2016 Eleventh Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1001 - 1500 of 1617

USA v. Bobby Jenkins
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: 13-15874
USA v. Rashia Wilson
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11089
Ronald Abel Sorto-Lopez v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13773
USA v. Ricky Nuckles
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13823
USA v. Brian Lett
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14403
Suazo v. NCL (Bahamas), Ltd.  
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15351

Justia Opinion Summary: The Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, T.I.A.S. No. 6997, 21 U.S.T. 2517, requires signatory states to recognize written arbitration agreements “concerning a subject matter capable...

USA v. Peter Marshall Dennin
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13510
USA v. Darcy Piloto
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-13589, 17-10184
USA v. David Nolan Evans
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13832
Rebecca B. Duwell, et al v. Atlanta Medical Center, et al
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14510
USA v. Christopher DeSean Session
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14899
USA v. Rulexy Rodriguez-Vazquez
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-163970
Rambaran v. Secretary, Dep't of Corr.  
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14242

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a Florida prisoner serving a life sentence for second degree murder among other things, was granted federal habeas relief on the ground that appellate counsel had rendered ineffective assistance by failing to...

John Doe v. OneBeacon America Insurance Company
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12665
USA v. Ariel Milian
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-15141
Benjamin Kofa Fyneah v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-15161
Mamun Ansari v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13171
Susan Herron v. Social Security Administration, Commissioner
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13826
Abel Santiago-Jimenez v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13840
Ramsay Robinson v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14096
USA v. Dorian Alejandro Menco Delgado
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14655
USA v. Robert E. Spiker
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-12223
USA v. Dominic Vincent Grasso
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14453
Melissa Kohser v. Protective Life Corporation
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11704
Dorin Ivanovich Birsa v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14479
USA v. Leon Franco
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14957
Ian Orville Aiken v. Warden, FCC Coleman - Medium
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: 12-13514
USA v. Antonio Russell Ford
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10068
Daker v. Commissioner, GA Dep't of Corr.  
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-12139

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a state prisoner and a serial litigator in federal courts, appealed the denial of his petition to proceed in forma pauperis because it concluded that he had six strikes under the Prison Litigation Reform Act,...

USA v. Michael A. Yedor
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10282
USA v. Jose Romeu
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13329
USA v. Juan Carlos Rivas
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14074
R. Jamie Ruhl v. Cathi Spear, et al.
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14134
Charles Ortolano v. Amin Radiology, et al
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10838
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. v. Lotsa Helping Hands, Inc.
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-12195, 15-12854
Carter v. Filbeck  
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12529

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Timothy Filbeck, a lieutenant with the sheriff's office, arrested the new owner's agents of his foreclosed home. Plaintiffs, who were lawfully performing their jobs, filed suit against Filbeck and the Sheriff,...

Jose Hernandez, et al v. Crown Equipment Corporation
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13398
Charles B. Anderson, Jr. v. FCC Coleman - USP II Warden
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13654
Sherrilyn Taylor v. Richard Taylor, et al.
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13694
Jimenez-Morales v. U.S. Attorney General  
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15359

Justia Opinion Summary: An IJ found that petitioner did not have a reasonable fear of persecution or torture, that he had no basis for withholding of removal, and that he could not obtain relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). The c...

Joseph J. Tomaszewski v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11291
Lucien Frank Sobolewski v. USA
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11727
USA v. Jorge Bonilla Mesa
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13278
USA v. Derrick Dwayne Mackey
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13450
Stephen McNeeley v. Norman Wilson, et al.
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14023
USA v. Christopher Jermain Spann
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14028
USA v. Michael Doherty
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14684
United States v. Smith  
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 13-15476

Justia Opinion Summary: Garrity v. New Jersey held that a public employee may not be coerced into surrendering his Fifth Amendment privilege by threat of being fired or subjected to other sanctions. The principle issue on appeal is one of first...

Vitreo Retinal Consultants v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs.  
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-15342, 15-12005

Justia Opinion Summary: VRC filed suit against HHS and the Secretary, seeking the recoupment of payments VRC returned to Medicare after it was issued notice of an overpayment. At issue is the reimbursement rate of the intravitreal injection of...

USA v. Michael Catala
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13772
USA v. Carlos Manuel Perez
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14238
Jose Adalberto Duran v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14269
BVS Acquisition Co., LLC, et al v. Rory A. Brown, et al
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14236
Patterson v. CitiMortgage, Inc.  
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14636

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Patterson and Breedlove filed suit against Mortgage Systems, seeking to enforce a contract between Patterson and CitiMortgage for the sale of Breedlove’s home to Patterson for a bargain basement price. CitiMor...

Ken Joseph v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, et al.
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11383
Hammonds v. Commissioner, AL DOC  
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11797

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Artez Hammonds was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. Relevant to this appeal, petitioner invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during the guilt phase of his trial and e...

Ariel Marantes v. Miami-Dade County, et al.
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13333
USA v. Backari Mackey
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13614
Hoop Culture, Inc. v. Gap Inc.
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13818
Jorge Manzanares-Saldana v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13839
Solomon David Roberts v. Attorney General, State of Florida, et al
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14008
Antonio Rodriguez v. Cargo Airport Services USA, LLC, et al
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14108
Clark v. Attorney General, State of FL  
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15022

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a state prisoner convicted of murder and sentenced to death, seeks a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254 based on the ineffective assistance of counsel during the penalty phase of his trial, the...

Jie Zhu v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10007
Monica R. Watts v. Ford Motor Company
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10280
USA v. Calvin Woodard
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11726
W.A. Griffin, MD v. Suntrust Bank, Inc.
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12858
USA v. Ramiret B. Davis
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13064
United States v. Miller  
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13555

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found guilty of three counts of producing child pornography and one count of committing those crimes while under obligation to register as a sex offender. On appeal, defendant challenged his conviction and...

USA v. Basilio Parra-Guzman
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14068
Gold Cross EMS, Inc. v. The Children's Hospital of Alabama
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14369
United States v. Barron-Soto  
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 13-14731

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Barron-Soto and Hernandez appealed convictions stemming from their involvement in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The court concluded that the evidence obtained from the execution of the search war...

Kennique Cotton v. Dolgencorp, LLC
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10333
Pablo F. Maldonado v. Unnamed Defendant, et al
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10867
USA v. Jonathan Harry Lee Williams
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12514
Maryann Brothers v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14668
United States v. Jiminez-Antunez  
Date: April 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10224

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to commit money laundering. At issue on appeal is a question of first impression: whether a criminal defendant must show good cause to d...

Norris v. United States  
Date: April 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10390

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of forcing women into prostitution and sentenced to life in prison. On remand, a different judge sentenced petitioner to 35 months of imprisonment. Three years after the trial, the United States...

Jerome Calvert v. Fulton County, Georgia
Date: April 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11814
USA v. Fitzgerald Gabriel
Date: April 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13946
Corey H. Dennis v. Warden, Ware State Prison, et al.
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15145
USA v. Candido Armenta-Mendoza
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10163
Arelis Nunez v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12188
Cornelius Martin, II v. Michael Wood
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12418
Alesya M. Paschal v. Secretary of the Army
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13256
USA v. Miguel Pina
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13542
USA v. Jerry Joseph
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 14-12322
Herschel Gerald Byrd v. Warden Riverbend CF, et al
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10499
Abel Martinez v. City Of Pembroke Pines, et al
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12239
United States v. Warren  
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12519

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of illegally receiving a firearm while under indictment for robbery by intimidation, and then appealed the district court's application of a four-level enhancement under USSG 2K2.1(b...

Johnnie M. Hayes, et al v. U.S. Bank National Association, et al
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12986
USA v. Oscar Gonzalez
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13018
Collado v. J. & G. Transport, Inc.  
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14635

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a collective action against J&G under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq., alleging that J&G failed to pay its truck drivers for overtime work. J&G waived its contractual right to c...

Sandra Witt v. Stryker Corporation of Michigan, et al.
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12243
Steven Coccaro, et al. v. GEICO General Insurance Company
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12591
USA v. Kenneth Donnell Watkins
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13274
Paul Hard v. Attorney General, State of Alabama, et al
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13836
USA v. Daniel Juarez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14124
USA . Abraham White
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14148
USA v. Frank Alfred Baker, et al
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14177
USA v. James Bonny Geffrard
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14664
Michael Attea v. University of Miami, et al
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-11350, 16-11450
Mowafak Shahla v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-11734, 15-13444
USA v. Fredrick Worrills
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12248
USA v. Harry Clinton Carter
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12658
Gonzalez v. U.S. Attorney General  
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12878

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Honduras, seeks review of the BIA's denial of his application for withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). Giving Chevron deference to the BIA's de...

USA v. Karriece Quontrel Davis
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-13504, 15-15227
USA v. Geovanni Williams
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13530
USA v. Gerald J. Robinson
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14094
Judy L. Forster, et al v. Nations Funding Source, Inc., et al
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14316
Georgia Tasman, LLC v. Neil Eisner
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14506
Vincent White v. John MClain
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-15270
In re: Troy Robinson
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-11304
USA v. Kevin Reynolds
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: 14-13896
Carol Gaylor v. North Springs Associates, LLLP
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11804
Uberoi v. Supreme Court of Florida  
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12636

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that the Florida Supreme Court unlawfully denied her application to become a member of the Florida Bar in violation of federal bankruptcy law and her right to due process. The district court...

USA v.Omar A. Estrada
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13336
Lindsay Acre, et al. v. Jason Chambers, et al.
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14024
Commodores Entertainment Corporation v. Thomas McClary, et al.
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14883
Maurice Symonette, et al. v. V.A. Leasing Corporation, et al.
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15222
USA v. William Cardona-Castillo
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10706
USA v. Richard Dale Brooks
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11015
Kendra M. Chukes v. Sailormen Inc.
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12192
Deborah A. Kenning v. Daniel Carli, et al.
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12975
Suntrust Bank v. John H. Ruiz, et al.
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13044
USA v. Ramiro Lucio Leal-Chavez
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14638
Michael O. Devaughn v. U.S. Marshals Service, et al.
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10157
USA v. Teddy Garcia
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12702
USA v. Teodoro Gonzalez-Mendiola
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12735
USA v. Arnaldo Gonzalez
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14235
Mykola Shchupak v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14363
Regina Vickers v. Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14905
USA v. James Patrick Baker
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10225
USA v. Gabriel Scott Hamda
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10822
USA v. Walter Eric Holmes
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12072
USA v. Rogerio Chaves Scotton
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 14-12228
USA v. Samih Abdel Rahman
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 14-12316
USA v. Shaun Eric McKinley
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15619
Kathy Emery v. American Airlines, Inc.
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10100
USA v. Elvin Wood Pizzaty
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10542
Martin O'Boyle v. William H. Thrasher, et al
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-10997, 15-13698
Antoinette Thaxton-Brooks, M.D. v. Jonathan Baker, et al.
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11103
Louvon Worthern Burroughs v. Angela Corey, et al.
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11251
William Smith v. City of Greensboro, et al.
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11643
Kevin E. Potter, et al. v. Robert Altman
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11645
USA v. Leon Perry Brooks, Sr.
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11695
Thomas Burgess v. W.T. Taylor
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12599
USA v. James Thomas Withrow
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12869
USA v. James D. Edouard
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13218
Nancy A. Wilson v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14474
USA v. Justin Trujillo
Date: April 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11242
United States v. Croteau  
Date: April 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11720

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction and sentence for ten counts of making false, fictitious, or fraudulent claims on his tax returns and one count of corruptly interfering with the administration of internal revenue laws....

USA v. Donald Lee Reeves
Date: April 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11784
USA v. Kevin D. Webser
Date: April 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13429
W.A. Griffin, MD v. Lockheed Martin Corporation
Date: April 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13515
Rosenberg v. DVI Receivables XIV, LLC  
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14620

Justia Opinion Summary: In entertaining defendants' Fed. R. Civ. P. 50(b) motion for judgment as a matter of law after a jury trial, the district court applied the filing deadline found in the Federal Civil Rules and thus found the motion timel...

USA v. Stanley P. Phillips
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10995
USA v. Demetrius N. Weddle
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14671
Chadwick Banks v. Secretary, FL DOC, et al.
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-10591, 15-10952
Keith Brian Cruitt v. State of Alabama, et al.
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10789
United States v. Green  
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10270

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Jeffrey Green and Karen Hebble were each convicted of one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, in violation of 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C), and 846; and one count of conspiracy to commit...

Wood v. Unified Gov't of Athens-Clarke Cnty.  
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11707

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, retirees of the ACC, alleged that the ACC breached contractual obligations to provide health benefits to eligible retirees. The district court granted the ACC's motion for partial judgment on the pleadings. A...

Frazier-White v. Gee  
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12119

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging disability discrimination and retaliation claims arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101, and Florida law. At issue is whether defendant discriminated agains...

USA v. Robert Troy Altman
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12408
USA v. Timothy Hatten
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Numbers: 13-12299, 15-11091
USA v. Ivan Vaclavik
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13725
J.A.M. v. Nova Southeastern University, Inc.
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13883
James Bernard Jones, Jr. v. USA
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11008
NJN Systems, Inc. v. Sunoco, Inc.
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11470
Uzoamaka O. Akpele v. Pacific Life Insurance Company, et al.
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11529
Trask v. Secretary, Dept. of VA  
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11709

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against the VA, alleging claims of employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq., and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), 29...

Hans Kaiser v. Scott Steele, et al.
Date: April 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11052
USA v. Shawn Lavon Brown
Date: April 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11063
USA v. Michael Ali Bryant, Sr.
Date: April 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12693
Dennis Fernandez v. Secretary, Department of Corrections, et al.
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10653
United States v. Thomas  
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14680

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, convicted of knowingly accessing with intent to view child pornography, challenged the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence discovered on an HP desktop computer in his home. The court co...

USA v. Maria Haydee Luzula
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10032
Brown v. Warden, FCC Coleman - Low  
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11335

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, serving 3 concurrent 188-month sentences, appealed the district court's dismissal of his 28 U.S.C. 2241 petition brought pursuant to the 28 U.S.C. 2255(e) savings clause. At issue is the fourth prong of the j...

Kirk Medearis v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11605
United States v. Marroquin-Medina  
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12322

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant's original 72-month sentence represented a downward departure from his advisory guidelines range of 87 to 108 months based on his substantial assistance to the government. The district court applied a 3-level r...

Branch Banking and Trust Company v. Betty Rogers
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12675
USA v. Kelvin Ferguson
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12694
USA v. Priscilla Ann Ellis
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-15091
USA v. Dwayne T. Jackson, et al.
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 14-12162
USA v. Yoan Alvarez-Hernandez
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12254
USA v. Ernesto Cortes-Castro
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13101
USA v. Cedric Dewayne Patterson
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14001
Westmoreland v. Warden  
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15738

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner appealed the district court's dismissal of his pro se habeas petition as time-barred under 28 U.S.C. 2244(d)(1). The court granted a certificate of appealability (COA) on these issues: (1) Whether the proper f...

Rafael Polanco v. USA
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10182
Justice v. United States  
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10273

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor declared bankruptcy in 2011 and sought to discharge his federal income tax liability for tax years 2000 through 2003. Debtor had filed Forms 1040 for those tax years many years late, and only after the IRS had iss...

USA v. Juan Francisco Donis-Galan
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11209
Kimberly Agee v. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11747
Ayman Omar Abdallah v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12301
USA v. Andy Pierre
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12809
USA v. Nathaniel Hardiman
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12873
USA v. Yolanda Lasso-Perez
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13273
De Gazelle Group, Inc. v. Tamaz Trading Establishment  
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13543

Justia Opinion Summary: Tamaz, a Saudi Arabian company, appealed the denial of its Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b)(4) motion to vacate a default judgment against it as void for lack of service of process. Tamaz argues that the district court erred in con...

USA v. Bartolo Gomez-Martinez
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13719
USA v. Bernard Roemmele
Date: March 29, 2016
Docket Numbers: 13-14255, 15-11287
USA v. Biniam Asghedom
Date: March 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-13465
Mays v. United States  
Date: March 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-13477

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, appealed the district court's denial of his first and only 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion to vacate his sentence. Petitioner asserts that his sentence is illegal...

USA v. Brandon K. Jenkins
Date: March 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12064
USA v. Garfield Norris Royes
Date: March 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13420
United States v. Taylor  
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-13288

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to charges related to his use of stolen identity information to add himself as an authorized user to other individuals’ pre-existing credit card accounts and open new accounts in the names of sto...

USA v. Willie C. Moody
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15793
F.E.B. Corp. v. United States  
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11771

Justia Opinion Summary: FEB filed suit against the government seeking to quiet title to a spoil island off Key West, known as Wisteria Island. Wisteria Island was formed as a result of the Navy's dredging operations. In this case, it is undispu...

John Pinson v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association, et al.
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11772
Oscar Rodriguez, et al. v. Detective Mark Shireman
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12271
USA v. Rosario Rivera
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12345
USA v. Christopher A. Edgecombe
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13702
USA v. Joseph Witchard
Date: March 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10617
The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co., Inc. v. Bersin Bagel Group, LLC  
Date: March 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11748

Justia Opinion Summary: Bersin filed suit, alleging that it had been induced into investing more than $350,000 in a BWB franchise through fraud and misrepresentations, some of which concerned OBWB’s advertising of patented technology. The court...

Bishop v. Ross Earle & Bonan, P.A.  
Date: March 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12585

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the Collectors, alleging that the debt collection letter they sent her violated section 1692(g) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 U.S.C. 1692(g), by failing to notify her...

Gloria Fernandez v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: March 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13724
USA v. Robert W. McCandless
Date: March 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14632
United States v. Baston  
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-14444, 15-10923

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of charges related to his role as an international sex trafficker. The government argues that the district court erred when it refused to award restitution to a victim of defendant’s sex trafficki...

Alvarez v. ICE  
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14611

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was ordered removed, he remained in ICE custody from November 25, 2008 until October 21, 2009 - an amount of time greatly exceeding the 90-day statutory period for removal under the Immigration and Nation...

Mary Becker v. Gregory A. Newman, et al.
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15181
Calvin Leon Massey v. Quality Correctional Health Care, et al.
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11025
ADT LLC v. Alarm Protection Technology Florida, LLC, et al
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-11277, 15-12650
Valarie Kay Kilgore v. Trussville Development, LLC
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11850
S.M. v. Gwinnett County School District
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12862
Billy Cypress, et al. v. USA, et al.
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10132
Jason Jordan v. City of Union City, Georgia
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12038
USA v. Francis Miller
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12776
Mihai Tanjala v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13276
Donald Alan Tobkin v. Frederick Francis Rudzik, et al
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13350
USA v. Gregory Bernard Lee
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13529
Tracy Ravizee v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13860
Nicholas Salerno v. Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections, et al
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Numbers: 17-14459, 14-14459
Subcontracting Concepts, LLC v. Creative Insurance Managers, Inc.
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10501
Jane McGinnis v. American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc.
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-13404
Five For Entertainment S.A., et al v. El Cartel Records, Inc., et al
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14133
USA v. Shabazz Sangria Wingfield
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10600
USA v. Aaron Edwin Remaley
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10875
David Acosta v. James A. Gustino, P.A., et al
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11477
USA v. David Christopher Schaefer
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11557
USA v. Stanley Bolden
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12308
Ledford v. Warden, GDCP  
Date: March 21, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15650

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a death-row inmate, filed a 28 U.S.C. 2254 petition, raising several challenges to his conviction and death sentence. The district court held an evidentiary hearing and found that petitioner was not intellect...

Brown v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc.  
Date: March 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11455

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, consumers from California and Texas, filed class actions against Electrolux, the manufacturer of front-loading washing machines, alleging warranty and consumer claims. Specifically, plaintiffs allege that the...

USA v. Raul Alfredo Constanza
Date: March 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12893
Michael Roper v. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, LTD, et al
Date: March 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13363
Morgan Allen Armstrong v. Michael F. Andrews, et al
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-12201, 15-12683
USA v. Arleys Fernando Garces
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 14-13016
Blue Martini Kendall, LLC v. Miami Dade Cnty.  
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 14-13722

Justia Opinion Summary: Two off-regular-duty Miami-Dade police officers were moonlighting by providing "police services" to a local bar and nightclub, Blue Martini. The officers got into an altercation with two individuals, Gustavo and Elsa Mar...

matthew Focht Enterprises, Inc. v. Michael LePore
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13848
United States v. Sammour  
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 13-13962

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of charges stemming from his participation in a scheme to file fraudulent income tax returns with stolen identities. Defendant, an Arab Muslim, argues that he was denied a fair trial after Juror 9...

United States v. McCloud  
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14547

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm that traveled interstate. The district court determined that defendant's three prior armed robbery convictions were committed on separate occ...

Michael Yusim v. Department of Labor, et al
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15087
Stan Motley v. Fulton County, Georgia, et al
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11628
Castillo v. United States  
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Number: 13-11757

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of illegally possessing and making guns, appealed the district court's denial of his motion to vacate under 28 U.S.C. 2255. A pretrial intervention officer observed a bolt-action rifle in petitioner...

USA v. Toriano Johnson, et al
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Number: 13-14676
United States v. Clarke  
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-11663, 15-11996

Justia Opinion Summary: On remand from the Supreme Court, these consolidated appeals challenge six actions brought by the district court to enforce summonses issued by the IRS in an investigation of DHLP and Beekman. The court remanded the case...

USA v. Brady Jerome Linton
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12335
Kimberly Thomas v. Dolgencorp, LLC
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13399
Mery Castillo v. School Board of Broward County, Florida, et al.
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13943
USA v. Michael Benjamin Crowder
Date: March 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10895
USA v. Kathryn Cohen Allen
Date: March 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11117
USA v. Cedric Presley
Date: March 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11469
Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Gregg R. Amerman
Date: March 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11673
USA v. Michael Lavon Bostic
Date: March 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11858
USA v. Yaigel Hernandez Pestana
Date: March 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12304
USA v. Stacey LaDrake Parson
Date: March 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12416
USA v. Juan Roman
Date: March 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13187
Sasha Dixon v. Allergan USA. Inc.
Date: March 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13222
Kelvin Rance v. Village of Palm Springs, Florida, et al
Date: March 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13436
USA v. Victor G. Baxter
Date: March 11, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-13238, 15-12788, 16-15995
USA v. Francisco Aletto, Sr.
Date: March 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10309
USA v. Kevin Abarca
Date: March 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11304
USA v. Shawnston Beaudoin
Date: March 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12324
USA v. Laquisha Q. Johnson
Date: March 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12354
Laura McKinley v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Date: March 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14036
USA v. Luis Linares
Date: March 10, 2016
Docket Numbers: 13-12325, 15-10559, 15-11708
USA v. Darryl Burke, et al
Date: March 10, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-10704, 14-13758
Larry G. Coker v. Corizon Medical Services, Inc., et al.
Date: March 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11414
USA v. Mark Daniel Dehaven
Date: March 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12552
USA v. Ismael Rivera
Date: March 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12847
Nichols v. Alabama State Bar  
Date: March 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13248

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the State Bar, alleging a due process claim under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Specifically, plaintiff alleged that the State Bar’s rules applied the same standards and procedures for reinstatement for di...

Burton W. Wiand, et al v. Dancing $, LLC
Date: March 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13410
USA v. Evelio Rizo, Sr.
Date: March 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14647
In re: Anthony Johnson
Date: March 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10011
USA v. Christopher Maurice Norman
Date: March 9, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11973
Franklin J. Nero, Sr. v. Mayan Mainstreet INV 1, LLC, et al
Date: March 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10089
Douglas T. Edwards v. Apple Computer, Inc., et al.
Date: March 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10244
Federated Bank v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Date: March 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11946
USA v. Wayne L. Broderick
Date: March 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12466
Dan Pronman, et al. v. Brian Styles, et al.
Date: March 9, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-12651, 16-12157
USA v. Junior St. Fleurose
Date: March 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13490
USA v. Carlton Potts
Date: March 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12311
Kevin Darnell Jones v. Major K. Beasley, et al.
Date: March 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13055
Weizhi Wei v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: March 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13704
Romano-Murphy v. Commissioner of IRS  
Date: March 7, 2016
Docket Number: 13-13186

Justia Opinion Summary: The IRS sent petitioner a Letter 1153 (notice of proposed assessment) informing her that, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 6672(a), she - as the chief operating officer of NPRN - was personally responsible for the company’s unpaid...

Renec Ulysse, et al v. Waste Management, Inc. of Florida, et al
Date: March 7, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-10548, 14-12070
USA v. Antouin L. Barker
Date: March 7, 2016
Docket Number: 14-12317
USA v. Terrance LaCliffe Brown
Date: March 7, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14089
Marie Andrice Ollivier v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: March 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10255
Curtis Lee Watson v. FCC Coleman - USP I Warden
Date: March 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10283
Michel v. NYP Holdings, Inc.  
Date: March 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11453

Justia Opinion Summary: Rapper and philanthropist Prakazrel Michel, and founding member of the Fugees, filed a defamation suit alleging that an article published about him in the New York Post's Page Six gossip column claimed that he failed to...

USA v. Derrick Gadsden
Date: March 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15487
USA v. Alfredo Arroyo-Gorrostieta
Date: March 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10022
USA v. Rodney Pressler
Date: March 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10228
USA v. Dennis Anthony Nelson
Date: March 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12632
Vicente Bravo v. Juan Loor-Tuarez
Date: March 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13353
USA v. Frank Sesma-Bague
Date: March 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11315
Jeffrey Murphree v. Commissioner, Social Security Administration
Date: March 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11737
Miguel Lopez v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: March 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12096
Trinity Aviation Services, Ltd. v. Jose E. Lopez
Date: March 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12431
USA v. Biagio Anthony Mento
Date: March 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12785
USA v.Geno Rolle
Date: March 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13027
Lester Kinzy v. C.L. Cannon, et al.
Date: March 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12615
Kenneth W. Brown v. Securities and Exchange Commission, et al.
Date: March 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13099
Beverly Jo Jones v. State of Alabama, et al.
Date: March 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13573
United States v. Osorio-Moreno  
Date: March 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14447

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to illegal reentry after deportation and subseuqently appealed his sentence of 120 months in prison. The district court determined that a sentence within the guideline range would not adequately...

Fried v. Stiefel Labs., Inc.  
Date: March 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14790

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Stiefel Labs and its president, Charles Stiefel, on several grounds, including a violation of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5, 15 U.S.C. 78j(b), 17 C.F.R....

Payroll Mgmt., Inc. v. Lexington Ins. Co.  
Date: March 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10314

Justia Opinion Summary: The court originally remanded this case to the district court for additional fact-finding to establish complete diversity of citizenship between all plaintiffs and all defendants with instructions to reenter summary judg...

Evanto v. Federal National Mortgage Ass'n  
Date: March 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11450

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the assignee of his mortgage after his servicer failed to provide a payoff balance. The Truth in Lending Act (TILA), 15 U.S.C. 1641(e)(1)(A), creates a cause of action against an assignee for...

USA v. Craig Allen Hipp
Date: March 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12415
USA v. Jose Sanchez
Date: March 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12944
USA v. Jose Miguel Almonte
Date: February 29, 2016
Docket Number: 13-12390
Douglas v. United States  
Date: February 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11444

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a federal inmate, filed suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 2680, alleging that a Bureau of Prisons (BOP) official withheld wages he was owed for his work while incarcerated. Plaintiff als...

USA v. Guy Ennis Smith
Date: February 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-12276
Nyka Tassiant O'Connor v. Kelley, et al.
Date: February 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-13101
USA v. Jude Thaddeus Danahy
Date: February 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10521
USA v. Thomas Bui
Date: February 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11095
USA v. Dylan Stanley
Date: February 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11396
USA v. Alonso Eriza-Gomez
Date: February 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12323
USA v. Steven Michael Demaria
Date: February 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12652
USA v. Terrance Reid
Date: February 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13054
USA v. Kenneth F. Williams
Date: February 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14086
Ingenuity, Inc. v. Linshell Innovations Limited, et al.
Date: February 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10214
McKenzie Jerome v. USA
Date: February 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10482
Theo Farnsworth v. Social Security Administration
Date: February 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11059
William D. Herzog, et al v. Commissioner of IRS
Date: February 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12070
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Lincoln Benefit Life Company
Date: February 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12252
USA v. Jesus Arrate-Rodriguez
Date: February 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12405
USA v. Roberto Gutierrez
Date: February 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12736
Dudley Kinlock v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al
Date: February 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12867
USA v. Darren Jenard McCormick
Date: February 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13821
In re: Anthony Johnson  
Date: February 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10011

Justia Opinion Summary: The court vacated its order on January 20, 2016, and replaced it with this order. Petitioner filed a pro se application for authorization to file a second or successive 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion to vacate, set aside, or corr...

United States v. Holmes  
Date: February 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11137

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of videotaping his teenage stepdaughter performing her daily bathroom routine, without her knowing it, over a period of five months. On appeal, defendant challenged his convictions and sentences f...

Cleveland D. Dunn v. Lt. FNU Adams, et al
Date: February 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14590
Jocelyn Y. Diaz v. The First Marblehead Corporation, et al
Date: February 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15797
National Specialty Insurance Company v. Audrey Martin-Vegue
Date: February 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15811
Reganit v. Secretary, DHS  
Date: February 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10784

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sought review of defendants' denial of plaintiff's application for naturalization under 8 U.S.C. 1421(c). The district court granted summary judgment for defendants. The court concluded that plaintiff cannot es...

Steven Paul Jones v. Tom Butt, et al.
Date: February 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12602
USA v. Brian P. Kaley
Date: February 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12695
Slater v. US Steel Corp.  
Date: February 24, 2016
Docket Number: 12-15548

Justia Opinion Summary: Twenty-one months after plaintiff filed an employment discrimination case against US Steel, she filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition. When U.S. Steel learned of the bankruptcy case - that plaintiff's Chapter 7 petition...

USA v. Daniel Casamayor
Date: February 24, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15365
Jack LeFrock, M.D. v. Walgreen Co.
Date: February 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10744
USA v. Rudy Estrada
Date: February 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12178
Longo v. Seminole Indian Casino-Immokalee  
Date: February 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12460

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the Casino, alleging unlawful gender discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq., and Florida law. The Seminole Tribe of...

USA v. Guy R. Paul
Date: February 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13035
USA v. Wayne Jamar Ricks
Date: February 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11187
USA v. Felipe Gallardo
Date: February 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13854
Lisa Flagg v. First Premier Bank
Date: February 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14052
USA v. Bobby Ricky Madison
Date: February 22, 2016
Docket Number: 13-14541
USA v. Devon Hubbard
Date: February 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10764
Quigg v. Thomas Cnty. Sch. Dist.  
Date: February 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14530

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq., and 42 U.S.C. 1983, against the School District and the School Board, alleging that they discriminated and retaliated against...

Sabrina C. Jackson v. State of Alabama Department of Corrections, et al.
Date: February 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12441
Jose Yeyille v. Miami Dade County Public Schools, et al.
Date: February 22, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-13053, 15-15548
USA v. Alvaro De La Torre-Valdez
Date: February 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13519
Leon Bright v. Regina Zeigler, et al
Date: February 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13666
Joshua Moore v. Geico General Insurance Company
Date: February 19, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-13556, 14-13356
William Henry Thomas v. Secretary, Florida department of Corrections
Date: February 19, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15031
USA v. Javier Munox Ruiz
Date: February 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13119
Eternal Word Television Network v. Secretary  
Date: February 18, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-12696, 14-12890, 14-13239

Justia Opinion Summary: In these consolidated appeals, plaintiff challenged the regulations implementing the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act, 42 U.S.C. 300gg-13(a), arguing that the regulations’ accommodation for nonprofit orga...

Hunt v. Aimco Properties, L.P.  
Date: February 18, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14085

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3604, against Aimco, on behalf of herself and her son Karl, who was born with Down Syndrome, alleging that Aimco threatened her and her son with eviction and non...

USA v. Anthony Vikey Omar Price
Date: February 18, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15337
USA v. Courtney Garner
Date: February 18, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15745
USA v. Darryl Burke
Date: February 18, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-10704, 14-13758
USA v. Carey Dowis
Date: February 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10988
USA v. Juan Carlos Paulino
Date: February 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11768
USA v. Tomas Rios
Date: February 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13578
Hugh F. Culverhouse v. Paulson & Co. Inc., et al.
Date: February 17, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14526
USA v. Kenneth J. Enrico
Date: February 17, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15447
USA v. Erasmo Aguinaga
Date: February 17, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-15577, 14-15579
Seamon v. Remington Arms Co.  
Date: February 17, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15662

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a product liability suit against Remington after her husband, Kenneth Seamon, died from a gunshot wound while deer hunting alone. Plaintiff alleged that Mr. Seamon died as a result of a defect in his Remi...

Guang Lin Chang v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: February 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11856
Mario Jimenez v. Karen Wizel, et al.
Date: February 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11861
Michaelene tTtteh v. WAFF Television, Raycom Media, Inc.
Date: February 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12278
Derwin Hubbard v. Social Security Administration, Commissioner
Date: February 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12920
USA v. Jose Armando Alvarado, et al
Date: February 12, 2016
Docket Number: 13-15403
Joseph Finch v. Secretary, Department of Corrections
Date: February 12, 2016
Docket Number: 14-12981
USA v. Marcos Gamino
Date: February 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11640
USA v. Ericson Lamar Snow
Date: February 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12120
Annette Whitton v. Commissioner, Social Security Administration
Date: February 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12357
Hadi "Max" Falahati v. Tracey Egan, et al
Date: February 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13029
Nancy G. Clark v. Chase Bank USA, N.A., et al
Date: February 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13366
USA v. Jonathan Ashley Turner
Date: February 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13945
USA v. Jesus Perez-Prado
Date: February 11, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-11332, 15-12991
Linda Lee, et al. v. Universal Underwriters Insurance Company
Date: February 11, 2016
Docket Number: 14-13345
USA v. Latavis Deyonta Mackroy, et al
Date: February 11, 2016
Docket Number: 14-13397
USA v. Antonio James
Date: February 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10342
Mooney v. Webster  
Date: February 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11229

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal concerns whether a Georgia statute exempts the assets in a health savings account (HSA) from inclusion in a bankruptcy estate. The court certified the following questions to the Supreme Court of Georgia: (1)...

USA v. Amaury Salazar
Date: February 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12868
Yvon Themeus, Sr. v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Date: February 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13240
Leslie Wayne Hill v. Mike Hale, et al.
Date: February 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13592
USA v. Cordell Jones
Date: February 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10932
USA v. William A. Tendrich
Date: February 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12302
USA v. Sylvester Eugene Bennett
Date: February 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12634
USA v. Darryl Solomon Hope
Date: February 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12773
USA v. Eleftherios Zachariadis
Date: February 9, 2016
Docket Number: 14-12436
Ronald Maurice Smith v. USA
Date: February 9, 2016
Docket Number: 14-13595
USA v. Nina McKinnie Macena
Date: February 9, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14915
John F. Pullins v. Dean W. Hagins, et al
Date: February 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11789
USA v. Roberto R. Sosa
Date: February 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11837
Mario Mares-Cruz v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: February 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12840
Glenn C. Smith v. Attorney General, State of Florida, et al
Date: February 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13929
Johnnie Fitzgerald Howard v. C. Kraus, et al
Date: February 8, 2016
Docket Number: 13-10268
DeKalb Cnty. v. U.S. Dept. of Labor  
Date: February 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15435

Justia Opinion Summary: The County petitioned for review of the Board's ruling reversing the ALJ's findings and conclusions in a proceeding under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C. 1367. The parties agreed that the Board incorre...

USA v. Timothy Baughman
Date: February 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10604
Curtis L. Sparks, Jr. v. Contessa Bell, et al.
Date: February 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12123
USA v. Samuel Knowles
Date: February 8, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-12943, 16-15080, 17-10177
USA v. Johnny Lee Leonard
Date: February 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13157
Conraad L. Hoever v. Department of Homeland Security
Date: February 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13886
East Okeechobee Palms, LLC, et al. v. Richard Kellam, et al.
Date: February 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14385
Palmer Ranch Holdings v. Commissioner  
Date: February 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14167

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stems from a dispute regarding Palmer Ranch's residential development (B-10). Palmer Ranch argued that B-10’s highest and best use was residential development under a Moderate Density Residential (“MDR”) zoning...

USA v. Jessia Clifford Daniels
Date: February 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11901
USA v. Javier Mendez-Perez
Date: February 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12681
USA v. Ariel Arias, et al.
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-12993
Vista Marketing, LLC v. Burkett  
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14068

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury concluded that defendant violated the Store Communications Act (SCA), 18 U.S.C. 2701-2712, when, in accordance with her lawyer’s advice, she viewed her ex-husband's (plaintiff) emails in an effort to prove to the...

Blanco GMBH + Co. KG v. Vito Antonio Laera
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10692
USA v. Clayton Ryan Manning
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11245
Daryl Rondel Williams v. DeKalb County Jail, et al.
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11601
Gomez v. Fuenmayor  
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12075

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, M.N.'s mother, made several threats against M.N.'s father during a contentious custody battle in Venezuela. At issue is whether significant threats and violence directed against a parent can constitute a grave...

USA v. Javier Maxwell
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12360
Amy Rachel v. Christopher McCann, et al
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12677
Elijah James Chisolm v. USA
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 13-14605
USA v. Quelyory A. Rigal
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 13-14841
USA v. J.L. Menefee, II
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-11133, 15-12022
USA v. Mauricio Warner
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 14-13977
USA v. Fredrick Todd Anderson
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 14-13979
USA v. Dean O. Barham
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15088
Danny v. Secretary, FL Dept. of Corr.  
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15522

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner pleaded guilty to the crime of lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim who was less than 12 years old. At issue is whether a petition for a belated direct appeal, under Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9...

Nelson Coniglio, et al. v. Bank of America, NA
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-15783, 15-11637
Corrections Corporation of America v. Beth Ann Scharrer, et al.
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10303
USA v. Michael Owens
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10358
Crew One Productions v. NLRB  
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10429

Justia Opinion Summary: Crew One refers stagehands to the producers of concerts and other live events in the Atlanta area. The Board determined that the stagehands were employees of Crew One, which gave the Board authority to regulate their rel...

USA v. Duane Miller
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12912
Earl E. Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al.
Date: February 2, 2016
Docket Number: 13-14590
USA v. Osvaldo Domingo Ceballo
Date: February 2, 2016
Docket Number: 14-12420
USA v. Elizabeth Linkel
Date: February 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10083
USA v. Cruz Vicente, Jr.
Date: February 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10671
USA v. Jorge Eliecer Bueno-Sierra
Date: February 2, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-11990, 15-12282
Herrera v. U.S. Attorney General  
Date: February 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12093

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Peru, seeks review of the BIA's affirmance of the IJ's order of removal, finding that petitioner was ineligible for cancellation of removal because he had been convicted of an aggravat...

W.A. Griffin, MD v. Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.
Date: February 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13516
Brandon Jones v. Commissioner, GA DOC, et al.
Date: February 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10277
Cholpon Alymova v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: February 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-13342
USA v. Michael Phillip Telemaque
Date: February 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14122
Regions Bank v. Christine Herendeen, et al.
Date: February 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11301
Richard V. Kelly v. Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
Date: February 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11888
Brandon Jones v. Commissioner, GA DOC, et al.
Date: February 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10277
Patterson v. Secretary, FL Dept. of Corr.  
Date: January 29, 2016
Docket Number: 12-12653

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a Florida prisoner, appealed the district court's dismissal of his 28 U.S.C. 2254 habeas corpus petition as second or successive under 28 U.S.C. 2244(b). The court concluded that, under the court's prior deci...

David W. Foley, Jr., et al v. Orange County, et al
Date: January 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10936
Banning Lary, M.D., et al v. Boston Scientific Corporation, et al
Date: January 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10320
USA v. Gerry Sanders
Date: January 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10577
Dan Schmidt v. Florida First District Court of Appeals, et al.
Date: January 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10771
Richard S. Milbauer v. USA
Date: January 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11053
USA v. Jorge Barragan Mejia
Date: January 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12172
USA v. Sam Henricy
Date: January 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-13226
Jones v. GDCP Warden  
Date: January 28, 2016
Docket Number: 11-14774

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of murder and robbery, moved the court to recall its 2014 mandate denying his petition for habeas corpus relief and to reconsider his original habeas petition after the full Court issues an en banc...

USA v. Daniel Charles Kirk
Date: January 28, 2016
Docket Number: 13-15103
USA v. Troy Simon
Date: January 28, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-10135, 15-13456
USA v. Edward Shane Smallwood
Date: January 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15096
Tony Cordera v. Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections
Date: January 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10963
Alexander Harvin v. Nationwide Title Clearing, et al.
Date: January 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11262
Overstreet v. Warden  
Date: January 27, 2016
Docket Number: 13-14995

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, guilty of 35 counts arising from his role in armed robberies of fast food restaurants, appealed the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. 2254 petition for writ of habeas corpus. The court concluded that a...

USA v. Carl Lamont Brandon
Date: January 27, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10866
USA v. Kateena Rena Norman
Date: January 27, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-11275, 15-12390
Tenisha Felio, et al. v. Christopher Hyatt, et al.
Date: January 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-15702
Warren A. Stiles, M.D. et al. v. Bankers Healthcare Group, Inc.
Date: January 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11294
USA v. Jeffrey Stringer
Date: January 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12102
USA v. Jean Souffrant
Date: January 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12414
National Mining Ass'n v. Secretary, U.S. Dep't of Labor  
Date: January 25, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-11942, 14-12163

Justia Opinion Summary: Two separate groups brought pre-enforcement challenges to the MSHA's final rule, entitled Lowering Miners’ Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust, Including Continuous Personal Dust Monitors (New Dust Rule). On the first...

Hoefling, Jr. v. City of Miami  
Date: January 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-12482

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the City and its officers under 42 U.S.C.1983, federal maritime law, and state law, alleging that defendants seized his sailboat and destroyed it without justification and without notice. The...

Ulrick Andre Bolton v. Heely-Brown
Date: January 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14024
Robert Martin v. USA
Date: January 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-14399
USA v. Shane Mariano
Date: January 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10694