2016 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1501 - 2000 of 3148

Douglas Mulato-Chicas v. Loretta Lynch
Date: July 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60923
USA v. Jonathan Smith
Date: July 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11080
USA v. Leslie Moskowitz
Date: July 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11181
Heather Timms v. LZM, L.L.C., et al
Date: July 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20700
USA v. Jose Cortinas
Date: July 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40401
United States v. Gomez-Valle  
Date: July 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41115

Justia Opinion Summary: The opinion issued June 29, 2016 is withdrawn by the panel, and the following is issued in its place. Defendant appealed his 34-month sentence after pleading guilty to harboring undocumented aliens for financial gain. Th...

Amish Khadiwal v. Loretta Lynch
Date: July 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60310
Houten, Jr. v. City of Fort Worth  
Date: July 1, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-10416, 15-10796

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against the City, arguing that the City's pension reforms violate the Texas Constitution, Tex. Const. art. XVI 66(d). Two district courts ruled in favor of the City. In these consolidated appeals, t...

James Tate, et al v. City of Fort Worth
Date: July 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10796
Howell v. Town of Ball  
Date: July 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30552

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a former police officer for the town, filed suit against the town and several individual defendants, alleging that defendants violated his First Amendment rights when they terminated him for cooperating with a...

Robert Ramos v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 08-70044
Markle Interests v. US Fish & Wildlife Serv.  
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-31008, 14-31021

Justia Opinion Summary: Landowners challenged the Service's final designation of critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog. The district court granted summary judgment for Landowners on the issue of standing and granted summary judgment for th...

Markle Interests, L.L.C. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31021
United States v. Bedoy  
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10438

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a former detective in the Dallas Police Department, was convicted of four counts of obstruction of justice related to a grand jury investigation. The investigation focused on defendant, who was suspected of gi...

USA v. Jose Bedoy
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10551
Hollis v. Lynch  
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10803

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, as trustee of his own revocable trust, submitted an application to the ATF to manufacture a machinegun. After the ATF denied his application pursuant to a 1986 statute that makes possession of a machinegun unl...

USA v. Jose Hernandez-Ayala
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10815
Maria Granados v. Wal-Mart Stores, Incorporated, e
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10837
USA v. Patricia Zavala
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11163
USA v. Juan Rivera-Martinez
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11171
Robert Washington v. TDCJ
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20369
Romano Woods Dialysis Center v. Admiral Linen Serv
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20614
Kamaludeen Giwa v. T. Werlich, Warden
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30334
Bacharach v. Suntrust Mortgage, Inc.  
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31009

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against SunTrust under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C. 1681, alleging that she suffered actual damages and emotional distress due to erroneous information from her credit reports. The...

Angela Braud v. Evin Spell, et al
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31075
James Dinkins v. Charles Daniels, Warden
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40552
USA v. Daniel Alanis-Garza
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41520
USA v. Ian Spence
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50226
USA v. Julian Peregrino-Rosales
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50677
USA v. Julian Peregrino-Rosales
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50678
USA v. Abel Zuniga-Navarro
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50927
Francisco Jacobo Rios v. Loretta Lynch
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60096
Shaddonna Miles v. Housing Authority of Texarkana,
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40118
Seahorn Investments, L.L.C. v. Goodman Manufacturi
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-60066
Ted Roberts v. William Stephens, Director, et al
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 13-50587
USA v. Channing Miller
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31297
Mary Roberts v. Jarvis Anderson, et al
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50219
Hartford Cas. Ins. Co. v. DP Engine  
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10443

Justia Opinion Summary: In the underlying lawsuits, individuals filed suit against DP and its employee after the individuals were injured in an industrial accident at an Entergy nuclear power plant. In this case, DP's insurers, Hartford Casualt...

Edward Sanchez v. Rodney Chandler
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10773
USA v. Michael Murray
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10785
Laura Mastronardi, et al v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11028
USA v. Abdiel Plancarte-Frutis
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20529
USA v. Lewis Brewster
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41148
USA v. Lewis Brewster
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41188
Rogers v. Pearland I.S.D.  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41115

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the district, alleging a claim of racial discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq. Plaintiff twice applied for employment as a master electrician...

Morris v. Town of Independence  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30986

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the Town and Mayor Ragusa, alleging a claim of racial discrimination under 42 U.S.C. 1981. The district court granted summary judgment for defendants. The court held that plaintiff has failed...

Smith v. Regional Transit Auth.  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31001

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, former employees of NOPSI, filed claims against RTA and others under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq., and later 42 U.S.C. 1983 and various state laws. The d...

Thomas Blankenship v. Charles Buenger, et al
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50974
USA v. Wilfredo Cuellar-Suazo
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50979
USA v. Geomar Quintero
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50985
Zhiqiang Sha v. Loretta Lynch
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60302
USA v. Jerry Robinson
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60352
Michael Fitch v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Cmsnr
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60549
USA v. Jerry Robinson
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60564
State of Texas v. EEOC  
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10949

Justia Opinion Summary: Texas filed suit seeking a declaration that an Enforcement Guidance document from the EEOC regarding the hiring of persons with criminal backgrounds violates the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 701–06. On ap...

David Payne v. American Corrections Assn, et al
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60163
USA v. Tyrone Bradshaw
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30197
Joseph Sam v. Jerry Goodwin, Warden
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30578
USA v. David Anderson
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50719
USA v. Jose Desantiago
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51109
Cesar Grijalva Limon v. Loretta Lynch
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60344
Richard Jordan, et al v. Marshall Fisher, et al
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60604
USA v. Mario De Santiago-Guillen
Date: June 24, 2016
Docket Number: 14-40514
USA v. David Fernandez
Date: June 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10847
USA v. Octavia Thomas
Date: June 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11088
USA v. Wayne Masters
Date: June 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41014
Lindsey Springer v. J. Willis
Date: June 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50829
USA v. Chad Patrick
Date: June 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50871
Jai Singh v. Loretta Lynch
Date: June 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60325
Raymond Martinez v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: June 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70017
USA v. Jose Zavala
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 13-51200
Michael Bass v. J. Morgan, Warden
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30843
United States v. Wheaten  
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51123

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed the dismissal of his 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion as time-barred under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA), 28 U.S.C. 2255(f). The court concluded that defendant's filing of an untimely...

USA v. Shawn Banta
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10700
USA v. Ronnie Flanagan
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10780
Harris v. Texas Veterans Comm'n  
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20105

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a resident of Texas and an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army, challenged the constitutionality of the residency requirements in the Hazlewood Act, Tex. Educ. Code 54.341. The Act provides...

Gonzalez v. Huerta  
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20212

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Officer Huerta under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging illegal detention, false arrest, and excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment. Plaintiff was arrested while waiting for his wife, an...

Gary Anderson v. Gene Allen, et al
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30629
USA v. Jahvar Hooks
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30842
USA v. Manuel Minjarez
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30845
USA v. Michael Noel
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30912
Roderick Rigby v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Cmsnr
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31008
USA v. Jinmy Soto-Ramos
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41425
Heggemeier v. Caldwell Cnty., TX  
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50485

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a white male, filed suit against the County and others, contending that a Hispanic voting bloc on the Caldwell County Commissioners Court eliminated his position due to his race, age, and age-related protected...

USA v. Jose Belloc
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50516
USA v. Reginald Green
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60629
USA v. Jordan Jim
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60778
USA v. William Salee
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10010
Johneveric Powell v. Zurich Services Corporation
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-60078
USA v. Nicholas Freed
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10637
USA v. Jessica Rosemergy
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10760
USA v. Richard Justice
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10895
USA v. Joseph Antonucci
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20171
USA v. Edward Davis
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30581
Charles v. Atkinson  
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30775

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit alleging that they were injured in a vehicle collision with Thomas Lee Atkinson, an employee of CFC. The district court granted summary judgment for CFC and its insurer, Amerisure. However, Atkinson...

USA v. Victor Andino-Hernandez
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41090
USA v. Everado Sanchez
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41219
USA v. Timothy Luke
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41309
USA v. Martin Margarito-Casimiro
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41328
United States v. Brown  
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50321

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence of ten years of supervised release after being convicted for failure to register as a sex offender under 18 U.S.C. 2250(a). The government concedes that the district court erred in sentenc...

USA v. Keith Hilderbrand
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50598
USA v. Bernardo Puente, Jr.
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50893
USA v. David Lang
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51142
USA v. Edward Ammons
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60415
USA v. Lenzy Benton
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60441
USA v. Craig Tobias
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41012
USA v. Jose Medrano-Camarillo
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10096
USA v. Miguel Ruiz-Cabanillas
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10294
USA v. Tommy Pina
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10462
USA v. Julian Sandoval-Torres
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10634
USA v. Corey Broadnax
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10664
USA v. Norberto Estrada
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10689
USA v. Bernardo Martinez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10743
USA v. Frances Sandoval
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10752
USA v. Donielle Ladeira
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10801
USA v. Mark Pape
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10821
USA v. Sergio Garcia-Hernandez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10878
USA v. Hector Flores-Garza
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10886
USA v. Jesus Mata-Calderon
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11003
USA v. Luis Hernandez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11023
USA v. Juan Ruiz-Del Valle
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11024
USA v. Ricardo Rodriguez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11097
USA v. Derrick Brice
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11126
USA v. Joanna Espinoza Reyna
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11160
USA v. Domingo Hernandez-Villeda
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11241
USA v. Bonifacio Gorostieta-Casas
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11277
Michael LaHood v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20169
USA v. Ali Irsan
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20397
USA v. Zebadiah Comb
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20531
USA v. Filogonio Velasquez Mejia
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20645
USA v. Eileen Pruitt
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40476
USA v. Arturo Rico-Espinoza
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40700
USA v. Celestino Canales
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40763
USA v. Emmanuel Villegas
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40769
USA v. Everardo Vera-Guerra
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40860
USA v. Sergio Garza-Garza
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40915
USA v. Abraham Ortiz
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40918
USA v. Francisco Hernandez-Lara
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40920
USA v. Carlos Jaimes-Rebollar
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40997
USA v. Emerico De Luna-Magallon
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41068
USA v. Rene Cardenas
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41087
USA v. Simon Rojo-Maqueda
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41107
USA v. Emerico De Luna-Magallon
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41108
USA v. Candelario Lucio-Garza
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41130
USA v. Jose Brizuela
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41141
USA v. Mario Alvarado-Hinojosa
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41159
USA v. Christian Tafolla-Garcia
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41224
USA v. Jorge Fuentes-Aguirre
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41236
USA v. Humberto Gamez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41252
USA v. Jairo Morales-Cortez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41253
USA v. Othoniel Pena-Trevino
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41263
USA v. Rafael Aceves-Lara
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41279
USA v. Jose Galindo-Herrera
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41282
USA v. Faustino Lara-Hernandez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41283
USA v. Daniel Pena
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41300
USA v. Mario Netro-Perales
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41310
USA v. Luis Rodriguez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41311
USA v. Luis Rodriguez-Raymundo
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41313
USA v. Lashawna Stewart
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41318
USA v. Martin Argeta-Jiron
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41323
USA v. Jose Lopez-Castellanos
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41325
USA v. Zeferino Blancas-Campos
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41337
USA v. Pablo Martinez-Ramirez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41350
USA v. Michael Elliott
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41355
USA v. Manuel Martinez-Andres
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41359
USA v. Alvaro Davila
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41367
USA v. Fernando Gomez-Ibarra
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41377
USA v. Hector Bazadoni-Loa
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41379
USA v. Arturo Barajas-Flores
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41385
USA v. Manuel Perez-Lopez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41387
USA v. Phil Lewis
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41398
USA v. Rodrigo Oceguera
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41413
USA v. Jesus Santana-Pina
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41417
USA v. Jose Landa-Capetillo
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41423
USA v. Roberto Sosa-Rivera
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41430
USA, et al v. Jose Navarrette
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41451
USA v. Pedro Cruz
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41453
USA v. Guillermo Olmedo-Mendoza
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41471
USA v. Alexis Azuara-Paz
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41484
USA v. Arturo Palencia-Contreras
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41489
USA v. Renato Torres-Robles
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41495
USA v. Oscar Mata-Alvarez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41504
USA v. Jorge Bueso-Gutierrez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41508
USA v. Fernando Soto-Rodriguez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41509
USA v. Christian Aguilar-Hernandez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41512
USA v. Derrick Hargrove
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41585
USA v. Mauro Brito-Rivera
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41594
USA v. Jesus Olivares
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41636
USA v. Nora Rodriguez-Gonzalez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41691
USA v. Jose Diaz
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41704
USA v. Roy Stojentin
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41713
Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50139
USA v. Pedro Laurian-Matuz
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50630
USA v. Henry Walker
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50645
USA v. Jose Marquez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50695
USA v. Raul Chan-Chel
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50696
USA v. Raul Chan-Chel
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50697
USA v. Angel Pina
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50756
USA v. Eddie Alviso
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50796
USA v. Mario Gonzalez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50810
USA v. Rene Perez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50828
USA v. Victor Rojero-Rios
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50926
USA v. Charles Samson
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50949
USA v. Miguel De La Rosa-Padilla
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50962
USA v. Loretta Wilkinson
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50997
USA v. Gilberto Barragan-Carrizalez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51064
Norris v. Davis  
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70010

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a death row inmate convicted of capital murder, was granted habeas relief based on the district court's finding that the jury instructions at the sentencing phase of petitioner's trial violated his Eighth and...

USA v. Amri Gonzalez
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40060
USA v. Starsky Redd
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60284
Timothy Jordan v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60594
USA v. Huey Hebert, III
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20479
Williams v. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.  
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20610

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against J.B. Hunt, alleging that he was terminated in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq. The district court dismissed the claim for lack of subject matter...

Jessie Grace, III v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30064
Gene Pettaway v. N. Vasquez
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40359
USA v. Rodolfo Casares
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40874
USA v. Rita Becerra
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50316
USA v. Francisco Olvera-Rosales
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51014
Ismael Alvarado v. U.S. Bank National Association
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51017
Marie Doux-Bahi v. Loretta Lynch
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60150
Noe Elizondo v. Loretta Lynch
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60481
USA v. Samantha Goodale
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-50420
USA v. Joshua Ramirez
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51053
USA v. Luis Porras-Chavira
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10890
EEOC v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC  
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20078

Justia Opinion Summary: The EEOC filed suit against Bass Pro pursuant to Sections 706 and 707 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq., alleging that the company engaged in a practice of racially discriminatory hiring. EEOC...

USA v. Damaso Castillo-Caceres
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40126
Freddie Fountain v. John Rupert, et al
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40802
USA v. Juan Soto-Robles
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41221
USA v. Raul Delgadillo-Nunez
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50420
Alba Mendoza-Cortez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60332
In re: Dequintan Arnick  
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10328

Justia Opinion Summary: Movant seeks authorization to file a successive 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion pursuant to Johnson v. United States. Movant's sentence was based in part on USSG 2K2.1(a)(1), under which one of his prior convictions was deemed a “...

In Re: Sherman Fields  
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-50521

Justia Opinion Summary: Movant seeks authorization to file a successive 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion pursuant to Johnson v. United States. Movant seeks application of Johnson to the differently worded "crime of violence" definition in 18 U.S.C. 924(c)...

USA v. Alfonso Penaloza-Duarte
Date: June 16, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41331
Groden v. City of Dallas  
Date: June 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10073

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, the author of several books regarding the Kennedy assassination, filed suit against the city under Monell v. Dep’t of Soc. Servs. of City of New York, alleging that the City was liable for plaintiff's unconsti...

USA v. Brian Harris
Date: June 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11226
Ricardo Salazar-Limon v. City of Houston, et al
Date: June 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20237
Luther Scott, Jr., et al v. Tom Schedler
Date: June 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30652
USA v. Francisco Garcia
Date: June 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40718
USA v. Hermelindo Angeles-Trejo
Date: June 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50954
USA v. Jose Jimenez-Trejo
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11246
USA v. Giray Biyiklioglu
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31003
USA v. Claudia Atehortua-Castro
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11095
Salazar-Limon v. City of Houston  
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20237

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that Officer Thompson of the Houston Police Department (HPD) applied excessive force and unreasonable deadly force during his arrest, causing plaintiff to be partially...

Luther Scott, Jr., et al v. Tom Schedler
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30652
Ergon-St. James, Incorporated, et al v. Privocean
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30799
USA v. Nathaniel Singleton
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30839
USA v. Armando Ibarra, et al
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40484
USA v. Eleazar Acosta-Mosqueda
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41725
Juan Melgar-Melgar v. Loretta Lynch
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60601
Davis v. Davis  
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 14-40339

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against prison officials within the TDCJ, alleging First Amendment and 42 U.S.C. 1983 claims, challenging TDCJ policies on the wearing of medicine bags, the use of pipes during Native American relig...

Derrick Ford v. Glenna Blair
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10519
USA v. Fedor Belov
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10657
United States v. Pesina-Rodriguez  
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10749

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to illegal reentry. On appeal, the court considered whether an Anders brief is appropriate when the defense lawyer filing it has confirmed that the government will file a meritorious motion to di...

Cheryl Holland v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Cmsnr
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11133
Steele v. Leasing Enter., Ltd.  
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20139

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, a class of servers employed by Perry's, filed suit alleging that Perry's violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 203(m), by charging its servers a 3.25% offset fee. When customers paid and tip...

Christopher Bridgeman, et al v. United Cntntl Hold
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20331
Thomas Wells v. J-M Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20543
Cynthia Ayers, et al v. ANR Pipeline Company, et a
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30741
Thomas Florence v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40762
USA v. Raul Cruz-Perez
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41391
Monge v. Rojas  
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50180

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtors challenged the district court’s judgment that adopted in part the bankruptcy court’s proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law. The court concluded that the district court need not sustain debtors’ objecti...

Robert Martin v. David Crain
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50710
USA v. Charles Mincy
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51057
Daljeet Singh v. Loretta Lynch
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60217
LaVan Yankton, Sr. v. Christopher Epps, et al
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60515
USA v. Damien Jackson
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10990
Michelle Berezowsky v. Pablo Ojeda
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20037
USA v. Virgilio De La Torre-Santana
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20068
Russell Hewitt v. Marcus Bedford, et al
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30187
Norvel Lassere v. Keith Carroll, et al
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30319
Brandon Lavergne v. Trent Brignac, et al
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30452
Patterson v. Aker Solutions Inc.  
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30690

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a U.S. citizen working for Blue Offshore, allegedly sustained a knee injury while working on board a Luxembourg-flagged vessel that was located off the coast of Russia. Plaintiff filed suit against Blue Offsho...

Joffrey Cleveland, et al v. USA
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30947
Jane Doe, et al v. City of Pharr, Texas, et al
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40838
United States v. Aguilar  
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50118

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for sexual abuse of a ward, arguing that the district court erred when it restricted the time for defendant to complete the peremptory challenge form. In this instance, when voir dire be...

Three Legged Monkey, L.P., et al v. City Of El Pas
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50946
Carlos Ayestas v. William Stephens, Director
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70015
Maricela Escalante-Alvarez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60725
USA v. Alfredo Carcamo
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10599
Herbert Kelleher v. Carolyn Fjord, et al
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10901
USA v. Stacey Lee-Easiley
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20382
Nicole Ryder v. Shell Oil Company, et al
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20594
Elizabeth Callan v. Deutsche Bank Trust Company
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20709
Nasir Ali v. Michael Carvajal, Warden
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30282
David Hill v. Hai Phan, et al
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30644
USA v. Candido Silva
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41415
Assoc. Builders and Contractors v. NLRB  
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50497

Justia Opinion Summary: ABC entities filed suit bringing a facial challenge to enjoin enforcement of a final rule issued by the Board that modifies procedures relating to union representation elections. The challenged rule amended the procedure...

Three Legged Monkey, L.P., et al v. City Of El Pas
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50946
Garrison Prop and Cslty Co. v. Patricia Silva
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60757
Carlos Ayestas v. William Stephens, Director
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70015
USA v. Alfredo Mayoral
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10988
Octavia Smith v. Dallas County Hospital Dist
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11370
Max Soffar v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 14-70040
USA v. Antonio Torres
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10720
Cengiz Comu v. King Louie Mining, L.L.C., et al
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10804
USA v. Donald Cox, Jr.
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10842
USA v. Andres Ramos
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11055
Deutsche Bank Natl Trust Co. v. Joanna Burke, et a
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20201
Joseph Flynn, et al v. Amer Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20220
Rosa Rodriguez, et al v. City of Houston
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20476
United States v. Martinez-Vidana  
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40470

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of reentering the United States after deportation and appealed his 50-month sentence. The court concluded that the district court did not plainly err in applying a 16-level enhancement for a prior...

USA v. Ezell Brown, Jr.
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40504
USA v. Rafael Zamora-Torres
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40509
USA v. Victor Estrada
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40742
USA v. Adislado Paredes-Rosales
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41117
USA v. Jimmy Hardin
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50483
USA v. Victor Solis
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50802
USA v. Christina Juarez
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11322
Joseph Thomas v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30469
C.C. v. Hurst-Euless-Bedford Indep Sch
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10556
USA v. Zachary Ziba
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10873
Annie Cavalier v. Nationstar Mortgage, L.L.C.
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30739
United States v. Velasquez  
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40855

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement or representation with regards to firearm records and was sentenced to 46 months in prison. The court concluded that, although the district court clearly...

USA v. Alberto Espinosa
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40863
Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50139
Torres Hernandez v. Lynch  
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60116

Justia Opinion Summary: After petitioner was ordered removed in abstentia, he filed a motion to reopen on the basis that he was unaware that a notice to appear had been issued years earlier and he never received a notice of hearing. The BIA aff...

United States v. Jimison, Jr.  
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60281

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant argued that the district court violated his right to confrontation at his revocation hearing when it allowed a law enforcement officer to testify about an informant’s statements and identification of defendant....

Jean Muvunyi v. Loretta Lynch
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60428
Country Credit, L.L.C. v. Bobbie Martin
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60734
Thomas Perez, Secretary v. Herbert Bruister, et al
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60765
USA v. Thomas Henderson
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31367
William Wilson v. Frances McGinnis, et al
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41401
USA v. Christopher Martin
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10728
Thomas Travis v. City of Grand Prairie Texas, et a
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10860
USA v. Tron Washington
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20226
USA v. Larry Favorite
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20307
Joseph Wiltz, Jr. v. Maya Welch, et al
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30165
USA v. Thomas Henderson
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30703
USA v. Bogar Galindo-Garcia
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50738
Wendell Jones v. City of San Antonio
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50797
USA v. Ramiro Aguilar-Aguilar
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51013
USA v. Aaron Willis
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60105
Sanderson Farms, Incorporated, et al v. NLRB, et a
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60333
NLRB v. Sanderson Farms, Incorporated
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60820
James Hefren v. Murphy Expl & Prodn Co., USA, et a
Date: June 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30980
USA v. Melvin Lutcher
Date: June 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31050
Joe Washington v. City of Austin
Date: June 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51024
Guaranty Bank & Trust Company v. Agrex, Incorporat
Date: June 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60445
USA v. Pamela Adenuga
Date: June 3, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10156
Donald Bloom v. Memorial Hermann Hospital, et al
Date: June 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20113
USA v. Carlos Perez-Ortiz
Date: June 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41426
USA v. Hugo Cortes-Figueroa
Date: June 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41465
Rhondy Davis, Sr. v. E. Laberneuer, et al
Date: June 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50136
USA v. Edgar White, Jr.
Date: June 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50694
USA v. Ricardo Ruiz-Govea
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10540
Lake Eugenie Land & Dev. v. BP  
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30265

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stems from an investigation into improprieties in the Court-Supervised Settlement Program (CSSP) responsible for a class of claims related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Movants Glen Lerner and Jonathan An...

Ronald Marshall v. Robert Tanner, Warden
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30441
USA v. Ricky Garrett
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51021
Macy's, Inc. v. NLRB  
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60022

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board filed an unfair labor practices order against Macy's after the company refused to bargain with the Union. Macy's petitioned for review and the Board filed a cross-application for enforcement. The court conclude...

Freddie Castillo v. Loretta Lynch
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60094
James McElhaney v. CIR
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60546
Yuliya Serova v. Loretta Lynch
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60620
Shannon Harris v. Francisco Quintana
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-20130
Solomon Ayor v. Loretta Lynch
Date: June 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60755
Buehler v. City of Austin/Austin PD  
Date: June 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50155

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Austin police officers and the City of Austin for violating his constitutional rights after officers arrested plaintiff three times for interfering with police duties while he filmed police d...

USA v. Roberto Minor
Date: June 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51062
USA v. Saul Molina-Martinez
Date: May 31, 2016
Docket Number: 13-40324
Susan Mills v. Juliet Garcia, et al
Date: May 31, 2016
Docket Number: 14-40469
USA v. Jeffrey Heathington
Date: May 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10623
USA v. Robert Hafley
Date: May 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51240
Directv Holdings, L.L.C. v. NLRB
Date: May 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60257
USA v. Jermaine Latham
Date: May 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60273
Erick Davila v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: May 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70013
John Battaglia v. William Stephens, Director
Date: May 31, 2016
Docket Number: 16-70009
USA v. Jeffrey Heathington
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10623
Environment Texas Citizen Lobby v. ExxonMobil  
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20030

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against Exxon, alleging that Exxon violated the federal permits governing operations at the Baytown industrial complex thousands of times over a nearly eight year period. The district court issued f...

Loupe v. O'Bannon  
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30535

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and Louisiana tort law against defendants after plaintiff was called as a witness in state court to testify at a bond hearing for a criminal defendant. At issue is whether a stat...

USA v. Raymond Reggie
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30568
Pirani v. Baharia  
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40538

Justia Opinion Summary: The adversary action comprises the claims, counterclaims, and affirmative defenses between two sides of a business scheme to buy, renovate, and operate a Days Inn. This appeal stems from the district court’s order affirm...

Wills v. Arizon Structures  
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41166

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners challenged the dismissal of their petition to compel arbitration under 9 U.S.C. 4, arguing that the district court erred in holding that their petition was barred by collateral estoppel. The Arizon Entities a...

Miguel Hernandez-Gonzalez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60261
Ponce-Osorio v. Johnson  
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 16-60085

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner challenged DHS's decision to reinstate an expedited order of removal. Although petitioner agrees that the court lacks jurisdiction, she formally opposes the motion and seeks a declaration of this circuit's rul...

USA v. Norman Membreno-David
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20281
Delaval v. PTech Drilling Tubulars, LLC  
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20471

Justia Opinion Summary: After Ptech terminated plaintiff's employment, he filed suit against PTech claiming that the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq. The court affirmed the district court's gra...

Jeremy Dean v. Dawn Merchant, et al
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40678
USA v. Roy Villarreal
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40919
Erick Davila v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70013
USA v. Kevin Ross
Date: May 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50647
Carolyn Barnes v. Ken Paxton, et al
Date: May 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50729
Eric Rose v. Callon Petroleum Company
Date: May 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50821
Kenneth Washington v. Copiah County
Date: May 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60160
Onesimo Contreras-Gonzalez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60410
USA v. Warren Dailey
Date: May 25, 2016
Docket Number: 16-20225
USA v. Real Property, et al
Date: May 24, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51222
Ramos-Lopez v. Lynch  
Date: May 24, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60753

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Guatemala, seeks review of the BIA's dismissal of her appeal from an IJ's denial of her motion to reopen in abstentia removal proceedings and denial of her subsequent motion for recons...

Kathleen Reynolds v. Sovran Acquisitions, L.P.
Date: May 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11191
Jerold Williams, et al v. TDCJ Corrtl Institutions
Date: May 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40704
USA v. Artemio Pesina-Arano
Date: May 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40810
Limonteco Lucas v. Lynch  
Date: May 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60106

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Mexico, seeks review of the BIA's order finding him statutorily ineligible for relief from removal under former section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 11...

Jose Magdaleno-Alcalan v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60370
USA v. John Holt
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10892
Michael Ogwude v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60869
USA v. Francisco Beltran
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10432
McKool Smith, P.C. v. Curtis International, Limite
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11140
USA v. Rafael Rivas-Lopez
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20413
Robert Skinner v. Jeffrey Gragg, et al
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20505
Dwayne Smith v. T. Werlich, Warden
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30585
Yolande Burst v. Shell Oil Company, et al
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30592
Murphy Painter v. Kelli Suire
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30820
Kenneth Cain v. Lonnie Smith, et al
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40303
Jorge Martinez v. Scott Young
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40562
Alfred Cheese, III v. Frank Lara, Warden
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40703
USA v. Juan Aguilar
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40931
USA v. Larry Nunez
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50426
Crose v. Humana Ins. Co.  
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50559

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Humana, alleging claims for breach of contract and unfair insurance practices. The district court granted summary judgment to Humana. Plaintiff submitted a claim with Humana to cover the cost...

USA v. Javier Loya-Aguirra
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50604
USA v. Sampson Cotten
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50820
USA v. Jimmy Gonzales, Jr.
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50899
Scott Sattler, II v. USA
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51237
Carlos Vallejo-Delgado v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60113
Freddy Chagala-Dominguez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60294
John Da Silva Paz v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60358
Mehrzad Asadi Eidivand v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60379
USA v. David Heredia-Holguin
Date: May 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10846
Monty Shelton v. Beinvenido Leon, et al
Date: May 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41292
Phillip Haskett v. T.S. Dudley Land Company, Inc.,
Date: May 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41459
William Freeman v. T. Werlich, Warden
Date: May 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30734
United States v. Valas  
Date: May 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50176

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for engaging in a commercial sex act with a minor in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1591. The court concluded that the district court properly instructed the jury on section 1591's scienter requ...

In Re: Valero Refining - New Orleans
Date: May 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-30526
United States v. Romans  
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: 13-40219

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Romans, Moseby, Harden, and Booker were convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana. The court concluded that a rational finder of fact could have found th...

Ethan Stewart v. State of Texas
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10319
Passmore v. Baylor Health Care  
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10358

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a health care liability suit against defendants in federal court under the court’s bankruptcy jurisdiction. Section 74.351 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code requires plaintiffs in health care...

USA v. Samuel Castro-Flores
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20053
USA v. Robert Hedrick
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40169
USA v. Adrian Becerra, et al
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40460
JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Datatreasury Corp.  
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40905

Justia Opinion Summary: DTC filed suit against JPMC and others, alleging willful patent infringement relating to electronic check-processing systems. JPMC was the first bank to reach a settlement agreement with DTC in 2005. As part of the settl...

USA v. Esequiel Cardenas-Cabrera
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41059
Mendez, Sr. v. Poitevent  
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50790

Justia Opinion Summary: After Juan Mendez, Jr. was shot to death by a Border Patrol Agent, Taylor Poitevent, Mendez's family filed suit against Poitevent for, among other things, excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment. Plaintiffs...

In Re: Schlumberger Technology Corp.
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-20267
United States v. Stanford  
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30127

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction and sentence stemming from his involvement in a synthetic marijuana distribution ring. Based on the intervening decision in McFadden v. United States, announced after defendant's trial,...

Stacey Carter v. Eldorado Casino, et al
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30188
Meadaa v. Karsan  
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30413

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, investors, filed suit contending that defendants sold securities representing shares in SaiNaith L.L.C. based on false statements that a hotel was owned by that company. The court focused on one of plaintiffs...

USA v. Derosun Boatner
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30902
Ashley Belk v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Cmsnr
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30918
Legate v. Livingston  
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40079

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a Texas prisoner, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that the Executive Director of the TDCJ violated his Eighth Amendment right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment by failing to protect him fr...

USA v. Silvestre Santacruz-Hernandez
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40260
USA v. Gerardo Saucedo-Canales
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50873
Cristina Cruz Grost v. USA
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51020
Google, Incorporated v. James Hood, III
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60205
Edwin Hernandez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60267
Bill Gates v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70024
USA v. Javier Sanchez-Perez
Date: May 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10718
Chemtech Royalty Ass'n, LP v. United States  
Date: May 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30577

Justia Opinion Summary: In a prior appeal of this tax case, the court affirmed the district court’s decision to disregard the partnership form of Chemtech Royalty Associates, L.P. (Chemtech I), and Chemtech II, L.P. (Chemtech II), for tax purpo...

Justo Roque, Jr. v. Dept of Child and Fam Svc, et
Date: May 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30985
USA v. Monroe Lee, III
Date: May 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40670
Ramon Jeanmarie, et al v. CIR
Date: May 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60275
Carlson v. Bioremedi Therapeutic Sys.  
Date: May 16, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20691

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a products liability suit against defendants after suffering severe injuries soon after being treated with defendants' product, the ProNeuroLight. At issue is the district court's denial of plaintiff's mo...

USA v. Edward Graham
Date: May 16, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20721
USA v. Christopher Marlin
Date: May 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10992
Bradford Wade v. T. Werlich, Warden
Date: May 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30494
Shirley Bennett v. Con Gravity Drainage Dist No.1
Date: May 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30649
USA v. Thomas Dessoye
Date: May 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30661
Reid Zeising v. Michael Shelton, et al
Date: May 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30795
USA v. Alicia Larrier
Date: May 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40418
Benny Montgomery v. Dyland Hale, et al
Date: May 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50742
USA v. Quentin Jeffries
Date: May 13, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51250
USA v. Jeffrey Story
Date: May 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10828
Rickey Fantroy v. First Financial Bank N.A., et al
Date: May 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10975
John Westley v. Howard
Date: May 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30228
Stacy Meaux v. U.S. Government
Date: May 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31010
USA v. Juan Barragan-Sanchez
Date: May 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41269
Joni Lozano v. Donna Independent School Dist
Date: May 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41493
Bitterroot Holdings, L.L.C. v. MTGLQ Investors, L.
Date: May 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51116
John Deutsh v. Richard Watson Insurance Agcy
Date: May 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51168
In Re: Schlumberger Technology Corp.
Date: May 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-20267
United States v. Martinez-Rodriguez  
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: 13-41292

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine and appealed his sentence of 360 months in prison. Both parties agree that the district court committed procedural error...

In Re: David Wood
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11374
Nabors Completion & Production v. Chesapeake Opera
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20170
Wellogix, Incorporated v. SAP America, Incorporate
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20184
SAP America, Incorporated v. Wellogix, Incorporate
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20187
USA v. Jose Segovia-Ayala
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30600
Daniel Martinez, et al v. Nueces County, TX, et al
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40358
Charles Torns, Jr. v. State of Mississippi, et al
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60399
Abel Ceja-Lua v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60802
USA v. Stephen Walker
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10642
USA v. Marvin Brown
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30726
USA v. Marco Munoz
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40819
Elizabeth Leal v. Corpus Christi-Nueces County, et
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41503
Pedro Cruz-Fernandez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60258
USA v. Marc Guyton
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31423
USA v. Rogelio Guerrero
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41119
Samirali Prasla, et al v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60537
USA v. Ruben Castaneda
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60809
USA v. Benito Chavira
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10635
USA v. Andres Villarreal-Parades
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41080
Fiaz Afzal v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60045
USA v. Christopher Green
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60644
United States v. Williams  
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11131

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to intent to distribute cocaine base. As part of the agreement, the Government said it would recommend defendant be sentenced at the bottom of the applicable Guidelines range. Because the Government...

Derrick Rainwater v. T. G. Werlich, Warden
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31039
United States v. Benitez  
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41160

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance and was sentenced to 63 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release. Defendant filed a pro se motion for a se...

Nathan Cook v. Michael Pearce, Warden
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50592
Vincent Bailey v. Christopher Epps, et al
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 13-60715
Perry Austin v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 13-70024
Vazquez v. DEA  
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60487

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the DEA, seeking to set aside the 2006 forfeiture of more than $7,000, and citing 28 U.S.C. 1331 and Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41. The district court granted summary judgment and di...

USA v. Fernando Esquivel
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10841
Mary King-White, et al v. Humble Independent Schoo
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20484
United States v. McGee  
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30280

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for attempted production of child pornography. The court need not and does not decide whether defendant properly preserved his objection to the sufficiency of the evidence because the co...

King v. Louisiana Tax Commission  
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30630

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiffs challenged a substantial increase in the taxes on two properties they own, the Parish sent two tax assessors to inspect the property. Plaintiffs filed suit in state court alleging violations of their sta...

Dannon Sellers v. J. Haney, et al
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30632
Daniel Martinez, et al v. Nueces County, TX, et al
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40358
USA v. Javier Flores
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41267