2021 Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Marchet v. Powell
Date: May 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4113
Marchet v. Benzon
Date: May 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4134
Bridges v. Wilson
Date: May 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5037
Huff v. Reeves  
Date: May 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7013

Justia Opinion Summary: As plaintiff-appellant Julie Huff was at the bank in early 2016, Cedric Norris entered, murdered the bank president, grabbed some money from tellers, and took Huff hostage, forcing her to drive the getaway vehicle. Polic...

Kelly v. K12 Inc.
Date: May 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7046
Gonzalez-Cuevas v. Garland
Date: May 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9567
Meadows v. Lind  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1320

Justia Opinion Summary: A trial judge excused several hard-of-hearing potential jurors from the venire of defendant Kenneth Meadows’ trial for sex offenses. Trial was to be held in a small, rural Colorado district court that lacked sufficient a...

Wilkinson v. Burtlow
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1452
In re: Samsung Top-Load  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6097

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, consumers owning Samsung top-load washing machines experienced issues with the door detaching mid-cycle. Litigation ensued across the country, with the cases consolidated into the multidistrict litigation underl...

United States v. Platero  
Date: May 6, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2193

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Paddy Platero pleaded guilty to a charge of “[a]busive sexual contact” with a child under 12 in Indian country. In computing Defendant’s guideline sentencing range, the United States District Court for the Dist...

Dembry v. Hudson
Date: May 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3016
Scott v. Hormel
Date: May 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6130
United States v. Goodwin
Date: May 5, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3029
United States v. Folse
Date: May 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2065
United States v. Otuonye  
Date: May 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3250

Justia Opinion Summary: Wichita pharmacist Ebube Otuonye (defendant) filled prescriptions written by Dr. Steven Henson for opioids and other controlled substances. The Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) became suspicious of Dr. Henson’s pr...

Loggins v. Norwood
Date: May 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3009
United States v. Carter  
Date: May 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3038

Justia Opinion Summary: Four appellants: David Zabel, Sheri Catania, Kim Flannigan, and Terra Morehead, were Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) for the District of Kansas who testified in court about practices of the United States Attorn...

United States v. Carter  
Date: May 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3042

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal grew out of United States v. Black, et al., which involved allegations of drug crimes committed at a detention facility. In the course of this prosecution, the United States Attorney’s Office in Kansas (USAO)...

United States v. Venezia  
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1432

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Hunter Venezia appealed following his conditional plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He argued the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence fo...

Andrade v. Board of County Commissioners
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2120
United States v. Davis  
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5016

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Amy Davis appealed her drug-conspiracy conviction, arguing: (1) the government failed to present sufficient evidence of the charged conspiracy; (2) the proof introduced at trial varied from the allega...

United States v. Burger
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6197
Casco Ayala v. Garland
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9579
Ogden v. Santisteven
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2014
Underwood v. Bank of America Corporation  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1349

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Erik Underwood and My24HourNews.Com, Inc. owned two putative service marks: “E.R.I.C.A.” and “my24erica.com.” Underwood claimed to have used these marks in his business, which offered internet-based search eng...

United States v. Dahda (Roosevelt)
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3285
United States v. Craine  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6189

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Jerry Ray Craine pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. The charge arose out of Craine’s possession and use of a f...

Donald L. Robertson Trust v. Brigham Young University
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4061
United States v. Wilson
Date: April 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1198
Rio Hondo Land v. EPA  
Date: April 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9531

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-Appellant Rio Hondo petitioned the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal to review a decision of the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board (“EAB”). Rio Hondo sought to vacate relaxed pollutant limitations in a 2017 permit...

United States v. McRae
Date: April 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4077
Pena-Montes v. Garland
Date: April 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9569
Lee v. Crow
Date: April 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6028
Torres v. Madrid
Date: April 28, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2134
Lopez v. Edelen
Date: April 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1116
Harlas v. The Barn
Date: April 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1181
United States v. Uman
Date: April 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3004
United States v. Cotto  
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2182

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Omil Cotto was charged with three drug and gun-related offenses stemming from a road rage incident. Prior to trial, Cotto filed a motion to suppress evidence officers had obtained from a residence in...

United States v. Guillen  
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2004

Justia Opinion Summary: After a young woman found a pressure cooker bomb hidden under her bed, law enforcement agents went to the home of the only person she said might want to harm her: defendant-appellant Ethan Guillen. The agents entered Eth...

LaChica v. Russell Stover Chocolates
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3119
Smith v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6144
Velasquez v. State of Utah
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4087
Overton v. Crow
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6180
United States v. Lopez
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3024
Sellers v. Langford
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3027
Digital Advertising Displays v. Newforth Partners
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1014
Nitka v. Department of Education
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1270
Kraft v. Hatch
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2062
Brown v. Schnurr
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3107
United States v. Gutierrez
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3215
Ssebanakitta v. United States Postal Service
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3242
Fuimaona v. Hudson
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3255
Stachmus v. The Guardian Life Insurance Co
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7019
Sells v. Crow
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5014
Minemyer v. CIR  
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9003

Justia Opinion Summary: Pro se petitioner-appellant John Minemyer appealed two orders from the United States Tax Court. The first order granted the Commissioner of Internal Revenue’s (“Commissioner’s”) Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and de...

Duran (Peterson) v. Grisham
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2033
Roberts v. Generation Next
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2068
Petersen v. Raymond Corporation  
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4026

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Nathan Petersen Plaintiff injured himself while operating the Raymond Model 4200 stand-up counterbalance lift truck (“Raymond forklift”). The Raymond forklift had an open compartment. So it did not fully enclos...

Williams v. United States
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4075
Tuttle v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5048
United States v. London
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6148
United States v. Turcios-Arrazola
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1004
United States v. Perrault  
Date: April 21, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2184

Justia Opinion Summary: In the early 1990s, a television reporter in Albuquerque, New Mexico, began investigating reports that a well-known Catholic priest had sexually abused numerous boys during his decades-long tenure at several local parish...

Gibson v. Brown
Date: April 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1174
Johnson v. Little
Date: April 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1355
United States v. Nguyen
Date: April 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3217
Spears v. Crow
Date: April 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5074
Nazinitsky v. Integris Baptist Medical
Date: April 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6076
Anaya Barraza v. Garland
Date: April 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9529
Perez De Siguenza v. Garland
Date: April 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9543
C.W. v. Denver County School District
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1407
Skerce v. Torgeson Electric Company
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3244
United States v. Kaspereit  
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6188

Justia Opinion Summary: After one of Defendant Chad Kaspereit’s many domestic violence incidents, a state court in Oklahoma instituted a protective order against him. While that order remained in effect, Defendant obtained two firearms from a s...

Ibrahim v. Alliance for Sustainable Nrg.  
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1131

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Erfan Ibrahim was a Muslim man of Pakistani descent who served as an executive at Alliance for Sustainable Energy until he was fired. Alliance attributed the firing to Dr. Ibrahim’s inappropriate comments to two wome...

United States v. Young
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1443
United States v. Aguirre
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2039
Jaxtheimer v. CIR
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9003
United States v. Price
Date: April 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1330
Donald v. Pruitt
Date: April 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1435
Valencia v. Board of Regents
Date: April 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2079
Goldgroup Resources v. Dynaresource De Mexico  
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1143

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondents-Appellants DynaResource de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and DynaResource, Inc. (“DynaResources”) appealed the district court’s confirmation of an arbitration award in Applicant-Appellee Goldgroup’s favor. This case i...

Torres De Lopez v. Garland
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9523
DeRito v. United States
Date: April 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1134
United States v. Hunt
Date: April 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1382
Heter v. City of Hutchinson
Date: April 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3114
Keenan Hopkins Suder & Stowell v. DOL
Date: April 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9537
Susano-Bonilla v. Garland
Date: April 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9557
United States v. Soto
Date: April 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2020
United States v. Carr
Date: April 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1152
Craig v. United States
Date: April 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1318
Thomas v. Farmers Insurance Exchange
Date: April 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3076
Sayed v. Page
Date: April 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1138
United States v. Ruiz
Date: April 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2178
Wurm v. Ford Motor Company
Date: April 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3126
Choice Hotels International v. Papamkrupa Hospitality
Date: April 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5003
United States v. Kyle
Date: April 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1109
LNV Corporation v. Hook
Date: April 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1167
Marks v. Cline
Date: April 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3071
Lewis v. Powers
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1424
Ortiz v. Torgenson
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4163
Galindo v. OCAHO
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9601
Unrein v. PHC-Fort Morgan  
Date: April 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1219

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Joan Unrein became legally blind and could no longer drive herself to work, a 120 mile round trip. She asked her employer, Colorado Plains Medical Center, to allow her to work a flexible schedule depe...

Natural Resources Defense v. McCarthy  
Date: April 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4064

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was required to conduct an environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it re-opened an area that it had temporarily...

United States v. Trujillo  
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2212

Justia Opinion Summary: The government appealed a district-court order granting Defendant Gabriel Trujillo’s motion to suppress evidence recovered during an inventory search of his vehicle following his arrest for failing to pull over in respon...

Marcantel v. Michael & Sonja Saltman Family  
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4055

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, Michael and Sonja Saltman sold a vacant lot in Park City, Utah, to Curt Marcantel. Marcantel pushed to close the deal quickly, but at the time of the sale, the Saltmans knew something that Marcantel didn’t: a te...

Wisehart v. Wisehart
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1198
Retired Public Employees of NM v. Propst
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2063
United States v. Rucker
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3164
United States v. Burton
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5082
White v. Crow
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5106
Sharma v. Garland
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9554
United States v. Neis
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3026
M. v. Premera Blue Cross
Date: April 5, 2021
Docket Number: 18-4098
Orellana-Recinos v. Barr  
Date: April 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9596

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners Ana Orellana-Recinos and her son, Kevin Rosales-Orellana, natives and citizens of El Salvador, sought review of a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) order dismissing their appeal of an immigration judge's (IJ...

United States v. Williams  
Date: April 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1266

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, after a jury found Michael Destry Williams guilty of ten counts of tax-evasion and fraud offenses, the district judge sentenced him to seventy-one months’ imprisonment and five years’ supervised release. William...

United States v. Williams
Date: April 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1266
United States v. Cornelio-Legarda
Date: April 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8033
Molina Dominguez v. Garland
Date: April 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9574
United States v. Robinson  
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1256

Justia Opinion Summary: “Talk Big” was Defendant Jalil Robinson’s handle on a dating website, and his strategy for recruiting seventeen-year-old Nikki from Colorado to work for him as a prostitute on the same site. Promising a life of luxury, D...

Lebere v. Trani
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1117
MacIntyre v. JP Morgan Chase Bank
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1199
United States v. Rodella
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2020
United States v. Smith
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3163
United States v. Scuderi
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3241
United States v. Maumau  
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4056

Justia Opinion Summary: In August 2008, 20-year-old defendant Kepa Maumau participated in armed robberies of a clothing store and two restaurants. Maumau was indicted for his role in those robberies and ultimately convicted by a jury of one cou...

Rivars-Garcia v. Garland
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9549
United States v. Robertson
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2006
United States v. Herring
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4016
Reneau v. Cardinas
Date: March 31, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1220
MTGLQ Investors v. Wellington
Date: March 31, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2000
United States v. Barnes
Date: March 31, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7073
Counts v. Wilson
Date: March 31, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8028
Calderon v. City and County of Denver
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1388
2701 Mountain Glen Ct v. City of Woodland Park, CO
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1040
Santa Fe Alliance v. City of Santa Fe  
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2066

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs-Appellants Santa Fe Alliance for Public Health & Safety, Arthur Firstenberg, and Monika Steinhoff (collectively the “Alliance”) brought a number of claims under Section 704 of the Telecommunications Act of 199...

Miles v. Unified School District # 500
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3067
United States v. Grigsby
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3108
Bacy v. Chickasaw Nation Industries
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6087
United States v. Eads
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8062
Frasier v. Evans  
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1015

Justia Opinion Summary: After Plaintiff-Appellee Levi Frasier video-recorded Denver police officers using force while arresting an uncooperative suspect in public, one of the officers followed Frasier to his car and asked him to provide a state...

United States v. Perez-Perez  
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2154

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Abiel Perez-Perez pled guilty to being an alien in possession of a firearm. On appeal, he challenged the district court’s failure to advise him of two elements of that offense: (1) the alien was illeg...

Wells v. Kawasaki Motors Corp.
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4004
United States v. McGee  
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5047

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Malcom McGee was convicted by a jury of three criminal counts: (1) conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of a mixture of substance containing a detectable amount of PCP; (2) causi...

Frank v. Crawley Petroleum Corp.  
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6018

Justia Opinion Summary: Rex Sharp, the attorney for Plaintiff Duncan Frank in a putative class-action against Crawley Petroleum Corporation, appealed a district-court order granting Plaintiff’s motion for voluntary dismissal of his claim with p...

Hendrickson v. AFSCME Council 18  
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2018

Justia Opinion Summary: Brett Hendrickson worked for the New Mexico Human Services Department (“HSD”) and was a dues-paying member of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 18 (“AFSCME” or “Union”). He resigned...

United States v. Rhodes
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6161
United States v. Williams
Date: March 25, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3001
Ramirez-Tejada v. Barr
Date: March 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9576
Zarate-Alvarez v. Garland  
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9570

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Victor Zarate-Alvarez, a native and citizen of Mexico, sought review of a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision denying his application for cancellation of removal. Zarate pleaded guilty to knowing or re...

Zarate-Alvarez v. Garland
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9570
Heidel v. Mazzola
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1067
Armijo v. Affilion
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2086
United States v. Barrio
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6032
Meadows v. City of Oklahoma City
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6041
United States v. Decker
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7030
McNees v. Ocwen Loan Servicing
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1166
Webb-El v. Executive Branch
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1421
Jaramillo v. Dill
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2049
Parker v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3154
United States v. Rayford
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3221
Alfaro-Escobar v. Garland
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9582
Esquibel v. Minser
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1005
United States v. Rayford (Paul)
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3002
Burton v. Martin
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5018
United States v. Johnson
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6103
Lovell v. Thorpe
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7051
Smith v. Chapdelaine
Date: March 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1415
United States v. Antoine
Date: March 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1419
United States v. Harris
Date: March 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2163
Ellsworth v. City of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Date: March 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5032
United States v. Cellicion
Date: March 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2101
M.A.C. v. Gildner
Date: March 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3105
Hansen v. United States
Date: March 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4055
Mason v. Raemisch
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1273
United States v. Cade
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3220
Awuku-Asare v. Garland  
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9516

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Daniel Awuku-Asare appealed a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision to affirmed his removal order. Awuku-Asare entered the country on a nonimmigrant F-1 visa and could lawfully remain in the United State...

Wallin v. Sygma Network
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1013
Al Ghareeb v. Board of Trustees
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1178
Schwab v. Kansas DCF
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3099
Fisher v. Basehor-Linwood Unified School
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3115
Parker v. Crow
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5107
Parker v. Crow
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5117
Britton v. Keller
Date: March 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2054
United States v. Goldberg
Date: March 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6090
Webb v. WYDOC Med. Corr. Inst. Warden
Date: March 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8023
Blanca Telephone Company v. FCC  
Date: March 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9510

Justia Opinion Summary: Blanca Telephone Company was a rural telecommunications carrier based in Alamosa, Colorado. To be profitable, Blanca must rely in part upon subsidies from the Universal Service Fund (USF), a source of financial support g...

Deherrera v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1189
United States v. Santistevan
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1371
United States v. Lopez-Ramirez
Date: March 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1281
United States v. Jefferson
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 17-3150
Dennis v. Fitzsimons
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1377
United States v. Crespin
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4155
Birhanu v. Wilkinson  
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9599

Justia Opinion Summary: Ethiopian native, petitioner Thewodros Wolie Birhanu petitioned the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals for review of a final order of removal issued by the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”). The BIA dismissed Birhanu’s ap...

Brooks v. Archuleta
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1326
Richeson v. United States
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1429
White v. Crow
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7036
KP Trucking v. DOT
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9508
Aposhian v. Wilkinson
Date: March 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4036
Vette v. Sanders  
Date: March 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1118

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Keith Sanders, a sergeant with the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office, appealed the denial of his summary judgment motion based on qualified immunity. Plaintiff-appellee Eric Vette filed a verified comp...

United States v. Heath
Date: March 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6138
Lucero v. United States
Date: March 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1163
Ni v. Wilkinson
Date: March 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9520
Dennis v. Fitzsimons
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1377
Southern Furniture Leasing v. YRC  
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3262

Justia Opinion Summary: Southern Furniture Leasing, Inc. filed a putative class action against a group of less-than-truckload (“LTL”) freight carriers, all predecessors to or current subsidiaries of YRC, Inc. Southern Furniture alleged YRC “car...

Tso v. Murray
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1142
United States v. Channon (Matthew)
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2085
United States v. Mercado-Gracia  
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2153

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Aaron Mercado-Gracia challenged his three convictions for drug trafficking, conspiring to traffic drugs, and using a firearm in relation to a drug-trafficking offense. In upholding his convictions, the Tenth Ci...

Tanner v. McMurray  
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2166

Justia Opinion Summary: Shawna Tanner, the plaintiff below, appealed an adverse ruling on summary judgment. Tanner was approximately 35 weeks pregnant and in custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Bernalillo County, New Mexico when she...

United States v. Foust  
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6161

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Justin Foust appealed his conviction on six counts of wire fraud, and one count each of aggravated identity theft and money laundering. He was sentenced to 121 months’ imprisonment and three years’ su...

State of Colorado v. EPA  
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1238

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue common to appeals consolidated for the Tenth Circuit's review centered on what are "waters of the United States." In April 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers tried to defi...

Estate of Madison Jody Jensen v. Clyde  
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4024

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from the tragic death of 21-year-old Madison Jensen while in custody of the Duchesne County Jail. Jensen was arrested after her father alerted law enforcement to her drug use and possession of drug paraph...

Romero v. Board of County Commissioners
Date: March 1, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2165
Lebere v. Trani
Date: March 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1117
Hackborn v. Attorney General
Date: March 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1398
Custard v. Crow
Date: March 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6092
Throupe v. University of Denver  
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1069

Justia Opinion Summary: Ronald Throupe, a Professor of Real Estate at the University of Denver ("DU"), brought an employment discrimination claim under Title IX against DU as well as several faculty and staff members. In 2013, Throupe was a can...

Lenhardt v. Mhalsa Hospitality
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3061
United States v. Khan  
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 19-8051

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Nabeel Aziz Khan (“Nabeel”) and his brother, Defendant Dr. Shakeel Kahn were convicted by a Wyoming jury on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. Defendants were tried together; they appealed separatel...

Lucero v. HSBC Bank USA
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2031
Huey v. Kunzweiler
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5038
United States v. Mora  
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2097

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was whether a police search of defendant Mathias Mora's home violated the Fourth Amendment. Officers responded to a 911 call reporting that dozens of people exited the back of a tractor trailer be...

Kearney v. Unsecured Creditors Committee  
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2209

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Victor Kearney was the lifetime income beneficiary of two spendthrift trusts when he filed for bankruptcy in 2017. The United States Trustee’s office appointed an unsecured creditors committee (“UCC”) which pro...

United States v. Jones
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6182
United States v. Beagle
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1099
Crownhart v. McDonalds Corporation
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1316
Parker v. Anderson
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2090
United States v. Rodriguez
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3220
SS&C Technologies v. Consultores Pueblo Bonito
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4027
Tice v. Dougherty
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6062
United States v. Reese
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1044
Bauders v. Crow
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5101
United States v. Benton  
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6023

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Ronald Benton was convicted by jury of one count of possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. The district court imposed a sentence based on the penalt...

Carlile v. Reliance Standard Life Ins.  
Date: February 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4123

Justia Opinion Summary: Reliance Standard Life Insurance (“Reliance”) appealed district court’s orders: (1) concluding that Reliance wrongly denied David Carlile’s claim for long-term disability benefits; (2) refusing to remand the case and ins...

Sinclair Wyoming Refining v. A & B Builders  
Date: February 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-8042

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, a refinery unit (“Unit”) at the Sinclair Wyoming Refinery Co. (“Sinclair”) in Sinclair, Wyoming caught fire and exploded because its “FV-241” control valve fractured and released flammable hydrogen gas. A high t...

Anaya v. FNU LNU
Date: February 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2162
United States v. Harper
Date: February 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6170
Macias Chebes v. Wilkinson
Date: February 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9515
United States v. Lueras
Date: February 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2099
United States v. Wasson
Date: February 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3029
Estate of Velma Lea Schultz v. Brown
Date: February 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6079
Festini-Steele v. ExxonMobil Corporation
Date: February 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1052
Rivera v. Granillo
Date: February 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1133
United States v. Pebley
Date: February 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7022
Garcia-Tacuna v. Wilkinson
Date: February 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9518
United States v. Elliott
Date: February 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-8001
United States v. Nkome  
Date: February 17, 2021
Docket Number: 18-3261

Justia Opinion Summary: Prior to her arrest in May 2017, Defendant-Appellant Gladys Nkome participated in an international “advance-fee” conspiracy managed by individuals located in the Republic of Cameroon. The Cameroon-based organizers create...

Lucero v. United States
Date: February 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2005
United States v. Lujan
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1442
United States v. Salazar  
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3217

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, defendant Shaun Salazar pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 922(g)(1). Section 922(g)(1), by way of 18 U.S.C. 924(a)(2), carried a statutory maximum of 12...

Thomas v. Hormel
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6047
United States v. Adams
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6071
Radiance Capital v. Crow  
Date: February 12, 2021
Docket Number: 19-8082

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from a bankruptcy filing by Thomas Crow, who owned substantial property and investment accounts in Wyoming. His bankruptcy petition sought an exemption for approximately $2 million contained in a Fidelity...

Page v. Commandant
Date: February 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3005
Livingston v. University of Kansas Hospital
Date: February 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3075
United States v. Smith
Date: February 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5006
United States v. Crisp
Date: February 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5040
Smith v. Allbaugh  
Date: February 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6029

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellee Christina Smith was the mother of Joshua England. Her claims arose from the death of England from a ruptured appendix in May 2018, while England was housed at the Joseph Harp Correctional Center (JHCC)...

Kennett v. Bayada Home Health Care
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1004
Carbajal v. Williams
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1249
Weiss v. Banner Health
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1384
Carbajal v. Attorney General
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1445
Parker v. Allbaugh
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6177
Savage v. Fallin
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6025
United States v. Bell
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6039
United States v. Periard
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6168
United States v. Periard
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6169
McCullough v. Hunter
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6176
United States v. Sloan
Date: February 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2096
United States v. Torres  
Date: February 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2161

Justia Opinion Summary: In a pat-down search of Ronald Torres following a traffic stop, police officers found a handgun, which lead to his arrest for possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. Torres moved to suppress evidence of the gun,...

Brave Law Firm v. Truck Accident Lawyers Group
Date: February 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3049
United States v. Read-Forbes
Date: February 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3104
Advantageous Community v. King
Date: February 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2211
Tesone v. Empire Marketing Strategies
Date: February 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1093
Del Campo v. Community of Hope
Date: February 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2114
Del Campo v. Dona Ana County Detention Cntr
Date: February 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2136
United States v. Rodriguez
Date: February 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5017
Draper v. Martin
Date: February 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6163
Vergara-Carreto v. Wilkinson
Date: February 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9519
Stella v. Anderson
Date: February 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4144
Hattrup v. United States
Date: February 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3011
Bowens v. Crow
Date: February 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6157
Winkel v. Patel
Date: February 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3161
Wildgrass Oil and Gas v. State of Colorado
Date: February 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1151
Sullivan v. University of Kansas Hospital
Date: January 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3213
Moreno v. United States
Date: January 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6151
Olivas-Melendez v. Barr
Date: January 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9601
Guillar v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: January 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1169
United States v. Lustyik
Date: January 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4036
DeSanzo v. AHS Southcrest Hospital
Date: January 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5033
United States v. Perez-Hernandez
Date: January 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2204
United States v. Williams
Date: January 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3265
Wicker v. Bayview Loan Services
Date: January 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4169
United States v. Murray
Date: January 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-8067
Nelson v. Walzl
Date: January 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1425
United States v. Poutre
Date: January 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8043
Brooks v. Mentor Worldwide  
Date: January 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3240

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Amber Brooks and Jamie Gale brought tort claims based on injuries they sustained when their breast implants began to deteriorate. The district court found they failed to state a claim upon which relief could b...

Oldenburg v. American Modern Insurance Co.
Date: January 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1209
United States v. King
Date: January 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1234
Nelson v. Babcock
Date: January 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1423
Nelson v. Gallagher
Date: January 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1426
Rodriguez-Ortiz v. Wilkinson
Date: January 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9545
United States v. Stein  
Date: January 25, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3030

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants-Appellants Patrick Stein, Curtis Allen, and Gavin Wright appealed their convictions for conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against people and property within the United States, and knowingly and wi...

United States v. Farmer
Date: January 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3229
Mayotte v. U.S. Bank  
Date: January 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1027

Justia Opinion Summary: The overarching issue here presented for the Tenth Circuit's review centered on whether the economic-loss rule prevented use of tort remedies for a lender’s failure to carry out its promises. The claims grew out of Plain...

DiTucci v. Bowser  
Date: January 21, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4107

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant William Bowser appealed to challenge an interlocutory order forbidding him from transferring or encumbering a residence he was arranging to purchase and requiring him to deposit almost $350,000 with the distric...

United States v. Chavez  
Date: January 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2123

Justia Opinion Summary: Before the warrantless seizure of a firearm from a car, the driver, defendant Manuel Chavez, had driven the car at least a couple hundred feet up a private,d irt roadway and parked it outside his isolated trailer home. T...

United States v. Mendez-Lopez
Date: January 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4029
United States v. Regalado
Date: January 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5024
United States v. Barrett  
Date: January 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7049

Justia Opinion Summary: Kenneth Eugene Barrett moved under 28 U.S.C. 2255 to vacate his death sentence based on ineffective assistance of counsel in violation of the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution. Barrett’s death sentence was based on his...

Lance v. Board of County Commissioners  
Date: January 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7050

Justia Opinion Summary: Dustin Lance was denied medical treatment for priapsm at a detention center in McAlester, Oklahoma. He ultimately sued the sheriff and four jail guards; summary judgment was entered in favor of all defendants. After revi...

Chhetri v. Rosen
Date: January 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9502
United States v. Velazquez-Aguilera
Date: January 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1107
Williams v. Russell
Date: January 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6059
United States v. Cumins
Date: January 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7039
Woods v. Ross Dress For Less
Date: January 15, 2021
Docket Number: 19-5089
Woods v. Ross Dress For Less
Date: January 15, 2021
Docket Number: 19-5089
Lipin v. Wisehart Springs
Date: January 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1007
Metzler v. City of Colorado Springs
Date: January 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1079
United States v. Powell
Date: January 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3085
United States v. Powell
Date: January 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3142
United States v. Medlin
Date: January 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7018
Craft v. White
Date: January 14, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2213
Clark v. City of Williamsburg, Kansas
Date: January 14, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3237
Torres v. Santistevan
Date: January 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2029
Kilman v. Brown
Date: January 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1135
Nelson v. Talbot
Date: January 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1424
Straub v. Goodrich
Date: January 12, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1319
Nixon v. Hilton
Date: January 12, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3002
Crownhart v. T-Mobile
Date: January 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1393
Huddleston v. Martinez
Date: January 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2044
United States v. Hall
Date: January 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4107
Goss v. Cathey
Date: January 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5031
Sullivan v. Nationwide Affinity Insurance
Date: January 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1063
United States v. Gess
Date: January 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1353
United States v. Gutierrez
Date: January 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2115
DeLoge v. Wilson
Date: January 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8022
Nunez-Orejuela v. Barr
Date: January 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9512
Mukumov v. Rosen
Date: January 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-9517
Midway Leasing v. Wagner Equipment
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2099
Midway Leasing v. Wagner Equipment
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2108
United States v. Dahda (Los)
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3283
Bowles v. Grant Trucking
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4135
Absher v. Crow
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6169
Nnadozie v. Rosen
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9582
Orellana-Quintanilla v. Rosen
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-9594
McLellan v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1009
Gabriel v. El Paso Combined Courts
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1020
Birch v. City of Atchison, Kansas
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3117
Olson v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5034
White v. Stephenson
Date: January 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1229
MTGLQ Investors v. Monica Wellington
Date: January 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2000
Farmland Partners v. Fortunae
Date: January 6, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1011
In re: Reynolds
Date: January 6, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4150
United States v. Wilkins
Date: January 6, 2021
Docket Number: 19-5114
United States v. Hammons
Date: January 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6136
Hudson v. Whitten
Date: January 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6140
E.M.M. v. Douglas County, Colorado
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1391
Hawley v. Farm Bureau
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2183
English v. Small Business Administration
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1010
Richardson v. Title IVD Agency
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1080
Mikelson v. Conrad
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1271
United States v. Sanchez-Porras
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2016
Fawley v. Jablonski
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2121
United States v. Gieswein
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6081
Edwards v. City of Muskogee, Oklahoma
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7000
United States v. Wilson
Date: January 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1055
Chiras v. Marshall
Date: January 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1277
United States v. Spence
Date: January 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6022