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10th Circuit Court

221 ABA Journal 10th Circuit Court articles.

The Examiner isn’t liable for infringing content posted by its independent contractors, court says

The company that owns Examiner.com is shielded from liability for copyright infringement by independent contractors who posted celebrity photographs, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Examiner.com is protected by the…

10th Circuit tosses equal protection challenge to snowboarder ban

A federal appeals court has tossed a lawsuit that claimed a ski resort operating on federal land violated the equal protection clause when it banned snowboarders.

The Denver-based 10th U.S.…

10th Circuit reverses bigamy-law win for ‘Sister Wives’ family

After a Utah family and their plural marriages became the subject of a TLC reality television show in 2010, local authorities in Lehi opened an investigation to see whether the…

8th Circuit finds that signing birth-control waiver is substantial burden; opinion splits circuits

The birth-control mandate under the Affordable Care Act amounts to a substantial burden for a residential-care facility that claims to have an integral Christian identity, a three-judge panel from 8th…

Lawyer who had firm pay his personal expenses in lieu of a paycheck pleads guilty to tax evasion

A Kansas lawyer accused of putting his law firm in another attorney’s name and having it pay his personal expenses instead of issuing him a paycheck pleaded guilty Tuesday to…

Lawyer’s ‘tale of apparent injustice’ in appeals brief falls short of argument, 10th Circuit says

A lawyer’s “tale of apparent injustice” in an appellate brief contained only one sentence worthy of consideration, and it wasn’t enough to keep the case from being tossed out, according…

On-the-lam ex-attorney wanted in client ‘charity’ and tax-fraud case is captured

After five years on the lam, a former Iowa lawyer wanted in a federal fraud case has been captured in Colorado.

Dennis Bjorklund, 50, was federally indicted in Iowa in…

Ex-judge accused of accepting bribes from lawyer takes plea; expected to get 2 years in prison

A former Texas judge accused of taking bribes from a San Antonio lawyer pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to an honest services wire fraud charge.

IRS will refund $25K penalty imposed on medical marijuana business for paying taxes in cash

Allgreens operates a medical marijuana dispensary in Denver that is legal in Colorado.

But federal law still classifies marijuana as an illegal drug, which has made banks unwilling to allow…

Feds use radar that can detect movement in homes; appeals court raises privacy concerns

Radars developed for use in Iraq and Afghanistan are being used by at least 50 law enforcement agencies to detect movement inside homes.

The FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service…

10th Circuit tosses law student’s suit over expulsion procedure

A University of Kansas law student who was expelled after disclosing his criminal convictions has lost his appeal in a federal appeals court.

The Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of…

Jailed 12 days, man proves his mistaken arrest by dropping pants in court; $88K settlement proposed

After successfully interviewing for a dream job at a Las Vegas hotel in 2010, Christian Robinson began a nightmare journey through the criminal justice system.

A background check found there…

Former in-house patent lawyer admits $5M billing scheme, will reimburse Hunter Douglas

Sued in federal court in Denver, a former lead in-house patent lawyer for Hunter Douglas Inc. has admitted a billing scheme that diverted more than $5 million of company funds…

Denver to pay $5K to $52K to settle mistaken-arrest cases blamed on ‘recklessly sloppy police work’

The Denver City Council agreed Monday to pay $337,250 to settle federal civil rights litigation brought by three men who were arrested and jailed after being mistaken for someone else.

Wind farm sues feds to stop release of bird-death data to Associated Press

Flying eagles looking for prey are much like texting drivers behind the wheel.

They don’t notice wind farm turbines in their flight path until it’s too late.

However, such birds…

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