2013 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 3001 - 3342 of 3342

United States v. Moore, et al  
Date: February 11, 2013
Docket Number: 11-30877

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Mathew Dean Moore and Melvin Williams, former New Orleans Police Officers (NOPD), appealed their convictions and sentences arising from an incident that resulted in the death of an individual. The court conclu...

USA v. Edward Cade
Date: February 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10099
Christopher Wanken v. John Wanken, et al
Date: February 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10562
MBS Management Services, Inc. v. Hartford Fire Ins
Date: February 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30443
Muecke Company, Inc., et al v. CVS Caremark Corpor
Date: February 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40475
USA v. Sharla Drerup
Date: February 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50453
David Angles, et al v. Flexible Flyer Liq Trust
Date: February 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60242
USA v. Willie Goudeau
Date: February 8, 2013
Docket Number: 11-40274
USA v. Keith Kennedy, et al
Date: February 8, 2013
Docket Number: 11-60431
USA v. Mark Edmonds
Date: February 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10561
Milton v. Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice  
Date: February 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20034

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a former TDCJ employee, appealed the district court's grant of summary judgment for TDCJ on her Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12112(a), and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. 2612(a)...

Tammy Dixon v. Primary Health Services Center
Date: February 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30596
USA v. Osvaldo Castillo
Date: February 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40285
USA v. Cesar Cruz-Rascon
Date: February 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50385
VT Halter Marine, Inc. v. Wartsila North America,
Date: February 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60051
USA v. Charlie Meza
Date: February 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-10565
USA v. Willie Goudeau
Date: February 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-40274
USA v. Carlos Olmos
Date: February 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-50908
United States v. Kennedy, et al  
Date: February 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-60431

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants appealed their convictions stemming from charges related to their scheme to fraudulently obtain mortgage loans. The primary issue on appeal was whether the wire fraud convictions and money laundering convictio...

Thomas Abraham v. Alpha Chi Omega, et al
Date: February 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10525
USA v. Diderico Gonzalez
Date: February 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20184
In Re: Vioxx Prod Liability
Date: February 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30586
USA v. Marcus Pennywell
Date: February 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30771
USA v. Jose Saavedra-Moreno
Date: February 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40259
USA v. Francisco Hernandez-Salazar
Date: February 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40394
USA v. Jose Silva-Segura
Date: February 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40767
MS Care Center of Greenville v. HHS
Date: February 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60420
In re: Christopher Sepulvado  
Date: February 7, 2013
Docket Numbers: 13-30058, 13-70004

Justia Opinion Summary: Christopher Sepulvado appealed an order transferring his second-in-time petition for writ of habeas corpus, amended motion to appoint counsel, and a motion to stay his execution. He also requested a certificate of appeal...

Christopher Sepulvado v. Burl Cain, Warden
Date: February 7, 2013
Docket Number: 13-70004
Hugo Rodriguez v. USA, et al
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 10-51229
Tommy Jackson v. Christopher Epps, et al
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 10-60340
Pride Transportation v. Continental Casualty Compa
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 11-10892
Robert Davis v. Rick Thaler, Director
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20606
USA v. Jose Hernandez-Canales
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10555
USA v. Jose Hernandez-Gomez
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20317
Kinkade v. Kinkade  
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30525

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor's ex-wife loaned him two sums of money to support his separate business. At issue was whether the debt was dischargeable in bankruptcy. The court affirmed the judgment of the bankruptcy court and concluded that th...

Global Enterprises of Baker v. City of Baker, et a
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30685
USA v. Ramiro Morin-Davila
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40207
USA v. Ramiro Diaz Morin
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40260
USA v. Francisco Pena-Rosales
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40305
Kristel Katseanes v. Time Warner Cable, Inc.
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40517
USA v. Guadalupe Palomares-Villamar
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40559
USA v. Guadalupe Palomares-Villamar
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40562
USA v. Jose Larius
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40916
USA v. Luis Urias-Cruz, et al
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50141
USA v. Gregory Vernon
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60105
USA v. Cameron Faulkner
Date: February 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60106
USA v. Kenneth Clark
Date: February 5, 2013
Docket Number: 10-31111
USA v. Christopher Hordge
Date: February 5, 2013
Docket Number: 11-10931
USA v. Ricardo Saucedo-Castanon
Date: February 5, 2013
Docket Number: 11-11182
Calvin James v. Curtis Mason, et al
Date: February 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30308
John Kerr v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co.
Date: February 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30332
Vaughn Ross v. Rick Thaler, Director
Date: February 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-70001
USA v. Miguel Yepez-Aguirre
Date: February 4, 2013
Docket Number: 11-11153
Imogene Watson v. City of Leland
Date: February 4, 2013
Docket Number: 11-60699
USA v. Alberto Cruz
Date: February 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20153
In Re: Blessey Enterprises
Date: February 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30607
United States v. Zelaya-Rosales  
Date: February 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31021

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of 8 U.S.C. 1326(a). On appeal, defendant challenged his sentence of twelve months imprisonment. The go...

USA v. Camilo Rodriguez
Date: February 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50361
Mario Mata-Chavarria v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: February 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60412
United States v. Garza  
Date: February 1, 2013
Docket Number: 11-10543

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Defendant subsequently violated the conditions of his supervised release and was sentenced to 24-months of imprisonment to be followed by...

USA v. Kelly Ritchie
Date: February 1, 2013
Docket Number: 11-10843
United States v. Demmitt  
Date: February 1, 2013
Docket Number: 11-11120

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed her convictions of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, wire fraud, and money laundering. Defendant's convictions stemmed from her involvement in an insurance annuity scheme with her son to defr...

USA v. Chilita Wilson
Date: February 1, 2013
Docket Number: 11-31140
Barker, Jr. v. Hercules Offshore, Inc., et al  
Date: February 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20150

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit in Texas state court seeking relief under general maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. 901-950, and Texas tort law. Plaintiff claimed that he suffered severe em...

Cary Bayham, Jr. v. Grosse Tete Well Service, Inc.
Date: February 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30809
USA v. Maria Delgado
Date: February 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30841
Asamarbunkers Consultadoria v. New River M/V, et a
Date: February 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40246
Enjet, L.L.C. v. M/V Monseigneur
Date: February 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40248
Victor Chambers v. Sodexo, Incorporated, et al
Date: February 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60232
Uwe Taylor v. Michael Astrue, Commissioner
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 11-11085
United States v. Alvarez  
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41371

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimant appealed an order of criminal forfeiture. Claimant is the minor child of Omar Alvarez, who pleaded guilty to drug charges and in his plea agreement, agreed to forfeit his interest in certain property, which he a...

USA v. Mark Milan
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41407
United States v. Stoker  
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 11-60754

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction and sentence on two counts of retaliating against and threatening a witness, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1513(e) and 876(c). The court found that the evidence was sufficient to convict def...

Clinton Growers, et al v. Pilgrims Pride Corp.  
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10063

Justia Opinion Summary: The Growers filed claims against PPC seeking promissory estoppel relief, alleging that the company's oral promises of a long-term relationship induced them to invest in chicken houses. The district court affirmed the ban...

Justin Smith v. Kaufman Cty Shrf Off, et al
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10412
USA v. Frederick Watkins
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20138
USA v. Arun Sharma, et al
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20209
Levy Gardens Partners 2007, LP v. Lewis Title Ins. Co.  
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30010

Justia Opinion Summary: Levy Gardens appealed the district court's decision ordering Commonwealth to pay Levy Gardens pursuant to Levy Gardens' title insurance policy with Commonwealth. The court held that the district court did not err in conc...

Sylvester Martin v. Ronnie Seal, et al
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30143
In Re: Vioxx Prod Liability
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30311
USA v. Jesus Chagoya
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40452
Alan Becknell v. Long Term Disability Plan
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50484
Brijesh Bhadwal v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60186
Tejman Lama v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: January 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60199
United States v. Cervantes, et al  
Date: January 30, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41385

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants were convicted on charges stemming from a sting operation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Defendants worked with an undercover agent to plan an armed home invasion with t...

Water Dynamics, Limited, et al v. HSBC Bank USA, N
Date: January 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10307
James Fassino, et al v. State Farm Lloyds
Date: January 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20143
Shelton Frazier v. Sabine River Authority
Date: January 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30750
In Re: Lucious Gordon
Date: January 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31033
Frank Figueroa v. Rick Thaler, Director
Date: January 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40966
Jeremiah Fuller v. Claude Maye
Date: January 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50522
USA v. Jason Owens
Date: January 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60074
Maria Carmona-Flores v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: January 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60371
USA v. Mark Snarr, et al
Date: January 29, 2013
Docket Number: 10-40525
USA v. Leonel Gonzalez
Date: January 29, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41069
USA v. Victor Varela-Castillo
Date: January 29, 2013
Docket Number: 11-50915
USA v. Alexander Baker
Date: January 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10584
USA v. Eugenio Duran
Date: January 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20090
USA v. Anthony Sowders
Date: January 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30123
Patrick Oliver v. Weeks Marine, Inc.
Date: January 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30577
USA v. Edward Koch
Date: January 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50025
USA v. Edward Koch
Date: January 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50026
Beau Price v. Alan Steen, et al
Date: January 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50386
Pearl Johnson v. Lonnie Edwards, et al
Date: January 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60166
USA v. Byron Neal
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 11-31045
United States v. Land  
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 11-31167

Justia Opinion Summary: Mariner's Cove Townhomes Association appealed the district court's grant of summary judgment on the pleadings for the United States. The district court held that the Association was not entitled to just compensation for...

USA v. Gabino Reyes-Serna
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41241
USA v. Gabino Reyes-Serna
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41242
USA v. Jose Salas
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41273
USA v. Jorge De La Rosa-Rangel
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41406
Brown v. Illinois Central Railroad Co.  
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 11-60654

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, struck by an Amtrak train across railroad tracks owned and maintained by Illinois Central, claimed that Illinois Central failed to signalize the crossing properly. The court held that the district court did no...

USA v. David Ramos
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10371
Tyjuania Stokes v. Dallas Cty Juvenile Dept, et al
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10375
Ove Akerblom v. Ezra Holdings Limited, et al
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20182
USA v. Henry Davison, et al
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30676
USA v. Elmer Velasquez-Sosa
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40198
USA v. Juan Garcia-Lemus
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40353
Mark Abdelhak v. City of San Antonio
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50293
USA v. Norberto Aquino-Lopez
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50440
Maynor Villanueva-Montoya v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60066
Jorge Euceda-Ordonez v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60077
Warren Simmons v. DOWCP, et al
Date: January 28, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60262
USA v. Kevin Wesley
Date: January 25, 2013
Docket Number: 11-11196
Doris Busari-Ibe v. AGS-AECOM Company
Date: January 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10234
Jackson v. Astrue  
Date: January 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10255

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the denial of his claim for disability-insurance benefits and supplemental-security-income benefits. The magistrate judge recommended reversing the SSA's denial of benefits and remanded for plaintiff's...

USA v. Hector Barragan-Espino
Date: January 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30089
USA v. Jose Ramirez-Maldonado
Date: January 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30298
USA v. Jesus Salinas-Garza
Date: January 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40478
Juana Castro v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: January 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60015
Antill Pipeline Const Company
Date: January 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-30102
USA v. Desiderio Orozco-Santos
Date: January 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50033
USA v. Desiderio Orozco-Santos
Date: January 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50042
Factory Mutual Ins., Co. v. Alon USA, L.P., et al  
Date: January 23, 2013
Docket Number: 11-11080

Justia Opinion Summary: FM was awarded damages stemming from an industrial accident that destroyed a waste treatment plant at an oil refinery plant owned by Alon. On appeal, Alon challenged the damage determination. The court affirmed the damag...

USA v. Javier Hernandez
Date: January 23, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41377
Anti Lothian Bankruptcy Fraud, et al v. Lothian Oi
Date: January 23, 2013
Docket Number: 11-51082
Earl Claunch v. Thomas Williams, et al
Date: January 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30310
USA v. Michael Hooker
Date: January 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30671
Antwon Parker v. David Fortner, et al
Date: January 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40390
Ergon-West Virginia, Inc. v. Dynegy Marketing & Trade  
Date: January 22, 2013
Docket Number: 11-60492

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a dispute between a natural gas clearinghouse, Dynegy, and two separate entities that managed refinery plants, Ergon Refining and Ergon-WV. Dynegy and Ergon Refining appealed the district court's holdi...

USA v. John Cheek
Date: January 22, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10113
Heather Dashti v. Michael Astrue, Commissioner
Date: January 22, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10588
Floyd Abston, Jr. v. Fannie Mae, et al
Date: January 22, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20208
USA v. Darius Vaxter
Date: January 22, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40091
Amrik Singh v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: January 22, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60211
USA v. Athena Byrd
Date: January 22, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60219
USA v. Eduardo Lopez-Vargas
Date: January 21, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20699
USA v. Juan Rosales
Date: January 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10054
Freddie Lewis v. Secretary of Public Safety, et al
Date: January 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30450
USA v. Abelardo Navarrete-Rembao
Date: January 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40252
Bonnie Erwin v. USA, et al
Date: January 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40324
USA v. Erick Puntos-Hernandez
Date: January 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50272
Oscar Rangel v. USA, et al
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 10-51225
USA v. Joshua Carrington
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10738
USA v. Joshua Bevill
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10893
Daniel Hansen v. Rick Thaler, Director
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20343
Sonny Wilson v. Douglas Appel, et al
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20386
USA v. Anthony Sowders
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30123
USA v. Thomas Williams
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30411
USA v. Linda Dunn
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30554
William Mercer v. USA, et al
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30774
Doreatha Walker v. Hitchcock Indep School Dist
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40487
Lawrence Milton v. U.S. Bank National Association,
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40742
USA v. Michael Flores
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50178
Stephen Maybank v. John McHugh
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50719
USA v. Antoine Powell
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50823
USA v. Daniel Queen
Date: January 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60108
Rodriguez v. Holder, Jr.  
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 10-60763

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitioned for review of the decision of the BIA that he was removable for having been convicted of an aggravated felony. The IJ concluded that petitioner's conviction for atte...

United States v. Roussel  
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 11-30908

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a New Orleans Police Department Captain and Traffic Division commander, was convicted of crimes related to his involvement with a scheme to defraud Entergy, a New Orleans-based utilities provider. The court he...

Louis Walters v. United States Marshal Service, et
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41141
USA v. Raul Sanchez-Hernandez
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41312
United States v. Resendiz-Moreno  
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 11-51139

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant plead guilty to illegal reentry into the United States. On appeal, defendant contended that the district court erroneously enhanced his sentence based on his conviction under Georgia Code 16-5-70(b), which the...

USA v. Jose Ortega-Martinez
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10381
Stewart Cross v. State of Texas
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10674
James Rudzavice v. USA
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10825
In Re: BP, P.L.C. Securities, et al
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20018
In Re: BP Shareholder, et al
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20019
USA v. Edgar Gonzales
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20237
Sean Carney v. USA
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20262
Jamestown Insurance Company v. Wendell Reeder
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20437
First Invst Corp. of Marshall v. Fujian Mawei Ship
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30377
Jamie Raynes v. McMoRan Exploration Company
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30453
Anne Sanders, et al v. HHS, et al
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30634
Dennis Melancon, et al v. City of New Orleans, et
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30921
USA v. Jesus Morin-Davila
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40126
USA v. Richard Gonzales
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40293
USA v. Juan Acevedo-Gallegos
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40352
John Quaak v. Brown, et al
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40468
Victor Garcia v. USA, et al
Date: January 15, 2013
Docket Number: 10-50584
USA v. Jeremy Wright
Date: January 15, 2013
Docket Number: 11-11002
John Daniel v. Universal ENSCO, Incorporated
Date: January 15, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20654
USA v. Roberto Mireles
Date: January 15, 2013
Docket Number: 11-51191
Michelle Martinez, et al v. Maverick County, et al
Date: January 15, 2013
Docket Number: 11-51226
USA v. Jose Chaides-Corral
Date: January 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40089
USA v. Juan Gonzalez-Archuleta
Date: January 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50036
USA v. Pablo Benitez-Benitez
Date: January 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50179
USA v. Sergio Giron
Date: January 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50284
Christopher Archie v. Acceptance Indemnity Ins Co.
Date: January 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60419
USA v. Christian Fields
Date: January 14, 2013
Docket Number: 11-30248
USA v. Cesar Obregon-Reyes, et al
Date: January 14, 2013
Docket Number: 11-50653
M.C. Moore, et al v. Tangipahoa Parish School Boar
Date: January 14, 2013
Docket Number: 12-31218
Martia Moffett v. MS Department of Mental Health
Date: January 14, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60551
USA v. David Vasquez-Lara
Date: January 11, 2013
Docket Number: 11-11226
Jesus Jiminez v. USA, et al
Date: January 11, 2013
Docket Number: 11-50748
JSLG, Incorporated v. City of Waco, et al
Date: January 11, 2013
Docket Number: 11-51041
USA v. April Potts
Date: January 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10290
USA v. Frazier Thomas
Date: January 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30342
USA v. Luis Martinez Vallejo
Date: January 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40080
Justin Griffin v. S&B Engineers and Constructors
Date: January 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40382
United States v. Gutierrez  
Date: January 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50028

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested and charged with threatening to kill the President, a former President, and a federal law enforcement officer. On appeal, defendant challenged an order of the district court directing the BOP to in...

USA v. Anthony Misher
Date: January 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50160
Hector Morales-Cervantes v. USA, et al
Date: January 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50885
Linda Bourgeois v. MS Valley State University
Date: January 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60425
USA v. Jose Martinez
Date: January 10, 2013
Docket Number: 11-40461
USA v. Jose Sanchez-Rebollar
Date: January 10, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41378
Asbert Joseph v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: January 10, 2013
Docket Number: 11-60856
USA v. Rolando Ramirez
Date: January 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10133
Charlene Curley v. Sedgwick Claims Mgmt Services
Date: January 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20085
Luis Lagaite, Jr. v. Rick Thaler, Director
Date: January 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20128
USA v. Patricia Fajardo-Guevara
Date: January 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30387
Carey King, Jr., et al v. Aron Johnson, et al
Date: January 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30857
USA v. Tyrone Jordan
Date: January 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40191
United States v. Fraga  
Date: January 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40302

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence and lifetime term of supervised release following a guilty plea to failing to register as a sex offender. The court found that the sentencing judge adequately explained her reasons for rej...

Kenneth Johnson v. Rick Thaler, et al
Date: January 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40418
Tate Smith v. Odessa Junior College District, et a
Date: January 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50149
Shirley Raymond v. Ector County, Texas
Date: January 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50568
United States v. Snarr, et al  
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 10-40525

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants were sentenced to death after being convicted of murdering a fellow prison inmate. Defendants appealed their sentences and convictions. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in di...

USA v. Christopher Peterson
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 11-10990
USA v. Elmer Fuentes
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20592
USA v. John Vanrompaey
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20737
USA v. Raymond Buchanan, Jr.
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20918
USA v. John Spivey, Jr.
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 11-50303
Edgar Ruiz-Villalobos v. USA, et al
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 11-50751
Rossi v. Precision Drilling Oilfield Svcs. Corp. Emp. Benefits Plan  
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 11-50861

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the Plan on his claim under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq. Plaintiff asserted that the Plan did not comply...

Yeniel Paula v. USA, et al
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 11-51036
Sharma Ramnarine, et al v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 11-60881
Jesus Valles, Jr. v. Charles Samuels, et al
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10338
USA v. DeMarcus Smith
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10339
Curtis v. Brunsting, et al  
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20164

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sued her siblings based on diversity jurisdiction, alleging that the siblings, co-trustees of the Brunsting Family Living Trust, had breached their fiduciary duties to her, a beneficiary of the trust. At issue...

Gerald Zieche v. Burlington Resources, Inc., et al
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20193
Kately v. Cain  
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30077

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. The Louisiana state court denied petitioner's application for a writ of habeas corpus. The federal district court subsequently granted h...

In Re: Deepwater Horizon  
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30136

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from the multi-district litigation involving the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig oil spill. Plaintiff appealed from the district court's dismissal of its action brought under the citizen-suit provisions...

International Marine, L.L.C., et al v. Delta Towing, L.L.C.  
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30280

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's entry of an order declaring enforceable under general maritime law a liquidated damages provision (LD Provision) in a contract between defendant and plaintiff. The parties entered...

USA v. Jose Ortiz, Jr.
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40101
Sheila Bell v. Children's Protective Services, et
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40266
USA v. Azza Bassiouny
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40269
USA v. Carlos Alvarez-Vasquez
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40386
United States v. Morales-Mota  
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40491

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty, without the benefit of a plea agreement, of being unlawfully present in the United States after having been deported. On appeal, defendant challenged his sixteen-level sentencing enhancement und...

Alan Uresti v. Rosario Reyes, et al
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50335
USA v. Oscar Cabello
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50443
Ruben Guerrero v. Travis County ,Texas, et al
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50455
Unsecured Creditors Committee v. Community Bank, E
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60234
USA v. Elie Franklin
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60484
Louis Pennell, Jr., et al v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60595
Autry v. Fort Bend Independent Sch. Dist.  
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20639

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sued the school district alleging that the district's decision to hire a Caucasian woman in lieu of promoting him amounted to race discrimination in violation of Title VII. The district court granted summary ju...

USA v. Sunny Robinson
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20645
USA v. Burt Hughes
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20787
GBP Partners, Limited v. Maryland Casualty Company
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20912
Sean Walker v. Jeffrey Travis, et al
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-30209
Jason Grab, et al v. Boh Brothers Construction Co.
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-30606
Jason Grab, et al v. Boh Brothers Construction Co.
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-30999
Humberto Hinojosa v. United States Bur of Prisons,
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41077
USA v. Juan Moreno-Rebolledo
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 11-41414
USA v. Tobin Cooper
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10155
USA v. William Risby
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10211
USA v. Mario Justice
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10254
USA v. Jonathan Coffey
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10273
USA v. Eldon Fobbs
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10453
Ad Hoc Grp of Vitro Noteholder v. Vitro SAB de CV
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10542
Stanley Stephens v. State of Texas
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10578
Vitro SAB de CV v. Ad Hoc Group of Vitro Notehold,
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10689
Fintech Investments, Limited v. Ad Hoc Group of Vi
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10750
USA v. Michael Lewis
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10781
USA v. Martin Villa
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20066
Ronnie Coleman v. Devin George
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30495
Shawn Monaghan, et al v. United Rentals, Incorpora
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30630
George Elliott v. Mark Sutton
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30707
USA v. Guadalupe Karr-Cortes
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40021
USA v. Omar Arellano-Gonzalez
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40103
USA v. Jefferson Lykins
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40407
Horton Automatics v. Industrial Division, et al
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40576
USA v. Roberto Aguilar
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40681
Omar Nadheer v. Ins Company of the State of PA, et
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50164
USA v. Juan Verdugo
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50369
USA v. Ronald Rand
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50391
David Sanders v. Sailormen, Incorporated
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60224
Unsecured Creditors Committee v. Community Bank, E
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60234
Jacqueline Mims v. General Motors, et al
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60271
Saul Gonzalez Santos, et al v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60279
Terry Tyler v. La-Z-Boy Corporation
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60327
Employers Mutual Casualty Co. v. Charlie Raddin, e
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60334
Lifecare Mgmt. Svcs., LLC v. Ins. Mgmt. Admins. Inc, et al  
Date: January 4, 2013
Docket Number: 11-10733

Justia Opinion Summary: A third-party administrator of medical benefits plans, IMA, denied claims made on behalf of two patients who received treatment from the same medical provider, LifeCare. The court held that IMA incorrectly interpreted th...

Juan Verrette v. Kiatonia Major
Date: January 4, 2013
Docket Number: 11-30752
USA v. Pathom Daniels
Date: January 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10132
David Ali v. Nathaniel Quarterman, et al
Date: January 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40145
USA v. Jesus Ruiz-Sanchez
Date: January 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40199
Autry Randall, Jr. v. C. Nash, et al
Date: January 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40532
USA v. Francisco Baeza-Lozano
Date: January 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50106
USA v. Francisco Baeza-Lozano
Date: January 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50120
Karla Grimes v. Wal-Mart Stores Texas, L.L.C.
Date: January 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50260
USA v. Sergio Velez-Rivas
Date: January 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50278
USA v. Ernest Montoya
Date: January 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50288
Ricardo Cardenas-Romo v. USA, et al
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 10-51159
USA v. Joe Rivas, Jr.
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 11-11148
USA v. Rogelio Trejo-Munoz
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 11-11197
USA v. Samuel Hernandez
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 11-11202
USA v. Terron Williams
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20662
Albemarle Corp. v. United Steel Workers, Local 103  
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 11-31185

Justia Opinion Summary: Albemarle challenged an arbitrator's award in a labor dispute after Albemarle terminated two employees for violating its safety protocols and the employees' union, USW, filed a grievance. Albemarle first contended that t...

United States v. Andres  
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 11-40783

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction and sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. On appeal, defendant contended that the district court erred in denying his motion t...

Humberto Delgado v. USA, et al
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 11-50923
United States v. Wampler  
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 11-51028

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found guilty of failing to comply with his registration requirement in violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), 42 U.S.C. 16913(a). On appeal, defendant argued that the distr...

Willie Southern v. Atlantic Indust Services, Inc.
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 11-60755
USA v. Joseph Mudekunye
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10074
USA v. Flavio Hernandez-Caballero
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10230
USA v. Eric Thomas
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10429
Rochelle Gordon v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., et
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-20323
USA v. Rafael Fulgencio
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30214
In Re: Deepwater Horizon, et al
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30237
Smith Maritime, Inc. v. L/B Kaitlin Eymard
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30378
USA v. Eugene Williams, Jr.
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30427
Americo Bautista-Villarreal v. USA, et al
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50835
Gustave Yen Nyemb v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60026
Mary Haggerty v. CIR
Date: January 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60080
Gerardo Sosa v. USA, et al
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 10-50921
USA v. Ricardo Banda
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 11-20840
Lester Washington v. E Baton Rouge Prsh School Sys
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 11-31189
CSA Nutraceuticals GP, L.L.C., et al v. Chubb Cust
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-10317
Ellis Dees v. United Rentals North America
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30477
USA v. Charles Neuman
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-30576
USA v. Oscar Montano
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40019
USA v. Francisco Martinez
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40051
USA v. Reyna Martinez
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40105
Everett Crawford v. T. Sharpin, et al
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40181
USA v. Jose Rios
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40241
USA v. Manuel Olivarez-Chavez
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-40433
USA v. Armando Arguelles-Carballo
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50181
USA v. Jose Vargas-Victoria
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50216
USA v. Ephraim Diaz
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50255
Ruben Campos v. USA, et al
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-50898
Ruiqin Weng v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60056
Katara Burton v. Coahoma Community College
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-60552
Manual Vasquez v. Rick Thaler, Director
Date: January 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-70020