2014 Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

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USA v. Roberto Pena-Luna
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 13-50987
USA v. Roberto Pena-Luna
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 13-50999
Justo Roque, Jr. v. Brother International Corp., e
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30428
USA v. Merlin Mireles
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30508
Ricardo Rodriguez v. American Medical Systems, Inc
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40183
USA v. Leoncio De La Paz-Brito
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40247
USA v. Jose Trejo
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40278
USA v. Efrain Ambrosio-Lopez
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40420
USA v. Jose Ibarra-Lara
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50157
USA v. Osman Amaya-Tejada
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50366
Samuel Nyansaseria v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 31, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60026
USA v. Joanne Upton
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 12-50703
United States v. Campbell  
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-11038

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of possession of drug and firearm offenses. On appeal, defendant challenged his second firearm possession conviction, which resulted in the imposition of a twenty-five year mandatory minimum sente...

USA v. Pablo Jaimes-Cabrera
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-11138
William Powell v. Lynn Cooper
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30776
Jaime Varela, et al v. David Gonzales, et al
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10452
Anita Scott v. Bank of America, N.A., et al
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20477
Jorge Fernandez, et al v. Tamko Building Products,
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30362
In Re: Rolls Royce Corp.  
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30510

Justia Opinion Summary: Rolls Royce petitioned the court for mandamus relief following the denial of its severance-and-transfer motion. The underlying litigation concerns the liability stemming from a helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico. The...

USA v. Jorge Izquierdo-Rodriguez
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40162
Martinez v. Texas Workforce Comm'n  
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50391

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the TWC under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 2000e-2(a), alleging that the TWC discriminated against him when it appointed another person to a management position over him. The...

United States v. Richard, Sr.  
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31044

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, convicted under the federal bribery statute, 18 U.S.C. 666, for pledging his support to an applicant for public office in exchange for $5,000, challenged the sufficiency of his indictment, the constitutionalit...

Halliburton, Incorporated v. LABR
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60323
Cisneros-Guerrerro v. Holder  
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60446

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitioned pro se for review of the BIA's finding that his prior offense of public lewdness under Texas Penal Code 21.07 was categorically a crime involving moral turpitude and...

USA v. Jorge Abiles
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10066
Thompson v. Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust Co.  
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10084

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit in Texas state court against Deutsche Bank, challenging the adequacy of a loan that they obtained. The state court granted plaintiffs a default judgment even though Deutsche was never properly serve...

USA v. Alfredo Castillo-Calderon
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20140
USA v. Juan Cuellar
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40145
USA v. Jorge Izquierdo-Rodriguez
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40162
USA v. Lorenzo Garcia
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40297
USA v. Juan Romero-Hernandez
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40349
USA v. Serapio Garcia, Jr.
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40454
USA v. Miguel Franco-Quintana
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40523
USA v. Christopher Hornyak
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50299
USA v. Angel Guzman-Matias
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50327
Amber Ard v. Steve Rushing, et al
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60282
Anthony Santangelo, Jr., et al v. USA
Date: December 29, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60355
USA v. Jorge Contreras-Comacho
Date: December 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50215
USA v. William Wilbourn
Date: December 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60168
USA v. Darrell Hestand
Date: December 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10499
USA v. Luis Hernandez-Mejia
Date: December 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20236
USA v. Gary Berry
Date: December 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30454
Gavin Mackenzie, et al v. Air Line Pilots Assoc In
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 11-11098
United States v. Kayode  
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 12-20513

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, and unlawful procurement of naturalization. Defendant petitioned the court to vacate his plea agreement under 28 U.S.C. 2255. The district court granted...

Tracey Johnson, et al v. City of Shelby, Mississip
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 12-60735
USA v. Agne Vasquez
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-11396
Symetra Life Ins. Co. v. Rapid Settlements, Ltd.  
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20412

Justia Opinion Summary: Symetra appealed the district court's refusal to award attorneys' fees under the Texas and Washington State Structured Settlement Protection Acts (SSPAs). Rapid cross appealed the district court's award of attorneys' fee...

United States v. Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.  
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31301

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States filed suit under the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. 3729 et seq., alleging that Bollinger knowingly submitted false statements and false claims for payment to the government in relation to a governme...

USA v. Fernando Frias-Garcia
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-50981
USA v. Pedro Vargas-Santillan
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51063
USA v. Felipe Saucedo, III
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51157
USA v. Roberto Bahena-Valladares
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10475
Heck v. Triche  
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30146

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed the district court's judgment imposing liability on him for violations of the Louisiana Securities Law, La. Rev. Stat. Ann. 51.701 et seq. The court denied plaintiffs' motion to dismiss defendant's app...

Bobby Parks, Sr. v. Stonewall Police Department
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30935
USA v. Javier Rodriguez
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50562
Sohilbhai Momin v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60096
USA v. Manuel Lujan
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 13-11286
Hewlett Custom Home Design v. Frontier Custom Buil
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20464
USA v. Jeremy Benton
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20544
Eastman Chemical Co. v. PlastiPure, Inc.  
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51087

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found that PlastiPure and CertiChem violated the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1125(a), by making false statements of facts about Eastman's plastic resin product called Tritan. The district court entered an injunction aga...

Jeffrey Baron v. Elizabeth Schurig, et al
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10092
USA v. David Lewis
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10119
Eddie Ramos v. Rodney Chandler
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10378
David Jump v. Rory McFarland, et al
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30442
Rafael Linares v. Broward County
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30477
USA v. Homero Sanchez-Arriaga
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40069
Joe Rodriguez, Jr. v. Bank of America, N.A., et al
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40096
USA v. Chadric Luper
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40150
USA v. Juan Giron-Guerrero
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40233
T. Agenbroad, et al v. J. McEntire, et al
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40251
Beatrice Luna, et al v. Texas Department of Pub Sf
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-10899
United States v. Fuentes  
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20654

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty for being found unlawfully present in the United States after deportation and subsequently appealed his sentence of 24 months imprisonment. The court concluded that the district court's sentence...

United States v. Ceron  
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-40095

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence after pleading guilty to reentry of a deported alien, arguing that his prior Florida conviction for aggravated battery is not a crime of violence, and that collateral estoppel should have...

Cecilio Mendez Mendez v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60293
Rodolfo Ortega, Jr. v. Brad Livingston, et al
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10554
Larry Bishop, et al v. Texas Dept of Public Safety
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20188
Karey Statin v. Deutsche Bank National Trust, et a
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20200
Marilyn O'Hara v. Patrick Donahoe, et al
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20298
Rafael Dasilva v. U. S. Citizenship & Img Svc
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30296
Alvin Terrell v. C. Mariano
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30847
USA v. Jose Hernandez-Meza
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40375
USA v. Saul Garcia-Hernandez
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40481
USA v. Joaquin Hernandez-Balderas
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50155
Earl Thomas, et al v. City of San Antonio, Texas
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50161
Kerry Cairns, et al v. LSF6 Mercury REO Invst Trus
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50511
USA v. Victor Williams
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60406
Isbell v. DM Records, Inc.  
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Numbers: 13-40878, 14-40545

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from litigation regarding the ownership of the composition copyright to the song Whoomp! (There It Is), writen and produced by Tag Team. The district court concluded that plaintiff owned the copyright...

Sanchez v. City of Austin  
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-50916

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs participated in the Occupy Wall Street protests in front of Austin City Hall. The City then started a policy under which it issued criminal-trespass notices to plaintiffs and other protestors. Plaintiffs filed...

James Bigby v. William Stephens, Director
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-70020
USA v. Jason Castillo
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10133
USA v. Cynthia Pollet
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10152
USA v. Dulce Isidra-Blancas
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10388
Martha Anglin v. Ceres Gulf, Incorporated, et al
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20048
Robert Wilkerson, et al v. Richard Stalder, et al
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30142
USA v. Lavar Kittelberger, et al
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30172
USA v. Rico Lawrence
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30429
USA v. Miguel Salas
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40235
USA v. Matthew Ojeda
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40248
Alvertis Isbell v. DM Records, Incorporated
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40545
USA v. Reynaldo Aguirre
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50213
USA v. Adeodato Ibarra-Alcarez
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50270
Fakih Khalfani v. Balfour Beatty Communities
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50320
Cirilo Padilla-Navarro v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60090
Wilkerson v. Stalder  
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31289

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against various prison officials, alleging a procedural due process claim arising out of his 39 years of continuous incarceration in solitary confinement. Prison officials appealed the district court...

USA v. Saul Molina-Martinez
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: 13-40324
USA v. Petra Martin
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: 13-50688
Security & Continuity Svc (UK) v. Security & Conti
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20194
Floyd Hamilton, III v. Shivani Negi, et al
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30328
USA v. Edgar Antunez-Perez
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50246
Taylor Bell, et al v. Itawamba County School Board
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 12-60264
USA v. Christopher Gamez
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-10974
USA v. Acdias De La Cruz-Olan
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-11150
USA v. Marvin Fantroy
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-11194
USA v. Calvin Gray
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20657
USA v. U.S. Tours and Remittance, et al
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20661
Jingping Xu v. Univ of Texas M.D. Anderson, et al
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20719
USA v. Luis Valencia-Cardenas
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20737
USA v. Antonio Ruiz-Acosta
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20775
Aransas Project v. Bryan Shaw, et al
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-40317
United States v. Vigil  
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-40576

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Vigil pleaded guilty, without a plea agreement, to illegal re-entry into the United States. A pre-sentence calculated a base offense level of 8. The PSR then applied a 16-level enhancement, finding that a previo...

USA v. Francisco Gonzalez-Sanchez
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-40793
USA v. Manuel Sanchez-Gaucin
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41003
USA v. Daniel Alva-Baena
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41164
USA v. Racyna Henry
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41253
USA v. Ignacio Garcia
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10072
USA v. Brandon Patterson
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10131
USA v. Robert Rackstraw
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10199
USA v. LaTasha Roberson
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10205
USA v. Michael Rhodes
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10245
USA v. Lewis Gipson
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10246
USA v. Aaron Dittmann
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10272
USA v. Jose Rivera
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10358
USA v. Rudolpho Gonzales
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10559
USA v. Dennis Galindo
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20020
USA v. Jonathon Marshall
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20141
USA v. Corey Oliver
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30334
USA v. Eliupter Arzate
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40082
USA v. Conrado Gauna
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40101
USA v. George Knotts
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40129
USA v. Jose Sanchez
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40133
USA v. Juan Sanchez
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40185
USA v. Carlos Cortinas
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40186
USA v. Eric Cruz
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40201
USA v. Victor Canseco
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40245
USA v. David Estrada-Mora
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40255
USA v. Luis Boanegre-Crespo
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40256
USA v. Miguel Valdez-Bautista
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40261
USA v. Manuel Gomez-Perales
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40267
USA, et al v. Carlos Leiva
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40288
USA v. Carlos Leiva
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40289
USA v. Juan Duran-Grullon
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40301
USA v. Mario Gomez-Perez
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40311
USA v. Reymundo Ovalle-Sandoval
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40323
USA v. Rodolfo Hernandez
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40333
USA v. Israel Hernandez-Romero
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40408
USA v. Juan Bocanegra-Sanchez
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40410
USA v. Arnoldo Hernandez-Gutierrez
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40428
USA v. Francisco Martinez-Nino
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50144
USA v. Francisco Martinez-Nino
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50159
USA v. Manuel Rodriguez-Lopez
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50249
USA v. Jesus Garcia-Cano
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50619
Blanca Rinquillo De Corrales v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60121
USA v. David Baza
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 12-41308
USA v. Miguel Rodriguez
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 13-11047
USA v. Isreal Jimenez
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 13-11248
Aransas Project v. Bryan Shaw, et al
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 13-40317
USA v. John Wheeler
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41250
USA v. Oscar Martinez
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 13-50788
USA v. James Lewis
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10256
Gregory Navarre v. James LeBlanc, et al
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30519
USA v. David Rojas-Buenrostro
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40221
USA v. David Rojas-Buenrostro
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40225
USA v. Daniel Morin-Gutierrez
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40338
USA v. Ruben Armijo
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50035
USA v. Luis Ferrufino-Rodriguez
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50365
USA v. Ricardo Morales-Vega
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50377
United States v. Collins  
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 12-10582

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Collins and Robison appealed their convictions stemming from their involvement in a conspiracy to defraud insurance companies by filing false claims for automobile accidents that never happened. The court con...

United States v. Beacham  
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Numbers: 12-10883, 12-11209

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Tisdale, Jones, and Beacham appealed their convictions for various counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, and bank fraud for their involvement in a fraudulent real estate scheme. Tisdale and Beacham also appealed t...

USA v. Hubert Jones, III
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 12-11209
Bell v. Itawamba Cty. Sch. Bd.  
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 12-60264

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, a high school student and his mother, filed suit against defendants for violation of the student's freedom of speech under the First Amendment and the mother's substantive due process right to parental author...

USA v. Jamil Speed
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-10092
Gustavo Reveles v. Janet Napolitano, Secretary
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51203
USA v. Markus Stanley
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60704
Chondra Johnson v. Prairie View A and M Univ
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20302
Richard Powell, et al v. Bank of America, N.A., et
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40417
USA v. Leyumba Webb
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50836
Mary Ainsworth v. Cargotec USA, Incorporated, et a
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60171
Anthony Gibson v. Jeffrey Kilpatrick
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 12-60905
USA v. Sheryl Lagrone
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 13-10049
Southwestern Elec Power Co., et al v. Certain Undw
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31130
Laura Winford v. USA
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31172
United States v. Martinez-Lugo  
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 13-40924

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to being unlawfully present in the United States after removal. On appeal, defendant challenged the application of a 16-level enhancement under U.S.S.G. 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(i) for his having been remo...

Thomas Burnside v. Nueces County, Texas
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41344
Crystal Webb v. Round Rock Indep School Dist
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 13-50936
EEOC v. LHC Group, Inc.  
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60703

Justia Opinion Summary: Kristy Sones worked as a nurse for LHC, a home-health company, until she was terminated shortly after she had an epileptic seizure. The EEOC brought an enforcement action on her behalf against LHC under the Americans wit...

Ronnie Ross v. Texas Board of Pardon & Parole, et
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10149
Hometown 2006-1 1925 Valley v. Prime Income Asset
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10182
Walter Ransom, et al v. National City Mortgage Com
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10289
Varela v. Gonzales  
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10452

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against their former employers, alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. 1961 et seq. Plaintiffs claimed that defendants' hiring of undocumente...

Riley Olive v. Clay Development & Const
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20180
Donald Mitchell v. Weyerhaeuser Company
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30312
Vernon King, Jr. v. Unknown Parties
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40627
USA v. John Cerda
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50167
USA v. Jose Faustino-Rodriguez
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50337
Contina Graham v. Bluebonnet Trails Commty Svc
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50417
Christopher Curtis v. William Jones, III, et al
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 13-11255
Darlene Alexander v. Servisair, L.L.C.
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20674
Kirby Decker v. William Stephens, Director
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20703
USA v. Roy Carlton
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31177
United States v. 200 Acres of Land Near FM 2686  
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41299

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States filed an in rem civil forfeiture complaint on the property, alleging that Carlos Alberto Oliva-Castillo was the true of owner of the property and that Oliva purchased the property with proceeds from the...

USA v. Miguel Rocha
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20181
Derek Carder, et al v. Continental Airlines, Inc.
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20291
USA v. Alex Wade, Jr.
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30126
David Wedge v. Cajun Deep Foundations, L.L.C.
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30411
USA v. Charles Scott
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50253
Campaign for Southern Equality, et al v. Phil Brya
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60837
Albert Woodfox v. Burl Cain, Warden, et al
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30266
USA v. Alexis Estevez
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 13-40994
Burnside v. Nueces Cnty.  
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41344

Justia Opinion Summary: Burnside, a sergeant for the Nueces County Sheriff’s Department, was assigned to the patrol division. Burnside also served as chairman of a law enforcement political action committee (PAC). In 2012, Sheriff Kaelin, up fo...

USA v. Cesar Diaz-Campos
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41368
Mingo v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue  
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60801

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002, the Mingos, married taxpayers, reported the sale of a partnership interest, including the portion of the proceeds attributable to the partnership’s unrealized receivables, through the installment method of accou...

Andrew Siebert v. Rodney Chandler
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10280
John Ayanbadejo v. Jeh Johnson, Secretary, et al
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20061
Camilla Barlow v. Safety National Casualty Corp.,
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30407
United States v. Boyd  
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50163

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, Boyd sent his income and expense information for 2004 to a tax specialist, who prepared a return showing a tax liability of over $27,000. Boyd did not file the return he received from the tax specialist. Instead...

USA v. Jose Martinez-Garcia
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50164
USA v. Jose Barrera-Sanchez
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50379
Avakian v. Citibank, N.A.  
Date: December 9, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60175

Justia Opinion Summary: The Avakians purchased a house with a loan secured by a properly executed deed of trust. The property was their homestead, where they lived together. Citibank refinanced the loan. Unlike the original loan, the refinancin...

USA v. Ganiu Akande
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 13-10930
USA v. Tyrone Reid
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20272
USA v. Gerardo Zavala-Amador
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20571
Yoursry Salama v. Western Wind Energy Corp., et al
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20768
Sundown Energy v. Haller  
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Numbers: 13-30294, 13-30721, 13-30748

Justia Opinion Summary: Sundown filed suit against defendants in state and federal court seeking a partition of land they co-owned, return of rental payments, and a right of way over Defendant Haller's property. In appeal No. 13-30294, Sundown...

Sundown Energy, L.P. v. Steven Haller, et al
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30721
Sundown Energy, L.P. v. Steven Haller, et al
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30748
USA v. Deyonta Thompson
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 13-50735
USA v. Ricardo Guevara
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51061
United States v. Lewis  
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10119

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his convictions for conspiracy to commit securities fraud and twenty-three counts of securities fraud. The court concluded that the evidence was sufficient to convict defendant of both conspiracy to co...

John Thomas v. Bessie Carter, et al
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30215
Kevin Felts v. Warden Fed Corrtl Pollock Camp
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30475
Patricia Ellis v. Reliance Standard Life Ins Co.
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50284
Floyd Savant v. APM Terminals
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20572
USA v. Henry Stewart
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31312
USA v. Perry Wicks
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-40097
USA v. Joseph Falcetta, Jr.
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-40822
USA v. Harvey Franklin, Sr.
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60855
Juan Tarango v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60869
USA v. Jorge Gomez-Reyes
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20009
USA v. Edwin Leal-Rax
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40019
USA v. Vicki Berry
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60228
USA v. Fabian Lopez-Ramirez
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41028
USA v. Shannon Smith
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51015
United States v. King  
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10146

Justia Opinion Summary: King pleaded guilty (without an agreement) to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a substance containing heroin, 21 U.S.C. 846, 841(a)(1), and 841(b)(1)(B). King began acting as a courier...

Warren Watkins v. Recreation and Park Commission
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30346
Carry Amos v. City of Monroe
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30780
Campaign for So. Equal. v. Bryant  
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60837

Justia Opinion Summary: By statute and constitutional provision, Mississippi prohibits same-sex couples from marrying and does not recognize those marriages entered into by same-sex couples which have been validly performed and are recognized e...

Pedro Arriaga v. Jess Enterprises, L.L.C., et al
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-11327
Charles Whittier, et al v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, L
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20639
USA v. Agustin Alfaro
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20721
USA v. Agustin Morales-Alfaro
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20722
United States v. Polanco-Ozorto  
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41272

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to being an alien unlawfully found in the United States after deportation. The Federal Public Defender appointed to represent defendant moved for leave to withdraw and has filed a brief in accord...

James Curry, Jr. v. Mississippi Dept of Corr, et a
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60790
USA v. Brian Perryman
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10686
USA v. James Harrison, Jr.
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30011
USA v. Renounte Jackson
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30029
RLB Contracting, Inc. v. Butler  
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40326

Justia Opinion Summary: RLB filed suit seeking to limit its liability to the value of the dredge vessel, "Jonathan King Boyd," after a fatal allision between a fishing boat and the Vessel's dredge pipe. Claimants had previously filed suit again...

Enrique Trejo Trejo v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60197
Scott Panetti v. William Stephens, Director
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: 14-70037
USA v. Hakim Ahmad
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20677
Franks Investment Co, L.L.C. v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.  
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30990

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from a dispute between Franks and Union Pacific over whether Franks has the right to cross Union Pacific's train tracks on certain property in Caddo Parish originally owned by the Levy family at the turn...

USA v. Celia Zuniga
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41325
USA v. Juan Venegas
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51160
USA v. James Clark
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10158
USA v. James Clark
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10159
USA v. Christopher Blackwell
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10186
USA v. Derrick Thomas
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10348
USA v. Darrell Johns
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30055
USA v. Issy Avila-Baule
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40358
USA v. Homero Sanchez-Larita
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50351
USA v. Rebecca Drake
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60051
George Duke v. Performance Food Group, Inc.
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60138
USA v. Melvin Sykes
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60278
USA v. Jermaine Davis
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20104
USA v. Arun Sharma
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20403
Silverio Salinas v. U.S. Bank National Association
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41012
USA v. Ricardo Rodriguez, Jr.
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41206
Antonio Lacy v. Norris Jackson, et al
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41257
USA v. Harold Callaway
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51169
USA v. Andres Sanchez
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51176
G. M. v. Ron Shelton, et al
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10440
Patrick Cox v. Select Portfolio Servicing, et al
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20091
Richard Long, Jr. v. Lee Harrell, et al
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30311
USA v. Mauricio Diaz-Lario
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50129
Black Farmers and Agri Assn, et al v. James Hood,
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60266
Waste Management of Louisiana v. Jefferson Parish
Date: November 28, 2014
Docket Number: 14-90040
USA v. Luis Perez-Barocela
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 13-40617
USA v. John Rios
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10411
USA v. Oscar Acosta
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10545
Hollybrook Cottonseed Processing LLC v. Carver, Inc.  
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30054

Justia Opinion Summary: Hollybrook contracted with Carver for cotton processing equipment as part of its operation of a cotton mill. After the equipment repeatedly broke down, Hollybrook filed suit against Carver for breach of contract and redh...

USA v. Brian Davis
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30263
Darlene Ryan v. Social Security Administration
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30431
Linus Mayes, et al v. FedEx Freight, Incorporated,
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30544
James Zablosky, et al v. Alethes, L.L.C., et al
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50223
USA v. Thomas Ames
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50329
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc, et al v. Les Range
Date: November 26, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60111
Jeffery Fussell v. Darrell Vannoy
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31294
Gustavo Barrios-Cantarero v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60545
USA v. Michael Dears
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10288
USA v. Eugene Lockhart, Jr.
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10442
Albert Hill, III v. Tom Hunt, et al
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10505
Donald Little v. SKF Sverige AB, et al
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20197
James Wetherbe v. Bob Smith, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-11162
In re: Louisiana Crawfish Producers  
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30299

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against oil and gas companies and their insurers, alleging that aspects of the companies' pipeline activities impeded water flows and commercial navigation, causing economic damages. On appeal, plai...

Roy Albert v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30338
Randal Savoy v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30341
Richard Savoy, Sr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30345
Dale Barras, Sr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et a
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30346
Mervin Barras v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30349
Louis Barras, Sr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30352
Michael Barras v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30353
Tracy Barras v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30354
Ben Bienvenu, Sr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30355
Ricky Verret v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30356
Ryan Bourque v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30367
Archie Vicknair v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30370
James Vicknair, Sr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, e
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30371
Stanley Bourque v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30372
Troy Bourque v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30375
Buddy Faucheaux v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30376
Michael Bienvenu, Sr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation,
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30382
Kenneth Vicknair v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et a
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30383
Luther Vicknair v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30385
Wallace Vicknair v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et a
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30387
Alice Bienvenu v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30393
Allen Blanchard, Sr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation,
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30394
Bernard Blanchard v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30395
Charles Blanchard v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30397
James Blanchard, Sr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation,
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30399
James Blanchard, Jr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation,
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30400
Murphy Blanchard v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et a
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30401
Johnnie Faucheaux v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30403
Albert Granger, Sr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, e
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30404
Adley White v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30405
David White v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30406
Kenneth White v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30407
Corey Barras v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30408
Dale Landry v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30409
Todd Louviere v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30410
Greg Guirard v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30419
Kim Horton v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30420
Ritchie Olivier Estate v. Amerada Hess Corporation
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30421
Monroe Horton v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30424
Richard Robin v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30425
Clarence Hotard, Jr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation,
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30426
Matthew Jewell v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30428
Clyde Louviere v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30430
Andrew Meche, Jr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30432
Frank Meche v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30433
Jody Meche v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30434
Steven Meche v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30435
Brent Poche v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30436
Gilman Prados v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30437
Brent Blanchard, Sr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation,
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30439
Floyd Robicheaux v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et a
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30440
Lucien Bonin v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30441
Curtis Robin v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30442
James Romig v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30443
Patrick Boudreaux v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30444
Leonard Savoy v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30446
Kelly Bourque v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30447
Murphy Bourque v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30448
Roy Blanchard, et al v. Amerada Hess Corporation,
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30454
David Savoy v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30456
Leonard Savoy v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30460
Roy Savoy, Jr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30462
Mertile Settoon v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30463
Casey Bodin, et al v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30465
Lawrence Smith, Jr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, e
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30466
Rives Verret, Jr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30467
Scott Wyatt v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30468
Nelson Bonin, et al v. Amerada Hess Corporation, e
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30469
Ozaire Bonin, et al v. Amerada Hess Corporation, e
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30470
Barry Boudreaux v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30482
Larry Boudreaux v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30485
Antoine Bourque, Jr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation,
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30486
Charles Bourque v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30487
Michael Bourque, Sr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation,
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30497
Johnny Breaux, Sr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30499
Ronni Courville v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30506
Shane Doucet v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30523
David Dugas v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30525
Darrel Eddy, Sr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et a
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30526
Willie Granger, Jr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, e
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30533
Elton Guidry, Jr. v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30535
Lonny Guidry v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30539
Southwestern Elec. Power Co., et al. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds of London  
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31130

Justia Opinion Summary: This suit arose out of an insurance policy SWEPCO, a public electric utility serving Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, purchased from Underwriters for coverage associated with the construction of a power plant in Louisiana...

USA v. Noe Lira-Miranda
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-40963
United States v. Castellon-Aragon  
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41244

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence after pleading guilty to illegal reentry after having been previously removed from the United States. The court concluded that the district court did not plainly err in applying the base o...

USA v. Reynaldo Medina-Sanchez
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51188
USA v. Jason Del Mulder
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20280
USA v. Marlon Bonilla
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50149
USA v. Erik Willis
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-11291
USA v. Pedro Garcia-Morales
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41039
USA v. Benito Martinez
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51150
Barrios-Cantarero v. Holder  
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60545

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Guatemala, sought review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's denial of his motion to reopen proceedings and rescind an in absentia removal order. The court concluded that, despite...

Melinda Hamilton v. AVPM Corporation, et al
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10373
David James v. TDCJ, et al
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20041
Cordette Matheny v. Jose Chavez, et al
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30013
USA v. Joshua Wallace
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40281
Anthony Agee v. City of McKinney, et al
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40363
Ellen Burton v. TDCJ
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40501
Steven Amis v. Allison Cook, et al
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50047
USA v. Lauro Beltran
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50104
USA v. Marvin Hernandez-Lopez
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50109
USA v. Feliciano Bruno-Sandoval
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50238
Frank McCune, Jr. v. United States Dept of Justice
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60145
USA v. Kenneth Fragoso
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20709
USA v. McKinley Griffin, III
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20711
Woodfox v. Cain, et al.  
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30266

Justia Opinion Summary: The State appealed the district court's grant of habeas relief. On remand, the district court held that the state court was not entitled to Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA), 28 U.S.C. 2254, deference...

Celtic Marine Corporation v. James C. Justice Comp
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31306
Michael Ray v. UPS, et al
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60771
USA v. Juan Ramirez-Davila
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20183
Jeremiah Hale v. Joseph Young
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30186
World Wrestling Entertainment v. Unidentified Part
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30489
Celtic Marine Corporation v. James C. Justice Co.,
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30807
USA v. Roberto Flores-Brewster
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40023
USA v. Reynaldo Maldonado-Garcia
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50242
USA v. Mario Aleman
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50269
Edgar Patton v. Phillip Bryant, et al
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60148
USA v. Jessie Pollard
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60156
Morton v. Yonkers, et al.  
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-10926

Justia Opinion Summary: The Trustee of the Vallecito bankruptcy estate appealed the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's judgment in favor of various owners of overriding royalty interests (appellees) to a lease that the truste...

USA v. Juan Nunez-Rubio
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51009
USA v. Juan Nunez-Rubio
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51028
USA v. Juan Nunez-Rubio
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51036
USA v. Esmeralda Ontiveros
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10476
Rodney Hood v. Montgomery County Texas, et al
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20040
Jesse Bryant v. City of Monroe, et al
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30020
C. Kamps v. Baylor University, et al
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50050
USA v. Peter Ayika
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50318
USA v. Jose Guillen
Date: November 19, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50361
USA v. Christopher Tucker
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-10649
USA v. Christopher Tucker
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-10666
Othniel McKinney v. USA
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-10949
USA v. Oscar Hills, IV
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30960
Omega Hospital, L.L.C. v. LA Health Svc & Indemnit
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31085
USA v. Samuel Castillo-Santana
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51014
Louisiana Public Svc. Cmsn. v. FERC  
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60874

Justia Opinion Summary: LPSC sought review of FERC's orders relating to the allocation of production costs among Entergy's six operating companies. LPSC argued that certain revenues and expenses should be removed from the bandwidth calculation...

USA v. Stephan Hamilton
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10400
Robert McGuire, Jr. v. Jerry Larpenter, et al
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30498
Robert Ticknor, et al v. Rouse's Enterprises, L.L.
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30550
In re: Deepwater Horizon
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-31107
USA v. Jesus Anaya
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40205
USA v. Jorge Ortega-Campos
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40306
Sylvia Gonzales v. Bexar County Texas, et al
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50356
USA v. Larry McLendon
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60036
Copeland v. Colvin  
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: 13-11095

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the denial of her application for disability insurance benefits (DIB) and supplemental security income (SSI) benefits. The court vacated the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's complaint and rema...

Barbara Rivera-Fulton v. Sarah Kaye
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31123
USA v. Willy Duron-Rosales
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41093
Barbara Hoffmann, et al v. Marion County Texas, et
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41199
USA v. Fortino Gonzalez-Figueroa
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51118
Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant  
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10274

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a federal prisoner, appealed the district court's order civilly committing her under 18 U.S.C. 4245, contending that section 4245's statutory preponderance-of-the-evidence standard violates the Fifth Amendment...

Jeffrey Bailey, et al v. Shirley Bailey, et al
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20014
Michael Sullivan v. Worley Catastrophe Services
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30187
Ernesto Solis, et al v. HSBC Bank USA, et al
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40489
Yul Chu v. Mississippi State University, et al
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60129
Jay Cooper v. Dallas Police Association, et al
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-11281
William Beasley, et al v. Office of Violent Sex Of
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20431
Margaret Thibodeaux-Woody v. Houston Community Col
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20738
USA v. Raymundo Cabrera-Paredes
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-41273
First Community Bancshares v. St. Paul Mercury Ins
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-50657
USA v. Yair Hernandez-Hinojosa
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-51198
Justice, Jr., et al. v. Hosemann, et al.  
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60754

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involves a challenge to Mississippi's disclosure requirements for ballot initiatives proposing amendments to the state constitution. Plaintiffs, Mississippi citizens, contend that the disclosure requirements im...

MM Steel, L.P. v. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., e
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 14-20267
Richard Jennings v. Monty Hudspeth, et al
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40021
USA v. Uverclain Dominguez-Espinoza
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50231
Tamara Scotch v. Donnie Letsinger, et al
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50390
Michael Davis v. Ronald King
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60136
USA v. Renieri Rosales-Giron
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60149
Mario Santacruz v. Allstate Texas Lloyd's, Inc.
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-10786
Coffin, et al. v. Blessey Marine Services, Inc.  
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20144

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court declined to decide as a matter of law whether nine individual plaintiffs, former vessel-based tankermen on Blessey barges, were exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 28 U.S.C. 1292(b), as se...

USA v. Jose Cisneros-Castillo
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20534
USA v. Vicente Rios-Hernandez
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-20570
USA v. Arthur Gilmore, Jr.
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31064
USA v. Marco Dillon
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31158
Sergio Ibarra-Amaya v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60742
Ruben Gutierrez v. William Stephens, Director
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 13-70036
USA v. Melissa Sullivan
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10235
Abigail Fisher, et al v. State of Texas, et al
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 09-50822
USA v. Stephen Banks
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30839
USA v. Dennis Johnson
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-31278
Halliburton, Inc. v. Administrative Review Board, Dept. of Labor  
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60323

Justia Opinion Summary: An employee of Halliburton, Anthony Menendez, submitted a complaint to management about the company's questionable accounting practices and also filed a complaint with the SEC. The Review Board subsequently determined th...

Eduardo Zapeta-Canastuj v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-60733
USA v. Roberto Vasquez
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-10122
Catherine Hoover v. S O S Staffing Services, Inc.
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-30317
USA v. Gustavo Gonzalez
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40065
USA v. Jesus Rodriguez-Losoya
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-40083
USA v. Joshua Barclay
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50180
USA v. Carol Watkins, Jr.
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-50190
Ameristar Airways, Inc. v. Administrative Review Board, Dept. of Labor  
Date: November 12, 2014
Docket Number: 14-60061

Justia Opinion Summary: After the court affirmed the ALJ's determination that Ameristar was liable for discharging Thomas Clemmons in violation of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21), 49 U.S.C. 42...

Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. v. Fluor Enterprises,
Date: November 11, 2014
Docket Number: 13-30541