2019 Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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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
N.E.L. v. Gildner
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3059
Kane County, Utah v. United States  
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4122

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Kane County, Utah sued the United States under the Quiet Title Act, which was “the exclusive means by which adverse claimants c[an] challenge the United States’ title to real property.” Kane County alleged that...

Savage v. Troutt
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6155
United States v. Paris
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6216
United States v. Englehart
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8006
United States v. Griffith  
Date: June 24, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-1365, 18-1054

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Stormy Bob Griffith timely filed a counseled notice of appeal challenging his conviction and sentence. He was subsequently appointed different counsel, who later moved to withdraw from the case under...

Cocoma v. Nigam
Date: June 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1371
United States v. Patton  
Date: June 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3169

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Jermaine Patton was the getaway driver in a string of armed robberies that ended in his arrest. An hour after defendant’s arrest, his associate shot a police detective who was investigating the pair’s...

United States v. Anaya
Date: June 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3260
United States v. Gerdon
Date: June 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6181
Blair v. Osborne
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1417
Meier v. Chesapeake Operating
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6152
Clervrain v. Scott
Date: June 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3143
United States v. Anzures
Date: June 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2115
Canady v. Bryant
Date: June 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6148
Reese v. Yates
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5107
Cadlerock III v. Wheeler
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6171
United States v. Garcia-Galvan
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6198
Johnson v. Raemisch
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1044
Gordon v. Cline
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3210
State Farm Fire & Casualty v. Williams
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5080
United States v. Arias-Quijada  
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6130

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Jose Luis Eliseo Arias-Quijada entered a conditional guilty plea to illegal reentry into the United States. He reserved the right to appeal the district court’s denial of his Motion to Assert a Defens...

United States v. Harbert
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6246
United States v. Winder  
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-8075

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Ronald Detro Winder was serving a three-year prison sentence for possession of firearms by a convicted felon. He appealed his sentence, arguing that the district court erred by concluding that his prior convict...

Zevallos v. Allstate Property and Casualty
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1150
SEC v. Harman Wright Group
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1476
Heath v. Norwood
Date: June 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3206
Quezada v. Raemisch
Date: June 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1136
United States v. Dermen
Date: June 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4047
Nelson v. Board of County Commissioners
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2199
R.F. v. Harrison School District No. 2
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1327
Young v. Warden, USP-MAX-ADX
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1466
United States v. Cortes-Gomez  
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3052

Justia Opinion Summary: Marco Antonio Cortes-Gomez was indicted with two codefendants on counts related to a methamphetamine conspiracy (“Cortes-Gomez I”). His trial began on November 29, 2016. The interim included two superseding indictments,...

Ezell v. Allbaugh
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5110
Spencer v. Fromme
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6126
Smith v. Department of Labor
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9547
Smith v. Chapdelaine
Date: June 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1362
Souders v. Dauffenbach
Date: June 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1419
Rodriguez Caro v. Weaver
Date: June 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1469
Pack v. Hickey
Date: June 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8035
Velasquez v. State of Utah
Date: June 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4041
Bush v. Carpenter  
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 16-6318

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Ronson Bush was an Oklahoma state prisoner who pled guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to death. After exhausting his state court remedies by way of a direct appeal and an application for state po...

Patterson v. PowderMonarch  
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1008

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Brenda Patterson and her husband, Plaintiff Timothy Welker, appealed a district court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of Defendant PowderMonarch, LLC, on their claims of negligence and loss of consortium b...

United States v. Cabral  
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1263

Justia Opinion Summary: Jon Julian Cabral pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The district court sentenced him to forty-six months’ imprisonment followed by three years’ supervised release. Among other sup...

358 Liberation v. Country Mutual Insurance
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1267
United States v. Bishop  
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4088

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was a direct criminal appeal of defendant Scott Bishop’s convictions on one count of unlawfully manufacturing machineguns, and one count of unlawfully possessing or transferring machineguns. Defendant designed...

United States v. Seaton
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1093
Al-Turki v. Tomsic  
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1226

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Homaidan Al-Turki was a citizen of Saudi Arabia, sentenced by a Colorado state court to a term of eight years to life. He wished to serve the remainder of his time in prison in his home country. A treaty permit...

United States v. Vasquez
Date: June 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2189
Friends of Tuhaye v. Tuhaye Homeowners Association
Date: June 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4065
Taylor v. Russell
Date: June 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-4001
Vaughn v. Phillips
Date: June 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6175
United States v. Madrid
Date: June 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2015
Williams v. United States
Date: June 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3018
Big Horn Coal Company v. Sadler  
Date: June 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-9558

Justia Opinion Summary: Big Horn Coal Company petitioned the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals for review of a Department of Labor Benefits Review Board (“Board”) decision awarding benefits to Edgar Sadler, a then-living miner, under the Black Lun...

Butler v. Board of County Commissioners
Date: June 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1012
Jones v. Azar
Date: June 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2126
Donahue v. Kansas Board of Education
Date: June 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3130
United States v. Mora-Sanchez
Date: June 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1061
United States v. Bellamy  
Date: June 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3189

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Storm Michael Bellamy was under investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ("ATF") for suspected methamphetamine distribution. Defendant's housemate ordered him out of the house; t...

United States v. Pearce
Date: June 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7052
Robinson v. Rice
Date: June 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7065
Mayfield v. Presbyterian Hospital
Date: May 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2016
Bloomfield v. Zeigler
Date: May 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8001
United States v. Wiseman
Date: May 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2143
Mann v. Aldridge
Date: May 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6193
United States v. Edwards
Date: May 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-7003
Banner Bank v. Robertson
Date: May 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4060
United States v. Nicholson
Date: May 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6170
Kell v. Benzon  
Date: May 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4191

Justia Opinion Summary: Troy Kell sought habeas relief, but he had not exhausted two of his claims in state court. The unexhausted claims created what the Tenth Circuit characterized as a Catch-22 for Kell: risking a dismissal of all of his cla...

R.F. v. Harrison School District No. 2  
Date: May 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1327

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Harrison School District No. 2 asks us to reverse the district court’s ruling that it violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by failing to provide Plaintiff-Appellee Steven R....

Kaufman v. Martin
Date: May 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5093
Burton v. Martin
Date: May 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5117
Wind v. CO Attorney General
Date: May 28, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1036
United States v. Hernandez-Velasco
Date: May 28, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6012
Medina v. Raemisch
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1386
Apodaca v. Does
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2069
United States v. Morgan
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7032
Womble v. Chrisman
Date: May 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-7056
Mischek v. State Farm Mutual
Date: May 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1156
United States v. Gerber
Date: May 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1022
Rudnick v. Raemisch
Date: May 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1260
Schafer v. CenterPoint Energy Oklahoma
Date: May 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5054
Renteria v. Bryant
Date: May 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6042
Farrar v. Raemisch  
Date: May 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1005

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles Farrar, a Colorado state prisoner, appealed the district court’s denial of his petition for habeas relief. Farrar’s convictions stemmed from complaints of sexual abuse. The victim was Farrar’s stepdaughter, who c...

United States v. Yurek (Daryl)
Date: May 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1129
United States v. Yurek (Wendy)  
Date: May 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1134

Justia Opinion Summary: Wendy and Daryl Yurek were charged with tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud. After a joint jury trial, the Yureks were convicted on both offenses. The district court then sentenced Mrs. Yurek to a prison term of 27 months,...

Watson v. McCollum
Date: May 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6167
Bradford: Holmes v. Grant County
Date: May 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2006
Sasser v. Salt Lake City Corporation
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4198
United States v. Montoya
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-8044
United States v. Shields
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1364
United States v. Ransom
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3165
Headman v. State of Utah
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4144
Montero v. Tulsa Airport Improvements
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5011
United States v. Mendez  
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1259

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Armando Mendez appealed his sentence after he pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He argued his sentence was improperly inflated because the district court held that a prior conviction for...

Gale v. City and County of Denver
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1269
Thomas v. Farmers Insurance Company
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5049
Walker v. English
Date: May 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3249
Calvin v. Lyons
Date: May 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6228
United States v. Means-Goodman
Date: May 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8037
Coleman v. Long
Date: May 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1039
Miles v. State of Kansas
Date: May 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3039
United States v. Goodwin
Date: May 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3042
Tarkington v. Martin
Date: May 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6039
Hamer v. City of Trinidad  
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1456

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Stephen Hamer resided in Trinidad, Colorado, confined to a motorized wheelchair, and a qualified individual with a disability under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and section 504 of the Rehabil...

Petersen v. CIR  
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-9003

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal concerns the propriety of the timing of deductions by a Subchapter S corporation for expenses paid to employees who participate in the corporation’s employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Taxpayers Stephen and...

United States v. Nash
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2095
United States v. Gutierrez
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2109
Skaggs v. Baker
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3202
United States v. Nash
Date: May 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2095
Mehdipour v. Denwalt-Hammond
Date: May 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6161
Smith v. Allbaugh
Date: May 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6164
Shelman v. Whitten
Date: May 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-7002
United States v. Loera  
Date: May 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2180

Justia Opinion Summary: While executing a warrant to search defendant Jason Loera’s home for evidence of computer fraud, FBI agents discovered child pornography on four of Loera’s CDs. Despite discovering the pornography, the agents continued t...

Berensen v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: May 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4105
Reyes Lopez v. Sessions
Date: May 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9548
Coffman v. City of Leavenworth, Kansas
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3156
Talley v. Time, Inc.  
Date: May 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6169

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Sports Illustrated magazine (“SI”) published a five-article series on the Oklahoma State University (“OSU”) football program. The series explored “illicit payments” and other “extreme measures” OSU used to recru...

Herrera-Zamora v. Crosby
Date: May 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1032
Utah Native Plant Society v. U.S. Forest Service  
Date: May 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4074

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1988, defendant United States Forest Service designated a 2,380 acre portion of the Manti-La Sal National Forest’s highest elevations, namely the summits and ridges of Mt. Peale, Mt. Mellenthin, and Mt. Tukuhnikivatz,...

Sloan v. American Agencies, LLC  
Date: May 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4202

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal grew out of Brent Sloan’s participation in two transactions: (1) a merger between Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC and Kinum, Inc.; and (2) the sale of software from Kinum to Sajax Software, LLC. American Agenc...

Broadus v. Correctional Health Partners
Date: May 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1284
Dine Citizens v. Bernhardt  
Date: May 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2089

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue presented for the Tenth Circuit's review centered on whether the Bureau of Land Management violated the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in granting mor...

Medical Diagnostic Labs v. Health Care Service Corp.
Date: May 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6189
MacKinney v. Allstate Fire and Casualty
Date: May 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1437
Laul v. Los Alamos National Lab
Date: May 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2084
United States v. Bronson
Date: May 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3131
United States v. Graham
Date: May 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3136
United States v. Paris
Date: May 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3139
United States v. Mercer
Date: May 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6182
United States v. Martinez  
Date: May 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8007

Justia Opinion Summary: A Wyoming jury convicted Defendant Christopher Lee Martinez on one count of attempting to entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity. On appeal Defendant argued the district court: (1) should have authorized fun...

United States v. Miller
Date: May 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8068
United States v. Kahn
Date: May 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8079
Mwaura v. Sessions
Date: May 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9506
United States v. Guzman-Plateado
Date: May 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2001
United States v. Aguilar
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3192
Naylor Farms v. Chaparral Energy  
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6146

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Chaparral Energy, L.L.C. (Chaparral) operated approximately 2,500 oil and gas wells in Oklahoma. Plaintiffs Naylor Farms, Inc. and Harrel’s, L.L.C. (collectively, Naylor Farms) had royalty interests in some of...

United States v. Guzman
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3135
United States v. Hargrove
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3194
United States v. Cheek
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4175
United States v. Miles  
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6119

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Alexander Miles appealed the denial of his second petition for a writ of coram nobis. He pleaded guilty in 2009 to submitting a false affidavit in connection with an application for a visa for a 14-year-old gir...

Grimes v. TCF Bank
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1078
Torres v. Madrid
Date: May 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2134
United States v. Lopez-Urbina
Date: May 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2136
United States v. Murphy
Date: May 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5052
United States v. Scott
Date: May 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6208
Quintana v. Waters
Date: May 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7029
United States ex rel. Reed v. Keypoint Government Solutions  
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1379

Justia Opinion Summary: Julie Reed sued her former employer, KeyPoint Government Solutions, LLC (“KeyPoint”), for violating the federal False Claims Act. Her qui tam claims alleged KeyPoint violated the Act by knowingly and fraudulently billing...

Parker v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1160
Phan v. Jackson
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1494
United States v. Dominguez-Perez
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2063
Provencio v. Intel Corporation
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2090
United States v. Graham
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3137
Gokool v. Oklahoma City University
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6093
Rojas-Marceleno v. State of Kansas
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3058
Goode v. Carpenter  
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 16-5124

Justia Opinion Summary: Clarence Goode, Jr. was convicted in Oklahoma of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. The federal district court denied his petition for relief filed under 28 U.S.C. 2254. On appeal to the Tenth Circuit Court of A...

Smith v. Allbaugh  
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5095

Justia Opinion Summary: Antonio Smith pleaded guilty in Oklahoma state court to drug trafficking, possessing a firearm as a felon, and a variety of related charges. Smith’s habeas claims centered around a plea offer that one of Smith’s attorney...

United States v. Aragon  
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1121

Justia Opinion Summary: Leonard Aragon was sentenced to 48 months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. He appealed, arguing the district court erred in finding that two...

United States v. Gorrell  
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5041

Justia Opinion Summary: Shawn Gorrell was an insurance salesman based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His father was an accountant in Tulsa whose clients included several dentists and Gorrell sold insurance to some of them. In 2009, Gorrell began to pitch...

Roth v. CIR  
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9006

Justia Opinion Summary: John and Deanne Roth appealed a Tax Court decision that imposed a 40% penalty for the Roths’ “gross misstatement” of the value of a conservation easement they donated to a land trust in Colorado. On appeal, the Roths lar...

JGE v. United States
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2092
United States v. Cookson  
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3070

Justia Opinion Summary: Daniel Cookson pled guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography after the FBI identified him in the course of a large-scale sting operation involving the website “Playpen.” At his sentencing hearing, the distric...

CalMat Co. v. OldCastle Precast
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2213
Scarlett v. Air Methods Corporation  
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1247

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants-Appellees Air Methods Corporation and Rocky Mountain Holdings, LLC provide air ambulance services. Defendants provided air ambulance services to Plaintiffs-Appellants, or in some cases to their minor children....

United States v. Montijo-Dominguez
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2008
United States v. Khan
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2099
Dimmick v. Bourdon
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4051
United States v. Duran
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5063
Kenneth v. Martinez
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2133
Grice v. CVR Energy  
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5079

Justia Opinion Summary: Benjamin Grice suffered severe burns after an oil pump exploded at the refinery where he worked. He and his wife brought suit against the refinery’s two parent corporations, CVR Energy and CVR Refining, alleging the pare...

United States v. Copeland  
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5125

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Aaron Copeland pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court imposed an enhanced sentence of 15 years in prison under the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”) based on his two prior d...

Ward v. Lutheran Medical Center
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1308
Harrison v. Barr
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1314
Dunlap v. Nielsen
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3092
United States v. McElhiney
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3140
United States v. Nichols
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3179
United States v. Sandoval-Valadez
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3231
United States v. Osborn  
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4009

Justia Opinion Summary: Sixty-one year old defendant Joan Osborn has been diagnosed at different times with schizophrenia, possible depression, and possible post-traumatic stress disorder. In mid-October 2014, Defendant allegedly called a Unite...

Braxton v. Nortek Air Solutions
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6076
Degeare v. Bear
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6095
American National Property v. Burns
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8006
Teets v. Great-West Life
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1019
United States v. Leal  
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2083

Justia Opinion Summary: Gaspar Leal appealed the denial of his motion to dismiss the indictment. He argued the drug conspiracy charged in this case was the same conspiracy for which he was convicted in a previous case, and that continued prosec...

Lopez-Vazquez v. Sessions
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9522
Hernandez v. Barr
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9527
United States v. Molina-Villalobos
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1411
United States v. Lozano  
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1031

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Lucio Lozano was charged with involvement in a multi-year cocaine trafficking conspiracy between individuals in Mexico and Colorado. In October 2017, defendant pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and posses...

United States v. Crooks
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1242
Crall v. Wilson
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1313
Phan v. Babcock
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1493
United States v. Peralta
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2130
Spratling v. Sovereign Staffing Group
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3209
United States v. Gieswein
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6220
Sorenson v. Campbell County School Dist.
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8012
Gonzales v. United States
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8064
Hecht v. Great Northern Insurance
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1244
Sawaneh v. Barr
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-9518
United States v. Gallardo-Medina
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1125
Alemayehu v. Gemignani
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1340
United States v. Bretas
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8095
Dyab v. English
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3010
City of Cambridge Retirement v. Ersek  
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1381

Justia Opinion Summary: In this shareholder-derivative action, Shareholders of The Western Union Company averred several of Western Union’s Officers and Directors breached their fiduciary duties to the company by willfully failing to implement...

Nelson v. Board of County Commissioners  
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2199

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants ultimately filed two motions based on Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59(e). The motions were decided by different judges. After the first judge denied the first motion, he retired and the court reassigned the...

United States v. Aguilar-Banuelos
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1133
United States v. Guijarro
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1191
Phan v. Colorado Legal Services
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1307
United States v. Horner
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1350
United States v. Wade (William)
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1429
United States v. Jones  
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2129

Justia Opinion Summary: Arnold Jones pleaded guilty to child abuse for driving on a reservation while intoxicated with his minor son in the car. He entered a guilty plea both before a tribal court and, after serving his tribal sentence, before...

United States v. McGowan
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3224
Fidelity and Deposit Company v. Riess
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5056
WildEarth Guardians v. Conner  
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1334

Justia Opinion Summary: WildEarth Guardians appealed after the United States Forest Service published a 2014 environmental assessment (“EA”) to the Tennessee Creek Project, and subsequently issued a Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant...

Cirocco v. McMahon
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1096
United States v. Rogers
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3012
Romero v. Helmerich & Payne Int'l
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1454
United States v. Burg
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1301
Columbian Financial v. Bowman
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3121
United States v. Chica-Orellana
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1402
United States v. Barela
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2165
United States v. Johnson
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3136
United States v. Draper
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3187
Long v. Halliday
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4068
Crim v. Harvanek
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7049
Fletcher v. Raemisch
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1046
United States v. Traufield
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1061
Montoya v. Jacobs Technology
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2098
Greer v. Herbert
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4075
State of Wyoming v. DOI
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8027
Soriano-Mendosa v. Sessions
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9535
United States v. Hopkins  
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2046

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Mark Hopkins moved to vacate his 2010 conviction and sentence for tax evasion. Before trial, the district court ordered him to make monthly payments into the court’s registry to ensure he was complying with federal t...

United States v. McDaniel
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3107
Drown v. Utah State Office of Education
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4079
United States v. Abbo
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6081
Parrish v. Arvest Bank
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6133
Holden v. Geo Group Private Prison Cont.
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6156
Henderson v. Fisher
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6178
Alford v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2075
United States v. Nevarez-Barela
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2114
Ellison v. Ladner
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3080
Weimer v. Allbaugh
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6072
Pittman v. Fox
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1178
Fishinghawk v. Kissinger
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7031
United States v. Loya-Ramirez
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1100
Hodges v. Life Insurance Co.  
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1279

Justia Opinion Summary: Lou Hodges submitted a claim for long-term-disability (LTD) benefits to Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA) through his employer’s group-insurance plan. Although LINA approved his claim, Hodges contended LINA...

Whitehead v. Marcantel
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2021
United States v. Cade
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6110
Folsom v. Oklahoma DOC
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6001
In re: Sealed Opinion  
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-601

Justia Opinion Summary: E.F. pleaded guilty to a number of federal offenses pursuant to a plea agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, the government agreed that it would recommend a sentence below the one recommended by the United States...

Fierro v. Balderas
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2127
United States v. Behrens
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8082
United States v. Johnson  
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4083

Justia Opinion Summary: With issues common to three appeals consolidated for review, the Government filed suit to collect unpaid taxes. In Appeal No. 17-4083, the Government appealed a district court’s determination that its state-law contract...

Butler v. Board of County Commissioners  
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1012

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Jerud Butler was a government employee, a supervisor for the San Miguel County, Colorado, Road and Bridge Department. He alleged his supervisors violated his First Amendment freedom of speech when the...

United States v. Jones
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1460
Coffman v. City of Leavenworth, Kansas
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3156
Anderson v. Schnurr
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3217
United States v. Real Property Located at 3347
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6125
United States v. Real Property Located at 3347
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6129
United States v. Contreras-Cabrera
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6189
Richardson v. Werner
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1043
United States v. Wietecha
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1384
United States v. Reed
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8042
Teets v. Great-West Life  
Date: March 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1019

Justia Opinion Summary: John Teets, a participant in an employer retirement plan, invested money in Great-West Life Annuity and Insurance Company’s investment fund which guaranteed investors would never lose their principal or the interest they...

United States v. Nixon  
Date: March 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1154

Justia Opinion Summary: Keon Nixon was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and use of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. After these charges were filed, federal authorities indicted Nixon for possessing a fir...

Alfaro v. County of Arapahoe
Date: March 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1394
Blue Valley Hospital v. Azar  
Date: March 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3117

Justia Opinion Summary: Blue Valley Hospital, Inc., (“BVH”) appealed a district court’s dismissal of its action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and the Centers for Medicare and Medica...

Estate of Jaime Ceballos v. Husk  
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1216

Justia Opinion Summary: Jaime Ceballos’s wife, Quianna Vigil, called police to report that her husband was in their driveway with a baseball bat “acting crazy,” and that he was drunk and probably on drugs. Vigil wanted police to remove Ceballos...

United States v. Plata Hernandez
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2184
Sacchi v. IHC Health Services  
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4027

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Karna Sacchi obtained an unpaid internship with Defendant-Appellee IHC Health Services, Inc. (the “Hospital”), but her internship was terminated by Defendant-Appellee Joy Singh before it was scheduled...

United States v. Walker  
Date: March 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4103

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant John Walker pled guilty to two counts of bank robbery and was originally sentenced to time served (33 days in pretrial detention, and three years of supervised release). The government appealed, and t...

United States v. Chica-Orellana
Date: March 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1402
United States v. Johnson
Date: March 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5096
United States v. Hamilton
Date: March 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5098
United States v. Dalton  
Date: March 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2146

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2017, Michael Dalton was convicted by a jury of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Dalton challenged his conviction on several evidentiary grounds; the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with only one: that...

Johnson v. Carpenter  
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 16-5165

Justia Opinion Summary: Oklahoma charged Raymond Johnson with one count of first-degree arson and two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of his former girlfriend, Brooke Whitaker, and the couple’s seven-month-old daughter. The charges...

Lindsey v. Hyler  
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-7074

Justia Opinion Summary: Kyle Lindsey and Zayne Mann were seriously injured when Lindsey lost control of his utility vehicle on a gravel road after a brief police pursuit. They claimed the accident was caused by an overzealous officer who should...

Farmer v. Kansas State University  
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3207

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Tessa Farmer and Sara Weckhorst, two students at Kansas State University (“KSU”), alleged KSU, a recipient of federal educational funds, violated Title IX by being deliberately indifferent to reports it receiv...

Rader v. Citibank
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1208
Cosby v. Schnurr
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3029
Ezell v. Allbaugh
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5116
Smith v. Drawbridge
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6117
Smith v. Lawton Correctional Facility
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6180
Kelvion, Inc. v. PetroChina Canada Ltd.  
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5097

Justia Opinion Summary: PetroChina Canada bought ten large heat-exchanger units from Kelvion’s Oklahoma plant for use in PetroChina’s oil and gas operations. Their contract included a mandatory forum-selection clause subjecting the parties to C...

Lax v. Corizon Medical Staff
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3238
Bistline v. Jeffs  
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4020

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs were all former members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (“FLDS”), which illegally practiced polygamy. In 2016, plaintiffs filed suit against the FLDS Prophet, Warren Jeffs, an...

Geringer v. Strong
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4190
Heard v. Barr
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-9525
DeLoge v. Warden, Wyoming Medium
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8091
United States v. Isabella  
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1197

Justia Opinion Summary: Rande Isabella was convicted of persuading and attempting to persuade S.F., a 14-year-old girl, to “engage . . . in any sexual activity for which any person can be charged with a criminal offense” (Count 1), and of attem...

United States v. Medina  
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1455

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, a federal grand jury indicted Delano Medina. He appeared for the first time in federal court 27 months later on January 11, 2017. During that time, Medina was transferred between various state authorities in thr...

United States v. Ash  
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3223

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Dustin Ash pled guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. His Presentence Investigation Report (“PSR”) identified a 2012 Kansas conviction for reckless aggravated battery as a “crime of...

United States v. Gaines  
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3270

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from a search, which took place after the police spoke with defendant Desmond Gaines. After a brief exchange, Gaines fled but was soon captured. The police then found cocaine, marijuana, PCP, drug par...

United States v. Duncan
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6009
Agrawal v. Courts of Oklahoma
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6144
United States v. Gonzales  
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8017

Justia Opinion Summary: Darren Gonzales owned and operated Concrete Specialists, Inc. in Cheyenne, Wyoming. As a side business, he sold cocaine and methamphetamine. Gonzales used his personal and business bank accounts to launder the proceeds o...

Porter v. Ford Motor Company  
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8028

Justia Opinion Summary: Keshia Porter appeals the district court’s dismissal of her complaint as time barred. Porter’s husband, Delandis Richardson, was killed in an auto accident in Campbell County, Wyoming, on November 25, 2014. Within two ye...

United States v. Bowline  
Date: March 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-7080

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Ian Alexander Bowline was convicted by a jury on a number of charges involving unlawful prescriptions for oxycodone. He appealed his conviction, raising only one issue: whether the district court properly denie...

InterNACHI v. Homesafe Inspection
Date: March 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1087
United States v. Michel-Galaviz
Date: March 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4138
United States v. Bullcoming
Date: March 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6083
United States v. Birch
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1330
United States v. Gonsalez
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2097
United States v. Willis
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6188
Estate of James Roemer v. Johnson
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1418
Black Card v. Visa USA
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-8040
Bill Barrett Corporation v. YMC Royalty Company  
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1067

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bill Barrett Corporation and YMC Royalty Company were oil and gas companies who held mineral rights in northeastern Colorado. In 2013, they had the opportunity to jointly develop two oil wells. To facilitate the dril...

Gallagher v. DEA
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1352
Wichita Ctr for Grad Med. Ed. v. United States  
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3016

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, the Internal Revenue Service issued a refund to the Wichita Center of Graduate Medical Education (a federally qualified charitable organization) on overpaid taxes along with incorrectly calculated interest on th...

Rachel v. Troutt
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6053
Bray v. United States
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8051
High Desert Relief v. United States  
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2083

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of the efforts the IRS made to investigate the tax liability of High Desert Relief, Inc. (“HDR”), a medical marijuana dispensary in New Mexico. The IRS began an investigation into whether HDR had impr...

Hockaday v. CO Dept. of Corrections
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1075
United States v. Wofford
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5029
United States v. Knapp  
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8031

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Stacy Knapp entered a conditional plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, for which she was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release. The conditiona...

Rockwood Casualty Insurance v. Director, OWCP  
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-9520

Justia Opinion Summary: Tony Kourianos worked as a coal miner for more than 27 years before filing a claim for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act (“BLBA”). His claim was reviewed through a three-tiered administrative process. Ultimately...

Glaser v. City and County of Denver
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1049
Hansen v. Salt Lake City Corporation
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4104
Johnson v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5058
Routt v. Howard
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5060
United States v. Duzyurt
Date: February 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1039