2017 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 1865

Todd Wessinger v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 12-70008
USA v. Brandon Handy
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 14-30392
USA v. Guadalupe Delgado-Hernandez
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41690
Joseph Garcia v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-70039
USA v. Jarre Rhodes
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10572
USA v. Avniel Anthony
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11509
USA v. Adnan Shahzad
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11526
Ivory Simon v. James LeBlanc, et al
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30858
Firnist Alexander v. Kern Reese, et al
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31176
Hang-Liang Pan v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60266
Jose Escarcega v. City of Lubbock Police Dept, et
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10132
Ronald Webb v. Everhome Mortgage
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10243
USA v. Michael Medina
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40012
Wessinger v. Vannoy  
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-70027

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of habeas relief based on his claim of ineffective assistance of trial counsel at the penalty phase. The court held that counsel's performance in raising and developi...

United States v. Rico  
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10235

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's 400 month sentence after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The court held that the district court did not clearly err by a...

USA v. Eric Overstreet
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11130
USA v. Detrick Dotson
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11508
Shirley Francis v. Harris County Sheriff's Dept, e
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20799
Joe Rodriguez, Jr. v. Bank of America, N.A., et al
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40168
Jimmy Powell v. Timothy Morris, et al
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60155
Emerald Coast Finest Produce Co. v. Alterra American Insurance Co.  
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60471

Justia Opinion Summary: After a commercial warehouse sustained substantial fire damage, the owner of the warehouse (Emerald), filed suit against the lessee (Sunrise), the insurance agent, and the insurer. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district...

Bradrick Collins v. Baylor University, et al
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50018
James Brooks v. Jeffrey Ormsby, et al
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50080
Marquita Buchanan v. CCA/Tallahatchie Cty Corrtl
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60178
USA v. Gerardo Ledezma-Zuniga
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41436
USA v. Raul Carrizales-Menchaca
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11179
USA v. John Garcia
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11251
USA v. Miguel Zamora-Alonso
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11760
USA v. Miguel Zamora-Alonzo
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11761
Joy Pipe, USA, L.P. v. Fremak Industries, Inc.
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20293
Hawk v. Engelhart  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20641

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtors claimed an exemption for funds held in an individual retirement account (IRA). The Fifth Circuit upheld the bankruptcy court's holding that the funds had lost their exempt status because Texas law provides that f...

In Re: Deepwater Horizon  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30547

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimants appealed the denial of civil claims under the Settlement Program that was established following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Claimants submitted Individual Economic Loss (IEL) claims for lost wages as emplo...

Richard Porter v. John Fox, et al
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40835
United States v. All Funds on Deposit at Sun Secured Advantage  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41164

Justia Opinion Summary: The Government filed a civil forfeiture proceeding, seeking certain of Erick Silva Santos' assets that were allegedly tied to his conduct as a corrupt Mexican official. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's fug...

USA v. Ramon Hernandez-Ramirez
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41253
USA v. Juan Guzman-Sanchez
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41322
USA v. Frank Kriegbaum
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51196
USA v. Juan Martinez-Munoz
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20001
Cowin v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.  
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-20600, 16-20100

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy courts' findings that debtor was involved in a scheme designed to deprive mortgage holders of foreclosure sale proceeds, and that the damages flowing from this scheme were nondis...

David Land v. Tommy Gage, et al
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20766
Joel Thomason v. Metropolitan Life Ins Co., et al
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10634
Joseph Bolton v. USA
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11308
USA v. Caroll Young
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11426
USA v. Moris Duenas
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11457
McCarty v. Hillstone Restaurant Group, Inc.  
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11519

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, Pamela and Nick McCarty, filed suit against Hillstone, alleging a premises liability claim after Pamela slipped and fell at one of defendant's restaurants. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's gran...

USA v. Walter Ejcalon Xalcut
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20593
USA v. John Perez
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41201
Phuwadol Thamathitikhun, et al v. Bank of America,
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41495
USA v. Ann Franzen
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60607
Victor Villegas v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 14-60895
USA v. Jose Guerrero-Rodriguez
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10982
USA v. Charles Boggs
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11504
USA v. Nahun Almendarez-Villafranca
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20612
Aron v. Crestwood Midstream Partners  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20742

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose out of the district court's approval of a zero-dollar class action settlement and award of attorneys' fees in a consolidated lawsuit stemming from a merger between Midstream and Equity. The Fifth Circui...

Boyer v. Vannoy  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30487

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief. The court held that petitioner's Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial was not violated; his due process and Confrontation Clause rights were not...

Patton v. Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30879

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment against plaintiff on his failure to accommodate and hostile work environment claims. Because plaintiff failed to brief his intentional infliction...

Harold Rosbottom, Jr. v. Gerald Schiff
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31108
USA v. Alfredo Escobedo, Jr.
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41188
Willian Pineda-Herrera v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60460
Janice Morvant, et al v. USA
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30147
Dagoberto Hernandez-Matute v. Jefferson Sessions,
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60846
USA v. Jeffery Deal
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20133
Michael Carr, et al v. Air Line Pilots Assn, Intl
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20578
Xavier Austin v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20586
Richard Scroggins v. Winn Correctional Center, et
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30302
Mark Savoy v. Howard Prince, Warden
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31121
Duncan v. Wal-Mart Louisiana, LLC  
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31223

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Wal-Mart on plaintiffs' negligence claims under Louisiana's merchant liability statute. Plaintiff Duncan slipped on a mat in front of a Reddy I...

USA v. Sarahi Cruz
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41603
USA v. Allen Griffin
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50729
Everline Nyabwari v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60101
Cesar Pleitez-Nunez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60154
Luis Feusier v. U.S. Parole Commission
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60281
Mary Cherry v. Kroger Texas, L.P.
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10130
Courtney Sandoz, et al v. Cingular Wireless, L.L.C
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30576
USA v. Jose Infante-Hernandez
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41045
USA v. Jose Tello-Segundo
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41474
USA v. Randal Bookout
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10411
USA v. Jermaine Stephens
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20495
Guadalupe Welsh v. Fort Bend Independent Sch Dist
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20538
Michael Carr, et al v. Air Line Pilots Assn, Intl
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20578
John Spells v. New Orleans City
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31229
USA v. Jose Capetillo
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40604
USA v. Eva Mendez-Sandoval
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41359
Manuel Aldaco v. Cheron Nash, Warden
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50347
Shavonda Bailey, et al v. City of San Antonio, Tex
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50391
BancPass, Inc. v. Highway Toll Administration, LLC  
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51073

Justia Opinion Summary: This interlocutory appeal arose out of litigation between rival companies that specialize in highway toll collection technology. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of HTA's motion for summary judgment...

USA v. Robert Hopes
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51377
USA v. Timothy Bankston
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60645
USA v. Omar Rodriguez
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40041
Wilmington Trust, N.A. v. Roy Blizzard, Jr., et al
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50090
USA v. Alejandro Licea-Cerda
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41723
USA v. Wissam Allouche
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50409
Christopher Gaither v. Gregory David, et al
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11107
USA v. Kacey Croxton
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11544
Darian Baker v. City of Clute, et al
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20805
Derrick Sonnier v. Charles Honeycutt, et al
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30149
Angela Jones v. Board of Suprs Univ of LA Sys
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31117
USA v. Eloy Silva
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40167
USA v. Hector Meza-Perez
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51244
USA v. Mario Gonzalez-Zavala
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40120
Juan Cerda v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 14-60449
Panetti v. Davis  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 14-70037

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of killing his wife's parents and sentenced to death. In this appeal, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of appointed counsel and expert funding under 18 U.S.C. 3599, vacated...

David Rodriguez v. Jonathan Garcia, et al
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51243
USA v. Lamont Devaughn
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10926
TOTAL Gas & Power N Amer, Inc., et al v. FERC, et
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20642
International Marine, L.L.C., et al v. Integrity F
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30456
USA v. Francisco Griego
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41101
USA v. Feliciano Albiter-Miranda
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50139
USA v. Johnny Garcia-Esparza
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50539
USA v. Johnny Ochoa, Jr.
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50634
USA v. Carlos Olvera
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51137
Henry Brown v. USA
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51218
Lisa Chamberlin v. Marshall Fisher, Commissioner
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-70012
Demitri Brown, et al v. Christopher Bridges, et al
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10382
USA v. Maria Rentaria
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11370
USA v. Jesus Rodriguez-Suarez
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11444
Ifeanyichukwu Iroh v. Bank of America, N.A., et al
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20052
Ariana M. v. Eyesys Vision Inc. Plan
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20174
USA v. Simon Cruz-Pena
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30803
Luke West v. Carrie Rieth, et al
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30919
USA v. Carla Salinas-Vargas
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40506
United States v. Jimenez-Elvirez  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40560

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for one count of conspiracy to transport and attempt to transport an undocumented alien within the United States and five counts of aiding and abetting the t...

USA v. Doyle Vanhorn, Jr.
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40569
USA v. Juan Garcia-Moreno
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41246
Quinn v. Guerrero  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41344

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment for defendants in this civil rights case involving claims arising from the execution of a search warrant on plaintiff's house. The court held that the district cou...

USA v. Antonio Ortega-Mendez
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41430
USA v. Rogelio Ortiz-Martinez
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41514
Eva Anderson v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60295
Eva Anderson v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60581
USA v. Michael Herrold
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 14-11317
George Bass v. Pelicia Hall, et al
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60535
USA v. William Orozco
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11503
Blanca Petty v. John Petty, et al
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20306
Whitaker v. Collier  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20364

Justia Opinion Summary: To reset the accrual date, a change to an execution protocol must be substantial, and any new accrual date is applicable only to the portion of the protocol that changed. The switch from manufactured to compounded pentob...

Associated International Insurance Co. v. Scottsdale Insurance Co.  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20465

Justia Opinion Summary: The rights that flow through a subrogation clause allow an insurer to seek reformation of a contract between its insured and a third party. After Associated paid the portion of the underlying settlement that was in exces...

Larry Doiron, Incorporated, et al v. Spclt Rntl To
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30217
USA v. Benjamin Harris
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31048
United States v. Arrieta  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40539

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to dismiss the indictment charging him with possession of a firearm and ammunition while unlawfully present in the United States, in violation...

USA v. Jose Luna-Salinas
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41224
Sabrina Vincent v. College of the Mainland
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41465
United States v. Fidse  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50250

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for conspiring to obstruct an agency proceeding and conspiring to make false statements to the executive branch in a terrorism investigation. The court held that the distri...

Juan Solis v. Frederick Gatson, et al
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50951
Benito Barajas-Flores v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60064
Kris Arthur v. BNSF Railway Company
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10270
USA v. Lee Hobdy
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10357
Rivera v. Bonner  
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10675

Justia Opinion Summary: After an officer of the county jail sexually assaulted plaintiff, she filed suit against the officers and others under 42 U.S.C. 1983. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment and dismiss...

Cheryl Kirk v. Invesco, Limited
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20601
USA v. Gilbert Mauricio
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51250
Sayles v. Advanced Recovery Systems, Inc.  
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60640

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to plaintiff on grounds that ARS, a consumer debt-collection agency, violated section 807(8) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15...

Howard Brown v. New Orleans City, et al
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30196
USA v. Edward Gladney
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20063
USA v. Jose Reyes-Ochoa
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41270
USA v. Alexander Jimenez, III
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10124
Dennis Davis v. Fayette County Appraisal Dist, et
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20337
USA v. Mario Cruz
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20785
Elwood Lee v. Offshr Logistical & Transports
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31049
USA v. Jose Lopez-Sanchez
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40191
USA v. Hector Vasquez-Segoviano
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40618
USA v. Raul Cesario-Mendo
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40761
Robert Spong, et al v. Fidlty Natl Prop & Cslty In
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41165
George Davis, IV v. Motiva Enterprises, L.L.C., et
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41605
USA v. Reynold Murrell
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50952
Carlos Cortina v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60156
Jessica Villalobos-Diaz, et al v. Jefferson Sessio
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60321
Carlton Strother v. B. Blackmon
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60539
Brinsdon v. McAllen Independent School District  
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40160

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied rehearing en banc, withdrew its prior opinion, and substituted this opinion. The court affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment as a matter of law for defendants on plaintiff's cla...

John Galbraith v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40596
United States v. Montoya-De La Cruz  
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-50804, 15-50808

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentences for illegal reentry and violation of the terms of his supervised release. The court held that the district court erred by failing to provide defendant an allocution opport...

USA v. Ramiro Montoya-De La Cruz
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50808
Stelluti Kerr, L.L.C., et al v. MAPEI Corporation
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10430
Red Hook Communications I, LP v. On-Site Manager,
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11351
United States v. Isidro-Esteban  
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40340

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to being found unlawfully present in the United States. Defendant objected to the recommendation that his prior convictions be categorized as aggrava...

USA v. Earnest Ross
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40582
United States v. Flores  
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-40868, 16-40890

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentences for illegal reentry into the United States and violating a condition of his supervised release. The court held that, although the district court committed a clear or obvio...

USA v. Jose Flores
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40890
USA v. Chad Calhoun
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41148
Rogelio Jimenez v. Dept of Homeland Sec Img
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50936
USA v. Reymundo Montoya-Ortiz
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51137
United States v. Reyes-Ochoa  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41270

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated and remanded defendant's 41 month sentence for illegal reentry after deportation. The court held that the district court plainly erred by imposing a 16-level "crime of violence" enhancement base...

Feld Motor Sports, Inc. v. Traxxas, L.P.  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40686

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal involved a dispute between the parties over the Monster Jam Merchandise License Agreement. Traxxas argued that it clearly owed no additional royalties under the plain language of the contract, while FMS insis...

USA v. Efrain Lucero-Alvarez
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41573
Melva Vallery v. American Girl Dolls
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30472
Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast v. Gee
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30987
Todd Summers v. U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons, et
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10682
USA v. Benjamin Cano
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11656
C. G. v. Waller Independent School Dist
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20439
Danielle Burks v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20526
Leslie Davis, Jr. v. Brad Livingston, et al
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40732
Aaron Carter, Jr. v. J. Mossbarger
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40740
United States v. Zamora-Salazar  
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20307

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's convictions and sentences for conspiracy to import and importation of methamphetamine. The court held that there was sufficient evidence to support defendant's convictions, and the...

USA v. Jaime Estrada-Monzon
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40542
USA v. Julian Martinez-Rodriguez
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41191
USA v. Jorge Posada-Guevara
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41539
USA v. Jorge Posada-Guevara
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41543
Yader Rojas-Guerrero v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60258
Victor Saldano v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70025
Herrera Morales v. Sessions  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60761

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a ten year old native and citizen of El Salvador, petitioned for review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT)...

Trevino v. Davis  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-70019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief on petitioner's claim of ineffective assistance of counsel (IATC). The court held that, assuming counsel's performance was deficient, petitioner fai...

Reyes v. North Texas Tollway Authority  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10767

Justia Opinion Summary: The $25 fee assessed by the Authority is rationally related to the government's interest in recovering costs spent to collect unpaid tolls. Plaintiffs, drivers who were assessed fees after they repeatedly refused to pay...

Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. v. Servisair, L.L.C.,
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20472
Claimant ID 100236236 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30521
CenturyTel of Chatham, LLC v. Sprint Communications Co.  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30634

Justia Opinion Summary: CenturyLink filed suit against Sprint for damages resulting from Sprint's refusal to pay $8.7 million in access charges. Sprint counterclaimed, seeking a declaration that it was not required to pay CenturyLink the higher...

USA v. Martin Franco-Galvan
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41556
USA v. John Spivey, Jr.
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50977
Brewer v. Hayne  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-60116, 16-60342

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Brewer and Brooks filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that defendants, forensic consultants, violated their constitutional rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments when, as retained government e...

Levon Brooks v. Steven Hayne
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60342
Natalie Plummer, et al v. University of Houston, e
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20350
Hicks-Fields v. Pool  
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20003

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, heirs of Norman F. Hicks, Sr., filed suit against the County and other defendants under 42 U.S.C. 1983, the Texas Tort Claims Act, and the Texas Wrongful Death Act. The district court ultimately granted summa...

C. G. v. Waller Independent School Dist
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20439
Eric Flores v. R. Moore, et al
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20587
Alvarez v. City of Brownsville  
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40772

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals held that plaintiff was "actually innocent" of assault on a public servant in Texas court, he filed suit against the City and law enforcement officers under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Plain...

United States v. Colorado Cessa  
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50328

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for conspiracy to commit money laundering. The Fifth Circuit remanded for further findings on the Brady and Giglio claim, holding that the district court clearly erred in concluding that...

CEH Energy, L.L.C., et al v. Intrepid Drilling, L.
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60659
Plummer v. University of Houston  
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20350

Justia Opinion Summary: After the University found that two former students violated the University's sexual misconduct policy, the students filed suit alleging that they were denied constitutional due process and were discriminated against in...

James Wetherbe v. Texas Tech University System, et
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10458
USA v. Eric Cruz
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11098
Daniel Hudson v. Lubbock Police Department, et al
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11185
Willis Wiley v. American Zurich Insurance Co.
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20183
Credeur v. Louisiana  
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30658

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against her employer, the Office of Attorney General for the State of Louisiana (DOJ), alleging failure to accommodate, harassment, and retaliation in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act...

Jeffery Fussell v. Darrell Vannoy
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30808
Jonathan Rodriguez-Ruiz v. Becky Clay
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30833
USA v. German Lopez-Ayala
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40073
USA v. Joshua Ford
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40773
USA v. Tariq Mahmood
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41315
Allan Story v. Ralph Strother, et al
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50658
USA v. Lamart Kwaja
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50755
Marino Sandoval-Ramirez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60146
Donald Patton v. J & K Logging, L.L.C.
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60836
USA v. Edwin Portillo-Bernabel
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41562
Jerry Wanzer v. Debra Gloor, et al
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50296
USA v. Alexander Cobos
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11059
Mishon Thompson v. Mario Campos, et al
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11121
Quantlab Technologies, Limited, et al v. Vitaliy G
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20242
Natl Union Fire Ins Co. v. ExxonMobil Gas & Power
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20291
C. G. v. Waller Independent School Dist
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20439
Welsh v. Fort Bend Independent School District  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20538

Justia Opinion Summary: On September 26, 2014, plaintiff filed suit against the school district, alleging discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims (Welsh I). On December 16, 2014, the school district filed a plea to the...

USA v. Carlos Linares
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30650
Noah Robinson v. Francisco Lara, Warden
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40760
Alan Feuerbacher, et al v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A.,
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41343
USA v. Martin Franco-Galvan
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41556
Stephanie Bekendam v. TDCJ-CID/Parole, et al
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50380
Maxmed Healthcare, Inc. v. Price  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50398

Justia Opinion Summary: Maxmed sought judicial review of the Secretary of Health and Human Services' determination that the Medicaid program overpaid Maxmed by almost $800,000 for home health care services rendered to Medicare beneficiaries. Th...

USA v. Timmy Perrin
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51060
USA v. Patrick Minor
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51190
Barber v. Bryant  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-60477, 16-60478

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit challenging the constitutionality of a Mississippi statute, HB 1523, asserting that the state government disapproves of and is hostile to same-sex couples, to unmarried people who engage in sexual r...

Campaign for Southern Equality, et al v. Phil Brya
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60478
Nanette Gross, et al v. Baltimore Aircoil Company,
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60646
Narissa Bradford v. Gauthier, Houghtaling & Wms, e
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30037
In re: Deepwater Horizon
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30377
Victor Rodriguez-Salazar v. Jefferson Sessions, II
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60771
Merritt Hawkins & Assocs. v. Gresham  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10439

Justia Opinion Summary: MHA filed suit against defendants, two former employees, based on the alleged breach of non-compete and non-solicitation provisions in its employment contracts, tortious interference, and theft of computer files. The Fif...

USA v. Walter Salgado-Rosales
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10461
USA v. Jose Santos-Reyes
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11479
Mark Zastrow, et al v. Houston Auto M. Imp Greenwa
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20258
Kimberly Hendrix v. Wal-Mart Stores, Incorporated,
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20750
International Marine, LLC v. Integrity Fisheries, Inc.  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30456

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved an allision causing significant damage to a submerged moor line for a mobile offshore drilling unit used by Shell. Tesla, an offshore survey company, contracted with International to provide and operat...

USA v. Jose Mejia-Castro
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40033
USA v. Riley Vallejo
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40869
USA v. Michael Hawley
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41038
USA v. Jaime Guerrero
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41150
William Abbott v. USA
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41168
USA v. Eusebio Salazar, Jr.
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41194
USA v. Ignacio Rodriguez-Cepeda
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41243
USA v. Richard Taylor
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41482
USA v. Nabor Cruz-Perez
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41563
USA v. Alejandro Sosa, Jr.
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50356
USA v. Raul Vargas-Ortiz
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50516
USA v. Antonio Yahuaca
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50838
USA v. Hector Diaz-Osuna
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60212
Mark Javery, et al v. Charles Bolden, Jr., et al
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60221
USA v. James Cuneo
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60585
Donald Patton v. J & K Logging, L.L.C.
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60836
USA v. Nelson Mendez-De Paz
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41543
USA v. Carlos Colmenares-Martinez
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41548
Young v. Davis  
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-70023

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The Fifth Circuit granted a certificate of appealability on two issues: (1) a Mills claim that the omission of a jury instruction—required under Texas law—that j...

USA v. Dejuan Willis
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10314
USA v. Felipe Pinon
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10491
USA v. Nancy Freeman
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11024
USA v. William Benham
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11074
USA v. Jay Carlson
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11076
USA v. Jonathan Morris
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11129
USA v. Stacy Myers
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11267
USA v. Marcus Caldwell
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11306
USA v. Adrienne Logan
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11356
USA v. Raul Garate-Velarde
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11380
USA v. Jamie Tucker
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11425
USA v. Javier Tovar
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11430
Brian O'Grady, et al v. Dennis Birenbaum
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11512
USA v. Rudy Lopez
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11513
USA v. Fabian Soto
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11543
USA v. Julio Arias-Barron
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20162
Eric Flores v. TDCJ, et al
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20459
USA v. Fletcher Freeman, Jr.
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31029
USA v. Rolando Araguz-Aguillon
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40528
USA v. Osvaldo Aguilar-Aguilar
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40552
Crop Production Services, Inc. v. G & K Farms, et
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40830
USA v. Pedro Arce-Ordones
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40934
USA v. Carlos Torres-Palos
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41059
USA v. David Paiz-Cornejo
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41076
USA v. Elvis Castro-Rodriguez
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41249
USA v. Alonso Barrera-DeLeon
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41265
USA v. Francisco Villela-Ramirez
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41352
USA v. Manuel Rodriguez-Sanchez
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41362
USA v. Daniel Lopez-Lopez
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41363
USA v. Manuel Rodriguez-Sanchez
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41367
USA v. Jose Villa-Zavala
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41368
USA v. Luis Leal-Villegas
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41395
USA v. Oscar Cordova-Avelar
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41454
USA v. Roberto Martinez-Ramirez
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41484
USA v. Jose De Hoyos-Lopez
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41498
USA v. Jose Murillo-Camacho
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41506
USA v. Angel Labra
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41520
USA v. Jesus Rivera-Nava
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41548
USA v. Roberto Garcia-Almanza
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41645
USA v. Santos Gonzales
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41647
USA v. Brenda Ugarte
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50313
USA v. Sandra Tejada
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50340
USA v. Edgar Mier Garces
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50858
USA v. Alejandro Garcia-Lozada
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50922
USA v. Edilberto Banegas
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51048
USA v. Hector Giron
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51064
USA v. Hector Perez-Gonzalez
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51110
USA v. Oswaldo Sanchez-Cruz
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51397
Douglas Barnes v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30768
Joe Guerra, et al v. Frank Bellino
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51252
Marcelo Seixas De Castro v. Jefferson Sessions, II
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60796
Abel Arreola-Carrillo v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60891
Michael Davis v. Rodney Chandler, Warden
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10337
James Truman v. James LeBlanc, et al
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30488
USA v. Jesus Corona-Rojas
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40224
Edionwe v. Bailey  
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41310

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a wrongful termination suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and 1988, alleging violations of procedural and substantive due process stemming from legislation that abolished the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA...

Christopher Lock, et al v. Cindia Torres, et al
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41405
USA v. Jose Ramos
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41483
American Academy of Implant Dentistry v. Parker  
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50157

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit challenging a provision in the Texas Administrative Code regulating advertising in the field of dentistry, Tex. Admin. Code 108.54. Section 108.54 prohibits dentists from advertising as specialists...

Octavio Huerta v. USA, et al
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50410
USA v. Michael Ottogalli
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50831
USA v. Emiliano Saucedo-Rios
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51239
Virginia Lay v. Singing River Health Sys Fdn
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60431
Sammons v. United States  
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50201

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit pro se asserting a takings claim against the United States. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's conclusion that, under the Tucker Act, plaintiff must pursue his claim in the Court of Fede...

Jose Jaimes Sierra v. Nasly Riascos Tapasco
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20660
USA v. Jeffery Alexander
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30179
Service Steel Warehouse Co. v. McDonnel Group, L.L
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30989
Johnny Jackson v. Charles Daniels, Warden
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40660
USA v. Jose Servando-Trujillo
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41502
USA v. Cesar Valdez
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50319
Eddie Brown v. Theressia Lyons, et al
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60538
Harvey Anderson v. Ben Wade
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60582
Brenda Kappos v. CIR
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60605
Salazar v. South San Antonio Independent School District  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50558

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the District for damages under Title IX of the Education Act of 1972, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq., because he was repeatedly molested as a student by Michael Alcoser, while he was a vice principal...

USA v. Andre Rawls
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10306
USA v. Pamela Harris
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10329
USA v. Alexis Gonzalez-Badillo
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40418
Balle v. Nueces County  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40789

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging claims arising out of injuries he sustained while he was detained at a facility operated by Nueces County and was under the care of the facility's medical professionals...

USA v. Antonio Romero-Borego
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41438
Rigoberto Escalante-Rodriguez v. Jefferson Session
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60267
Sorto v. Davis  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70005

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit had previously issued a nondispositive opinion denying certificates of appealability (COAs) with respect to petitioner's Miranda and ineffective assistance of counsel claims. After reviewing supplemen...

USA v. Steve Zuniga
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 14-11304
USA v. Eduardo Rodriguez
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40357
Anson Chi v. John Doe
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10584
LaShondra Davis v. Aetna Life Insurance Company
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10895
USA v. Jesus Jimenez
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11204
USA v. Nikie Frye
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11528
USA v. Gerardo Rodriguez-Trevino
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11655
USA v. Mohammed Raza
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20624
USA v. Eloy Silva
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40167
USA v. Juan Rodriguez-Aguirre
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41136
USA v. Carlos Delgado
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41156
USA v. Juan Becerra, Jr.
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41447
USA v. Danny Tarin
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50492
Sarbpreet Singh v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60010
Ruben Uribe-Sanchez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60126
Dalia Ruano-Perez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60138
USA v. Jesus Jimenez
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11204
Camil Kreit v. Christopher Quinn
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20744
James Coleman v. Lincoln Parish Detention Ctr, et
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30109
USA v. Darien Reliford
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30652
Stacy Conner v. Lorie Davis, Director, et al
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40324
USA v. James Caravayo
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50136
USA v. Sergio Jimenez-Ibarra
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50629
USA v. Juan Elizondo-Ramos
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51140
USA v. Arturo Maldonado-Nunez
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51228
Donald Smith v. Ronald Woodall, et al
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60080
USA v. Chris Cosner
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60673
USA v. Eddie Douglas
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-10084
USA v. Nilson Madrid-Martinez
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-10249
USA v. Crystal McCain-Sims, et al
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20730
USA v. Aaron Hernandez
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51084
USA v. Isaias Reyna-Reyna
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20333
Joshua McCoy v. Energy XXI GOM, L.L.C., et al
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20735
USA v. Lloyd Brown, III
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30143
In re: Settoon Towing, LLC  
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30459

Justia Opinion Summary: The Oil Pollution Act (OPA), as confirmed by the Act's legislative history, grants to an OPA Responsible Party the right to receive contribution from other entities who were partially at fault for a discharge of oil. Spe...

Lee v. Offshore Logistical & Transport  
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31049

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Offshore under the Jones Act, alleging maritime claims for negligence and unseaworthiness arising out of an alleged injury he suffered. The Fifth Circuit vacated the district court's grant of...

Claimant ID 100051301 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31086
USA v. Jaime Perez-Solis
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40844
USA v. Steven Seibert
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41151
USA v. Laura Ramos-Gonzales
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41353
Jose Zamora v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50345
USA v. Joshua Bradford
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50932
USA v. Jose Rivera-Alonso
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50969
CF Industries, Inc., et al v. DOJ Bur of Alcohol T
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50976
USA v. Salvador Damian Lopez
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51138
Dana Taliaferro v. Lone Star Impl & Elec Corp.
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51152
Carlos Fuentes-Diaz v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60224
Robert Frascarelli v. USPC
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60235
Chipotle Services, L.L.C. v. NLRB
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60667
USA v. Lacey Horn
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60703
USA v. Rallen Marshall
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60711
USA v. Eugenio Munoz-Canellas
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40245
USA v. Agustin DeLeon Garza
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50846
Trent Griffin, Sr. v. American Zurich Insurance Co
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10695
Cristobal Orozco v. City of Angleton, et al
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20448
TOTAL Gas & Power North America, Inc. v. FERC  
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20642

Justia Opinion Summary: Total Gas and two of its trading managers filed a declaratory judgment action against the Commission arguing that the Commission was precluded from adjudicating violations or imposing civil penalties because the Natural...

USA v. Javier Garza-Flores
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40698
USA v. Ricky Mendoza Rodriguez
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50895
Esau Grubbs v. Mississippi Supreme Court, et al
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60024
Ernesto Esparza-Sanchez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60176
Robert Frascarelli v. USPC
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60235
Richard Alsenz v. Aurora Bank, FSB, et al
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 12-20524
Edward Trotter v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30222
United States v. Brooker  
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10698

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's revocation of defendant's term of supervised release and sentence of 24 months in prison. The court held that, even if the district court was required to consider the treat...

Billy Hale v. Bryan Collier, et al
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11123
Timothy Hagan v. Mazda Motor Company of America
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20667
USA v. Sandra Thompson
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30453
Vera Claiborne v. Recovery School District
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30667
USA v. Juan Trevino
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41289
Frederick Manuel v. Rosemary Lehmberg, et al
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50400
Bryan Park v. Dee Anderson, et al
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11068
Marvin Cardona-Najera v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60661
Pedro Hernandez-Lopez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60809
Elsa Lopez-Lopez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60823
Trent Griffin, Sr. v. American Zurich Insurance Co
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10695
United States v. Leatch  
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10701

Justia Opinion Summary: A court does not depart under USSG 4A1.3 when calculating a defendant's applicable guideline range, but instead departs from the applicable guideline range under section 4A1.3 after having calculated that range. After de...

USA v. Arnulfo Davila
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10720
USA v. Jose Conejo-Rodriguez
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11408
Thomas Ellason v. TDCJ Correctional Inst Div, et a
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20266
USA v. Barbara Holmes, et al
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20790
USA v. Brian Ornelas
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40055
Christian Morrill v. Denton, Texas City of, et al
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41346
USA v. Manuel Guardiola
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50264
USA v. Ronald Kennedy
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50423
Efrain Gonzalez-Roman v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60075
Luz Pena v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60082
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Ass'n v. US DOT  
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60324

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit dismissed for lack of jurisdiction the Association's appeal of the FMCSA's grant of permanent operating authority to two Mexico-domiciled motor carriers. The court held that the Association failed to fi...

United States v. Zuniga  
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 14-11304

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant conditionally pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to...

USA v. Jack Zimmerman
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-10564
United States v. Rodriguez  
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40357

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's motion for post-conviction relief under 28 U.S.C. 2255(f)(4). The court held that the facts underlying defendant's claim -- that defense counsel wa...

Richard Warner v. Rodney Chandler
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11169
USA v. Robert Hammons
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11396
USA v. Anthony Malfitano
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20126
Jason Owens, et al v. Specialized Loan Servicing
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20557
USA v. Nicolas Fuentes-Cruz
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40228
USA v. Dexter Hewitt
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50456
USA v. Samuel Adams
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50678
Julio Novoa v. Angela Minjarez, et al
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50955
Guo Chao-Qing v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60100
James Hill v. Management Training Corp., et al
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60192
Randy Austin v. Kroger Texas, L.P.
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10502
D. L. v. Clear Creek Indep School Dist
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20673
Tyrone Young v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30601
Ulysses Perez v. Lorie Davis, Director, et al
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40347
USA v. Fabian Gonzalez-Loya
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40446
ASARCO v. Montana Resources  
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40682

Justia Opinion Summary: ASARCO filed suit against MRI, challenging MRI's refusal to bring ASARCO back into a partnership in a Montana copper mine. MRI argued that ASARCO's decisions during its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing prevent it from suing...

USA v. Ismael Esparza
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41476
USA v. Junior Morris
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51062
USA v. Samuel Baker
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51087
USA v. David Manning
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51189
USA v. Rosario Divins
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51203
Felix Zihumo v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60113
David Alfaro-Vasquez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60147
Herb Vest v. CIR
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60026
MC Asset Recovery, L.L.C. v. Commerzbank A.G., et
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11297
Eric Borcik v. Crosby Tugs, L.L.C.
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30435
USA v. Eli Torres, et al
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51184
Roger Johnson v. Hinds County Board of Suprs, et a
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60665
Jones, Jr. v. Wells Fargo Bank  
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10042

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Wells Fargo and JPMorgan for breach of fiduciary duty after the banks served as trustees for plaintiff's trusts. The district court dismissed all but one of plaintiff's claims, finding a brea...

James Wetherbe v. Texas Tech University System, et
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10458
Oscar Armando v. Lorie Davis, Director, et al
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11178
USA v. Jonathan Ruckman
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11414
USA v. Mario Robledo-Duran
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11477
USA v. Benito Perez
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11548
William Langley v. Howard Hughes Mgmt Co., L.L.C.
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20724
Suran Wije v. Ann Stuart, et al
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40495
USA v. Jorge Bacio-Gonzales
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40663
United States v. Bams  
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41197

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's convictions of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and use of an interstate facility in aid of racketeering. In this case, the officer stopped defendant because...

United States v. Rico-Mejia  
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50022

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit withdrew the prior opinion and substituted this opinion. The court held that the district court erred by imposing a sixteen-level enhancement under USSG 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii) based on a prior conviction fo...

Maria Saldana-Fountain v. USA, et al
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50384
USA v. Kelly Shambaugh
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50959
USA v. Gember Alfaro-Romero
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51049
USA v. Raul Rodriguez-Cervantes
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51310
Santiago Morales v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60072
Judis Flores-Gutierrez, et al v. Jefferson Session
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60180
William Langley v. Howard Hughes Mgmt Co., L.L.C.
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20217
USA v. Darwin Mejia-Guerra
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11134
USA v. Manuel Chacon-Lara
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41626
United States v. Massey  
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10438

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to knowingly possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and the district court sentenced him under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. 924(e), based on a prior Texas felony conviction...

USA v. Rene Barrientes
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10596
USA v. Jack Taylor
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10599
United States v. Abbott Laboratories  
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10814

Justia Opinion Summary: Relator filed suit under the False Claims Act (FCA), alleging that his former employer, Abbott, violated the FCA by submitting to Medicare claims by medical providers engaged in the off-label use of Abbott's medical sten...

USA v. Hugo Melendez-Gonzalez
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20572
Richard Logan v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30624