2017 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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USA v. Jose Garcia-Puga
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11676
USA v. Robert Blake
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50874
Deutsche Bank Natl Trust Co. v. Cynthia Watson, et
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51375
United States v. Kiekow  
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 14-40700

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed Defendant Kiekow, Uriarte, and Pierre's convictions for conspiracy to distribute or possess with intent to distribute cocaine. The court affirmed the denial of Pierre's motion for a new trial;...

Joseph Fowler v. Whitfield, et al
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10465
SEC v. Gary McDuff
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10691
USA v. Miguel Martinez-Cerda
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11309
USA v. Antonio Castillo-Martinez
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40431
Burciaga v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co.  
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40826

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Deutsche Bank in an action challenging a foreclosure sale. The court held that the district court did not err in holding that the Rook...

USA v. Baldomero Gonzalez-Ramirez
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50224
Martha Garcia v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60465
USA v. Jeffrey Sila
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10957
USA v. Douglas Beer
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30159
USA v. Luis Orozco-Jaramillo
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40087
Kenisha Boyd v. TDCJ
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40318
USA v. Khalid McMaryion
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50072
USA v. Adrian Moreno
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41357
USA v. Jose Sosa-Alcides
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41537
Benedict Emesowum v. Adam Zeldes, et al
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50906
USA v. Jaron Dailey
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51021
Adams and Associates, Inc. v. NLRB  
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60333

Justia Opinion Summary: Adams and MJLM petitioned for review of the Board's order holding them liable for unfair labor practices in violation of the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. 151 et seq. The Fifth Circuit denied the petition for r...

Alvin Kie, et al v. Tory Williams, et al
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30261
USA v. Gregory Holt
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30345
USA v. Mark Thompson
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-31083
Henry Laryea v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60722
USA v. Misty Kelley
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10607
USA v. Rocky Wallace
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11784
USA v. Mark Thompson
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31181
USA v. James Strouse
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41384
Edwin Murillo-Bernal v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60158
Oscar Lara-Castillo v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60485
USA v. Francisco Millan-Madrid
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10116
Valentina Sheshtawy, et al v. Conservative Club of
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20019
IQ Products Co. v. WD-40 Co.  
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20595

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's order compelling arbitration and final judgment in a suit between IQ and WD-40. The court held that the 1996 Agreement between the parties contained an arbitration clause a...

United States v. Brown  
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30933

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence of multiple health care fraud and kickback offenses perpetrated through her medical equipment company. The court held that the trial court did not abuse its...

Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Juvenile
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31148
USA v. Elias Barrera, Jr.
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50697
USA v. David Samarripa
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50033
USA v. Lorenzo Aguilar
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50415
Henry Laryea v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60722
King v. Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-20259, 16-20509

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Solvay on relators' False Claims Act (FCA) claims. The court held that relators failed to produce sufficient evidence to survive summary judgme...

John King, et al v. Solvay SA
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20509
Marcos Ortiz v. Juaquine Pope, et al
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20666
USA v. Cristian Vasquez-Aguilar
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20788
USA v. Jorge Salas-Viera
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40526
USA v. Felipe Barrientos
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51090
Moses Mukuka v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60566
Lianju Yang v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60619
USA v. Martin Bolanos-Galvan
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20268
Verna Floyd v. Chilly's L.L.C. of Alabama
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30384
Lyles v. Medtronic, Inc.  
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-30517, 16-31044

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against MSD in Louisiana state court under the Louisiana Products Liability Act for both the Atlantis Plate and an Infuse Bone Graft Device that was surgically implanted in his body. The Eighth Circu...

Bryant Lyles v. Medtronic Incorporated
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31044
AMA Discount, Incorporated, et al v. Seneca Specia
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31158
Demond Easter v. C. Rivera, et al
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41182
USA v. Mauricio Espinoza-Jimenez
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51448
Dianne Justice v. Renasant Bank
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60778
USA v. George Anderson
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60832
John Blanton v. J. Curtis, et al
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10225
Kelley Martin, et al v. Local 556, TWU
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11428
Aaron Wilson v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30332
Leslie Hendershot v. Dustin Slovacek, et al
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40346
USA v. Erik Jurado Garcia
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40475
USA v. Everardo Rodriguez-Mendoza
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41550
USA v. James Slaughter
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11285
USA v. Jose Ochoa-Caledo
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11417
Edward Simmons v. LA Dept of Public Sfty & Corr, e
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31060
Lisa Hernandez v. Earl Theriot, et al
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31188
USA v. Felipe Rivera-Paredes
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41366
USA v. Jorge Gaytan Martell
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50449
USA v. Jonathan McDonald
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60141
Harjinder Singh v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60652
Allen Blair v. Yum Brands, et al
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60350
Burgess v. FDIC  
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60579

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted movant's motion to stay the FDIC's order assessing a civil penalty against movant pending the resolution of the merits of the petition for review or further order of the court. Movant alleged, a...

Luis Jaramillo v. Ross Renner, et al
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10359
USA v. Arnulfo Rodriguez
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10881
USA v. Quincy Pearson
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11115
Kerry Tipps v. Richard Wathen, et al
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11489
USA v. Jeffrey Smith
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11507
USA v. Melvin Lewis, II
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31093
USA v. Eric Messer
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31154
United States v. Guerrero  
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41199

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied defendant's motion to proceed in forma pauperis and dismissed his appeal as frivolous. Defendant asked the district court to reduce his sentence further according to Amendment 794 and challenged...

USA v. Roberto Lara-Diaz
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41216
USA v. Luciano Solis-Ruiz
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41301
Jeffrey Jones v. Alex Shivers, et al
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41347
Richard Dunsmore v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41489
USA v. Domingo Marines
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41634
USA v. Cesar Martinez-Saavedra
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50190
USA v. Juan Recendis-Herrera
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51436
Santiago Diaz-Esparza v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60004
Vidal Guevara v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60238
RLI Insurance Company v. Marie Costello
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20126
Anthony Whitehurst, et al v. Thomas Cougill, et al
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20302
Veasey v. Abbott  
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40884

Justia Opinion Summary: The Texas Legislature enacted SB 5 in 2016 to cure any statutory and constitutional violations related to SB 14 after Veasey v. Abbott, 830 F.3d 216 (5th Cir. 2016) (en banc). The district court permanently enjoined the...

Elizabeth Fret v. Melton Truck Lines, Inc., et al
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50031
Matt Banks v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30258
Eric Flores v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20623
Hawk v. Engelhart  
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20641

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted debtors' petition for panel rehearing and withdrew the previously filed opinion. The court denied debtors' petition for rehearing en banc. The court held that the bankruptcy court erred in orde...

Maurer v. Independence Town  
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30673

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the town in plaintiff's action alleging that he was entitled to notice and an opportunity to respond before being terminated as fire chief. The...

USA v. Marcelo Montanez-Trejo
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41088
USA v. Luis Gomez
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41152
Juan Tarango v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60017
Sarbelio Sagastume-Hueso v. Jefferson Sessions, II
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60264
Bernice Malcolm v. Vicksburg Warren Sch Dist Bd, e
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60597
Philip Klein v. Layne Walker
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40052
USA v. Leonel Gualdron-Lamus
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40057
Louis Hamilton, II v. Donald Trump, Sr.
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40068
USA v. Caesar Salinas
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51026
USA v. Emmitt Herrera, Jr.
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10704
Joshua Wren v. Jimmy Curtis, et al
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11710
Joseph Montano v. State of Texas
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20083
Lewis v. Secretary of Public Safety & Corrections  
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30037

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendants in an action under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that plaintiff was subjected to unconstitutional strip searches while incarcerated at th...

Stemcor USA Inc. v. Cia Siderurgica do Para Cosipar  
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30984

Justia Opinion Summary: Daewoo filed suit against AMT, seeking an order compelling AMT to arbitrate an attachment of pig iron, invoking both maritime attachment and the Louisiana non-resident attachment statute, La. Code Civ. Proc. art. 3542. A...

Dorsey v. US Department of Education  
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31085

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's determination that it lacked jurisdiction to consider debtor's appeal of the bankruptcy court's decision in debtor's adversary proceeding. The court also affirmed the bankr...

USA v. Miguel Rodriguez-Lopez
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40928
USA v. James Lyons
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41062
USA v. Hugo Espinoza
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51153
Juan Lopez Rueda De Leon v. Jefferson Sessions, II
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60292
Emma Romero-Mejia, et al v. Jefferson Sessions, II
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60380
USA v. Luis Berny-Estrada
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10209
Elizabeth Fret v. Melton Truck Lines, Inc., et al
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50031
USA v. Leandro Cortes-Melendez
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50143
Abie Wolf v. Judy Robbins
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50175
Joanne Stone v. Louisiana Dept of Revenue
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30843
Melvin Mobley, III v. Munib Alishah
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40461
USA v. Ruben Gonzalez Contreras
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41379
Arthur Williams v. William Morrison, et al
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41407
USA v. Abel Becerra
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41623
Calvillo Garcia v. Sessions  
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60015

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner sought review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's denial of petitioner's application for cancellation of removal. The Fifth Circuit denied the petition for review, holding that because petitioner was sent...

Tracy Young v. Isola, Mississippi, et al
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60818
In Re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.  
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10812

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners sought a writ of mandamus arising from an MDL proceeding involving more than 9,300 plaintiffs alleging product liability claims for designing, manufacturing, and distributing an allegedly defective hip-implan...

USA v. Theodore Wright, III
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40744
USA v. Jose Zuniga-Hernandez
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40353
Jayson Grumbles v. Brad Livingston, et al
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20321
USA v. Rafael Ortega, et al
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40547
USA v. Elben Bermudes-Castellon
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51320
Susan Biggs v. Edwin Legrand, III, et al
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60749
Tabbatha Johnson v. E Baton Rouge Fed of Teachers
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30175
USA v. Juan Garcia-Garcia
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40063
Charles Adams v. Bailey, et al
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20389
Paulino Aguilera-Sandoval v. Pearce
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51124
USA v. Demarcus Kemp
Date: August 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11702
Valentin Ayala-Gutierrez v. John Doe #1, et al
Date: August 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20164
USA v. Verod Woodard
Date: August 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10097
Elizabeth Sewell, et al v. Sewerage & Water Board
Date: August 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30089
Alan Johnson v. Lorie Davis, Director, et al
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10534
USA v. Joe Rivas, Jr.
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11337
Karen Silvio v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, L.L.C., et a
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20282
Paul Zeedyk v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20753
USA v. Carlos Reguero-Mendez
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41251
USA v. Anthony Keller
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41527
Miguel Silva Gamero v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60525
USA v. Arturo Meza
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40006
State of Texas, et al v. EPA, et al
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60088
USA v. Allan Hawley
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 14-51309
Body by Cook, Inc. v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31034

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against national insurance companies, alleging various civil rights violations under 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1985, and Title VII, as well as several related state law claims. The Fifth Circuit held that the...

James Woodley v. M. Carvajal, et al
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31209
USA v. Emmanuel Bailey
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50154
Certain Undwr at Lloyds London v. Silvestre Espino
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50892
USA v. Ryan Shartzer
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50985
USA v. German Guerrero
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51216
USA v. Jaime Martinez-Aleman
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51400
USA v. Amancio Aburto-Gamino
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10222
USA v. Marceiva Stevens
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50030
USA v. Jim Dial
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20589
USA v. Michael Davis
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11219
USA v. Robert Sikes
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11620
USA v. Troy Traweek
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20481
Daniel Watts v. Robert Tanner, Warden
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31015
USA v. Larry Walker
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31045
USA v. Jay Sandifer
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31053
United States v. Perlaza-Ortiz  
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40331

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to unlawfully reentering the United States. The court held that the district court erred by applying a sixteen-level enhancement to defendant's base...

ExxonMobil Corp. v. Electrical Reliability Services, Inc.  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20751

Justia Opinion Summary: After Exxon settled the underlying personal injury lawsuit, it sought reimbursement from ERS and ORIC, contending that ERS's contractual obligation to insure Exxon as an additional insured and the insurance policy issued...

Stephanie Figueroa-Villeda v. Jefferson Sessions,
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60553
Moore v. Dallas, Texas  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11335

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction to enjoin the enforcement of two rules affecting his ability to speak in a public park. Plaintiff, an evangelical Ch...

USA v. Andrew Delfeld
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11666
USA v. Eder Rodriguez
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20713
Norris v. Causey  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-30339, 16-30942, 16-31068, 16-31069

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants sought to vacate the district court's judgment stemming from defendants' breach of an agreement with plaintiffs to purchase, renovate, and sell Katrina-damaged properties. Plaintiffs contend that the district...

Josh Norris, et al v. Garry Causey, et al
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30942
Jonica Phillips v. Tim Keith, et al
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30974
Josh Norris, et al v. Garry Causey
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31068
Josh Norris, et al v. Garry Causey, et al
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31069
USA v. Arnoldo Morales
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40281
USA v. Richard Garza
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41470
USA v. Baldemar Carrillo, Jr.
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41660
USA v. Manuel Martinez-Rivera
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41673
USA v. Deqwon Lewis, et al
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51025
USA v. Victor Antolik
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51338
Donald Smith v. Ronald Woodall, et al
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60080
James McDaniel v. National Railroad Psngr Corp.
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30027
Nandini Vasudevan v. Tulane University, et al
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30160
SCA Promotions, Inc. v. Yahoo!, Inc.  
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11254

Justia Opinion Summary: SCA filed suit against Yahoo, alleging breach of contract because Yahoo failed to pay contractual cancellation fees. The court held that SCA's interpretation of the Cancellation Fees Provision of the Contingent Prize Con...

Joe Cobarobio v. Midland County Texas, et al
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50096
USA v. John Atkins
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10876
USA v. John Atkins
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10877
USA v. Homero Martinez
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11398
USA v. William Jackson
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11476
USA v. Michael Johnson
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11486
USA v. Marcel Rivera
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11673
Yates v. Collier  
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20505

Justia Opinion Summary: Prison inmates in the Wallace Pack Unit filed suit alleging violations of the Eighth Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act due to the high temperatures in the prison housing areas. Th...

United States v. Sealed Search Warrant  
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20562

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant challenged the district court's denial of his motions to unseal the probable cause affidavits supporting three pre-indictment search warrants. The court vacated the district court's judgment, holding that the d...

USA v. Jose Rodriguez Villalobos
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20605
USA v. Jose Rodriguez Villalobos
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20606
Kelly v. Nichamoff  
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20699

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant filed an interlocutory appeal challenging the district court's denial of defendant's motion to dismiss based on his assertion of Texas's attorney immunity. Plaintiff alleged that defendant conspired with two ot...

Billy Stewart, et al v. Capital Safety U S A
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30993
USA v. Brian Williams
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31064
USA v. James Malone
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40151
USA v. Juan Salazar
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40383
USA v. Juan Herrera-Serrano
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40700
USA v. Mario Barajas
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41457
USA v. Francisco Sanchez-Balli
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41554
USA v. Francisco Sanchez-Balli
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41559
USA v. Oscar Melendrez
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50431
USA v. Ariel Pantoja
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50541
USA v. Efrain Estrada-Benavidez
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50947
USA v. Joseph McFarland
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50987
USA v. Jovan Reyes-Prado
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40032
USA v. Fausto Flores-Tamayo
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40073
USA v. Alejandro Guerrero-Aguilar
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-10155
Longhorn Gasket and Supply, et al v. United States
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41625
USA v. Alejandro Martinez, Jr.
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11196
USA v. Marlon Baker
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11218
USA v. Francisco Radamez-Nava
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11366
USA v. Cedric Jones
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11368
USA v. Casimiro Soliz
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11375
USA v. Justo Chavez, Jr.
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11496
USA v. Hugo Castaneda
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11592
USA v. Ramon Martinez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11602
USA v. Qualon Williams
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11617
USA v. Angel Prieto-Garcia
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11623
USA v. Ruben Zapata, III
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11694
USA v. Julio Zavala-Rodriguez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11736
USA v. Alfredo Escobar
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11755
USA v. Devyn Perez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11762
USA v. Jorge Contreras
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11779
USA v. Carlos Corona-Pedroza
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20711
USA v. Michael Short
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30816
USA v. Dartaniel Harris
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31156
USA v. Wilfredo Barrios-Cinto
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40525
USA v. Victor Tovar-Martinez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41068
USA v. Miguel Guzman-Castro
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41232
USA v. Juan Castro
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41233
USA v. Luis Hernandez-Garcia
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41339
USA v. Naum Medina-Ramos
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41380
USA v. Miguel Santacruz-Alvarez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41435
USA v. Fernando Riascos-Cuenu
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41513
USA v. Daniel Dominguez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41523
USA v. Daniel Perez-Morales
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41534
USA v. Ulisses Landaverde
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41553
USA v. Severiano Solis-Facundo
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41557
USA v. Fidel Garcia-Espinoza
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41577
USA v. Ernesto Rojas-Macias
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41579
USA v. Santos Ochoa-Zambrano
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41582
USA v. Nabor Cruz Perez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41586
USA v. Miguel Prado-Trujillo
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41604
USA v. Manuel Rodriguez-Rojas
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41609
USA v. Daniel Hernandez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41625
USA v. Maria Lopez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41650
USA v. Manuel Camarillo
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41662
USA v. Manuel Martinez-Rivera
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41668
USA v. Nelson Alverado
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41679
USA v. Emmanuel Abiona
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41680
USA v. Jesus Pena-Lucero
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41683
USA v. Jorge Meza
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41690
USA v. Franklin Vides-Espinoza
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41717
USA v. Moises Arellano-Robles
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41722
USA v. David Diaz
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50263
USA v. Jose Gonzalez Rodriguez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50376
USA v. Joseph McFarland
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50987
USA v. Alberto Acosta-Estrella
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51007
USA v. Jorge Reyes, Jr.
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51066
USA v. Roy Villareal, Jr.
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51083
USA v. Jorge Garcia
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51094
USA v. Elias Mejia
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51166
USA v. Jose Silos-Fernandez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51238
USA v. Gustavo Garza
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51275
USA v. Alice Willy
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51287
USA v. Abraham Negrete-Perez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51324
USA v. Damian Gonzalez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51329
USA v. Bryan Barrett
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51337
USA v. Alberto Gonzalez-Jaimes
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51376
USA v. Oscar Escudero
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51391
USA v. Pascual Guerrero
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10084
USA v. Enrique Gomez-Rodriguez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40001
USA v. Lauro Gonzalez-Dominguez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40008
USA v. Lauro Gonzalez-Dominguez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40009
USA v. Luis Lopez-Sandoval
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40013
USA v. Victor Garcia-Valencia
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40021
USA v. Federico Ortiz-Lopez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40045
Tingting Ye v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60726
USA v. Jose Espinosa-Nava
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11362
USA v. Bryan Chenault
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11438
Reinhard Drechsel v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11651
Virginia Dunn v. Bradley Miller
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11817
Michael Stewart v. Brad Livingston
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20172
United States v. Dailey  
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20517

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for five counts relating to a scheme under which he certified individuals for home health care in exchange for $400 a month. The court held that there was no Ex Post Fact...

Christopher Ware v. Louisiana Department of Corr,
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31012
USA v. Mario Pineda-Bojorquez
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41541
Trammell v. Fruge  
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50981

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and 1988, alleging that defendants violated his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights during his arrest. The Fifth Circuit held that plaintiff presented sufficient facts to alle...

USA v. Gonzalo Hernandez-Alamilla
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50988
USA v. Dana Alexander
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51017
USA v. Eliseo Cespedes-Vargas
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51311
Maria Ortiz-Licona v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60268
Moody v. Farrell  
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60684

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was arrested for felony cyberstalking for repeatedly sending mean-spirited messages to her ex-husband, but the charges were later dropped. Plaintiff then filed suit against her ex-husband and others under 42 U....

USA v. Camille Armstrong
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40018
Andrew Lucas v. S. Evans, Jr., et al
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60081
USA v. Michael Fennell
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11424
USA v. Khang Le
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30906
USA v. Ramon Carrillo-Hernandez
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41202
United States v. Quintanilla  
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-50677, 16-50682, 16-50683, 16-50687, 16-50688, 16-50689, 16-50690, 16-50691, 16-50694, 16-50700, 16-50704, 16-50705, 16-50706, 16-50707, 16-50709, 6-50715, 16-50716

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants in these consolidated appeals present essentially the same question of law: whether each defendant was entitled to a two-level reduction under Amendment 782 to the United States Sentencing Guidelines, which pe...

USA v. Dustin Nichols
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50682
USA v. Jane Cervantez
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50683
USA v. Justin Anderson
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50687
USA v. Marti McPherson
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50688
USA v. Michael Cooksey
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50689
USA v. Taviche Grimes
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50690
USA v. James Lee
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50691
USA v. Tray Williams
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50694
USA v. Elizabeth Parada
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50700
USA v. Dodionne Watson
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50704
USA v. Kenneth Morrison
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50705
USA v. Lee Williams
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50706
USA v. Jose Sotelo
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50707
USA v. Latoya Golden
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50709
USA v. Charles Thomas
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50716
OCA-Greater Houston v. Texas  
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51126

Justia Opinion Summary: The limitation on voter choice expressed in Tex. Elec. Code 61.033 impermissibly narrows the right guaranteed by Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act. In this case, OCA challenged the Texas voting law, which imposes a re...

Gic Services, L.L.C. v. Freightplus USA, Incorpora
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30975
Joe Cobarobio v. Midland County Texas, et al
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50096
Alexander v. Wells Fargo Bank  
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20500

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Wells Fargo, alleging nonconformity with the requirements for foreclosing home equity loans and seeking a permanent injunction and forfeiture. The district court held that plaintiff's suit wa...

Michael Carr, et al v. Air Line Pilots Assn, Intl
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20578
Block v. Tanenhaus  
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30966

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's dismissal of his defamation and false light claims against the New York Times (NYT) and two of its authors, under Louisiana's anti-SLAPP statute (Article 971). Plaintiff, an econom...

Michael Telemaque v. USA
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31001
USA v. Thomas Sims
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51473
Jose Madrigales-Rodriguez v. Jefferson Sessions, I
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60376
USA v. Carla Wilson
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60735
USA v. Richard Garcia
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40817
Joseph Metzler v. Kenner City, et al
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31157
USA v. Gabriel Renteria-Bear
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41580
USA v. Magdaleno Rodriguez
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41584
USA v. Jose Zavala
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50972
USA v. Jose Hernandez-Flores
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51439
ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. v. United States Department of Transportation  
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60448

Justia Opinion Summary: ExxonMobil’s 859-mile long Pegasus Pipeline transports crude oil from Patoka, Illinois to Nederland, Texas. In March 2013, it ruptured, spilling several thousand barrels of oil near Mayflower, Arkansas. The Pipeline and...

Jose Herrera-Lazo v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60505
Daniel Acker v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70017
Sarah Hooks, et al v. Nationwide Housing Systems,
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30201
USA v. Luis Astello-Villasana
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40082
USA v. Roberto Aguilar
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10402
USA v. Jorge Rios-Diaz
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11147
USA v. Howard Harrison
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11704
Montano v. Texas  
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20083

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner challenged the dismissal of his habeas petition based on failure to exhaust available state remedies. The Fifth Circuit reversed, holding that petitioner satisfied 28 U.S.C. 2241's exhaustion requirement becau...

John Spells v. New Orleans City
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31229
Fillingham v. United States  
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40317

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner appealed the denial of his petition for writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. 2241. The court affirmed the district court's dismissal of the ineffective assistance of counsel and violation of the Ex Post Facto...

USA v. Glen Mejia
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41400
Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50408
USA v. Ernesto Vazquez-Amparan
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51430
BC Ranch II, LP v. CIR  
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-60068, 16-60069

Justia Opinion Summary: BCR Partnerships claimed that the Commissioner wrongfully disallowed their charitable deductions for two conservation easements, and contended that in ruling for the Commission, the Tax Court wrongfully classified the sa...

Bosque Canyon Ranch, L.P., et al v. CIR
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60069
Adekunle Munis v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60524
United States v. Nanda  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11135

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed Defendants Atul and Jiten "Jay" Nandas' convictions for various charges stemming from a conspiracy to fraudulently procure H-1B visas. The court held that the district court did not err by admi...

USA v. Francisco Gutierrez-Lopez
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11469
USA v. Teresa Sidon
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11533
Charles Holmes v. John Pollock
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20412
USA v. Kody Bonin
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20727
Oprex Surgery (Baytown), L.P. v. Sonic Automotive
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20734
Krystal One Acquisitions, LLC v. Bank of America,
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20809
Jerome Weathington v. USA, et al
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30829
USA v. Nathan Oliva
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41532
USA v. Jorge Mireles-Ibarra
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41681
USA v. Katina Candrick
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51325
Juan Ortiz v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60207
USA v. Christopher Bradley
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60047
Samuel Kelker v. CIR
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60061
James Henderson v. William Stephens, Director
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 14-70001
USA v. Jesus Diaz Cardozo
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10587
USA v. Gregory Damm
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11093
Darden v. City of Fort Worth  
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11244

Justia Opinion Summary: After Jermaine Darden suffered a heart attack and died during his arrest, the administrator of Darden's estate filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against the arresting officers and the City. The district court granted summa...

USA v. Terry Nichols
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11421
Brittania-U Nigeria, Ltd. v. Chevron USA, Inc.  
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20690

Justia Opinion Summary: Brittania-U filed suit against defendants for fraud, misrepresentation, and tortious interference with business relations arising out of a bidding process for oil leases in Nigeria. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the distric...

USA v. Christopher White
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31071
Jason Hendrix v. Lorie Davis, Director, et al
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40468
USA v. Carlos Gonzales-Gomez
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40733
USA v. Omar Rodriguez
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41544
USA v. Adan Vega-Salazar
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41670
Stella Morrison v. Layne Walker, et al
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41712
USA v. Alberto Ceja
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50097
USA v. Alfonso Hinajosa
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51314
LogistiCare Solutions, Inc. v. NLRB  
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60029

Justia Opinion Summary: LogistiCare petitioned for review of the Board's conclusion that the company's requirement, that its employees and applicants for employment sign a class or collective action waiver, violated Section 8(a)(1) of the Natio...

Beatrice Derousselle v. Wal-Mart Stores, Incorpora
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30151
USA v. Sean Griss
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40083
Friends of Lydia Ann Channel v. U.S. Army Corps of
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40259
Intl Corrugated and Packing v. Lear Corporation, e
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50139
Effort Alexander v. Jerry McAdams, et al
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60296
Gic Services, LLC. v. Freightplus USA, Inc.  
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30975

Justia Opinion Summary: GIC contracted with Freightplus to arrange for transport of a tugboat to Nigeria. Freightplus contracted with Yacht Path, who in turn contracted with IMC, as the vessel-operating common carrier. GIC filed suit against Fr...

Joe Guerra, et al v. Frank Bellino
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51252
Convergys Corporation v. NLRB
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60860
Jeremy Reese v. Stafeny Shearwood, et al
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11352
USA v. Jimmy Mack
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11478
LegacyRG, Incorporated v. Chris Harter
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20506
USA v. Rhonda Fleming
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20732
McLin v. Ard  
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30201

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that members of the Livingston Parish Council and Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office maliciously conspired to prosecute him in retaliation for his online comments about certain Council membe...

United States v. Morgan  
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30591

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of a sentence reduction after defendant was convicted of conspiring to import more than 500 kilograms of cocaine into the United States. In this case, defendant was...

United States v. Nesmith  
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40196

Justia Opinion Summary: An image portrays sadistic conduct where it depicts conduct that an objective observer would perceive as causing the victim in the image physical or emotional pain contemporaneously with the image's creation. In this cas...

United States v. Ovalle-Garcia  
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40829

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this case for further consideration in light of Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions, 137 S. Ct. 1562 (2017). On remand, the parties agreed that the predicate offense of which defendant was convicted,...

USA v. Marvin Morales
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51225
Concepcion Gonzalez-De Mendoza v. Jefferson Sessio
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60416
John King v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70018
USA v. Christopher Wilson
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60046
Convergys Corp. v. NLRB  
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60860

Justia Opinion Summary: Abrogation of the asserted right to participate in class and collective actions was not abrogation of a Section 7 right and therefore does not constitute an unfair labor practice under Section 8(a)(1) of the National Lab...

USA v. Anthony Crenshaw
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10078
United States v. Hott  
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11435

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence of 120 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The court held that the district court did not clearly err by im...

United States v. Juarez  
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30773

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for two counts related to his participation in a drug trafficking conspiracy. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting evidence un...

Dianne Weeks v. Nancy Berryhill, Acting Cmsnr
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31092
USA v. Norberto Camacho, Jr.
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50884
Michelle Brown v. Daniel Schmedhorst, et al
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51150
USA v. Martin Victor, Jr.
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30096
USA v. Brenda Ford
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11237
USA v. Tina Easley
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11434
USA v. Leonel Fajardo-Galvan
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20417
Michael Bynane v. The Bank of New York Mellon, et
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20598
Hill v. Entergy Operations, Inc.  
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30924

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), alleging that they were misclassified as exempt from the overtime pay rule and seek backpay. The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's summary judgme...

John Morrow, Jr. v. Tanya Morrow
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40455
Clovis Prince v. Michelle Chow, et al
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41158
USA v. Ricky Pimienta
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41685
Liberty Mutual Fire Ins Co. v. Ace American Insura
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50466
Wells Fargo Bank, Natl Assn v. Mario Mata, et al
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51343
USA v. Jamal Minor
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10067
Bonnie Allen-Pieroni, et al v. Southwestern Corrtl
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10341
Jesus Hernandez, et al v. Unknown Named Agents
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 12-50217
USA v. Patricio Escobar, III
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41676
USA v. Nicolas Sebastian
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10615
USA v. Angela Reynolds
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10676
United States v. Hawkins  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10879

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence enhancements after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The court held that the district court did not err in applying the org...

USA v. Christopher Lee
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11554
USA v. Loreto Ramos-Pablo
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11706
USA v. Armando Ramirez-Hernandez
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11712
Bynane v. The Bank of New York Mellon  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20598

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff's claims relating to his mortgage and the foreclosure of his home. The court held that the district court did not err in determining that diversity jurisdiction exist...

Charles Andrus v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20722
Sharon Chester v. Frank Arena, Jr., et al
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31190
United States v. Wallace  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40701

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of crimes related to his involvement in a Texas crime syndicate. The Fifth Circuit held that the district court did not err in denying defendant's motion to suppress where suppression was not a re...

USA v. William Wallace
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40702
Andrew Nichols v. Warden, FCI Beaumont Low
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41237
United States v. Barber  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41354

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of possession of 100 kilograms or more of marijuana with intent to distribute and received a below-guidelines sentence of twelve months and one day in prison as well as a three-year...

USA v. Jose Gonzalez-Longoria
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50750
USA v. Aaron Harris
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60586
USA v. Saja Featherstone
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60625
Ray Freeney v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70007
Ricky Shugart v. Six Unknown Fannin County, et al
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40235
Reynaldo Flores v. TDCJ Transitorial Plng Dept, et
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41340
United States v. Escobar  
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41676

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 176 kilograms of marijuana. The court held that the district court did clearly err by denying defendant a mi...

USA v. Lawrence Archer
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50393
Andres Mares, Jr. v. Rodney Chandler, et al
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10044
USA v. Walter Gray
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10240
USA v. Roberto Rodriguez
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11262
USA v. Crystal Compton
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11363
USA v. Robert Baggott
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11449
USA v. Carlos Valdez
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11515
Benjamin Wright v. Sandy McCain, Warden
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30134
USA v. Gina Seawright
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30811
Benjamin Wright v. Sandy McCain, Warden
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30874
USA v. Ashton Shelton
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31165
Reynaldo Flores v. TDCJ Transitorial Plng Dept, et
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40409
USA v. Carlos Lobo
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41231
USA v. Martin Franco-Galvan
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41556
Maria Chico v. USA
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50098
Green Valley Special Utility District v. City of Cibolo  
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51282

Justia Opinion Summary: Green Valley filed suit seeking an injunction based on its claim that 7 U.S.C. 1926(b) prohibits the City of Cibolo from encroaching on its sewer service. The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's dismissal of the...

USA v. Miguel Jaimes-Jurado
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51394
Francisca Morales Macias v. Jefferson Sessions, II
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60137
Rogelio Mendoza Chavez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60464
USA v. Brent Clemons
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60738
USA v. Richard Garcia
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40817
Nancy Chacon v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60194
Gonzalez-Cantu v. Sessions  
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60697

Justia Opinion Summary: After the IJ denied petitioner's motion to reopen her removal proceedings as untimely, the BIA dismissed her appeal. The Fifth Circuit denied her petition for review, holding that she has failed to meet her burden of dem...

Meadows v. Latshaw Drilling Co.  
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10988

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, alleging that Latshaw conducted a plant closing or mass layoff without providing advanced notice in violation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraini...

USA v. Jesus Paramo
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11383
USA v. Chris Sphabmisai
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11523
USA v. Joaquin Price
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11781
D. L. v. Clear Creek Indep School Dist
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20673
Jorge Dominguez, Jr. v. Crosby Tugs, L.L.C., et al
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31239
United States v. Reyes  
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40241

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit held that Mathis v. United States, 136 S.Ct. 2243 (2016), did not abrogate United States v. Velasco, 465 F.3d 633 (5th Cir. 2006), which held that the Illinois aggravated battery statute was divisible....

United States v. Berry  
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40353

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the denial of defendant's 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2) motion to reduce his sentence. In this case, defendant's brief was based entirely on his unsupported assumption that he was eligible for a reducti...

USA v. Sergio Cortes-Mendoza
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40926
USA v. Ruth Ramirez-Esparza
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41146
USA v. German Hernandez-Lopez
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41274
USA v. Victor Garcia-Larios
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41280
USA v. Victor Larios
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41281
USA v. Omar Alonso-Martinez
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40025
USA v. Gilberto Reyna-Torres
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40056
Carlos Poree v. Kandy Collins
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 14-30129
USA v. Kirksey Nix, Jr.
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60464
In re: Grand Jury Subpoena  
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision to enjoin state court civil proceedings until the conclusion of the government's criminal investigation, or for a period of one year, whichever first occurred. The...

Sanchez v. Young County, Texas  
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10227

Justia Opinion Summary: The Constitution does not require that officers always take arrestees suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or reported by relatives to be at risk, to a hospital against their wishes. Diana Simpson's f...

USA v. Milton Robins
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11250
USA v. Brian Gibbons
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11563
USA v. Jaime Abimel-Medellin
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11575
Anthony Kenney v. Sedgwick Claims Mgmt Natl, et al
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11600
John Hillin v. DJ Harmon
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11642
USA v. James Hunt, Jr.
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41439
Ezell v. Kansas City Southern Railway Co.  
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60409

Justia Opinion Summary: After he drove his car into a stationary train that was blocking a traffic crossing, plaintiff filed suit against KCSR, alleging common law negligence claims based on his allegations that the train blocked the crossing f...

Jesus Hernandez, et al v. USA, et al
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 11-50792
Poree v. Collins  
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 14-30129

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, an insanity acquittee who has been in the custody of the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System (ELMHS) since 1999, appealed the denial of his petition for habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254. The Fifth Circui...

Uretek (USA), Incorporated v. Continental Casualty
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20104