Jerold Williams, et al v. TDCJ Corrtl Institutions, No. 15-40704 (5th Cir. 2016)

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Case: 15-40704 Document: 00513518735 Page: 1 Date Filed: 05/24/2016 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT No. 15-40704 Summary Calendar United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit FILED May 24, 2016 Lyle W. Cayce Clerk JEROLD WILLIAMS, Plaintiff-Appellant v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; ANGEL DAVILA; SANTOS MONTEZ, Defendants-Appellees ---------------------------------------------------------------------------ALEJANDRO AVILA Plaintiff-Appellant v. ANGEL DAVILA; TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL - JUSTICE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION, Defendants-Appellees -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Case: 15-40704 Document: 00513518735 Page: 2 Date Filed: 05/24/2016 No. 15-40704 JOSHUA MAZIQUE BURTON Plaintiff-Appellant v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; SANTOS O. MONTEZ; ANGEL DAVILA, Defendants-Appellees -----------------------------------------------------------------------XAVIER COOPER Plaintiff-Appellant v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; ANGEL DAVILA, Defendants-Appellees ---------------------------------------------------------------------------JULIUS TIMOTHY DAWSON Plaintiff-Appellant v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; ANGEL DAVILA, Defendants-Appellees ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 Case: 15-40704 Document: 00513518735 Page: 3 Date Filed: 05/24/2016 No. 15-40704 JEROME DEGREE Plaintiff-Appellant v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; ANGEL DAVILA, Defendants-Appellees ----------------------------------------------------------------------------NICHOLAS D. GRAVES; JOSHUA BURTON, Plaintiffs-Appellants v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; ANGEL DAVILA, Defendants-Appellees -----------------------------------------------------------------------------LEON HARPER Plaintiff-Appellant v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; ANGEL DAVILA, Defendants-Appellees ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 Case: 15-40704 Document: 00513518735 Page: 4 Date Filed: 05/24/2016 No. 15-40704 BENJAMIN D. MARTIN Plaintiff-Appellant v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; ANGEL DAVILA, Defendants-Appellees -------------------------------------------------------------------------BILLY WAYNE MORGAN Plaintiff-Appellant v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; ANGEL DAVILA, Defendants-Appellees -----------------------------------------------------------------------------TROY D. RECTOR Plaintiff-Appellant v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; ANGEL DAVILA, Defendants-Appellees -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 Case: 15-40704 Document: 00513518735 Page: 5 Date Filed: 05/24/2016 No. 15-40704 ELIAZAR M. RINCON Plaintiff-Appellant v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; ANGEL DAVILA, Defendants-Appellees ----------------------------------------------------------------------------JAMES EARL SADBERRY Plaintiff-Appellant v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; ANGEL DAVILA, Defendants-Appellees -----------------------------------------------------------------------------ANTONIO SHELVIN Plaintiff-Appellant v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; ANGEL DAVILA, Defendants-Appellees ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 Case: 15-40704 Document: 00513518735 Page: 6 Date Filed: 05/24/2016 No. 15-40704 BENJAMIN VALLIE Plaintiff-Appellant v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; ANGEL DAVILA, Defendants-Appellees ----------------------------------------------------------------------------JOSEPH A. WHITFIELD Plaintiff-Appellant v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION; ANGEL DAVILA, Defendants-Appellees Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas USDC No. 3:11-CV-313 USDC No. 3:11-CV-316 USDC No. 3:11-CV-317 USDC No. 3:11-CV-318 USDC No. 3:11-CV-320 USDC No. 3:11-CV-321 USDC No. 3:11-CV-322 USDC No. 3:11-CV-325 USDC No. 3:11-CV-327 USDC No. 3:11-CV-328 USDC No. 3:11-CV-329 USDC No. 3:11-CV-339 USDC No. 3:11-CV-342 USDC No. 3:11-CV-346 6 Case: 15-40704 Document: 00513518735 Page: 7 Date Filed: 05/24/2016 No. 15-40704 USDC No. 3:11-CV-347 USDC No. 3:11-CV-348 Before STEWART, Chief Judge, and DAVIS and GRAVES, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: * Sixteen Texas state prisoners filed separate civil rights complaints in state court against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Divisions (TDCJ) and Correctional Officers Santos Montez and Angel Davila. The cases were removed to federal court and consolidated by the district court for pretrial and, if needed, trial purposes. The district court granted the defendants’ motions for summary judgment in part, dismissing the claims against Officer Montez and the TDCJ. The court also dismissed the claims as moot of ten plaintiffs no longer housed at the Terrell Unit. The plaintiffs whose claims were dismissed as moot were identified in the court’s memorandum opinion as Jerold Williams, Alejandro Avila, Joshua Mazique Burton, Xavier Cooper, Benjamin Martin, Benjamin Vallie, Jr., Billy Wayne Morgan, Jerome Degree, Leon Harper, and Eliazar M. Rincon. Another plaintiff, Troy D. Rector, was dismissed based on information that he had been killed. However, the district court denied the defendants’ motion for summary judgment as to claims concerning Officer Davila, finding that the claims against Davila were redressable in the event that the plaintiffs prevailed at trial. On the same date as its memorandum opinion granting in part and denying in part the motion for summary judgment, the district court entered a “final judgment” dismissing the case with prejudice as moot based on its Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4. * 7 Case: 15-40704 Document: 00513518735 Page: 8 Date Filed: 05/24/2016 No. 15-40704 memorandum opinions and orders. In the memorandum opinions and orders, the district court did not dismiss the claims of plaintiffs Julius Timothy Dawson, Nicholas D. Graves, James Earl Sadberry, Antonio Shelvin, and Joseph A. Whitfield. “This Court must examine the basis of its jurisdiction, on its own motion, if necessary.” Mosley v. Cozby, 813 F.2d 659, 660 (5th Cir. 1987). Because the claims of five plaintiffs remain pending in the district court, we lack jurisdiction over this appeal. See 28 U.S.C. §§ 1291, 1292(a),(b); FED. R. CIV. P. 54(b); Martin v. Halliburton, 618 F.3d 476, 481 (5th Cir. 2010); Briargrove Shopping Ctr. Joint Venture v. Pilgrim Enters., Inc., 170 F.3d 536, 538-41 (5th Cir. 1999). Accordingly, the appeal is DISMISSED for lack of jurisdiction. 8