2020 Eleventh Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 1982

Carlton Matthews v. Officer J. Wetherbee, et al.
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14118
USA v. Jevaughn Williams
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10074
USA v. Shamon D. Heatly
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10372
Senter v. United States  
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-11627

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit sua sponte vacated and withdrew its previous opinion, and issued this opinion in its place. Petitioner appealed the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. 2255 petition for writ of habeas corpus....

Garcia-Simisterra v. U.S. Attorney General  
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13848

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit dismissed a petition for review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's order of removal because petitioner had been convicted of an aggravated felony. In this case, the IJ and BIA found that petiti...

USA v. Winfred Davez Odom
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10426
Darrell Edgecomb v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11752
USA v. Victor Manuel Abreu
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-12208
Illoominate Media, Inc, et al. v. CAIR Florida, Inc., et al.
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14741
USA v. Steven Spigner
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14999
USA v. Deborah Thomas
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15084
Tabitha Baker v. Bank of America, N.A.
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10780
Daniel L. Goldberg v. Florida International University
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11462
Martha Lidia Gutierrez-Castro, et al. v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11505
Steven R. Thomas, II v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11557
Candace LaForce v. Terrie S. Owens
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-12537
Marius Vaduva, et al. v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-14585
Patrick Dwayne Greene v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11552
USA v. Jonathan Greene
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11609
Tracy L. Collier v. Mark S. Inch
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11665
John Richardson v. Mobile Sheriff's Department
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14815
USA v. Patrick Lemuel Bass
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15148
USA v. Timothy Tijwan Doctor
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11092
Edward Arrington, et al. v. Wells Fargo, et al.
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11668
USA v. Michael Levon Jackson
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 16-17119
USA v. Christopher R. Glenn
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 17-13449
Bourdon v. United States Department of Homeland Security
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 17-15787
USA v. Stacy Paul Waddell
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-10980
USA v. Terrell Gaulden
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-12882, 19-12927
Wendy Sharp v. St. Jude Medical, S.C., Inc., et al.
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13380
USA v. Cross Senior Care Inc., LLC
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10286
USA v. Bernardino Popoca Sanchez
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11074
USA v. Jesse Dean
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11603
Savannah College of Art and Design, Inc. v. Sportswear, Inc.  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Numbers: 15-13830, 19-11258

Justia Opinion Summary: SCAD filed suit against Sportswear for trademark infringement, unfair competition, false designation of origin, and counterfeiting under the Lanham Act, and for unfair competition and trademark infringement under Georgia...

Dana Anderson, et al. v. Surgery Center of Cullman, Inc., et al.
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Numbers: 17-14783, 18-14082
USA v. Marcus Carroll
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12282
Quintero v. Geico Marine Insurance Co.  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12734

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff's boat was stolen, Geico denied coverage based on plaintiff's misrepresentation that he was in possession of the boat. On appeal, plaintiff argued that the district court erred in applying the doctrine of...

USA v. Devonte Jaishun Tucker
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13084
Hubbard v. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13087

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, 41-year-old Karen Hubbard suffered a catastrophic stroke caused by a blood clot to her brain--a venous sinus thrombosis, a type of venous thromboembolism (VTE). She had been taking Beyaz, a birth control pill ma...

USF Federal Credit Union v. Gateway Radiology Consultants, P.A.  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-13462

Justia Opinion Summary: Gateway is a small business debtor in an active Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding seeking a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Gateway applied for a PPP loan and falsely stated that it was not in bankruptcy...

United States v. Smith  
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12686

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) and 924(e). The court held that defendant failed to show that his counse...

Brandon Lee Williams v. The City of Montgomery, et al.
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14925
USA v. Jaron Coleman
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15127
Maria Sanchez v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, et al
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10867
Andres Adame-Quintana v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10923
USA v. Dominic Gregory Amalfitano
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11428
Smith v. U.S. Attorney General  
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12622

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's determination that petitioner should be removed from the United States because he has been convicted of two or more crimes of moral turpitude under 8 U.S.C....

Derrick McGowan v. First Acceptance Insurance Company, Inc.
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13485
Efrain Gomez Velasquez v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10606
USA v. Alton Jones
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10939
Luis Alfonso Tijerino-Sevilla v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11274
USA v. Gregory Brown
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Numbers: 17-13389, 19-12576
Waseem Daker v. Commissioner Homer Bryson, et al.
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-10205
Donny R. Phillips v. Paul C. May, et al.
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11173
Kirt D. Sober v. Commissioner, Social Security Administration
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10493
USA v. Cedric Durand Collins
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10578
USA v. David Denver Holland
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11347
Christopher Lenard Pugh v. USA
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11686
Francisca Antonia Murillo-Vallencillo v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-12356
USA v. Bernd Zalke Rind
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-12860
USA v. Rahshard Jovan Stepherson
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-12545
USA v. Ricky Fernetus
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10762
USA v. Tanya Lee English
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11317
Rickey Giddens v. Hugh Lawson, et al.
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14535
USA v. Kavoris Clayton
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10125
USA v. Ronde Yarrell
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11371
USA v. Jason Arice Smith
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11427
USA v. Tiffany Wedgeworth
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-12316
Pamela-Lee Hammond v. Bibb County Courthouse, et al.
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-12822
USA v. Christopher Delgesso
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-10927, 20-11289
USA v. Marcus Veal
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10046
USA v. Ronald Lee Razz
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12181
USA v. Kevin Lakeith Marchman
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13627
USA v. Aaron Eyerman
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13629
USA v. Erold Martin Panopio
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14431
USA v. Douglas Aladimir Marin Amaya
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14648
USA v. Miguel Roque Ochoa
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14974
Michael Womack v. Carroll County, Georgia, et al.
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10128
Peter Allan Wizenberg v. Howard Wizenberg
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10641
USA v. Marcus Greathouse
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10796
Gerardo Jose Guarino v. Productos Roche S.A.
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11420
USA v. Andres Ortiz Ordonez
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11917
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Marin  
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-13990, 19-14871

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed separate district court orders directing defendant and MinTrade to comply with SEC subpoenas for the production of documentary evidence and testimony. The court held that the district court...

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Mintrade Technologies, LLC
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14871
Alan Ruff v. Florida Department of Corrections
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Numbers: 17-15628, 20-12064
M & M Realty Partners at Hagen Ranch, LLC v. Mazzoni  
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 18-13536

Justia Opinion Summary: M&M Realty entered into a contract with the William Mazzoni Trust in 2011 for the purchase of a plot of land in Boynton Beach, Florida. M&M subsequently filed suit seeking specific performance of the land sale contract a...

Dos Santos v. U. S. Attorney General  
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12383

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit denied a petition for review contending that the IJ erred by ordering petitioner removed under 8 U.S.C. 1182 for unlawfully entering the United States. Petitioner claims that her factual admissions a...

L.S. v. Peterson  
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14414

Justia Opinion Summary: Students filed suit against Broward County and five public officials on the theory that their response to the school shooting in 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was so incompetent that i...

USA v. Eddie Vernon Brown
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14946
Charlene Terry-Ann Walker Rosa v. Howard Finkelstein, et al
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11276
Santos v. United States  
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 17-14291

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner challenges the application of an Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) enhancement to his 1994 sentence for the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon. Petitioner claims that he was se...

USA v. Labarry Aaron
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14395
USA v. Alec V. Mathews
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14618
Francisco Ezequiel Guerrero-Cruz v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11247
Gavin v. Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11271
Jose A. Torres, et al. v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11535
Ricky J. Johnson v. Lt. Andrew Fee, et al.
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 17-14324
Angel Vasquez Garcia, et al. v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-13474
United States v. Taylor  
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12872

Justia Opinion Summary: Taylor pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of a mixture containing a detectable amount of cocaine hydrochloride (powder cocaine) and at least 50 grams of a mixture conta...

Chittranjan Thakkar v. Good Gateway, LLC, et al
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14868
Mariam Grigorian v. FCA US LLC
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15026
USA v. Jaron Coleman
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15127
Robin Herfield v. Commissioner, Social Security Administration
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11085
Sandra Shepherd, et al v. U.S. Bank, National Association, et al
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-12320
USA v. Alfonso Allen
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Numbers: 17-12286, 19-10758, 20-12678
Kemmye Riccardo Parson v. Warden
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-13632
SmileDirectClub, LLC v. Tanja Battle, et al.
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12227
USA v. Mark William Un
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13782
USA v. Terrance D. Owens
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10717
Valentine B. Andela v. U-Haul International, Inc., et al.
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10864
USA v. Jorge Tulio Montenegro Cortes
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10972
USA v. Homar Guerrero-Hernandez
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11127
Amber Springer v. First Call Pregnancy Center
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11334
Ngambula Kubindama Wabibi v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11711
Barbara J. Riley v. USA
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11980
USA v. Robert A. Gist
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-13481
USA v. Iverson Lang
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14113
USA v. Reese Clarke
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15130
Sivan Sheree Walker, et al. v. Donna Tennison, et al.
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10391
USA v. Reality Leigh Winner
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11692
Wood v. Raffensperger  
Date: December 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-14418

Justia Opinion Summary: Ten days after the 2020 presidential election, plaintiff, a Georgia voter, filed suit against state election officials to enjoin certification of the general election results, to secure a new recount under different rule...

Munoz v. Selig Enterprises, Inc.  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-14606

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Selig on her claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Eleventh Circuit reversed the dis...

United States v. Graham  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-15299

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for passing a fictitious financial instrument, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 514(a)(2), and of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the administration of the Internal Revenue...

Erickson v. First Advantage Background Services Corp.  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11587

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against First Advantage, claiming that the company's upsetting report failed to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act's "maximum possible accuracy" standard. The Eleventh Circuit held that a re...

R&R International Consulting LLC v. Banco Do Brasil, S.A.  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12466

Justia Opinion Summary: After R&R filed suit seeking to redeem bonds issued by Banco do Brasil, the district court dismissed for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction and decided, in the alternative, that the bonds were no longer redeemable under...

Peter M. Vujin v. Russell W. Galbut, et al.
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13465
Lucoff v. Navient Solutions, LLC  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13482

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Navient and SAC after he received almost 2,000 calls regarding his unpaid student loan, alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA). The Eleventh Circuit affir...

USA v. Carlos A. Rodriguez Fernandez
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13516
USA v. Cornelius R. Caple
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10457
Cheylla Silva, et al v. Baptist Health South Florida, Inc., et al
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Numbers: 16-10094, 19-12386
Keohane v. Florida Department of Corrections Secretary
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-14096
United States v. Watkins  
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-14336

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court's grant of defendant's motion to suppress evidence on Fourth Amendment grounds. Law enforcement agents had placed a GPS tracking device in two packages after finding cocai...

Jaime Fernando-Sanchez v. USA
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11205
Francisco Francisco-Pedro v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11474
Ricardo Jose Fernandez v. United States
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-12486
United States v. Campbell
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 16-10128
United States v. Johnson  
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10915

Justia Opinion Summary: Recently, in Rehaif v. United States, 139 S. Ct. 2191, 2194 (2019), the Supreme Court clarified that a domestic-violence misdemeanant does not violate the prohibition on firearm possession if he does not know he is a dom...

USA v. Jesus Francisco Hernandez Cisneros
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14686
Yoelmy Fernandez Rodriguez v. Nancy A. Berryhill
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11390
Nance v. Commissioner, Georgia Department of Corrections  
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11393

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that Georgia's lethal injection protocol, as applied to his unique medical situation, violates the Eighth Amendment and that the firing squad is a readily available alt...

Medical & Chiropractic Clinic, Inc. v. Oppenheim  
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-13714

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were sued in at least five class action complaints, each one alleging that the Buccaneers sent telefax advertisements in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In one class ac...

USA v. Dallas Jerome Wims
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13677
USA v. Anderson Jean
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13989
Lloyd Wickboldt v. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14032
Pauline Nadege Binam v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10630
Ronald Craig Walker v. Commissioner, Social Security Administration
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11671
USA v. Gary Jay Goldberg
Date: November 30, 2020
Docket Numbers: 14-10313, 20-12891
Elliot Keith Anderson v. USA
Date: November 30, 2020
Docket Number: 17-14101
Frank L. Amodeo v. USA
Date: November 30, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-12845, 19-10960
United States v. Bobal  
Date: November 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10678

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for attempting to persuade a minor to engage in sexual activity and committing a felony involving a minor while required to register as a sex offender. The court concl...

Alfaro-Garcia v. U.S. Attorney General  
Date: November 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12068

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's final order affirming the IJ's denial of petitioner's motion to reopen his removal proceedings. Petitioner argued that the BIA's decision conflicts with his...

Nate Stimson v. Stryker Sales Corporation
Date: November 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14997
USA v. Donovan G. Davis, Jr.
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Numbers: 15-13997, 16-17781, 17-12057, 18-12165, 19-10535, 20-10773, 20-10783
United States v. Green  
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 17-10346

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit vacated its August 11, 2020 opinion and substituted the following opinion. Defendants appealed their convictions, sentences, and various decisions made by the district court throughout the pre-tria...

United States v. Trader  
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 17-15611

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity, enticing a minor to produce a sexually explicit video, and possessing and distributing child pornograph...

USA v. Calvin L. Harris
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-12653, 19-14503
Vasconcelo v. Miami Auto Max, Inc.  
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10679

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that Miami Auto Max violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, seeking over $12,000 in unpaid wages and liquidated damages. After defendant refused an offer of judgment for $3,500, he went to tr...

USA v. Justino Santa
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11657
USA v. Jemone Lawrence Walker
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-10792, 20-10479
United States v. Shah  
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12319

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's convictions for receiving healthcare kickback payments. At the request of the government, the district court instructed the jury that defendant violated the statute prohibiting k...

Nouraddine Omar Haji v. NCR Corporation
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13507
USA v. Corderrel Dewayne Poole
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13741
USA v. William Jones
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14951
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. v. 50509 Marine LLC  
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14968

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit held that, in the unusual circumstances of this case, Liberty still existed in 2012 sufficiently to act as the employee pension plan's sponsor under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA...

Rickie Lewis v. Blue Bird Corporation
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11397
Joe Kenneth Williams v. USA
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11592
Jamaal Ali Bilal v. Geo Care, LLC, et al.
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 16-11722
United States v. Delgado  
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11997

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for knowingly importing approximately 2.62 grams of U47700, a Schedule I controlled substance, in violation of 21 U.S.C. 952, and possessing five firearm...

USA v. James John Edwards
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15151
Cherlyn Mitchell v. Presbyterian Homes of Georgia, Inc., et al
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10448
Mark A. Carlyle v. USA
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11399
USA v. Carlos A. Jones
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-12030
Otto v. City of Boca Raton  
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10604

Justia Opinion Summary: Boca Raton and Palm Beach County's ordinances prohibiting therapists from engaging in counseling or any therapy with a goal of changing a minor's sexual orientation, reducing a minor's sexual or romantic attractions (at...

Gonzalez v. United States  
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11182

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner filed a petition for a writ of error coram nobis, seeking to vacate his alien-smuggling conviction on the ground that he received ineffective assistance of counsel when deciding to plead guilty. The Eleventh...

Harris v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.  
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11907

Justia Opinion Summary: In this "Engle progeny" case, where Florida-resident smokers sought recovery from tobacco companies for cigarette-related injuries, the Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court's denial of defendants' motion for judg...

USA v. Marc Valme
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-12025, 20-11734
Blessing Obukwelu v. Board of Trustees Florida State University, et al.
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12814
Janet Francis v. MSC Cruises, S.A.
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13605
Pape Tamba v. Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14108
United States v. Johnson  
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 17-15259

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's 151-month sentence for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The court h...

Rafael Fernandez Garcia v. USA
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14374
Goga Djadju v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14515
USA v. Eduardo Lopez
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11011
USA v. De'Von Le'Edward Walker
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11286
Joseph Dennis Gilberti, Jr. v. Governor of the State of Florida, et al.
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-12512
Terrence Stevens v. Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 219, et al
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-11446, 20-10976
USA v. Kenneth Earl Hooks
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-13437, 19-13564
USA v. Bob Cotchery, III
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14592
Delmar Antonio Corrales-Hernandez v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14691
USA v. Demetrius L. Springs
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14803
USA v. William Brinson Ball
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-14700
USA . Christopher Stewart
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-12930, 19-12980
Arman Eritsian v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13872
Jemima Peddie v. InComm
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13874
LaCourse v. Defense Support Services LLC  
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13883

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a wrongful death action alleging that PAE failed to properly service and maintain the F-16 that her husband was flying when it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. The district court granted summary judgment...

Eddie L. Cooper v. Georgia Department of Transportation, et al
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14230
USA v. Ricardo Leija
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14271
USA v. Jose A. Calvillo
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14908
USA v. Henry Francis
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11264
Malvin Garnett v. Southwest Airlines Co.
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11479
USA v. Donovan G. Davis, Jr.
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Numbers: 15-13997, 16-17781, 17-12057, 18-12165, 19-10535, 20-10773, 20-10783
Tracy v. Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees  
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-10173

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the University and others alleging that the parties' collective bargaining agreements' (CBA) "Conflict of Interest/Outside Activities" policy was unconstitutionally vague, that his terminatio...

Thai Meditation Association of Alabama, Inc. v. City of Mobile  
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12418

Justia Opinion Summary: After the City denied zoning permits to construct a Buddhist meditation and retreat center in a residential area of Mobile, the Association and its incorporators filed suit alleging violations of the Free Exercise and Eq...

USA v. Jhonatan Granja Angulo
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12564
Young v. Grand Canyon University, Inc.  
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13639

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit held that section 685.300(i)(1) defines the term "borrower defense claim" to include—rather than exclude—breach-of-contract and misrepresentation claims—and, accordingly, that section 685.300(f) proh...

USA v. Christopher Powell
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14095
USA v. Janet Pilcher
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-13219
Tuomi v. Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections  
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 17-14373

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of the 28 U.S.C. 2254 habeas corpus petition. The court held that the district court did not err in concluding that petitioner was not denied his right to counsel...

USA v. Muller Tercier
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-10992
Senter v. United States  
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-11627

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner appealed the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. 2255 petition for writ of habeas corpus. The Eleventh Circuit granted a certificate of appealability and held that the district court violated Clisby v. Jo...

Marcellus Charlemagne v. Secretary, Department of Corrections, et al.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10631
USA v. Eddie DeWayne Whipple
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10367
USA v. Mario Rooshon Osbourne
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10829
Maria Fernanda Rigail Pons v. AMKE Registered Agents, LLC
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11733
National Association of the Deaf v. Florida  
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-12786

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit vacated its previous opinion and issued the following opinion. Plaintiff and the Association filed suit under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitat...

Matthew Reeves v. Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11779
USA v. Aliet Hussein
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14072
USA v. Anthony Nicholas, Jr.
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10649
Jens P. Hansen v. Florida Commission of Offender Review
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10761
USA v. Gary Baptiste
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10895
Bilal v. GEO Care, LLC  
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 16-11722

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, who is civilly committed and housed in the Florida Civil Commitment Center (FCCC), filed a pro se 42 U.S.C. 1983 action alleging that, during a trip to a court hearing located about 600 miles from the FCCC, de...

USA v. Stephen Wayne Collins
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10546
USA v. Jerry Lewis Rawls, Jr.
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14064
USA v. Yoel Graveran-Palacios, et al.
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-13814
Whitehead v. BBVA Compass Bank  
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11821

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for appellees in an action brought by appellant, alleging claims for securities fraud and state common law claims of negligence, breach of fidu...

Turnham v. Commissioner  
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12875

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, a medical doctor and the subchapter S Corporation for which he works, filed suit against the IRS due to penalties it assessed against them for their failure to inform the IRS about questionable deductions the...

USA v. Linda Lancon
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10423
Nelson Zaldivar Anzardo v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Numbers: 17-15441, 18-12267, 19-12856
Morris Sanders v. Wal-Mart Stores East, LP
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-11524, 19-15178
TriNet Group, Inc. v. United States  
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10997

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of TriNet in an action brought by TriNet, as the successor-in-interest of Gevity, a professional employer organization (PEO). Gevity c...

USA v. Eduardo Alberto Niezen
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13025
USA v. Tyrell Donte Curry
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13893
USA v. Aerrington Edwards
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14885
USA v. Robert William Barton
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14926
Rigoberto Valdez Salazar v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10655
Michael D. Arrington v. Miami Dade County Public School District, et al
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11446
Teasley v. Warden, Macon State Prison  
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12224

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court's grant of habeas relief to petitioner. Petitioner argues that his appellate counsel was ineffective for failing to raise a certain juror's presence on the trial jury. Bec...

USA v. Jarrett Denard Boykins
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13250
Stephen Hammonds v. Dr. Robert Theakston, et al.
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14123
Yvonne B. Phillips v. Social Security Administration, Commissioner
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10075
Carmen Maria Garcia v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10466
USA v. Larry Chance Cox
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10862
USA v. Albert Vincent Hicks
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10884
Donnahue George v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11300
Justin Strolis v. Lucas Heise
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11554
Savannah College of Art and Design, Inc. v. Sportswear, Inc.
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Numbers: 15-13830, 19-11258
USA v. Larry Bernard Gilmore, et al
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Numbers: 17-10588, 18-11767
New South Communications, Inc. v. Houston Casualty Company
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12276
Joanna Burke, et al. v. Ocwen Financial Corporation, et al.
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13015
Wayne Edward Driggers v. Secretary, Department of Corrections, et al
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-15223
Mandy Powrzanas v. Jones Utility and Contracting Co, Inc.
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14314
Sybil Marie Little v. CSRA, et al
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14866
Jhensy Rosmery Pena-Nolasco, et al v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10019
USA v. William Thomas
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10460
USA v. Damon Daniel McCurry
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10881
USA v. Kashus Davis
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10896
USA v. Sandra Ruballo
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12700
USA v. James Haskell Stephens
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15006
Savitar Charudattan v. Sadie Darnell
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10519
Monica Williams v. Housing Authority of Savannah, Inc.
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10809
USA v. Willie Seay Royster, Jr.
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11512
Henry L. McCone v. Janet C. Thorpe
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11949
Muransky v. Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.  
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 16-16486

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that Godiva chocolate stores had printed too many credit card digits on hundreds of thousands of receipts over the course of several years, and pointed out that those extra numbers were proh...

Nevia Abraham v. USA
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10606
Lynn Renee McCullough, et al v. AIG Insurance Hong Kong Limited
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12100
Donna F. Douglas v. Commissioner, Social Security Administration
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14487
USA v. Willie Lee Lewis
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15076
Juan De Dios Vasquez-Bardales v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10171
USA v. Titus Lamb
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10236
Shanesia Jaudon v. Robert C. Sasser, et al
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10671
USA v. Alejandro Bustamante
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11367
Joshua Dickinson v. Sam Cochran, et al
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11525
Wright v. Sumter County Board of Elections and Registration  
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Numbers: 15-13628, 18-11510, 18-13510, 20-10394

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit held that the district court did not clearly err in finding that House Bill 836's district map violated section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. HB 836 reduced the size of the board from nine memb...

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Robert Escobio
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Numbers: 16-16544, 19-11027, 19-12509
United States v. Wilson  
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Numbers: 17-12379, 18-14680

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and 63 month sentence for possession of an unregistered, sawed-off shotgun. The court rejected defendant's contention that the district court lacked subject matter jur...

USA v. Robert Kenneth Decker
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 17-15007
Yves Santais v. Officer Jones
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-15241
United States v. Joseph  
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11198

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's four drug convictions and sentences for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute heroin and possessing with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl. The court held that t...

William A. Tendrich v. USA
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12096
USA v. Jonathan Budowski
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13967
Virginia Vallejo v. Narcos Productions LLC, et al
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14894
Gonzalez v. Governor of the State of Georgia  
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-12649

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the State, arguing that O.C.G.A. 45-5-3.2 violates the Georgia Constitution and the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the extent it allows the State to cancel the November 202...

United States v. Bazantes  
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 17-15721

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendants' convictions for conspiring to violate, and of knowingly and willfully violating, the False Statements Act. Defendants' convictions stemmed from their ownership and operation of a...

USA v. Mathew Shaver
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15157
USA v. Armani Rico Nodal
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10339
USA v. Sean Ferraresi
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11026
Roger Shannon Brown v. Warden
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11439
USA v. Luz Hernandez
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-12702, 19-12907
James P. Brown v. Morehouse College
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13773
USA v. Bettye Clement Hays
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14553
USA v. Shannon Shemele Clancy
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11473
Dr. Bozorgmehr Pouyeh v. Public Health Trust of Jackson Health System, et al.
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Numbers: 17-12749, 19-13903
United States v. Muho  
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 18-11248

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for bank fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering. The court held that the district court did not err by allowing defendant to p...

Pine Mountain Preserve, LLLP v. Commissioner  
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11795

Justia Opinion Summary: After Pine Mountain granted North American Land Trust conservation easements, Pine Mountain claimed tax deductions for the easements under I.R.C. 170. The IRS denied the deductions and the tax court held that the 2005 an...

USA v. Jeffrey Michel
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13408
USA v. Tony James, Jr.
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14684
USA v. Viguens Cius
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15031
USA v. James V. Monaco
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10052
Charles Riddick v. USA, et al
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 18-10709
United States v. Grow  
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 18-11809

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for conspiring to commit healthcare and wire fraud, committing healthcare fraud, conspiring to receive and pay kickbacks, receiving kickbacks, and money laundering. Th...

Crawford v. ITW Food Equipment Group, LLC  
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10964

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against FEG for negligent product design after his arm was amputated when it came into contact with the unguarded blade of one of FEG's commercial meat saws, the Hobart Model 6614. Plaintiff was work...

USA v. Shataz Hampton
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15064
USA v. Daniel Wygant
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10697
Gianinna Gallardo v. Mary Mayhew
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 17-13693
J-B Weld Co., LLC v. The Gorilla Glue Co.  
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-14975

Justia Opinion Summary: J-B Weld filed suit against Gorilla Glue, alleging claims for trade dress infringement under the Lanham Act, Georgia law, and the common law of unfair competition; trade dress dilution under Georgia law; and false advert...

Torres v. First Transit, Inc.  
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-15186

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bus owned by First Transit struck a vehicle occupied by plaintiffs, they filed a claim for damages against First Transit, alleging that the driver of First Transit's vehicle was negligent and that First Transit w...

Stryker v. City of Homewood  
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10495

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment based on qualified immunity to defendants in an 42 U.S.C. 1983 action brought by plaintiff, alleging that police officers used excessive force,...

McGroarty v. Swearingen  
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10537

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's 42 U.S.C. 1983 action alleging that defendant, in his official capacity as the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE),...

Tufts v. Hay  
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-11496, 19-11603

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of a dispute between two sets of lawyers who provided legal work for a mutual client. Thomas Tufts and the Tufts Law Firm, PLLC appealed the district court's order granting a motion to dismiss on grou...

Kagendran Ratnam v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11984
USA v. Wilbert Meme
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13291
Jeffrey Bourassa v. Gregory Dozier, et al.
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13104
John Oirya v. Auburn University, et al.
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14405
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Carrie Mistina
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14676
USA v. Leroy Vidal Jackson
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14898
Hoever v. Marks
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 17-10792
USA v. Kyle E. McClamma
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11533
USA v. Leroy Richardson
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11745
John Williams Miller v. Christopher Byers, et al.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11575
USA v. Yoel Graveran-Palacios, et al.
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-13814
Darren Mickell v. Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Players Retirement Plan
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10651
USA v. Harold Thornton
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12597
USA v. Winyontis Quavari Gordon
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13708
USA v. Ronnie Lee Hughes
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14733
Noune Kalpakchian v. Bank of America Corporation, et al.
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14971
USA v. Patrick Lemuel Bass
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15148
USA v. Olga Almonte
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10232
James Edward Wallace v. Attorney General of the State of Alabama, et al
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10789
USA v. Steven Andrew Ross
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10968
USA v. Corry E. Pearson
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-11840
USA v. Bobby Lee Ingram
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11257
USA v. Calvin James
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11549
USA v. Lorenzo T. Wilson
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12783
Walter Alberto Garcia v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14213
Robert Sharman, Jr. v. City of Tallahassee, et al.
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10063
William B. Mills, et al. v. Vero Beach Country Club, Inc.
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11762
Harrigan v. Rodriguez  
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Numbers: 15-10251, 17-11264

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against a Miami-Dade police officer under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that the officer shot him without provocation while his truck was stopped at a red light. Plaintiff is presently incarcerated, after...

Hincapie-Zapata v. U.S. Attorney General  
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-10229

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit denied the petition for review of the BIA's final order of removal denying petitioner's application to adjust his status to lawful permanent resident based on his material support to a terrorist orga...

USA v. Jose Miguel Arboleda Velez
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13607
United States v. Iriele  
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 17-13455

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for conspiring with a pill mill's owners and doctors to illegally dispense controlled substances, of aiding and abetting the illegal dispensing of controlled substance...

United States v. Gallardo  
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-11812

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion...

United States v. Gayden  
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-14182

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for seven counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance related to his prior medical practice. The court held that the district court did not...

Michael Luis Suarez v. USA
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-15101
Marco McIlwain v. Dr. Edward Burnside, et al
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11080
Scott C. Ronning v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14312
Ivezeth C. Velasquez Alvarado, et al v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10599
United States v. Bruce  
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-10969

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence of a firearm where the officers' investigatory stop was justified based on a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity....

United States v. Amede  
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-11172

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for attempted possession with intent to distribute five kilograms of cocaine. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in admit...

USA v. Elijah Hasan Jones
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-15210
United States v. Innocent  
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-10112, 18-15210

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendants' convictions and rejected their claims under Rehaif v. United States, 139 S. Ct. 2191, 2194 (2019). In this case, neither defendant challenged his indictment before the district c...

USA v. Orlando Victoria Valoy
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11694
USA v. Paul Pierre Delatour
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12210
Jennifer Smith v. Florida A & M University Board of Trustees
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12560
David Sebastian-Soler v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14178
Adriana Venegas v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15096
Hakim Abdullah, et al v. Jacksonville Housing Authority, et al
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10805
Damilola Adekunle Adeloye v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10991
USA v. Jesse James Patterson, Jr.
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Numbers: 16-15682, 19-13716
USA v. Jefferson Levine
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12385
USA v. $389,820.00 In United States Currency, et al
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14476
USA v. Alex Bernadin
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15082
Maeen Uddin v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15094
Tonya E. Rhodes v. Department of Veterans Affairs
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10374
Mardo Alexander Adame-Rodriguez v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10752
USA v. Michael Tyrone McCullon
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11039
Jared Batterman v. Equifax Information Services, LLC, et al
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11717
USA v. Carlos E. Shaw
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-12846, 19-12921
USA v. Carlos Humberto Moreno-Hernandez
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15095
Ed Leader v. Specialty Marketing Corporation
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Numbers: 16-10141, 20-10182
USA v. Ervin Bell, III
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11319
Bro T. Hessed-El v. Courtney McCord, et al.
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12223
USA v. Dennis James Hudson, Jr.
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13775
USA v. Montez Vantarus Spradley
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10311
Jennifer Williams Morsch v. JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A.
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11521
Julio J. Valdes v. Customer Bank, Inc.
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11951
Serless West v. City of Albany, Georgia, et al.
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11418
USA v. Anthony Jerome Billings, Jr.
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13753
Juan Carlos Richardson v. USA
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13869
USA v. Kim A. Earlycutt
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14031
USA v. Vincent Brown
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14956
Kenia Elizabeth Castillo-Perez v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10534
Luciano Anacleto Reyes Reyes v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10570
USA v. Terry Roy Williams
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11044
The New Georgia Project v. Raffensperger  
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-13360

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit held that the district court misapplied the Anderson-Burdick framework when it enjoined the State defendants' enforcement of a long-standing Georgia absentee ballot deadline, which requires ballots t...

Peery v. City of Miami  
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Numbers: 14-13287, 19-10957

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Miami moved to terminate a consent decree that regulated how the City of Miami treats its homeless residents twenty years after its adoption based on changed circumstances, fulfillment of its purpose, and sub...

United States v. Abreu  
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-13965

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant's conviction for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud was overturned based on insufficiency of the evidence, defendant petitioned the district court for a certificate of innocence, seeking to obtain comp...

Joe Edwin Rogers, Jr. v. Secretary, Department of Corrections, et al
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12870
Yolanda Aldana, et al v Progressive American Insurance Company
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12950
USA v. Pedro Rosero Bonilla
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14949
Robert J. Frey v. Anthony Binford Minter
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10331
In re: Eric Watkins Litigation.
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10408
Teresa Andres-Mendez v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10675
USA v. Leefatinie Tirosh Cole
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11010
USA V. John David Latimer
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11330
Jenean Elizabeth Winston, et al. v. Mark Anthony Walsh
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11614
United States v. Conage  
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 17-13975

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit certified the following questions of law to the Florida Supreme Court: How does Florida law define the term "purchase" for purposes of Florida Statutes 893.135(1)? More specifically, does a completed...

Center for Individual Rights v. Irina Chevaldina
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-13895
Patricia Kennedy v. Siesta Inn & Suites, Inc.
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-14509
USA v. Charles Braye
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13884
USA v. Topaz Darden
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14163
Steven Mandala v. Tire Stickers, LLC, et al
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14416
USA v. James Earl Smith, Jr.
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14806
USA v. Walter Rinkel
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10551
USA v. Gary Roger Kolligian
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10573
Joseph Fischer v. Federal National Mortgage Association, et al.
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11143
Douglas Edwards v. Solomon and Solomon, P.C.
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11148
Jane Doe, et al. v. Jonathan Leach
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11502
Jerry Allen McGhee v. Social Security Administration, Commissioner
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11553
USA v. David R. Schwarz
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 17-12274
Joanne Cooper v. John Rutherford, et al.
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 17-15535
United States v. Bolatete  
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-14184

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for possessing an unregistered silencer in violation of 26 U.S.C. 5861(d) and 5871. The court rejected defendant's contention that the National Firearms A...

Fox v. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC  
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10361

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and individually, filed a class action alleging that the Ritz-Carlton violated the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and Florida's tax regulations. Plaintiff's complaint ste...

SE Property Holdings, LLC v. Gaddy  
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11699

Justia Opinion Summary: SEPH brought an adversary proceeding in debtor's Chapter 7 bankruptcy, requesting that the bankruptcy court declare the debt to SEPH exempt from discharge under 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(2)(A) and (a)(6) because debtor fraudulent...

Emogene R. Brown v. Dr. Llyas Shalkh
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12871
Danilo Antonio Landaverde, et al v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14377
Benjamin Vient v. Highlands News-Sun, et al.
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14924
Dustin Hoose v. USA
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15023
William W. Cole, Jr. v. Lori Patton, et al.
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10044
USA v. Mika Kamissa Harris
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10430
April P. Fox v. Florida Department of Children and Families, et al
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11387
Marcos Araujo, et al v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Numbers: 17-12249, 18-10987, 20-10537
Whiteside v. GEICO Indemnity Co.  
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-15074

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit certified three questions of insurance law to the Georgia Supreme Court: 1) When an insurer has no notice of a lawsuit against its insured, does O.C.G.A. 33-7-15 and a virtually identical insuring pr...

USA v. Lerone Bernard Butler
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11812
Charles A. Jay v. Auburn University
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12478
Jennifer Lynn Johnson v. Florida Department of Corrections
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13512
James Davis v. Columbus Consolidated Government
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14601
Fredy Andablo Gutierrez v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10922
Michael Hernandez v. USA
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 18-10334
J.J. Rissell, Allentown PA, Trust v. Spiro Marchelos
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10607
J.J. Rissell, Allentown PA, Trust v. Kapila  
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10608

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit dismissed bankruptcy appeals filed by attorney Breuer of Moffa & Breuer, who purported to represent the Trust. The bankruptcy court disqualified attorney Moffa and Moffa & Breuer from representing th...

Fuller v. Carollo  
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12439

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit dismissed defendant's appeal of the district court's order that he claims denied him qualified immunity. The court held that the order is not appealable because the district court did not enter an ap...

Harper v. Professional Probation Services Inc.  
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13368

Justia Opinion Summary: When a defendant could not pay fines imposed by Gardendale, Alabama's municipal court immediately, she was placed on probation. A for-profit company, PPS, supervised probationers until they fully paid their fines, fees,...

Sinthusan Srikanthavasan v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15066
John A. Moffa v. Soneet R. Kapila, et al
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11357
United States v. Corrine Brown
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 17-15470
Loren D. King, II v. Fawcett Memorial
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10223
USA v. Jason Nelson
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10782
Charanjit Singh v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10784
USA v. Luther Leroy Woods
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11187
USA v. Joshua Scott
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-15045
James D. Cornett v. Alabama Department of Transportation, et al.
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-15052
USA v. Isiah Price
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10454
Manpreet Singh v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14290
Richard B. Spinnenweber, et al v. Mac McNeil
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14489
Dudley Teel v. Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Lozada, et al
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14530
Maria Theresa Guaniro Zamora, et al v. ACE American Insurance Company
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10476
USA v. Dwayne Glenn
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10807
Julio Cesar Rojas-Guevara v. Heather N. Dunn, et al.
Date: September 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10712
USA v. Tarahrick Terry
Date: September 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10482
MD Farhad v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10568
Bonny Edward Taylor v. Bill Blue, et al.
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Numbers: 17-14772, 19-14862
Nickolas A. Mells v. Christine Weizmann, et al
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10919
USA v. Thomas Rowland
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14641
Rateek Allah v. USA
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14703
USA v. Genesis Javon White
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14795
Mary Diaz v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11351
Lucky Capital Management, LLC v. Miller & Martin, PLLC
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Numbers: 16-16161, 19-13642
Richard Morrison v. Warden
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12039
USA v. Johnny Jasmin
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14045
USA v. Harvey Bass
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14480
Mark A. Turner v. Homestead Police Department, et al
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10577
Johnson v. NPAS Solutions, LLC  
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-12344

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit held that the district court, in approving the class action settlement underlying this appeal, repeated several errors that have become commonplace in everyday class action practice. First, the distr...

Gherardi v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.  
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-13181

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff won a substantial arbitration award against his former employer, the employer sought vacatur in federal court. The district court agreed with the employer, Citi, that plaintiff had been an at-will employe...

Hall v. Flournoy  
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-13436

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging false arrest and malicious prosecution against a county sheriff's deputy. Plaintiff alleged that the deputy, or one of her law enforcement colleagues, p...

James Beekman v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11061
John Henry Allen v. Sheriff Sam St. John, et al
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-12960
USA v. Melvin Goode Wentt
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-13341
USA v. De'Undre Rashad Robert Turner
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14656
USA v. Emanuel D. Dixon
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-14708
Taylor Jordan Wardlow v. USA
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-15005
Abraham Jackson Mpaka v. Sergio Arcey
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10398
USA v. Bruce Theodore Smith, Jr.
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10550
Off Lease Only, Inc. v. Lakeland Motors, LLC
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10825
USA v. Eric Townsend
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-11863
Franks v. GDCP Warden  
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 16-17478

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief to petitioner under 28 U.S.C. 2254. Petitioner was sentenced to death for three murders and two attempted murders of two young children. Petition...

Presnell v. Warden  
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 17-14322

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254 to petitioner, who was convicted and sentenced to death for the kidnapping, forcible rape, and malice murder of two little g...

Walter Patrick v. Warden
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-10619
United States v. Boyd  
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-11063

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit granted the government's motion to dismiss defendant's appeal based on his sentence-appeal waiver. The court held that the sentence-appeal waiver is unambiguous and was made knowingly and voluntarily...

USA v. Tyrone Devlin
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-12825, 19-13237