2017 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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USA v. Rocky Marquez
Date: December 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41205
Roman Mateo-Zeferino v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: December 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60772
Cox v. Provident Life & Accident Insurance Co.  
Date: December 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60831

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Provident on breach-of-contract and tortious-breach-of-contract claims stemming from two disability insurance policies that Provident issued to plaint...

Randall Haler v. Boyington Capital Grp, L.L.C.
Date: December 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40229
Jonathan Isom v. Valley Forge Insurance Company, e
Date: December 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60014
United States v. Smith  
Date: December 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10819

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for possession of firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence. The court held that the district court did not err by including the government's requested jury instruct...

USA v. Carl Wiley
Date: December 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51089
USA v. David Hines
Date: December 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30270
USA v. Anson Chi
Date: December 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40610
USA v. Anson Chi
Date: December 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40656
USA v. Anson Chi
Date: December 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40861
USA v. Victor Luna-Uscanga
Date: December 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11809
Kenneth Mercer, et al v. Patterson-UTI Drilling Co
Date: December 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20604
USA v. Clarence Singleton
Date: December 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31196
USA v. Aaron Beasley
Date: December 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10945
USA v. Michael Derrow
Date: December 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40660
Josselyn Bermudez-Diaz, et al v. Jefferson Session
Date: December 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60020
Scott Carmell v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40103
USA v. Marcelino Chan-Xool
Date: December 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41667
USA v. Romualdo Espinoza
Date: December 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20325
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. v. Designed Conveyor S
Date: December 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30062
USA v. Benjamin Guidry
Date: December 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40705
Trent Taylor v. Marion Williams, et al
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11355
Jonathan Marshall, Sr. v. Myron Batts, et al
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11409
USA v. Tracy Truelove
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11453
USA v. Stephen Mack
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11555
USA v. Shane Dreyer
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11579
USA v. Giray Biyiklioglu
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31107
Archer and White Sales, Inc. v. Henry Schein, Inc.  
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41674

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision reversing the magistrate judge's grant of a motion to compel arbitration. In this case, plaintiff alleged violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act, 1 U.S.C. 15, and...

USA v. Jose Ortiz-Castro
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41725
Kamran Ahmed v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60775
Carlton Turner v. Jake Baird, et al
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30024
USA v. Dustin Raney
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30103
USA v. Wade Bergeron
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30280
USA v. Michael Dillon
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30401
USA v. Jason McLaughlin
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40263
USA v. Martin Barcenas-Patino
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50156
Kimbley Hill v. City of Austin Public Works, et al
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50609
Gilberto Osorio Diaz v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60018
Mark Robertson v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-70013
USA v. James Gatlin
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10174
USA v. Iran Zavala
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11311
USA v. Omar Cole
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11529
USA v. Bradley Sargent
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11610
USA v. Noe Davalos-Cobian
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11693
USA v. Fernando Trejo-Casas
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11696
USA v. Burl Blaylock, IV
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11705
USA v. Miguel Gutierrez
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11796
USA v. Tomas Moreno-Turrubiates
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40283
USA v. Julius Christopher
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41468
Wilkerson v. University of North Texas  
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41716

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of summary judgment to the administrators of a university on their immunity defenses. Plaintiff filed suit alleging that he was deprived of his property interest in...

USA v. Luis Loza
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51416
Barnhart Ranch Company, et al v. CIR
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60834
USA v. Quincy Goodson
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10038
USA v. Arturo Melendez
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10108
USA v. Lazaro Sagrero-Urena
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10112
USA v. Quinton Demus
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10122
USA v. Joe Gonzales
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10174
USA v. Kenneth Richardson
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10195
USA v. Rachel Perry
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10198
USA v. Noah Lester
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10205
USA v. Victor Moreno-Ontiveros
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10213
USA v. Jaime Avila, Jr.
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10215
USA v. Ignacio Moroles, Jr.
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10220
USA v. Favian Mendoza
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10221
USA v. Markus Warren
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10259
USA v. Lynn Smirl
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10260
USA v. William Walls
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10304
USA v. Erick Soriano Dominguez
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10325
USA v. Dequan Willard
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10364
USA v. Bruce Rash
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10425
USA v. Ruben Balleza
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20264
Karen Saragusa v. Countrywide, et al
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30083
USA v. Jose Servin-Escalera
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40111
USA v. Luis Gonzalez
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40152
USA v. Keith Oser
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40176
USA v. Domingo Cruz-Miguel
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40203
USA v. Lino Hernandez-Benitez
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40205
USA v. Efrain Macedo-Perez
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40247
USA v. Frank Spezzano, III
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40275
USA v. Victor Huijon-Leon
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40278
USA v. Alejandro Arenas-Cepeda
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40282
USA v. Offir Mosquera
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40283
USA v. Jorge Rivera, Jr.
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40286
USA v. Javier Perez-Aviles
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40310
USA v. Juan Martinez-Hernandez
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40315
USA v. Juan Martinez-Hernandez
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40326
USA v. Jose Echartea-Mendoza
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40353
USA v. Carmelo Rodriguez-Vasquez
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40356
USA v. Javier Fuentes-Sequera
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40379
USA v. Mario Mejia-Lopez
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40383
USA v. Jorge Gallegos-Avila
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40388
USA v. Rosendo Tovar-Balleza
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40393
USA v. Jeiner Perez-Perez
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40452
USA v. Ovelia Torres-Arguijo
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40507
USA v. Pedro Gonzalez-Garcia
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40538
USA v. Luis Garcia-Martinez
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40550
USA v. Candido Lopez-Rojas
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40564
USA v. Carlos Noyola-Barrientos
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40603
USA v. Fredrick Rose
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50063
USA v. Steve Tyler
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50081
USA v. Juan Quiroz, III
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50158
USA v. Adrian Baca
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50163
USA v. Adela Hernandez
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50289
USA v. Jose Vega-Vasquez
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50305
USA v. Raymond Ibarra
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50318
USA v. Warren Johnson
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50382
USA v. Juan Hernandez-Gaudillo
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50478
Willie Washington v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-70009
Juan Salgado v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 14-60507
USA v. Mario Sosa
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20640
USA v. Joe Guzman
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11228
Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. v. Humble Surgical Hospital, LLC  
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20398

Justia Opinion Summary: Cigna filed suit against Humble seeking overpayments and Humble counterclaimed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Texas state common law. The district court concluded that Cigna's claims and de...

Anson Chi v. Andrew Stover, et al
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41637
USA v. Tonie Gonzalez-Pacheco
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41714
Solomon v. Lockheed Martin Corp.  
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10046

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's holding that it lacked jurisdiction over relator's claims based on the public disclosure bar of the False Claims Act (FCA). Relator filed suit against his employer Northrop...

Jeremy Hendricks v. Matt Bingham, et al
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40144
USA v. Eduardo Ramirez
Date: December 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41452
USA v. Daniel Morin
Date: December 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10110
Manson Gulf, LLC v. Modern American Recycling Service, Inc.  
Date: December 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30007

Justia Opinion Summary: After a longshoreman stepped through a hole in a decommissioned oil platform and fell 50 feet to his death, his spouse filed a negligence action against Manson. The platform sat atop a barge chartered by Manson, who orde...

USA v. Tremell Armstead
Date: December 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30439
USA v. Javier Cisneros
Date: December 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40417
USA v. Jose Rubio-Sorto
Date: December 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41661
USA v. Kyle Mieth
Date: December 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11714
United States v. Kizzee  
Date: December 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20397

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated defendant's conviction for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. The court held that the pro...

USA v. Dennis Roe, Jr.
Date: December 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10138
USA v. Raymundo Martinez-Vaca
Date: December 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10214
Julieta Gomez Olvera v. Juan Nelligan
Date: December 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20077
USA v. Esteban Casabon-Ramirez
Date: December 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40227
USA v. Jaime Duenas-Rodriguez
Date: December 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40845
Fengdi Liu v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: December 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60064
United States v. Crain  
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60146

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and to using interstate facilities to transmit information about minors. The Fifth Circuit dismissed defendant's appeal based on claims of Federal Rule of Crimi...

USA v. Willie Washington
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11331
USA v. Damion White
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11614
USA v. Jocelyn Pyles-Elo
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20822
Claimant ID 100211268 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31118
USA v. Onan Aleman-Rodriguez
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40430
United States v. Lerma  
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41467

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence, holding that the Texas aggravated robbery statute, Texas Penal Code 29.03, qualifies as a "violent felony" under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. 924(e). In...

Pejman Nassiri v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60718
Aida Morales-Sucuc De Garcia, et al v. Jefferson S
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60747
Jorge Sanic-Lopez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60838
Geronimo Gutierrez v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70028
Samuel Diaz v. Gregg Abbott, et al
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20104
Babin v. Quality Energy Services, Inc.  
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30059

Justia Opinion Summary: Babin, employed by Quality, developed carpal tunnel syndrome and had several surgeries. Three months after he returned to work, his employment ended. Babin participated in Quality’s employee benefit plan, which provided...

USA v. Noe Navarro-Jimenez
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40599
Jon Deutsch v. Jesus Becerra, Incorporated
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50109
USA v. Mark Garza, Jr.
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50133
Jeff Cox v. Full Service Auto Parts, Inc.
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50456
Wesley Howard v. Maxum Indemnity Company
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11746
Danny McCadney v. Louis Hamilton
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30572
USA v. Jose Ortiz-Chavira
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40470
Reveal Energy Services, Inc., et al v. Matthew Daw
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20568
Peaker Energy Group, L.L.C., et al v. Cargill, Inc
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30031
Mercato Elisio, L.L.C. v. John Deveney, et al
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30202
Lesly Gatheright v. Haley Barbour, et al
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60149
Lyda Swinerton Builders, Inc. v. Oklahoma Surety Co.  
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20195

Justia Opinion Summary: OSC filed suit challenging the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of LSB on OSC's duty to defend, OSC's breach of that duty, and OSC's liability under the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act (PPCA). OSC a...

USA v. Derrick Tatum
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20741
Jeffrey Westbrook v. David Doughty, et al
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40282
Mendias-Mendoza v. Sessions  
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60381

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied the petition for review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's denial of a motion to reopen petitioner's deportation 23 years after the final deportation order. The court held that the BIA did...

Norvin Lopez-Lezama v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60743
Rajesh Gautam v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60804
Steven Long v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70010
Ronnie Allen v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10093
Mark Hanna v. James LeBlanc, et al
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30457
Paul Butts v. Marcus Martin, et al
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41640
USA v. Cleto Tarin, et al
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11221
USA v. Francisco Gonzales
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11292
Steven Strong, et al v. Bank of America, et al
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11346
USA v. Jack Gossett
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11607
USA v. Melissa Veatch
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11730
USA v. Sidronio Castillo-Olascuaga
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11807
Cooper Industries, Limited, et al v. National Unio
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20539
USA v. Alan Leschyshyn
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20738
Robert Back v. TDCJ-CID, et al
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41207
United States v. Thomas  
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41264

Justia Opinion Summary: 18 U.S.C. 1030(a)(5)(A) prohibits intentionally damaging a computer system when there was no permission to engage in that particular act of damage. The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of knowingly causing t...

USA v. Othon Robledo-Cruz
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40248
Paul Butts v. Marcus Martin, et al
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41640
Jose Lopez-Cristales v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60650
Marivel Moreno Hernandez, et al v. Jefferson Sessi
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60799
Joe Amerson, Jr. v. Andrew Howorth, et al
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60810
City of Walker, et al v. State of Louisiana, et al
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30768
Kenneth Buholtz v. Bart Carroll, et al
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40578
JSI Communications v. Travelers Cslty & Surety Co.
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60233
Derrick Allen v. Envirogreen Landscape Prof Inc
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31247
USA v. Garland Miller
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31266
USA v. Victor Huijon-Leon
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20186
USA v. Kenny Ignacio-Francisco
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40363
Ricky Ewing v. Druetta Taylor, et al
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60400
Ricky Ewing v. Mikel Peabody, et al
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60412
Sheldon Simmons v. Ryan Garrett, et al
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20647
United States v. Wise  
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20808

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of defendant's motion to suppress evidence that officers found in his pockets. The court held that the police did not establish an unconstitutional checkpoint by stop...

USA v. Francisco Romero
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51470
Roberto Colmenero-Loredo v. Jefferson Sessions, II
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60707
Neville Lyimo v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60783
Kenneth Griffith v. Alcon Research, Limited
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20290
Jennifer Marks v. Randy Smith
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30525
USA v. Julio Herrera Cano
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50131
USA v. Javier Ramirez-Tovanche
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50346
USA v. Ivory Harris
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60096
Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C., et al v. Henry Robin
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60103
Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C., et al v. Alicia Floy
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60111
USA v. Randy Wesson
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10909
Patrick Jackson v. UTMB, et al
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20449
USA v. Agusto Lazo-Aguirre
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20467
USA v. Joseph Henning
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41187
Aracely Puerto-Martinez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60759
USA v. Conrado Partida-Calles
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10561
USA v. Adan Hernandez-Nunez
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40118
USA v. Arnulfo Zepeda, Jr.
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40267
USA v. Frank Pate
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40510
Kristin Phillips v. Caris Life Sciences, Inc., et
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11299
USA v. Fredrick Cain
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11601
USA v. Daniel Norton
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51016
Frederick Robinson v. Jackson State University, et
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60760
USA v. Terry Bridgewater
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10039
USA v. Megan Kemp
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10224
Reza Ahmadi v. Lorie Davis, Director, et al
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20052
USA v. Thomas Hanes
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30162
Swenson v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Co.  
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30374

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's claims, holding that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1132, preempted state law claims. The court held that, althoug...

USA v. Guadalupe Jurado
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50064
Stephanie Odle v. Wal-Mart Stores, Incorporated
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10347
Kristin Phillips v. Caris Life Sciences, Inc., et
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11299
Albert Lynch v. J. Valez, et al
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20721
USA v. Arturo Gonzalez-Perez
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41189
Ernesto Adrian-Favela, et al v. Empire Scaffold, L
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41493
Carlos Ascencio-Vanegas v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60643
USA v. Brian Huett
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10520
Linda Porter v. Exxon Mobil Corporation
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20231
David Johnson v. Real Estate Mtge Network, Inc., e
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20347
Archie Johnson v. City of Bastrop
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30393
Austin v. Davis  
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 13-70024

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for the State in this capital murder case. The court held that petitioner failed to present clear and convincing evidence sufficient to overcome t...

United States v. Sanjar  
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20025

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit withdrew its prior opinion as to Defendant Adam Main and substituted the following opinion in its place. The only changes to the prior opinion are in sections V(B), VII(A), and the conclusion. The cour...

USA v. Raul Rangel
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11686
USA v. Brian Cavalier
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30962
USA v. Heather Gantt
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51283
USA v. Henry Green
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30156
City of Walker, et al v. State of Louisiana, et al
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30768
Johnny Reader v. USA
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40123
Buford Randle v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40293
Garcia v. Berryhill  
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40362

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of social security disability benefits to plaintiff. The court held that the ALJ's decision not to follow the VA's 100% disability rating determination was supported...

Felipe Del Angel, et al v. La Joya Independent Sch
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41099
United States v. Farrar  
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11161

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for possessing, while in federal prison for a child-pornography offense, obscene depictions of a minor engaged in sexually-explicit conduct (images). The cou...

Philip Garner, et al v. Life Partners, Inc., et al
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11436
USA v. Antonio Ayala-Nunez
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11542
USA v. Silton Goutreaux
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11585
USA v. Wayland Hinkle
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11646
Richard Miller v. Edith Clement, et al
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31217
USA v. Rafael Partida-Zaragoza
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41549
City of San Antonio, Texas v. Hotels.com, L.P.  
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50479

Justia Opinion Summary: The hotel occupancy tax applies only to the discounted room rate paid by the online travel company (OTC) to the hotel. The Fifth Circuit vacated the district court's judgment in a class action asserting that the service...

USA v. Trini Espinoza
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50681
USA v. Ellis Morganfield
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51097
USA v. Anthony Bell
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10167
USA v. Victor Diaz-Gomez
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10347
USA v. Samuel Frazier
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60144
Pla of Gulf Coast, Inc, et al v. Rebekah G
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30987
Said Nepomuceno v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60804
Anthony Thomas v. John Mills, et al
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10061
USA v. Storm Blanton
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11685
Derrick Allen v. Envirogreen Landscape Prof Inc
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31247
USA v. Eduardo Rocha, Sr.
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50900
USA v. Jose Gazca-Solis
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51173
USA v. David Diehl
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51455
Jesus Garibaldi-Hernandez v. Jefferson Sessions, I
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60685
USA v. Antonio Cauich-Gamboa
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10096
USA v. Damien Castillo-Murion
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10184
Eric Flores v. R. Moore, et al
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20236
USA v. Archie Goodman
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50094
Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C., et al v. Stacy Mille
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60108
USA v. Zacarias Moncivais
Date: November 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41598
USA v. Jesse Skyberg
Date: November 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51458
USA v. Jesus Sidon
Date: November 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10062
USA v. Eric Davila
Date: November 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40215
Lowell Green v. State of Texas Government, et al
Date: November 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50165
Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C., et al v. Darlene Hay
Date: November 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60113
USA v. Emilio Garcia-Pinedo
Date: November 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10107
USA v. Tares Hearn
Date: November 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30171
Clyce v. Butler  
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11010

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court held that when a minor's parents bring a lawsuit on his behalf as next friends, the statute of limitations for those claims is not tolled during his period of minority if they were aggressively litigat...

USA v. Romar Bernard
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11197
United States v. Guerra Pleitez  
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20570

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of children by force, fraud, or coercion. As part of his plea agreement, he agreed to pay restitution to the victims. After defendant's trial counsel wa...

USA v. Juan Orozco-Vazquez
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41546
United States v. Hernandez  
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-51226, 16-51240

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed Defendant Hernandez and Mendoza's sentences after they pleaded guilty to wire and bank fraud charges arising out of their modified Ponzi scheme. Defendants, two former credit union employees, i...

USA v. Hilda Mendoza
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51240
Rogelio Morin Velaquez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60087
Vann v. City of Southaven  
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60561

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 after Jeremy W. Vann was shot and killed by police in a retail parking lot when he was maneuvering his car in an effort to escape. The district court granted summary judgment for...

USA v. Atanacio Cruz-Rivera
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10609
In Re: Juan Pinales
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-11080
Autry Jones v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20006
Collins Nyabwa v. Corrections Corp. of America
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20119
Collins Nyabwa v. Corrections Corp. of America
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20120
USA v. Julio Martinez
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40104
USA v. Anthony Wagner
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50243
Thomas Utterback v. Trustmark National Bank, et al
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60249
USA v. Russell Pryor
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20470
Ronald Jacobs v. Wade Rigdon, et al
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30765
Longru Wei, et al v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60744
Eric Flores v. Unknown TDCJ Officials
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10265
Patricia Reed v. Madison County, Mississippi
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60433
USA v. Russell Pryor
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20470
Cooper Industries, Ltd. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co.  
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20539

Justia Opinion Summary: Cooper filed suit against National Union after the insurer denied a claim under a commercial-crime insurance policy. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's take-nothing judgment against Cooper. Determining that...

USA v. Brent Justice
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20554
Maldonado Investments, L.L.C. v. State Farm Fire &
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31206
Sealed Petitioner v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60512
Ronnie Davis v. James LeBlanc
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30486
Ronnie Davis v. James LeBlanc
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30892
USA v. Kiandrick Onick
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11258
Bob Ahmadi v. Sergeant Jones, et al
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11667
Vauda Shipp, Jr. v. Zack Hawthorn, et al
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41693
USA v. Chadrick Waters
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51084
Daniel Kelley v. J. Buscher, et al
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60694
Sandra Najera-Mejia v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60704
USA v. Octavia Winters
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60754
Saul Reed v. Receivable Recovery Svc, LLC
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30414
USA v. Leobardo Vasquez-Ruiz
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40249
USA v. Juan Arredondo
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60036
Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C., et al v. Elvert Horn
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60112
SEC v. Paul Downey, et al
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11578
USA v. Jose Ramirez Galvan
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11653
EEOC v. BDO USA, LLP  
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20314

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit withdrew its prior opinion and substituted the following opinion. The court vacated the district court's holding that production of a privilege log pursuant to an employment discrimination investigatio...

USA v. Carmen Hernandez
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20492
United States v. Hankton  
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-31126, 16-31144, 16-31152

Justia Opinion Summary: When defendants were originally sentenced, each received a sentence reduction for previously serving time on related state charges. The government then requested that the district court "correct" defendants' sentences pu...

USA v. Derrick Smothers
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31144
USA v. Terrell Smothers
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31152
USA v. Jacob Russell
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51171
Oscar Cruz-Cruz, et al v. Maria Calymayor-Barrios
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51199
Dennis Jimenez-Padilla v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60782
Collins Nyabwa v. Pam Lychner
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20121
USA v. Fernando Lemus-Gonzalez
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40162
USA v. Benito Martinez-Ipina
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40382
USA v. Jose Meza-Flores
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40402
Brunson v. Nichols  
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 14-31350

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a federal inmate, filed suit under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), and under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), alleging retaliation after he filed a gr...

USA v. Royce Newton
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11670
USA v. Hortencia Medeles-Arguello
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20055
USA v. Michael Taylor
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41388
USA v. Lawrence Madrid
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51179
Victor Reyes-Bonilla v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60824
Vance Anderson v. Hearts With Hope Foundation
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20021
Collins Nyabwa v. Pam Lychner
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20121
USA v. Juan Saucedo-Duran
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40284
Ricky Ewing v. Denstiny Richie, et al
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60176
USA v. Lindsey Amos
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60206
Motion Medical Technologies, LLC v. Thermotek, Inc.  
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11381

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of judgment as a matter of law to defendants, concluding that federal law preempted ThermoTek's unfair competition claim and that ThermoTek failed to prove its damage...

McKinley Thomas v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20597
McKinley Thomas v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20769
United States v. Kelly  
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31043

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The court held that, although the alternate juror's presence during deliberations violated Federal Rule of Cri...

USA v. Jose Soto-Ortiz
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41043
USA v. Jaime Ramos-Calleros
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41601
Juan Garcia Salas v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60823
USA v. Curtis Sealy
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10025
USA v. Edric Robinson, Sr.
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10152
Antywane Williams v. Judge Cox, et al
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30304
Henry Rosenthal v. Allstate Prop & Cslty Ins Co.
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30433
USA v. Luis Ruiz-Dominguez
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40099
USA v. Rene Molina-Cuellar
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40141
USA v. Euneisha Hearns
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40355
Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C., et al v. Marilyn Mat
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60104
Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C., et al v. Cassandra C
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60106
Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C., et al v. Marvell Duc
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60109
Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C., et al v. Ben Dove, e
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60116
Melton v. Phillips  
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-10604

Justia Opinion Summary: An officer who has provided information for the purpose of its being included in a warrant application under Hart v. O'Brien, 127 F.3d 424 (5th Cir. 1997), has assisted in preparing the warrant application for purposes o...

Linda Eaton-Stephens v. Grapevine Colleyville ISD
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11611
Windham v. Harris County, Texas  
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20686

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for defendants on plaintiff's failure to accommodate claim under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12132, and on hi...

USA v. Richard White
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20810
Granville Rose v. Camille Buras, et al
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31171
Louisiana Cleaning Sys, Inc. v. Ollie Tyler, et al
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31192
Alexander v. Verizon Wireless Services, LLC  
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31227

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment dismissing plaintiff's complaint for failure to state a claim against Verizon under the Stored Communications Act (SCA), 18 U.S.C. 2701–2712. The court applied an...

Iron Thunderhorse v. Bill Pierce, et al
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41323
USA v. Adrian Pena
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51351
Ndeye Thiam v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60014
USA v. Roger Langston
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10041
Steven Baughman v. Ron Hickman, et al
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20200
USA v. Jeffrey Ellis
Date: November 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11538
USA v. Fredrick Cain
Date: November 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11601
USA v. Hector Rea-Ponce
Date: November 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10016
USA v. Jesus Dominguez-Portillo
Date: November 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40475
Sharon Bolton v. City of Hattiesburg
Date: November 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60474
Evans v. Davis  
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 14-11099

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of petitioner's claim that the cell phone found in the victim's home, and the subsequently discovered call records linking him to the scene of the murder, were obtai...

USA v. Christian Alvarado-Martinez
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41437
USA v. Wayne Worley, Jr.
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11816
USA v. Alejandro Villena
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20619
Bridges v. Empire Scaffold, LLC  
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41493

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Empire in a suit filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 206(a), 207(a). Plaintiffs alleged that Empire failed to compensat...

Michelle Skyy, et al v. City of Arlington
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10529
USA v. Michael Cornelious
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20020
USA v. Anthony Dartez
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30069
USA v. Melvin Jackson
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30387
Michael Alexander v. Greg Hamilton, et al
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50258
Hernandez-Castillo v. Sessions  
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60847

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native of El Salvador, petitioned for review of the BIA's order upholding the denial of his motion to reopen removal proceedings and declining to reopen proceedings sua sponte or to grant administrative clo...

USA v. Hector Parrales-Guzman
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20700
USA v. Gilberto Morales
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40636
USA v. Johnnie Owen, IV
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41497
USA v. Michael Corsten
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41635
John Futch v. Cheron Nash
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51222
Yanjun Xin v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60680
Wilson Rivera-Torres v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60812
USA v. Alexis Estevez
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40536
Ruben Ramirez v. Steve McCraw, et al
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-70028
United States v. Gibson  
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20323

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendants' convictions for conspiracy to defraud Medicare, pay unlawful kickbacks, and launder money. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to support the convictions; there was no m...

USA v. Oscar Mata-Alvarez
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41504
USA v. Tina Ortega
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11777
United States v. American Commercial Lines, LLC  
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31150

Justia Opinion Summary: After a tugboat collided with an oil-filled barge and caused 300,000 gallons of oil to spill in the Mississippi River, the United States filed suit against ACL, the statutorily-defined responsible party under the Oil Pol...

USA v. Omar Mireles-Gaona
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40488
USA v. Travis Winstead
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50206
USA v. Kevin Petit
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51382
Tim Barlow v. Nancy Berryhill, Acting Cmsnr
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10406
Collins Nyabwa v. Unknown Jailers at CCA
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20066
Troy Davis v. Jonathan Roundtree, et al
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30207
Kora Mauricio-Ixtla, et al v. Jefferson Sessions,
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60032
USA v. Dennis Brass
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30868
Fernand Autery v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden, et al
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31096
Donald Young, et al v. Robbye Waldron, et al
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41117
Favaz Ur-Rehman v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60770
USA v. Diego Castilleja-Limon
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10324
Eric Flores v. R. Moore, et al
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20103
Internal Revenue Service v. S. Davis, Sr., et al
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30015
USA v. John Zimmerman
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40037
USA v. Julio Hernandez-Archila
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50059
USA v. Julio Hernandez-Archilla
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50071
William Stamps, Jr. v. Fredrick Menifee, et al
Date: November 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30664
Trent Taylor v. Marion Williams, et al
Date: November 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10498
USA v. Michael Goss
Date: November 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11591
USA v. Joseph Ramirez
Date: November 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11715
Aristeo Sanchez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60592
Anthony Griffin, et al v. Amerada Petroleum Corpor
Date: November 3, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30165
John Teamah v. Applied Materials, Inc.
Date: November 3, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50364
United States v. Amieva-Rodriguez  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41198

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence of 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute more than 50 kilograms of marijuana. The court held that the district court prope...

Roger Connell, et al v. Wells Fargo & Company, et
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20679
USA v. Louis Boyd, Jr.
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30577
George Alvarez v. City of Brownsville
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40772
USA v. Daniel Collins
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30125
USA v. Vanessa Aguayo
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40128
Law Offices of Michael Nevarez v. Joe Monge, et al
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50319
USA v. Herbert Anderson
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 14-11202
USA v. Larry Maxey
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11628
USA v. Juan Guzman-Sanchez
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20636
USA v. Steven Banks
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30892
Kevin Muth v. Pam Hearn, et al
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31073
Larry McCray v. USA
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31205
USA v. Zantana Brauher
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41597
Rosemeyere Dias-Faria v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60337
Margarita Rivas-Portillo v. Jefferson Sessions, II
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60553
Matthew Leachman v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20008
USA v. Vincent West
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30137
Gwendolyn Atkins v. Southeast Community Health Sys
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30257
Brian Gordon v. UTMB, et al
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40223
Carlos Sandoval v. Rex Tillerson, Secretary, U.S.,
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40454
Scott Graves v. Guadalupe Valley Regn Med Ctr
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50083
Paul Copeland, Jr. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et a
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50414
Leonardo Villegas-Sarabia, et al v. Elaine Duke, e
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50993
Villegas-Sarabia v. Sessions  
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-60639, 15-50993

Justia Opinion Summary: In these consolidated appeals, petitioner and his father sought review of the BIA's holding that petitioner was inadmissible to the United States and ineligible to adjust his citizenship status because his conviction for...

Lincoln v. Turner  
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10856

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of defendant's motion to dismiss based on qualified immunity. After police shot and killed her father, plaintiff alleged that defendant picked her up, threw her over...

Jimmy Williams v. State Wide Claim Service, et al
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11314
USA v. Susan Williams
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11446
USA v. Joseph Rojas
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11703
USA v. Miguel Gutierrez
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11795
Boris Clewis v. Billy Hirsch, et al
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20272
United States v. Rios Marroquin  
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-40367, 16-40368

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to illegal reentry. Defendant was sentenced in part based on two points for a North Carolina conviction for a drug offense in 2005. Another two point...

USA v. Rafael Marroquin
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40368
USA v. Francisco Sanchez-Villarreal
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41119
United States v. Soza  
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41689

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's calculation of defendant's criminal history points after he pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of firearms with altered and obliterated serial numbers. Howe...

United States v. Iverson  
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51034

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sentencing Guidelines' obstruction-of-justice enhancement covers false statements made to obtain appointed counsel. Defendant pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender and challenged the length of his p...

Ma Soto Castro v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60618
Wildman v. Medtronic, Inc.  
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50010

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging breach of express warranty under Texas law, after a Medtronic device implanted in his back to relieve pain did not last as long as the company promised. The Fifth Circuit held that the warra...

USA v. Raymondo Acuna
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11225
Lou Tyler v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, L.L.C., et al
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11291
Lou Tyler v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, et al
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11295
Ma Soto Castro v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60618
USA v. Richard Jasso
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10337
Elizabeth Shirey v. Wal-Mart Stores Texas, L.L.C.
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20298
James Leonard v. Gideon Daniel, et al
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41599
USA v. Carla Leal
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41705
Gurmeet Singh v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60696
USA v. Armando Ramirez-Hernandez
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10326
USA v. Phillip Williams
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10359
Detra Barrett v. American Airlines, Inc.
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10649
USA v. Juan Gutierrez
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20067
Rodney Tow v. T. Bulmahn, et al
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30077
Malcolm Bezet v. USA
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30303
USA v. Mario Cordova-Zarate
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40133
United States v. Pittsinger  
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11096

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a minor. The court held that the district court did not make a definitive and conclusive statement regarding the sentence to...

Wanda Binion v. U.S. Bank, N.A.
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11137
USA v. Edwin Peralta-Castro
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20833
USA v. Brian Graco
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31166
USA v. Thomas Lovette
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40999
USA v. Andres Hernandez-Vasquez
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41547
Nathaniel Mingo v. Bossier Maximum Corrtl Facil, e
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30148
Elijah Ratcliff v. State of Texas, et al
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40337
Joan Williams v. USA
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10759
USA v. Jennifer Morrison
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11657
James Durham v. Dee Anderson
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11825
USA v. Jose Quintanilla
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20555
USA v. Jorge Agustin-Garcia
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41041
USA v. Gelacio Cendejas-Renteria
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41195
Linda Smith v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41432
USA v. Tomas Rodriguez
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41505
PlainsCapital Bank v. Michael Rogers
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41654
USA v. Magaly Malagon Sandoya
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51141
Anil Kumar v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60372
Mbunta Nkongho v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60606
USA v. Christopher Lessner
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10245
USA v. David Williford
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30108
USA v. Fabian Vazquez-Perez
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40214