2021 Eleventh Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 1848

USA v. Santos Rivera-Fernandez
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-12990
United States v. McAvoy  
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10604

Justia Opinion Summary: Because the Eleventh Circuit previously determined that the Government does not have to formally intervene before filing a motion to settle a qui tam action, and because the reasoning is the same for dismissals, the cour...

USA v. Roberto Murillo
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13340
USA v. Dyson Onnie McCray
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10053
USA v. Raymond Lee Kelly
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10351
Orrilyn Maxwell Stallworth v. Rodney W. Hurst
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10731
Elias Makere v. E Gary Early
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11901
USA v. David Kenneth Martin
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-12051
USA v. Anthony J. Thomas, Jr.
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-12375
Yates v. Pinellas Hematology & Oncology, P.A.  
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10276

Justia Opinion Summary: In this qui tam action, after the jury found that Pinellas violated the False Claims Act and that the United States sustained damages, the district court trebled the damages and imposed statutory minimum penalties of $1,...

Benarvis Johnson, Sr. v. Albert Lewis, et al.
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13125
Hewitt v. Commissioner  
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13700

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit reversed the tax court's order disallowing taxpayers' carryover deduction for the donation of a conservation easement. The court concluded that the Commissioner's interpretation of I.R.C. 1.170A14(g)...

USA v. Todd Fitzgerald Frazier
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13794
Bonifacio Crisostoma-Cardona v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10203
USA v. Barrington M. Hamilton
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10976
USA v. Ronald Geddis
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11354
Juan Carlos Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 17-13467
USA v. Roderick Corlion Pearson
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Numbers: 17-14619, 20-14276
Emanuel Dwayne Pride v. Florida Department of Corrections, et al.
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14284
United States v. Sharp  
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12574

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit vacated defendant's 110-month sentence for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. The court held that the government did not waive its argument that defendant's conviction qualified as a predicat...

Klaas v. Allstate Insurance Co.  
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14104

Justia Opinion Summary: After Allstate decided to stop paying premiums on retired employees' life insurance policies, two putative classes filed suit seeking declaratory and injunctive relief. The Turner retirees are made up of retired former A...

USA v. Khamphay Nackviseth
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11554
USA v. Arsenio Dennis
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11873
USA v. Kenneth James Hill
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Numbers: 17-14019, 20-13313
Katelyn Ebner, et al. v. Cobb County, et al.
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11318
Edward JoRodge Gladney v. Warden, FCC Coleman - USA II
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12096
Greta Ann Belser v. Social Security Administration, Commissioner
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12121
Gary Baptiste v. John Doe, et al.
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14564
USA v. Albert Ward, III
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10800
Mikeada Effs v. Alexi Figueroa
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11672
Richard Morrison v. CCA Corr- Civil II, et al.
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11754
Mudhafar Amin v. Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, et al.
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11871
Stacey Haslem Roberts v. United States Postal Services
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14857
Darius Clarke, M.D., et al. v. HealthSouth Corporation, et al.
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10421
USA v. Silvio Arboleda
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10584
Black Stone Auto Export, Inc. v. Hyundai Motor America (Inc)
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11491
USA v. Killian Francis
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11496
Veda White v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11840
USA v. Darryl Burke
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Numbers: 15-10704, 14-13758, 16-17234, 17-11257, 21-10346
United States v. Secretary Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, et al.
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Numbers: 17-13572, 17-13595
Doe v. Choice Hotels International, Inc.  
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-11764, 20-11769, 20-11770, 20-11771

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, four sex trafficking victims, filed suit against numerous defendants within the hotel industry for violations of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), specifically 18 U.S.C. 1595(a),...

Financial Information Technologies, LLC v. iControl Systems, USA, LLC  
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13368

Justia Opinion Summary: Fintech, a seller of software that processes alcohol-sales invoices within 24 hours, filed suit against its competitor, iControl, alleging misappropriation of trade secrets. After the jury found in favor of Fintech, iCon...

USA v. Stephan Sessoms
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13856
Jerlard Derek Rembert v. Attorney General, State of Florida
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14573
USA v. William Nobles
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10735
Capitol Specialty Insurance Corp. v. West View Apartments, Inc.
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11675
USA v. Michael J. Muzio
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11726
USA v. Dion Gregory Fisher
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14423
USA v. Jonathan Blash
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13606
Courtney B. Anderson v. Coupons in the News, et al.
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13677
USA v. Kendrick Eugene Duldulao, et al.
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13973
USA v. Malcolm Anwar Williams
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14360
Reshawn Armstrong v. USA, et al.
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10200
USA v. Albert Lee Sclater, Jr.
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-12120
Jason Sartori v. Julie Schrodt
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-15114
Taqwa Siddeeq v. Dekalb County, GA
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10155
Argueta Romero v. Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security  
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12487

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit concluded that the conditions of petitioner's supervision program render her "in custody" within the meaning of 28 U.S.C. 2241, such that the district court had jurisdiction to consider her habeas pe...

Souleymane Diallo v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13015
USA v. Jerald Sells
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10208
Gloria Smith-Grimes v. Judge Glenn D. Kelley, et al.
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-12186
USA v. Dwayne Cespedes
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-12699
USA v. Wilson Peter Revange
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13249
Abdul Hasem v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10126
Larkin Lloyd Derks, III v. Centurian Medical, LLC, et al.
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10785
Naresh Kumar v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11132
USA v. Jamilla Ciar Hall
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11713
Rhonda Reid v. Internal Revenue Service, et al
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-12087
Hollister Incorporated v. Zassi Holdings, Inc., et al.
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Numbers: 16-17734, 20-10636
USA v. Eugene Wright
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-13388
United States v. Fleury  
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11037

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of one count of transmitting interstate threats, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 875(c) (Count 1), and three counts of cyberstalking, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2261A(2)(B) (...

USA v. Garry S. Martin
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14691
USA v. Mitchell Lem Finney
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10558
USA v. Christopher Ted Duluk
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11936
USA v. Equanzick Howell
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Numbers: 18-15117, 20-12791
James Lamar Strickland v. Secretary Department of Corrections
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12557
USA v. Elgin Burney, Jr.
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14744
First IC Bank v. North American Title Insurance Company
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10537
Jigneshkumar Ramanbahai Patel v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11096
USA v. John Armstrong, Jr.
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11252
Jessie Jackson v. F. Papillon, et al
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11686
Igor Polshyn v. USA
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11844
Vachon v. Travelers Home and Marine Insurance Co.  
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12765

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit dismissed the appeal based on lack of jurisdiction because federal law bars the court from reviewing orders remanding cases based on a defect in removal. In this case, plaintiff moved to remand on th...

USA v. Shawn Latate Oneal
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13533
John Peebles, et al. v. The Terminix International Company, LP
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14365
USA v. Woodrow Rudolph Dixon, Jr., et al
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14556
USA v. Antwan Benton
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10898
State of Florida v. USA, et al.
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11715
USA v. Bennie L. Giles
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-13701, 21-11541
USA v. Parvathi Sivanadiyan
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-13726, 21-12220
WorldSpan Marine Inc., et al v. Comerica Bank, et al
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11646
Carolyn D. Robinson v. Walmart Stores East, LP
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10560
Mary Penelope Lakoskey, et al. v. Bonifacio Floro, et al.
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-12401
Telcy v. United States  
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-13029

Justia Opinion Summary: Telcy, convicted of drug and firearms offenses, was sentenced to life imprisonment due to his armed career criminal enhancement. His 2010 section 2255 habeas petition, arguing ineffective assistance of counsel, was rejec...

Steven M. Chapman v. Warden, FCC Coleman - USP II
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10427
Jennifer Smith v. Pelham, City of
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13210
William Harris v. Warden, St. Clair CF, et al.
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13354
Nelson Ron Agtun-Roblero v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10997
USA v. Muhamadou Kamateh
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11228
USA v. Elizabeth Korcz, MD
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11654
1944 Beach Boulevard, LLC v. Live Oak Banking Co.  
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11742

Justia Opinion Summary: Beach, a debtor in possession, sought to avoid Live Oak’s blanket lien on all of its assets. In Florida, a creditor’s financing statement that does not list the debtor’s correct name is “seriously misleading” and ineffec...

Mark Jacoby v. Cable News Network, Inc., et al
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-12030
USA v. Larry Andrews
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Numbers: 14-15200, 21-10645
USA v. Bernard David Dixon
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Numbers: 17-12036, 21-11061
USA v. William Broxton
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Numbers: 18-13659, 20-11836
Anthony Lennen, et al. v. Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc., et al.
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-13215
USA v. Christopher Louis Hooker
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12930
USA v. William Dcory Maurice Easterly
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10482
Dolores Bracero v. The City of Orlando
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11157
USA v. Lisa Bird
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11260
USA v. Damien Madison
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11626
USA v. Dameion Reynolds
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-12568
USA v. Marquavion Tillman
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14185
Karen Melissa Godoy-Galiano v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14725
USA v. Jerimiah Swanson
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10966
USA v. Galloway Rich, III
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11904
USA v. Dorita Clay
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-12279
USA v. Miguel Pedraza
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14165
USA v. Matthew Allan Smyth
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11178
USA v. William Story
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11837
Juan Llauro, et al. v. Detective Michael Linville, et al.
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12862
USA v. Herbert Lenorris Smith
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10682
USA v. Jose Cuero
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10697
State of Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services  
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-14098

Justia Opinion Summary: In November 2021, the Secretary of Health and Human Services issued an interim rule that requires facilities that provide health care to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to ensure that their staff, unless exempt for m...

Piyushkumar Patel v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11003
Davis v. Legal Services Alabama, Inc.  
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12886

Justia Opinion Summary: Davis, a former Congressman, mayoral candidate, candidate for governor of Alabama, and federal prosecutor, is Black. In 2016, he became Executive Director of LSA, a non-profit law firm serving low-income Alabamians. Davi...

USA v. Gerry F. Carter
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10240
Jeremy John Wells v. Warden, et al
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10550
USA v. Joseph Peter Clarke
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Numbers: 13-15874, 20-13665
Lennard Simmons v. Gregory McLaughlin
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12075
USA v. Trentavius Arline
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12229
USA v. Jose Ricardo Lerma Sinisterra
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13412
USA v. Jose Rebolledo-Estupinan
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14173
USA v. Gaston Hall Reed
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10257
USA v. Justin W. Fields
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10460
KK-PB Financial, LLC v. 160 Royal Palm, LLC
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-12361, 20-12368
USA v. Ruben Cabrera
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14443
USA v. Pablo Emiliano Suescun
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10201
Jose L. Salgado-Escamilla v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10323
USA v. Benjamin Howlet, Jr.
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10823
USA v. Jason Emile
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-12265
Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., et al
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-12547, 20-11413
Jai Devon Lee v. USA
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14918
Blackburn v. Shire US Inc.  
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12258

Justia Opinion Summary: Blackburn, who has Crohn’s disease, was prescribed LIALDA, an anti-inflammatory drug specifically aimed at the gut. LIALDA is not FDA-approved to treat Crohn’s, but it is approved to treat ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s “si...

Susan Smith v. Office of the Attorney General, State of Alabama, et al
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13121
USA v. Hugo Valencia Mendoza
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10342
Stephen Loftis White v Nicholas B. Cox, et al
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11337
Delia Bell v. Karl E. Cross, et al.
Date: November 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11064
USA v. Roosevelt Davis
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 19-12274
USA v. Michael Agosto-Martinez
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14259
Bro T. Hesed-El v. Aldridge Pite, LLP, et al.
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14782
USA v. Jacnely Morejon
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10244
Miguel Mesa v. USA
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10908
James E. Price, III v. USA
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-10665
United States v. Litzky  
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10709

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for child pornography charges related to her two daughters. The court concluded that the district court did not violate defendant's constitutional right t...

Robertino Jones, et al. v. United Behavioral Health, LLC
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14265
USA v. Silvio Arboleda
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10584
USA v. Alexis Baca Martinez
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11312
USA v. Patrick Tonge, et al.
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 18-11165
USA v. Bobbie Lane Kendle
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-13296
United States v. Grady  
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14341

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants, members of the Plowshares Movement, appealed their convictions and sentences for conspiracy, destruction of property on a naval installation, depredation of government property, and trespass. Defendants' conv...

Mima Lisseth Lazo-Velasquez v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10373
Johnson v. City of Miami Beach  
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10834

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of a police officer individually and the City of Miami Beach on plaintiff's claims of excessive force and state law battery. Plaintiff...

USA v. John W. Lebron
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13314
Libertarian Party of Alabama v. John Harold Merrill
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13356
USA v. Katrina Brown, et al
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14254
Maudilio Lopez-Garcia v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14380
Norma Alicia Campoverde-Panora v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10131
Lynne M. Gibson v. JetBlue Airways Corp.
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10943
Dr. Nelayda Fonte v. Lee Memorial Health System, et al
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13240
USA v. Pavel Ruiz-Gonzalez
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10602
USA v. Vonne Rolle
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10886
Mark A. Thompson v. DeKalb County, GA, et al
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-11260
Callahan v. United Network for Organ Sharing  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-11876, 20-13932

Justia Opinion Summary: Liver-transplant candidates and transplant hospitals challenged HHS's adoption of a new policy for allocating donated livers. In 2019, the Eleventh Circuit held that the plaintiffs had not shown a substantial likelihood...

Richard Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services, Inc.
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14434
USA v. Antonio Marquis Roddy
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14787
Jathursan v. United States Attorney General  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10003

Justia Opinion Summary: Jathursan, a citizen of Sri Lanka, entered the U.S. without inspection in 2018. He was apprehended and expressed a fear of returning to Sri Lanka. After a credible fear interview, DHS determined that Jathursan had a cred...

USA v. Eider Utria Batista
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10581
Donovan G. Davis, Jr. v. Roy Dotson, Jr., et al.
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13123
Lajuan Rayshard Kinnemore v. Thomas Cochran
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11360
Juan Ramirez v. Warden
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11397
Vanessa E. Dixon v. National Security of Alabama, Inc.
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12040
State Farm Florida Insurance Co. v. Carapella  
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12240

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, Kristina drugged her sons and put them, and herself, in a running car in a closed garage. Matthew died; Adam and Kristina survived. Kristina was convicted of second-degree murder and remained in prison until 201...

Charles v. Johnson  
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12393

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was convicted of felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer in a Georgia state court, he brought suit against the individual defendants under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging excessive force under the Fourth...

United States Department of Labor v. William H. Lovett, Jr.
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13276
USA v. Sandchase Cody
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13536
Tynisha Key v. Central Georgia Kidney Specialists PC
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14351
USA v. Venkatesh Dagubatti
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14751
Charles E. Abrahamsen v. United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14771
USA v. Peter Christian Boulette
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14796
Elsy Nohemy Martinez-Bobadilla, et al. v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10073
USA v. Johnny Brett Gregory
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11177
USA v. Everette Jamel Taylor
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11689
Anderson v. Wilco Life Insurance Co.  
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14127

Justia Opinion Summary: Anderson, the lead plaintiff in a putative class action against her life insurance provider, Wilco, alleged that in 2011-2016, the company breached the terms of her universal life insurance policy by increasing her month...

USA v. Juniel B. Rios
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11138
Jackson v. Le Centre on Fourth, LLC  
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12785

Justia Opinion Summary: Jackson was traveling in his wheelchair along a street near the Louisville Embassy Suites Hotel when he was hit by a hotel valet driver. He suffered severe injuries. Jackson sued, in Kentucky state court, several entitie...

USA v. Eric Rayonn Rowls
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13708
Tavares J. Wright v. Secretary, Department of Corrections.
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13966
Alma Aracely Castaneda-Martinez v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10115
USA v. Mark Rory Whitehead
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10562
Clara L. Goggans v. Target Corporation
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10971
Julius Goldring v. Vladimir Henry, et al
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 19-13820
Jeffrey Cross, et al v. EquityExperts.org, LLC
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14067
USA v. Vadym Vozniuk
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10301
Kelvin R. Crews v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10916
Karantsalis v. City of Miami Springs  
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11134

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, following a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), Karantsalis sued the city under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by failing to make its facilities and infrastructure...

Samuel Knowles v. USA, et al
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11810
Charlie John Williams v. USA
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13059
USA v. Nelkys Tabares
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10166
USA v. Anthony Lewis
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11197
CSX Corp. v. United States  
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Numbers: 17-12961, 20-12494

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit held that relocation benefits provided by a railroad to its employees are exempt under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act as bona fide and necessary expenses incurred by the employee in the business of...

USA v. Ramiro Mendoza-Pineda
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14043
Waseem Daker v. Redfin Corporation Inc.
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13598
Leonso Oqueli Reyes-Games, et al v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14757
USA v. Gaspar Isaul Huerta Estrada, et al
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10778
Jonathan Kyle Lewis v. Broward County Sheriff Office, et al
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14603
Marrache v. Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.  
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10677

Justia Opinion Summary: Winn-Dixie sells Bacardi’s Bombay Gin in its stores. According to Bombay’s marketing and labeling, the gin contains ten “hand-selected botanicals from exotic locations around the world,” including “grains of paradise.”...

British D. Moss v. Leesburg Regional Medical Center, et al
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11376
Kyle Blake v. City of Montgomery
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14229
Melchor Munoz v. USA
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14688
Matthew Friedson v. Sheriff David Shoar, et al
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14803
USA v. Tanesea Jones
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11615
USA b. Karriece Quontrel Davis
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Numbers: 15-13504, 15-15227, 16-17492, 20-13835
PBT Real Estate, LLC v. Town of Palm Beach, et al
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Numbers: 18-13920, 19-11264
USA v. Jamil Gilmore
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14316
Government Employees Insurance Co., et al v. Jorge E. Martinez, et al
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10297
USA v. Victor Manuel Becerra-Rodriguez
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10930
Joseph Markland v. Melissa Davis, CPA et al
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11364
Ronald David Jones v. Gadsden County High School, et al
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11430
USA v. Yanner Arias
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Numbers: 16-16063, 21-10972
Federal Trade Commission v. On Point Capital Partners LLC  
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10790

Justia Opinion Summary: The FTC filed suit under 15 U.S.C. 53(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA) against appellants, alleging that they had engaged in unfair or deceptive business practices in violation of 15 U.S.C. 45(a) under the c...

Bert S. Elizee v. USA
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13191
USA v. Eric Smith
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13603
Luis Enriquez Lorenzo Rodriguez v. USA
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10125
USA v. Luis Gerardo Valdez
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11056
USA v. Jason Davis
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11193
Pupo v. Commissioner, Social Security Administration  
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14633

Justia Opinion Summary: Pupo first applied for supplemental security income (SSI) in June 2011, alleging that she was unable to work due to depression, body tremors, and high blood pressure. Her initial application was denied, but, in 2015, her...

Susan Elizabeth Galvin v. U.S. Bank National Association
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10411
Naun Rigoberto Sauceda Martinez v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13961
USA v. Nelson White
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14607
Tasha Royster v. Larry Robinson, et al
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14877
Romulo Pinto v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10610
Mary Nealy v. SunTrust Bank, et al
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11358
Mark Mann v. Secretary, Department of Corrections, et al.
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11445
USA v. Ronregus Arnold Jordan
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11482
USA v. John William Luper, III
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12670
Rodolfo Espinoza-Solórzano v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14297
Andrea Liebman v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, et al.
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14872
M. Eugene Gibbs v. Barbara Albytine Gibbs, et al
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10286
Marlon Miguel Brown v. Dr. Effie Greer, et al.
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10694
Rayvon L. Boatman v. Donald Sawyer, et al
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10747
Lucretia Thomas v. Cobb County School District
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11325
Barry Slakman v. State Board of Pardons and Paroles, et al
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-12226
Belevich v. Thomas  
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14668

Justia Opinion Summary: A family-based immigrant is presumptively likely to become a public charge, ineligible for admission, but that presumption can be overcome if a sponsoring relative executes an “affidavit of support.” 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(4)(...

United States v. Ramirez  
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10564

Justia Opinion Summary: A confidential source (CI) met Ramirez, a Colombian national who was a legal resident of the U.S., and discussed the demand for AK-47 style weapons in Colombia. In 2017-2018, Ramirez obtained 45 firearms using straw purc...

Reynolds v. ServisFirst Bank  
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11652

Justia Opinion Summary: The Stanfords, the debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, owned APC, another Chapter 11 debtor. Each had borrowed money from ServisFirst; each served as guarantor for the other’s debt. The Stanfords owed ServisFir...

VHV Jewelers, LLC v. Wolf  
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14788

Justia Opinion Summary: VHV, a wholesale jewelry importer and the domestic counterpart of Khushi in India, filed a new-office petition and obtained L-1 nonimmigrant status for Vaidya, a citizen of India, to work as VHV’s CEO. VHV later sought t...

Jacqueline Struck v. Wal-Mart Stores East, LP
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Numbers: 21-11102, 21-11012
Kasi Jameelah Crawford v. Marriott Hotel Services, Inc.
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11647
Anthony J. Fails v. Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12766
Sobner Felix v. Key Largo Management Corp.
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10381
Keith Reddick v. Capouano, Beckman, Russell & Burnett, LLC
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11316
Richard Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services, Inc.
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14434
Common Cause Georgia v. Secretary, State of Georgia  
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12388

Justia Opinion Summary: Georgia's November 6, 2018, general election was a bellwether of the national political mood. On November 5, Common Cause sued, alleging violations of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Help America Vote Act, 52 U.S.C. 21082;...

Pablo Arrechavaleta v. USA
Date: October 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12866
USA v. Hasan Pearson
Date: October 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10750
Delroy T. Booth v. Lieutenant R. Allen, et al
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Numbers: 18-12136, 20-13357
Ginsburg v. United States  
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-11836

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the 1982 Tax Treatment of Partnership Items Act, 26 U.S.C. 6221–6232, partnership-related tax matters are resolved in two stages. During the partnership-level proceedings, the IRS may adjust items relevant to the p...

Del Valle v. Secretary of State, United States Department of State  
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14889

Justia Opinion Summary: Through a Form I-130, a U.S. citizen can seek to establish that an alien relative is eligible for an immigrant visa, 8 U.S.C. 1151(b)(2)(A)(i) & 1154(a)(1)(A)(i). Relatives residing outside the U.S. must apply for the v...

Autauga County Emergency Management Communication District v. Federal Communications Commission  
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-15072

Justia Opinion Summary: New “Voice over Internet Protocol,” (VoIP) systems resulted in the 2008 New and Emerging Technologies 911 Improvement Act, 47 U.S.C. 222, 615a, 615a-1, 615b and 942.2 The “911 Fee Parity Provision” allows non-federal g...

Matthew Schantz v. Benny Deloach
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10503
USA v. Luis C. Bennett
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13084
USA v. Sotero Rios Mexico
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13551
USA v. Tony DeShane Brown
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14750
USA v. Vince Edward Lasane
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10088
USA v. Melvina Lewis
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10100
USA v. Ryan K. Noble
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10633
USA v. David Wayne Aring
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10730
David Britt v. Karl Fort
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11786
USA v. Maria Haydee Luzula
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Numbers: 15-10032, 18-14478, 20-13948
USA v. Alex Huntley
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 18-14119
USA v. Lelia Vanessa Perdomo Zapata
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10385
Reshawn Armstrong v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10929
USA v. Neheme Ductant
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14198
USA v. Adam Shane Swindle
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14711
USA v. Gregory Nesbitt
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10109
James Mozie v. USA
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11435
Tedd Wilson v. State Farm General Insurance Company
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11722
Warren Technology, Inc. v. Tutco, LLC
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Numbers: 18-14976, 21-11168
Michael Dewayne Arrington v. Miami Dade County Public School District, et al.
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-11446, 21-11569
Ellen T. Thatcher v. Department of Veterans Affairs
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12476
USA v. Malcolm Shaw
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13342
USA v. Romae Rhoando Jordan
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14643
USA v. Joaquin Herrera
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10075
Fali Pepochi v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10467
Nuri Bryant v. Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10596
United States v. Wheeler  
Date: October 21, 2021
Docket Numbers: 17-15003, 17-15030, 17-15379

Justia Opinion Summary: Five co-defendants were charged with wire fraud, mail fraud, and conspiracy for their involvement in a telemarketing scheme to defraud stock investors. After an eight-week trial, during which the defendants made several...

USA v. Jumar D. Sims
Date: October 21, 2021
Docket Number: 19-13963
USA v. Cheryl Singleton
Date: October 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14366
USA v. Tony C. Mathis
Date: October 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14819
USA v. Aaron Lavell Lamar
Date: October 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10982
Williams Properties, LLC v. Paradise Operations, LLC, et al.
Date: October 21, 2021
Docket Numbers: 21-11275, 21-12081
Willie B. Smith, III v. Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al
Date: October 21, 2021
Docket Numbers: 21-13298, 21-13581
Jane Delovsky v. Jane Doe, et al
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10524
Independent Order of Foresters v. Gold-Fogel  
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14310

Justia Opinion Summary: Foresters filed an interpleader action concerning the proper disbursement of about $3 million in life insurance proceeds arising from the death of the insured, Andrew. Cathleen, Andrew’s ex-wife, and David, Andrew’s son...

Matthew Kopcsak v. Roger Dale Register, et al
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14850
USA v. Brandon Wilmont Reames
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Numbers: 21-10249, 21-10250
USA v Eric Dynell McGadney
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10408
USA v. Terry J. Martin
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Numbers: 16-11627, 20-13279
Regions Bank v. Marvin I. Kaplan, et al
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Numbers: 17-15478, 18-13220
Cheshire Bridge Holdings, LLC, v. City of Atlanta,  
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 18-10477

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1981, a Georgia federal district court concluded that Atlanta’s zoning regulations for adult businesses were constitutionally overbroad in their entirety and permanently enjoined their enforcement. Atlanta did not app...

USA v. James Gaddy
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-10280, 20-13859
Waseem Daker v. Wesam Daker, et al
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12298
Rickey Lee Christmas v. Grady Judd, et al
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14431
USA v. Henry Bullock
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14742
USA v. Charles Carroll
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11485
USA v. Xavier Jermaine Davis
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-12073
Derrick Wynn v. City of Griffin, Georgia, et al
Date: October 18, 2021
Docket Number: 19-10479
Marilyn Santos, et al. v. Ross Prosen
Date: October 18, 2021
Docket Number: 19-12790
McCoy v. Governor of Florida  
Date: October 18, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14551

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, Florida voters approved Amendment 4, a state constitutional amendment that automatically restored voting rights to ex-felons who had completed all of the terms of their sentences. Plaintiffs filed suit challengi...

Chico S.S. Moss, et al v. American Private Equity, LLC, et al
Date: October 18, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14777
Cox v. Deputy Warden  
Date: October 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11425

Justia Opinion Summary: Cox, a transgender woman, was assaulted at three different Georgia prisons for male inmates: At each of these institutions, Cox received estrogen injections, causing her to present with female features. Cox’s identity a...

Shahriar Anoushfar v. Lexington Insurance Company
Date: October 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11244
USA v. Dane Gillis
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Numbers: 16-16482, 20-12122
Devona Stevenson v. City of Sunrise
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12530
Michael R. Atraqchi, et al v. USA, et al
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11526
Jorg Bober, et al. v. Safe Guard Services, LLC
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11529
Willie B. Smith, III v. Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Numbers: 21-13298, 21-13581
USA v. Gary Jay Goldberg
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Numbers: 14-10313, 20-12891, 21-10416
USA v. Anthony Jerome Bell
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Numbers: 15-15165, 21-10556
WBY, Inc. v. City of Chamblee  
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10659

Justia Opinion Summary: Follies, an adult entertainment nightclub, filed suit against the City of Chamblee, challenging Ordinance 754, which amended section 6-152(a) of its Alcohol Code to require establishments selling liquor for consumption o...

USA v. Corey B. Brown
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14668
USA v. Nelson Suarez
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14792
USA v. Michael Steven
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10301
USA v. Trayon Alphonse Caulton
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11035
American Marine Tech, Inc. v. World Group Yachting, Inc., et al
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11336
Hernandez v. Plastipak Packaging, Inc.  
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-12655

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment for plaintiff in an action brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). After considering the FLSA, the Supreme Court's decision in Overn...

United States v. Approximately $281,110.00 Seized from an East-West Bank Account, ending in the number 2471  
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-11245, 20-11107

Justia Opinion Summary: Americans and co-conspirators based in China schemed to obtain EB-1C work visas fraudulently for Chinese nationals. Their clients each deposited about $300,000 into a client-owned American bank account. The government di...

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Michael Alcocer
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11355
Steven Clayton Thomason v. Attorney General, State of Alabama
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12685
United States v. Giron  
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14018

Justia Opinion Summary: Giron, a Colombian national federal prisoner acting pro se, sought compassionate release under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(1)(A). The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the denial of his motion. The application notes for U.S.S.G. 1B1.13 id...

Andrew Joseph, Jr. v. Chad Chronister, et al.
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11073
Melchor Munoz v. USA
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14688
USA v. Junior Sylvin
Date: October 8, 2021
Docket Numbers: 17-15104, 20-14270
Lynn Ann Martin v. Philip Martin
Date: October 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12852
USA v. Clifford Junior Walker, III
Date: October 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13109
Rayvon L. Boatman v. Donald Sawyer, et al.
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12189
James Buckman, et al. v. Lancaster Mortgage Co., et al.
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13674
USA v. Jeffery Worthy
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14855
USA v. Reginald Green
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 19-13249
Ramesh Cheruvoth v. Seadream Yacht Club Inc., et al
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14450
Stanislav Zalezhnev v. Wonderworld Montessori Academy Corporation
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10277
Kourtney Shelley v. Wesleyan College
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10264
Evelyn Perez v. Lake County Rowing Association, et al.
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10352
James Leonard Hines v. Regions Bank
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10594
Brian D. Swanson v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11576
Steven Benjamin Schwarz v. Georgia Composite Medical Board
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10288
USA v. Timothy Wims
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10620
Shaddy Whittaker v. Arnaldo Sanchez, et al.
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 19-13486
USA v. Fritz Lafontante
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11289
USA v. Freeman Eugene Jockisch
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Numbers: 14-13577, 20-14007
Daniel Imperato v. Navigators Insurance Company
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Numbers: 17-12959, 20-13322
Gelber v. Akal Security, Inc.  
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 18-14496

Justia Opinion Summary: Akal, a government contractor, repatriates persons ordered removed from the U.S., transporting detainees on airplanes. Akal staffs it flights with air security officers (ASOs). Once the detainees have been transported to...

USA v. John Wesley Wilson
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-11806
USA v. Michael Prime
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12498
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Becerra  
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13922

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit held that the statutory phrase "same disease or condition" contained in the Orphan Drug Act is not ambiguous. This case arose from Catalyst's lawsuit against the FDA alleging multiple violations of t...

Noah Skelton v. Birmingham Airport Authority
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13982
USA v. Kelon Raemon Brown
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14574
USA v. Bobby Lee Wilson, Jr.
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14576
Diego Javier Cintora-Corona v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14613
USA v. Jerome Fletcher
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14783
United States v. Perry  
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 16-11358

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Perry and Ragin were indicted with seven other co-defendants on numerous charges related to their involvement in a substantial multi-year, multi-state drug distribution organization operating primarily in sout...

Phyllis Moreland Richardson v. City of Snellville, Georgia
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14228
Terrill L. Ailep v. Dalan McDonald, et al.
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12464
Curtis Lee Smith v. Warden Wood, et al
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12918
USA v. Theodore Pittman
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13664
USA v. Michael Roy Sharpe
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13808
USA v. Steven Lewis Emery
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13888
Cheryl Griffith v. Denis R. McDonough
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14464
Linda J. Robles v. GEICO Indemnity Company
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14651
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10541
USA v. Tarence Donyae Mitchel
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10980
Chellis A. Howard, et al v. Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11099
United States v. Tinker  
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 15-10642

Justia Opinion Summary: Tinker, a federal prisoner serving a 180-month sentence for possessing a firearm while a convicted felon, argued that his medical conditions—obesity, hypertension, a congenitally narrowed spinal canal, and mental illness...

Superior Consulting Service, Inc. v. Shaklee Corporation, et al.
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Numbers: 17-11210, 19-10771
Ricardo Vega v. Secretary, Department of Corrections, et al
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 17-14778
USA v. Christopher Loran Bentley
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Numbers: 18-11326, 21-10382
Somers v. United States  
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-11484

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit granted the petition for rehearing, vacated its previous opinion and judgment, substituted this opinion in its place, and certified to the Florida Supreme Court two related questions about the nature...

Erwin Whitter v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12761
USA v. Branden Otoupal
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13226
Sarabeth Witbart v. Mandara Spa (Hawaii), LLC
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13449
Leake v. Drinkard  
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13868

Justia Opinion Summary: A member of Sons of Confederate Veterans applied to participate in the Old Soldiers Day Parade, a pro-American veterans parade funded and organized by the Alpharetta, Georgia, and was informed that the organization could...

Claude Jerome Wilson, II v. USA
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14454
USA v. Andres Fernandez
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10333
Reginald Eugene Grimes, Sr. v. Officer Richard Rott, et al
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10498
Colon v. Twitter, Inc.  
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11283

Justia Opinion Summary: The estates of some of the murder victims from the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016, along with some of the injured, filed suit in federal court in Michigan against social media companies. The lawsuit was unsuccessful. A...

Smith v. United States  
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11329

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiffs' Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) suit against the United States after Steve Smith and his daughter, Sydney, were killed when their car struck two...

Eugenio Miguel Rothe v. Arturo J. Aballi, Jr.
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12543
USA v. Trevin Nunnally
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14009
Simon Property Group, L.P., et al. v. Casino Travel, Inc., et al.
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14374
Sammie Lee Brown v. Secretary of the U.S. Army
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14612
USA v. Alvin Barnes
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10368
Zachary E. Coley v. Shaw Industries, Inc.
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10545
USA v. David Murray
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10717
Reyna Nicolas Andres, et al v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12864
Nicholas Dickson v. United Family Medical Center, Inc., et al
Date: September 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13069
Tiffany Snadon v. Sew-Eurodrive, Inc., et al
Date: September 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10641
Yarinell Roman, et al v. Spirit Airlines, Inc.
Date: September 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13699
Omar Silva Medina v. USA
Date: September 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14309
Cutuli v. Elie  
Date: September 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14515

Justia Opinion Summary: A California court awarded Elie a $14,814,107.48 judgment against his former partner, Cutuli. Separately, Cutuli pleaded guilty to conspiracy to fraudulently transfer or conceal property in contemplation of bankruptcy....

Cyril Dane Flores v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10514
Smith v. Dozier  
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Numbers: 14-10981, 17-15115, 19-13520

Justia Opinion Summary: Smith, a Muslim serving a life sentence, sued the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDOC) under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), 42 U.S.C. 2000cc, claiming that GDOC’s grooming policy,...

Andrew Thompson v. Branch Banking & Trust Company
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13114
USA v. William Raymundo Sequeira
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14529
Mary Jo. Fortin v. AT&T Services Inc.
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11047
Victoriano Ixcoy-Itzep v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-12446
DeJesus v. Lewis  
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: 18-11649

Justia Opinion Summary: DeJesus claims that in 2016, he was sexually assaulted by a prison official, Lewis. DeJesus had an attorney to represent him in court, but shortly before trial, the district court allowed counsel to withdraw. DeJesus was...

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Daniel Imperato
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-11062, 20-13308
Beach Blitz Co. v. City of Miami Beach  
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: 19-11380

Justia Opinion Summary: Beach Blitz sued the City and individuals, asserting that the City’s enactment and enforcement of ordinances regulating the sale of liquor and requiring businesses selling liquor to obtain licenses violated its substanti...

Darrell Wayne Butler v. William B. Blitch, et al
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11097
Viverette v. Commissioner of Social Security  
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11862

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appeals the district court's order affirming the ALJ's denial of his application for supplemental security income (SSI) benefits, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1383(c). Plaintiff contends that the ALJ erred by ruling t...

USA v. Eldrick Deon McNeal
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11898
USA v. Vincent B. McGhee
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13535
USA v. Charles Clark
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-14432, 21-12416
USA v. Daron Lorenzo Hall
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11120
F.R. v. Walter B. Gonsoulin, Jr.
Date: September 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10992
Pelaez v. Government Employees Insurance Co.  
Date: September 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12053

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of GEICO and its rejection of claimant's attempt to obtain a $14,900,000 bad faith judgment from the insurer. The court concluded that...

Sosa v. Martin County  
Date: September 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12781

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against the sheriff's department and deputies involved in plaintiff's second arrest based on mistaken identity. Plaintiff alleged that defendants violated his Fourth and Fourteenth...

Manik Chandra Debnath v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13045
Wade v. Lewis  
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11962

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against prison officials, alleging that the delay in treatment of the cut on his hand amounted to deliberate indifference to a serious medical need. Captain Lewis asserted a qualified immunity defens...

McLaurin v. The Terminix International Co., LP  
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12904

Justia Opinion Summary: After an arbitrator awarded money damages in favor of plaintiffs and against Terminix, plaintiffs filed a motion to confirm with the district court. The district court ordered Terminix to respond, but Terminix opted to f...

Deandra Miller v. Midland Credit Management, Inc.
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13390
Does 1-254 v. Chiquita Brands International Inc.
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Numbers: 17-11993, 19-11494, 20-14238
United States v. Watkins  
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 18-14336

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit issued this decision on remand from the en banc court. In this case, law enforcement agents had placed a GPS tracking device in two packages after finding cocaine hidden in them. The agents put bot...

USA v. Kay F. Gow, et al.
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-12053
Helen Roseberry v. Apple, Inc., et
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14340
Demetrius Lee Banks v. USA
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12012
USA v. Arron Adams
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12676
USA v. Kendell Jamal Cushon
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11716
Robert L. Watkins v. Capital City Bank & Guaranty, et al.
Date: September 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11573
Alexander Gutierrez-Jose, et al v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11852
Rafferty v. Denny's, Inc.  
Date: September 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13715

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Denny's, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and seeking to bring claims on behalf of herself and all similarly situated tipped employees who were subject to Denny's al...

USA v. Nathaniel Fields
Date: September 14, 2021
Docket Number: 19-13927
USA v. Eldrick Wendell Wooding, Sr.
Date: September 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10533
Darrell Mark Babcock v. Andrea L. Olson, et al.
Date: September 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10463
Derric Emil Thompson v. Warden
Date: September 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11438
USA v. Rodrick Domonique Jones
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10359
Joe Pyatt v. Aecom Technical Services, Inc.
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13422
USA v. Edgar Johan Diaz-Colon
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13494
USA v. Jose Mikel Smith
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14111
B.T. v. Keith Battle
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10318
Damir Durmic v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10829
J.N. v. Jefferson County Board of Education  
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-14847

Justia Opinion Summary: Compensatory education is not an automatic remedy for a child-find violation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Compensatory educational services are designed to counteract whatever educational...

Akil Tymes v. Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12885
USA v. Juana Baez-Paulino
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13157
USA v. Shane Patrick Sprague
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13275
Antonio L. Buckman v. Sgt. Danny Halsey
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13596
USA v. Kadeem Willingham
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13727
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13977
Javier Garcia v. David Riley, et al
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10439
Tricon Development of Brevard, Inc. v. Nautilus Insurance Company
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11199
Christopher Dawan Eldridge v. Title Max of Alabama, Inc.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11457
Talamantes-Enriquez v. U.S. Attorney General  
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-15080

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit denied a petition for review challenging the BIA's dismissal of petitioner's appeal from the IJ's removal order. The court concluded that each of petitioner's two Georgia convictions for simple batte...

Derick Okwan v. Emory Healthcare Inc., et al
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11467
USA v. Gregory Donnell
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11845
Jonathan Haim, et al. v. Monroe County, et al.
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13271
Leovel Peraza-Paz v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13941
Javier Delgado v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14234
Aida Rios v. MSC Cruises, SA
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-14811, 21-10198
USA v. Fredrick Tyrone Eirby
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11577
Farah v. U.S. Attorney General  
Date: September 8, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-12462, 20-12941

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a criminal alien facing deportation to Somalia, petitions for review of the order of the BIA confirming his removability and denying his applications for withholding of removal, protection under the Conventio...

George C. Sneathen v. Secretary, Department of Corrections, et al.
Date: September 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11933
Martin Forsyth v. University of Alabama, Board of Trustees
Date: September 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-12513
USA v. Alton Jackson
Date: September 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13277
Dustin Orr v. Deputy James Rogers, et al
Date: September 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10397
Tillis v. Brown  
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-15098

Justia Opinion Summary: After Christian Redwine led officers from the Columbus Police Department on a high-speed chase across state lines before crashing into bushes on the side of a road, the driver of the police vehicle stopped behind and to...

Antonio Senda Wrancher v. Florida Department of Corrections
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10350
Edgina Hendrix-Smith v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al.
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10831
USA v. Carlton Styles
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13321
USA v. Ronald Ray Langdon
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-14171
Trudy Mighty v. Miami-Dade County, et al.
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Numbers: 15-14058, 17-12278, 19-15052
Vinson v. Koch Foods of Alabama, LLC  
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-11999

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's final judgment against plaintiff in an action brought against Koch for race and national origin discrimination under 42 U.S.C. 1981 and Title VII. In regard to plaintiff...

National Trust Insurance Co. v. Southern Heating and Cooling Inc.  
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11292

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's order dismissing National Trust's federal declaratory judgment action without prejudice. Plaintiff filed a wrongful death action against Southern Heating and others in A...

USA v. Rebeca Rivera
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-13939
USA v. Hernandez Lopaz Daniels
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10883
USA v. Jose Manuel Saldana
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-12204