2021 Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 982

United States v. Bragg
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5082
DeLoge v. Wyoming Supreme Court, et al.
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-8025
Johnson v. Smith, et al.
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1209
Kolosha v. Pettigrew
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5073
Hood v. American Auto Care, et al.  
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1157

Justia Opinion Summary: Alexander Hood, a Colorado resident, appealed the dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction of his putative class-action claim against American Auto Care (AAC) in the United States District Court for the District of Co...

Smith, et al. v. City of Wellsville, Kansas, et al.
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3240
Utah Physic. for Healthy Env't v. Diesel Power Gear, et al.  
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4043

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants’ businesses focused on large diesel trucks and related parts, merchandise, and media. In 2017 Defendants were sued by Plaintiff Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment (UPHE), a nonprofit organization that a...

Zamora v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1338
Lounchi v. Garland
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9534
United States v. Simpson
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1363

Fitisemanu, et al. v. United States, et al.


Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4017
Hill v. True, et al.
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1139
Eastern Colorado v. Agrigenetics
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1057
Davis v. Schmidt, et al.
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3050
United States v. Elliott
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-8016
Farris v. Martin, et al.
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6077
Gurrola-Perez v. Garland
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9504
United States v. Palms  
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5072

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Ramar Palms was convicted by jury in the Northern District of Oklahoma on three crimes related to sex trafficking. On appeal, Palms sought to reverse his convictions and remand for a new trial because: (1) the...

United States v. Terry
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7053
Harper v. Arrow Electronics
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1011
Richards v. Barnhart
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1176
United States v. Chavez-Cadenas
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3156
United States v. Moore
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5048
Goodwill Industries Central v. Philadelphia Indemnity  
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6045

Justia Opinion Summary: Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma, Inc., suspended operations of its retail stores and donations centers on March 25, 2020, to comply with state and local orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. After suffering los...

United States v. Diaz
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1269
Herrmann v. Salt Lake City Corporation  
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4063

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Jamie Herrmann appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment to Defendant Salt Lake City Corporation (“the City”) on her claims for failure to accommodate her disability, disability discrimination, and...

United States v. Gates
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4106
United States v. Burtrum  
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5091

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Wilkie Bill Burtrum was found guilty of one count of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of sexual abuse in Indian country. Because Burtrum had previously been convicted of aggravated sexual abuse in Indian c...

Tirado Velez v. City of Colorado Springs, et al.
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1137
Taurus v. Austin
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1305
Rodriguez Romero v. Garland
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9515
United States v. Fernandez  
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2106

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Jesus Francisco Fernandez was convicted by jury of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The methamphetamine was discovered during a search at the Albuquerque Greyhound bus terminal...

United States v. Rodriguez
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2173
Hall v. Allstate Fire  
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1040

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Neil Hall appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant-Appellee Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company (Allstate) on his claim for underinsured motorist benefits...

Fourstar v. Williams
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1094
United States v. Gonzales
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2060
Curry v. St. Francis Hospital, et al.
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5008
Rubeck v. Brewster
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-8041
SEC v. Camarco, et al.
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1486
O'Connell v. Alejo, et al.
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1148
United States v. Krowner
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2175
United States of America v. Sauzameda
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2151
United States v. Velasco-Mares
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2179

Gerson v. Logan River Academy, et al.


Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4074
United States v. Nichols
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6198
Wisehart v. Wisehart, et al.
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1148
Everett v. Long, et al.
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1267
Lee v. No Named Defendant
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1308
Higgins, et al. v. REV Group
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3066
Gillies v. CIR
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9000
Solomonov v. Garland
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9502

Kerr, et al. v. Polis


Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 17-1192
United States v. Benally  
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2157

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Angelita Benally was responsible for a head-on car crash that resulted in the death of her front seat passenger and severely injured the other driver. Benally was indicted on one count of involuntary manslaught...

United States v. Varnell
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6040
Flores, et al. v. City of Farmington, et al.
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2021
United States v. Glenn
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5010
Alabi v. Garland
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9514

United States v. Jumaev


Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 18-1296
United States v. Lemon
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6119
McKinney v. Progressive Direct Insurance, et al.
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6127
United States v. Jumaev  
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 18-1296

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Bakhtiyor Jumaev and his co-defendant Jamshid Muhtorov were convicted, after separate trials, of conspiring to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization (the...

United States v. Muhtorov  
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 18-1366

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Defendant-appellant Jamshid Muhtorov on three counts of conspiring and providing material support to the Islamic Jihad Union (“IJU”), a State Department-designated foreign terrorist organization with tie...

Vazquez v. Garland
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9641
United States v. Brown
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3185
Sullivan, et al. v. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, et al.
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-7003
Mares v. CO Coalition for the Homeless
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1001
United States v. Velasquez
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1166
Fourstar v. Biden, et al.
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1292
United States v. Verdin-Garcia
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3047
United States v. Carrillo
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1153
Lopez-Valenzuela v. Garland
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9526
United States v. Banuelos
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2086
United States v. Purify
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5075
United States v. Sloan
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5033
Jackson v. Martin
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6002
Proctor v. Whitten
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6033
Aldana-Salguero, et al. v. Garland
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9516
Tarango-Delgado v. Garland  
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9615

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Edgar Tarango-Delgado appealed the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) denial of his two motions to reopen his removal proceedings. Tarango-Delgado, a Mexican citizen, came to the United States in 1977, when...

Benaissa v. Salina Regional Health Center
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3236
Villegas-Castro v. Garland  
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9593

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Gabriel Villegas-Castro was a Mexican citizen who entered the United States without being admitted or paroled. The government sought removal, and Villegas-Castro requested asylum, cancellation of removal, with...

Nunez-Robles v. Garland
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9629
Allen v. Executive Director of CDOC
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1030
Wooten v. Hayden, et al.
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3065
United States v. Johnson
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4015
United States v. Mora
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-8037
Koffi v. Garland
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9535
Kelso v. United States
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5041
Mendez-Benhumea v. Garland
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9573
Crosby v. True
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1003
Melnick v. Polis, et al.
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1289
Reznik v. inContact  
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4007

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Viktorya Reznik appealed the district court’s dismissal of her Title VII retaliation action against her former employer, Defendant-Appellee inContact, Inc. (inContact). From January 2018 to May 2019,...

Melnick v. Camper
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1417
Ferrell v. SemGroup Corporation, et al.
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5092
United States v. Gardner
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8060
Wrongful Death Estate v. Khawaja
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2000
Strickland v. Martin
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6051
Woods v. Nunn
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6117
United States v. Clifford
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-8004
United States v. Hilleland
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3063
Cadenas-Campuzano v. Garland
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9524
Martin, et al. v. City of Albuquerque  
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2140

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Albuquerque, New Mexico (“Albuquerque” or “the City”) enacted a city-wide ordinance that, in pertinent part, prohibited pedestrians from: (1) congregating within six feet of a highway entrance or exit ramp; (...

United States v. Simpson
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1211
Cracraft v. Utah Valley University, et al.
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4031
Fischer v. BMW
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1399
Johnson v. Lambkins, et al.
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1340
Rohwedder v. Rocky Mountain Pies, et al.
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4096
United States v. Maujer
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6087
United States v. Butler
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8037
United States v. Benvie  
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2147

Justia Opinion Summary: In early 2019, a group of individuals called the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP) began camping along a 52-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border along the eastern edge of New Mexico, near El Paso, Texas. Defendant-A...

Thomas v. Nunn
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5034
Abdelmeged v. Department of Army
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1035
United States v. Titties
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6107
Bazan-Martinez v. Garland
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9556
United States v. Collins
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6001
United States v. Etuk
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5062
Powell v. Farris
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6089
Grant, et al. v. Crow, et al.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6139
Blanco-Valdovinos, et al. v. Garland
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9512
Ngo v. Garland
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9517
LKL Associates, et al. v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.  
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 18-4123

Justia Opinion Summary: The Union Pacific Railroad charged Heber Rentals, LC (“Heber”) and L.K.L. Associates, Inc. (“L.K.L.”) rent under a lease that allowed L.K.L. to continue operating a building materials supply business on land that was own...

Goodwin v. Weiser, et al.
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1448
Estate of Patrick Harmon, et al. v. Salt Lake City, et al.
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4085
Johnson v. Ward, et al.
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1014
Johnson v. Dalton
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1017
Dawson v. Dylla
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1225
United States v. Wilson  
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7048

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Dave Wilson pled guilty to selling 1.54 grams of methamphetamine to a police confidential informant. Along the way, however, he confessed to purchasing 113 grams of methamphetamine. Deeming that entir...

Reeves, et al. v. Enterprise Products Partners  
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5020

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs-appellees Darrell Reeves and James King worked as welding inspectors for Enterprise Products Partners through third party staffing companies, Cypress Environmental Management and Kestrel Field Services. Reeves...

United States v. Barrios-Luna
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1016

Edmonds-Radford v. Southwest Airlines


Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1132
United States v. Ramos-Caballero
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2098
United States v. Twaddle
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2128
Than v. McKibbin, et al.
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1193
Adkins v. Koduri
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3134
Kirk v. State of Oklahoma, et al.
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6050
National Union Fire Insurance v. Dish Network  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1215

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States and four states sued DISH Network, LLC (“DISH”) for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). DISH submitted a claim for defense and indemnity to its insurer, National Union Fire Ins...

Adams v. C3 Pipeline Construction, et al.  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2055

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Jessica Adams worked for C3 Pipeline Construction, Inc. (“C3”) on a pipeline construction crew. C3 subcontracted with Alpha Crude Connector, LLC (“Alpha Crude” or “ACC”) on an ACC pipeline system in New Mexico...

United States v. Lantis  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8031

Justia Opinion Summary: Mark Lantis set off on a day hike in Yellowstone National Park to search for buried treasure. He would get lost in the wilderness and was rescued by helicopter late the next day. Based on these events, a magistrate judge...

United States v. Schuler
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3104
Littlejohn v. Crow
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5060
United States v. Cash
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-7033
United States v. Gutierrez
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4056
Hetronic International v. Hetronic Germany GmbH, et al.
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6019
United States v. Nelson
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1340
United States v. Dace
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1343
United States v. Aguayo
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1009
Nowell v. Covidien, et al.
Date: October 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2073
United States v. Russey
Date: October 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6036
Chavez v. Polis, et al.
Date: October 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1221
Estate of Dillon Taylor, et al. v. Salt Lake City, et al.  
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4085

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from the tragic death of Dillon Taylor, who was shot and killed by Salt Lake City Police Officer Bron Cruz. Officer Cruz and two fellow officers were following up on a 9-1-1 call reporting that a man had...

United States v. Mar-Lopez
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1261
Roberts v. Winder, et al.  
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4082

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Nicholas Roberts appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendants James Winder, Rosie Rivera (solely in her official capacity as Salt Lake County Sheriff), and the Unified Police D...

Simpson v. Little, et al.  
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5109

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from the fatal shooting of Logan Simpson by Jon Little, a patrol officer for the City of Bixby, Oklahoma. Tiffany Simpson, Logan Simpson’s mother and personal representative of his estate, sued Officer Li...

United States v. Ordonez-Castillo
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2084
Astorga v. Dedeke, et al.
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3124
United States v. Moore
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5056
United States v. Ewton
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-7052
Qiu v. Garland
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9508
United States v. Perez-Velasquez  
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2118

Justia Opinion Summary: Jenifer Miladis Alvarado-Diaz and Magdaly Suleydy Perez-Velasquez appealed the district court’s affirmance of their convictions for entering the United States in violation of 8 U.S.C. 1325(a)(1). Alvarado and Perez cross...

United States v. Wieck
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6075
United States v. Delgado-Montoya
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2125
Tompkins v. DOVA, et al.  
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6060

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant John Tompkins worked as a physician at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for thirty years. From 2012 through 2016, he served as Chief of Surgery. In 20...

Tolbert v. Hudson
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3102
United States v. Lozado
Date: October 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1420
United States v. Sorsby
Date: October 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3249
Crane v. Utah Department of Corrections, et al.  
Date: October 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4032

Justia Opinion Summary: The estate of a mentally ill and intellectually disabled prisoner who committed suicide while in Utah Department of Corrections (“UDC”) custody appealed the dismissal of its lawsuit against the UDC. Brock Tucker was sev...

United States v. Caldwell
Date: October 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4026
White v. Crow
Date: October 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6006
United States v. Cash
Date: October 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-7027
Leyva-Estrada v. Weiser, et al.
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1319
Gotovac, et al. v. Trejo
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2143
United States v. Vigil
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2160
United States v. Dahda (Los)
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3185
United States v. Ritchie
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6069
United States v. Ojimba
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6109
Leon-Nicolas v. Garland
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9628
United States v. Rivera
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1142
United States v. Vann
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2065
Chung v. Lamb, et al.
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1278
United States v. Wilson
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1324
United States v. Bruley  
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6078

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Malachi Bruley appealed the district court’s order revoking his term of supervised release and sentencing him to 48 months’ imprisonment and two years of supervised release. In 2014, Defendant pled guilty to on...

United States v. Jones  
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6112

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Patrick LaJuan Jones, Jr. contended the Sentencing Commission did not intend to include state convictions based on a controlled substance not identified in the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) to serve as pred...

Perez-Landeros v. Garland
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9648
United States v. Teague
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2081
United States v. Kayarath
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3123
United States v. Gieswein
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6056
Garcia v. Wyoming Department of Health
Date: October 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8052
Soto v. Kalatzes, et al.
Date: October 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4081
Swomley, et al. v. Schroyer, et al.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1335
CFP Acquisitions v. Rhoades, et al.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5073
Mueggenborg v. Nortek Air Solutions
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6147
Martinez-Tapia v. Garland
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9610
Wallgren v. Whitten
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6098
Reid v. Long, et al.
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1109
Ward v. Pruitt, et al.
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1260
Sarracino v. Baltazar, et al.
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2004
Brown v. Farris
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5044
United States v. Acevedo
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5055
Friends of Animals v. Bernhardt, et al.  
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1182

Justia Opinion Summary: Animal rights organization Friends of Animals served a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) seeking disclosure of form 3-177s submitted by wildlife hunters and traders see...

United States v. Shehata
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3107
Naabani Twin Stars, et al. v. Travelers Companies, et al.
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2168
Peterson v. Nelnet Diversified Solutions  
Date: October 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1348

Justia Opinion Summary: Over 300 call-center representatives (CCRs) who worked at call centers operated by Nelnet Diversified Solutions, LLC (Nelnet) alleged Nelnet failed to pay them for time devoted to booting up their work computers and laun...

United States v. Hemmelgarn  
Date: October 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4109

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Adam Hemmelgarn moved for compassionate release, based on an outbreak of COVID-19 at FCI Lompoc. The district court denied his motion, as well as his subsequent motion for reconsideration. The Tenth C...

Barragan-Piedra v. Garland
Date: October 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9550
Bhandari v. Garland
Date: October 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9639
Cole v. DeJoy
Date: October 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5026
Terrell v. United States
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1254
Serna v. BBVA Bank
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2080
Lane, et al. v. Progressive Northern Insurance
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6085
Crownhart v. Buck
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1410
Orderly Health v. Newwave Telecom Technologies
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1441
Liberty Mutual v. Lyons, et al.
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2152
Franklin v. Lucero, et al.
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2155
Li, et al. v. Lewis
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4089
Cummings v. United States Postal Service
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7066
Guice v. Little, et al.
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1120
Johnson v. Johnson, et al.
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1152
Pepper v. Williams, et al.
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1210
Tush v. Crow
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-7002
Vreeland v. Huss
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1301
United States v. Goines
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3183
In re: John Q. Hammons Fall, et al.  
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3203

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, seventy-six Chapter 11 debtors associated with John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (Debtors), argued they incurred more than $2.5 million of quarterly Chapter 11 disbursement fees from January 2018 through Decem...

United States v. Royer
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5079
Carr, et al. v. Remington Arms Company
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6046
United States v. Edwards
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3209
Bateman v. Nexstar Media Group
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4114
Jones v. Garland, et al.
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6189
Pine Tree Capital, et al. v. BOKF, et al.
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8058
Fernandez-Perez v. Greilick
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1116
Payton v. Kelly, et al.
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3088
Walker v. State of Kansas
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3137
White v. Oklahoma Court Crim. Appeals, et al.
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6078
Heddlesten v. Crow
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6080
BonBeck Parker, et al. v. Travelers Indemnity  
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1192

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue on appeal in this case stemmed from an insurance claim filed by Bonbeck Parker, LLC and BonBeck HL, LC (collectively, BonBeck) for hail damage. The Travelers Indemnity Company of America (Travelers) acknowledge...

United States v. Komsonekeo
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6064
Md-Abu v. Garland
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9594
Chiquito v. United States, et al.
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2056
Smith v. Schnurr
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3074
Williams v. Keller, et al.
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4022
McRae v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, et al.
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4033
United States v. Garcia-Escalera
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5003
McCleland v. Raemisch, et al.
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1390
Logan v. Meyer, et al.
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3218
United States v. Tyler
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3246
Munto-Toledo v. Garland
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9630
Wimberly v. Williams  
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1128

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1984, petitioner-appellant Bruce Wimberly pled guilty to first-degree sexual assault. The Colorado trial court accepted his plea and considered the sentencing options: (1) determinate prison term up to 24 years; or (2...

Leal v. Diaz, et al.
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1140
United States v. Rasmussen
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6101
United States v. Jones
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6159
United States v. Ramsey
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3073
United States v. Middleton
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3093
United States v. Luna
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5030
United States v. Cade
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6008
Walters v. Cates, et al.
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 18-1355
United States v. Kendall  
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1465

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Aaron Kendall was arrested after a traffic stop; officers decided to impound his vehicle. Prior to impoundment, the officers conducted an inventory search of the vehicle, locating methamphetamine and...

United States v. Chavez
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4121
Freebird Communications, et al. v. Roberts, et al.
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3182
Baker, et al. v. Brown, et al.  
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6132

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from the cancellation of long-term-care Medicaid benefits for two claimants when an Oklahoma agency concluded that the claimants’ resources exceeded the regulatory cap for eligibility. One claimant, Idabe...

Fulkerson v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2001
Johnson v. Garrison
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-7010
Bahena-Brito v. Garland
Date: September 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9631
United States v. Hernandez-Perez
Date: September 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1092
United States v. Casado-Hernandez
Date: September 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2091
United States v. Egli  
Date: September 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4140

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Daniel David Egli twice pled guilty to possessing child pornography and has violated his subsequent conditions of supervised release on four occasions by, among other things, possessing unauthorized c...

Lorance v. Commandant  
Date: September 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3055

Justia Opinion Summary: A United States military court-martial convicted Petitioner-Appellant Clint Lorance of murder (and a variety of lesser offenses) for actions he took while leading a platoon of soldiers in Afghanistan. After exhausting hi...

Berdiev v. Garland  
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9542

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Tojiddin Berdiev faced immigration removal proceedings since 2007. After more than a decade of petitions, motions, and appeals, the Board of Immigration Appeals denied Berdiev’s untimely motion to reopen remov...

Greene v. Denver County Court, et al.
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1051
Hill v. SER Jobs for Progress
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1079
Hartford Life and Accident Ins v. Jones-Atchison, et al.
Date: September 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6135
United States v. Nissen
Date: September 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2083
DeLia v. United States DOJ, et al.
Date: September 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5047
United States v. Crockett
Date: September 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6072
Estate of Barton Grubbs, et al. v. Hernandez
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 18-1358

United States v. Dominguez


Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-8021
Gess v. Churnet, et al.
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1141
Soza v. Demsich, et al.  
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2176

Justia Opinion Summary: After Albuquerque Police Officers Demsich and Melvin entered plaintiff-appellant Bradley Soza’s front porch with guns drawn, handcuffed him, and patted him down as part of a burglary investigation, Soza sued the Officers...

Edmonds-Radford v. Southwest Airlines  
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1132

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellee Southwest Airlines graded its new hires based on two overarching categories of criteria: Attitude and Aptitude. By all accounts, Plaintiff-appellant Krista Edmonds-Radford had the necessary Attitude fo...

Dwyer v. CD's Machine, et al.
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7058
Crownhart v. Shield Foundation, et al.
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1077
United States v. Wills
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3060
Heide v. Satterfield, et al.
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3129
White v. Farris
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-7028
Taranovich v. Wyoming DOC Warden, et al.
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-8039
Lee v. Archuleta, et al.
Date: September 15, 2021
Docket Number: 15-1346
Brown v. Austin, et al.  
Date: September 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1049

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from Alfred Brown’s lawsuit under the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. secs. 701–796l, against his former employer, the Defense Health Agency. In April 2010, the Agency hired Brown as a healthcare fraud...

Vreeland v. Weiser, et al.
Date: September 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1385
Delaney v. Lowe's Home Center
Date: September 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1438
Tatum v. Schnurr
Date: September 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3188
United States v. Sunrhodes
Date: September 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8070

United States v. Sanchez


Date: September 14, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2092
Sandy v. Baca Grande Property, et al.
Date: September 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1413
United States v. Tennison  
Date: September 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3033

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Sean Tennison was caught buying a quarter of a kilogram of methamphetamine from a drug distribution network and was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and with possession wit...

United States v. Hisey  
Date: September 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3106

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, defendant-appellant Timothy Hisey pled guilty to the federal offense of unlawfully possessing firearms. Among the elements was a prior conviction for “a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one...

Nche v. Garland
Date: September 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9621
Jacobs v. Aimbridge Hospitality
Date: September 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1074
United States v. Clark
Date: September 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6034
Tudor, et al. v. Southeastern OK St. University, et al.  
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-6102

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Rachel Tudor sued her former employer, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, under Title VII, claiming discrimination on the basis of sex, retaliation, and a hostile work environment after Southeastern denied her t...

United States v. Andasola  
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1482

Justia Opinion Summary: Jose Burciaga-Andasola appealed his convictions for distributing methamphetamine and heroin, arguing that the district court violated Federal Rule of Evidence 605 by improperly testifying as a witness during his jury tri...

Dodson International Parts v. Williams International Company  
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3193

Justia Opinion Summary: Williams International Company LLC designed, manufactured, and serviced small jet engines. Dodson International Parts, Inc., sold new and used aircraft and aircraft parts. After purchasing two used jet engines that had b...

Battino v. Redi-Carpet Sales of Utah
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4081
United States v. Gatti
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4088
Lehman v. McKinnon, et al.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1312
United States v. Davis
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5119
United States v. Grigsby
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3014
Johnson v. Peterson
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3119
Barkus v. Rosenlund
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4034
Christian v. Crow
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6057
United States v. Lundahl
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-8045
Hayes v. Skywest Airlines  
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1294

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff John Hayes prosecuted his employment discrimination case to a favorable verdict and judgment. During trial, two instances of misconduct prompted Defendant SkyWest Airlines, Inc. to request a mistrial. But it wa...

Barraza-Navarrete v. Garland
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9605
Johnson v. Zmuda
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3010
United States v. Williams
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3082
Lee v. Schnurr, et al.
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3098
Buchanan v. State of Oklahoma, et al.
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6003
Romero-Cardoso v. Garland
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9549
Brooks v. CDOC, et al.  
Date: September 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1390

Justia Opinion Summary: At the time this appeal was initiated, Jason Brooks was a Colorado-state inmate serving a lengthy prison sentence for securities fraud. Brooks had an extreme and incurable case of ulcerative colitis: even when his diseas...

United States v. Xiang  
Date: September 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1070

Justia Opinion Summary: After law enforcement executed a search warrant on Defendants Huanyu Yan and You Lan Xiang’s home (“Doane home”) and seized 878 marijuana plants, Defendants moved to suppress arguing the exception to the good faith rule...

Montgomery v. Brukbacher
Date: September 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1073
Cox v. Caley, et al.
Date: September 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1201

Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe, et al.


Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: 18-4030
Knight v. Warden of JCCC
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6143
Kilman v. Brown
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1104
Lystn v. Food and Drug Administration, et al.
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1369

United States v. Mjoness


Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8029
United States v. Cleveland
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5045
Manzano-Anorve v. Garland
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9501
United States v. Williamson
Date: September 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3187
Davis, et al. v. State of Utah, et al.
Date: September 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4042
Lemay v. CIR
Date: September 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9001
Seminole Nursing Home v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue  
Date: September 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9005

Justia Opinion Summary: When Seminole Nursing Home, Inc. failed to pay $61,916.19 in federal employment taxes due for 2013, the IRS provided notice to Seminole of its intent to issue a levy to collect these unpaid taxes plus penalties and inter...

Redd v. City of Oklahoma City, et al.
Date: September 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6145
United States v. Walsh
Date: September 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8074
Cruz v. Reliance Standard Life
Date: September 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2018
Sewell v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1409
Pack v. Heimgartner
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3053
United States v. Malone  
Date: August 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1183

Justia Opinion Summary: During a traffic stop, law-enforcement officers ordered the passenger, defendant-appellant Colt Malone, to exit the car. He complied, and the officers found a pistol. Based on the presence of this pistol, the government...

Johnson v. Thompson, et al.
Date: August 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1408
Gerson v. Logan River Academy, et al.  
Date: August 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4074

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Samantha Gerson was allegedly sexually abused when she was 15 years old by an employee (the Perpetrator) at Logan River Academy, a residential treatment facility in Logan, Utah. She filed suit against Logan Riv...

Guy v. McDonough
Date: August 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6158
United States v. Smith
Date: August 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7071
United States v. Thompson
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3173
Kulasa v. Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1402
Stillwagon v. Martin
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6165
Ahmed v. Garland
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9640
Lopez v. Cache County
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4027
United States v. Koerber  
Date: August 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4147

Justia Opinion Summary: Claud “Rick” Koerber was indicted by a grand jury for wire fraud, tax fraud, and mail fraud relating to a real estate investment scheme. A superseding indictment added to his wire fraud and tax evasion counts, charging h...

Schell v. OK Supreme Court Justices, et al.


Date: August 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6044
United States v. Sanchez
Date: August 25, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2049
Rodgers v. Crow
Date: August 25, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5032
Brooks-Gage v. Martin
Date: August 25, 2021
Docket Number: 21-7008
United States v. Cushing  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-7052, 19-7054

Justia Opinion Summary: Carl Cushing and Kris Hall were convicted by a jury of a drug conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine. On appeal, Cushing and Hall raised a number of challenges to their convictions. The Tenth Circui...

United States v. Hall


Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7054
United States v. Riccardi
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3205
Hetronic International v. Hetronic Germany GmbH, et al.  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6057

Justia Opinion Summary: Hetronic International, Inc., a U.S. company, manufactured radio remote controls, the kind used to remotely operate heavy-duty construction equipment. Defendants, none of whom were U.S. citizens, distributed Hetronic’s p...

Osterhout v. Board of County Commissioners, et al.  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7024

Justia Opinion Summary: Kendall Morgan, a former deputy sheriff for LeFlore County, conducted a traffic stop of plaintiff-appellee Chad Osterhout. During the traffic stop, Morgan struck Osterhout in the face and kicked him twice in the ribs. Ac...

United States v. Harris  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8032

Justia Opinion Summary: During a heated argument at a campsite in Yellowstone National Park, defendant-appellant Jeffery Harris pointed a gun at another camper. Rather than charge Harris under the federal assault statute, the federal prosecutor...

Winningham v. City of Broken Arrow, et al.
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-7004
United States v. Williams  
Date: August 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1229

Justia Opinion Summary: Alan Williams pleaded guilty to a single count of bank fraud and stipulated to restitution tied to that count and two others that were later dismissed. The government got its conviction, and Williams limited his sentenci...

VDARE Foundation v. City of Colorado Springs, et al.  
Date: August 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1162

Justia Opinion Summary: VDARE Foundation, Inc. alleged the City of Colorado Springs improperly spoke through a public statement issued by its Mayor and, in so doing, violated VDARE’s First Amendment rights. The public statement, issued two days...

Morgan v. State Farm Mutual Automobile
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6058
St. George v. City of Lakewood, et al.
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1259
Marmolejo v. Garland
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9611
United States v. Henson  
Date: August 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3062

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Steven Henson appealed his convictions and sentence related to his involvement in a drug distribution conspiracy in and around Wichita, Kansas. He argued: (1) his convictions should have been vacated...

Animal Legal Defense Fund, et al. v. Kelly, et al.  
Date: August 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3082

Justia Opinion Summary: The Kansas Farm Animal and Field Crop and Research Facilities Protection Act (the “Act”) criminalized certain actions directed at an animal facility without effective consent of the owner of the facility and with intent...

United States v. Perez-Ramirez
Date: August 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1168
Lyons v. Kimmey, et al.
Date: August 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1219
Sharp v. Goodrich, et al.
Date: August 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1229
Amaro v. State of New Mexico, et al.
Date: August 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2039
Lupia v. Medicredit  
Date: August 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1294

Justia Opinion Summary: On a Monday, Medicredit, a debt collection agency, received a letter from a consumer, plaintiff-appellee Elizabeth Lupia, demanding that it cease calling her about an unpaid medical debt. The next day, before Medicredit...

Robinson v. Lengerich, et al.
Date: August 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1325
Boudette, et al. v. Buffington, et al.
Date: August 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1329
Morris v. Giant Four Corners
Date: August 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2071
Cline, et al. v. State of Utah, et al.
Date: August 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4086
Ratheal v. United States
Date: August 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4099
Hidalgo Padilla v. Barr
Date: August 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9590
Djuric v. Garland
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9615
Jackson v. Warden, USP-Leavenworth
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3011
United States v. Rollins
Date: August 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6166
Hooks v. Yandell, et al.
Date: August 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7061
Mahone v. Eden, et al.
Date: August 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2151
United States v. Mata-Soto
Date: August 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3223
United States v. Prince
Date: August 11, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6032
Hawes v. Pacheco, et al.  
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-8047

Justia Opinion Summary: Wyoming state prisoner Gregory Hawes appealed the dismissal of his habeas corpus petition filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254 to challenge his kidnapping conviction. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a certificate...

Ashaheed v. Currington  
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1237

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Tajuddin Ashaheed arrived at the Colorado Department of Corrections (“CDOC”) Denver Reception and Diagnostic Center (the “Center”) to serve a short sentence for parole violations. The Center’s policie...

Ziankovich v. Members of the Colorado, et al.
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1314
United States v. Garcia
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1381
United States v. Moore
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1407
United States v. Chacon-Manriquez
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2167
Shophar v. Johnson County, Kansas, et al.
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3248
Oblad v. Butler, et al.
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4112
United States v. Billingsley
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6146
Ciempa v. City of Del City, et al.
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6179
Ramirez-Puebla v. Garland
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9644
Luna-Moreno v. Garland
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9646
United States v. Akers
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3051
Anderson v. Pollard
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5019
Ralston v. Cannon
Date: August 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1146
United States v. Dean
Date: August 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6029
Plaintiff v. Defendant  
Date: August 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1105

Justia Opinion Summary: Mark Janny was released from jail on parole in early 2015. His parole officer, John Gamez, directed Janny to establish his residence of record at the Rescue Mission in Fort Collins, Colorado, and to abide by its “house r...

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 113 v. T&H Services  
Date: August 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1187

Justia Opinion Summary: T & H Services performed operation and maintenance services at Fort Carson Army base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, under a contract with the United States Army (the Army Contract) that was governed by several federal la...

United States v. Hald, et al.  
Date: August 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3195

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants James Hald, Monterial Wesley, and Walter Sands appealed the denials of their district-court motions for compassionate release under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(1)(A). They were among many prisoners who sought to be rele...

Gravitt v. Bear
Date: August 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6156
Bokole Umba v. Garland
Date: August 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9513
Sonic Industries, et al. v. Simple Tie Ventures, et al.
Date: August 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6120

United States v. Ash


Date: August 4, 2021
Docket Number: 17-3223
United States v. Salomon-Sillas
Date: August 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1131
Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe, et al.  
Date: August 3, 2021
Docket Number: 18-4030

Justia Opinion Summary: These appeals stemmed from an Independent Contractor Agreement (the Agreement) entered into by the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (the Tribe) and a non-Indian, Lynn Becker. Becker alleged the Tribe...

Rio Grande Foundation v. City of Santa Fe, New Mexico, et al.  
Date: August 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2022

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico amended its Campaign Code to enact disclosure requirements for campaign spending. Plaintiff Rio Grande Foundation was a non-profit organization based in Albuquerque that has enga...

United States v. Acey
Date: August 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6027
United States v. Bernal Salazar
Date: August 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6160
Scott v. Wingate Wilderness Therapy
Date: July 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4052
Marchet v. Benzon
Date: July 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4077
Evans v. Schnurr, et al.
Date: July 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3088
Hampton v. Barclays Bank Delaware, et al.
Date: July 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3175
Taylor v. Powell  
Date: July 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4039

Justia Opinion Summary: Von Lester Taylor and an accomplice, Edward Deli, murdered two unarmed women who tragically encountered them burglarizing a mountain cabin in December 1990. Taylor confessed to shooting the women; he never denied he fire...

United States v. Herrera
Date: July 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1091
Renewable Fuels Association, et al. v. EPA
Date: July 29, 2021
Docket Number: 18-9533
Finlayson v. Utah  
Date: July 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4151

Justia Opinion Summary: A Utah state court dismissed Petitioner Jeffery Finlayson’s habeas corpus proceeding for failure to prosecute. After appealing that decision, Petitioner brought a petition in federal court under 28 U.S.C. 2254. But the d...

Foltz v. Wyoming Department, et al.
Date: July 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8063
United States v. Barger
Date: July 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5021
North Mill Street v. City of Aspen, et al.  
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1130

Justia Opinion Summary: North Mill Street, LLC (“NMS”) owned commercial property in Aspen, Colorado. It sued the City of Aspen and the Aspen City Council (collectively, the “City”) in federal court, alleging the City’s changes to Aspen’s zoning...

Duda, et al. v. Elder  
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1416

Justia Opinion Summary: The elected Sheriff of El Paso County, Colorado, and head of the Paso County Sheriff’s Office (“EPSO”), fired Keith Duda, a patrol sergeant. Duda believed he was fired for supporting candidate Mike Angley, who challenged...

United States v. Moya  
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2006

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Raymond Moya was convicted for distributing heroin that resulted in the death of a then-eighteen-year-old Cameron Weiss. The precise question underlying this conviction is whether the heroin was the b...

United States v. Tafuna  
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4078

Justia Opinion Summary: Utah police officers discovered Defendant Tevita Tafuna sitting in a parked car with a gun he admitted to possessing. Because Defendant had a prior felony conviction, the Government charged him with unlawful possession o...

Thomas v. United States, et al.
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3067
303 Creative, et al. v. Elenis, et al.  
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1413

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Lorie Smith and her website design company 303 Creative, LLC (collectively, “Appellants”) appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Appellees Aubrey Elenis, Director of the Colorado C...

Hamric v. Wilderness Expeditions, Inc.  
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1250

Justia Opinion Summary: Texas resident Gerald Hamric joined a church group on an outdoor recreation trip to Colorado. The church group hired Wilderness Expeditions, Inc. (“WEI”) to arrange outdoor activities. Before the outdoor adventure commen...

Obeslo, et al. v. Great-Western Life & Annuity, et al.  
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1310

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellants were shareholders in a major mutual fund complex through their employer-sponsored retirement plans. They alleged the complex’s investment adviser, Great-West Capital Management LLC (“GWCM”), and affi...

United States v. Woodard  
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5004

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue on appeal before the Tenth Circuit in this case involved a pretextual search, in which police impounded a car simply as an excuse to look inside for evidence of a crime. The search at issue stemmed from a call...

Bedford, et al. v. Nowlin, et al.
Date: July 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7070
Kinney v. HSBC Bank USA  
Date: July 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1122

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose because debtor-appellant Margaret Kinney failed to make some of the required mortgage payments within her Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan’s five-year period. Shortly after the five-year period ended, however...

Barela v. Jackson, et al.
Date: July 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2040
La Rosa Hernandez v. Garland
Date: July 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9638
Williams v. Borrego  
Date: July 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1146

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles Williams was a Colorado prisoner who practiced a Native American religion that used tobacco in sweat lodges. The ceremonies were possible because prison officials specified where inmates could use tobacco in reli...

United States v. Hill
Date: July 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6065
Deras Pena v. Garland
Date: July 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-9541
Phelps Oil and Gas v. Noble Energy  
Date: July 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1376

Justia Opinion Summary: Phelps Gas & Oil brought a class action in Colorado state court against Noble Energy and DCP Midstream for underpayments on oil and gas royalties Noble allegedly owed Phelps and other owners of royalty interests. DCP Mid...

Maehr v. U.S. Department of State  
Date: July 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1124

Justia Opinion Summary: The federal government sought to encourage delinquent taxpayers to pay up: by threatening to withhold or revoke their passports until their tax delinquency was resolved. No nexus between international travel and the tax...

MTGLQ Investors v. Wellington
Date: July 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2017
Lister v. Western Industries Corporation
Date: July 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3251
Blackburn v. United States
Date: July 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8005
United States v. Gonzales
Date: July 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1308
Legacy Church v. Collins
Date: July 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2117
Ali v. Lambert
Date: July 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5084
Zhang v. Wilkinson
Date: July 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9596
Pineda v. Garland
Date: July 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9623
Ruiz v. Lavery
Date: July 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-8014
Villegas-Munoz v. Garland
Date: July 15, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9581
Vreeland v. Schwartz
Date: July 14, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1316
United States v. Maldonado-Passage  
Date: July 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6010

Justia Opinion Summary: Joseph Maldonado-Passage a/k/a Joe Exotic, the self-proclaimed "Tiger King," was indicted on 21 counts: most for wildlife crimes, and two for using interstate facilities in the commission of his murder-for-hire plots aga...

Vasquez-Castillo v. Garland
Date: July 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9591
Redick v. KVC Behavioral Healthcare
Date: July 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3023
United States v. Elliott
Date: July 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-8016
Fontenot v. Crow  
Date: July 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7045

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-appellee Karl Fontenot was twice tried and found guilty of the 1984 kidnapping, robbery, and murder of Donna Haraway in Ada, Oklahoma. Almost no evidence connected him to the crime other than his own videotape...

Zaldivar-Mendieta v. Garland
Date: July 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9595
United States v. Sides
Date: July 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1296
United States v. Nahle
Date: July 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2008
United States v. Mjoness  
Date: July 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8029

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Joshua Mjoness challenged his conviction under 18 U.S.C. 924(c) for using and carrying a firearm in relation to a crime of transmitting threats in interstate commerce under 18 U.S.C. 875(c). The quest...

United States v. Cervantes  
Date: July 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8046

Justia Opinion Summary: Between August 2010 and January 2011, Defendant Armando Cervantes prepared for trial on two charges: (1) conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; and (2) possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. On the eve...

Bellis v. Bryant
Date: July 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6164
United States v. Prince
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1239
ClearOne v. Chiang
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4105
Twiford Enterprises v. Rolling Hills
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8048
Romero-De Guzman v. Garland
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9540
United States v. Solarin
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1090
Coleman v. United States
Date: July 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1403
Wu v. Haaland
Date: July 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2067
Kindle v. Taylor
Date: July 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7063
Tenezaca-Dutan v. Barr
Date: July 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9586
Zacarias-Garcia v. Garland
Date: July 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9654
United States v. Yarclay
Date: July 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6174
United States v. Rico  
Date: July 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1050

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Nickie Nathanial Rico asserted he was acting in self-defense when he fired several shots in the late hours of the night across a busy downtown Denver street. As a result of his actions, the government charged D...

Walters v. Wilson
Date: July 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1315
United States v. Overton
Date: July 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2129
United States v. Whitaker
Date: July 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7050
Williams v. State of Oklahoma
Date: July 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3089
Barkus v. Rosenlund
Date: July 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4034
United States v. Walker
Date: July 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1304
United States v. Ivory
Date: July 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3179
Zhu v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: July 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3180
Johnson v. Martin  
Date: July 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-5091

Justia Opinion Summary: An Oklahoma jury convicted Alonzo Johnson of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. After unsuccessfully challenging his convictions in state court, Johnson petitioned for federal habeas relief. Relevant here, he assert...

United States v. Moon
Date: July 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1333
Hernandez-Garcia v. Garland
Date: July 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9546
Johnson v. Nunez
Date: July 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1108
Sosa-Valenzuela v. Garland
Date: June 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9556
Manchame-Morales v. Garland
Date: June 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9599
United States v. Scott
Date: June 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3033
Owners Insurance v. Dockstader
Date: June 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4156
United States v. Coriz
Date: June 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2019
United States v. Reynoso
Date: June 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2130
Schell v. OK Supreme Court Justices  
Date: June 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6044

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney Mark Schell asked a federal district court to invalidate Oklahoma’s requirement that practicing attorneys join the Oklahoma Bar Association (“OBA”) and pay mandatory dues. In addition, Schell alleged that the OB...

Jaxtheimer v. CIR
Date: June 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9003
Cruz Acosta v. Garland
Date: June 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9566
Dalton v. Town of Silver City  
Date: June 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2047

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose after a Silver City police officer murdered his ex-girlfriend, Nikki Bascom, and then committed suicide. Her Estate sued, alleging the Silver City police did not adequately respond to Bascom’s domestic vi...

United States v. Lowell  
Date: June 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2014

Justia Opinion Summary: Daniel Lowell and his girlfriend went on a "Bonnie and Clyde-esque crime spree that turned deadly." While on their way to cash in a stolen car and credit cards, the pair were pulled over outside Las Cruces, New Mexico. A...

Vote Solar v. City of Farmington  
Date: June 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2028

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2017, the City of Farmington (Defendant) adopted an ordinance that imposed additional charges on customers who generate their own electricity. Defendant argued that change reflected the true cost imposed by these cust...

Truman v. Orem City
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4133
United States v. Lucero
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1323
United States v. Carralero-Escobar
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2093
United States v. Williams
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4022
United States v. Johnson
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6095