2016 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 2001 - 2500 of 3148

USA v. Elisa Morin
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50765
Carlos Garza-Medina v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60147
Watson v. City of Allen, TX  
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10732

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a putative class action in state court challenging the use of red light cameras within Texas and, more specifically, the legislation authorizing such cameras, Tex. Transp. Code Ann. 707.001(3), 707.002. T...

Manuel Torres-Aponte v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20362
Omar Hazim v. Schiel & Denver Book Publisher, et a
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20586
Kurian David, et al v. Signal International, L.L.C
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30464
USA v. Demetrio Regalado
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30929
USA v. Juan Garcia-Leal
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41317
GG Ranch, Limited, et al v. Edwards Aquifer Author
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50505
USA v. David Perez
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50525
Sarfaraj Momin v. Loretta Lynch
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60331
Mercado v. Lynch  
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60539

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitioned for review of the BIA's order of removal finding that his convictions for indecent exposure and making terroristic threats under Texas law are crimes involving moral...

In Re: Joseph Mole
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30647
United States v. Rodriguez  
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50239

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess and distribute pseudoephedrine. Defendant filed a pro se 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion, arguing that he did not intelligently waive h...

Valence Technology, Inc. v. KPMG Corporate Finance
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50381
Hernandez v. Lynch  
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60067

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a citizen of Mexico, was determined ineligible for cancellation of removal after an IJ concluded that his conviction for deadly conduct under Texas Penal Code 22.05(a) was categorically a crime involving mora...

Carpenter Properties, Inc. v. J.P. Morgan Chase Ba
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60309
USA v. Innocent Batamula
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 12-20630
Baker v. Deshong  
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11157

Justia Opinion Summary: OMSJ filed suit against defendant alleging, inter alia, trademark infringement in violation of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq., and the Texas Business and Commerce Code. Defendant created two websites to deconstru...

Robert Sigillito, et al v. Jerry Hollander, Jr., e
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31229
Hernandez Rosales v. Lynch  
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60424

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitioned for review of the BIA's decision rejecting the claim that he is a United States citizen and upholding an order of removal entered against him. At issue is whether pe...

Perez v. Bruister  
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-60811, 14-60816

Justia Opinion Summary: The Secretary filed suit alleging that defendants breached their fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq., when acting as trustees for an Employee Stock Ownership...

Carlos Toombs v. Dianna Massingill, et al
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10177
USA v. Ronald Hernandez
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10710
Pratt v. Harris County, TX  
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20080

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, the mother of Wayne Pratt, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that officers of the HCSD caused her son's death by using excessive force in restraining him during his arrest. Plaintiff also alleged a cla...

USA v. Jaime Genaro-Villegas
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20238
Corey Outlaw v. C. Maiorana, Warden
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30401
Willie Griffin, Jr. v. Charles Maiorana, Warden
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30496
USA v. Robert Hedrick
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40285
Intercity Ambulance Emer Med, et al v. City of Bro
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41256
USA v. Jon Royal
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50398
USA v. Leonardo Rodriguez
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50451
USA v. Edwardo Rodriguez
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50491
Richard Kreway v. Countrywide Bank, FSB, et al
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50854
Bertha Fontenot, et al v. City of Houston, et al
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20763
Ali v. Quarterman  
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41165

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an observant Muslim in the custody of TDCJ, filed suit seeking permission to grow a "fist-length" beard and wear a kufi as required by his religious beliefs. Plaintiff alleged that TDCJ's grooming policy, as a...

Wilbert Johnson v. John Rupert, et al
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41452
USA v. Freddy Garcia
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10214
Timothy White v. Regional Adjustment Bur, Inc.
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10723
Tammie Wade v. Megan Brennan
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30653
USA v. Charles Lanphier
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30738
USA v. Joseph Clark, III
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30838
United States v. Copeland  
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50208

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of sex trafficking of children in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1591. The court joined the Second Circuit in concluding that, under the version of section 1591(c) applicable to defendant, the Government...

USA v. Nathan Stutsy
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60618
USA v. Eric Carpenter
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 13-51212
Ernest Newman v. Executive Director of the TDCJ, e
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20495
Arthur Barker v. Ruth Brouwer, et al
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-40947
United States v. Olarte-Rojas  
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41408

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence after pleading guilty to one count of transportation of an alien within the United States by means of a motor vehicle for purposes of financial gain. The court affirmed the district court’...

Billings v. Propel Fin. Servs.  
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-51326, 15-50199, 15-50340, 15-50437

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs are individuals who obtained property tax loans from defendant property tax lenders in exchange for the transfer of their tax liens pursuant to Sections 32.06 and 32.065 of the Texas Tax Code. In these four co...

USA v. Jo Speck-Edgmon
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10633
USA v. Jose Barrios-Beltran
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20233
USA v. Tommy Alexander, Sr.
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20510
Di Angelo v. Wells Fargo  
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20520

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, daughter of Martin Schmidt, filed suit against Wells Fargo in Texas state court for negligence, promissory estoppel, and conversion. After removal to federal court, the district court granted summary judgment...

Jeremy Pinson v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, et al
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30537
Mark Jacques v. U.S. Sentencing Commission, et al
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30659
Keith Smith v. Dept. of Homeland Security, et al
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30925
USA v. Noel Castro
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40719
USA v. Charles Haynes
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41254
Blanca Torres v. Propel Financial Svc, LLC
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50199
Cheryl Thiery v. Texas Tax Solutions, L.L.C.
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50340
USA v. Jesus Aguilar-Sanchez
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50414
David Orosco v. Ovation Lending, L.L.C.
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-50437, 15-50199, 15-50340, 15-50437
Jean Chiedzie v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60097
Johnny Ducksworth v. Zachary Rook, et al
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60512
Edwards Family P'ship v. Dickson  
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60683

Justia Opinion Summary: The Partnership and Beher (the Lenders) loaned Community $16 million. Defendant is Community's founder, president and CEO. Defendant signed the identical loan agreements on behalf of Community and as a personal guarantor...

Carlwynn Turner v. Burl Cain, Warden, et al
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30205
Strover Mutsvene v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60841
USA v. Juan Garcia-De La Cruz
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10989
USA v. Richard Harrimon
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11175
Bourbon Saloon, Incorporated, et al v. Absinthe Ba
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30361
Whitehead v. Colvin  
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30893

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, complaining chiefly of neck pain, appealed the denial of his application for disability benefits. The court concluded that the newly submitted evidence - namely, updated treatment records - was not so signific...

James Hefren v. Murphy Expl & Prodn Co., USA, et a
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30980
Hernandez v. Pena  
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30993

Justia Opinion Summary: Six-year-old D.A.P.G. was abducted from his home in Honduras and brought illegally into the United States by defendant, his mother. Plaintiff filed a petition under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Internatio...

United States v. Harris  
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50106

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction and sentence for sixteen counts of wire fraud under 18 U.S.C. 1343. Defendant's conviction stemmed from his involvement in a scheme to obtain government procurement contracts set aside b...

River City Care Center v. HHS
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60315
Guaranty Bank & Trust Co. v. Agrex, Inc.  
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60445

Justia Opinion Summary: After David Walker received a loan from Guaranty to produce his crops of soybeans and corn, Guaranty took a production-money security interest in Walker’s crops, and Walker later delivered these crops to Agrex d/b/a FGDI...

Raymond Kimbriel v. City of Greenville Mississippi
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60489
Mozammel Hoque v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60898
Jacob Estrada v. John Healey, Jr., et al
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20475
Curtis Johnson v. Nathan Cain, II, Warden
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30702
USA v. Alan Cruz-Palacios
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40175
United States v. Contreras  
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40784

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. Because he agreed to waive his right to appeal, the government recommended that the district court grant a...

USA v. Simon Ramirez-Rodriguez
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50668
Recai Sakar v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60156
Selvin Flores Cabrera v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60264
Nemorio Mendiola-Ibarra v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60369
USA v. Andre Farmer
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60403
Kale Flagg v. Denise Elliot, et al
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31169
USA v. Sally Barraza-Mena
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51334
Hernandez-De La Cruz v. Lynch  
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60730

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner seeks review of the denial of his applications for withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). Petitioner's applications were based on his claims that he was kidnapped and...

USA v. Justin Patterson
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10209
Zzeundre Jacobs v. James LeBlanc, et al
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30101
Jared Vodanovich, et al v. Boh Brothers Const Co L
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30474
Anthony Theriot v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Cmsnr
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30760
International Offshore Svc v. Linear Controls Oper
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30786
In Re: Madro Bandaries
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31000
USA v. Jesus Hidalgo-Dominguez
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40857
Alex Zamora v. GC Services, L.P.
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50945
Neville Ratego v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60090
USA v. Hosea Cheeks
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60619
Randy Hughes v. J. Morgan, Warden
Date: April 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30078
USA v. Michael Caulfield
Date: April 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30234
USA v. Louis Handy
Date: April 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30470
James Hefren v. Murphy Expl & Prodn Co., USA, et a
Date: April 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30923
James Hefren v. Murphy Expl & Prodn Co., USA, et a
Date: April 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30980
Gregory Johnson v. Darren Cowthorn, et al
Date: April 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-31011
Tommy Harris v. William Stephens, Director, et al
Date: April 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40346
USA v. Larry Smith, et al
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 13-20542
Steve Cooper, et al v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Cm
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51343
John Coleman v. Alfreda Carrieon, et al
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10187
Charlie Rowten, et al v. Wall Street Brokerage, L.
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10333
Hux v. Southern Methodist Univ.  
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10654

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff a former SMU student, filed suit against the university, alleging nineteen causes of action stemming from his dismissal as a community advisor (CA). The only claim at issue on appeal, whether SMU breached a dut...

USA v. Joshawa Phipps
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50706
Patrick King, et al v. State of Mississippi, et al
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60079
Gregory Davidson v. Michael Gray
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60567
USA v. Walter Hampton
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 13-60404
Randolph Bowden v. Stephen Sims, et al
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 14-40791
Cooper v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Comm'n  
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51343

Justia Opinion Summary: The Commission may refuse a permit to any applicant who has not been a citizen of Texas for at least one year before filing an application. This case stems from the original plaintiffs' attempt to acquire a night club tw...

United States v. Zadeh  
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10195

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed the district court's grant of the DEA's petition for enforcement. The DEA sought medical records of 67 of defendant's patients in an investigation into violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA)...

Grupo Mexico SAB de CV v. SAS Asset Recovery, Ltd.  
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10300

Justia Opinion Summary: Grupo Mexico is closely connected to litigation pending in Mexico and sought discovery from SAS and Highland pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1782. On appeal, SAS asserts that the district court lacked subject matter jurisdiction b...

Jesse Reece, Sr. v. ALCOA Power, et al
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10912
Rodriguez v. Eli Lilly and Co.  
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20390

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a pharmaceutical sales representative diagnosed with PTSD, filed suit against Eli Lilly, alleging claims of retaliation under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. 2601 et seq., and discrimination und...

USA v. Robert Johnson
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30447
United States v. Torres-Jaime  
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40208

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to illegal reentry after deportation and subsequently challenged the district court's application of a sixteen-level sentence enhancement under USSG 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii) based on his prior Georgia...

USA v. Joel Kerscher
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40532
USA v. Marlon Dubon-Valenzuela
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40731
USA v. Fermin Serrano-Estrada
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41111
USA v. Jose Valeriano-Maradiaga
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41162
Woodrow Jones, Sr. v. Texas Juvenile Justice Dept
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41208
USA v. Jesse Powell, Jr.
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50724
USA v. Refugio Soto-Mascorro
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50106
Gomez v. Lynch  
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60661

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a citizen of El Salvador, seeks review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's conclusion that petitioner had not established a lawful admission and that, even if he had, it would not matter because expirati...

USA v. Ronnie Cabrera
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10248
USA v. Leonardo Lopez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10322
USA v. Jorge Calderon-Canas
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10417
USA v. David Mbugua
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10436
USA v. Gerardo Ramirez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10445
USA v. Rhonda Long
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10544
USA v. Cesar Zarate
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10597
USA v. Felix Gutierrez-Martinez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10612
USA v. Elpidio Murillo-Dominguez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10660
USA v. Enrique Jimenez-Rojas
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10683
USA v. William Venable
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10774
USA v. Derrick Johnson
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10809
USA v. Nickolas Short
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10816
USA v. Randy Montelongo
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10817
USA v. Jeff Noebel
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10818
USA v. Brandon Love
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10838
USA v. Burton Garner
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10867
USA v. Martin Maldonado-Torres
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10877
USA v. Donnell Hafford
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20328
USA v. Raul Martinez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20335
USA v. Michael Rambaran
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20348
USA v. Emilio Renteria
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20435
USA v. Cesar Cruz Sanchez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20444
USA v. Travis Thompson
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30613
USA v. Stephanie Lynn
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30720
USA v. Ramon Mendez-Mendoza
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40405
USA v. Everardo Fuentes-Hernandez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40642
USA v. Leonardo Olguin-Cardenas
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40686
USA v. Carlos Lopez-Saenz
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40777
USA v. Gilmar Romero
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40792
USA v. Charles Thomas
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40800
USA v. David Nicolas-Reyes
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40814
USA v. Saul Vazquez-Morales
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40825
USA v. Jose Osegueda-Soriano
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40835
USA v. Abel Apolonio-Cruz
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40841
USA v. Jorge Espinosa-Sosa
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40878
USA v. Julio Perez-Gaona
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40898
USA v. Jose Santacruz-Hernandez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40922
USA v. Lucas Kinney
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40932
USA v. Juan Urquizo
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40944
USA v. Genaro Barreno-Cujuy
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40959
USA v. Ramon Rodriguez-Pena
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40961
USA v. Daniel Dugan
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40967
USA v. Santos Castillo
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40972
USA v. Jarvis Hill
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40974
USA v. Mario Yax
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40987
USA v. Carlos Vega
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40992
USA v. Lionso Segundo-Marquez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41003
USA v. Brigido Piedra-Lucio
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41011
USA v. Alvaro Luna-Rodriguez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41027
USA v. Reymundo Moreno-Javier
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41030
USA v. Ronnie Dugan
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41041
USA v. Jehovany Estrada-Torrez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41052
USA v. Altagracia Vargas
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41063
USA v. Byron Hernandez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41088
USA v. Oscar Virgen-Vega
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41100
USA v. Pedro Maldonado, Jr.
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41103
USA v. Herber Velasquez-Lopez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41105
USA v. Pedro Lara-Romo
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41120
USA v. Pedro Sanchez-Alba
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41128
USA v. Jaime Silva-Mendoza
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41129
USA v. Jose Montoya-Rubio
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41134
USA v. Yoshio Martinez-Gonzalez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41137
USA v. Agustin Patino-Almendariz
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41144
USA v. Martin Rodriguez-Mejia
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41147
USA v. Jose Campos-Cuevas
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41151
USA v. Sergio Rodriguez-Esparza
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41153
USA v. Guadalupe San Miguel-Limon
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41167
USA v. Margarito Chavez-Trejo
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41182
USA v. Francisco Gonzalez-Vaises
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41183
USA v. Olman Herrera-Martinez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41184
USA v. Samir Hernandez-Sanchez
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41191
USA v. Carlos Izaguirre-Suazo
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41195
USA v. Jose Hernandez-Bravo
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41274
USA v. Bernabe Tapia-Osorio
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41278
USA v. Amando Mendiola-Milian
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41295
USA v. Ivan Sanchez-Diaz
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41301
USA v. Pablo Arenas-Ortiz
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41346
USA v. Roberto Rodriguez-Madrid
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41363
USA v. Jaime Tamez-Toscano
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41480
USA v. Carlos Ramos-Marron
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41525
USA v. Jason Edwards
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50281
USA v. Procopio Ramirez-Isquierdo
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50361
USA v. Hector Hipolito-Valerio
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50418
USA v. Keith Martin-Zieber
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50454
USA v. Francisco Rodriguez-Castro
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50517
USA v. Jovenal Vasquez-Segura
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50524
USA v. Shery Ledford
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50580
USA v. Jose Serna-Camacho
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50588
USA v. Michael Degner
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50798
USA v. Fausto Zuniga
Date: April 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60187
Davidson v. Georgia-Pacific, LLC  
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30925

Justia Opinion Summary: After William Davidson was diagnosed with mesothelioma, he filed suit against numerous defendants that he contended were responsible for his exposure to asbestos. After Davidson died, Davidson’s estate and family did not...

USA v. Gerardo Delbosque
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41375
United States v. Scott  
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30516

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his 108-month sentence and conditions of his supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. The court remanded for the district court to determine whether the Go...

Otto Cauley v. FNU Dawson, et al
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40219
USA v. Martel Arana-Jaimez
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40254
Aristille Collins v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Cmsnr
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41518
Jianqing Lin v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60068
Qi Lin v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60391
USA v. Tiffany Taber
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10383
USA v. Kenneth Jones
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10691
Terry Stewart v. IAM, et al
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20279
Michael Wiggins v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30055
In re: William Goode  
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30643

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a criminal defense attorney practicing in Lafayette, Louisiana, challenged his six-month suspension from the Western District of Louisiana. The suspension was imposed due to his violation of L. Crim. R. 53.5,...

USA v. Armando Arizmendi-Hernandez
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40336
USA v. Adolfo Rauda-Constantino
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40850
USA v. Inoel Rodas-De Leon
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41170
Hallmark-Phoenix 3, L.L.C. v. NLRB
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60011
Bobby Higginbotham v. State of Louisiana
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30753
Abraham Shakeri, et al v. ADT Security Services, I
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10539
USA v. Jeremias Ovalle-Chun
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40970
Carol Davis v. Killeen Independent Sch Dist, et al
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50960
Victor Rojas v. Ginnie Kirkpatrick, et al
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-51119
Adv Technol Bldg Solutions LLC, et al v. City of J
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60069
United States v. Chaker  
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20026

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, in an attempt to shield a residential property from foreclosure, transferred his assets through two entities and caused three bankruptcies to be filed. The district court convicted defendant of bankruptcy frau...

USA v. Saul Herrera
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50422
Hamilton Properties, et al v. American Insurance C
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10382
USA v. Jose Saucedo-Olguin
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10880
Nikita Goffney v. Martha Koomer, et al
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20166
Johnnie Hardman v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Cmsnr
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30449
Brendia Ford v. British Petroleum, P.L.C.
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30898
United States v. Mahmood  
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40521

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, seven counts of health care fraud, and seven counts of aggravated identity theft. Defendant was sentenced to 135 months' imprisonment and or...

Martin Harry v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Cmsnr
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50567
USA v. Kenneth Collins
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50880
Jamie Miller v. County of Choctaw, et al
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60323
USA v. Julius Taylor, Jr.
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60542
Cardenas v. Stephens  
Date: April 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70025

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner seeks a certificate of appealability (COA) to challenge the denial of his second federal petition for habeas corpus. Defendant claims that he is entitled to relief from his death sentence because Texas law enf...

Louie Schexnayder, Jr. v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 13-30981
United States v. Ongaga  
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20235

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Andrew Mokoro, Herman Ogoti, Alfonso Ongaga, and Rebmann Ongaga appealed their separate convictions for conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and related offenses. Defendant, Kenyan nationals, married members of...

USA v. Enrique Mendez, et al
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41284
United States v. Ramirez-Salazar  
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50996

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed the district court's denial of his motion to dismiss his indictment for illegal reentry under 8 U.S.C. 1326(a) as time-barred. Defendant contends that he was "found" for purposes of section 1326(a) on...

United States v. Barker  
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51117

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his convictions for one count of possession of child pornography and four counts of attempt to receive child pornography. The court affirmed the district court's admission of the out-of-court statement...

Wendt v. 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc.  
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10309

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against 24 Hour Fitness, alleging that their membership contracts did not strictly comply with several technical provisions of the Texas Health Spa Act, Tex. Occ. Code Ann. 702.304, 702.305, 702.401...

Phi-Nga Le v. HBO2Works, L.L.C., et al
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10958
Prospect Capital Corp. v. Mutual of Omaha of Omaha  
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20345

Justia Opinion Summary: In this declaratory judgment action, at issue is which party, either Prospect or Mutual Bank, had priority under Texas law in certain collateral. Prospect obtained a money judgment for approximately $2.3 million against...

USA v. Julia Morris
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20410
USA v. Jose Garza, Jr.
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50649
Diaz v. Kaplan Higher Educ., LLC  
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50655

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff lost his position as a paralegal instructor, he filed suit against Kaplan under the anti-retaliation provision of the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. 3730(h). The district court granted summary judgment...

Jose Granados-Chavez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60033
Deborah Alverson v. Harrison County, Mississippi,
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60365
USA v. Stephanie Castrena-Zambrano
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41243
Dallas/Fort Worth Int'l Airport Bd. v. Inet Airport Sys.  
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-10390, 15-10600

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal involves a breach of contract dispute between the parties regarding the proper configuration and installation of rooftop air handling units for passenger boarding bridges. The court concluded it was error to...

USA v. Dekerion Lewis
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30657
Matthew Wiggins v. Janet Northrup, Trustee
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40606
USA v. Arcides Cruz-Hernandez
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40865
Maria Escamilla, et al v. Webb County Texas, et al
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40947
USA v. Floriberto Garcia-Melendres
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40953
USA v. James Roberts, Jr.
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50654
Thomas Payne v. University of Southern MS, et al
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60291
USA v. Cydric Coleman
Date: April 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10331
Cashman Equipment Corporation v. Boh Brothers Cons
Date: April 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30038
Johnnie Hardman v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Cmsnr
Date: April 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30449
Randy Frickey v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Cmsnr
Date: April 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30788
Burell v. Prudential Ins. Co.  
Date: April 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50035

Justia Opinion Summary: After Prudential denied plaintiff's claim for long-term disability benefits, plaintiff subsequently filed suit against Prudential under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq. The dist...

USA v. George Kelley
Date: April 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50549
USA v. Jeffrey Gunselman
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 13-10409
Jonathan Ruiz v. James LeBlanc, et al
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30500
Franklin Miranda Rodriguez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60840
Miguel Segovia-Rivas v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60889
USA v. Edgar Diaz
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10076
Felicia Carter, et al v. Westlex Corporation, et a
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20561
Cripps v. Louisiana Dep't of Agriculture & Forestry  
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30524

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, brothers who worked in the pest control industry, filed suit against LDAF and LDAF's Assistant Director David Fields, in his individual capacity, alleging various claims related to the hearings before LDAF fo...

In Re: Deepwater Horizon
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30574
USA v. Arnold Alaniz
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50566
USA v. Maximino DeLeon
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50712
Google, Inc. v. Hood  
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60205

Justia Opinion Summary: Mississippi's Attorney General, James M. Hood III, appealed the district court's grant of a preliminary injunction prohibiting Hood from enforcing an administrative subpoena or bringing any civil or criminal action again...

EEOC v. Rite Way Serv., Inc.  
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60380

Justia Opinion Summary: The EEOC filed an antiretaliation claim on behalf of Mekeva Tennort. The district court granted summary judgment for Rite Way. The court noted that it has long been the law in this and other circuits that a plaintiff con...

Shaileshkumar Shah v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 11-60594
Rodgers v. Lancaster Police & Fire Dept.  
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10402

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff's son, Anthony Hudson, died from a gunshot wound, plaintiff filed suit against the Lancaster police and fire departments, law enforcement officers, and a hospital and its medical personnel. The district c...

Raymond Payton v. Blair's Bail Bonds, Inc.
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30278
USA v. Giray Biyiklioglu
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31003
USA v. Denair Riley
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31163
USA v. Ralph Castro
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10638
USA v. Tevin Wright
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10892
Mohamed Omran v. Metrejean, et al
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30269
USA v. Felipe Pena
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40064
United States v. Soto  
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40478

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence for unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon. Defendant claimed that the district court erroneously applied the cross reference in USSG 2K2.1(c)(1)(A) without giving defendant a three-...

USA v. Jose Lozano, Jr.
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40846
USA v. Wilfredo Ramirez-Figueroa
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50785
USA v. Steven Harris
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50904
Edwin Velasquez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60080
Prince Ndulu v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60095
Antoinette Lampkin v. Melinda McAlister
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20775
Deloris Phillips v. City of Dallas, et al
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10042
USA v. Arnulfo Maldonado
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10247
Yumilicious Franchise, L.L.C. v. Barrie  
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10508

Justia Opinion Summary: Yumilicious, a Texas frozen yogurt company, filed suit against franchisees based in South Carolina after disputes over the franchise agreement arose. Defendants filed a countercomplaint with various counterclaims. The di...

Pershing, LLC v. Kiebach  
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30396

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, investors who suffered financial losses as a result of R. Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme, alleged that Appellee, a clearing broker for Stanford Group Company, failed to disclose adverse financial information....

In Re: Deepwater Horizon  
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-30597, 15-30598

Justia Opinion Summary: Duwayne Mason appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Seacor, as well as the denial of Mason's motion to be recognized as a plaintiff who opted out of the class action settlement at issue in t...

James Hinson v. Techtronics Industries Factory, et
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30890
Gary Coffman, et al v. Alvin Community College
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40619
USA v. Sergio Nery
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50565
Wal-Mart Distrib. Center v. OSHC  
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60462

Justia Opinion Summary: Wal-Mart petitions for review of the decision of the Commission finding that the company failed to comply with 29 C.F.R. 1910.132(d)(1), which requires the company to perform a hazard assessment of its distribution cente...

Chakakhan Davis v. City of Vicksburg, Mississippi,
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60635
Jeffrey Cowart v. D. Lavergne
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20770
USA v. H. Frazier
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60313
Luis Lopez Escobedo, et al v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60732
Rideau v. Keller Indep. Sch. Dist.  
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10095

Justia Opinion Summary: Parents of a severely disabled child (T.R.) prevailed in a suit against the school district where the child was abused by his special education teacher. A jury awarded a substantial verdict and the school district challe...

Leland Howard v. Kurt Doyle
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10952
Gerald Brown v. Home Depot USA, Incorporated
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30489
USA v. Esmin Espinoza-Erazo
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30596
Evelyn Jeansonne v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30706
Sandra Underwood, et al v. General Motors, L.L.C.
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30831
Alebamon Marine Services, LLC v. Ocean Marine Cont
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30928
United States v. Martinez-Romero  
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40246

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence after the district court held that his prior conviction for attempted kidnapping under Florida law constituted a crime of violence pursuant to USSG 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii). The court concluded...

USA v. Jean Francisco
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40939
USA v. Lawrence Day
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41077
USA v. Erasto Zenil-Chavez
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41154
USA v. Gerardo Montes-Nunez
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50675
USA v. Clarence Lee
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60082
Andres Guillen-Silverio v. Loretta Lynch
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60296
United States v. Del Castillo-Barron  
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60623

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of illegal reentry of a previously deported aggravated felon. On appeal, defendant challenged the district court's denial of his motion to suppress evidence obtained after a traffic stop. The cour...

USA v. Emmanuel Hemphill
Date: April 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51280
W & T Offshore, Incorporated v. Apache Corporation
Date: April 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20158
Willie Triplett v. James LeBlanc, et al
Date: April 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30243
United States v. Winding  
Date: April 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60249

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was indicted for sexual battery, domestic violence, and aggravated assault of his 16-year-old daughter, while he was on supervised release for failing to register as a sex offender. The district court revoked h...

USA v. Pedro Gonzalez-Francisco
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-40456
USA v. Jorge Olalde-Gonzalez
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10869
World Fuel Serv. Singapore PTE v. Bulk Juliana MV  
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30239

Justia Opinion Summary: WFS Singapore filed suit attempting to recover a debt arising from the supply of fuel oil bunkers in Singapore to a Panamanian-flag vessel, which is beneficially owned by a United States company, operated and managed by...

USA v. Mazda Rasasy
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30583
Paul Black v. Toby Shor, et al
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40294
USA v. Jonathan Cabello-Castillo
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40743
USA v. Andre Routt
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41174
USA v. Jose Zavala-Acosta
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50154
USA v. Sherrod Whitley
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50626
USA v. Hector De Hoyos
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50773
Louis Doss, et al v. John Young, Jr., et al
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50832
Intl Energy Ventures Mgmt, LLC v. United Energy Gr
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20552
Demond Cook v. Burl Cain, Warden
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30425
USA v. Juan Ademo-Miranda
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41011
Robert Kramer v. A. Castaneda, et al
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50472
Mark Walters v. Brad Livingston, et al
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51116
Patrick Uzomba v. Bexar County Adult Deten Ctr, et
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51152
USA v. Cydric Coleman
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10331
USA v. Kamardeen Ogunleye
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10830
USA v. Stanley Thaw
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10949
Willindon Jordan v. Turner Industries Group, LLC
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30866
USA v. Daniel Gomez
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40714
USA v. Pablo Huinac-Hernandez
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40957
USA v. Reyes Ramos-Salazar
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41378
United States v. Narez-Garcia  
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-50076, 15-50077

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to illegal reentry following deportation and the district court applied an eight-level enhancement based on his prior Arkansas conviction of aggravated assault on a household member. The court co...

USA v. Jose Narez-Garcia
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50077
Ramiro Canales v. Ronald Fox, et al
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50488
Josiah Watson v. B. Mosley, Warden
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60335
W. Burton, et al v. Nationstar Mortgage, L.L.C., e
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60672
Regina Foster, et al v. Areya Holder
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10278
Braatz, L.L.C., et al v. Red Mango FC, L.L.C, et a
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10498
Handy Teemac v. Frito-Lay, Incorporated, et al
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10772
Regina Foster v. Areya Holder
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10778
USA v. Michael Kincaid
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10940
USA v. Michael Caulfield
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30234
USA v. Jason Bradberry
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30281
James Spikes v. Jason Williams, et al
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30411
USA v. Pedro Lopez-Salgado
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41050
Peter Barber v. USA
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60614
John Battaglia v. William Stephens, Director
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-70009
United States v. Bowen  
Date: March 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-40654

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Bowen, Vega, and Salazar were convicted of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The court concluded that the evidence was sufficient to convict Vega and Bowen; in regard to Salazar...

Perry Luig v. North Bay Enterprises, Inc.
Date: March 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10087
Kelly Hall, et al v. Phenix Investigations, Inc.,
Date: March 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10533
USA v. Lenin Mendoza
Date: March 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10624
USA v. Juan Vasquez
Date: March 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40327
Idalia Sosa-Perdomo v. Loretta Lynch
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60328
Luig v. North Bay Enter., Inc.  
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10087

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stems from a dispute over whether plaintiff breached the contract between the parties by failing to deliver a helicopter that met the specifications of the purchase agreement. The district court sua sponte gr...

Precision Builders, Inc. v. A.F. Global Revest Ind
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30848
Flores Rodriguez v. Salgado Yanez  
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40048

Justia Opinion Summary: Pedro Antonio Flores Rodriguez petitioned for the return of his child, A.S.F.S., from the girl's mother, Yolanda Ivonne Salgado Yanez, under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and...

Frew v. Janek  
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40229

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, a class of children eligible for Texas's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment program, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 for violations of federal Medicaid law. Plaintiffs subsequently entered...

USA v. Genaro Garcia-Garcia
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40869
USA v. Clifton Rivers
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50744
USA v. Raymundo Pina
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50792
Derrick Johns v. John Kaelblein, III
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50969
USA v. Steven McGrew, Sr.
Date: March 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10142
USA v. Steven McGrew, Sr.
Date: March 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10150
Fekri Owda v. Loretta Lynch
Date: March 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60368
Dab Bishwakarma v. Loretta Lynch
Date: March 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60517
Osprey Underwriting Agency, et al v. Natures Way C
Date: March 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30602
USA v. Juan Angulo Mora
Date: March 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40765
Vidal Reyes v. Loretta Lynch
Date: March 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60048
Harold Blakely v. City of Laurel, et al
Date: March 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60718
USA v. Esperanza Jaimes-Benitez
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10992
Kale Flagg v. Denise Elliot, et al
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31169
USA v. Jose Ibarra-Rodriguez
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41358
Yanping Liu v. Loretta Lynch
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60871
Albert Harris v. Marsha Moberly, et al
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20075
Willis Wiley v. William Stephens, Director
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20145
USA v. Fredy Chino-Bernal
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20319
USA v. Kendall Williams
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30482
Chanse Ceasar v. City of Eunice
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30732
USA v. Marcus Goynes
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40684
John Wallace v. John Rupert, et al
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40750
USA v. Marcos Leal
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40854
USA v. Elvin Pineda-Oyuela
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40993
USA v. Jesus Martinez, Jr.
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50126
USA v. Julio Aleman
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50324
Hallmark-Phoenix 3, LLC v. NLRB  
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60011

Justia Opinion Summary: Hallmark, a government contractor providing vehicle maintenance services at two United States Air Force bases, petitioned for review of the Board's order requiring the company to make severance and accrued vacation payme...

USA v. Donald Lamb
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 13-50569
USA v. Pedro Montes-Lopez
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41192
Mihail Calos, et al v. Loretta Lynch
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60820
USA v. Drayon Conley
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10550
Uptown Grill, LLC v. Shwartz  
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30617

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Shwartz and his family owned and operated the Camellia Grill restaurant, which was originally located on Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans. Shwartz formed and wholly-owned CGH. After Hurricane Katrina, Shwartz agr...

USA v. Jose Campuzano
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40207
Malin Int'l Ship Repair v. Oceanografia, S.A. de C.V.  
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40463

Justia Opinion Summary: Malin filed suit against OSA for the balance of its unpaid invoices for work, services, materials, and supplies that it had provided to OSA at the request of Con-Dive. The court affirmed the district court's denial of OS...

USA v. Alberto Chavez-Suarez
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40479
USA v. Cesar Cortez-Rocha
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41152
USA v. Juvencio Macedo
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50237
Thiago Dias v. Loretta Lynch
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60091
Donald Holmes v. Northrop Grumman Corporation, et
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60414
Tracey Johnson, et al v. City of Shelby, Mississip
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60511
United States v. Freeman, Jr.  
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30220

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and other controlled substances, as well as possession with intent to distribute cocaine, filed a 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion, raising numerous al...

Yvonne Demarce v. Caesars Entrtnmt Oprt Co. Inc.
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60011
Nicholas Roberson v. Myron Batts, Warden
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10243
Hassan Pejouhesh v. Capital One Bank
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20114
USA v. James Baldemoro
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20300
Saratoga Resources, Inc. v. Lexington Insurance Co
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20343
Naquin, Sr. v. Elevating Boats, LLC  
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30471

Justia Opinion Summary: In the underlying lawsuit, Larry Naquin was using an EBI land-based crane to relocate a test block when the pedestal of the crane snapped, causing the crane to topple over and sustaining injuries as result. Naquin subseq...

Patrick Mouton v. Michael Neustrom, et al
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30473
Savoie v. Huntington Ingalls, Inc.,  
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30514

Justia Opinion Summary: Joseph Savoie was employed at the Avondale Shipyard between 1948-1996. The Avondale Shipyard fulfilled contracts from the federal government. The specifications for Navy and Coast Guard vessels required asbestos insulati...

Brian Waterman v. McKinney Indep School District
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40458
USA v. Antonio Rodriguez-Trujillo
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40594
Pete Keller, Jr. v. Coastal Bend College
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40710
Larry Gresham v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40748
USA v. Michael Matthews
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40955
Ayestas v. Stephens  
Date: March 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70015

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of murder and sentenced to death, appealed the denial of relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254, and the denial of investigative assistance under 18 U.S.C. 3599(f) to develop evidence that might prove his prev...

USA v. Larry Smith, et al
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 13-20542
Bank of America, N.A. v. Fulcrum Enterprises, L.L.
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20532
Higginbotham v. State of Louisiana  
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30753

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of malfeasance in office and felony theft, petitions this court for federal habeas relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254, contending that he was denied meaningful appellate review because of an incomple...

USA v. Scott Sherman
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41354
United States v. Dvorin  
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-10142, 15-10183

Justia Opinion Summary: Jason Dvorin appealed his conviction of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Dvorin's appeal has been consolidated with the appeal of Mindy Sauter, the attorney who prosecuted defendant during his first trial. Dvorin asserte...

USA v. Jason Dvorin
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10183
USA v. Rachel Hardy
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10608
USA v. Anthony Thomas
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30295
Timothy Robertson v. Allen Correctional Center
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30359
Amy Smith v. Touro Infirmary, et al
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30851
USA v. Fabian Echartea-Alvarado
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40030
USA v. Jimmy Gomez-Navarro
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40419
James Logan v. Warden Fed Corr Facil Beaumont
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40553
USA v. Mauricio Lizama-Portillo
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40809
James Whitaker v. Moroney Farms Homeowners' Assn
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40926
Ambrea Fairchild v. All Amer Check Cashing, Inc.
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60190
Norman v. Stephens  
Date: March 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-70034

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner appealed the district court's denial of his petition for a writ of habeas corpus based on two claims of ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC). The court denied petitioner's application for a certificate of a...

USA v. Vencent Scales
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10725
Castle Point National Ins Co. v. Phillip Biagas
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10224
Robinson v. J & K Admin. Mgmt. Servs.  
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10360

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a former employee of J&K, filed suit claiming unpaid overtime wages. On appeal, defendants challenged the district court's order compelling collective arbitration of plaintiff's complaint. After disposing of p...

USA v. Juan Cruz
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10376
USA v. Alfred Brooks
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11143
Entergy Gulf States LA, LLC v. EPA  
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30397

Justia Opinion Summary: Entergy filed a reverse-Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, suit against EPA to prevent the disclosure of documents requested by Sierra Club via a FOIA request. Sierra Club appealed the district court's deni...

United States v. Hernandez-Hernandez  
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40480

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sixteen-level sentencing enhancement under USSG 2LL1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii) based upon a prior conviction for assaulting a federal officer and inflicting bodily injury, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 111 (a)(1)...

USA v. Jose Hernandez
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40996
USA v. Rufino Loredo-Mendez
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41693
USA v. Nicholas Flores
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50149
USA v. Javier Meza
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50150
Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50548
BIS Salamis, Inc. v. DOWCP  
Date: March 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60148

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners appealed the Board's final order granting Claimant benefits under the Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), 33 U.S.C. 901–950. The court concluded that more than a scintilla of evidence supports...

USA v. Billy Gentry
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10232
USA v. Michael Cadena
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10406
Janvey v. Romero  
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10435

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court Appointed Receiver for the Stanford International Bank Ltd. filed a fraudulent transfer claim against defendant, a former international advisor to the Stanford entities. The court concluded that there was a leg...

Continental Insurance Company v. David Dawson
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10510
USA v. William Huffman
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10643
Jaclyn Jurach v. Safety Vision, L.L.C.
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20018
Darrin Hill, et al v. New Orleans City, et al
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30062
Melquiades Mendiola, Jr. v. Cameron Cty Dist Atty
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40014
USA v. Henry Gill
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40568
USA v. Jonathan Sanchez-Ramos
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40806
USA v. Jaime Cisneros
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40816
USA v. Cesar Castillo-Gonzalez
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50650
USA v. Myra Zubia
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51127
Kriss Camp v. Potter County, et al
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10079
McLoba Partners Limited v. Robert Adkins, Sr.
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10203
Albert Richard v. John Doe
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20077
Joanne Schermerhorn, et al v. Robert Kubbernus, et
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20246