2018 Eleventh Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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A.L. v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-12647, 17-10143, 17-10144, 17-10148, 17-10149, 17-10150, 17-10151, 17-10152, 17-10153, 17-10154, 17-10193, 17-10194, 17-10195, 17-10196, 17-10198, 17-10199, 17-10200, 17-10202, 17-10203

Justia Opinion Summary: In these 30 consolidated appeals, individuals with severe autism filed suit against Disney, alleging that the company and its theme parks failed to accommodate their disabilities, in violation of Title III of the America...

Dixon v. United States  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13780

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States was held liable upon the district court's finding that a doctor at a federal health facility caused plaintiffs' son E.R.T. to suffer severe and life-altering injuries at the time of his birth. On appeal...

USA v. Richard Lilliston
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14378
USA v. Mateo Gomez-Silvestre
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14577
USA v. Audrey Latrell Jenkins
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15128
Nimrod Hernandez-Hernandez v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15289
Levi Wilson, et al v. Deputy Anthony Parker, et al
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15294
Bennett v. Jefferson County  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 15-11690

Justia Opinion Summary: The doctrine of equitable mootness, which permits courts sitting in bankruptcy appeals to dismiss challenges when effective relief would be impossible, applies in the Chapter 9 context. The Eleventh Circuit held that it...

Guarantee Company of North America v. Pine Plantation LLC.
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-15751
USA v. Xavier Francisco Villanueva
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12024
USA v. Gildardo Montufar Coria
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15076
Dorothy Stewart v. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15184
Jason T. Deaton v. State of Florida
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15235
DeLeon Colon v. United States  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15357

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of petitioner's pro se 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion challenging his sentence in light of Johnson v. United States. The court held that petitioner's Indiana battery convi...

USA v. Camilo Trochez
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15771
Laura M. Watson v. Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, et al
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Numbers: 14-11021, 14-11675, 17-13940
USA v. Joseph Leroy Thomas
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12665
Sybil Little v. CRSA, et al
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13887
Marie Alcide v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14395
Spirit Airlines, Inc. v. Maizes  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14415

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was whether it was a judge or an arbitrator who must decide if the arbitration agreement between Spirit Airlines and members of its $9 Fare Club allows for arbitration of claims brought by a class...

USA v. Felix Alfredo Rivas
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14860
USA v. Bernard Stokley
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10309
USA v. Alfonzo Demitrious Rowe
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10978
Kimberly Thomas v. Amtrak, et al.
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-11442
Alex Higdon v. Judge Gail S. Tusan, et al
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Numbers: 15-15597, 15-15742, 16-10446, 17-11127
Mary A. Tucker v. JP MOrgan CHase Bank N.A.
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-10211, 17-12020
USA v. Marsha Diane Elmore
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11221
Wilbur Veasy v. Sheriff of Palm Beach County
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-11343, 17-13174
Brandy Wallace v. Nicolo Mangiaracina, et al.
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-11403, 17-12764
Beeman v. United States
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16710
United States v. Joyner  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-10289, 17-10826

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Joyner and Sturgis appealed their convictions and sentences for multiple counts of Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. The Eleventh Circuit held that the district court did...

Leidy Maybeli Osorio-Zacarias, et al. v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-10651, 17-14840
United States v. Lemus Castillo  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10830

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's 132 month sentence for drug trafficking under the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act. The court held that the Fifth Amendment did not entitle defendant to relief from his mandator...

Alex Higdon v. Fulton County, Georgia, USA, et al.
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11154
Tommy Lee Gaines v. Chairman, Florida Parole Commission, et al
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12930
Kaye v. Blue Bell Creameries, Inc.  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13588

Justia Opinion Summary: After debtor filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, the trustee filed an adversary proceeding against Blue Bell to recover from Blue Bell more than $500,000 in a series of payments that Blue Bell had received from debtor...

Sherilyn J. Leroux v. NCL (Bahamas) LTD.
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13877
Janet Krug v. Celebrity Cruises, Inc.
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14819
USA v. Donald Garrette
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15148
J.G. Bernard, Jr. v. Charles Rosenberg
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15271
USA v. DeQuentin Thomas
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10006
Latino Enterprises, Inc. v. The Taco Maker, Inc.
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10638
Lisa Hope Antoine v. Eugene Raymond Verin, et al.
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10645
Jermaine Padgett v. Warden, USP Atlanta
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-11177
Aaron Preston v. Secretary, Department of Corrections, et al
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10931
USA v. John R. Cowart
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11598
Somboon Poomarat v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12545
Eugene Rowley, et al v. City of Fort Pierce
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14816
Kapur Lama v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15387
Nidia Merrill v. Dyck-O'Neal,Inc.
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10456
Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. Brian Morris, et al
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-11765
Wilson v. Warden  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 14-10681

Justia Opinion Summary: On remand from the Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the denial of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus based on petitioner's claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. The Supreme Court held that this cour...

Tharpe v. Warden  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Numbers: 14-12464, 17-14027

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit held that its order denying a certificate of appealability (COA) to petitioner in this case should not be reconsidered. The court held that petitioner was not entitled to a COA for two distinct reaso...

USA v. Vladimir Louissant
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Numbers: 15-10395, 17-12708
Hugo Martinez v. Florida Department of Corrections, et al
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 15-15650
Stardust, 3007 LLC v. City of Brookhaven  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 16-17176

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the City of Brookhaven, holding that its ordinance regulating adult businesses was not unconstitutional. The city passed the ordinance for t...

USA v. Dawn Herndon
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12373
USA v. Gregorio Dominguez Vasquez
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12575
Antonio Silva v. Pro Transport, Inc.  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12744

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court's award of sanctions against plaintiff and his attorneys in an action against Pro Transport and its owners, seeking to recover unpaid wages under the Fair Labor Standards...

USA v. Salih Zeki Uces
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-12894, 17-13893
Ronald Searcy v. Prison Rehab Industries & Ent. Inc., et al.
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13873
Timothy McClung v. Social Security Administration, Commissioner
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14253
Fernandez v. The School Board of Miami-Dade County  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14319

Justia Opinion Summary: School administrators filed suit alleging that the school board's investigation and discipline of their efforts to convert their school into a charter school violated their freedom of speech and association in violation...

USA v. Pedro Gallego
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14513
Richard A. Jiles v. USA
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14899
USA v. Thom Luu
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15180
Rath v. Marcoski  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10403

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment in favor of petitioner in an action under the International Child Abduction Remedies Act to recover fees and costs. The court held that respondent failed to est...

USA v. Kurt Zamor
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16731
Juan Ramon Winfrey v. USA
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13116
Anna Fey, et al v. US Bank, N.A.
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13420
USA v. Ronterreal Gainer
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13652
USA v. Huber Moreno-Asprilla
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13859
Antonio Novoa-Carballo v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14057
Maria Isabel Alvarado Huerta v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14565
USA v. Alejandro Mena
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15190
USA v. Alejandro Sierra
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15202
USA v. Anthony Garfield Cox
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15237
A.W. v. Jennifer Box, et al.
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10534
Ghahan, LLC v. Palm Steak House, LLC, et al
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11300
Frank L. Amodeo v. USA
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-12819
National Loan Acquisitions Company v. Teresa Y. Weinacker
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12889
Hernandez Hernandez v. Acosta Tractors Inc.  
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-13057, 17-13673

Justia Opinion Summary: Acosta challenged the district court's entry of a default judgment against them after they failed to pay their required arbitration fees in a dispute with a former employee who sought unpaid wages under the Fair Labor St...

USA v. Desima James
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13810
Jones Boat Yard, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14500
USA v. Tevin Kyle Dawkins
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14642
USA v. Brad Jason Long
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15147
United States v. Elbeblawy  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16048

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and wire fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the United States and pay healthcare kickbacks. The court held that th...

R.F.J., et al v. Bruce Perry, et al
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-17560
Yellowfin Yachts, Inc. v. Barker Boatworks, LLC  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11176

Justia Opinion Summary: Yellowfin filed suit against Barker Boatworks and Kevin Barker, alleging claims for trade dress infringement and false designation of origin under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, common law unfair competition, common la...

United States v. Maitre  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12166

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for charges related to access device fraud and identity theft. The court held that the district court correctly gave the deliberate ignorance instruction...

Carrel v. AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Inc.  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13185

Justia Opinion Summary: Former employees of the Foundation filed suit under the False Claims Act, alleging that the incentives offered to employees and patients were unlawful kickbacks that rendered false any claims for federal reimbursement. T...

USA v. Owen Garth Hinkson
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14142
USA . Alberto Gomez
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14879
Loretta C. Adigun v. Express Scripts, Inc.
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15225
Bambi Alicia Herrera-Edwards v. Bernard Edwards Company, LLC, et al
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15353
Eric Watkins v. City of Lauderhill Police, et al
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10773
Checker Cab Operators, Inc. v. Miami-Dade County  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11955

Justia Opinion Summary: Medallion Holders filed suit challenging the constitutionality of the County's 2016 ordinance authorizing Transportation Network Entities (TNEs). After the district court dismissed the complaint, the Florida legislature...

Jackson v. Specialized Loan Servicing LLC  
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16685

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of the case with prejudice for failure to state a claim, but on an alternative ground. The court held that counsel for homeowners filed a multi-count, incompre...

Rodriguez Asalde v. First Class Parking Systems, LLC  
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16814

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit withdrew its previous opinion and issued this opinion in its place. Plaintiffs, who are valets, filed a putative class action against FCPS, alleging claims under the minimum-wage and overtime provis...

Antonio Lopez v. Standard Insurance Company
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11012
Nyka O'Connor v. Paul Backman, et al.
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12882
Monique Nicole Dames v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13473
Direct Niche, LLC v. Via Varejo S/A  
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13937

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Via Varejo in an action brought by Direct Niche under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), seeking to obtain a declarator...

USA v. Michael Ray Alford
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14073
Tony A. Jordan v. Defense Finance and Accounting Services, et al
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14456
USA v. Lewis Clay
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14545
USA v. Maynard Sanders
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14682
USA v. Miguel Gonzalez-Flores
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15305
Chuck Foster v. Cherokee County, et al.
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15651
USA v. Jesus Andrade-Perez
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10286
Garcia-Celestino v. Consolidated Citrus Limited Partnership  
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-10790, 17-12866

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was the meaning between the term "employer" under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and under the general common law. The Eleventh Circuit applied the common law of agency definition of "employe...

Crane v. Lifemark Hospitals, Inc.  
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-17061

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, who is deaf, filed suit against PGH and its parent organization, Lifemark Hospitals, alleging that they failed to provide an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for plaintiff to effectively communicate du...

Esperanza Silva-Solis v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-17710
USA v. Quentin Cephus
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11416
Antron Demond Edwards v. USA
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12957
Internaves de Mexico S.A. de C.V. v. Andromeda Steamship Corp.  
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12164

Justia Opinion Summary: Andromeda and Internaves entered into a shipping contract that unambiguously required the parties to submit their dispute to arbitration. At issue on appeal was where the parties agreed to arbitrate. The district court w...

Chandra Turks v. Bank of America
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12401
USA v. Cordera Hill
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13545
Geraldo Gomez v. USA
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14813
USA v. Gustavo Adolfo Ramirez Reyes
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14835
In re: Octavious Williams  
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-12538

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit vacated its previous order and replaced it with the following: The court held that petitioner's application seeking an order authorizing the district court to consider a successive petition for a wr...

Jorgie Franks v. National Labor Relations Board
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-10644, 16-10788
Batson v. The Salvation Army  
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11788

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against her former employer, the Salvation Army (TSA), alleging that the organization had discriminated against her based on her disability when it denied her a reasonable accommodation in violation...

USA v. Steven Groden
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-17229
Michael Saphir v. The School Board of Broward County, Florida
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11370
Stuart Winsor v. The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13076
Frank Gonzalez v. City of Hialeah
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14041
Dina R. Gomez De Sandoval, et al v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14226
Jean Coulter v. ADT Security Services, et al
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14829
USA v. Douglas B. Harden
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14851
USA v. Pablo Lazaro Perez
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15348
Dennis Haynes v. Dunkin' Donuts LLC, et al.
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10373
Cedric LaShawn Warner v. Jeremy Wood, et al
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10530
Whatley v. Ware SP Warden  
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16465

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's 42 U.S.C. 1983 complaint, holding that he has exhausted his available administrative remedies under the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA). Pla...

USA v. Willie Wilcher
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-16751, 17-13880
USA v. Andrew Eckel
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12673
Edgar Llorente v. Elias Gallup
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14452
racy L. Chambers v. Cherokee County, et al.
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-11581
Bobby Walker, Jr. v. Indian River Transport Co.
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10501
Raquel Abrams-Jackson v. Robert Avossa, et al.
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15205
USA v. Ralph Alpizar
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-15170
Peter Szanto v. Joseph M. Bistritz
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11634
USA v. Abasi Akeem Smith
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11976
USA v. Uchenna Azubuike
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14738
Leonard Smith v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14937
Candy Ray v. NPRTO Florida, LLC
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10188
USA v. Nicholas Narbone
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-11236
Leroy Berry v. Jamie McGowan
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-15445
Lewis v. Governor of Alabama  
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11009

Justia Opinion Summary: In February 2016, the Mayor of Birmingham signed Birmingham Ordinance No. 16-28, which guaranteed plaintiffs and all other wage earners in the city $10.10 per hour. The following day, the Alabama Governor signed the Mini...

USA v. Steven Lee Anthony
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12378
USA v. Joseph Ward
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13004
Drummond Company, Inc. v. Gary C. Cox, et al.
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15511
Stephen D. Leonard v. State of Florida, et al
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15658
USA v. Joel G. Audain
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 15-13217
Daughtrey v. Rivera  
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 15-14544

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's decision affirming the bankruptcy court's denial of debtors' motion to convert their Chapter 7 case to a Chapter 11 proceeding and approving a compromise agreement betwe...

United States v. Watts  
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12066

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's convictions and sentences for armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to support defendant's conv...

USA v. John Carlos Yoany Espinal
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12576
USA v. Leroy Robinson, II
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13510
USA v. Thomas J. Mullen, III
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13769
USA v. Tyrone Hart
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14416
USA v. Dexter Davis
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14765
NE 32nd Street, LLC v. United States  
Date: July 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11908

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was whether a conservation restriction imposed in 2013 on a property owned by the Frank Sawyer Revocable Trust restarted the 12-year statute of limitations of the Quiet Title Act, 28 U.S.C. 2409a,...

Harroll Ingram v. Secretary of the Army
Date: July 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14945
USA v. Cesar Nahum Montufar
Date: July 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15091
USA v. Cory Giddens
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12739
USA v. Stephen Anthony LeDonne
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13288
Thomas Archer Bannon, et al. v. GEICO General Insurance Company
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14184
USA v. Jennefer Auguste
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-11813
Sikes v. United States Department of the Navy  
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12421

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), seeking records related to the suicide of Admiral J.M. Boorda. Specifically, plaintiff sought six pages of handwritten notes regarding official business f...

Angel Lopez v. Secretary, Department of Corrections, et al
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12427
Center v. Secretary, Department of Homeland Security  
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14961

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's complaint against his employer, the Customs and Border Protection Agency, alleging discrimination in violation of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973...

USA v. Anthony R. Brown
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Numbers: 14-12390, 17-15471
USA v. Jai Devon Lee
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11007
Presley v. United States  
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10182

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's order denying the quashing of IRS summonses to Bank of America in the course of investigating the federal income tax liabilities of a lawyer, his law firm, and associate...

Hylor v. United States  
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10856

Justia Opinion Summary: Florida attempted first-degree murder is a "violent felony" within the meaning of the elements clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act. The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to v...

Gerald Lynn Bostock v. Clayton County
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13801
USA v. Marcelle Jenkins
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14542
Rollin Monestime v. State of Florida
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14748
USA v. Vilma Alonso
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15568
Reverend Michael Jon Kell, et al v. David J. Smith
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15696
USA v. Alj Hilton
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-11116
USA v. Anton Lemar Dames
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-16195, 16-17617, 17-11482, 18-10295
Hilda Cardelle v. Miami-Dade County, et al
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16947
USA v. Yoel De Moya Lozada
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11390
USA v. Christopher Omar Campbell
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14043
USA v. Dwayne Leron Taylor
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15561
USA v. Myron Gerald Stevens
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15729
USA v. Keith D. Dawson
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10160
Collar v. Abalux, Inc.  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10676

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for defendants in an action brought by plaintiff for unpaid overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The court held that the d...

Noris Babb v. Secretary, Department of Vetarans Affairs
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16492
USA v. James Bell
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12041
Alexis Macias Torres, et al v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15098
Charles Harper v. USA
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15394
USA v. Gerald Petion
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15542
Charlotte Taylor v. Sheriff Ric L. Bradshaw, et al
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 15-15027
USA v. Dinsen Richard St-Turbain
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-15928
USA v. Luis Fernando Bertulucci Castillo
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16354
USA v. Joshua Davis
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12697
Claudia Marcela Barco Diaz v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12790
USA v. Sheila Marie Johnson
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13723
Angel Rivera-Cruzada v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14436
Parag Patel v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14868
USA v. Richard Van Patten
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15034
USA v. Jahed Movlayazdanpahi
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15709
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Southern Trust Metals, Inc.  
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16544

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit vacated its original opinion in this case and issued the following opinion in its place. The CFTC begain investigating defendants in response to a customer's complaint of commodities fraud. The NFA...

USA v. Oleksii Tsurkan, et al
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10248
Donald Lee Ubele v. USA
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12094
USA v. Steven Arthur Morrill
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13495
Beverly Conney-Manning v. Sheriff Carlton Powell
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13546
Thomas S. Ross v. Apple, Inc.
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13712
Walter E. Clark v. Pinellas County Commission
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14065
Sharon A. Jones v. Secretary, Department of Defense
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14273
USA v. George Jenkins
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14553
Lukely Riley v. Governor of Florida, et al.
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15093
Dennis Haynes v. Panda Express, Inc.
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10614
United States v. Guevara  
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 15-14146

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of violating 31 U.S.C. 5324(b)(2) and 18 U.S.C. 2 by causing or attempting to cause a car dealership to file certain Form 8300s with the Treasury Department that conta...

Robert H. Wright, Jr. v. S/A Jerald Watson, et al.
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-16281, 17-14223
Newton v. Duke Energy Florida, LLC  
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10080

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a putative class action claiming that two provisions of the Florida Renewable Technologies and Energy Efficiency Act, which authorized the Nuclear Cost Recovery System (NCRS), were invalid under the Dorm...

USA v. Glover A. Yawn, Jr.
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11160
USA v. Maurice Mitchell
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12613
Caryn Pincus v. SpeedPay, Inc.
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13077
Michael B. Brown v. Secretary of Labor
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13151
USA v. Lakeya Sheonna Creech
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13733
Nathan Torres v. Florida Department of Corrections
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14359
Dennis Haynes v. Brinker International, Inc.
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14489
USA v. Rachel Hailey
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14543
Joseph Celestine v. Capital One, et al
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14690
Johnson & Bryan, Inc. v. Republic-Franklin Insurance Company
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15337
USA v. Willliam A. White
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Numbers: 14-15525, 17-12898
USA v. Jonathan Wade Dunning
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16843
Lester J. Smith v. D/W/S Dewberry, et al
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 16-17178
USA v. Desmond DeWayne Turner
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11236
USA v. Curtis D. Huling
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13032
Latunja Johnson v. Bessemer, Alabama, City of, et al.
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13122
USA v. Lincoln Moody
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13756
Ke Chun Wang v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14193
Gheorghe Voicu v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14556
Wayne Torpy v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14722
Michael Lindsey v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15733
Thomas Hutchinson v. AllState Insurance Company
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10448
Walter Lee Wright v. Cristina Miranda, et al
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10756
USA v. James Thomas Withrow
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Numbers: 15-12869, 17-14917
Thomas Christopher White v. Winn Dixie Montgomery LLC
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11123
Owen Bedasee, et al v. Fremont Investment & Loan Company, et al
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11556
USA v. Kennedy Harris, Jr.
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12316
Mauricio Giraldo v. Miami Dade College
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13910
Victor Tum-Lux v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14897
Assane Niang v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15399
Juan Silva v. Secretary, Department of Corrections, et al.
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10643
Marckenson Chery v. USA
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11544
USA v. Iseal Dixon
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12946
Adam R. White, et al. v. Paul Freeman
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13110
USA v. Tito Burney, Jr.
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13158
Local Access, LLC, et al. v. Peerless Network, Inc.
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13841
Jean Ann Wright v. Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15685
Lucky Capital Management, LLC v. Miller & Martin, PLLC
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16161
Joseph Daniele v. USA
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-17231
USA v. Alfred Bernard Leaks
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12010
USA v. Stacey C. Maloch
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13587
USA v. Juan Pedro Fontanez
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13944
Jillian Avena v. Imperial Salon & Spa, Inc.
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14179
Roger Smith v. Florida Commission on Offender Review
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14555
USA v. Victor Bermudez-Ruiz
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15135
Ana Daniels v. GEICO General Insurance Company
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15340
Andrea Buley v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11234
USA v. Jose Louis Pico-Mocera
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13186
USA v. Larry Ronald Duke
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13198
Kenneth Wilk v. St. Lucie County FLA. Sheriff Office, et al
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13610
Timothy Conner v. Sammy's Gentlemen's Club
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14925
Warren Oliver v. Kathleen Fuhrman, et al.
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-16398, 17-15301
United States v. Luis Morales  
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16507

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and 15 year sentence for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that the district court did not err in finding that an occupant of the hous...

Rodriguez Asalde v. First Class Parking Systems LLC  
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16814

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, who are valets, filed a putative class action against FCPS, alleging claims under the minimum-wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Eleventh Circuit held that, although the...

Hubert Kingslay v. State of Florida
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12979
Weakley v. Eagle Logistics  
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-14022, 17-14023

Justia Opinion Summary: In this consolidated appeal, plaintiff alleged that the district court abused its discretion by dismissing his two lawsuits based on the doctrine of judicial estoppel as a result of his failure to disclose them in his ba...

Mark Horne v. Carnival Corporation
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15803
Jacqueline Lewis v. City of Union City, Georgia, et al.
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 15-11362
Taiwan Smart v. City of Miami
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16740
Gladys Teye v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11551
Nextera Energy, Inc. v. United States  
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12304

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for the United States and the district court's denial of NextEra's claims seeking a tax refund for net operating losses resulting from fees it...

Frank J. Teers v. USA
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12986
Brenda J. Burch v. Atlanta City Court, et al.
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13208
Felts v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16314

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Wells Fargo, a mortgage servicer, in an action alleging that Wells Fargo failed to conduct a reasonable investigation into the accuracy of...

United States v. Henderson  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16984

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for fifty counts of making false statements in connection with the delivery of, or payment for, healthcare services and for one count of knowingly and wil...

Llorca v. Sheriff, Collier County, Florida  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-10616, 17-11377

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendants in an action brought by plaintiffs, former sheriff deputies, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Florida Minimum Wa...

Kevin Calderon, et al. v. Michael Scott
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11377
USA v. Curtis Buckingham Johnson
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11473
United States v. Suarez  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11906

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and life sentence for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The court held tha...

USA v. Philip Bernard North
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12052
Christian Arturo Lopez-Arevalo v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13309
Everglades College, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board  
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-10341

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit granted Everglades' petition for review of the NLRB panel's order concluding that the company violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In light of Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 584 U.S. __, 1...

Cowabunga, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board  
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-10932

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit granted Cowabunga's petition for review of the NLRB panel's order concluding that the company violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In light of Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 584 U.S. __, 1...

United States v. Noel  
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10529

Justia Opinion Summary: The International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages provides global notice to the world that the hostage taking criminalized by 18 U.S.C. 1203 can be prosecuted in any signatory nation of which the hostage is a c...

USA v. Sara Fernandez Escobar
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15231
USA v. Peter B. Williams
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15631
USA v. Quelyory A. Rigal
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Numbers: 13-14841, 17-13068
Wilcox v. Corrections Corporation of America  
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Numbers: 14-11258, 17-11919

Justia Opinion Summary: Wilcox was a corrections officer at McRae Correctional Facility. On July 10, 2009, Wilcox’s coworker, Jackson slapped her on the buttocks. Wilcox filed a formal complaint with the company that operates the Facility that...

USA v. Manuel Enrique Santana
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11930
Autauga Quality Cotton Association v. Crosby  
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12092

Justia Opinion Summary: Autauga, a cooperative that pools and markets farmers’ cotton, claims that the Crosbys breached a marketing agreement when they failed to deliver their promised cotton for 2010 and sought liquidated damages ($1,305,397)...

USA v. Barbara J. Wallace
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12608
Jennifer Ceithaml v. Celebrity Cruises, Inc.
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12956
USA v. Nicolas Aguilar-Velazquez
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13623
Maxi Dinga Sopo v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15426
USA v. Alfredo Capote
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10370
Kelvin Stephens v. Equifax, et al.
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10754
Freddie Aponte v. Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16580
USA v. Frank Pruitt
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-17791
USA v. Jose Manolo Morales Gomez
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11754
David Junior Upshaw v. USA
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15742
Freddie Aponte v. Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16580
Karen C. Yeh Ho v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11918
Alvin James Johnson v. Warden, et al
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12989
USA v. Flavio Edisberto Quinones Valencia
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13426
Karen Tepper Keane v. Federal Express Corporation, et al.
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13531
Carole Solloway v. Jay Clayton
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12395
Antoni William Chiappini v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12411
Edgardo Torres Rodriguez v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13046
John M. Krott v. Walton CI Warden, et al.
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13674
Gary Thomas Guevara v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13688
USA v. Johnathan Silvers
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13720
James D. Johnson v. Dr. Skoog
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14006
Ronald Bernard Daniel v. USA
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14126
USA v. Sergio Viera
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14448
Eber Rony Rodas De Leon v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14557
USA v. Kevin Alphonzo Johnson
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10264
USA v. Paul Johnson, Jr.
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-15690
Cozzi v. Thomas  
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11011

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court granted summary judgment for defendants on all charges, except for an unlawful arrest claim, in an action alleging violation of plaintiff's Fourth Amendment rights. On appeal, Officer Thomas argued tha...

Bryan Henning v. D. Casey, et al
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11466
Haynes v. Hooters of America, LLC  
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13170

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit vacated the district court's motion to dismiss a complaint seeking declaratory and injunctive relief pursuant to Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. 12181, et seq. The court h...

USA v. Marcus S. Holmes
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14079
Gelu Topa v. Teofilo Melendez, et al.
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14861
Anthony Bernard Harris v. USA
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-15790
USA v. Derma Miller
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16930
Efrain Evelio Villalobos v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-17536
USA v. Antwun Ivory Wilson
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11824
Glenn C. Smith v. Michael D. Crews, et al.
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13355
Alba Cardona v. The Mason and Dixon Lines, Inc., et al.
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14422
USA v. Nathan Perez
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14454
USA v. Qiao Chu
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10023
USA v. Jason Sanon
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13203
Leslie Nathan Rose v. M.C. Dean, Inc., et al.
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13634
USA v. Michael Ali Bryant, Sr.
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13790
USA v. Henry Marcel Williams
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14137
Cassady v. Hall  
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10667

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of plaintiff's motion for garnishment against the GDAS. The court held that garnishment actions are "suits" under the Eleventh Amendment, Georgia has not waived i...

USA v. Shirley Denise Burk, et al
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-14248
Harry A. Nail v. Officer Collado, et al
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-17048
USA v. Romie Roland
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11058
USA v. Darrell Correll Hall
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11193
Bradley Christopher Stark v. USA
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15112
USA v. Louis Huff
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15798
USA v. David Brock Lovelace, Terri L. Schneider
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-11207, 17-11028, 17-11059
Antonio L. Buckman v. Ronnie Morris, et al.
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16171
Aed El-Saba v. University of South Alabama
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-17199
USA v. Ledell L. Ellis
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10713
Kathryn Joye v. Secretary Department of Navy
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13071
USA v. Adrian Arrellano Guajardo
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-14581, 17-14582
USA v. Casimiro Carranza-Martinez
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14954
Darryl Newman, et al v. Consolidated Dispatch Agency
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15398
Slater v. United States Steel Corp.  
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 12-15548

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff filed an employment discrimination case against US Steel, she filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition that did not disclose the employment-discrimination claims. The Chapter 7 Trustee was treating the bankr...

USA v. Karen Kallen-Zury
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Numbers: 13-14144, 16-17358, 17-13429
Hector Rivera v. Secretary, Department of Corrections, et al.
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-14842
Heather Olson v. Jason Whitfield
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11172
Johnnie E. Adderly, III v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14576
USA v. Uchenna Azubuike
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14738
Dave Bryant, et al v. Community Bankshares, Inc.
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15360
Shawn Marcos Henry v. State of Florida
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15587
USA v. Lazaro Enrique Mendez, et al.
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 15-13325
United States v. Cobena Duenas  
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10509

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for conspiring to exchange counterfeit currency, and dealing in counterfeit currency. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to demonstrate that defendant kne...

USA v. Tamara Andreatta, et al.
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10601
USA v. George Pena
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13833
USA v. David Chiddo
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 15-15788
Brink v. Raymond James & Associates, Inc.  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-14144

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's putative class action complaint alleging state law claims for breach of contract and negligence. Plaintiff claimed that because Passport Account...

Comparelli v. Republica Bolivariana De Venezuela  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16748

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against the República Bolivariana de Venezuela and Petroquimica de Venezuela, S.A., alleging unlawful expropriation of their property in violation of international law. The district court dismissed...

Brad Albert v. American Family Insurance Company, et al
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10310
United States v. McLean  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10741

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of violating 18 U.S.C. 115(a)(1)(B) by threatening to assault an immigration judge with the intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere with that judge while she was en...

Debra Lynn Duffy v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12267
Dee Russell v. City of Tampa, Florida
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14178
Andrea J. Cagle v. USA
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14400
Meridor v. United States Attorney General  
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 15-14569

Justia Opinion Summary: Meridor arrived in the U.S. about 25 years ago as a political refugee from Haiti and applied for political asylum. He withdrew his application after it lingered for many years. In 2013, DHS notified Meridor that he was s...

USA v. William Randall Colllins
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15127
Richard Wally Rose v. USA
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 13-15376
United States v. Man  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-15635

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for conspiracy to export defense articles without a license or written approval in violation of the Arms Control Export Act, 22 U.S.C. 2778. The court hel...

LabMD, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16270

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit vacated a cease and desist order issued by the FTC against LabMD. The FTC brought an enforcement action against LabMD, alleging that LabMD's data-security program was inadequate and thus constituted...

USA v. Eli Louis
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11078
Timothy S. O'Donnell v. USA
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11438
USA v. Sheldon Lamont Jackson
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13482
USA v. Mariano Almodovar
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14051
Minott v. M/Y Brunello  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10374

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit had interlocutory jurisdiction in this appeal from the denial of a warrant in rem for the arrest of a vessel. In this case, plaintiff filed a complaint against the vessel and others, alleging that he...

USA v. Anthony Michael Lewallyn
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12162
Roberto Delgado v. USA
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13913
Norman Toland, Jr. v. BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14095
Louis Andrew Wood v. J. Williams, et al.
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14283
USA v. Kenneth Paul Ridgard
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-1465, 17-14650
GP v. Lee County School Board
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14657
Campbell v. United States  
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 15-13261

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of petitioner's 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion, contending that his pretrial counsel rendered ineffective assistance in investigating and litigating his motion to suppress...

Ponton v. Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections  
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-10683

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner contended that the district court erred in dismissing his 2016 petition as an unauthorized second or successive petition because, in light of the Supreme Court's decision in Castro v. United States, 540 U.S. 3...

USA v. Douglas Bernard Dukes, et al.
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-15073
Pamela M. Perry, M.D. v. The Schumacher Group of Louisiana  
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-15400

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff entered into a joint stipulation with NHMA purporting to voluntarily dismiss a 42 U.S.C. 1981 claim pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1) and then moved the district court to enter final judgment...

United States v. Jim  
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-17109

Justia Opinion Summary: The Miccosukee Indian Tribe and one of its members raised an affirmative defense that revenue distributions from gaming activities were exempt from taxation as Indian general welfare benefits under the Tribal General Wel...

Manners v. Cannella  
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10088

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for police officers in an action alleging excessive force and malicious prosecution. The court held that the officers had probable cause to arr...

USA v. Tracy Teresa Whitaker
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12712
Jesus Baracaldo-Zamora v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13475
USA v. Antonio Rosello
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14049
Jose Salvador Munoz v. USA
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15261
United States v. Obando  
Date: June 1, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-11202, 17-11276, 17-11313

Justia Opinion Summary: A flag painted on the side of a vessel is not "flying" for the purpose of making a "claim of nationality or registry" under the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act, 46 U.S.C. 70502(e). In this case, the United States Coast...

Jefferson v. Sewon America, Inc.  
Date: June 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11802

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit reversed in part the district court's grant of summary judgment for Sewon in an employment discrimination case, holding that plaintiff presented direct evidence that Sewon failed to transfer her on t...

Paula C. Perez-Brito, et al. v. Williams-Sonoma Stores, Inc.
Date: June 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12082
USA v. Teofilo Ruiz Murillo
Date: June 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12818
USA v. Gary Mark Harding
Date: June 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15086
USA v. Terrence L. Watson
Date: June 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15536
CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Alabama Department of Revenue, et al.
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Numbers: 12-14611, 17-11705
Waseem Daker v. Robert Toole
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 15-12684
USA v. Leslie Chin
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-14691
USA v. Bobby Rydell "Yak" Norman
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16393
William Johnson v. Secretary, Department of Corrections, et al.
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16491
USA v. Corinthian Bostic
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12124
Clifford Bellamy, Jr. v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12664
Louis Matthew Clements v. Attenti US, Inc.
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13039
Edgardo Sensi v. State of Florida Officers of the Court, et al
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13659
SE Property Holdings, LLC v. Tammy T. Center, et al
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14076
USA v. Reginal Davis
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14260
USA v. Dwayne Eddie Battle, Jr.
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14519
USA v. Latavius Shuwon Johnson
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14656
USA v. James Willie Askew, III
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14883
Hope Gamble v. New England Auto Finance, Inc.
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15343
Preston Lee Johnson, Jr. v. USA
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-15560
USA v. Joan Marie Price
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-15604
USA v. William G. Hernandez
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-16207, 17-13066
USA v. Alexander Robert Xavier
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-17570
Lee Drew Butler v. USA
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12056
James M. Thompson v. Remi Gunn
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13018
Allen Bruce Gottlieb v. Securities and Exchange Commission
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13138
Trevor Hardaway v. Deshay Dickerson, et al.
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13383
USA v. Kevin Wayne Taylor
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13562
USA v. Gerric Martin Jones
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13889
Anthony Sheely, Jr., et al. v. Bank of America, N.A., et al.
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14511
USA v. Horacio Cruz-Rodriguez
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15004
USA v. Joseph Alan Kelly
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15469
USA v. Jonathan Jett
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-11009
National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh v. American Guarantee & Liability Insurance Co.  
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-12015

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit vacated the district court's grant of summary judgment to AIG in an action filed by AGLIC claiming that AIG, acting as a primary insurer, improperly allocated settlement payments between two insuranc...

USA v. Tyree Nathan Roberts
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12534
Ted Lawrence Williams v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13628
USA v. Leonardo Juan Alcoser-Lopez
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13947
USA v. Miguel Broche Ortiz
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14734
USA v. Willie Alexander Washington
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14759
Patricia Kennedy v. Rhoda Solano, et al
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10250
Michael A. Evans v. Terry L. Rhodes, et al.
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16936
Berkun v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue  
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11216

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit denied petitioner's challenge to the tax court's dismissal of his petition for review for lack of jurisdiction. Petitioner argued that the IRS should have provided notice to him at his prison address...

USA v. Mark Augustus Chappelle
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12461
James Keith Johnson v. USA
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12641
USA v. Jose Daniel Deras Lopez
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13848
FR Tax Group, LLC, et al. v. Philip Kassover
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13943
USA v. Charles Ashley McBride
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14170
USA v. Reubin W. Cochran, Jr.
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14589
USA v. Terry L. Scott
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15354
U.S. Bank National Association v. Hans Henning Larsen, et al.
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15513
Jennifer Feldman v. Adoption Star Agency, et al.
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-17785
Alvin Seigler v. Torrence O. Philipp, et al.
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10782
USA v. Pedro Garcia
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10890
USA v. Ronnie Junior Rodriguez
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11822
Wheeler Bros., Inc. v. Virginia Jones, et al.
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12686
Cheryl Lynn Jossie v. CVS Pharmacy
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12856
Brenda E. Crook-Petite-El v. Bumble Bee Foods LLC
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12914
USA v. Alvin Fernando Gantt
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13255
Bruce C. Rosetto, et al. v. Charles Murphy, et al.
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13279
USA v. Rodrigus Lee Pearson
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13282
Norma A. Estrada v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13357
USA v. Roberto Gonzalez Escobar
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-13666
Frank Steven Dolsak v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14392
Scott v. United States  
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Numbers: 15-11377, 16-11950

Justia Opinion Summary: A second-in-time collateral claim based on a newly revealed actionable Brady violation is not second-or-successive for purposes of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act. Consequently, such a claim is cognizab...

USA v. John Denton Rouse, Jr.
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-15857
United States v. Mitrovic  
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-16162

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for unlawful procurement of naturalization because he concealed from immigration authorities his past as a guard at a Serbian prison camp. The court held that the dist...

Maria N. Vinson v. Koch Foods of Alabama, LLC, et al.
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10075
United States v. Touset  
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11561

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Amendment permits forensic searches of electronic devices at the border without suspicion. Defendant appealed the denial of his motions to suppress the child pornography found on electronic devices that he car...

Moliere Lundy v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14227
USA v. Jajuanis Armstrong
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14569
USA v. Jose Martinez
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14617
USA v. Rex Palmer Alexander
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14881
Lionell Twitty v. USA
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15308