2017 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 2912

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
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
USA v. Jorge Rocha
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40270
Joseph Gerhart, et al v. Rankin County, Mississipp
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60331
USA v. Jose Garza
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11287
USA v. James Wallace
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11323
USA v. Tracy Willis
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11333
USA v. David Holt
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11441
USA v. Christopher James
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11491
USA v. Juan Vargas-Camacho
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11588
USA v. German Quezada
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11639
USA v. Kevin Howard
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11738
USA v. David Bucio-Martinez
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11749
USA v. Alex Williams
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11788
USA v. Keith Stephens
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20476
USA v. Martez Gurley
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20812
Patton v. Jacobs Engineering Group  
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30879

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit treated plaintiff's petition for rehearing en banc as a petition for panel rehearing and denied the petition for panel rehearing. The court withdrew its prior opinion and substituted the following opini...

USA v. Michelle Berry-Ortemond
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31042
USA v. Raymond Hanks
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41303
USA v. Arturo Avilez-Perez
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41450
USA v. Carlos Catanos-Matos
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41496
USA v. Isidro Cruz-Sanchez
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41583
USA v. Salvador Carrillo-Mendoza
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41672
USA v. Fernando Flores-Fang
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41688
USA v. Ignacio Fuentes-Barriga
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41710
USA v. Byron Moore
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50532
Milton Gardner v. Roy Defriend, et al
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50937
USA v. Hugo Ambriz
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51211
USA v. Arnold Alaniz
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51295
USA v. Angel Calderon-Aguilar
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51350
USA v. Angel Calderon-Aguilar
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51352
USA v. Leonel Artiaga-Gonzalez
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51384
USA v. Leonel Arteaga-Gonzalez
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51385
USA v. Juan Leos-Sanchez
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51398
USA v. Luis Castro-Palacios
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51463
Jauch v. Choctaw County  
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60690

Justia Opinion Summary: A pre-trial detainee denied access to the judicial system for a prolonged period has been denied basic procedural due process. In this case, plaintiff was indicted by a grand jury, arrested, and put in jail where she wai...

Sumit Kumar v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60803
USA v. Joe Foard, Jr.
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10037
USA v. Ernest Olivarez
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10064
USA v. Jesus Aranda-Luna
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10072
Debra Wilson v. Dallas County Hospital Dist, et al
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10139
USA v. Francisco Gallegos-Medrano
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10162
USA v. Jesus Ventura
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10237
USA v. Luis Ortega-Ortiz
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10309
USA v. Juan Garcia-Garcia
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20033
USA v. Leopoldo Duarte-Gandarilla
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20065
USA v. Dennis Lanza-Guillen
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20105
USA v. Moses Warner
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30104
Timothy Chandler v. USA, et al
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30266
USA v. Enrique Gomez-Rodriguez
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40004
USA v. Jorge Lopez-Ponce
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40030
USA v. Jesus Ceron Munoz
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40044
USA v. Richard Quijije-Chavez
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40053
USA v. Alejandro Ireta-Lara
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40054
USA v. Fidencio Reyes-Garcia
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40088
USA v. Eusebio Ramirez-Ordaz
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40091
USA v. Miguel Gomez
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40108
USA v. John Dorsey
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40110
USA v. Jose Martinez-Guillen
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40113
USA v. Robert Presas
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40139
USA v. Ricardo Rodriguez-Cordero
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40154
USA v. Robert Gildner
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40180
USA v. Juan Mendez-Valtierra
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40192
USA v. Lino Hernandez-Benitez
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40206
USA v. Alejandro Mejia-Trejo
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40212
USA v. Leonardo Chavez-Sifuentes
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40238
USA v. Jose Rivera-Porras
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40294
USA v. Juan Castillo-Garza
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40313
USA v. James Sandoval
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50009
USA v. Kevin Johnson
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50056
USA v. Odilia Chacon
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50089
USA v. Aurelio Montes
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50268
USA v. Aurelio Olmedo-Montes
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50269
Nevarez Law Firm, P.C. v. Dona Ana Title Company,
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50343
Lynn Guthrie, et al v. Ditech Financial, L.L.C.
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50387
USA v. Craytonia Badger
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60054
James Brown v. Vasquez, et al
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11009
Louis Doss v. John Young, Jr.
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50190
Kenia Galeano Reyes, et al v. Jefferson Sessions,
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60409
Richard Nichols v. Ron Hickman
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20800
Carlos Peralta-Baca v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60522
Nautilus Insurance Company v. Darwin Vargas d/b/a
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20261
USA v. Derrick Holden
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30101
USA v. Kyle Govindasamy
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40062
USA v. Lizette Luna
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40311
AtlasTrdg Conglomerate, Inc. v. AT&T, Incorporated
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11661
Byron Davis v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30530
USA v. Michael Williams
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30907
USA v. Timothy Jones
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30956
USA v. Domingo Alvarez
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51112
Faustino Rojas v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60660
AtlasTrdg Conglomerate, Inc. v. AT&T, Incorporated
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11661
USA v. Edmond Burke
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11687
USA v. Trent Brewer
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11707
USA v. Travis Rendon
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11729
Claimant ID 100218776 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30849
Nellie Jenkins v. Louisiana Workforce Commission
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31008
Bridgette McCoy v. Housing Auth of New Orleans, et
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31173
USA v. Francisco Madrigal
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41581
Abraham Campos v. Jerilynn Yenne
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41666
USA v. Jesus Barron-Ortiz
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50226
USA v. Ronald Hinshaw
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10080
Frank Carter v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11296
USA v. Jose Ramirez Galvan
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11653
Dung Pham v. Univ of LA at Monroe, et al
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30920
USA v. Austin Carlin
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41331
USA v. Laurie Mayfield
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50135
USA v. Rodolfo Gutierrez-Parra
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51307
Stacey Roy v. Thomas Payne, et al
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60588
USA v. Benjamin Jimenez
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10090
Manual Robinson v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50130
Polyane Dos Santos v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60768
Rhynara Duarte v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60770
USA v. Luis Beltran-Cervantes
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10149
USA v. Sebastian Gutierrez
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11654
USA v. Anthony Thomas
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11734
USA v. Jose Ortiz-Chavira
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40470
USA v. Juan Espinoza-Bazaldua
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41069
SEC v. Kahlon  
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41431

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for the SEC on liability and damages in a complaint against defendant and his company for the purchase and resale of unregistered securities. The...

Creative Vision Resources, LLC v. NLRB
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60715
USA v. Jonathan Lovato
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10288
Mujtaba Khan v. Xenon Health, L.L.C.
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20156
USA v. Rosa Rogel-Jimenez
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40014
USA v. Joel Arana-Rivera
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40166
USA v. Jesus Valencia-Revuelta
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40219
USA v. Shaun Glaze
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50045
United States v. Bennett  
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60038

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, ten counts of distributing or dispensing a controlled substance, and three counts of bankruptcy fraud. Th...

Edwards Family Partnership, et al v. Bancorpsouth
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60182
United States v. Jones  
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30525

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Byron, Deloyd, and Sidney appealed their convictions of numerous felonies related to their membership in a group called Ride or Die (ROD), challenging the sufficiency of the evidence and the admission of certa...

USA v. Rene Garcia-Banuelos
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41633
Felipe Castillo-De La Garza v. Jefferson Sessions,
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60511
Bertis Valentine v. National Oilwell Varco
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20191
Claimant ID 100028922 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30190
Gwynn Lumpkin, et al v. Aransas County, Texas
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40060
NFLPA v. NFL  
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40936

Justia Opinion Summary: The NFLPA filed a complaint on behalf of Ezekiel Elliott, a running back for the Dallas Cowboys, seeking a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of a forthcoming six game suspension by the NFL and NFL Management...

United States v. Taylor  
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11384

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit held that defendant's claim that his sentence enhancement was no longer valid under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. 924(e), was constitutionally based and warranted relief under 28 U.S.C...

Senaida Sandoval v. City of Pflugerville, et al
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51369
USA v. Oscar Martinez
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60362
Guillermo Lerma v. Robert Stevens, et al
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10185
NFLPA v. NFL, et al
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40936
Charles Lee v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31161
Intrepid Ship Management, Inc., et al v. Plant Rec
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41074
Ibraahim Ibro v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60623
USA v. Epitacio Cabrera-Castillo
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10127
Ricky Barnett v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41193
Dennis Freeman v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41644
USA v. David Romo
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51418
USA v. Emma Lujan
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50103
USA v. Thaddeus Richardson
Date: October 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31257
In Re: Robert Pruett
Date: October 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-41007
Robert Pruett v. Jack Choate, et al
Date: October 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-70021
John Vela v. Lauro Chapa, et al
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20685
Ramirez v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Co.  
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11660

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for United in plaintiff's action seeking benefits under an accidental death and dismemberment and life insurance policy provided by his employer....

USA v. Jerrell Sims
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11671
Steve Morgan v. Lorie Davis, Director, et al
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20165
Portillo v. Cunningham  
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20633

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's claims under common law, Texas statutes, and 42 U.S.C. 1983. Because plaintiff's section 1983 claims should have been brought in a second state cou...

Claimant ID 100153748 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31079
USA v. Jose Ortiz-Chavira
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40470
Dharmegh Hashmukhbmai-Patel v. Jefferson Sessions,
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60589
United States v. Young  
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60790

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's classification of defendant as a Tier III sex offender based on his prior conviction for touching a child for lustful purposes in violation of Mississippi Code section 97–5...

Alfredo Benites-Fernandes v. Jefferson Sessions, I
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60802
USA v. Louis Lavaris, Jr.
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10311
Gloria Wiggins v. LSU - Health Care Services Div
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30033
Karl Molden v. East Baton Rouge Parish Sch Bd
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30344
USA v. Jose Reza-Gurrola
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50160
Lowe v. Sessions  
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60825

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's order denying a motion to reconsider petitioner's motion to reopen. Applying Chevron deference to the agency's decision, the court held that petitioner failed t...

United States v. McMahan  
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10255

Justia Opinion Summary: Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 35(b) has no notice and hearing requirement. In this case, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of the Government's Rule 35(b) motion for reduction of defendant's sent...

USA v. Bobby Whitlock
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11119
USA v. Emerencio Rosa, Jr.
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11344
USA v. Rolando Minano
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11406
Jinsun, L.L.C. v. Alidad Mireskandari
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20275
David West v. T. Bornunda, et al
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20775
USA v. Manuel Velasquez
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50531
USA v. Xavier Cardona, et al
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51113
USA v. Sammy Valencia, Jr.
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51399
USA v. Jorge Mercado-Soto
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40404
USA v. Len Bracey, Jr.
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60095
USA v. Alvin Eiland
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 12-20710
USA v. James Gibson
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20757
USA v. Damon Hall
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11418
Corey Holder v. M. Sepanek, Warden
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30262
USA v. Adrian Ontiveros-Cedillo
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41682
Shawn States v. Pelicia Hall, Commissioner
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60084
USA v. Rafael Zapata
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10232
Dick v. Colorado Housing Enterprises, LLC  
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10357

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit dismissed this interlocutory appeal from an order denying a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop a foreclosure. The court applied In Matter of Sullivan Cent. Plaza, I, Ltd., and held that the app...

USA v. Marcus Hicks
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 11-50608
Ronald Becker v. Continental Motors, Inc.
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10166
United States v. Oti  
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10386

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Theodore Okechuku, Elechi Oti, Emmanuel Iwuoha, and Kevin Rutledge were convicted of conspiring to unlawfully distribute hydrocodone outside the scope of professional practice and without a legitimate medical...

Sandra Hale v. USA, et al
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20780
USA v. Black Elk Energy Offshore, et al
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30561
Boerschig v. Trans-Pecos Pipeline, LLC  
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50931

Justia Opinion Summary: After negotiations failed between plaintiff and Trans-Pecos regarding the construction of a pipeline on plaintiff's land, Trans-Pecos invoked Texas eminent domain power via Tex. Util. Code 181.004. The Fifth Circuit affi...

USA v. Mario Aragon-Pinela
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51232
Mounir Boukerroucha v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60562
Woodrow Jones, Sr. v. Texas Juvenile Justice Dept
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40488
USA v. Bobby Frie, Jr.
Date: October 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11223
USA v. Adrian Sanchez
Date: October 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11451
USA v. Carlos Barbosa
Date: October 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41575
Barber v. Bryant
Date: October 2, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-60477, 16-60478
USA v. Jesus Aranda-Luna
Date: October 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10071
Abdul Badmus v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.
Date: October 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20181
USA v. Monthgomery Mayorga-Castillo
Date: October 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40029
Harman v. Trinity Industries, Inc.  
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41172

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed and rendered judgment as a matter of law for Trinity, the manufacturers of the ET-Plus guardrail system under an exclusive licensing agreement with Texas A&M University. Relator filed suit unde...

USA v. Abel Rodriguez-Rodriguez
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41441
Grogan v. Kumar  
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60678

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a state prisoner, filed suit pro se under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging deliberate indifference on the part of personnel at SMCI. The Fifth Circuit vacated the grant of summary judgment as to the claims against Dr....

Winfrey v. Pikett  
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20728

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Texas law enforcement officers under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging violation of her due process rights during a murder investigation. The Fifth Circuit dismissed Deputy Keith Pikett's appeal of th...

Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20747
USA v. Ruben Gonzalez-Rocha
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20825
Young v. Spinner  
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30516

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the denial of a petition for habeas relief in a case where petitioner pleaded guilty in state court to failure to register as a sex offender. Based on representations by his counsel, petitioner...

Timothy Fryar v. Dustin Stacks, et al
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41170
USA v. Michael Harrison
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41587
Yolanda Saldivar v. Lorie Davis, Director, et al
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50917
Wael Alrashidi v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60671
Daljit Singh v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60676
Vauda Shipp, Jr. v. Rachel Chapa, et al
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40232
Randall Jordan v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50032
USA v. Dennis Rosales-Alvarado
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50107
Green Tree Servicing, LLC v. Charles  
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60165

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant initially filed suit against Green Tree and Walter Investment in Mississippi state court (Charles I). Charles I was subsequently removed to federal court on diversity jurisdiction and is currently stayed pendin...

USA v. Ariel Bernal-Jacinto
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41733
USA v. Randy Pittman
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10251
USA v. Christopher Read
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11199
USA v. Raymundo Garibay
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11420
USA v. Santos Escobar Galo
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20148
USA v. Alfonsiya Ward
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20617
USA v. Jose Rojas-Duque
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20757
USA v. James Quintero
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20811
Carlton Turner v. David Thomas, et al
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30043
Jermaine Surtain v. J. Barnhart
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30894
USA v. Charles Spann
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30897
Kenneth Roberts v. River Correctional Center, et a
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30985
USA v. Edgar Rayon-Gonzalez
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40232
USA v. Esneider Hidrobo
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41340
Artemio Jimenez-Castro v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60239
Rafael Martinez-Rodriguez v. Elaine C. Duke
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60421
Zunqiang Chen v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60462
Susan Simpson, et al v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30282
USA v. Jaime Stevens
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40003
USA v. Huey Williams, Jr.
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20713
USA v. Hernan Gomez-Valdiva
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41463
USA v. Chalon Chisholm
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11422
USA v. Huey Williams, Jr.
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20356
United States v. Moss  
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30561

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSCLA), 43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq., charges against the contractor defendants for failure to state an offense. The court as...

USA v. Yolanda Smith
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30869
Claimant ID 100128765 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31087
Okey Okpala v. Elliot Thomas, Warden, et al
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31131
USA v. Richard Blake
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41145
Sherwayne Frazier v. Todd Foxworth, et al
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41461
USA v. George Lorenzo, Jr.
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50903
United States v. Escobar  
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51069

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to unlawful reentry following removal. Defendant argued that the district court violated 18 U.S.C. 3582(a) and Tapia v. United States by imposing or...

Dong Lin v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60277
Mayra Holguin-Mendoza v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60294
Rosa Sorto De Portillo, et al v. Jefferson Session
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60480
Yolanda Rodriguez-Guzman, et al v. Jefferson Sessi
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60512
Thomas Thompson v. Terry Morgan, et al
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10121
Mainali Corporation v. Covington Specialty Ins Co.
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10350
USA v. Fareed Barefield
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20003
USA v. Daniel Collins
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30125
USA v. Miguel Gomez-Regalado
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40106
USA v. Rolando Minano
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11406
USA v. John Rumfield
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11518
USA v. Maria Reyna
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11595
USA v. Gary Byrd
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31244
USA v. Feather Saldana, et al
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41097
USA v. George Martinez
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41390
United States v. Martinez  
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50643

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and the substantive crime. The court held that the district court di...

USA v. Daniel Thody
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51301
USA v. Sergio Michel-Villalobos
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51315
USA v. Wilmer Navarro-Doblado
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51344
Jose Licona-Acosta v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60395
Windell Blount, et al v. Mississippi Dept of Human
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60229
Michelle Brown v. CIR
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60284
USA v. Phillip Schenck
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10073
USA v. Veronica Prendez
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11584
USA v. Brian Brown
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11759
United States v. Bello-Sanchez  
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for methamphetamine-related offenses. The court held that the district court did not clearly err by denying a mitigating-role adjustment under USSG 3B1.2 where defendant ce...

United States v. Colorado Cessa  
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50328

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit previously remanded this case to the district court to determine whether the Government suppressed certain favorable evidence and whether any of the suppressed evidence was material (Cessa II). The dist...

USA v. Johnny Garcia-Esparza
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51438
Creative Vision Resources, LLC v. NLRB  
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60715

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied Creative's petition for review of the Board's reversal of the ALJ's conclusion that Creative was not a "perfectly clear" successor and accordingly was within its rights to set initial terms and c...

Russell Hill v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60815
USA v. Brenda Martinez-Montes
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40102
USA v. Jossue Agrueta-Vasquez
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41132
USA v. Gary Alfaro
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10054
USA v. Robert Rosales
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11000
USA v. Vacarra Rogers, et al
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30212
Claimant ID 100153748 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31079
USA v. Carmen Torres-Hernandez
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41719
Luis Suarez Dominguez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60067
Erika Lopez-Diaz v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60557
Karen Amaya-Briones v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60656
John Black v. James Redmond
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20132
Nafeesa Naylor v. Lee Harrell, et al
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30164
USA v. Armando Tlaseca
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40155
USA v. Maximiliano Jimenez-Mejia
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-11243
USA v. Geronimo Cruz
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11747
USA v. Jorge Garza
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20576
Japhus Briggs v. Pamela Tolbert, et al
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31149