Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cases --- January 22nd through 28th

Discrimination/Retaliation

*Johnson v. Oklahoma Department of Transportation (10th Cir., January 27, 2017) (affirming denial of 60(b) motion for relief from judgement, the purpose of which is not to relitigate the underlying case)

*Cvancara v. Reams (10th Cir., January 23, 2017) (affirming summary judgment on Cvancara's first-amendment retaliation claim, because she was merely airing personal grievances)
  
Public Employers/Employees

Ramsay v. Retirement Board (Utah Ct. App., January 26, 2017) (affirming summary judgment against petitioners because they did not lack knowledge of essential facts nor demonstrate fraudulent concealment of their cause of action)

Unemployment Appeals

Doxon v. Department of Workforce Services (Utah Ct. App., January 26, 2017) (declining to disturb denial of unemployment benefits because Doxon voluntarily  quit her job without good cause)

Workers Compensation/Occupational Safety and Disease

*Parker v. Colvin (10th Cir., January 24, 2017) (affirming denial of disability benefits because the ALJ properly evaluated both credibility and evidence; there was no error)

*Cases marked with an asterisk are cases the 10th Circuit does not consider binding precedent except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel. They may be cited, however, for persuasive value under Fed.R.App.P. 32.1 and 10th Cir.R. 32.1.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Cases --- January 8th through 14th

Discrimination/Retaliation

*Johnston v. Mini Mart, Inc. (10th Cir., January 9, 2017) (affirming summary judgement in favor of Mini Mart on Johnston's ADA claim; Johnston raised no genuine issues of material fact)

*Cases marked with an asterisk are cases the 10th Circuit does not consider binding precedent except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel. They may be cited, however, for persuasive value under Fed.R.App.P. 32.1 and 10th Cir.R. 32.1.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cases --- January 1st through 7th, 2017

Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination  

*Armstrong v. Wyoming Dept of Environmental Quality (10th Cir., January 5, 2017) (affirming dismissal of Armstrong's numerous claims---including defamation based on wrongful termination, among other things---because Armstrong failed to identify any basis for reversal)

Vogt v. City of Hays (10th Cir., January 4, 2017) (reversing dismissal of Vogt's 5th-Amendment compelled self-incrimination claim against Hays)

Helget v. City of Hays (10th Cir., January 4, 2017) (affirming summary judgement in favor of Hays on Helget's 1st-Amendment retaliation claims, because the City’s operational interests outweighed Helget’s speech interest)

Discrimination/Retaliation

*Muhammad v. Hall (10th Cir., January 4, 2017) (affirming dismissal of Muhammad's civil rights lawsuit concerning her non-selection for a teaching position)

*Poulsen v. Humana Insurance Company (10th Cir., January 5, 2017) (affirming summary judgment in favor of Humana on Poulsen's ADA retaliation claim, because there was no genuine issue of material fact)

Workers Compensation/Occupational Safety and Disease

*Winick v. Colvin (10th Cir., January 4, 2017) (reversing district court's upholding commissioner denial of disability benefits, because the ALJ's analysis failed in several particulars)

*Cases marked with an asterisk are cases the 10th Circuit does not consider binding precedent except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel. They may be cited, however, for persuasive value under Fed.R.App.P. 32.1 and 10th Cir.R. 32.1.