2017 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1001 - 1500 of 3205

United States v. Sealed Search Warrant  
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20562

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant challenged the district court's denial of his motions to unseal the probable cause affidavits supporting three pre-indictment search warrants. The court vacated the district court's judgment, holding that the d...

USA v. Jose Rodriguez Villalobos
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20605
USA v. Jose Rodriguez Villalobos
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20606
Kelly v. Nichamoff  
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20699

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant filed an interlocutory appeal challenging the district court's denial of defendant's motion to dismiss based on his assertion of Texas's attorney immunity. Plaintiff alleged that defendant conspired with two ot...

Billy Stewart, et al v. Capital Safety U S A
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30993
USA v. Brian Williams
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31064
USA v. James Malone
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40151
USA v. Juan Salazar
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40383
USA v. Juan Herrera-Serrano
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40700
USA v. Mario Barajas
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41457
USA v. Francisco Sanchez-Balli
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41554
USA v. Francisco Sanchez-Balli
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41559
USA v. Oscar Melendrez
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50431
USA v. Ariel Pantoja
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50541
USA v. Efrain Estrada-Benavidez
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50947
USA v. Joseph McFarland
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50987
USA v. Jovan Reyes-Prado
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40032
USA v. Fausto Flores-Tamayo
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40073
USA v. Alejandro Guerrero-Aguilar
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-10155
Longhorn Gasket and Supply, et al v. United States
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41625
USA v. Alejandro Martinez, Jr.
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11196
USA v. Marlon Baker
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11218
USA v. Francisco Radamez-Nava
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11366
USA v. Cedric Jones
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11368
USA v. Casimiro Soliz
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11375
USA v. Justo Chavez, Jr.
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11496
USA v. Hugo Castaneda
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11592
USA v. Ramon Martinez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11602
USA v. Qualon Williams
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11617
USA v. Angel Prieto-Garcia
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11623
USA v. Ruben Zapata, III
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11694
USA v. Julio Zavala-Rodriguez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11736
USA v. Alfredo Escobar
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11755
USA v. Devyn Perez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11762
USA v. Jorge Contreras
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11779
USA v. Carlos Corona-Pedroza
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20711
USA v. Michael Short
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30816
USA v. Dartaniel Harris
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31156
USA v. Wilfredo Barrios-Cinto
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40525
USA v. Victor Tovar-Martinez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41068
USA v. Miguel Guzman-Castro
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41232
USA v. Juan Castro
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41233
USA v. Luis Hernandez-Garcia
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41339
USA v. Naum Medina-Ramos
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41380
USA v. Miguel Santacruz-Alvarez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41435
USA v. Fernando Riascos-Cuenu
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41513
USA v. Daniel Dominguez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41523
USA v. Daniel Perez-Morales
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41534
USA v. Ulisses Landaverde
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41553
USA v. Severiano Solis-Facundo
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41557
USA v. Fidel Garcia-Espinoza
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41577
USA v. Ernesto Rojas-Macias
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41579
USA v. Santos Ochoa-Zambrano
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41582
USA v. Nabor Cruz Perez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41586
USA v. Miguel Prado-Trujillo
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41604
USA v. Manuel Rodriguez-Rojas
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41609
USA v. Daniel Hernandez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41625
USA v. Maria Lopez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41650
USA v. Manuel Camarillo
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41662
USA v. Manuel Martinez-Rivera
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41668
USA v. Nelson Alverado
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41679
USA v. Emmanuel Abiona
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41680
USA v. Jesus Pena-Lucero
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41683
USA v. Jorge Meza
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41690
USA v. Franklin Vides-Espinoza
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41717
USA v. Moises Arellano-Robles
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41722
USA v. David Diaz
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50263
USA v. Jose Gonzalez Rodriguez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50376
USA v. Joseph McFarland
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50987
USA v. Alberto Acosta-Estrella
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51007
USA v. Jorge Reyes, Jr.
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51066
USA v. Roy Villareal, Jr.
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51083
USA v. Jorge Garcia
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51094
USA v. Elias Mejia
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51166
USA v. Jose Silos-Fernandez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51238
USA v. Gustavo Garza
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51275
USA v. Alice Willy
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51287
USA v. Abraham Negrete-Perez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51324
USA v. Damian Gonzalez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51329
USA v. Bryan Barrett
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51337
USA v. Alberto Gonzalez-Jaimes
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51376
USA v. Oscar Escudero
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51391
USA v. Pascual Guerrero
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10084
USA v. Enrique Gomez-Rodriguez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40001
USA v. Lauro Gonzalez-Dominguez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40008
USA v. Lauro Gonzalez-Dominguez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40009
USA v. Luis Lopez-Sandoval
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40013
USA v. Victor Garcia-Valencia
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40021
USA v. Federico Ortiz-Lopez
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40045
Tingting Ye v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60726
USA v. Jose Espinosa-Nava
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11362
USA v. Bryan Chenault
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11438
Reinhard Drechsel v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11651
Virginia Dunn v. Bradley Miller
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11817
Michael Stewart v. Brad Livingston
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20172
United States v. Dailey  
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20517

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for five counts relating to a scheme under which he certified individuals for home health care in exchange for $400 a month. The court held that there was no Ex Post Fact...

Christopher Ware v. Louisiana Department of Corr,
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31012
USA v. Mario Pineda-Bojorquez
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41541
Trammell v. Fruge  
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50981

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and 1988, alleging that defendants violated his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights during his arrest. The Fifth Circuit held that plaintiff presented sufficient facts to alle...

USA v. Gonzalo Hernandez-Alamilla
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50988
USA v. Dana Alexander
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51017
USA v. Eliseo Cespedes-Vargas
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51311
Maria Ortiz-Licona v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60268
Moody v. Farrell  
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60684

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was arrested for felony cyberstalking for repeatedly sending mean-spirited messages to her ex-husband, but the charges were later dropped. Plaintiff then filed suit against her ex-husband and others under 42 U....

USA v. Camille Armstrong
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40018
Andrew Lucas v. S. Evans, Jr., et al
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60081
USA v. Michael Fennell
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11424
USA v. Khang Le
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30906
USA v. Ramon Carrillo-Hernandez
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41202
United States v. Quintanilla  
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-50677, 16-50682, 16-50683, 16-50687, 16-50688, 16-50689, 16-50690, 16-50691, 16-50694, 16-50700, 16-50704, 16-50705, 16-50706, 16-50707, 16-50709, 6-50715, 16-50716

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants in these consolidated appeals present essentially the same question of law: whether each defendant was entitled to a two-level reduction under Amendment 782 to the United States Sentencing Guidelines, which pe...

USA v. Dustin Nichols
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50682
USA v. Jane Cervantez
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50683
USA v. Justin Anderson
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50687
USA v. Marti McPherson
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50688
USA v. Michael Cooksey
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50689
USA v. Taviche Grimes
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50690
USA v. James Lee
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50691
USA v. Tray Williams
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50694
USA v. Elizabeth Parada
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50700
USA v. Dodionne Watson
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50704
USA v. Kenneth Morrison
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50705
USA v. Lee Williams
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50706
USA v. Jose Sotelo
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50707
USA v. Latoya Golden
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50709
USA v. Charles Thomas
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50716
OCA-Greater Houston v. Texas  
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51126

Justia Opinion Summary: The limitation on voter choice expressed in Tex. Elec. Code 61.033 impermissibly narrows the right guaranteed by Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act. In this case, OCA challenged the Texas voting law, which imposes a re...

Gic Services, L.L.C. v. Freightplus USA, Incorpora
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30975
Joe Cobarobio v. Midland County Texas, et al
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50096
Alexander v. Wells Fargo Bank  
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20500

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Wells Fargo, alleging nonconformity with the requirements for foreclosing home equity loans and seeking a permanent injunction and forfeiture. The district court held that plaintiff's suit wa...

Michael Carr, et al v. Air Line Pilots Assn, Intl
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20578
Block v. Tanenhaus  
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30966

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's dismissal of his defamation and false light claims against the New York Times (NYT) and two of its authors, under Louisiana's anti-SLAPP statute (Article 971). Plaintiff, an econom...

Michael Telemaque v. USA
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31001
USA v. Thomas Sims
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51473
Jose Madrigales-Rodriguez v. Jefferson Sessions, I
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60376
USA v. Carla Wilson
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60735
USA v. Richard Garcia
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40817
Joseph Metzler v. Kenner City, et al
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31157
USA v. Gabriel Renteria-Bear
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41580
USA v. Magdaleno Rodriguez
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41584
USA v. Jose Zavala
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50972
USA v. Jose Hernandez-Flores
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51439
ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. v. United States Department of Transportation  
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60448

Justia Opinion Summary: ExxonMobil’s 859-mile long Pegasus Pipeline transports crude oil from Patoka, Illinois to Nederland, Texas. In March 2013, it ruptured, spilling several thousand barrels of oil near Mayflower, Arkansas. The Pipeline and...

Jose Herrera-Lazo v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60505
Daniel Acker v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70017
Sarah Hooks, et al v. Nationwide Housing Systems,
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30201
USA v. Luis Astello-Villasana
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40082
USA v. Roberto Aguilar
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10402
USA v. Jorge Rios-Diaz
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11147
USA v. Howard Harrison
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11704
Montano v. Texas  
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20083

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner challenged the dismissal of his habeas petition based on failure to exhaust available state remedies. The Fifth Circuit reversed, holding that petitioner satisfied 28 U.S.C. 2241's exhaustion requirement becau...

John Spells v. New Orleans City
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31229
Fillingham v. United States  
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40317

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner appealed the denial of his petition for writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. 2241. The court affirmed the district court's dismissal of the ineffective assistance of counsel and violation of the Ex Post Facto...

USA v. Glen Mejia
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41400
Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50408
USA v. Ernesto Vazquez-Amparan
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51430
BC Ranch II, LP v. CIR  
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-60068, 16-60069

Justia Opinion Summary: BCR Partnerships claimed that the Commissioner wrongfully disallowed their charitable deductions for two conservation easements, and contended that in ruling for the Commission, the Tax Court wrongfully classified the sa...

Bosque Canyon Ranch, L.P., et al v. CIR
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60069
Adekunle Munis v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60524
United States v. Nanda  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11135

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed Defendants Atul and Jiten "Jay" Nandas' convictions for various charges stemming from a conspiracy to fraudulently procure H-1B visas. The court held that the district court did not err by admi...

USA v. Francisco Gutierrez-Lopez
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11469
USA v. Teresa Sidon
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11533
Charles Holmes v. John Pollock
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20412
USA v. Kody Bonin
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20727
Oprex Surgery (Baytown), L.P. v. Sonic Automotive
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20734
Krystal One Acquisitions, LLC v. Bank of America,
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20809
Jerome Weathington v. USA, et al
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30829
USA v. Nathan Oliva
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41532
USA v. Jorge Mireles-Ibarra
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41681
USA v. Katina Candrick
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51325
Juan Ortiz v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60207
USA v. Christopher Bradley
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60047
Samuel Kelker v. CIR
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60061
James Henderson v. William Stephens, Director
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 14-70001
USA v. Jesus Diaz Cardozo
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10587
USA v. Gregory Damm
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11093
Darden v. City of Fort Worth  
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11244

Justia Opinion Summary: After Jermaine Darden suffered a heart attack and died during his arrest, the administrator of Darden's estate filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against the arresting officers and the City. The district court granted summa...

USA v. Terry Nichols
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11421
Brittania-U Nigeria, Ltd. v. Chevron USA, Inc.  
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20690

Justia Opinion Summary: Brittania-U filed suit against defendants for fraud, misrepresentation, and tortious interference with business relations arising out of a bidding process for oil leases in Nigeria. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the distric...

USA v. Christopher White
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31071
Jason Hendrix v. Lorie Davis, Director, et al
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40468
USA v. Carlos Gonzales-Gomez
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40733
USA v. Omar Rodriguez
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41544
USA v. Adan Vega-Salazar
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41670
Stella Morrison v. Layne Walker, et al
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41712
USA v. Alberto Ceja
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50097
USA v. Alfonso Hinajosa
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51314
LogistiCare Solutions, Inc. v. NLRB  
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60029

Justia Opinion Summary: LogistiCare petitioned for review of the Board's conclusion that the company's requirement, that its employees and applicants for employment sign a class or collective action waiver, violated Section 8(a)(1) of the Natio...

Beatrice Derousselle v. Wal-Mart Stores, Incorpora
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30151
USA v. Sean Griss
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40083
Friends of Lydia Ann Channel v. U.S. Army Corps of
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40259
Intl Corrugated and Packing v. Lear Corporation, e
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50139
Effort Alexander v. Jerry McAdams, et al
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60296
Gic Services, LLC. v. Freightplus USA, Inc.  
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30975

Justia Opinion Summary: GIC contracted with Freightplus to arrange for transport of a tugboat to Nigeria. Freightplus contracted with Yacht Path, who in turn contracted with IMC, as the vessel-operating common carrier. GIC filed suit against Fr...

Joe Guerra, et al v. Frank Bellino
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51252
Convergys Corporation v. NLRB
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60860
Jeremy Reese v. Stafeny Shearwood, et al
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11352
USA v. Jimmy Mack
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11478
LegacyRG, Incorporated v. Chris Harter
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20506
USA v. Rhonda Fleming
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20732
McLin v. Ard  
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30201

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that members of the Livingston Parish Council and Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office maliciously conspired to prosecute him in retaliation for his online comments about certain Council membe...

United States v. Morgan  
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30591

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of a sentence reduction after defendant was convicted of conspiring to import more than 500 kilograms of cocaine into the United States. In this case, defendant was...

United States v. Nesmith  
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40196

Justia Opinion Summary: An image portrays sadistic conduct where it depicts conduct that an objective observer would perceive as causing the victim in the image physical or emotional pain contemporaneously with the image's creation. In this cas...

United States v. Ovalle-Garcia  
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40829

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this case for further consideration in light of Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions, 137 S. Ct. 1562 (2017). On remand, the parties agreed that the predicate offense of which defendant was convicted,...

USA v. Marvin Morales
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51225
Concepcion Gonzalez-De Mendoza v. Jefferson Sessio
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60416
John King v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70018
USA v. Christopher Wilson
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60046
Convergys Corp. v. NLRB  
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60860

Justia Opinion Summary: Abrogation of the asserted right to participate in class and collective actions was not abrogation of a Section 7 right and therefore does not constitute an unfair labor practice under Section 8(a)(1) of the National Lab...

USA v. Anthony Crenshaw
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10078
United States v. Hott  
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11435

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence of 120 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The court held that the district court did not clearly err by im...

United States v. Juarez  
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30773

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for two counts related to his participation in a drug trafficking conspiracy. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting evidence un...

Dianne Weeks v. Nancy Berryhill, Acting Cmsnr
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31092
USA v. Norberto Camacho, Jr.
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50884
Michelle Brown v. Daniel Schmedhorst, et al
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51150
USA v. Martin Victor, Jr.
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30096
USA v. Brenda Ford
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11237
USA v. Tina Easley
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11434
USA v. Leonel Fajardo-Galvan
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20417
Michael Bynane v. The Bank of New York Mellon, et
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20598
Hill v. Entergy Operations, Inc.  
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30924

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), alleging that they were misclassified as exempt from the overtime pay rule and seek backpay. The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's summary judgme...

John Morrow, Jr. v. Tanya Morrow
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40455
Clovis Prince v. Michelle Chow, et al
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41158
USA v. Ricky Pimienta
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41685
Liberty Mutual Fire Ins Co. v. Ace American Insura
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50466
Wells Fargo Bank, Natl Assn v. Mario Mata, et al
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51343
USA v. Jamal Minor
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10067
Bonnie Allen-Pieroni, et al v. Southwestern Corrtl
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10341
Jesus Hernandez, et al v. Unknown Named Agents
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 12-50217
USA v. Patricio Escobar, III
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41676
USA v. Nicolas Sebastian
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10615
USA v. Angela Reynolds
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10676
United States v. Hawkins  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10879

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence enhancements after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The court held that the district court did not err in applying the org...

USA v. Christopher Lee
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11554
USA v. Loreto Ramos-Pablo
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11706
USA v. Armando Ramirez-Hernandez
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11712
Bynane v. The Bank of New York Mellon  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20598

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff's claims relating to his mortgage and the foreclosure of his home. The court held that the district court did not err in determining that diversity jurisdiction exist...

Charles Andrus v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20722
Sharon Chester v. Frank Arena, Jr., et al
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31190
United States v. Wallace  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40701

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of crimes related to his involvement in a Texas crime syndicate. The Fifth Circuit held that the district court did not err in denying defendant's motion to suppress where suppression was not a re...

USA v. William Wallace
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40702
Andrew Nichols v. Warden, FCI Beaumont Low
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41237
United States v. Barber  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41354

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of possession of 100 kilograms or more of marijuana with intent to distribute and received a below-guidelines sentence of twelve months and one day in prison as well as a three-year...

USA v. Jose Gonzalez-Longoria
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50750
USA v. Aaron Harris
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60586
USA v. Saja Featherstone
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60625
Ray Freeney v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-70007
Ricky Shugart v. Six Unknown Fannin County, et al
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40235
Reynaldo Flores v. TDCJ Transitorial Plng Dept, et
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41340
United States v. Escobar  
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41676

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 176 kilograms of marijuana. The court held that the district court did clearly err by denying defendant a mi...

USA v. Lawrence Archer
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50393
Andres Mares, Jr. v. Rodney Chandler, et al
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10044
USA v. Walter Gray
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10240
USA v. Roberto Rodriguez
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11262
USA v. Crystal Compton
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11363
USA v. Robert Baggott
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11449
USA v. Carlos Valdez
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11515
Benjamin Wright v. Sandy McCain, Warden
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30134
USA v. Gina Seawright
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30811
Benjamin Wright v. Sandy McCain, Warden
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30874
USA v. Ashton Shelton
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31165
Reynaldo Flores v. TDCJ Transitorial Plng Dept, et
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40409
USA v. Carlos Lobo
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41231
USA v. Martin Franco-Galvan
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41556
Maria Chico v. USA
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50098
Green Valley Special Utility District v. City of Cibolo  
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51282

Justia Opinion Summary: Green Valley filed suit seeking an injunction based on its claim that 7 U.S.C. 1926(b) prohibits the City of Cibolo from encroaching on its sewer service. The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's dismissal of the...

USA v. Miguel Jaimes-Jurado
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51394
Francisca Morales Macias v. Jefferson Sessions, II
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60137
Rogelio Mendoza Chavez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60464
USA v. Brent Clemons
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60738
USA v. Richard Garcia
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-40817
Nancy Chacon v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60194
Gonzalez-Cantu v. Sessions  
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60697

Justia Opinion Summary: After the IJ denied petitioner's motion to reopen her removal proceedings as untimely, the BIA dismissed her appeal. The Fifth Circuit denied her petition for review, holding that she has failed to meet her burden of dem...

Meadows v. Latshaw Drilling Co.  
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10988

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, alleging that Latshaw conducted a plant closing or mass layoff without providing advanced notice in violation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraini...

USA v. Jesus Paramo
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11383
USA v. Chris Sphabmisai
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11523
USA v. Joaquin Price
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11781
D. L. v. Clear Creek Indep School Dist
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20673
Jorge Dominguez, Jr. v. Crosby Tugs, L.L.C., et al
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31239
United States v. Reyes  
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40241

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit held that Mathis v. United States, 136 S.Ct. 2243 (2016), did not abrogate United States v. Velasco, 465 F.3d 633 (5th Cir. 2006), which held that the Illinois aggravated battery statute was divisible....

United States v. Berry  
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40353

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the denial of defendant's 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2) motion to reduce his sentence. In this case, defendant's brief was based entirely on his unsupported assumption that he was eligible for a reducti...

USA v. Sergio Cortes-Mendoza
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40926
USA v. Ruth Ramirez-Esparza
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41146
USA v. German Hernandez-Lopez
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41274
USA v. Victor Garcia-Larios
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41280
USA v. Victor Larios
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41281
USA v. Omar Alonso-Martinez
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40025
USA v. Gilberto Reyna-Torres
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40056
Carlos Poree v. Kandy Collins
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 14-30129
USA v. Kirksey Nix, Jr.
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60464
In re: Grand Jury Subpoena  
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision to enjoin state court civil proceedings until the conclusion of the government's criminal investigation, or for a period of one year, whichever first occurred. The...

Sanchez v. Young County, Texas  
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10227

Justia Opinion Summary: The Constitution does not require that officers always take arrestees suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or reported by relatives to be at risk, to a hospital against their wishes. Diana Simpson's f...

USA v. Milton Robins
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11250
USA v. Brian Gibbons
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11563
USA v. Jaime Abimel-Medellin
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11575
Anthony Kenney v. Sedgwick Claims Mgmt Natl, et al
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11600
John Hillin v. DJ Harmon
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11642
USA v. James Hunt, Jr.
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41439
Ezell v. Kansas City Southern Railway Co.  
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60409

Justia Opinion Summary: After he drove his car into a stationary train that was blocking a traffic crossing, plaintiff filed suit against KCSR, alleging common law negligence claims based on his allegations that the train blocked the crossing f...

Jesus Hernandez, et al v. USA, et al
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 11-50792
Poree v. Collins  
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 14-30129

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, an insanity acquittee who has been in the custody of the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System (ELMHS) since 1999, appealed the denial of his petition for habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254. The Fifth Circui...

Uretek (USA), Incorporated v. Continental Casualty
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20104
Mahmoud v. De Moss Owners Association, Inc.  
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20618

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against the condo owners association after the foreclosure sale of their condo unit, alleging common law claims for breach of contract, wrongful foreclosure, negligent misrepresentation, and breach...

Francis Reed, Jr. v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30237
Laney Chiropractic and Sports Therapy v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.  
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11183

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Nationwide in a suit seeking insurance coverage for an underlying complaint. The court held that the underlying complaint failed to allege an...

Marites Voces v. Energy Resrc Technol, GOM, LLC, e
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20611
Ware v. Louisiana Department of Corrections  
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31012

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an inmate in custody and an adherent to the Rastafari religion who has dread locks, filed suit seeking a declaration that the Department of Corrections grooming policies violated the Religious Land Use and Ins...

USA v. Manuel Velasquez-Ortiz
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41394
USA v. Miguel Jaimes-Jurado
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51395
Jesus Hernandez, et al v. USA, et al
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 11-50792
USA v. Alexis Favors
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10389
Dallas Independent School District v. Woody  
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10613

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), alleging that the school district did not offer her daughter a free appropriate public education (FAPE). On appeal, the school district c...

USA v. Rodney Wynn
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11036
USA v. David Sheppard
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11105
USA v. Terry Shero
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11583
Phillip Bailey v. Dr. Vincent, et al
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20218
Darrin Hill, et al v. New Orleans City, et al
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31267
USA v. Jason McClure
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50535
USA v. Jason McClure
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50536
Jones v. Singing River Health Services Foundation  
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60550

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal concerned objections to the settlement of class actions that arose in the wake of a financial crisis involving SRHS and its benefits pension fund. The Fifth Circuit held that the terms of the Settlement Agree...

Tai Preyor v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-70017
USA v. Gerardo Vinalay
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41749
John Poullard v. Anthony McCoy, et al
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30122
Lisa Romain, et al v. Marketa Walters
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30929
Winfred Campbell v. James LeBlanc, et al
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30973
USA v. Charles Hunter
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11303
USA v. David Chavez-Delgado
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11659
NewCSI, Inc. v. Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc.  
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50009

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury found that a staffing company violated the terms of the stock purchase agreement by which it had acquired another company, the district court entered a judgment against the staffing company for approximately...

Ruthen Weems, III v. Brent Stroman, et al
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50943
USA v. Jose Pinedo-Ureno
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51296
Roberto Madrigales Rodriguez v. Jefferson Sessions
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60183
T-Mobile USA, Inc. v. NLRB  
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60284

Justia Opinion Summary: T-Mobile challenged the Board's determination that four provisions from its employee handbook violated the National Labor Relations Act because they discouraged unionizing or other concerted activity protected by the Act...

Amar Kanti-Dey v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60305
NLRB v. MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60497
Cartes v. Phillips  
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20154

Justia Opinion Summary: Father petitioned the district court to order mother to return their three-year-old daughter to Paraguay, where she lived with both parents from October 2014 to October 2016. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court...

Moore v. Tangipahoa Parish School Board  
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-31119

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal stemming from the desegregation of the school district, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's rejection of the School Board's latest proposed candidate, approving instead the candidate supported...

USA v. Jose Lainez-Hernandez
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40153
USA v. Cesar Rodriguez-Diaz
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41300
United States v. Guzman-Rendon  
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50784

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for illegal reentry. The court held that, if the district court erred by applying a sixteen-level enhancement to defendant's sentence, the error was harmless. In this case,...

Blanca Bernal-Roman, et al v. Jefferson Sessions,
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60206
USA v. Joseph Kelly
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60852
Todd Wessinger v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 12-70008
USA v. Brandon Handy
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 14-30392
USA v. Guadalupe Delgado-Hernandez
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41690
Joseph Garcia v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-70039
USA v. Jarre Rhodes
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10572
USA v. Avniel Anthony
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11509
USA v. Adnan Shahzad
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11526
Ivory Simon v. James LeBlanc, et al
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30858
Firnist Alexander v. Kern Reese, et al
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31176
Hang-Liang Pan v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60266
Jose Escarcega v. City of Lubbock Police Dept, et
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10132
Ronald Webb v. Everhome Mortgage
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10243
USA v. Michael Medina
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40012
Wessinger v. Vannoy  
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-70027

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of habeas relief based on his claim of ineffective assistance of trial counsel at the penalty phase. The court held that counsel's performance in raising and developi...

United States v. Rico  
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10235

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's 400 month sentence after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The court held that the district court did not clearly err by a...

USA v. Eric Overstreet
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11130
USA v. Detrick Dotson
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11508
Shirley Francis v. Harris County Sheriff's Dept, e
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20799
Joe Rodriguez, Jr. v. Bank of America, N.A., et al
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40168
Jimmy Powell v. Timothy Morris, et al
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60155
Emerald Coast Finest Produce Co. v. Alterra American Insurance Co.  
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60471

Justia Opinion Summary: After a commercial warehouse sustained substantial fire damage, the owner of the warehouse (Emerald), filed suit against the lessee (Sunrise), the insurance agent, and the insurer. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district...

Bradrick Collins v. Baylor University, et al
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50018
James Brooks v. Jeffrey Ormsby, et al
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50080
Marquita Buchanan v. CCA/Tallahatchie Cty Corrtl
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-60178
USA v. Gerardo Ledezma-Zuniga
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41436
USA v. Raul Carrizales-Menchaca
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11179
USA v. John Garcia
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11251
USA v. Miguel Zamora-Alonso
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11760
USA v. Miguel Zamora-Alonzo
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11761
Joy Pipe, USA, L.P. v. Fremak Industries, Inc.
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20293
Hawk v. Engelhart  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20641

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtors claimed an exemption for funds held in an individual retirement account (IRA). The Fifth Circuit upheld the bankruptcy court's holding that the funds had lost their exempt status because Texas law provides that f...

In Re: Deepwater Horizon  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30547

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimants appealed the denial of civil claims under the Settlement Program that was established following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Claimants submitted Individual Economic Loss (IEL) claims for lost wages as emplo...

Richard Porter v. John Fox, et al
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40835
United States v. All Funds on Deposit at Sun Secured Advantage  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41164

Justia Opinion Summary: The Government filed a civil forfeiture proceeding, seeking certain of Erick Silva Santos' assets that were allegedly tied to his conduct as a corrupt Mexican official. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's fug...

USA v. Ramon Hernandez-Ramirez
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41253
USA v. Juan Guzman-Sanchez
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41322
USA v. Frank Kriegbaum
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51196
USA v. Juan Martinez-Munoz
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-20001
Cowin v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.  
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-20600, 16-20100

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy courts' findings that debtor was involved in a scheme designed to deprive mortgage holders of foreclosure sale proceeds, and that the damages flowing from this scheme were nondis...

David Land v. Tommy Gage, et al
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20766
Joel Thomason v. Metropolitan Life Ins Co., et al
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10634
Joseph Bolton v. USA
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11308
USA v. Caroll Young
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11426
USA v. Moris Duenas
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11457
McCarty v. Hillstone Restaurant Group, Inc.  
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11519

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, Pamela and Nick McCarty, filed suit against Hillstone, alleging a premises liability claim after Pamela slipped and fell at one of defendant's restaurants. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's gran...

USA v. Walter Ejcalon Xalcut
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20593
USA v. John Perez
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41201
Phuwadol Thamathitikhun, et al v. Bank of America,
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41495
USA v. Ann Franzen
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60607
Victor Villegas v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 14-60895
USA v. Jose Guerrero-Rodriguez
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10982
USA v. Charles Boggs
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11504
USA v. Nahun Almendarez-Villafranca
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20612
Aron v. Crestwood Midstream Partners  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20742

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose out of the district court's approval of a zero-dollar class action settlement and award of attorneys' fees in a consolidated lawsuit stemming from a merger between Midstream and Equity. The Fifth Circui...

Boyer v. Vannoy  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30487

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief. The court held that petitioner's Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial was not violated; his due process and Confrontation Clause rights were not...

Patton v. Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30879

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment against plaintiff on his failure to accommodate and hostile work environment claims. Because plaintiff failed to brief his intentional infliction...

Harold Rosbottom, Jr. v. Gerald Schiff
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31108
USA v. Alfredo Escobedo, Jr.
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41188
Willian Pineda-Herrera v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60460
Janice Morvant, et al v. USA
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30147
Dagoberto Hernandez-Matute v. Jefferson Sessions,
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60846
USA v. Jeffery Deal
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20133
Michael Carr, et al v. Air Line Pilots Assn, Intl
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20578
Xavier Austin v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20586
Richard Scroggins v. Winn Correctional Center, et
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30302
Mark Savoy v. Howard Prince, Warden
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31121
Duncan v. Wal-Mart Louisiana, LLC  
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31223

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Wal-Mart on plaintiffs' negligence claims under Louisiana's merchant liability statute. Plaintiff Duncan slipped on a mat in front of a Reddy I...

USA v. Sarahi Cruz
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41603
USA v. Allen Griffin
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50729
Everline Nyabwari v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60101
Cesar Pleitez-Nunez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60154
Luis Feusier v. U.S. Parole Commission
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60281
Mary Cherry v. Kroger Texas, L.P.
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-10130
Courtney Sandoz, et al v. Cingular Wireless, L.L.C
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-30576
USA v. Jose Infante-Hernandez
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41045
USA v. Jose Tello-Segundo
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41474
USA v. Randal Bookout
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10411
USA v. Jermaine Stephens
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20495
Guadalupe Welsh v. Fort Bend Independent Sch Dist
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20538
Michael Carr, et al v. Air Line Pilots Assn, Intl
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20578
John Spells v. New Orleans City
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31229
USA v. Jose Capetillo
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40604
USA v. Eva Mendez-Sandoval
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41359
Manuel Aldaco v. Cheron Nash, Warden
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50347
Shavonda Bailey, et al v. City of San Antonio, Tex
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50391
BancPass, Inc. v. Highway Toll Administration, LLC  
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51073

Justia Opinion Summary: This interlocutory appeal arose out of litigation between rival companies that specialize in highway toll collection technology. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of HTA's motion for summary judgment...

USA v. Robert Hopes
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51377
USA v. Timothy Bankston
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60645
USA v. Omar Rodriguez
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40041
Wilmington Trust, N.A. v. Roy Blizzard, Jr., et al
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-50090
USA v. Alejandro Licea-Cerda
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41723
USA v. Wissam Allouche
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50409
Christopher Gaither v. Gregory David, et al
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11107
USA v. Kacey Croxton
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11544
Darian Baker v. City of Clute, et al
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20805
Derrick Sonnier v. Charles Honeycutt, et al
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30149
Angela Jones v. Board of Suprs Univ of LA Sys
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31117
USA v. Eloy Silva
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40167
USA v. Hector Meza-Perez
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51244
USA v. Mario Gonzalez-Zavala
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-40120
Juan Cerda v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 14-60449
Panetti v. Davis  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 14-70037

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of killing his wife's parents and sentenced to death. In this appeal, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of appointed counsel and expert funding under 18 U.S.C. 3599, vacated...

David Rodriguez v. Jonathan Garcia, et al
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51243
USA v. Lamont Devaughn
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10926
TOTAL Gas & Power N Amer, Inc., et al v. FERC, et
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20642
International Marine, L.L.C., et al v. Integrity F
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30456
USA v. Francisco Griego
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41101
USA v. Feliciano Albiter-Miranda
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50139
USA v. Johnny Garcia-Esparza
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50539
USA v. Johnny Ochoa, Jr.
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50634
USA v. Carlos Olvera
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51137
Henry Brown v. USA
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51218
Lisa Chamberlin v. Marshall Fisher, Commissioner
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-70012
Demitri Brown, et al v. Christopher Bridges, et al
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10382
USA v. Maria Rentaria
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11370
USA v. Jesus Rodriguez-Suarez
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11444
Ifeanyichukwu Iroh v. Bank of America, N.A., et al
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20052
Ariana M. v. Eyesys Vision Inc. Plan
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20174
USA v. Simon Cruz-Pena
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30803
Luke West v. Carrie Rieth, et al
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30919
USA v. Carla Salinas-Vargas
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40506
United States v. Jimenez-Elvirez  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40560

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for one count of conspiracy to transport and attempt to transport an undocumented alien within the United States and five counts of aiding and abetting the t...

USA v. Doyle Vanhorn, Jr.
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40569
USA v. Juan Garcia-Moreno
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41246
Quinn v. Guerrero  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41344

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment for defendants in this civil rights case involving claims arising from the execution of a search warrant on plaintiff's house. The court held that the district cou...

USA v. Antonio Ortega-Mendez
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41430
USA v. Rogelio Ortiz-Martinez
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41514
Eva Anderson v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60295
Eva Anderson v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60581
USA v. Michael Herrold
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 14-11317
George Bass v. Pelicia Hall, et al
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60535
USA v. William Orozco
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11503
Blanca Petty v. John Petty, et al
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20306
Whitaker v. Collier  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20364

Justia Opinion Summary: To reset the accrual date, a change to an execution protocol must be substantial, and any new accrual date is applicable only to the portion of the protocol that changed. The switch from manufactured to compounded pentob...

Associated International Insurance Co. v. Scottsdale Insurance Co.  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20465

Justia Opinion Summary: The rights that flow through a subrogation clause allow an insurer to seek reformation of a contract between its insured and a third party. After Associated paid the portion of the underlying settlement that was in exces...

Larry Doiron, Incorporated, et al v. Spclt Rntl To
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30217
USA v. Benjamin Harris
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31048
United States v. Arrieta  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40539

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to dismiss the indictment charging him with possession of a firearm and ammunition while unlawfully present in the United States, in violation...

USA v. Jose Luna-Salinas
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41224
Sabrina Vincent v. College of the Mainland
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41465
United States v. Fidse  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50250

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for conspiring to obstruct an agency proceeding and conspiring to make false statements to the executive branch in a terrorism investigation. The court held that the distri...

Juan Solis v. Frederick Gatson, et al
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50951
Benito Barajas-Flores v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60064
Kris Arthur v. BNSF Railway Company
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10270
USA v. Lee Hobdy
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10357
Rivera v. Bonner  
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10675

Justia Opinion Summary: After an officer of the county jail sexually assaulted plaintiff, she filed suit against the officers and others under 42 U.S.C. 1983. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment and dismiss...

Cheryl Kirk v. Invesco, Limited
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20601
USA v. Gilbert Mauricio
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-51250
Sayles v. Advanced Recovery Systems, Inc.  
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60640

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to plaintiff on grounds that ARS, a consumer debt-collection agency, violated section 807(8) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15...

Howard Brown v. New Orleans City, et al
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-30196
USA v. Edward Gladney
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20063
USA v. Jose Reyes-Ochoa
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41270
USA v. Alexander Jimenez, III
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10124
Dennis Davis v. Fayette County Appraisal Dist, et
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20337
USA v. Mario Cruz
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20785
Elwood Lee v. Offshr Logistical & Transports
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31049
USA v. Jose Lopez-Sanchez
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40191
USA v. Hector Vasquez-Segoviano
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40618
USA v. Raul Cesario-Mendo
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40761
Robert Spong, et al v. Fidlty Natl Prop & Cslty In
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41165