2016 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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Planned Parenthood v. Gee  
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30987

Justia Opinion Summary: In response to secretly recorded videos released by the Center for Medical Progress depicting conversations with Planned Parenthood employees elsewhere, LDHH terminated PPGC Louisiana Medicaid provider agreements. PPGC a...

United States v. Ayika  
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50122

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a licensed pharmacist and proceeding pro se, appealed his conviction and sentence based on healthcare fraud. The court rejected defendant's challenges to his conviction, sentence of incarceration, and order of...

USA v. Guadalupe Ramirez-Aguilera
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51035
USA v. Roy Jones
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51083
USA v. Anthony Telas
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51096
Sullivan v. City of Round Rock  
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51204

Justia Opinion Summary: After Officers Zoss, Mayo, and Ballew forcibly removed William Sullivan from his pickup truck after he refused to comply with their lawful commands to exit the vehicle, Sullivan - who was heavily intoxicated, morbidly ob...

USA v. Ramon Valdez-Jaime
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10183
Kenneth Toney v. State Farm Lloyds, et al
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 14-40914
Cowart v. Erwin  
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10404

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a former prisoner, filed suit against four Dallas County Jail detention officers under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and state law. Plaintiff claims that the officers beat him without justification. The jury found Special Re...

USA v. Bernal Meza-Flores
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11250
SEC v. Evolution Capital Advisors, et al
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20664
Cassie Ball v. Marne Boyle, Warden
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20715
USA v. Ignacio Lopez
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41331
USA v. Jose Magana, Jr.
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50986
USA v. Derrick Sanders
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60793
James Cazamias, et al v. Devon Energy Prodn Co. L.
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40214
Dora Bonner v. Triple-S Management Corp
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40284
Bollinger Marine Fabricators, et al v. Marine Trav
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30888
USA v. Juan Rincon-Rincon
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41418
USA v. Marcelino Moreno-Lagos
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41635
Roswitha Saenz v. City of El Paso
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50119
USA v. Sedrick McCarther
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50540
Roswitha Saenz v. City of El Paso
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50665
Wood v. Collier  
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-20556

Justia Opinion Summary: Five men convicted of murder and sentenced to die by lethal injection (Appellants) filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging constitutional violations in connection to the state's use of pentobarbital to induce death. Th...

USA v. Richard Scott
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30027
USA v. David Painter, Jr.
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40088
Nottingham v. Warden  
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10163

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging constitutional violations arising out of his incarceration in a TDCJ prison. On appeal, defendant challenged the dismissal of his suit under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b) for failure...

Ibe v. Jones  
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10242

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants purchased tickets to Super Bowl XLV and were either displaced from their seats, relocated, or had an obstructed view of the field. The majority of the affected ticketholders settled with the NFL. However, appe...

United States v. Rivas  
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41109

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his 41-month sentence for illegal reentry after deportation, arguing that the district court erred in imposing a 16-level sentencing enhancement. The enhancement was based on the district court's findi...

Obie Weathers, III v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70030
SmithGroup JJR, P.L.L.C. v. Forrest General Hospit
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-60134
USA v. Daniel Francis
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31434
Daugherty v. Convergent Outsourcing, Inc.  
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20392

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendant debt collectors, alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 U.S.C. 1692-1692p. The district court dismissed the complaint. At issue is whether a colle...

USA v. Cheryl Johnson
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20539
Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, et al v. Thomas Bostick,
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30952
USA v. Juan Delgado
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40411
USA v. Eric McCoy
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41464
USA v. Paul Grimm
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41494
USA v. Hugo Villa-Lujan
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50390
USA v. Hugo Villa-Lujan
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50392
USA v. Luis Cantu-Sandoval
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50939
USA v. Luis Cantu-Sandoval
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50940
USA v. Carlos Oliva-Villanueva
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51155
Imuetinyan Osayi v. Loretta Lynch
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60394
Warren Canady v. Michael Roesler, et al
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-20009
David Loiacano v. DISA Global Solutions, Inc.
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30197
In Re: Donald Hensley, Jr.
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30519
USA v. Heber Centeno
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40113
GlobeRanger Corp. v. Software AG  
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10121

Justia Opinion Summary: After GlobeRanger, a software maker, obtained a $15 million judgment in a trade secret misappropriation trial against competitor Software AG, Software AG appealed. The court found that the trade secret claim is not preem...

Moore v. Tangipahoa Parish Sch. Bd.  
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31119

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1967, the district court entered an initial injunction against the School Board after this desegregation suit was filed. In 2015, a dispute arose concerning the Board’s selection of the newest Chief Desegregation Impl...

USA v. Joni Ayala-Rodriguez
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41419
USA v. Juan Padilla-Pecina
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41650
USA v. Michael Tarwater
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10013
In Re: Donald Hensley, Jr.
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30519
USA v. Hosea Linwood
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40260
USA v. Charles Scott
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-50327
In Re: Charles Scott
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-50894
Alfredo Espinosa v. Loretta Lynch
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60687
USA v. Jerry Curry
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11062
USA v. Janet Easter
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11247
United States v. Lara-Martinez  
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41497

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant plead guilty to illegal reentry, he challenged the district court’s determination that his underlying Missouri conviction for sexual misconduct involving a child qualified as a crime of violence, specific...

USA v. Raymond Estrada
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41711
USA v. Santiago Anguiano
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50735
Lisa Stephens, et al v. Holcomb Logging, L.L.C., e
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60792
Delek Refining, Limited v. NLRB
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60812
USA v. Robert Lloyd
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10161
USA v. Arturo Chavez-Hernandez
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40084
United States v. Castillo-Rivera  
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10615

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence after being convicted of illegal reentry under 8 U.S.C. 1326. The court held, in Nieto Hernandez v. Holder, that Texas Penal Code 46.04 prohibiting possession of a firearm by a felon quali...

USA v. Kenneth Bruce
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11186
Diageo North America, Inc. v. Mexcor, Incorporated
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20630
USA v. Cesar Atanacio-Antonio
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41230
USA v. Wissam Allouche
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50409
USA v. Ignacio Sedano-Villafuerte
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51008
USA v. Santiago Carranza
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51149
USA v. Juan Diaz-Rebollar
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51160
USA v. Abraham Contreras-Armendaris
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40201
Joseph Chhim v. University of Texas at Austin
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-50200
USA v. Nicholas Sides
Date: September 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11204
Energy Coal S. P. A. v. CITGO Petroleum Corp.  
Date: September 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30863

Justia Opinion Summary: Energy Coal, an Italian company, filed suit in Louisiana state court after Petroleo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of a company based in Venezuela, failed to pay for services. Instead of naming Petroleo as the defendant, Ene...

USA v. Rosendo Barbosa
Date: September 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40881
Scarbrough v. Purser  
Date: September 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51045

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involves several familial disputes stemming from an employment lawsuit, an alleged extramarital affair, the death of the family patriarch, and secret recordings. On appeal, debtor challenges the district court’...

Jose Arteaga Hernandez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: September 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60700
Peter Hoffman, et al v. David Bailey
Date: September 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30121
USA v. Grabel Gonzalez
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10935
USA v. Jarvis Dawkins
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11145
Sarah Martin, et al v. Trend Personnel Services, e
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11263
Edward Celestine, Jr. v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Cm
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20745
LSR Consulting v. Wells Fargo Bank  
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20774

Justia Opinion Summary: LSR appealed the district court's grant of summary judgment denying its wrongful-foreclosure claims and award of attorneys' fees to Wells Fargo. The court concluded that Wells Fargo is entitled to summary judgment on the...

USA v. Daranski Wynder
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31073
USA v. Ramiro Ruiz
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41074
Zermeno v. Lynch  
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60206

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Mexico, seeks review of the BIA's affirmance of the IJ's denial of petitioner's applications for adjustment of status and cancellation of removal. Petitioner asserts that he is eligibl...

John Odhiambo, et al v. Loretta Lynch
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60259
Young v. Davis  
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70023

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of murder and related charges, challenged the constitutionality of his confinement and death sentence in federal district court. The court denied a certificate of appealability (COA) on petitioner's...

Ashley Thibodeaux v. TDCJ
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 16-20041
Obadiah Francois, et al v. City of Gretna
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30175
USA v. Juan Hernandez-Garcia
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 16-50024
Katch Kan USA, L.L.C. v. NLRB
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60588
Celebration Church, Inc. v. United National Insura
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30048
Arthur Rogers v. City of Yoakum, et al
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40003
USA v. Henry Vasquez
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40193
Gerald Eldridge v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 13-70023
USA v. Francisco Maya
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41114
USA v. Willie Jones, Jr.
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11006
USA v. Guillermo Nino-Mata
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40503
John Deutsh v. Jesus Becerra, Incorporated
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-50164
USA v. Lloyd Williams
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20644
Sommers v. Bank of America, N.A.  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20775

Justia Opinion Summary: Movant is the sole shareholder of Exquisite Designs, a company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009. On appeal, movant challenges the denial of his motion to intervene in a lawsuit between the Chapter 7 Trustee o...

USA v. Miguel Martinez-Abad
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41040
Holguin-Mendoza v. Lynch  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-60294

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent seeks dismissal of petitioner's petition for lack of jurisdiction, arguing that the decision of the BIA is not a final reviewable order. Alternatively, respondent argues that the petition should be dismissed f...

USA v. Sergio Castillo-Guerra
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11221
Joannie Jefferson, et al v. American Sugar Refinin
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30211
USA v. Crockett Roddam
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41143
USA v. Cesar Rodriguez-Castro
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41631
USA v. Ronald Mejia-Hernandez
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50611
USA v. Francisco Rodriguez-Alvarez
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51081
USA v. Francisco Rodriguez-Alvarez
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51100
USA v. Teslim Kiriji
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60592
USA v. Ector Valdez, Jr.
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10223
Sabeena Mishra v. Bank of America
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10292
USA v. Jaime Segura-Moreno
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40107
Robert Passmore, III, et al v. Baylor Health Care
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10358
United States v. Popa  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11153

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of attempting to fraudulently possess fifteen or more unauthorized access devices. The court concluded that the district court did not plainly err in declining to apply a three-level attempt adjus...

USA v. Daniel Silva
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40600
Bill Gates v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70024
USA v. Jose Selio, Jr.
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20134
USA v. Oscar Deleon
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41441
Robert Passmore, III, et al v. Baylor Health Care
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10358
Socorro Pascua v. American Airlines Group, et al
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10528
Gary Frakes v. Dustin Ott, et al
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20761
Mohamed Omran v. USA, et al
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30633
Louisiana State v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30962

Justia Opinion Summary: After Hurricane Katrina, Congress directed the Corps to close the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MR-GO) as a federal navigation project and restore the surrounding ecosystem. The Corps sought a cost-sharing arrangement w...

Leslie Lassberg v. Bank of America, N.A., et al
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40196
Phillip Haskett v. Continental Land Resrc, L.L.C.,
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40595
USA v. Moises Ulloa
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41735
Darryl Sterling v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30056
Ralph Janvey, et al v. Golf Channel, Incorporated,
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 13-11305
USA v. Jeramy Gage
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20577
USA v. Antonio Saucedo
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20608
Jerry High v. C. Maiorana
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30913
Lee Perry v. Railroad Commission of Texas, et al
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51042
Charles Shoemate v. Mississippi Department of Corr
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60599
USA v. John Anderson
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60906
Petro-Hunt, L.L.C. v. Williams-Southern Co., L.L.C
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10122
Stanley Powell v. Charles Wagner, et al
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-20265
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Comm'n  
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-50041

Justia Opinion Summary: The Association, a trade group representing holders of permits allowing liquor retailing in the state of Texas, seek to intervene in a lawsuit between Wal-Mart and the Commission. In the suit, Wal-Mart alleges that the r...

Melvin Valentine, Jr. v. City of Austin, Texas, et
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-50096
Marques v. Lynch  
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60065

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Brazil, seeks review of the BIA's order of removal. The court held that the documentation requirements of 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(7) do not apply to an alien who was previously validly admitt...

USA v. Rigoberto Rodriguez
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10813
Benny Falcon v. Tyler Holly
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10966
USA v. Abel Segovia-Hernandez
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11158
HDRE Bus. Partners Ltd. Grp. v. RARE Hosp. Int'l  
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30487

Justia Opinion Summary: This attorneys’ fees dispute arises out of an underlying lease dispute between HDRE and RARE. HDRE appealed the district court's award of attorneys’ fees for RARE under an attorneys’ fees provision in a lease agreement b...

Felipe Casas, et al v. Pioneer Hi-Bred Intl, Inc.
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41478
USA v. Erick Jimenez-Contreras
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41563
Jacobs Field Svc N. Amer, Inc. v. OSHC
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60342
Baker v. DOWCP  
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60634

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner worked as a marine carpenter and was injured while building a housing module designed for use on a tension leg offshore oil platform (TLP) named Big Foot. On appeal, petitioner challenges the Benefits Review B...

USA v. Cesar Ramirez-Castillo
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40038
Whole Woman's Health, et al v. David Lakey, et al
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50928
United States v. McCall  
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10894

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction after pleading guilty to one count of producing and attempting to produce child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2251(a) and 2. The court rejected defendant's claim that the distric...

USA v. Noel Espinoza-Santos
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10926
Odes Kim, et al v. Dome Entertainment Center, Inc
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10967
Syed Khalil, et al v. Mark Hazuda, et al
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20461
USA v. Torrance Scott
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30279
USA v. Brian Maweu
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30897
USA v. Jose Olivares
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41284
USA v. Luis Perez-Meza
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41530
USA v. Jose Lugo-Lopez, et al
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50407
USA v. Leobardo Cornejo-Aguirre
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40047
USA v. James Phillips
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30807
USA v. Kristopher Montemayor
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40197
USA v. Guadalupe De Los Santos
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40723
USA v. Cynthia Beltran
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40986
USA v. Jose Olivares
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41284
USA v. Jose Lugo-Lopez, et al
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50407
USA v. Jose Graciano Ramirez
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50457
Mirza Baig, et al v. Loretta Lynch
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60027
Lara v. Lynch  
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60126

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Bolivia, seeks review of the BIA's dismissal of her appeal of the IJ's denial of her asylum application based on her ineligibility under the firm-resettlement bar. The court held that...

USA v. Steven Russell
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60894
Dan Hennigan, et al v. Robert Smith
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-20241
Vinson Ballard v. Jackson State University, et al
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-60111
USA v. Alejandro Guerrero
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 14-40074
USA v. James Alexander
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10814
Alvin Green v. Traditional Heritage Village, et al
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10872
Varun Shah v. Univ of TX SW Medical School, et al
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10983
USA v. Robert Eckhart
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11005
USA v. Damon Weiss
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11027
USA v. Miller Horace
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11029
USA v. Derek Hutter
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11052
USA v. Dantana Tanksley
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11078
USA v. Rodger DePute
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11094
USA v. Trenton McLemore
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11120
USA v. Amilcar Yovani-Carrera
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11286
USA v. Timoteo Flores
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20613
USA v. Efrain Lopez-Flores
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20676
USA v. Darren Brown
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31036
USA v. Cedric Pruitt
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40273
USA v. Julio Garcia
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40613
USA v. Manuel Martinez-Andres
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41360
USA v. Abel Rodriguez-Rodriguez
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41441
USA v. Raul Gonzalez
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41555
USA v. Jose Paz-Cruz
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41557
USA v. Miguel Sierra-Torreblanca
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41560
USA v. Hector Herrera-Ruiz
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41622
USA v. Oscar Montano
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41689
USA v. Lino Perez-Delgado
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41699
USA v. Jesus Ramirez, Jr.
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41707
USA v. Christopher Breckenridge
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50542
USA v. Lea Blystone
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50801
USA v. Reginald Watson
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50983
EMJ Corp. v. Hudson Specialty Ins.  
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60254

Justia Opinion Summary: Westchester was a commercial umbrella insurer for EMJ, a general contractor building a J.C. Penney store. During that project, EMJ subcontracted with Contract Steel for steel erection services. Contract Steel purchased a...

USA v. Cesar Hernandez-Cruz
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40064
USA v. Edgar Rayon-Gonzalez
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40232
Rocky Estes v. Lanx, Inc., et al
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-60043
Barber v. Bryant  
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-60477

Justia Opinion Summary: Members of the clergy, organizations, and other citizens of the State of Mississippi challenging HB 1523. HB 1523 declares that its aim is “to provide certain protections regarding a sincerely held religious belief or mo...

Coleman v. Goodwin  
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30785

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of manslaughter, appealed the denial of his habeas petition. The court concluded that petitioner's claims are defaulted, but Louisiana prisoners can benefit from the Martinez/Trevino exception to th...

Snow Ingredients, Inc. v. SnoWizard, Inc.  
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30393

Justia Opinion Summary: SnoWizard and Southern Snow, sellers of flavored shaved ice confections, have been involved in litigation for the past ten years in state court, federal district court, and before the Patent and Trademark Office in the F...

Magee v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc.  
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31018

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, filed suit against Coca-Cola, alleging claims under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq. Plaintiff alleged that Co...

USA v. Juan Granadas-Rios
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41392
USA v. Alfredo Alvarez
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50761
USA v. Alfredo Alvarez
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50917
Elvis Barillas-Rivera v. Loretta Lynch
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60188
Dipak Chaudhari v. Loretta Lynch
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60280
USA v. Damian Alcala
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10074
Bobby Whitlock v. Lazer Spot, Inc.
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30139
United States v. Morrison  
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10170

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Gladstone and Jacqueline Morrison appeal their convictions for conspiring to submit fraudulent tax returns, aiding and abetting the filing of numerous false returns, and wire fraud in connection with the attem...

Syed Khalil, et al v. Mark Hazuda, et al
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20461
USA v. Cheryl Johnson
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20540
Nicholas Queen v. T. Outlaw
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41338
USA v. Trinidad Fernandez-Flores
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41369
USA v. Omar Gonzalez
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41531
USA v. Jose Diaz-Hernandez
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40102
Willard Allen v. Darrel Vannoy
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 14-70009
United States v. Hinkle  
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10067

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his 188 month sentence, contending that the district court erred in determining that he was a career offender within the meaning of USSG 4B1.1(a). Defendant argues that neither of his prior Texas convi...

Thomas v. Chevron  
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20490

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Chevron and Edison in Texas state court after he was captured by pirates and tortured. Chevron removed to federal court and the district court subsequently granted Chevron's motion for summar...

Betty Arnold v. National Casualty Company
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30573
Jeanette Livezey, et al v. Ernesto Fierro, et al
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41232
Unincorporated Non-Profit Assn v. City of San Anto
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50452
Employer Solutions Staffing v. OCAHO  
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60173

Justia Opinion Summary: ESSG petitions for review of an order imposing a fine for its alleged failure to properly complete the employment verification forms for 242 employees. ESSG used one person in Texas to examine original documents presente...

Dearman v. Stone Cnty. Sch. Dist.  
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60506

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the school district under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging, inter alia, that the non-renewal of her teaching contract was in retaliation for expressing her First Amendment support for a candidate for...

Frances Smith v. Board of Supr of So Univ
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30097
Husky International Elec, Inc. v. Daniel Ritz
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20526
James Chambers v. Tarrant County, et al
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10985
USA v. Curtis Ramsdale
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20436
Jay Broughton, et al v. Freestone Insurance Compan
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20708
USA v. Gie Preston, et al
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30351
David Evans v. Ruth Brouwer
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40372
Kelly Tiras, et al v. Bailey Properties, L.L.C., e
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41483
Joseph Parker v. Leaf River Cellulose, L.L.C.
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60034
Citi Trends, Incorporated v. NLRB
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60913
Wilkins v. Davis  
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-70033, 16-70002

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, sentenced to death for two murders, requests investigative and expert funding to support a state clemency petition and a successive state habeas petition. The district court denied the motion for funding and...

Christopher Wilkins v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-70002
James Chambers v. A-Avalon Corr Svc, Inc., et al
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11113
USA v. Bobby Williams, II
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20729
Cooper v. WestEnd Capital Mgmt, LLC  
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31068

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's orders refusing to enjoin arbitration and confirming an award in favor of the WestEnd Parties. The court concluded that it has jurisdiction to review the Injunction Order; the West...

Brinsdon v. McAllen I.S.D.  
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40160

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that defendants violated her constitutional rights when she was required to participate in a mock performance of the Mexican Pledge of Allegiance. The district court entered summary judgment...

USA v. Miguel Vives-Macias
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40275
USA v. Edgar Loera
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40296
USA v. Jorge Hipolito-Ramirez
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40962
USA v. Juan Flores
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41296
Cynthia Heinsohn v. Carabin & Shaw, P.C., et al
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50300
USA v. Joel Lomas-Torres
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51053
USA v. Olegario Astudillo
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51105
USA v. Douglas Jackson
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10033
USA v. Thaxter Reynolds
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30041
USA v. Felipe Millan-Flores
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40070
USA v. Felipe Millan-Flores
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40076
USA v. Channing Miller
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31297
Robert Swindol v. Aurora Flight Sciences Corp.
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60779
El Paso Electric Co. v. FERC  
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60822

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerns a scheme of planning, cost allocation, and regulation imposed by FERC on EP Electric and the Intervenor electricity providers. EP Electric appealed from three decisions in which the Commission reviewed...

Joanna Wilson, et al v. Navika Capital Group, L.L.
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20204
Darryl Robertson v. T. Werlich, Warden
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30423
USA v. Billy Lane
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40558
USA v. Rosa Melendez-Jimenez
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41197
United States v. Morin  
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50197

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), 18 U.S.C. 2250(a). On appeal, defendant challenges two special conditions of hi...

Deborah Stevens v. Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51150
USA v. Gail Owens
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60694
USA v. Cecil Pierre
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60747
Cabin Long v. Deborah James, et al
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60863
Samuel Gomez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60661
United States v. Rodriguez  
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-10579, 15-10590

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Rodriguez and Longoria were convicted of charges related to their operation of a marijuana importation and distribution scheme in Abilene, Texas. The court concluded that the evidence was sufficient for a reas...

United States v. Longoria
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10590
United Independent School Dist v. Vitro Asset Corp
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11056
Ginette Bone v. Kelli Dunnaway, et al
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30846
Operaciones Tecnicas Marinas v. Diversified Marine
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30932
USA v. Gregorio Gonzalez-Longoria
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40041
USA v. Alberto Sanchez Sid
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51153
USA v. Michael Gluk, et al
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51012
USA v. Keith Kiel, et al
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60747
USA v. Keith Kiel
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60748
USA v. Keith Kiel, et al
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60751
Mingming Li v. Loretta Lynch
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60897
Stephen Walker v. Michael Savers, et al
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10364
William Campbell v. Zayo Group, L.L.C.
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10647
USA v. Frank Orlowski
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10782
Tommy Parker v. ETB Mgmt, L.L.C., et al
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11128
USA v. Miguel Chavez-Saucedo
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11216
USA v. Anthony Shaffer
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20010
Derrick Petroleum Services v. PLS, Incorporated
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20320
Louisiana Generating v. Illinois Union Ins. Co.  
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30914

Justia Opinion Summary: After the EPA accused LaGen of violating the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401, LaGen promised, among other things, to upgrade parts of its power plant pursuant to a consent decree. LaGen then asked its insurer, ILU, to pay...

Mary Botsay v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Cmsnr
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31030
USA v. Santos Vela-Garcia
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41692
Elsa Cuellar v. SW Gen Emer Physn, P.L.L.C.
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51078
Boeta v. FAA  
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60431

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner appealed the NTSB's final decision affirming the initial decision of the ALJ which upheld the FAA's sixty day suspension of petitioner's air transport pilot certificate. The suspension order stated that petiti...

James Chambers v. A-Avalon Corr Svc, Inc.
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10104
USA v. Ramiro Rios
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-50138
USA v. Kenneth Vester
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10736
John Little, et al v. Texas Attorney General, et a
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11064
Edwina Fields v. Department of Public Safety
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30390
Romericus Stewart v. BrownGreer, P.L.C., et al
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31022
USA v. Brenda Rodriguez-Garcia
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41516
Henry Miller v. S. Fisher
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60181
Didier Semwaga v. Loretta Lynch
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60340
USA v. Aloin Benitez-Mendoza
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-60048
United States v. Minor  
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10231

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction and sentence for multiple counts of bank fraud and related offenses. The court concluded that defendant has not cited any authority recognizing his proposed exception to Franks v. Delawa...

USA v. Jaime Cavazos
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40715
USA v. Alfredo Candanoza-Ruiz
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41091
USA v. Edward Marron
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41095
Larry Kitchens v. Stolt-Nielsen USA Inc., et al
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-20091
United States v. Scribner, II  
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11031

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant filed a 28 U.S.C. 2255 petition seeking to vacate his conviction and sentence based on the ineffective assistance of counsel. Defendant alleged that trial counsel failed to notify him of a sentencing enhancemen...

Petrobras America Incorporated, et al v. Vicinay C
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20589
USA v. Quentin Jeffries
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51250
USA v. Erica Ayala
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10726
USA v. Michelle Davis, et al
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20098
USA v. Don Andrew, Jr.
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30202
Cotton v. Scottsdale Ins. Co.  
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31005

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against Scottsdale, seeking additional pay for wind-related damages to their property from Hurricane Isaac. Two months later, plaintiffs added Underwriters as defendants and alleged that they were e...

USA v. Lloyd Curry
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31092
Taylor White v. Denton County
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41455
JTB Tools & Oilfield v. United States  
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60656

Justia Opinion Summary: JTB Tools challenges the dismissal of its suit against defendants, alleging that the district court erred in granting OSHA’s Rule 12(b)(1) motion to dismiss for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction and in transferring the...

Richard v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp.  
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30003

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arises out of personal injuries sustained by Raylin Richard, an Offshore employee, while working on a drillship in the Gulf of Mexico. At issue is whether Valiant, as an excess insurer on a marine insurance pol...

In Re: Lloyd Curry
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30712
USA v. Abel Lopez
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40511
Belle Company, L.L.C., et al v. U.S. Army Corps of
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 13-30262
Dralves Edwards v. Sylvia Burwell, et al
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10807
USA v. Demarcus Peoples
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10925
USA v. Henri Morris
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20227
Scwyana Smith v. Houston Independent Sch Dist
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20652
Michael Hampton v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden, et al
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30317
Cynthia Heinsohn v. Carabin & Shaw, P.C., et al
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50300
Tesoro Ref. & Mktg. Co. v. National Union Fire Ins.  
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50405

Justia Opinion Summary: Tesoro filed suit against National Union, seeking insurance coverage under a commercial crime policy for alleged acts of forgery committed by a Tesoro employee. The district court granted summary judgment for National Un...

George Chavez v. City of San Antonio
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51111
USA v. Hugo Martinez-Gallegos
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-50180
USA v. Dayne Douglas
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10807
Lugo-Resendez v. Lynch  
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60865

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a citizen of Mexico, seeks review of the BIA's affirmance of the IJ's denial of petitioner's motion to reopen his removal proceedings. The court concluded that the BIA abused its discretion by ignoring petiti...

USA v. Carlos Sandoval
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20598
USA v. Hervey Roel
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41559
USA v. Guadalupe Venegas
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50978
USA v. Ken Nowlin
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60092
USA v. Herbert Townsend
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60704
USA v. Sanjay Sinha
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60784
Segundo v. Davis  
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-70001

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner applied for a certificate of appealability (COA) to appeal the denial of his habeas petition, claiming that Martinez v. Ryan and Trevino v. Thaler entitled him to relief from his death sentence based on the in...

USA v. Catrina Conner
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50513
United States v. Holley, Jr.  
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40360

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for conspiracy to commit a drug trafficking crime, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The court affirmed the denial...

USA v. Victor Mendoza
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41293
Doe v. United States  
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50331

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, eight female alien detainees, filed suit alleging claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 2671 et seq., as well as several state law claims, after a male CCA officer, Don...

USA v. Jose Belloc-Hernandez
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50512
USA v. Ruben Valdez-Corral
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51176
Shelter Products, Incorporated v. Amer Constructio
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30001
Barnett v. Dyncorp Int'l, LLC  
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10757

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against DyncCorp, alleging that the company failed to give him all of the pay and benefits he was owed for work he did in Kuwait. DynCorp moved to dismiss on the basis of forum non conveniens, arguin...

Bruce Copeland v. Alice Bonner, et al
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10921
Cynthia Heinsohn v. Carabin & Shaw, P.C., et al
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50300
USA v. Jesus Vargas
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51163
Darcy Martin v. Copiah Lincoln Commty College
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60501
USA v. Oscar Gonzalez-Ramos
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10026
Barry Mosher v. Indiana Insurance Company
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30128
Patrick Baker v. John McHugh
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40032
USA v. Charles Marquez
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50968
Bombardier Aerospace Corp. v. United States  
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10468

Justia Opinion Summary: Bombardier operated a fractional-aircraft-ownership program called “Flexjet.” In this appeal, Bombardier claims it is not required to remit federal excise tax on fees collected from participants in Flexjet. The court con...

United States v. Hernandez-Montes  
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40544

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to illegal reentry and was sentenced to 48 months in prison. On appeal, defendant contends that his Florida conviction of attempted second degree murder cannot be the basis of a sixteen-level cri...

Intercity Ambulance Emer Med, et al v. City of Bro
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41256
Martin Ogden v. Megan Brennan
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50698
Joseph Blyn v. Davis S.R. Aviation, L.L.C., et al
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51086
Petrobras America Incorporated, et al v. Vicinay C
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20589
USA v. Le'Ann Koss
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51173
Kathy Clark, et al v. Centene Corporation
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50606
Nelsa Reyes Alvarado v. Loretta Lynch
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60693
Sharita Giles v. Shaw School District, et al
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60709
Darcy Martin v. Dunaway Food Services
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60831
Thomas McDonnell, III v. Sandy Miller
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60905
Lindalee Slegelmilch v. Pearl River Cty Hosp & Nur
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-60021
Gary Boudreaux v. James LeBlanc, et al
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30796
Solstice Oil & Gas I, L.L.C. v. Seneca Insurance C
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30874
USA v. Leopoldo Sanchez-Soriano
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40176
USA v. Marco Madaio
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41416
USA v. Terry Irving
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60072
Southern Ins. Co. v. Affiliated FM Ins.  
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60472

Justia Opinion Summary: Southern and Affiliated provide insurance coverage for the Ogletree House, an on-campus building at the University, located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In February 2013, the house was one of several university buildings...

Marc Veasey, et al v. Greg Abbott, et al
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41127
USA v. Jason Aguilera
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10434
USA v. Laura Pearce
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10748
USA v. Darius Springer
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11026
Pullen v. Caddo Parish Sch. Bd.  
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30871

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an employee of the School Board, filed suit alleging that she was sexually harassed by Timothy Graham, another board employee, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq. The dis...

Dianne Robertson, et al v. City of Thibodaux, et a
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31110
USA v. Raymond McMillon
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40927
Kubala, Jr. v. Supreme Production Serv.  
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41507

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against his employer, Supreme, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq. After the action was filed but, according to Supreme, before it had learned of the suit, the company an...

Dianna Dodds v. City of Yorktown, Texas, et al
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41573
USA v. Evaristo Ramos-Gutierrez
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50999
USA v. Johnny Johnson
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10226
USA v. Rudgewell Chamutinya
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11248
Deutsche Bank Natl Trust Co. v. Joanna Burke, et a
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20201
Eric Borcik v. Crosby Tugs, L.L.C.
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30435
Melvin Johnson, III v. Craig Estlinbaum, et al
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40890
USA v. Victor Garcia-Vargas
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41320
USA v. Victor Garcia-Vargas
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41322
USA v. Alfredo Teutla-Cordovor
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41368
USA v. Rodolfo Borja
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50685
USA v. Norman Gamoneda-Romero
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50869
Irfanbhai Manasiya v. Loretta Lynch
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60429
Joseph Lave, Jr. v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-70006
USA v. Joseph Megwa, et al
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11344
USA v. Quentin Jeffries
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51250
Gutierrez v. Lynch  
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60693

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner seeks review of the BIA's order dismissing his appeal of the IJ's order of removal. At issue is whether petitioner became a lawful permanent resident in 2000, when the INS officer signed the I-89 Form certifyi...

USA v. Salvador Alvarado
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10479
Nicholson v. Securitas Security  
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10582

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was employed by Securitas, a security staffing company, and was placed as a receptionist at a company called Fidelity. Plaintiff filed suit against Securitas and Fidelity, alleging that they terminated her due...

USA v. Benito Sanchez-Rodriguez
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41056
USA v. Yvonne Gonzalez
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41529
Sudduth v. TX Health & Human Serv. Comm'n  
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50764

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from a suit filed by plaintiff against defendants, alleging civil rights violations. The court held that a notice of appeal of a district court’s judgment is timely filed when it is docketed in a district...

Johnson v. World Alliance Fin. Corp.  
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50881

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against WAF and RMS, alleging breach of a reverse mortgage agreement and fraudulent inducement. Plaintiff primarily argued that the property’s foreclosure could have been avoided if WAF had not issue...

USA v. Juan Arvizu-Cruz
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51023
Marlon Obando-Ayala v. Loretta Lynch
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60458
Daniel Seluk, Jr., et al v. City of Houston, Texas
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-20002
Ivory Simon v. Tim Morgan, et al
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30081
Sealed Petitioner v. Sealed Respondent  
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60697

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Ethiopia, seeks review of the BIA's decision upholding the IJ's denial of his application for asylum and withholding of removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C...

Michael Gahagan v. U.S. Citizenship & Img Svc
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31029
Combs v. City of Huntington  
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40436

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the city, alleging claims for hostile work environment, quid pro quo, and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq. On appeal, plaintiff challenged the dist...

USA v. Javier Lujan Garcia
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50918
USA v. Twayler Newsome
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51145
Gomez v. USPC  
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60449

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, an American citizen and national, was convicted of homicide and injuries in Mexico. Pursuant to the Treaty on Execution of Penal Sentences, petitioner was transferred from Mexico to the United States. At issu...

State of Texas v. EPA  
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-60118

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners challenge the EPA's action disapproving Oklahoma’s and Texas’s plans for controlling regional haze and imposing EPA’s own plans instead. The court denied EPA’s motion to dismiss or transfer because the Clean...

USA v. Mario Garcia-Balderas
Date: July 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41190
Kendall Parker, et al v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., e
Date: July 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41477
Jessica Pate, et al v. Karin Harbers, et al
Date: July 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50883
Claudia Hernandez-Abregon v. Loretta Lynch
Date: July 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60461
USA v. Michael Williams
Date: July 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60544
Crutchfield v. Sewerage & Water Bd.  
Date: July 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30709

Justia Opinion Summary: The Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project aimed to reduce flooding by improving draining canals, increasing capacity for pump stations, and constructing new pump stations. Its efforts at constructing a new cana...

USA v. Elvis Hernandez
Date: July 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41196
USA v. Federico Saldana
Date: July 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50576
Irma Gaytan De Pulido v. Loretta Lynch
Date: July 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60457
Clarence Brown v. Allison Taylor, et al
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 13-10588
Wilson Ashu v. Loretta Lynch
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60904
USA v. Brandi Pinner
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30968
Donald Dinn v. Nueces County, et al
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40875
USA v. Enrique Morejon
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40979
USA v. Abran Garcia-Peguero
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41119
USA v. Carlos Rodriguez
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41220
USA v. Wilson Vasquez
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41364
USA v. Luis Pena
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10130
U.S. Metals, Incorporated v. Liberty Mutual Group,
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 13-20433
Gomez-Perez v. Lynch  
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60808

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner conceded removeability, but cancellation as a nonpermanent resident under 8 U.S.C. 1229b(b)(1). At issue is whether petitioner's conviction for a prior Texas misdemeanor assault qualifies as a "crime of moral...

Jose Serna, et al v. TWU of America AFL-CIO
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10328
Hunter v. Berkshire Hathaway  
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10854

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, sought declaratory relief under section 502(a)(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1132(a)(3), injunctive relief, damage...

USA v. Jonathan Smith
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11080
USA v. Anthony Benjamin
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30418
Carol Peterson, et al v. C. R. Bard, Incorporated,
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30743
Holmes Motors v. BP Exploration  
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30860

Justia Opinion Summary: Holmes filed a claim for damages with the Court Supervised Settlement Program and alleged that it qualified as a "Start Up Business." On appeal, Holmes challenges the district court's decision declining to review the Cla...

April Overman v. City of East Baton Rouge, et al
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30948
Jeff Burks, et al v. Jeff Price, et al
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40799
LGD Properties, Incorporated v. Seis Lagos Utility
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40822
USA v. Pedro Juan-Solano
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40849
USA v. Pedro Juan-Solano
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40859
United States v. Puga-Yanez  
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41008

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant plead guilty to being an alien who knowingly and unlawfully entered and was found in the United States following deportation. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court committed reversible error by ap...

NLRB v. VCNCL, L.L.C.
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60669
Trevino v. Davis  
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70019

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner seeks a certificate of appealability (COA) to challenge the district court's dismissal, on the pleadings and without an evidentiary hearing, of his habeas corpus petition under 28 U.S.C. 2254. Petitioner claim...

Darrell Crane v. Carl Childers, et al
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30160
Netsphere, Inc., et al v. Jeffrey Baron, et al
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10341
USA v. Robert Strecker
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10906
Richard Kessler, Jr., et al v. Robert Wilson
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11252
Richard Skinner v. Schlumberger Technology Corp.,
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30650
Earl Johnson v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30937
RSUI Indemnity Company v. American States Insuranc
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30976
USA v. Stephen Hall
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40284
USA v. Benito Sanchez-Rodriguez
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41056
Gomez v. Ericsson, Inc.  
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41479

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against his former employer, Ericsson, asserting a claim under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq. Despite filing that federal claim in a federal forum, plaint...

USA v. Panchita Hernandez-Ybarra
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41605
USA v. Anselmo Solano-Cruz
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41686
Ahmed Ould Soufi v. Loretta Lynch
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60435
James Alexander v. State of Mississippi, et al
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60875
USA v. Charles King
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-50153
USA v. Earl Dix
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51143
Rainier DSC 1, LLC v. Rainier Capital Mgmt.  
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20375

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal stemming from a failed real estate investment, plaintiffs challenged the district court's judgments in favor of the non-arbitrating defendants. The real estate transactions underlying this appeal have alre...

Rainier DSC 1, LLC v. Rainier Capital Mgmt.  
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20383

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal stemming from a failed real estate investment, plaintiffs challenged the district court’s judgment confirming the arbitration award in favor of the Rainier parties involved in marketing the investment. The...

Steve Quibodeaux, et al v. Nautilus Insurance Comp
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40567
USA v. Carlos Carmona
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41028
USA v. Cecil Wilson
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41138
United States v. Walker  
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50646

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty without a plea agreement to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. Defendant argued that the district court plainly erred when it accepted his plea because there was...

USA v. Guillermo Villa
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50819
In Re: Greg Abbott, et al
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40482
USA v. Gransihi Mims, et al
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30434
USA v. Auburn Thomas
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30865
USA v. Thomas Malone, Jr.
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31426
USA v. Richard Buswell
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31427
USA v. Jose Velasquez-Huipe
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10937
USA v. Derrick Harris
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11069
Fannie Mae v. Maxey Holdings, L.L.C., et al
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20466
USA v. Drew Green
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30011
Michael Jett v. Tim Keith, et al
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30651
Terrance Lavigne v. Cajun Deep Foundations, L.L.C.
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30727
Singletary v. Prudential Ins. Co.  
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30762

Justia Opinion Summary: After Prudential denied coverage of a life insurance policy, plaintiff filed suit claiming that she had no notice of the exclusion for active-duty servicemen and that the exclusion is otherwise unenforceable. The distric...

USA v. Larry Butler
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30875
Julio Cardenas v. Jody Young, et al
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40786
Emilia Diaz v. Deutsche Bank
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41372
USA v. Bertha De Castorena
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50686
USA v. Robert Helms
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50745