2022 Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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United States v. Kearn
Date: December 2, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3068
Garcia v. Adams County, et al.
Date: December 1, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1063
Leo v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: December 1, 2022
Docket Number: 22-2011
Hollan v. Crow
Date: December 1, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5077
United States v. Thomas
Date: December 1, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6041
United States v. Charging Crow
Date: December 1, 2022
Docket Number: 22-8011
Drexler v. Spahn, et al.
Date: November 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1368
Painter v. Midwest Health, et al.
Date: November 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3195
Rivera v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: November 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1026
United States v. Sears
Date: November 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1243
Gatlin v. CoreCivic, et al.
Date: November 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-2031
Cracraft v. Utah Valley University, et al.
Date: November 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-4034
Johnson v. Pettigrew, et al.
Date: November 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6015
Wonsch v. Crow
Date: November 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6040
Brooks v. Robinson, et al.
Date: November 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6057
Rushing v. Havernek
Date: November 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6072
Harrington v. CIR
Date: November 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-9000
Flowers v. United Parcel Service
Date: November 29, 2022
Docket Number: 22-2025
Courthouse News Service v. New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts, et al.  
Date: November 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2135

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendants (collectively, the “New Mexico Courts”) appealed a district court’s entry of a preliminary injunction in favor of plaintiff, Courthouse News Service (“Courthouse News”). Courthouse News was a news service…

United States v. Pitts-Green
Date: November 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6111
Macgowan v. Town of Castle Rock, et al.
Date: November 23, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1061
Davis v. Schnurr
Date: November 23, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3131
Gentry v. Rosenlund
Date: November 23, 2022
Docket Number: 22-4075
Shores v. Dennis
Date: November 23, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6133
Horton v. Hoffman, et al.
Date: November 22, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6122
Aguirre-Avendano v. Garland
Date: November 22, 2022
Docket Number: 22-9501
McKillip v. Norwood, et al.
Date: November 17, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3100
United States v. Riker
Date: November 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2072
Creller v. Crow
Date: November 16, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6062
Tucker v. Faith Bible Chapel Int'l.
Date: November 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1230
Hernandez, et al. v. Lujan Grisham, et al.
Date: November 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2176
Bledsoe v. Board Cty Comm. Jefferson KS, et al.  
Date: November 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3252

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellee Floyd Bledsoe spent sixteen years in prison for the November 1999 murder of his fourteen-year-old sister-in-law Camille in Jefferson County, Kansas. In 2015, new DNA testing and a suicide note from…

Wasatch Transportation v. Forest River  
Date: November 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4107

Justia Opinion Summary: A transportation company, Wasatch Transportation, Inc., needed three buses to comply with a state contract. Compliance required "particularly durable buses" because the routes would exceed 350 miles in inclement weather…

United States v. Gregory  
Date: November 14, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3232

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Troy Gregory, a former senior vice president of University National Bank (UNB) in Lawrence, Kansas, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, four counts of bank fraud, and two counts of…

Kessman v. Smith, et al.
Date: November 14, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1214
Fresquez v. BNSF Railway  
Date: November 10, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1118

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Brandon Fresquez filed suit against his former employer, defendant BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), claiming that BNSF violated the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) by terminating his employment in retaliation…

Wright v. Portercare Adventist  
Date: November 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1038

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Stacey Wright worked as the charge nurse in the cardiac catheterization lab at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital (“Castle Rock”), a unit of the Portercare Adventist Health System (“Portercare”). After…

Surat v. Klamser  
Date: November 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1284

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellee Michaella Surat filed suit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Defendant-Appellant Officer Randall Klamser, alleging he violated her right to be free from excessive force during her arrest for…

Hennessey v. University of Kansas Hospital Authority  
Date: November 9, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3000

Justia Opinion Summary: Tamatha Hennessey alleged a radiology technician sexually assaulted her during her visit to the University of Kansas hospital for emergency medical care. Proceeding pro se, Hennessey brought a civil action for negligent…

Menzies v. Powell  
Date: November 7, 2022
Docket Number: 19-4042

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-appellant Ralph Menzies was convicted of first-degree murder in Utah state court and sentenced to death. The Utah Supreme Court affirmed the denial of his motion for a new trial, and then affirmed his…

United States v. Smalley
Date: November 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1167
Dawson v. Archambeau, et al.
Date: November 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1307
Olsen, et al. v. CIR  
Date: November 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9005

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this appeal presented for the Tenth Circuit's review centered on the denial of tax benefits relating to petitioner Preston Olsen's purchase of solar lenses. The benefits were only available if the taxpayer had…

United States v. Melgar-Melgar
Date: November 4, 2022
Docket Number: 22-2108
United States v. Smith
Date: November 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6012
Toney v. Gelardo, et al.
Date: November 3, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1036
Morales Hicks v. Elder, et al.
Date: November 3, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1165
United States v. Briceno-Quijano
Date: November 3, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1235
United States v. Guerrero
Date: November 3, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3053
Hakeem v. Kansas Department of Human Services, et al.
Date: November 3, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3144
Warnick v. Harpe
Date: November 3, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5042
Wonsch v. Crow
Date: November 3, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6040
Arredondo Hernandez v. Garland
Date: November 3, 2022
Docket Number: 22-9513
Herrera v. Garland
Date: November 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9596
United States v. Rincon
Date: November 2, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5032
United States v. Rogers
Date: November 2, 2022
Docket Number: 22-7039
United States v. Luce
Date: November 2, 2022
Docket Number: 22-8047
McDonald v. Citibank, et al.
Date: November 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1313
United States ex rel. Tracy v. Emigration Improvement Dist., et al.
Date: November 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4059
Tracy v. Vail Resorts
Date: November 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4145
Allianz Life Insurance Company v. Muse, et al.
Date: October 31, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6083
United States v. Livingston
Date: October 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2108
Nielsen v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: October 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4136
United States v. Herrera  
Date: October 27, 2022
Docket Number: 19-2126

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from the murder of a state inmate and conspiracy to murder two corrections officials. The government attributed the crimes to a prison gang, Sindicato de Nuevo Mexico (“SNM”), and charged many of its…

Vincent v. Nelson  
Date: October 27, 2022
Docket Number: 20-8030

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Wesley Vincent and Defendant-appellee Ava Nelson were involved in a collision while working as coal-haul truck drivers at a mine in Campbell County, Wyoming. Vincent filed a personal-injury case in…

Dabbs v. Shelter Mutual Insurance Company
Date: October 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6171
United States v. Haas
Date: October 27, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5054
Zapata-Chacon v. Garland  
Date: October 25, 2022
Docket Number: 20-9645

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, Javier Zapata-Chacon, then a conditional permanent resident, admitted his removability based on a Colorado conviction for possession of marihuana. An Immigration Judge (“IJ”) ordered Zapata-Chacon removed and a…

Nero v. State of Oklahoma
Date: October 25, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6121
Carter v. Clayton
Date: October 25, 2022
Docket Number: 22-7031
United States v. Bush
Date: October 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3071
Garrett Development v. Deer Creek Water
Date: October 21, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6105
United States v. Wong
Date: October 21, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1161
Johnson v. The Hertz Corporation, et al.
Date: October 21, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6092
Smith v. Crow
Date: October 21, 2022
Docket Number: 22-7007
Clayton v. Crow
Date: October 20, 2022
Docket Number: 20-7015
United States v. Webb
Date: October 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3091
Hinojos v. People of the State of Colorado, et al.
Date: October 20, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1001
United States v. Gibbs
Date: October 20, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5020
Frazier v. Brown, et al.
Date: October 19, 2022
Docket Number: 22-2022
Thompson v. Little America Hotel
Date: October 19, 2022
Docket Number: 22-4006
McRae v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, et al.
Date: October 19, 2022
Docket Number: 22-4023
Coddington, et al. v. Crow, et al.
Date: October 19, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6100
United States v. Mercer
Date: October 19, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6130
Garcia v. Hefner, et al.
Date: October 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1420
Suncor Energy v. EPA  
Date: October 17, 2022
Docket Number: 19-9612

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tenth Circuit found the EPA’s own written decision indicated the EPA concluded that the statutory and regulatory definitions of “small refinery” did not provide specific “guidance []or limits” on how the terms…

In re: Syngenta AG MIR 162
Date: October 17, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3257
United States v. Armendariz Soto
Date: October 14, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3084
United States v. Vann
Date: October 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-7057
Carter v. Wyoming Department of Corrections, et al.
Date: October 13, 2022
Docket Number: 22-8044
Singh v. Garland
Date: October 12, 2022
Docket Number: 19-9574
United States v. Channon (Matthew)
Date: October 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2027
United States v. Channon (Brandi)
Date: October 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2028
Hidalgo-Nunez v. Garland
Date: October 12, 2022
Docket Number: 22-9518
Atlas Biologicals v. Biowest, et al.  
Date: October 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1401

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellee Atlas Biologicals, Inc. (“Atlas”) sued its former employee Thomas Kutrubes for various federal intellectual-property claims. Kutrubes, seemingly as an attempt to thwart Atlas’s ability to collect a…

Mays v. Carter
Date: October 11, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1089
Li, et al., et al. v. Colorado Regional Center I, et al.
Date: October 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1232
Gielissen v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, et al.
Date: October 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1377
Aaebo v. Unified Gov't of Wyandotte
Date: October 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3136
United States v. Portillo-Camargo
Date: October 7, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1244
United States v. Villa-Chavez
Date: October 7, 2022
Docket Number: 22-2065
United States, et al. v. $96,935.00 in United States Currency
Date: October 7, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3074
Cervantes-Soberano v. Garland
Date: October 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9540
Zhang v. Garland
Date: October 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9605
Brunson v. Adams, et al.
Date: October 6, 2022
Docket Number: 22-4007
United States v. Royer
Date: October 6, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5010
Noe v. True, et al.
Date: October 5, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1373
Handy v. Dobbin, et al.
Date: October 5, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1418
United States v. Perkins
Date: October 5, 2022
Docket Number: 22-2043
Tolbert v. DeLatorre, et al.
Date: October 5, 2022
Docket Number: 22-2087
Korona v. Nunn
Date: October 5, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5015
McRae v. Carvajal, et al.
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1261
Dugar v. Board of County Commissioners, et al.
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1380
United States, et al. v. Lowe, et al.
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-7058
Sanchez v. Corizon Health
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8069
United States v. Whiteman
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8095
Sims v. Zmuda, et al.
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3002
Yarbrough v. Langford
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3116
Turlington v. Connor, et al.
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5001
Johnson v. Louthan
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5064
Save The Colorado, et al. v. Spellmon, et al.  
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1155

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arises from a regulatory dispute involving a hydroelectric project. The project aimed to boost a municipality’s water supply. To obtain more water, the municipality proposed to raise a local dam and expand a…

Evans v. State of Kansas
Date: September 29, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3161
United States v. Medina
Date: September 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1300
Allen v. Meyer
Date: September 28, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3028
Wills v. Barnhardt
Date: September 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1383
United States v. Winrow  
Date: September 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6069

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Winrow pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, which at the time of his plea. carried a maximum sentence of ten years. However, the Armed Career Criminal Act provided for a minimum term of 15…

Energy West v. Bristow  
Date: September 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9569

Justia Opinion Summary: Cecil Bristow suffered from a chronic lung disease, COPD, and attributed it to coal-mine dust from years of working in coal mines. An administrative law judge and the Benefits Review Board agreed with Bristow and awarded…

United States v. Baker  
Date: September 26, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3062

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Abasi Baker appealed a district court’s denial of his second or successive motion pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255, challenging his convictions under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c). In March 2011, Baker was charged…

Parker v. United Airlines  
Date: September 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4093

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Jeannie Parker fielded calls for United Airliines, booking flight reservations. Parker took FMLA leave because she had a vision disorder and her father had cancer. About five months after approving…

United States v. Duran
Date: September 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4104
Ybarra v. Dick, et al.
Date: September 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1273
United States v. Huggett
Date: September 22, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1084
Hampton v. Bakery, Confectionery & Tobacco Workers and Grain
Date: September 21, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3218
United States v. Brown
Date: September 21, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6042
United States v. McDonald
Date: September 19, 2022
Docket Number: 22-4051
Lewis, et al. v. City of Edmond, et al.  
Date: September 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6081

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Denton Scherman of the Edmond, Oklahoma Police Department shot an unarmed assailant, Isaiah Lewis, four times. Lewis died as a result of his wounds. Plaintiffs, the representatives of Lewis’s estate, brought this…

Bell v. Sorin CRM USA
Date: September 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1392
Pacheco v. El Habti  
Date: September 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-7002

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-appellant Delila Pacheco was convicted in Oklahoma of first-degree child-abuse murder. She petitioned for relief to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, filing an application…

Dawson v. Archambeau, et al.
Date: September 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1307
Integrity Advance, et al. v. CFPB  
Date: September 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9521

Justia Opinion Summary: Integrity Advance, LLC operated as a nationwide payday lender offering short-term consumer loans at high interest rates. In 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”) brought an administrative enforcement…

United States v. Bennett
Date: September 15, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6097
Devon Energy Production Company v. Line Finders
Date: September 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6119
Braithwaite v. United States Department of Justice
Date: September 14, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3037
Hendrick v. Whitten
Date: September 14, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5003
Wind v. Coats, et al.
Date: September 13, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1169
Li, et al., et al. v. Colorado Regional Center I, et al.
Date: September 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1232
Chambers v. United States
Date: September 12, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3135
Crews v. Austin
Date: September 12, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6028
Sorenson v. Wadsworth Brothers Construct  
Date: September 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4005

Justia Opinion Summary: Kelly Sorenson, acting as a qui tam relator, brought suit on behalf of the United States against his former employer, Wadsworth Brothers Construction Company (“Wadsworth”), under the provisions of the False Claims Act…

Licerio v. Lamb, et al.
Date: September 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1375
United States v. Williams  
Date: September 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6061

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Gregory Williams appealed after he pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He claimed: (1) his sentence was procedurally…

Upchurch v. Wastequip, et al.
Date: September 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-7055
United States v. Brown
Date: September 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8083
United States v. Duncan
Date: September 8, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6005
Paugh, et al. v. Uintah County, et al.  
Date: September 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4067

Justia Opinion Summary: Coby Lee Paugh died from complications related to alcohol withdrawal while being held in pretrial detention at Uintah County Jail in Vernal, Utah. His estate sued Uintah County and several of its jail officials under 42…

Nation, et al. v. Piedmont Independent School District, et al.
Date: September 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6123
Moser v. Wyoming Attorney General
Date: September 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8094
Bralich v. Gayner, et al.
Date: September 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1416
Hall, et al. v. Parsons Kinghorn Harris, et al.
Date: September 1, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4040
Jompp v. Warden of Sterling Prison, et al.
Date: September 1, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1018
Bisconte v. Sandia National Laboratories, et al.
Date: August 31, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2133
Kyte v. Kyte, et al.
Date: August 31, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1213
Murphy v. CIR
Date: August 31, 2022
Docket Number: 22-9001
United States v. Rangel-Rangel
Date: August 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1287
United States v. Johnson  
Date: August 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3113

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Larry Johnson was convicted by a jury for possessing a firearm and possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute. He sought to overturn his firearms convictions, arguing the trial court erred…

Scott v. United States
Date: August 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6160
Simpara v. Garland
Date: August 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9584
Mallory v. Rocky Mountain Human Service SSVFT
Date: August 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1141
United States v. Rivera-Tavira
Date: August 29, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6060
United States v. Eccleston
Date: August 26, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2119
Allianz Life Insurance Company v. Muse, et al.
Date: August 26, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6026
Merrill, et al. v. Pathway Leasing, et al.
Date: August 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1295
Dawson v. Archambeau, et al.
Date: August 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1307
Winter v. Mansfield, et al.
Date: August 25, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3171
Williams v. Colorado Department of Corrections
Date: August 25, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1033
United States v. Valdez
Date: August 25, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1104
Gabriel v. Trans Am Trucking Company
Date: August 25, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3102
United States v. Hammons
Date: August 25, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6044
Bernal v. Garland
Date: August 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9558
Gossett v. Helphinstine, et al.
Date: August 24, 2022
Docket Number: 22-7001
Ford v. Jackson National Life, et al.  
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1126

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant La’Tonya Ford worked at Jackson National Life Insurance (“Jackson”) for about four years. During her time there, Ford allegedly suffered sex- and race-based discrimination; faced retaliation for…

Indiana Public Retirement, et al. v. Pluralsight, et al.  
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4058

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Pluralsight was a software company offering a cloud-based technology skills platform. Defendant Aaron Skonnard was Pluralsight’s Chief Executive Officer; defendant James Budge was the Chief Financial Officer.…

United States v. Kesten
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1066
Mackey v. City of Colorado Springs, et al.
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1087
Erskine v. Warden Colorado Territorial Correctional
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1177
Lockett v. Dowling
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5027
Mays v. Rankins
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5047
Mathews v. Elhabte
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6031
Parker v. Martin
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6091
Day v. SkyWest Airlines  
Date: August 22, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4129

Justia Opinion Summary: Kelly Day appealed the district court’s dismissal of the diversity action she filed against SkyWest Airlines for personal injuries she allegedly sustained when a SkyWest flight attendant carelessly struck her with a…

Hickey v. National Association of Letter Carriers
Date: August 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1213
Georgelas v. Desert Hill Ventures  
Date: August 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4036

Justia Opinion Summary: Consolidated cases arose from a 2015 Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) civil enforcement action against Roger Bliss, who ran a Ponzi scheme through his investment entities (collectively, “the Bliss Enterprise”).…

Kolak v. Arapahoe County, et al.
Date: August 22, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1139
United States v. Memmott
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4119
Parmenter v. City of Nowata, Oklahoma
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5113
Craig v. True
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1264
United States v. Woody  
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2007

Justia Opinion Summary: In August 2019, Defendant-Appellant Francis Woody was tried and convicted of one count of aggravated sexual abuse, and two counts of abusive sexual contact. The district court sentenced him to life imprisonment on each…

Grissom v. Palm, et al.
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3194
Suazo v. Jacquez, et al.
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1157
McCarty v. Aramark
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3035
Bauhaus v. Crow
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6018
United States v. Gross  
Date: August 18, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6175

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Martavious Gross was convicted for crimes relating to a road rage drive-by shooting. Defendant sat in the passenger seat of a car driving on an Oklahoma highway when A.A. cut the car off, allegedly almost…

United States v. Piette  
Date: August 18, 2022
Docket Number: 20-7008

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Henri Piette was convicted by jury in Oklahoma of kidnapping and traveling with intent to engage in sexual relations with a juvenile. The district court sentenced Piette to life imprisonment on the…

United States v. Deluca
Date: August 18, 2022
Docket Number: 20-8075
Rodriguez v. Brown
Date: August 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1124
United States v. Fernandez-Barron
Date: August 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1396
Chavarin-Parra v. Garland
Date: August 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9563
Doak v. Nunn
Date: August 18, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6066
LS3 Inc. v. Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs, et al.
Date: August 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1385
United States v. Price  
Date: August 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-7050

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Joshua Price Jr. appealed the district court’s dismissal of his motion for a sentence reduction pursuant to the First Step Act of 2018. The parties agreed that Price was eligible for a sentence modification…

Andres-Mateo v. Garland
Date: August 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9505
Estrada-Cardona v. Garland  
Date: August 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9562

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002, Petitioner Mayra Estrada-Cardona entered the United States on a tourist visa which she subsequently overstayed. She resided in the United States with her two United States citizen children: A.E. and L.E. A.E.…

Winterhalter v. Nunn
Date: August 17, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6054
United States v. Baker
Date: August 16, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3062
Geddes v. Weber County, et al.
Date: August 16, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4083
Ellis v. Smith, et al.
Date: August 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2122
Southern Utah Wilderness, et al. v. DOI, et al.  
Date: August 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4073

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, Garfield County, Utah sought to chip-seal a 7.5-mile portion of the Burr Trail known as the Stratton Segment. Before the County could begin its chip-sealing project, it was legally required to consult with the…

United States v. Logan
Date: August 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3202
In re: John Q. Hammons Fall, et al.
Date: August 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3203
United States v. Wright
Date: August 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5080
United States v. Ferguson
Date: August 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-7045
United States v. Gladney  
Date: August 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1159

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant William Gladney was convicted in 2007 on three criminal counts: violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act; conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; and using,…

United States v. Martinez
Date: August 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2100
Smith v. Becerra  
Date: August 12, 2022
Docket Number: 22-4012

Justia Opinion Summary: When Plaintiff-appellant Linda Smith purchased a prescribed continuous blood glucose monitor (CGM) and its necessary supplies between 2016 and 2018, she sought reimbursement through Medicare Part B. Medicare…

Nortey v. St. John Medical Center, et al.
Date: August 11, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5084
United States v. Nielsen
Date: August 10, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8087
United States v. Reed
Date: August 10, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1008
United States v. Ndyabagye
Date: August 10, 2022
Docket Number: 22-2045
United States v. McDonald  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: 20-7052

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Guy McDonald was arrested and charged for dealing methamphetamine. He pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate federal narcotics laws at the federal district court in Eastern Oklahoma. He…

Peck v. McCann, et al.  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1125

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellee and attorney Jessica Peck represented parents and other family members in child abuse cases in Colorado juvenile courts. She brought suit against Defendant-Appellants, Colorado Executive Director of…

Guadiana v. City and County of Denver
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1294
United States v. Johnson  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2058

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Nathaniel Johnson was arrested on a Greyhound bus after an encounter with Special Agent Jarrell Perry. Law enforcement found two packages of methamphetamine in Johnson’s backpack, and Johnson gave…

Mitchell v. Roberts  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4055

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1981, defendant-appellee Richard Roberts was a federal prosecutor preparing for a murder trial. Appellant Terry Mitchell, then a teenager, was a key trial witness for the prosecution. Thirty-five years later, Mitchell…

United States v. Tinsman
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-7024
Loya v. Garland
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9594
Robinson v. Petersen
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3087
United States v. Montoya
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6004
United States v. Washington
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: 22-7006
Tavernaro v. Pioneer Credit Recovery  
Date: August 8, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3219

Justia Opinion Summary: Pioneer Credit Recovery, Inc. sent plaintiff-appellant Jason Tavernaro a letter attempting to collect a student loan debt. A district court dismissed plaintiff’s complaint filed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices…

Hills v. Arensdorf
Date: August 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3118
Meadows v. City of the Village, Oklahoma, et al.
Date: August 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6148
United States v. Cortez-Nieto  
Date: August 5, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3184

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Orlando Cortez-Nieto and Jesus Cervantes-Aguilar were convicted by a jury of four methamphetamine offenses committed within 1,000 feet of a playground. After their convictions Defendants moved for judgment of…

Ezell v. Crow
Date: August 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6135
Cruz v. Farmers Insurance, et al.  
Date: August 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1069

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Cruz sued defendant insurance companies alleging they terminated his contract, under which he sold defendants’ insurance products, on the basis of race, in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1981. In support, Cruz relied…

Cox v. Dex Media
Date: August 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1156
Birhanu v. Garland
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 19-9599
Wills v. Barnhart
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1418
Dansie v. Union Pacific Railroad  
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4054

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Kelly Dansie sued Defendant Union Pacific Railroad Company for terminating his employment in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The district…

Kidd v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1363
Wellington v. Daza, et al.
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2052
Thompson v. Benzon
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4114
Jenkins, et al. v. Reyes, et al.
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4148
Roe v. FCA US  
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6073

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Cindy Roe suffered serious injuries after her Jeep Grand Cherokee unexpectedly backed over her. After the accident, she filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the manufacturer of her…

United States v. Mask
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6076
Lockwood Alvarez v. Barr
Date: August 1, 2022
Docket Number: 20-9502
Silva v. United States, et al.
Date: August 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1008
United States v. Crews
Date: August 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1440
Harding v. Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of New York, et al.
Date: August 1, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6029
Sanofi-Aventis U.S. v. Mylan, et al.  
Date: July 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3005

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Sanofi-Aventis U.S., LLC (“Sanofi”) sued Defendants Mylan, Inc. and Mylan Specialty, LP (collectively “Mylan”) under Section 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Sanofi, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical…

United States v. Neff
Date: July 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3013
Kabutu v. Short
Date: July 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3229
Monster Technology Group v. Eller
Date: July 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6146
Paz-Zaldivar, et al. v. Garland
Date: July 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9571
Cassino v. JP Morgan Chase Bank National Association, et al.
Date: July 29, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1049
United States v. Jackson
Date: July 29, 2022
Docket Number: 22-8032
USSEC v. Young, et al.
Date: July 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1061
Martin v. Public Service Company of Colorado
Date: July 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1354
Grimes v. Bimestefer, et al.
Date: July 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1194
United States v. Lopez
Date: July 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3132
United States v. Wayt
Date: July 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8020
United States v. Cottingham
Date: July 27, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5004
United States v. Bell
Date: July 27, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5043
Patrick G., et al. v. Harrison School District No. 2  
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1372

Justia Opinion Summary: Patrick G. was a seventeen-year-old boy with autism who qualified for special educational services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) and who, since 2013, has been attending the Alpine Autism…

Kellogg, et al. v. Watts Guerra, et al.  
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3172

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from mass litigation between thousands of corn producers and an agricultural company (Syngenta). On one track, corn producers filed individual suits against Syngenta; on the second, other corn…

United States v. Moreira
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3251
Frey v. Town of Jackson, WY, et al.  
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: 20-8000

Justia Opinion Summary: As Plaintiff William Frey proceeded through the Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) checkpoint at Jackson Hole Airport in Teton County, Wyoming, the body scanner alerted TSA screeners to a potentially…

United States v. McCrary  
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6047

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Robert McCrary challenged his forty-eight-month prison sentence for possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute it. Although within the twenty-year statutory maximum for that offense, McCrary’s…

United States v. Cifuentes-Lopez  
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6053

Justia Opinion Summary: Rolando Cifuentes-Lopez admitted to having commercial sex with two minors and was sentenced to 24 years and 4 months in prison. He claimed that the district court erred in applying certain sentencing enhancements…

Hockenberry v. United States  
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6055

Justia Opinion Summary: Scott Hockenberry filed a complaint against Michelle Kalas in Oklahoma state court alleging state-law claims of defamation, tortious interference, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and…

Lamebull v. City and County of Denver, et al.
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1009
Zepeda v. Garland
Date: July 25, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9570
Chilcoat v. San Juan County, et al.  
Date: July 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4039

Justia Opinion Summary: Cattle rancher Zane Odell was a cattle rancher who had a permit to graze his cattle in parts of San Juan County, Utah on land held by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") and the Utah School and Institutional Trust…

United States v. Dudley
Date: July 22, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1016
United States v. Jordan
Date: July 22, 2022
Docket Number: 22-2042
Adams v. Butler
Date: July 22, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3082
Atlas Biologicals v. Kutrubes, et al.
Date: July 21, 2022
Docket Number: 19-1404
United States v. Babcock  
Date: July 21, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4003

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Zachary Babcock appealed the denial of his motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to vacate and correct his sentence on the ground of ineffective assistance of counsel. He argued his counsel failed to object to a…

Farhat, et al. v. United States
Date: July 21, 2022
Docket Number: 21-7061
United States v. Gieswein
Date: July 21, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6014
Butler v. State of Kansas, et al.
Date: July 20, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3139
United States v. Wilson
Date: July 20, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5077
Casias v. Raytheon Company, et al.
Date: July 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1195
Hildebrand v. Wilmar Corporation
Date: July 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1345
Stallings v. Santistevan, et al.
Date: July 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2115
United States v. Adams  
Date: July 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3043

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Briar Adams was convicted of aggravated battery. The district court applied U.S. Sentencing Guideline § 2K2.1(a)(4) to defendant who had a prior conviction in Kansas for aggravated battery. In…

Ayala-Monroy v. Garland
Date: July 19, 2022
Docket Number: 20-9626
Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center, et al. v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, et al.  
Date: July 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1310

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, Candelas Glows/Rocky Flats Glows, Rocky Flats Right to Know, Rocky Flats Neighborhood Association, and Environmental Information Network (EIN) Inc. (collectively, “the…

Cruz v. The American National Red Cross, et al.
Date: July 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3105
McWilliams v. Dinapoli, et al.  
Date: July 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-7045

Justia Opinion Summary: A federal district court concluded that a reasonable factfinder could determine that a law-enforcement officer, Officer Michael DiNapoli, had punched, tackled, and used a chokehold on plaintiff-appellee Greg McWilliams.…

Yassein v. Lewis
Date: July 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1436
Sperry v. Roberts, et al.
Date: July 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3151
United States v. Williams
Date: July 18, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3007
Nelson, et al. v. United States  
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1267

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellee James Nelson was seriously injured while riding his bicycle on a trail on Air Force Academy property in Colorado. He and his wife, Elizabeth Varney, sued the United States under the Federal Tort Claims…

United States v. Alexander
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6154
United States v. Luton
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1285
Grays v. Auto Mart USA, et al.
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1312
Harland v. Kansas City, Kansas Police Department
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3207
Rodriguez v. Cache County Corporation, et al.
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4068
Vidana Vidana v. Garland
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 20-9614
Greene v. CVS
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1366
Harvey v. Butcher, et al.
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4051
United States v. Crouch
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6109
United States v. Cornelio-Legarda
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8085
Garcia v. Yniquez, et al.
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1041
Matios v. City of Loveland
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1047
United States v. Hernandez-Calvillo  
Date: July 13, 2022
Docket Number: 19-3210

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury convicted Jose Hernandez-Calvillo and Mauro Papalotzi (collectively, Appellees) of conspiring to encourage or induce a noncitizen to reside in the United States, they challenged the statute as overbroad…

United States v. Dobosu
Date: July 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1236
Medina v. Williams, et al.
Date: July 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1350
Four Winds Behavioral v. United States
Date: July 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2089
United States v. Arjona
Date: July 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3099
Lax, et al. v. APP of New Mexico ED
Date: July 13, 2022
Docket Number: 22-2057
Luchetti v. The New Mexico State Personnel Board, et al.
Date: July 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2109
Bloom, et al. v. Glencove Holdings
Date: July 12, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1005
Lamarr v. Nunn
Date: July 12, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6063
Taylor, et al. v. LM Insurance Corporation
Date: July 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3166
Irizarry v. Yehia  
Date: July 11, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1247

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Abade Irizarry, a a YouTube journalist and blogger, was filming a DUI traffic stop in Lakewood, Colorado. Officer Ahmed Yehia arrived on the scene and stood in front of Irizarry, obstructing his…

Drevaleva v. DOVA, et al.
Date: July 11, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2139
Hamilton v. Martin
Date: July 11, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5027
United States v. Hopkins
Date: July 8, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5086
Jacobs v. Oklahoma Tax Commission
Date: July 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6170
United States v. Kroeker
Date: July 8, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3092
United States v. Reed  
Date: July 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2073

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jason Reed pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. At sentencing, the district court concluded Defendant’s previous convictions for drug distribution qualified him for enhanced criminal…

United States v. Wells  
Date: July 6, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1228

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant David Wells brutally assaulted his wife, V.W. A grand jury issued an indictment charging Wells with committing: (1) aggravated sexual abuse in “Indian country;” (2) assault with the intent to commit…

C1.G v. Siegfried, et al.  
Date: July 6, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1320

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant Cl.G., on behalf of his minor son, C.G., appealed a district court’s dismissal of his case against Defendants-Appellees Cherry Creek School District (District or CCSD) and various employees for…

Hunt, et al. v. Montano, et al.  
Date: July 6, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2042

Justia Opinion Summary: Ariza Barreras, T.B., and F.B. (“the children”) were siblings. In May 2017, the children were transferred to the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department's (“CYFD”) custody. At the time, Barreras was four…

Pittman v. Gomez
Date: July 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1114
Hatfield v. Cottages on 78th Community, et al.
Date: July 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4035
Finch, et al. v. Rapp  
Date: July 5, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3132

Justia Opinion Summary: After Wichita police received a seemingly legitimate call, officers had to make a split-second decision based on fraudulent threats and reports of violence. Unfortunately, that "swatting" call and the subsequent reaction…

Greene v. Charter Spectrum
Date: July 5, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1447
Integrated Associates, et al. v. Pope
Date: July 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1019
United States v. Smith
Date: July 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5057
United States v. Arriola-Perez
Date: July 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8072
Brown v. Johnston
Date: July 1, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3055
United States v. Littlejohn-Conner
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1224
United States v. Ezeah
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6165
Mullins v. Inthink, Inc., et al.
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: 22-4031
GeoMetWatch, et al. v. Behunin, et al.  
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 19-4130

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellant GeoMetWatch Corporation, (“GMW”) appealed several district court orders granting summary judgment to Defendant-Appellees Alan Hall, Erin Housley, Brent Keller, Mark Hurst, Debbie Wade, Island Park…

Federal Trade Commission, et al. v. Zurixx, et al.
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4141
United States v. Holuby
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6071
Jumaev v. Garland
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9513
Ingram v. Werholz, et al.
Date: June 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1170
United States v. Pasalodos
Date: June 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1342
Quarrie v. Wells, et al.
Date: June 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2090
United States v. Ivory
Date: June 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3028
United States v. Outley
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6005
United States v. Garrison
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1250
United States v. Williams
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3157
Desmet v. Scottsdale Insurance Company
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6143
United States v. Cozad
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3050
United States v. Wilcox
Date: June 23, 2022
Docket Number: 20-7047
Owen v. United States, et al.
Date: June 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4134
Avant v. Doke
Date: June 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-7031
United States v. Armajo  
Date: June 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8021

Justia Opinion Summary: In his trial for assaulting his uncle with a knife, defendant-appellant Shayne Armajo sought to introduce evidence of his uncle’s assaults in order to bolster a self-defense claim. The issue defendant’s appeal presented…

United States v. Nava
Date: June 23, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6020
Woods v. Ross Dress For Less
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5067
Vivos Therapeutics v. Ortho-Tain
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1309
Morgan v. Geither
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3080
Davison v. CIR
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 20-9002
Barnes v. NM Department of Corrections, et al.
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2095
United States v. Fabian-Hurtado
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2117
United States v. Grayson
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-7007
Cummings v. American Postal Worker's Union
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-7009
Barclay v. Garland
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9576
Magne v. Albers, et al.
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1256
Paulsen v. Christner
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1367
Dear v. Nair, et al.
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2124
Pegler v. Doug Smith Autoplex
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4125
Wilson v. McKinney
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5080
United States v. Carpenter
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6070
United States v. Acey
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6120
United States v. Oakes
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6147
Mendoza, et al. v. Macias, et al.
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 22-2013
Johnson v. Schnurr
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3004
Tucker v. Elk City Police Department, et al.
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6023
Jackson v. Bowen
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6068
United States v. Biggs Farley  
Date: June 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8013

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Connor Biggs Farley appeals the 630-month (52.5-year) sentence he received after pleading guilty to three counts of producing child pornography. In imposing this sentence, the district court rejected…

United States v. Setiyaningsih
Date: June 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8093
Franklin v. Horton, et al.
Date: June 15, 2022
Docket Number: 22-2030
Hill v. Nunn
Date: June 15, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6042
Examination Board, et al. v. International Association, et al.  
Date: June 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1087

Justia Opinion Summary: Competing trade associations offered memberships to home inspectors, who typically inspect homes prior to home sales. Benefits of membership in the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and…

United States v. Harris
Date: June 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2102
Valdez, et al. v. Lujan Grisham, et al.
Date: June 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2105
United States v. Mata-Soto
Date: June 14, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3012
Colorado Springs Fellowship, et al. v. Harper, et al.
Date: June 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1269
United States v. Geddes, et al.
Date: June 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4097
United States v. Hill
Date: June 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6136
United States v. Shamo  
Date: June 10, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4116

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Aaron Shamo was convicted by jury on 12 charges arising from his distribution of controlled substances, including fake oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl. He received a mandatory life sentence on his…

Donnell v. Caley, et al.
Date: June 10, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1093
United States v. Seamster
Date: June 10, 2022
Docket Number: 22-4003
Bryant v. Dowling
Date: June 8, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5100
United States v. Ray
Date: June 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1376
United States v. Orecchio
Date: June 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6172
United States v. Blattel
Date: June 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8018
Savery v. Peterson
Date: June 8, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3073
Chavez-Govea v. Garland
Date: June 8, 2022
Docket Number: 22-9512
Tucker v. Faith Bible Chapel Int'l.  
Date: June 7, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1230

Justia Opinion Summary: Faith Bible Chapel International operated a school, Faith Christian Academy (“Faith Christian”). Plaintiff Gregory Tucker, a former high school teacher and administrator/chaplain, alleged Faith Christian fired him in…

Rincon v. Schnurr
Date: June 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3182
Seay, et al. v. Oklahoma Board of Dentistry, et al.
Date: June 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6054
Bear Creek Trail, et al. v. BOKF, et al.  
Date: June 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8056

Justia Opinion Summary: Bear Creek Trail, LLC, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization. The bankruptcy court granted a motion to convert the proceeding to a Chapter 7 liquidation and appointed a trustee. Bear Creek’s attorney in the bankruptcy…

Shaw, et al. v. Schulte, et al.  
Date: June 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3130

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from traffic stops of Blaine and Samuel Shaw and Joshua Bosire that were prolonged for K-9 sweeps. Master Trooper Doug Schulte and Technical Trooper Brandon McMillan moved for summary judgment based on…

United States v. Benitez-Lopez
Date: June 6, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1045
United States v. Stilley
Date: June 6, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5000
Montoya v. City and County of Denver, et al.
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1107
Soto v. Kalatzes, et al.
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4103
United States v. Hamett
Date: June 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5063
Parks v. Taylor, et al.
Date: June 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6014
Bakunduwukomeye v. Geodyne, et al.
Date: June 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8065
Black v. Wafai
Date: June 2, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1037
United States v. Medina
Date: June 2, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1053
United States v. Schmid
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1402
United States v. Lamberd, et al.
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3135
Davis v. Commissioner, SSA
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3148
United States v. Hernandez
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3155
Padillow v. Crow
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5064
United States v. Swan
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8071
Moses-El v. City and County of Denver, et al.
Date: May 31, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1102
Core Progression Franchise v. O'Hare, et al.
Date: May 31, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1151
Goodwill, et al. v. eTitle Insurance Agency, et al.
Date: May 31, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4108
Gupta v. Oklahoma City Public Schools
Date: May 31, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6138
United States v. Starks  
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 19-3256

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Devonte Starks appealed his convictions for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, and possession with intent to distribute heroin. In its closing argument at trial, the government advised the…

United States v. Arellanes-Portillo  
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3165

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Jesus Arellanes-Portillo pled guilty to a collection of federal drug-trafficking, money-laundering, and immigration crimes. He challenged the procedural reasonableness of his sentence, arguing the…

Costilla Barrios v. Garland
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 20-9587
O'Rourke, et al. v. Dominion Voting Systems, et al.
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1161
Rushing v. Granholm
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2103
United States v. Simones, et al.
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2110
United States v. Nava-Ortega
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2153
Waldo, et al. v. Bank of New York Mellon Trust, et al.
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4050
United States v. Dodd
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5077
Al-Abbodi v. Garland
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9551
Duarte-Lopez v. Garland
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9565
Johnson v. Moon
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6001
Hollaway v. Arvada Police, et al.
Date: May 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1097
United States v. Lujan
Date: May 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2107
United States v. Martinez
Date: May 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2114
Pethel v. Crow
Date: May 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5050
United States v. Ezeah
Date: May 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6165
United States v. Munoz
Date: May 26, 2022
Docket Number: 22-2047
Briscoe v. Meyer
Date: May 26, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3054
Meyer v. Crow
Date: May 26, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6024
Yellowbear v. Hill
Date: May 26, 2022
Docket Number: 22-8014
Estate of Tomas Beauford, et al. v. Correct Care Solutions, et al.  
Date: May 25, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1010

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Tomas Beauford suffered a fatal epileptic seizure in his cell while in pretrial custody at the Mesa County Detention Facility (“MCDF”). The administrator of Beauford’s estate sued various Mesa County and medical…

United States v. Cortez-Diaz
Date: May 25, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3216
Amador-Lechuga v. Garland
Date: May 25, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9555
United States v. Perez-Hernandez
Date: May 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2104
United States v. Elias
Date: May 24, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3067
McCleland v. Raemisch, et al.
Date: May 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1303
Wind v. Gallardo, et al.
Date: May 19, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1012
United States v. Williams
Date: May 19, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3008
United States v. Nichols
Date: May 18, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6198
United States v. Hartley  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3010

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants-Appellants Dalton Hartley and Corey Detter, in separate criminal cases, each moved for early termination of probation under 18 U.S.C. 3564(c). The same district judge denied their motions for the exact same…

Dumitrascu v. Dumitrascu
Date: May 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1341
Reserve Mechanical Corp. v. CIR  
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 18-9011

Justia Opinion Summary: Reserve Mechanical Corp. appealed a Tax Court judgment affirming the decision of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue that it did not qualify for an exemption from income tax as a small insurance company and that the…

DeLong Company v. Syngenta AG, et al.
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3044
United States v. Antillo-Quintero
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1042
Gardner v. Long
Date: May 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4101
Pledger v. Geither
Date: May 11, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3212
Place, et al. v. Anderson, et al.
Date: May 10, 2022
Docket Number: 19-1269
Winco Foods v. Crossland Construction Company
Date: May 10, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6043
United States v. Jones
Date: May 9, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6112
Bustillos v. City of Carlsbad, et al.
Date: May 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2129
Cherokee Nation, et al. v. Haaland, et al.
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5054
Curne v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3159
United States v. Christian
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 22-6016
Peterson v. Williams, et al.
Date: May 5, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4059
Rossi v. Dudek, et al.
Date: May 5, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4062
Mindock, et al. v. Bruff
Date: May 4, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1236
Thiessen, et al. v. United States
Date: May 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2053
United States v. Dodson
Date: May 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-7046
Fertig v. Sedgwick, et al.
Date: May 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8028
United States v. Lundahl
Date: May 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8061
Crump v. United States District Court
Date: May 4, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1043
Allen, Jr., et al. v. Environmental Restoration  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: 19-2197

Justia Opinion Summary: During excavation of an inactive gold mine in southwestern Colorado, a blowout caused the release of at least three million gallons of contaminated water into Cement Creek. The United States Environmental Protection…

United States v. Topete-Madrueno
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2180
Denver Homeless Out Loud, et al. v. Denver, Colorado, et al.  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1025

Justia Opinion Summary: Various City of Denver officials, and certain State of Colorado officials, authorized and/or conducted sweeps of homeless encampments throughout Denver, Colorado. The advocacy organization, Denver Homeless Out Loud and…

Johnson v. Hudson
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3141
George v. Beaver County, et al.  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4006

Justia Opinion Summary: On June 13, 2014, Beaver County Correctional Facility (“BCCF”) officers responded to reports of a truck running into parked cars. The decedent, Troy Bradshaw, was arrested Bradshaw for driving under the influence and he…

Wilkins v. City of Tulsa, et al.  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5052

Justia Opinion Summary: Three Tulsa police officers were dispatched late at night to a parking lot, finding plaintiff-appellant Ira Lee Wilkins asleep in the driver’s seat of a running vehicle. They smelled alcohol on him, ordered him out of…

OXY USA v. DOI, et al.  
Date: May 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2011

Justia Opinion Summary: OXY USA, Inc. appealed a decision of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (“ONRR”) ordering it to pay an additional $1,820,652.66 in royalty payments on federal gas leases that were…

Turner v. Grant
Date: April 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6151
United States v. Shakespeare  
Date: April 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8010

Justia Opinion Summary: While defendant-appellant Laquan Shakespeare was serving the supervised-release portion of his sentence for violating 18 U.S.C. sections 1153 and 2243(a) (the “2018 conviction”), he sexually assaulted a fourteen-year-old…

Gabriel v. Melton Truck Lines
Date: April 29, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5008
United States v. Jenks
Date: April 28, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4023
Onysko v. Walsh, et al.
Date: April 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-9529
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah v. McKee, et al.  
Date: April 27, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4098

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from a long-running irrigation-water dispute between Plaintiff Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation and Defendant Gregory McKee, who was not a member of the Tribe. Defendant owned…

Seale v. Peacock  
Date: April 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1144

Justia Opinion Summary: In late 2017, someone sent anonymous letters containing personal and derogatory information about appellant Bryan Seale to his acquaintances. In December 2018, Seale discovered that someone had accessed his real estate…

Herrera, et al. v. City of Espanola, et al.  
Date: April 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2030

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Darren Herrera and Paula Garcia purchased a home in the City of Espanola, New Mexico (the “City”). At the time Appellants purchased the home, the existing owner, Charlotte Miera, was not current on her water…

SEC v. GenAudio Inc., et al.  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 19-1454

Justia Opinion Summary: Taj Jerry Mahabub, founder and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of GenAudio, Inc. (“GenAudio”; collectively referred to as “Appellants”) attempted to secure a software licensing deal with Apple, Inc. (“Apple”). Mahabub…

Davis v. True
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1447
Eighteen Seventy, et al. v. Jayson  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 20-8015

Justia Opinion Summary: Over four years, Plaintiffs-Appellants Eighteen Seventy, LP and the Marie Kennedy Foundation (the “Kennedy Entities” or “Entities”) lost more than $10 million they invested in CRUPE Pte. Ltd. (“CRUPE”) and its…