2017 Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 1333

Rony Osejo-Romero v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60754
USA v. Fabian Fleifel
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10173
USA v. Santiago Sandoval
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10523
USA v. Randy Hogan
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11429
Regina Young v. Nancy Berryhill, Acting Cmsnr
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20786
Richard Black v. Van Kyzar, et al
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30071
USA v. Carlos Russell
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31077
Bethany Dubroc, et al v. Wal-Mart Louisiana, L.L.C
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31249
USA v. Jose Prado-Mendoza
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40108
USA v. Angelo Holmes
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40145
USA v. Jesus Gasca
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40189
USA v. Lucas Hill
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41241
USA v. Marcos Ramirez-Cantu
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50712
USA v. Jose Fuerte-Nambo
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50720
Sharon Spangler v. Beau Rivage Resorts, Inc.
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60849
USA v. Calvin Shelton
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20681
Lynn Rowell, et al v. Leslie Pettijohn
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50168
Thomas Sawyer v. Caryn Die, et al
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10238
USA v. Lyle Williams
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10805
USA v. Joshua Chavez
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11367
USA v. Michael Short
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30346
USA v. Jorge Turrubiartes-Gonzalez
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40328
Jorge Ibanez-Beltran v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60183
BHTT Entertainment v. Brickhouse Cafe & Lounge  
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10687

Justia Opinion Summary: Brickhouse appealed a default judgment in a trademark dispute between the parties. The court held that it had appellate jurisdiction in this case because a motion to recall the mandate and a motion to reopen the case hav...

USA v. Jennifer Vanmeter
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11184
United States v. Westbrooks  
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20409

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, operator of a tax preparation business, was convicted of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the administration of the tax code and of three counts of filing fraudulent tax returns. The Fifth Circuit upheld the...

Coleman v. Lincoln Parish Detention Center  
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30109

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. 1983 pro se complaint as frivolous and for failure to state a claim. The Fifth Circuit affirmed, holding that plaintiff's claims for declaratory and injunctive relief und...

USA v. Carlos Carbarin-Ortiz
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41205
United States v. Ramos-Gonzales  
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41353

Justia Opinion Summary: Where there is no relevant evidence of drug use, the essential characteristic of a defendant that makes surveillance for drug use reasonable and appropriate is absent. Defendant appealed the district court's reimposition...

USA v. Marco Rodriguez-Garcia
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41361
Rosendo Rodriguez, III v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70020
United States v. Sanchez-Villarreal  
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41303

Justia Opinion Summary: Even in light of Amendment 794's clarifying guidance to USSG 3B1.2, it is proper for a sentencing court to consider the "critical" or "essential" nature of a defendant's role when assessing application of section 3B1.2....

Stelluti Kerr, L.L.C., et al v. MAPEI Corporation
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10430
United States v. Garcia  
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10863

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to Hobbs Act robbery, and possessing and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's firearm conviction because Hobbs Act robbery falls wit...

USA v. Joe Banda
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11111
Coker, v. Whittington  
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30679

Justia Opinion Summary: Two former sheriff's deputies were terminated for violating the Sheriff's Code of Conduct because they moved in with each other's wife and family before getting divorced from their current wives. The district court held...

United States v. Moreno  
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30785

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant challenged a detention order that was issued because he was caught violating the conditions of pretrial release set by a federal magistrate judge in California. The Fifth Circuit affirmed, holding that the evid...

Rodney Palmer v. Jefferson Sessions, III, et al
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50102
Bert Montgomery v. USA
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50222
Frascarelli v. USPC  
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60235

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner challenged the Commission's determination that the federal offense most analogous to defendant's crime was second-degree murder. Petitioner, an American who killed his girlfriend in Mexico, was sentenced for "...

USA v. Michelle Freytag
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20646
In re: Deepwater Horizon  
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30377

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was the computation of economic losses arising out of the BP oil spill and based on the BP Settlement Agreement. The district court approved a policy adopted by the Claims Administrator (Policy 49...

Akweta Clemmer, et al v. Irving Indep Sch Dist
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10493
USA v. Mark Brown
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11082
Renegade Swish, LLC v. Wright  
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11152

Justia Opinion Summary: Renegade Swish filed suit against Emily Wright in state court for breach of employment agreement-related claims, and Wright counter-claimed based on violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Renegade Swish nonsu...

Arnulfo Davila v. Rodney Chandler
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11495
USA v. Jorge Ruiz-Rabanales
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11510
Jeffrey Kruebbe v. Jon Gegenheimer, et al
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30469
Jeffrey Kruebbe v. Jon Gegenheimer, et al
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30886
Jeffrey Kruebbe v. Raylyn Beevers, et al
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31054
United States v. Wallace  
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-40701, 16-40702

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, and aiding and abetting retaliation against a witness in a crime investigation. The Fifth Circuit held that the district court did not err in denying...

USA v. William Wallace
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40702
USA v. Benito Gomez-Jimenez
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41620
Michael Bohannan v. Wesley Griffin, et al
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11217
United States v. Ocampo-Vergara  
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-41235, 15-41286

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Ocampo-Vergara, Salazar, and Ortiz-Fernandez were convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin. The Fifth Circuit affirmed, holding that the evidence was sufficient to sustain the convic...

United States v. Ocampo-Vergara
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41286
USA v. Valentin Muniz-Saavedra
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41637
United States v. Enrique-Ascencio  
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10274

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant pleaded guilty to illegal reentry after removal, he challenged the application of a 16-level sentencing enhancement under USSG 2L1.2 for a prior drug trafficking conviction. The Fifth Circuit affirmed, ho...

Akweta Clemmer, et al v. Irving Indep Sch Dist
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10493
EEOC v. Emcare, Inc.  
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10598

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury found that EmCare terminated three employees in retaliation for complaining of sexual harassment in the workplace, the district court denied EmCare's motion for judgment as a matter of law. The Fifth Circuit...

USA v. Oscar Reyna-Lozano
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40086
Lucinda Vine, et al v. PLS Financial Services, Inc
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50847
Derick Duncan v. William Stevens, et al
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-10899
Moises Sanchez v. William Stephens, et al
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41726
USA v. Anthony Daniels
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10232
USA v. Theresia Waller
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11214
USA v. Arnold Crayton
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11240
United States v. Cluff  
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20116

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion for a new trial, holding that the Government did not breach the plea agreement. In this case, the Government was not estopped from recommending...

USA v. Marcelous Tucker
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20346
USA v. Julio Bochas
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20446
David Patterson v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30152
USA v. Hiking Dupre
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30209
David Williams, Jr. v. Franciscan Missionaries
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30728
Claimant ID 100217021 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30930
USA v. Juan Ramirez-Villalzana
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40529
USA v. Jaime Lazaro-Garcia
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40765
USA v. Rafael Hernandez-Soriano
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40905
USA v. Jose Velasquez-Argueta
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41377
United States v. Torres  
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50320

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed and remanded the denial of defendant's motion for a sentence reduction. The court held that the district court's stated view that its hands were tied with regard to reducing the money-launderin...

USA v. Robert Bahena, Jr.
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50818
USA v. Oscar Martinez-Leon
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50909
USA v. Andres Majano-Chica
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51045
Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C., et al v. Earnest Cla
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60726
Jerry Kennedy v. Jefferson County, Mississippi
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60805
USA v. Jesus Cruz-Castillo
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41706
Irene Dagher, et al v. Deutsche Bank Natl Trust Co
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11359
Gregory Griffith v. O'Reilly Automt Stores, Inc
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31132
Cory Jenkins v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, et a
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31133
USA v. Jose Benavides-Cira
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40792
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., et al v. DOWCP, et al
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60370
Christine Simpson v. Kelly Services, Incorporated
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60702
John Scott v. Billy Pierce, et al
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20593
USA v. Raul Martinez-Rodriguez
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41688
USA v. Adan Casillas
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60773
USA v. Melisa Zuniga
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11593
Natividad Rodas Hernandez v. Jefferson Sessions, I
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60236
Brown v. Megg  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60706

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), 28 U.S.C .1915(g), a third strike bars a prisoner from proceeding in forma pauperis unless the prisoner is under imminent danger of serious physical injury. A strike i...

Carlos Molina v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60749
USA v. Jesse Carrillo, Jr.
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10885
USA v. Jose Banegas
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11018
Wesley Jones, et al v. City of Houston, et al
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20290
Koch v. United States  
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30811

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and his wife filed suit against the Government under the third-party liability provision of the Longshore and Harborworkers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), 33 U.S.C. 905(b), after plaintiff was injured while aboard...

USA v. Raul Martinez-Rodriguez
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41688
Luis Guido Cruz v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60857
USA v. Antonio Ramirez-Olvera
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11210
Salas v. GE Oil & Gas  
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20379

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against his former employer, GE, alleging claims of discrimination and retaliation. The district court granted GE's motion to compel arbitration and dismissed the case, only to reopen it later to wit...

Jarrel Caldwell v. Lillian Lozano, et al
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20403
United States v. Scott  
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30300

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant and others opened fire at a second-line parade in New Orleans on Mother's Day 2013, shooting a rival gang member and 19 innocent bystanders. Defendant pleaded guilty to charges related to the shooting pursuant...

TDX Energy v. Chesapeake Operating  
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30450

Justia Opinion Summary: The most natural reading of La. R.S. 30:103.1 and 103.2 is that operators forfeit their right to contribution when they fail to send timely reports to lessees with oil and gas interests in lands upon which the operator h...

In Re: Deepwater Horizon  
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30717

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's order holding Crystal and two of its officers jointly and severally liable for a payment that Crystal received pursuant to the BP settlement. The district court granted a c...

Fred Thompson v. Housing Auth of New Orleans, et a
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31076
Davis v. Dynamic Offshore Resources  
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40059

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Dynamic for negligence and gross negligence after he was injured during a personnel-basket transfer to Dynamic's 86A platform. The district court granted summary judgment to Dynamic, holding...

USA v. Fredy Rodriguez-Martinez
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40731
Eddie Pennypacker, et al v. City of Pearl, Mississ
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60688
Miguel Bacilio v. Blake Burns, et al
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10037
In Re: Eric Cathey  
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-20312, 16-70015

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner challenged the district court's transfer of his habeas petition to the Fifth Circuit based on the ground that the petition was second or successive. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the transfer order, holding that...

Kenneth Francis v. LA Dept of Public Sfty & Corr,
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30298
USA v. Rudy Arriola
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40259
Monica Reyes, et al v. Manor Independent School Di
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50542
Mohamed Solaiman Hossain v. Jefferson Sessions, II
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60097
Eric Cathey v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70015
USA v. Miguel Quintero
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11407
Alan Brumfield v. Natchitoches Parish Deten Ctr, e
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30054
USA v. Roman Saldivar-Vasquez
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40484
USA v. David Mendoza
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50288
Noe Vasquez Lains v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60065
Herbert Hay v. UTMB, et al
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20725
Slade v. Progressive Security Insurance  
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30010

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit alleging that defendants unlawfully used WCTL to calculate the base value of total loss vehicles. Plaintiffs alleged that using WCTL, instead of lawful sources such as the National Automobile Dealer...

USA v. Oscar Flores
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41602
Jimmy Torres v. T. Werlich
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30292
David Abston v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, et al
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30315
Samuel Wallace v. M. Carvajal, Warden
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30322
USA v. Catherine Romero
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31009
USA v. Cecilio Broca-Martinez
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40817
Robert Back v. UTMB-Corrtl Mge Hlthcare, et al
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50440
James Harris v. David Duke, et al
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11049
USA v. Cameran Flanagan
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50864
EEOC v. BDO USA, L.L.P.
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20314
Ivory Simon v. James LeBlanc
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30073
Charlie Spears v. Shelton Scales, et al
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30620
Selenberg v. Bates  
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30649

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy court's holding that a promissory note debtor gave to appellee was a nondischargeable debt under 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(2)(A). Appellee had retained debtor to represent her in bringing...

Romain v. Walters  
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30929

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's determination that plaintiffs were not prevailing parties and denial of recovery of attorneys' fees. Plaintiffs filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1988, seeking both declaratory re...

USA v. Jorge Zamora-Lopez
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40404
USA v. Ramon Resendez-Gonzalez
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40818
Xiafei Chen v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60110
Rubin Weeks v. State of Mississippi, et al
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60196
USA v. Jose DeLeon
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-10908
Janvey v. Dillon Gage Inc. of Dallas  
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-11211, 16-10212

Justia Opinion Summary: The court-appointed receiver of the Stanford entities filed suit alleging that six transfers from SCB to Dillon Gage were fraudulent transfers under the Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (TUFTA), Tex Bus. & Com. Code...

USA v. Rosbel Flores-Vera
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41600
USA v. Francisco Diaz-Sierra
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41662
USA v. Cameran Flanagan
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50864
USA v. Eddie Mendoza
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51144
Ralph Janvey v. Dillon Gage Inc. of Dallas, et al
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10212
USA v. Son Le
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20170
USA v. Ivan Hernandez
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20693
USA v. Luis Ramirez Castillo
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20737
Charles Wallace, Sr. v. State of Louisiana, et al
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30250
United States v. Velasco  
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30341

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's application of a four-level sentencing enhancement under USSG 2A2.2(b)(2)(B) for use of a dangerous weapon, concluding that shoes in conjunction with the hard ground consti...

USA v. Elmer Neiva-Orejuela
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40048
USA v. Abraham Hernandez-Zavala
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40352
Patricia Grant v. Deborah Seabron, et al
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50101
United States v. Colorado Cessa  
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50326

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit held that a superseding indictment is lawful when returned by a grand jury located in the venue where the alleged crime occurred but from which the case has been transferred. Furthermore, it was not rev...

Ruben Pena-Hernandez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60819
Edward Burdett v. Remington Arms Company, L.L.C.,
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11216
EEOC v. BDO USA  
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20314

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated the district court's grant of BDO's request for a protective order, holding that BDO did not prove its prima facie case of attorney-client privilege as to all of the log entries at issue, and th...

USA v. Abraham Hernandez-Zavala
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40352
USA v. Fernando Deleon, III
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40675
USA v. Ramon Resendez-Gonzalez
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40818
USA v. Christopher Guerra
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41030
USA v. Bajune Moseby
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41213
Michael Hurtado v. Trentin Farrell, et al
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50039
USA v. Hau Nguyen
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10004
James Russian v. Rodney Chandler
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10693
USA v. Miguel Mendoza-Diaz
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10702
USA v. Juan Loredo-Lopez
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11277
USA v. Emilio Velasquez
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20127
Jason Hendrix v. Lloyd Aschberger, et al
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20156
USA v. Keith Stephens
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20475
Larry Allen v. Houston Independent Sch Dist
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20573
USA v. Rolando Garcia-Hernandez
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20631
Kevin Costello v. U.S. Bank Trust, N.A.
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20739
Claimant ID 100110725 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30947
William Browder v. Tom Garey, et al
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40285
Doe v. Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District  
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40882

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a former student of the school district, filed suit alleging violations of 42 U.S.C. 1983; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. 1681(a); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S...

USA v. San Davila
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41386
USA v. Justin Blalock
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51014
USA v. Douglas Weidner
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51202
Mohamed Uddin v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60160
Mark Liu, et al v. CIR
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60583
Jason Walker v. Patti Hope
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11219
Timothy Chatmon v. West Texas Counseling & Rehab,
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11239
La'Derrick Edwards v. Barry Martin, et al
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11245
Eddie Jackson v. Sandy McCain, Warden
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30994
USA v. Juan Franco-Villagrana
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51225
Carlos Garcia-Membreno v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60912
USA v. David Reed
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10464
In Re: William Hermesmeyer
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11189
USA v. Rafal Archuleta, Jr.
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11358
USA v. Donielle Ross
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11443
USA v. Mario Herrera
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11468
USA v. Alexis Arevalo
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20112
USA v. Rodney Ford
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20344
Lucinda Francis v. South Central Actn Cncl, Inc.
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20533
USA v. Dion Barnes
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30828
USA v. James Russell
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31004
Bradley Smith v. Shelter Mutual Insurance Co.
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31020
K. S., et al v. NW Independent School District
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40093
USA v. Pedro Ayala-Ayala
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40171
USA v. Hector Garza-Gonzalez
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41319
USA v. Jaime Hernandez-Hernandez
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41382
USA v. Reynaldo Ulloa-Argueta
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41423
USA v. Christopher Holley
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50520
Reginald Shumpert v. John Gaunt, et al
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50632
USA v. Fidel Mendez-Hernandez
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51127
USA v. Fidel Mendez-Hernandez
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51129
Roberto Flores-Romero v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60105
Joseph Egland v. DOWCP, et al
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60494
USA v. Wilbert Concho
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60753
Carla Frew, et al v. Thomas Suehs, et al
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: 14-41232
Ysidro Valencia v. Bryan Collier, et al
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41742
USA v. Adrian Sanchez Heredia
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10406
USA v. Jesus Montalvo Davila
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20081
USA v. Efren Bucio-Cano
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40933
Michael Parr v. Wright, et al
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50368
USA v. Lee Conley
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50489
USA v. Jaquentez Myers
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11103
EEOC v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, L.L.C., et al
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20078
Rufina Samayoa-Gonzalez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60886
USA v. Manuel Lopez-Martinez
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10816
Derlon Crain v. State Health & Hospital Dept., et
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30247
Stacy Lebeouf v. Bain Manning
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30531
Claimant ID 100001528 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30842
United States v. Broca-Martinez  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40817

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained from an initial stop, holding that a state computer database indication of insurance status may establish reasonable suspicion whe...

Carla Frew, et al v. Thomas Suehs, et al
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 14-41232
Mayford Davis, Jr. v. Catherine Zellers, et al
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11201
USA v. Tori Aldridge
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20445
USA v. Vincent Aldridge
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20446
USA v. Jaime Retana-Lerman
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50190
Rufina Samayoa-Gonzalez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60886
Chamberlin v. Fisher, Commissioner  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-70012

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury convicted Lisa Jo Chamberlin of two counts of capital murder and sentenced her to death, the district court granted habeas relief on the ground that the state court erred in finding that there was no racial...

Donald Blanton v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10422
USA v. Thomas Wright
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11010
Oraretin Omokoro v. Ricky Hamilton, et al
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20594
Claimant ID 100247288 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30786
USA v. Joseph Pronnette, Jr.
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30976
USA v. Cecilio Shilon-Mendez
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40297
Taofeek Quadri v. Red River Army Depot
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40729
USA v. Noe Medina
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41445
Sylvia Fuentes, et al v. City of Corpus Christi, T
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41471
USA v. Victor Mancha
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51051
Alex Howard v. Brian Blanchard, et al
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 14-51313
USA v. Shannon Buck
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10349
USA v. George Snelson
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10390
USA v. J. Jaimes
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11392
USA v. Gaspar Santana-Guzman
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11553
Kevin Pawlik v. Charles Maiorana, Warden
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30088
USA v. Demar Watson
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30677
Aaron Jordan v. Derek Brumfield, et al
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30734
USA v. Justin Serna
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40135
USA v. Severiano Santibanez
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40405
Collins Nyabwa v. Sharon Keller, et al
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50048
Christopher Cobos v. Ector County Courthouse
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50072
USA v. Jaime Torres
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50312
USA v. Melvin Ward
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50970
State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. Flowers  
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60310

Justia Opinion Summary: State Farm filed suit seeking a declaratory judgment that a homeowner's insurance policy issued by State Farm to Cedric Flowers was void ab initio as a result of material misrepresentations made by him in his application...

Prystash v. Davis  
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70014

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, sentenced to death for his involvement in a murder-for-hire, sought a certificate of appealability (COA) to challenge the district court's denial of his habeas petition. The court denied a COA as to the proce...

Daniel Roberts v. Bexar County Sheriff's Dept, et
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 14-51244
Jacked Up, LLC v. Sara Lee Corp.  
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11019

Justia Opinion Summary: Jacked Up and Sara Lee signed a licensing agreement whereby Sara Lee would produce and sell energy drinks developed by Jacked Up. Sara Lee sold its beverage division to the J.M. Smucker Company and Smucker decided not to...

Johnathan Franklin v. Chad Samuels, et al
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40390
United States v. McClure  
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41641

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant plead guilty to being a felon in possession. On appeal, defendant challenged the denial of his motion to dismiss his indictment for narcotics trafficking, contending that prosecution of the charges is barred by...

USA v. Juan Zepeda-Morales
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41644
Labinot Kurtaj v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60633
Guifen Hu v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60868
USA v. Shaun Skinner
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10231
USA v. Guillermo Perez
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11100
Terry Chambers v. Kohler Company, et al
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11404
USA v. Eulalio Moreno
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20571
USA v. Jose Jaimes-Benitez
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40198
Christine Caldwell-Blow v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40997
Nora Rodriguez v. City of Corpus Christi
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41004
USA v. Raymundo Ramirez-Castro
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41090
USA v. Jaime Cruz-Benitez
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41106
United States v. Ortega  
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50301

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant pleaded guilty to charges of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, he challenged the district court's de...

USA v. Juan Linares-Briceno
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50392
USA v. Juan Linares-Briceno
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50402
USA v. Miguel Jimenez
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50564
USA v. Joel Estrada-Fernandez
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51046
Charles Livecchi v. City of Grand Prairie Texas, e
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 09-10214
Warren Canady v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20003
Reginald Guillory v. Paul Day, et al
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20742
USA v. Hermelindo Segundo
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41593
USA v. Azizi Ansari
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30227
USA v. Fred Joiner, III
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30784
USA v. Jorge Pedro-Fernandez
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40781
Livier Hernandez v. Select Portfolio Svc, Inc.
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41308
Carlos Gonzalez v. J. S. Willis, Warden
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50141
USA v. Lawrence Woods
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50406
Shun Chen v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60012
USA v. Richard Moore
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60316
USA v. Deon Smith
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60599
USA v. Ray Hilderbrand
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60683
SEC v. Life Partners Holdings, Inc.  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 14-51353

Justia Opinion Summary: The SEC brought an enforcement action against LPHI and two of its senior officers, Pardo and Peden, alleging violations of reporting and anti-fraud provisions of the federal securities laws. The SEC alleged that LPHI, a...

Neiman v. Bulmahn  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-31094

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, shareholders of ATP, filed a securities class action concerning ATP's collapse into bankruptcy. Plaintiffs alleged that defendants, each of whom was an officer or director of ATP, misrepresented the productio...

USA v. Kendra Ward
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11063
Ariana M. v. Humana Health Plan of Texas  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20174

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a dependent eligible for benefits under the Eyesys Vision Inc. group health plan, filed suit challenging Humana's denial of benefits. The district court ultimately granted summary judgment for Humana. The cour...

Jessie Perry v. Anthony Allemand, et al
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30323
USA v. Omar Valdez
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51099
Nicholas Brooks v. Ryder System, Incorporated
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20634
State of Texas v. Kleinert  
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51077

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a federal task force officer, was indicted for manslaughter after he unintentionally shot and killed an unarmed suspect while trying to arrest the suspect. The district court dismissed the indictment, applying...

Lincoln v. Barnes  
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10327

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of a police shooting of John Lincoln. John was shot and killed in front of his daughter, Erin. Erin and her aunt Kelly subsequently filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against the Cities of Colleyville an...

USA v. Nova Finau
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10397
USA v. Jeremy Allen
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10400
United States v. Jones  
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10463

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of carjacking in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2119 and 2, and to one count of using, carrying, or brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence in violation of 18 U.S...

Shane Foster v. Ivy Woods
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30756
Trevor Charles, et al v. Thomas Atkinson, et al
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31120
USA v. Rogelio Rincon-Gomez
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41114
USA v. Gregorio Torres-Perez
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41215
USA v. Juan Araujo-Contreras
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50026
USA v. Esse Mazaheri
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50278
USA v. Ariel Pantoja
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50562
Wilfred Sheppard v. Arcelia Love
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51445
Acuity Specialty Products, Inc v. NLRB
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60367
Albert Harris v. Marsha Moberly, et al
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20075
Mike Jabary v. City of Allen, et al
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40009
Mike Jabary v. City of Allen, et al
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40099
Mike Jabary v. City of Allen, et al
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40772
USA v. Elwood Cluck
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50966
USA v. Garland Johnson
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10099
Burdett v. Remington Arms Co., LLC  
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11216

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendants after he was injured when his rifle suddenly discharged, firing a bullet through his foot. Plaintiff alleged five products liability claims and one claim under Texas law. The distr...

Halle v. Galliano Marine Service, LLC  
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30558

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq., against Defendants Galliano Marine Service and C-Innovation, seeking to recover unpaid wages for overtime worked during his employmen...

USA v. Alvaro Gutierrez-Cardona
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40138
Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50354
Russell Cervantes, et al v. Cotter & Sons, Incorpo
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50646
USA v. Adrian Gomez-Ureaba
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-10670
USA v. Silvano Garcia-Ibarra
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-10870
USA v. Jordan Porter
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11123
Cleopatra DeLeon, et al v. Greg Abbott, et al
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51241
Decatur Hospital Authority v. Aetna Health, Inc.  
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10313

Justia Opinion Summary: Wise Regional, a Texas municipal hospital authority, filed suit against Aetna, an insurance plan administrator, in state court over a dispute regarding medical insurance claims Wise Regional submitted on behalf of its pa...

USA v. Jessica Bryant
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10475
USA v. Schanny Ramos
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10677
USA v. Miguel Rangel-Vieyra
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10760
USA v. Sean Sharer
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10788
USA v. Celso Jaimes-Medero
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10962
USA v. Wesley Ward
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11034
USA v. Sergio Ruiz-Tapia
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11043
USA v. Hector Flores
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11103
USA v. Corey Toney
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11173
USA v. Augustine Moreno
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11212
USA v. James Combs, Jr.
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11215
USA v. Quintus Record
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11274
USA v. Armando Rodriguez
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20240
USA v. Sharon Iglehart
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20261
Guilbeau v. Hess Corp.  
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30971

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff purchased property on which oil and gas operations had been conducted. Plaintiff filed suit against Hess, asserting claims for damages stemming from contamination caused by the oil- and gas-related activities o...

USA v. Daniel Hernandez-Velasquez
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40143
USA v. Alfredo Monsivais-Cornelio
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40388
Stephen Hartman v. Layne Walker, et al
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40396
USA v. Domingo Garces
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40699
USA v. Jose Ramos-Moreno
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40853
USA v. Jose Nieto-Costales
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41031
USA v. Jose Lopez-Linares
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41047
USA v. Bladmer Mercado-Garcia
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41054
USA v. David Flores-Ochoa
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41061
USA v. Roman Sanchez-Garcia
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41079
USA v. Jorge Vasquez
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41085
USA v. Larry Boykin, Jr.
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41096
USA v. Victor Valencia-Albarran
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41098
USA v. Tiburcio Rubio-Lara
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41124
USA v. Pablo Ortiz-Rios
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41153
USA v. Antonio Guerra-Salinas
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41186
USA v. Juan Zarate-Ramirez
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41227
USA v. Pedro Morones-Chaves
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41235
USA v. Ignacio Rodriguez-Cepeda
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41244
USA v. Victor Matamoros-Perez
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41266
USA v. Otoniel Guzman-Abrego
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50241
USA v. Helena Tantillo
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50468
USA v. Saul Anchondo
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50517
USA v. Waymon Eason, Jr.
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50644
USA v. Martin Chavez
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50698
USA v. Isais Mendoza-Barcenas
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50781
Alexander v. City of Round Rock  
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50839

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against law enforcement officers and the city under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging violations of his First, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights after officers pulled him over for suspicious acti...

USA v. Roman Centeno
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51027
USA v. James Hall
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51068
USA v. Prospero Sosa-Huerta
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51100
USA v. Mario Estrada
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51136
USA v. James Putnam
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60165
736 Building Owner, L.L.C., et al v. Regions Bank
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60492
Junious Vital, et al v. National Oilwell Varco, L.
Date: April 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20758
USA v. Juan Sosa
Date: April 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41729
USA v. Cristian Escarcega
Date: April 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51090
USA v. Celeste Blair
Date: April 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10148
USA v. Israel Molina-Montiel
Date: April 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20035
Aric Hall v. Texas Cmsn on Law Enforcement, et al
Date: April 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41462
USA v. Alberto Castruita-Escobedo
Date: April 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50436
USA v. Belia Mendoza
Date: April 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50501
USA v. Dantana Tanksley
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11078
Whiskey Badidi v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60834
Randy Austin v. Kroger Texas, L.P.
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10502
Alviar, Jr. v. Lillard  
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11501

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against his former employer, Macy's, and his former supervisor, John Lillard, in state court. Macy's removed to federal court, plaintiff moved to remand, and Lillard moved to dismiss. The district co...

Streamline Prodn Systems, Inc. v. Streamline Manuf
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20046
Bordelon Marine, L.L.C. v. Bibby Subsea ROV, L.L.C
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30847
USA v. Adam Dyer
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50555
Duane Buck v. William Stephens, Director
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 14-70030
USA v. Dantana Tanksley
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11078
USA v. Mansour Sanjar, et al
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20025
Paul Leggett v. T. Selman, Warden
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20720
Raymond Jackson v. Bryan Collier, et al
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40894
United States v. Nguyen  
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10186

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, owner of a wholesale salon equipment business, appealed his 36 month sentence after pleading guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false and fraudulent tax return. The court held that the dist...

USA v. Mario Perez
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10768
USA v. Adrian Carabello
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20645
Jacob Bell, Sr. v. LA Dept of Public Sfty & Corr,
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30144
Herbert Butler v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30312
USA v. Quentrell Fountain
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30796
USA v. Tract 31A, Lots 31 and 32
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40588
USA v. Yair Parroquin-Luna
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41355
USA v. Alberto Torres-Gonzalez
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50086
John Futch v. Cheron Nash, Warden
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50147
USA v. Praful Patel, et al
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20013
USA v. Jermaine Chapman, et al
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30538
Julio Nicolas-Brandi v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60584
USA v. Lucy Yang
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11090
John Doe v. USA
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20567
Felicia Jones v. USPS
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20789
Juan Zuniga-Hernandez v. Rachel Chapa, Warden
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40065
USA v. Crystal Martinez
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40518
USA v. Paula Dominguez-Garcia
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40964
USA v. Edgar Munoz-Ramirez
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41200
USA v. Ariana Sandoval
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41228
United States v. Mesquiti  
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50034

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for one count of bank robbery and aiding and abetting thereof. Defendant argued that the district court deprived him of his constitutional right to counsel by allowing him to represent h...

USA v. Diego Villalobos, Jr.
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51105
H. Lefoldt, Jr. v. Donald Rentfro
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60245
USA v. Michael Herrold
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 14-11317
Quentin Ridley v. Barbara Jones, et al
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11214
Juan Carcamo-Cruz v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60850
Streamline Prodn Systems, Inc. v. Streamline Manuf
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20046
Doe v. United States  
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20567

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the United States, alleging that the Government violated his Fifth Amendment due process rights by accusing him of a crime during the course of a criminal proceeding in which he was not named...

USA v. Aureliano Villarreal-Garcia
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40884
USA v. Aureliano Villarreal-Garcia
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40887
USA v. Armando Maravilla-Briseno
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41055
USA v. Steve Carroll
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50054
Kevin Stafford v. Eddie Lange, et al
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50235
USA v. Marcus Garza
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50708
Lefoldt, Jr. v. Rentfro  
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60245

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant and the chief financial officer of NRMC signed three documents detailing terms upon which defendant would provide audit services for NRMC. Defendant moved to compel arbitration and to stay proceedings in federa...

Acker v. General Motors, LLC  
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11174

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a GM employee, filed suit against GM for interference and retaliation under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.; for disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act...

Vernon King, Jr. v. Bryan Collier, et al
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20262
McBride v. Estis Well Service, LLC  
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30481

Justia Opinion Summary: This consolidated case under the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. 883, and general maritime law, involved an accident on a barge in the navigable waterways of Louisiana. Defendant, the barge owner, appealed the district court's judg...

United States v. Henry  
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30731

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of marijuana. On appeal, defendant challenged the district court's denial of his motion to suppress. In this case, officers believed that defen...

United States v. Guillen-Cruz  
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40131

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his 24 month sentence after pleading guilty to being found in the United States after a previous deportation. Defendant argued that the district court inappropriately imposed a sentencing enhancement p...

USA v. Jose Robledo-Arechar
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41245
Cabral v. Brennan  
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50661

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a Mexican-American in his mid-40's, filed suit against the Postal Service under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq., and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 U.S....

Rockwell v. Davis  
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70022

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of murder and sentenced to death, sought a certificate of appealability (COA), challenging the district court's denial of habeas corpus relief. The court concluded that no reasonable jurist would de...

In Re: Christopher Frank
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30172
United States v. Doyle  
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-10549

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor and was sentenced to 48 months in prison, as well as three years of supervised release. Defendant did not appeal, but moved for l...

Gregory Milton v. Charles Daniels
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41388
Miguel Saenz-Lopez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60401
USA v. Darrius King
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10460
Rosemary Thompson, et al v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20104
Vernon King, Jr. v. Bryan Collier, et al
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40058
USA v. Felix Castillo-Andino
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40915
USA v. Arturo Gonzalez-Navarro
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50310
Henry Harris v. Jackson County, Mississippi, et al
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60432
Allen Hardaway v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 14-41405
USA v. Kelly Burkett
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-10945
Daniel Rios-Arias v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60712
USA v. Roderick Johnson
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10407
USA v. Chester Brown
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11322
Lourdes Alcala, et al v. Deutsche Bank Natl Trust
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20609
Lefoldt, Jr. v. Rentfro  
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60491

Justia Opinion Summary: The Trustee filed suit against Officers of NRMC alleging that the Officers breached their fiduciary duty of care, loyalty, and good faith. The district court has not been able to identify clear controlling precedents fro...

Hanks v. Rogers  
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11295

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that defendant used excessive force against him in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The district court granted summary judgment to defendant based on qualified immuni...

USA v. Eric Coline
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20234
USA v. Michael Reed
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10055
USA v. Mary Medina
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10150
United States v. Guzman-Reyes  
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10387

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant was convicted of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and illegal reentry into the United States, he appealed his sentence. The court concluded that the district court did not clearly err...

USA v. Jerrol Bluford
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20288
Darrel Thorn v. Melvin McGary, et al
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30700
Todd Oubre v. Schlumberger, Limited, et al
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41446
USA v. Martin Velasco
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50791
Manuel Baeza Hernandez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60018
G. Scott, et al v. FDIC
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 14-60911
USA v. Christopher Blanton
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11196
USA v. Christopher Blanton
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11197
USA v. Jhonny Pena
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30905
Charles Stephens v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60910
USA v. Casey Rose
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10608
USA v. Roderick Hall
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10665
USA v. Daryn Reid
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10748
USA v. Mike Salinas
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10928
USA v. Daniel Larios-Villatoro
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20194
William Burleigh, IV, et al v. Kenneth James, et a
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30014
USA v. Ulises Cavazos-De La Fuente
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50904
Brent Crummey, et al v. CIR
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60620
Whitaker v. Davis  
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70013

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death, appealed the district court's grant of summary judgment on his federal habeas claims. Petitioner claimed prosecutorial misconduct related to references at t...

Lynn Henton v. William Stephens, et al
Date: April 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41185
USA v. Andre Taylor
Date: April 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50909
USA v. Roy Wells, Jr.
Date: April 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51050
USA v. Howard Grant
Date: April 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20138
USA v. Jesus Lopez
Date: April 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40620
USA v. Manuel Buenfil-Catalan
Date: April 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40799
USA v. Roberto Rodriguez
Date: April 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41259
USA v. Cruz Aranda
Date: April 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50106
Kermit Rogers v. Lee County, Mississippi, et al
Date: April 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60537