2013 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 501 - 1000 of 3342

Alejandro Bucio Ricon v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 30, 2013
Docket Number: 13-60027
USA v. Robbie Ray
Date: October 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30925
USA v. Felipe Salinas
Date: October 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40245
USA v. Mike Scharff
Date: October 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41133
Gibson v. Kilpatrick  
Date: October 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60905

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, the police chief, filed suit against defendant, the mayor, alleging unconstitutional retaliation as well as state tort law claims. On interlocutory appeal, defendant challenged the district court's order denyi...

Gayl Payton v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins
Date: October 29, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30550
USA v. Adolfo Sagrero
Date: October 29, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40197
Ruben Torres-Ortega v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 29, 2013
Docket Number: 13-60035
USA v. Cary Crager
Date: October 28, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11193
United States v. Jones  
Date: October 28, 2013
Docket Numbers: 12-30807, 12-30808

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Henry and Chikenna Jones were convicted of Medicare fraud charges. The government indicted Henry in three separate cases: the Ngari case; the Jones case; and the McKenzie case. Chikenna was indicted in the Jon...

USA v. Chikenna Jones
Date: October 28, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30808
Arthur Burton v. William Stephens, Director
Date: October 28, 2013
Docket Number: 12-70021
USA v. Richard North
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 11-60763
USA v. Jorge De La Paz-Villegas
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10681
USA v. James McGruder
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10719
USA v. Adam Cortez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10982
USA v. Ever Valerio-Rodriguez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10989
USA v. Maria Gonzalez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11102
USA v. Yolanda Perez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11136
USA v. Kim Orange
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11157
USA v. Miller Horace
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11164
USA v. Garry Carey
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11216
USA v. Lyle Johnson
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11284
USA v. Hugo Bermudez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20390
USA v. Kolawole Onenese, et al
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20412
USA v. Manuel Rojas-Luviano
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20462
USA v. Andre Goodman
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20662
USA v. Benigno Fuentes-Cruz
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20718
USA v. Jose Alvarez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20812
USA v. Naesha Low
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31199
USA v. Gerald Chambers
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31272
USA v. Estibin Ramos-Zelaya
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40759
USA v. Joshua Calhoun
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40900
Dennis Bailey, et al v. William Buck, et al
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41205
USA v. Jose Morales-Reyes
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41264
USA v. Hector Ocampo-Barrera
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41304
USA v. Erick Mercado-Hernandez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41349
USA v. Rolando Hernandez, Jr.
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41357
USA v. Juan Vargas-Gonzalez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41379
USA v. Fidel Torres-Torres
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41407
USA v. Francisco Costilla
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41419
USA v. Cesar Gonzalez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41423
USA v. Nicanor Vazquez-Acosta
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41434
USA v. Martha Heredia-Delgado
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50874
USA v. Jerry Prnka, Jr.
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51058
USA v. Jose Moreno-De La Cruz
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51112
USA v. Juan Munoz
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51124
USA v. Felipe Flores-Sifuentes
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51145
USA v. Jesus Estrada-Valles
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51155
USA v. Fausto Serrano-Valois
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51224
USA v. Gilberto Zapata-Oritz
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51242
USA v. Sergio Morales-Tarango
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51250
USA v. Malva Delley
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10019
USA v. Felicia Garcia
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10071
USA v. Jaime Sierra
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10083
USA v. Rene Martinez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10084
USA v. Armando Paredes-Munoz
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10104
USA v. Armando Paredes-Munoz
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10108
USA v. Angel Carrizales
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10156
USA v. Carmen Velazquez-Moncada
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10158
USA v. Baldemar Gonzalez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10446
USA v. Marcelino Flores-Betancourt
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-20016
USA v. Juan Rivera
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-20089
USA v. Juan Barraza-Vargas
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-20108
USA v. Cristobal Vazquez-Hernandez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-20185
USA v. Javier Landazuri
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30192
USA v. Freddie Francis, Jr.
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30194
USA v. Charles Green
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30209
USA v. Jose Ortiz-Ramirez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40001
USA v. Jose DeLeon-Sanchez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40014
USA v. Eloy Rubalcava-Segura
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40015
USA v. Cruz Hernandez-Bahena
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40034
USA v. Victor Torres-Alvarado
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40035
USA v. Francisco Rodriguez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40041
USA v. Omar Gomez-Herrera
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40060
USA v. Aaron Villegas-Avalos
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40065
USA v. Genaro Lopez-Garcia
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40071
USA v. Genaro Garcia
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40085
USA v. Armando Parral-Gutierrez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40092
USA v. Mario Vasquez-Ortiz
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40101
USA v. Alicia Pacheco-Figueroa
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40104
USA v. Porfirio Torres-Rivas
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40105
USA v. Sandra Ventura
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40120
USA v. Margarito Sorriano
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40121
USA v. William Taylor
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40127
USA v. Marlon Alvarado-Quinones
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40131
USA v. Emiliano Cervantes-Enriquez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40156
USA v. Alfredo Valdez-Chacon
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40172
USA v. Mateo Vargas-Rangel
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40185
USA v. Ernesto Leon-Macias
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40190
USA v. Israel Aviles Avalos
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40191
USA v. Roberto Maldonado-Carmona
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40194
USA v. Luis Balderas-Garcia
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40217
USA v. Jaime Valdez-Ramos
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40220
USA v. Jose Chirinos-Euceda
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40227
USA v. Jose Flores-Diaz
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40228
USA v. Marcelino Rivera-Figueroa
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40239
USA v. Martin Lima-Pacheco
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40254
USA v. Neri Pinto-Duran
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40270
USA v. Rafael Villanueva-Jimenez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40274
USA v. Diego Ortega-Martinez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40307
USA v. Reynaldo Hernandez-Hernandez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40325
USA v. Vidal Rico-Tovar
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40355
USA v. Manuel De Oca-Baca
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40373
USA v. Carlos Nunez-Salomon
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40377
USA v. Jose Granados-Rodriguez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40378
USA v. Miguel Morales-Martinez
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40424
USA v. Edgar Perez-Ramos
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40489
USA v. Juan Dominguez-Navarro
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40571
USA v. Erika Madera
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50024
USA v. Loretta Gilkey
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50117
USA v. Reginald Anders
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50119
USA v. Jaime Rodriguez-Moreno
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50160
USA v. Victor Trotty
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50372
USA v. Richard North
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 11-60763
USA v. Kolawole Onenese, et al
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20412
L.F. v. Houston Indep School District, et al
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20444
Randy McDonald v. Burl Cain, Warden, et al
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30907
USA v. Alvin Mingo
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31076
Delahoussaye v. Performance Energy Services, et al.  
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31222

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Performance, One Beacon, and others for damages stemming from a personal injury that he sustained while working on a fixed platform. After the parties settled, the suit proceeded to trial, an...

USA v. Paris Hunter
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50968
Javier Pantoja v. Fort Worth Texas Police Dept, et
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10283
Vince Scudiero, et al v. Radio One of Texas II, L.
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-20114
Peter Thottam, et al v. Jameson Thottam
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-20154
Charles Card v. Joe Keffer, et al
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30187
Tina Knoll v. Banner Life Insurance Company, et al
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30335
Wilbert Green v. Corrections Corp. of America, et
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30507
USA v. Melvin Boutte
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40575
USA v. Sedrick McCarther
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50066
USA v. Andrew Gomez
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50126
United States v. Moore  
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10630

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted for conspiracy involving, inter alia, theft of Postal Service mail from a "collection box." Defendant was involved in a conspiracy to steal mail, harvest identifying information, and cash forged p...

Wayne Brittingham, et al v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11219
USA v. John Wyss
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30922
Elvia Cardenas v. United of Omaha Life Ins Co.
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51295
Jerry Thompson v. Robert Hayes, et al
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10300
USA v. Bulfrano Alonzo-Garcia
Date: October 22, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41108
USA v. James Looman, III
Date: October 22, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10004
USA v. Perfecto Guerra
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20776
USA v. Edward Gladney
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20700
USA v. John Wyss
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30922
Garrison Realty, L.P. v. Fouse Architecture & Inte
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40764
USA v. Blas Urbina
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40893
Oanh Nguyen v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60364
Erick Nicolas-Morales, et al v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60688
Michael Anderson v. Eric Smith, et al
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60820
USA v. James Markwith
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10020
Anniesa Paris v. Sanderson Farms, Incorporated, et
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-20239
USA v. Randy Williams
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30105
Lesia Phillips v. Bestway Rental, Incorporated
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-60227
Thomas Pennington v. Brad Livingston, et al
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20778
USA v. Franklin Cordoba-Mosquera
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20796
Timothy Mullins v. William Stephens, Director
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40552
USA v. Eduardo Carreon-Ibarra
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41230
USA v. Marcos Flores-Gaytan
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41398
Jessica Garcia v. Michael Freeman, et al
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41458
Acme Energy Services v. OSHC, et al
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60810
USA v. Alfred Brooks
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10263
Anniesa Paris v. Sanderson Farms, Incorporated, et
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-20239
USA v. Alcides Roman
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30135
USA v. Juan Linarez Jerez
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40123
USA v. Eustolio Cantu
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40294
USA v. Juan Rodriguez-Banda
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50008
USA v. Johnny Johnson
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50039
Luis Vasquez-Hernandez v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-60167
USA v. John Shipley
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 10-50856
USA v. Peter Ayika
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 11-51078
Bradberry v. Jefferson County, Texas  
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41040

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against his former employer, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, alleging that after fulfilling his two-week training obligation with the Army Reserve, he was terminated in violation of the Un...

USA v. Peter Ayika
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50490
USA v. Francisco Aviles-Lopez
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51217
USA v. Francisco Aviles
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51231
USA v. Adam Shepherd
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51298
Josue Ibarra-Gonzalez v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60665
Johnston & Johnston v. Conseco Life Ins. Co.  
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30010

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit seeking declaratory relief and specific performance concerning a life insurance policy. At issue was whether any of the several notices that the insurance company sent plaintiff satisfied the require...

USA v. Jose Gallardo-Bejarano
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50002
USA v. Jose Gallardo-Bejarano
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50006
Berenice Deanes v. North Mississippi State Hosp
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-60250
USA v. Bernard Theriot
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20684
USA v. Raymond Pegg
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31171
Pitonyak v. Thaler  
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50800

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of first-degree murder, appealed the district court's denial of his federal habeas petition. Petitioner alleged that the prosecution violated Brady v. Maryland by failing to disclose an alleged jail...

Heil Trailer International, Co v. Gavin Kula, et a
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10046
USA v. Efrain Ramirez
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10473
Estate of A.R., et al v. Terry Grier, et al
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-20091
Isaac Jordan v. Cleco Corporation
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30238
USA v. Salvador Tejeda-Cornelio
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40068
USA v. Ubaldo Pena
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40245
USA v. Felipe Martinez-Garcia
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40359
Texans for Free Enterprise v. Texas Ethics Commission, et al.  
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50014

Justia Opinion Summary: TFE filed suit against the Commission seeking an injunction and a declaration that the relevant portions of the Texas Election Code violated the First Amendment as applied to TFE. The district court preliminarily enjoine...

Robert Falk v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 11-11222
Luis Deleon v. William Stephens, Director
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20500
USA v. Edward Hampton, III
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11215
Curtis Jones v. William Stephens, Director
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20151
USA v. Jose Torres-Mendez
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20634
USA v. Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30101
Community Bank of Lafourche v. Lori Ann Vizier, In
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30891
Melvin Keel, Jr. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Incorporated
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40937
USA v. Daniel Ramirez
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41289
USA v. David Villanueva, Jr.
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41446
USA v. Billy Rhodes, Jr.
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50912
USA v. Ezequiel Mendoza-Espinoza
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50959
USA v. Melvin Rodriguez-Galindo
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51131
USA v. Lever Quintanilla-Salgado
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51208
Marcelino Melendez-Amaya v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60666
Lloyd Daniel v. Allstate Insurance Company
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30325
Victor Fourstar, Jr. v. Ricardo Martinez
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30510
USA v. Dustin Henry
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40173
USA v. Edy Chilel-Soto
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40188
USA v. Jorge Castaneda
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40253
United States v. Nelson, Jr.  
Date: October 14, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30101

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, the former mayor of New Roads, Louisiana, appealed his conviction and sentence for corruption-related offenses. Defendant's convictions stemmed from the use of his position as Mayor to promote the Cifer 5000,...

USA v. Francisco Arana-Ventura
Date: October 14, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51283
USA v. Juan Martinez-Canada
Date: October 14, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51303
Driton Shala v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 14, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60937
USA v. Beatrice Anyanwu
Date: October 14, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30181
Elloyd Johnson v. Rick Thaler
Date: October 14, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40237
Thomas Cipolla v. C. Roberts
Date: October 14, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50133
Black v. SettlePou, P.C.  
Date: October 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10972

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff became eligible for an award of unpaid overtime wages after her employer misclassified her as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq. On appeal, plaintiff contended that the distr...

USA v. Julian Gonzalez
Date: October 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40003
USA v. Oscar Romero-Ortiz
Date: October 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40230
Rita Brown v. Sports Clips
Date: October 11, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30097
Jackie Danos v. Union Carbide Corporation, et al
Date: October 11, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30137
USA v. Cedric Jones
Date: October 11, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50449
United States v. Walter  
Date: October 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30571

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction of conspiracy and drug offenses, as well as unlawful use of communications facilities. Defendant argued that the district court plainly erred by allowing two alternative jurors to take p...

BPU Management, Incorporated, et al v. DOWCP, et a
Date: October 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60289
Noatex Corp. v. King Construction of Houston, et al.  
Date: October 10, 2013
Docket Numbers: 12-60385, 12-60586

Justia Opinion Summary: The State challenged the district court's determination that Mississippi's Stop Notice statute, Miss. Code Ann. 85-7-181, was facially unconstitutional. In a separate appeal, Noatex challenged the district court's denial...

Noatex Corporation v. King Construction of Houston
Date: October 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60586
Michael Haskins v. R. Nicholson, et al
Date: October 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60883
Brent Myers v. M. Swindle, et al
Date: October 10, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10236
Felicia Jones v. United States Postal Service
Date: October 10, 2013
Docket Number: 13-20295
William Manning v. Johnny Sumlin
Date: October 10, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30255
Ana Perez v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 10, 2013
Docket Number: 13-60014
USA v. Miguel Zamora
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 10-20301
Simmons, et al. v. Sabine River Authority, et al.  
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30494

Justia Opinion Summary: Under a Power Sales Agreement, the Authorities granted Entergy the right to oversee the generation of power and to purchase the generated power. Plaintiffs filed suit against Entergy after their properties were flooded a...

USA v. Kentrell Washington
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30959
James McCreary v. Jeffery Richardson
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40695
USA v. Manuel Pena
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41356
USA v. Kior Goodley
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50426
USA v. Virgilio Berrios-Ramirez
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51289
USA v. Felipe Rodriguez-Resendez
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51300
Ivan Aleman v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60748
John Thornton, et al v. GMAC Mortgage, L.L.C.
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10362
Tracy Moorehead v. Ronald Chandler
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10376
USA v. Ismael Solares-Garcia
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 13-20030
USA v. Juan Chavez-Aldaba
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50017
USA v. Reginald Spears
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 11-30965
Vinewood Capital, L.L.C. v. Dar Al-Maal Al-Islami
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11103
USA v. Maria Rojas
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20240
Tracie Jackson, et al v. NAACP, et al
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20399
USA v. Zerafin Lopez-Allela
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30329
USA v. Kelly Harrell
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31153
Moore v. Smith, et al.  
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31265

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against PPG, alleging that he was "seriously and permanently injured" by a piece of falling equipment. On appeal, plaintiff challenged the district court's denial of his motion for leave to amend his...

USA v. Martin Ortegon
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40233
Wilbert Johnson v. John Rupert, et al
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40598
USA v. Teddy Thompson
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51161
BPU Mgmt., Inc., et al. v. DOWCP, et al.  
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60289

Justia Opinion Summary: The Benefits Review Board ordered Sherwin to pay respondent benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), 33 U.S.C. 901-950, when respondent, a dockworker, was injured in one of Sherwin's wat...

Karen Owens v. Calhoun County School District
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60897
Devon Enterprises, L.L.C. v. Arlington Independent
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10028
Terry Stewart v. Marcus Martin
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 13-60194
Whitaker, et al. v. Livingston, et al.  
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 13-70031

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs appealed the district court's denial of their motion for a preliminary injunction restraining state officials from conducting executions with pentobarbital procured from compounding pharmacies. The court concl...

USA v. Louis Cao
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-31018
Jeffery Wood v. William Stephens, Director
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-70018
USA v. Samuel Felix
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10777
United States v. Alcantar  
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10909

Justia Opinion Summary: Abilene police were investigating Alcantar for cocaine dealing. During a traffic stop, officers found cocaine. A subsequent search of his residence revealed drug paraphernalia, drug-manufacturing materials, and a dismant...

USA v. Regino Estrada-Villegas
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11113
Dallas Gas Partners, L.P. v. Prospect Energy Corp  
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20496

Justia Opinion Summary: Muse, Nelson, and Weiss, and two others formed DGP. The five individuals were DGP’s limited partners; its general partner was MNW LLC, consisting of Muse, Nelson, and Weiss. DGP contracted to buy Gas Solutions and Prospe...

Serna v. Law Office of Joseph Onwuteaka  
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20529

Justia Opinion Summary: Serna defaulted on a loan he obtained through the Internet that was subsequently purchased by Samara. Attorney Onwuteaka, who owns Samara, obtained a default judgment and attempted to collect. Serna then filed suit in fe...

Pete Gonzalez v. Auto Zone, Inc., et al
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20604
George Russell v. Wesley Altom, et al
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20779
United States v. Chandler  
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30410

Justia Opinion Summary: Chandler was a police officer when he joined “Dreamboard,” an online bulletin board which conditioned membership on sharing child pornography. He posted at least 117 images, most of which were children, ages eight to 14...

Sheila Goudeau v. East Baton Rouge Parish Sch Bd,
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31018
JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al v. George Dixon
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40590
James McCreary v. Jeffery Richardson
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40695
Raphael Hall v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., et
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41023
USA v. Samantha Rodriguez
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41046
Lorenzo Tarver v. Jacquelyn Banks
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60002
Manuel Garcia-Perez v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60691
Flugence v. Axis Surplus Ins. Co.  
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30073

Justia Opinion Summary: Flugence filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection in 2004 and a plan was confirmed. In 2007, she was injured in a car accident and hired an attorney. Weeks later an amended Chapter 13 plan was confirmed. In 2008 Flugen...

Barbara Carter v. Target Corporation
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30213
Kent Rader v. Misty Cowart, et al
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30373
Derwin Frazier, et al v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., e
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40316
Chrystie Nguyen v. University of Texas Sch of Law
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50016
United States v. Powell, et al.  
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 11-51205

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Powell and Akin appealed their conviction and sentence on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine base with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. The court concluded tha...

Thomas Mills, et al v. USA, et al
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10844
David Robinson, et al v. Match.com, L.L.C.
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11123
Kamal Patel v. Wayne Phillips
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11282
Voting for America, Inc., et al v. John Steen
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40914
USA v. Luis Benitez
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50678
Dolgencorp, Inc., et al. v. MS Band of Choctaw Indians, et al.  
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60668

Justia Opinion Summary: Dolgencorp, operator of a Dollar General store on the Choctaw reservation, filed suit seeking to enjoin John Doe and the tribal defendants from adjudicating tort claims against Dolgencorp in the Choctaw tribal court. The...

Le v. Holder, Jr.  
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60891

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner sought review of the BIA's decision upholding the denial of her application for an adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident. Because petitioner entered the United States on a K-1 visa, she w...

Derek Thomas v. Janet Napolitano
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10159
Charles Thibodeaux v. Lester Tamashiro, et al
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30301
USA v. Uri Benavides-Hernandez
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40073
Wilver Parada Castillo v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-60101
USA v. Marco Flores
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11064
USA v. Leobardo Bailon-Renteria
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11244
Mike Carrillo v. Tifco Industries, Inc.
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20766
McBride, et al. v. Estis Well Service L. L. C.  
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30714

Justia Opinion Summary: These consolidated cases arose out of an accident aboard Estis Rig 23, a barge supporting a truck-mounted drilling rig. The principal issue was whether seamen could recover punitive damages for their employer's willful a...

Alfred Silva v. Ricky Moses, et al
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31191
USA v. Luis Calixto, Sr.
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31281
Rocky Mountain Choppers, L.L.C v. Textron Financia
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10023
USA v. Joshua Southerland
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30008
In Re: Deepwater Horizon  
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Numbers: 13-30315, 13-30329

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform oil spill. On appeal, BP challenged the district court's decision upholding the Claims Administrator's interpretation of the settlement agreement between it...

In Re: Deepwater Horizon
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30329
USA v. Richard Montgomery
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 09-50809
Frazin v. Haynes & Boone, L.L.P., et al.  
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 11-10403

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant appealed the judgment of the district court affirming the final judgment entered by the bankruptcy court on certain state-law counterclaims that appellant filed against appellees, attorneys who were authorized...

EEOC v. Boh Brothers Const Co., L.L.C.
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 11-30770
Panos Tsolainos v. Burl Cain, Warden
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 11-31013
Shelton Jones v. William Stephens, Director
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 11-70007
GLF Construction Corp. v. Dallas Area Rapid Transi
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11017
Sunshine Kids Foundation v. Sunshine Kids Juv Prod
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20576
USA v. Raul Barajas-Ramirez
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51239
Cardenas v. United of Omaha Life Ins. Co.  
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51295

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose when United of Omaha denied plaintiff's claim for benefits from a life insurance policy taken out by plaintiff's daughter. The policy at issue lapsed for nonpayment of premiums and was then reinstated. On...

Marceaux, et al. v. Lafayette City-Parish Con. Gov't, et al.  
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30332

Justia Opinion Summary: Police officers filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, 1988, alleging, inter alia, that the Lafayette PD Defendants imposed a "code of silence" to prevent police officers from reporting certain civil rights abuses and corrupti...

Eric Jackson v. Brad Livingston, et al
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40232
Marcos Gonzalez v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51099
USA v. Raul Barajas-Ramirez
Date: September 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51239
EEOC v. Boh Brothers Const Co., L.L.C.
Date: September 27, 2013
Docket Number: 11-30770
Austin v. Kroger Texas, L.P.  
Date: September 27, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10772

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against his employer after he was injured in a slip and fall accident on the job. The district court granted the employer's motion for summary judgment based in part on plaintiff's subjective awarene...

USA v. Wendi Hayward
Date: September 27, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10998
USA v. City of New Orleans
Date: September 27, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30972
Tenisha Giddens v. Commty Education Centers, Inc.
Date: September 27, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51050
Rodney Maestas v. Apple, Incorporated
Date: September 27, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51282
United States v. City of New Orleans  
Date: September 27, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30161

Justia Opinion Summary: The DOJ filed suit against the City in order to remedy the patterns or practices identified in an investigation of conduct by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) that subjected individuals to excessive force, unlawf...

USA v. Ruben Vargas-Ocampo
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41363
Leal, et al. v. McHugh  
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40069

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against the Secretary of the Department of the Army, alleging age discrimination and retaliation claims. As a threshold matter, the court concluded that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act's (A...

USA v. Jose Ramirez-Adame
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41334
Alan Baxter v. PNC Bank, National Association
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51181
USA v. Daniel Melendez
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51195
Valdiviez-Hernandez v. Holder, Jr.  
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60677

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitioned for review of the DHS's Final Administrative Removal Order issued under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 238(b), 8 U.S.C. 1228(b). The court conclud...

Ion v. Chevron USA, Inc.  
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60682

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Chevron alleging that it terminated him in retaliation for exercising his rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. 2601. The district court granted summary judgment for Che...

Michael Pollak v. Jacob Lew
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-20214
USA v. Ray Bright
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30318
USA v. Roelmiro Garcia-Hernandez
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40099
USA v. Lazaro Delgado-Damian
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40107
USA v. Larry Kramer
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20607
Christian McMillan v. Director, TDCJ-CID, et al
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40948
USA v. Miguel Valdez
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41002
USA v. Hector Villarreal
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41303
Luis Orozco v. USA, et al
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50868
Williams v. N. Amer. Van Lines of Texas, Inc., et al.  
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51006

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against North American after the moving company severely damaged or loss some of plaintiff's items. Because plaintiff's claims arose out of the interstate shipment of her possessions, the Carmack Ame...

USA v. Hector Rubi-Vallecillo
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51266
USA v. Hermelindo Valdez-Valdez
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51304
Dextric Williams v. City of Cleveland, Mississippi
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60759
Victor Camey v. Janet Napolitano
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60796
USA v. Angela Presley
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60947
Highground, Inc., et al v. Ronald Blackburn
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30248
USA v. Ricardo Morales-Ramirez
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40122
Stephan Epstein v. U.S. Bank National Association,
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50047
Rowland Martin, Jr. v. Charles Grehn, et al
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50070
David Cevallos v. George Silva, et al
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50278
Diaz v. Stephens, et al.  
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-70029

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of murder while committing a robbery, appealed the district court's denial of his Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(6) motion for relief from judgment and motion for stay of execution. The court...

USPPS, Ltd. v. Avery Dennison Corp., et al
Date: September 24, 2013
Docket Number: 10-50612
USA v. Eleazar Flores
Date: September 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20226
USA v. Javier Garcia
Date: September 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20805
USA v. Leobardo Sanchez-Torres
Date: September 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51268
Porter v. Lowe's, et al.  
Date: September 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60683

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against Lowe's challenging the Plan Administrator's denial of benefits under an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq., Plan. The court reversed the district court's...

Javier Rodriguez-Hidalgo v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60924
Earton Smith v. Kevin Humphrey, et al
Date: September 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30629
USA v. Martin Minjarez
Date: September 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50956
United States v. Ramirez  
Date: September 23, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10473

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant pled guilty to one count of illegal reentry following removal, the district court applied an eight-level enhancement based on a prior conviction for an aggravated felon, a New York state misdemeanor convi...

Angie Hudson v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al
Date: September 23, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50407
USA v. Rhonda Fleming
Date: September 20, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20786
USA v. Dennis Bowden
Date: September 20, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10795
USA v. Juan Arguelles
Date: September 20, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11125
USA v. Jesus Montalvo-Rodriguez
Date: September 20, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40957
USA v. Humberto Figueroa
Date: September 20, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50974
Anna Wiltse v. Carrington Mtge Svc, L.L.C.
Date: September 20, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10078
USA v. Jose Gonzalez
Date: September 20, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40038
USA v. Eligio Carbajal-Mendoza
Date: September 20, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40163
William Niswanger v. William Stephens, Director
Date: September 20, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50303
USA v. Andres Reyna, Jr.
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10415
USA v. Marcus Morgan
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10917
Troy Davis v. Jonathan Roundtree, et al
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30784
Eduardo Chaverri, et al v. Dole Food Company, Inc.
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31026
Allan Kramer v. Federal National Mortgage Assn, et
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51171
USA v. Wesley Crosslin
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10010
Monty Shelton v. Rodney Chandler
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10054
Virginia Rodriquez v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10154
Rodolfo Castillo, Jr. v. Rodney Chandler
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10280
Huey Gardner v. Caddo Parish, et al
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30237
Robert Watson v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-60011
Robert Castro v. Texas Dept of Criminal Justice
Date: September 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20584
Gulf and Miss. River Transp. Co., Ltd. v. BP Oil Pipeline Co.  
Date: September 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30741

Justia Opinion Summary: G&M filed suit against BP, asserting that it was a co-owner of both the pumping station and the land on which it sits and seeking an accounting for all revenue and profit that BP made from the pumping station. The distri...

Pauline Feist v. State of Louisiana
Date: September 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31065
USA v. Rabbani Saleem
Date: September 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31178
USA v. Jose Hernandez-Lobaton
Date: September 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41346
Minghai Zhang v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60882
Mohammed Haghirian v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60972
Billy Crutsinger v. William Stephens, Director
Date: September 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-70014
Victoria Hamann, et al v. Independence Blue Cross,
Date: September 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30264
United States v. Espinoza  
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 11-50766

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g). At issue on appeal was whether a violation of Texas Penal Code 22.01 (reckless assault) constituted a violent felony...

Mary Coleman v. Jason Pharmaceuticals
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11107
United States v. Barnes  
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30562

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of methamphetamine. On appeal, defendant argued that the Government breached the plea agreement by failing to file a U.S.S.G. 5K1.1 motion for dow...

USA v. Johnny Simons
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30568
USA v. Stacey Watson
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30582
Herman, et al. v. Cataphora, Inc., et al.  
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30966

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, members of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for the Chinese Drywall MDL, claimed that technology counsel for Cataphora made defamatory statements that were aimed at, and caused harm in, Louisiana, thereby g...

Patrick Wilson v. Louisiana State, et al
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31283
TMM Investments, Ltd. v. Ohio Casualty Ins. Co.  
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40635

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose out of an insurance dispute between TMM, which owned a shopping center, and OCIC, which insured the property. At issue was the extent of damage that was caused to the property during a hailstorm. An app...

Willoughby, et al. v. United States  
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40915

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and his wife filed suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 2671 et seq., against the Army after plaintiff, an employee of a private Army contractor, was injured on the job when he tripped and f...

USA v. Manuel Espinoza-Rocha
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41062
USA v. Antonio Mendoza-Aguirre
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41118
USA v. Javier Santoscoy-Rosado
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41302
USA v. Roberto Cardona
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50166
Louisiana Dept of Env Quality v. EPA
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60482
Johnny Bass, Sr., et al v. City of Jackson, Missis
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60935
Laura Hickman v. Exxon Mobil
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20714
Feist v. State of Louisiana  
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31065

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a former assistant attorney general for the Louisiana DOJ, claimed that LDOJ discriminated against her by declining to provide a free on-site parking space to accommodate her disability in violation of the Ame...

USA v. Walter Leonardo
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50662
State Auto Insurance Companies v. Harrison County
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-60001
Victor Njoku v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-60045
USA v. James Taylor
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10913
USA v. Bobby Blassingame
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11236
Spring Street Partners v. Lam, et al.  
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20517

Justia Opinion Summary: Spring Street, seeking to recover against Bayou and its owner Douglas Lam on defaulted promissory notes, claimed that certain transfers that defendants made were fraudulent: (1) Bayou's transfer of "hard assets" to LT Se...

USA v. Ndem Oduu
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30943
USA v. Ray Hatton, Jr.
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31074
USA v. Alan Rios-Morales
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41093
USA v. Alberto Moreno
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50639
USA v. Ricardo Torres
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50926
USA v. Efrain Frias-Almanza
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51146
LA Dept. of Environmental Quality v. EPA  
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60482

Justia Opinion Summary: Title V of the Clean Air Act (CCA), 42 U.S.C. 7661-7661f, established an operating permit program to assure compliance with the CAA's requirements during a facility's ongoing operation. In this case, LDEQ petitioned for...

Valentin Valenzuela v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60612
Marina Membreno Serbellon v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60911
Kumar Kami v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60921
Edward Sanchez v. Randall Chandler
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10254
Robert Bruce v. Bodie Little, et al
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30054
Germaine Thomas v. SSA
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30121
George Thomas v. Town of Jonesville, et al
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30202
USA v. Andres Garcia-Gracia
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40066
USA v. Noe Delarosa
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11257
Ronnie Davis v. James LeBlanc, et al
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30756
Basillo Garcia v. James Hackman, et al
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40204
USA v. Cristobal Tirado-Cruz
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51290
Crystal Finnie v. Lee County Mississippi, et al
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60623
Gustavus Jackson v. Randall Chandler
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10372
Morlock, L.L.C. v. MetLife Home Loans, L.L.C.
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-20132
USA v. Isaac Hashi
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30136
Roy Hudson v. Cleco Corporation
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30231
Jariel Castillo, et al v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, L.
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-50195
USA v. Jose Montelongo
Date: September 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10906
William Chance, Jr. v. TDCJ, et al
Date: September 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41015
Carolyn Sapp v. Patrick Donahoe
Date: September 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41121
USA v. Espigmenio Hernandez, Jr., et al
Date: September 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50621
USA v. Javier Martinez-Herrera
Date: September 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50702
Iracheta v. Holder, Jr.  
Date: September 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60087

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native of Mexico, petitioned for review of DHS's reinstatement of a previously-issued order of removal against petitioner. Petitioner claimed that he acquired citizenship from his U.S. citizen father at bir...

Stewart Glascock, et al v. Medical Depot, Incorpor
Date: September 11, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30554
James Murungi v. Touro Infirmary, et al
Date: September 11, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30557
Meng Vann v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60838
Celio Abarca-Orellana v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 10, 2013
Docket Number: 13-60147
Michael Consedine v. Personnel Management, Inc.
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 11-31202
USA v. Guadalupe Pelaez-Cordova
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 11-40700
USA v. Richard North
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 11-60763
USA v. William Rainey
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10761
Ronald Giles v. City of Dallas
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10983
839 East 19th Street, L.P. v. Citibank, N.A.
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-11169
Victor Harris v. Pyramid Gom, Incorporated, et al
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20449
BJ Services S.R.L., et al v. Great American Insura
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20527
Billy Farmer, III, et al v. USA
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31255
Cuellar v. Keppel Amfels, L.L.C.  
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40165

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against her secondary employer, Keppel Amfels, alleging that it violated the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. 2615(a)(1), by discouraging her primary employer, staffing agency Perma-Temp, f...

USA v. Mario Martinez-Cruz
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-41159
USA v. Frank Costelon
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50501
Larry Wiley, et al v. Deutsche Bank Natl Trust Co.
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51039
Khagendra Sharma v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60547
Donald Guild, et al v. Kansas City Southern Railwa
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60731
Harry Sturges, IV v. SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 13-40198
USA v. Richard Gomez, Jr.
Date: September 6, 2013
Docket Number: 11-40603
USA v. Carlos Ariaga-Pastrana
Date: September 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40663
Truitt v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America  
Date: September 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50142

Justia Opinion Summary: Unum denied plaintiff's claims of long-term disability and sought more than $1 million in reimbursements for benefits paid. Unum denial was based on emails it had received from plaintiff's former companion indicating tha...

USA v. Manuel Alonzo-Llanas
Date: September 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50786
Adam Technologies Int'l v. Sutherland Global Servs.  
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10760

Justia Opinion Summary: Adam appealed the district court's denial of its motion to appoint an arbitrator under the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. 1 et seq., after determining that the challenges to the appointment presented procedural questi...

Alfonso Varela, et al v. USA
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20359
Irvine, et al. v. United States  
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20523

Justia Opinion Summary: This tax refund suit is one among several arising from a series of limited partnerships managed by AMCOR in the 1980s. Taxpayers asserted that the IRS erroneously assessed additional taxes and interest against them in co...

Eula Mack v. John L. Wortham & Son, L.P.
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20798
United States v. Kinchen  
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30340

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for knowingly distributing at least 50 grams of cocaine base. The court concluded that the district court was incorrect in stating that the testimony regarding the prior possession and c...

USA v. Ramon Daniels, et al
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30413
USA v. Christopher Courvelle
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31125
Kenneth Kercher, et al v. USA
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40483
USA v. Sergio Hernandez, Jr.
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40541
USA v. Jorge Hernandez-Hernandez
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51084
USA v. Lionel Villicana
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-10016
Global Management Enterprises v. Commerce & Indust
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30157
Joseph Jolivette v. Social Security Administration
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30184
Trout Point Lodge, Ltd., et al. v. Handshoe  
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-60002

Justia Opinion Summary: Trout Point sought to enforce a defamation-based default judgment that they obtained against defendant in Nova Scotia, Canada. Defendant, owner and operator of a public affairs blog, published entries on his blog allegin...

USA v. Reginald Spears
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 11-30965
USA v. Ramon Macias-Roman
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 11-51061
K. P., et al. v. LeBlanc, et al.  
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30456

Justia Opinion Summary: Louisiana's Patient's Compensation Fund served two objectives: (1) fostering a stable market for affordable insurance and (2) ensuring that victims of malpractice could recover for their injuries. Louisiana's Act 825 pro...

USA v. Raul Pena-Garavito
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50477
USA v. Adrian Nunez
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51022
USA v. Luis Gonzalez
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51180
Jason Hoffman v. Rick Thaler, Director, et al
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51205
John Matamoros v. William Stephens, Director
Date: September 3, 2013
Docket Number: 10-70016
In Re: Heartland Payment Sys., et al.  
Date: September 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20648

Justia Opinion Summary: Issuer Banks appealed the district court's dismissal of their negligence claim as third party beneficiaries of Heartland's contracts with other entities. This case arose out of a group of hackers' breach of Heartland's d...

USA v. Christopher Kingsley
Date: September 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30323
USA v. Ernesto Valles
Date: September 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31163
USA v. Johnathan Teegarden
Date: September 3, 2013
Docket Number: 13-60061
Ralph Janvey v. James Alguire, et al
Date: August 30, 2013
Docket Number: 11-10838
Benjamin Lee v. LA Department of Corrections, et a
Date: August 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30191
United States v. Nash  
Date: August 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30890

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of charges related to his involvement in a scheme to defraud the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). On appeal, he challenged the district court's imposition of a two-level enhanceme...

USA v. Timothy Murphy
Date: August 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51034
USA v. Roberto Esquivel
Date: August 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51126
USA v. Adolfo Reyes
Date: August 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-51278
Sharma v. Holder, Jr.  
Date: August 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60547

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a Nepalese citizen, petitioned for review of the BIA's denial of his application for asylum and withholding of removal and the Convention Against Torture (CAT). Petitioner claimed that he was subjected to pas...

USA v. Bridgette Cook
Date: August 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60983