2016 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 3001 - 3148 of 3148

Rose Juarez v. Highland Homes, Limited, et al
Date: January 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10326
USA v. Landers Isom
Date: January 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10340
USA v. Christy McCellon
Date: January 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10526
USA v. Claudia Martinez
Date: January 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40467
USA v. Gerardo Diaz-Nevarez
Date: January 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50531
Forum Subsea Rentals v. Tarek Elsharhawy, et al
Date: January 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20717
USA v. Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Date: January 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30292
USA v. Eugenio Pedraza
Date: January 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41450
USA v. Jaime Jauregui
Date: January 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30235
Juan Perez, III v. Larry Spence, et al
Date: January 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40572
Sanderson Farms, Inc. v. Perez  
Date: January 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60215

Justia Opinion Summary: Sanderson Farms petitioned for review of the OSHRC's citation for an unguarded arbor and projecting key in violation of the mechanical power-transmission apparatus regulation, 29 C.F.R. 1910.219. In regard to the unguard...

USA v. Marrico Spears
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11267
Cal Dive International, Inc., et al v. Andrew Schm
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30300
USA v. Michael Golden
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30567
United States v. Thompson  
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40370

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for failing to register as a sex offender pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration & Notification Act (SORNA), 42 U.S.C. 16913. The court concluded that SORNA is constitutional under th...

USA v. Michelle Madrid
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40487
USA v. Vicente Saldivar
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40831
Jack Carr v. Marcus Martin
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60100
Mark Chilembwe v. Loretta Lynch
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60185
Anthony Wright v. USA, et al
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60285
Steven Eberline v. Media Net, L.L.C., et al
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60413
In Re: Shawn Burton
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60772
Richard Wolf, et al v. Bank of America, N.A., et a
Date: January 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41227
Jerry Hartfield v. Frank Osborne, Sheriff
Date: January 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20275
Donald Dominick v. Todd Barrere, et al
Date: January 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30609
USA v. Francisco Prieto-Garcia
Date: January 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40749
Tate Gresham v. Vincent Fischer, et al
Date: January 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50642
USA v. Elvis Gray
Date: January 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60371
USA v. Andres Victores
Date: January 19, 2016
Docket Number: 14-10427
Travis Blank v. Harold Eavenson, et al
Date: January 19, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11135
Krueger v. Torres  
Date: January 19, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11355

Justia Opinion Summary: After debtor flagrantly and repeatedly abused bankruptcy and court processes to retain assets for himself and defeat the legitimate claims of his business partners, the bankruptcy and district courts dismissed the bankru...

USA v. Bernardo Rodriguez-Gallegos
Date: January 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10221
United States v. Tilford  
Date: January 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10352

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to failing to file a tax return in 2006 and was sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment, one year supervised release, and restitution in the amount of $453,547.00. The district court entered an or...

USA v. James Thomas
Date: January 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10378
USA v. Carlton Taylor
Date: January 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10557
Seahawk Liquidating Trust v. Certain Underwriters  
Date: January 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30324

Justia Opinion Summary: Seahawk filed suit against insurers for proceeds covering the physical damage to a drilling rig and the loss on a drilling contract. The court concluded that, because there were two occurrences, the district court proper...

USA v. Omar Ramirez-Lopez
Date: January 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40431
United States v. Cardenas  
Date: January 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50125

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of one count of fraudulently receiving and facilitating the transportation, concealment, and sale of ammunition prior to exportation and one count of attempted exportation of ammunition in violati...

Darrell Banks v. Mosely
Date: January 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60231
USA v. Shawn Gilchrest
Date: January 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10473
Roger Butler v. International Paper Company, et al
Date: January 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30674
Elvin Cummings v. Louisiana Ctzn Prop Ins Corp.
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31125
Harold Ryals v. El Paso County, et al
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50700
Abid Hussain, et al v. Loretta Lynch
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60494
Obinna Ezeokoli v. Loretta Lynch
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60698
Alfred Fields, et al v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10034
USA v. Steven Crouch
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10559
USA v. Ayodeji Fashola
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20230
Larry Dragna, et al v. A & Z Transportation, Inc.
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30216
USA v. Jackson Desouza
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30217
USA v. Alberto Ceja-Vargas
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40495
USA v. Carol Thomas
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40580
USA v. Eusebio Varible-Gaspar
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40605
USA v. Abelardo Mejia-Jaimes
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50144
Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50412
USA v. Timothy Wetlesen
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50600
USA v. Hector Rodriguez
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60118
USA v. Hosea Blackston
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60347
In Re: Richard Masterson
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-20031
In Re: Richard Masterson
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-20036
USA v. Adrian Rios Rodriguez
Date: January 14, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50321
USA v. Clarence White
Date: January 14, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50655
USA v. Reginald Cantly
Date: January 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10474
Ocwen Loan Servicing, L.L.C., et al v. Gonzalez Fi
Date: January 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20176
USA v. Selvin Irias-Murillo
Date: January 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30490
Roger Butler v. International Paper Company, et al
Date: January 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30674
USA v. James Malady
Date: January 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50533
USA v. Kevin Coleman
Date: January 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50704
Christian Banaga-Alcaraz v. Loretta Lynch
Date: January 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60516
Local 731 v. Diodes, Inc.  
Date: January 13, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41141

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a putative class of purchasers of Diodes common stock, filed suit alleging that Diodes and its officers committed securities law violations. Despite publicly admitting that labor problems existed at its Shangh...

Sealed Appellee 1 v. Sealed Appellant 1
Date: January 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10441
Cannon v. Jacobs Field Servs.  
Date: January 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-20127

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq., against JFS after JFS revoked its employment offer for a field engineer position at a mining site after learning that plainti...

Seth B. v. Orleans Parish Sch. Bd.  
Date: January 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30164

Justia Opinion Summary: Parents of Seth B., a child diagnosed with autism, obtained an independent educational evaluation (IEE) and sought reimbursement. The district court subsequently ruled that the reimbursement was not warranted. The court...

Lance Jones v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Cmsnr
Date: January 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30298
In Re: Archer Directional Drilling
Date: January 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41539
USA v. Stephen Julian
Date: January 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50435
USA v. Michael McPherson
Date: January 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60237
Serafine v Branaman  
Date: January 12, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51151

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that the Psychologists’ Licensing Act, Tex. Occ. Code Ann. 501.001 - 501.505, violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The district court denied plaintiff's claim. The court agreed that...

Angela Anderson v. Marshall County, Mississippi, e
Date: January 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60051
Anh Le v. Loretta Lynch
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: 13-60664
Edgar Rogers v. Raycom Media, Incorporated, et al
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31074
USA v. Darin Fields
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31324
United States v. Garcia-Lopez  
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41392

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant conditionally plead guilty to a single firearm violation and subsequently appealed the denial of his motion to suppress the firearms. Officers arrived at the trailer home of Jaime Garcia to serve a felony arres...

USA v. Sterling Benningfield
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51217
USA v. Mark Davis
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60880
Ronnie McGee v. Robert Sturdivant, et al
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60905
USA v. Manuel Sandoval-Mata
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10201
H. Meachum v. Bank of New York Mellon Trust
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10237
Boaz Legacy, L.P. v. Monty Roberts
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10439
USA v. Hussain Kamal
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10652
USA v. Donzell Samuels, Jr.
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30355
USA v. Jaime Cantu-Leal
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40166
USA v. Joel Lobato-Ortega
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40386
USA v. David Wallace
Date: January 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11187
USA v. Arturo Castrellon
Date: January 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50392
USA v. Daniel Thody
Date: January 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50904
Construction Funding, L.L.C. v. Fidelity Natl Inde
Date: January 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30040
Jamar Osborne v. Travis County, et al
Date: January 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50202
USA v. Norberto Morales-Chavez
Date: January 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50274
David Atwood, II v. John Lyons, et al
Date: January 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60262
United States v. Nagin  
Date: January 7, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30841

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of bribery, honest-services wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bribery and honest-services wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and filing false tax returns. The court found no error i...

Arbuckle Mountain Ranch v. Chesapeake Energy  
Date: January 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10955

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and the putative class filed suit claiming to be post-foreclosure owners of disputed oil and gas interests. After the case was removed by defendants under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), 28 U.S.C. 1332(d)...

USA v. Jaime Palacios
Date: January 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40576
USA v. Keith Cobb
Date: January 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50583
Continental Airlines, Inc. v. Administrative Revie
Date: January 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60012
Somprasong Songcharoen, et al v. Plastic & Hand Su
Date: January 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60292
Anh Le v. Lynch  
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 13-60664

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner appealed the BIA's decision upholding the IJ's finding that he was statutorily ineligible for adjustment of status under Section 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(2)(...

Billy Sanford v. Tarrant Cty Sheriff's Dept, et al
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11259
Van Brewer v. Lawanda Hightower, et al
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-20747
Daniel Richardson v. Burl Cain, Warden
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30056
USA v. Orle Morales-Ruiz
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31296
Teresa Cooper, et al v. USA, et al
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-40998
United States v. Benns  
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-51207

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements relating to a credit application and then appealed a restitution order to HUD imposed under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act (MVRA), 18 U.S.C. 3663A....

James Doherty v. Duane Nellis, et al
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10135
Jose Hernandez v. Larry Miller Roofing, Inc., et a
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10287
Houston Specialty Insurance Co v. Meadows West Con
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30140
Kenneth Owens v. Richard Stalder, et al
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30331
Tubesing v. United States  
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30347

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, employed within the CDC in a bio-terrorism preparedness program, filed suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 1346(b) and 2671 et seq., alleging that his employers’ actions constituted numero...

John Cox v. Columbia Casualty Company
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30484
Trent Griffin, Sr. v. New Orleans City, et al
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30563
Troy Charles v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Cmsnr
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30579
Shelley Soniat v. Edward Jackson, III, et al
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40466
USA v. Jose Iraheta
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40491
USA v. Israel Zamudio-Gonzalez
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40651
Sheila Bell v. County of Galveston, et al
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41257
USA v. Any and All Funds in UBS AG
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50543
USA v. Juan Reyes-Reyes
Date: January 5, 2016
Docket Number: 13-41262
Wheat v. Florida Parish Juvenile Justice Comm'n  
Date: January 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-30788

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed an employment discrimination suit against the Commission. The district court granted summary judgment to the Commission and plaintiff appealed. The court concluded that most of plaintiff's various retalia...

USA v. James Caravayo
Date: January 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50773
United States v. Ramos-Rodriguez  
Date: January 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50846

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his convictions for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. The court concluded tha...

Miller v. Metrocare Servs.  
Date: January 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10086

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Metrocare and others, alleging various federal and state law claims. The district court dismissed plaintiff's Texas Health & Safety Code claim pursuant to Rule 12(b)(1) and granted summary ju...

Jose Hernandez v. Larry Miller Roofing, Inc., et a
Date: January 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10287
USA v. Edgar Acosta
Date: January 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50213
USA v. Juan Lagos-Medina
Date: January 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50268
USA v. Juan Lagos-Medina
Date: January 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50289
USA v. Oscar Herrera-Aviles
Date: January 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50359
Jerre Brewer v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., et a
Date: January 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60486
Gibson v. United States  
Date: January 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-31303

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and his wife filed suit against FEMA under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 2671-2680, after plaintiff was injured from a fall while exiting a trailer owned by FEMA. The district court granted summ...

USA v. James Caravayo
Date: January 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-50773
Van Tran v. Loretta Lynch
Date: January 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60422
Pro-Life Mississippi, et al v. Lindsay Horton, et
Date: January 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-60839
Occidental Chemical Corp. v. Louisiana Public Service Comm'n  
Date: January 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30100

Justia Opinion Summary: This dispute arose under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, Pub. L. No. 95-617, 92 Stat. 3117. At issue is whether the district court abused its discretion when it entered an order indefinitely staying t...

USA v. Anthony Thomas
Date: January 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30246
USA v. Miguel Hernandez-Dominguez
Date: January 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40502
USA v. Heriberto Cazares-Flores
Date: January 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40722
Gold Star Construction, Inc. v. Cavu/Rock Properti
Date: January 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-50455
Powertrain, Incorporated v. Joyce Ma
Date: January 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60132
E. C., et al v. Michael Saraco, et al
Date: January 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-60434