
Antero Resources Corp. v. South Jersey Resources Group  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1163

Justia Opinion Summary: Antero Resources Company and South Jersey Gas Company entered into an eight-year contract for Antero to deliver natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation to gas meters located on the Columbia Pipeline in West Virgin...

Lucero v. Koncilja
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1404
Waller v. City and County of Denver  
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1234

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Anthony Waller appealed a district court’s Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of his municipal liability claim against the City and County of Denver for a Denver deputy sheriff’s use of excessive force against him In 2012...

Panas v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2145
Stouffer v. Carpenter
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-7021
Vazirabadi v. Denver Health
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1411
Benavidez v. Howard  
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2027

Justia Opinion Summary: Because Stella Padilla’s nominating petition for Albuquerque mayor lacked the required number of valid signatures, the Albuquerque City Clerk, Natalie Howard, rejected her request to appear on the ballot as a candidate i...

Jackson v. State of Utah
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4154
Nasuti v. Whole Foods Market
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1128
United States v. Cox
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8000
United States v. Michel-Galaviz
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4139
Lewis El v. Office of the CO Governor
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1135
United States v. Martinez
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2027
Paggen v. Bank of America
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1390
United States v. Hernandez-Romo
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2151
United States v. Martinez-Palomino
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1318
Golden-Schubert v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1415
United States v. Clark
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3132
Brown v. State of Utah
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4028
United States v. Gonzales  
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2170

Justia Opinion Summary: James Gonzales pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. The district court sentenced him to 27 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release. In selecting this sentence, the court enhanc...

United States v. Penuelas-Gutierrez
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2150
Hans v. Bd. of Shawnee Cnty Comm'rs
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3096
United States v. Whittaker
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-7014
G.H. Daniels & Associates v. Pizzella
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1375
United States v. Haag
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3255
Meadows v. Salazar
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1104
United States v. Quintana
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3109
United States v. Silas
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4007
United States v. Rubio-Sepulveda
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1055
Rockhill Insurance Company v. CFI-Global Fisheries
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1201
Myers v. Brewer
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3145
Wells v. CIR
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9007
Mukumov v. Barr
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9569
Goico v. State of Kansas
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3116
Schmidt v. Herbert
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4029
United States v. Ryle
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8007
Eaton v. Pacheco  
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 15-8013

Justia Opinion Summary: More than a decade after the crimes occurred, Dale Eaton was tried for and convicted of the kidnapping, sexual assault, robbery, and murder of Lisa Kimmell. A Wyoming jury sentenced him to death, and he later sought fede...

Goodwin v. Bruggeman-Hatch
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1325
Kerr v. Hickenlooper  
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1192

Justia Opinion Summary: Political subdivisions of the State of Colorado challenged Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights (“TABOR”) under the Colorado Enabling Act and the Supremacy Clause, contending that TABOR contradicted the Enabling Act’s requ...

United States v. Holz
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6118
Yeager v. National Public Radio
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3252
Miller v. Bear
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5024
United States v. Lozano
Date: July 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2053
Peabody Twentymile Mining v. Secretary of Labor  
Date: July 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-9540

Justia Opinion Summary: Peabody Twentymile Mining, LLC (“Peabody Twentymile”) operates the Foidel Creek Mine, a large underground coal mine in Colorado. The mine uses over one thousand ventilation stoppings to separate the fresh intake air from...

Choate v. Huff
Date: July 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3157
United States v. Pittman
Date: July 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3158
Todd v. United States Federal Corp.
Date: July 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1031
Llacua v. Western Range Association  
Date: July 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1113

Justia Opinion Summary: Five Peruvian shepherds who worked in the Western United States pursuant to H-2A agricultural visas brought antitrust claims, on behalf of themselves and similarly situated classes of shepherds, against several sheep ran...

United States v. Martinez
Date: July 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2113
Navajo Nation v. San Juan County  
Date: July 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4005

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, the Navajo Nation and several of its individual members sued San Juan County, Utah alleging that the election districts for both the school board and the county commission violated the Equal Protection Clause of...

Monroe v. Bank of America Corporation
Date: July 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5089
Nkeng v. Barr
Date: July 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9561
Ritterbush v. Benzon
Date: July 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4074
United States v. Hansen  
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4159

Justia Opinion Summary: Louis Hansen was indicted for tax evasion and tax obstruction. Before trial, Hansen purported to waive his right to counsel. The district court held a hearing to determine whether this waiver was made knowingly and intel...

D. v. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4195
Gay v. Daffenbach
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1435
Ogunbode v. Barr
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9532
Cerros-Gutierrez v. Barr
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9555
May v. Segovia  
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1458

Justia Opinion Summary: Former federal prisoner, plaintiff-appellant Billy May, filed suit under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), claiming he was denied his due process rights as a prisoner when he was quarantined withou...

United States v. Zander
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4024
United States v. Betancourt
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6038
United States v. Trzaska
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4117
J & L Brown Family v. Bradshaw
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3176
United States v. Gurule  
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4039

Justia Opinion Summary: Tommy Gurule was frisked during a routine traffic stop of a car in which he was a passenger. When officers discovered a pistol, he was arrested and charged as a felon in possession of a firearm. Gurule moved to suppress...

Bacilio v. Garner
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4155
Crampton v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5075
Russell v. Bryant
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7043
United States v. Carter
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8014
United States v. Rosales-Trujillo
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8023
Amaro v. NM Attorney General
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2064
United States v. Hall
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3026
United States v. Wartson
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7033
United States v. Lain
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8012
Heinemann v. Wilson
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8039
Young v. Stephens
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1225
United States v. Hernandez
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1472
Donahue v. Brownback
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3237
Energy West Mining Company v. Lyle  
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9537

Justia Opinion Summary: James Lyle worked as a coal miner for roughly 28 years. After retiring, he sought benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act. An administrative law judge concluded that Lyle was entitled to benefits, and the U.S. Departm...

Kilman v. CDOC
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1170
Banks v. Matevousian
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1178
United States v. Ramirez-Olivas
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2077
Mosley v. Martin
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6037
A.N. v. Alamogordo Police Department  
Date: July 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2112

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Keith Daron Syling, Roger Schoolcraft, David Kunihiro and Audra Smith were officers or employees of the Alamogordo Police Department (APD) who were allegedly responsible for the public release of information r...

Williams v. Utah Department of Corrections  
Date: July 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4058

Justia Opinion Summary: Believing that Utah state law required the Utah Department of Corrections ("UDOC") to pay interest on prison accounts, plaintiff-appellant Reginald Williams investigated the relationship between UDOC and Zions First Nati...

Bias v. Martin
Date: July 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5105
United States v. Doby  
Date: July 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3031

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Jerry Doby was charged with one count of failing to register as a sex offender. A detention hearing was held in July 2018, and a magistrate judge imposed conditions of pretrial release, including a cu...

Evans v. Sandy City  
Date: July 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4179

Justia Opinion Summary: After Sandy City, Utah’s city council adopted an ordinance making it illegal for any person “to sit or stand, in or on any unpaved median, or any median of less than 36 inches for any period of time,” appellant Steve Ray...

United States v. Dozal
Date: July 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3041
United States v. Zuniga-Guerrero
Date: July 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6019
United States v. Encinias
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-8070
United States v. Boroughf
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1085
Fontana v. Pearson
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1173
United States v. Dodds
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3077
United States v. Dahda
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3099
Bird v. Wyoming Attorney General
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8035
Colbruno v. Kessler  
Date: July 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1056

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Christopher Colbruno was in jail waiting for trial when he needed to be taken to the hospital for an urgent medical condition. Six deputies in the Denver Sheriff’s Department (Defendants) walked him through the...

Sullivan v. Davita Healthcare
Date: July 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1399
United States v. Mathews  
Date: July 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1215

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Vincent Mathews appealed three convictions: two for interfering with commerce by robbery and one for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He argued on appeal that the district court: (1) improperly denied...

CGC Holding Company v. Hutchens
Date: July 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1444
Hayes v. Allbaugh
Date: July 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5100
EEOC v. Centura Health  
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1188

Justia Opinion Summary: The EEOC was authorized to obtain evidence by issuing a subpoena and seeking a court order enforcing it. The EEOC exercised those powers when it sought information from Centura Health ("Centura"), a multi-facility health...

EEOC v. Centura Health
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1188
Martinez v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1218
United States v. Warwick  
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2116

Justia Opinion Summary: After obtaining his oral consent, law enforcement officials executed a search of William Warwick’s home, looking for a potentially dangerous fugitive. The officers found the fugitive hiding in a closet, and noticed sever...

Robinson v. State of New Mexico
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2179
Cochran v. City of Wichita, Kansas
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3222
United States v. Porter  
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4081

Justia Opinion Summary: Mark Porter shouted racial epithets at Lucas Waldvogel, a seven-year-old African American who lived in Porter’s apartment complex. After hearing Porter’s language, the boy’s father, Michael Waldvogel, confronted Porter,...

United States v. Springer
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5104
Mayes v. Dowling
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5120
Pavatt v. Carpenter
Date: June 27, 2019
Docket Number: 14-6117
Gil-Leyva v. Leslie
Date: June 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1209
Smith v. Burlington Insurance Company
Date: June 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5040
Ramirez v. Allbaugh
Date: June 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6127
Parr v. Rodriguez
Date: June 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1053
United States v. Wilhite
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1434
United States v. Crockett
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1322
Glasser v. McCall
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1420