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Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

USA v. Jeffrey Heathington
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10623

Environment Texas Citizen Lobby v. ExxonMobil
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20030

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against Exxon, alleging that Exxon violated the federal permits governing operations at the Baytown industrial complex thousands of times over a nearly eight year period. The district court issued f...

Loupe v. O'Bannon
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30535

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and Louisiana tort law against defendants after plaintiff was called as a witness in state court to testify at a bond hearing for a criminal defendant. At issue is whether a stat...

USA v. Raymond Reggie
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30568

Pirani v. Baharia
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40538

Justia Opinion Summary: The adversary action comprises the claims, counterclaims, and affirmative defenses between two sides of a business scheme to buy, renovate, and operate a Days Inn. This appeal stems from the district court’s order affirm...

Wills v. Arizon Structures
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41166

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners challenged the dismissal of their petition to compel arbitration under 9 U.S.C. 4, arguing that the district court erred in holding that their petition was barred by collateral estoppel. The Arizon Entities a...

Miguel Hernandez-Gonzalez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60261

Ponce-Osorio v. Johnson
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 16-60085

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner challenged DHS's decision to reinstate an expedited order of removal. Although petitioner agrees that the court lacks jurisdiction, she formally opposes the motion and seeks a declaration of this circuit's rul...

USA v. Norman Membreno-David
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20281

Delaval v. PTech Drilling Tubulars, LLC
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20471

Justia Opinion Summary: After Ptech terminated plaintiff's employment, he filed suit against PTech claiming that the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq. The court affirmed the district court's gra...

Jeremy Dean v. Dawn Merchant, et al
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40678

USA v. Roy Villarreal
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40919

Erick Davila v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70013

USA v. Kevin Ross
Date: May 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50647

Carolyn Barnes v. Ken Paxton, et al
Date: May 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50729