2018 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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USA v. Kenneth Davis
Date: December 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11416
USA v. Luis Rosales-Martinez
Date: December 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40465
USA v. Mark Rodriguez
Date: December 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50877
Hal Charpia v. Vandwell Robinson, et al
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30695
Carol Paselk v. Bayview Loan Servicing, L.L.C., et
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41061
Mark Engle v. Hunt County Texas Commissioner, et a
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10309
USA v. Erin Domino
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10601
Israel Curtis v. Donald Sowell, et al
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20164
USA v. James Pitre
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30527
USA v. Johnnie Doggins
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40009
USA v. Damacio Velez-Villanueva
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40430
USA v. Oscar Garcia-Gonzalez
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40490
Seydi Chavez-Euceba v. Matthew Whitaker
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60250
Nall v. BNSF Railway Co.  
Date: December 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20113

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against his employer, BNSF, for disability discrimination and retaliation after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and later placed on medical leave by the company. The Fifth Circuit reversed...

Gurule v. Land Guardian, Inc.  
Date: December 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20710

Justia Opinion Summary: One of the plaintiffs in this case rejected a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 offer of judgment and proceeded to trial, where she prevailed on her Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claim and was awarded damages and atto...

USA v. Eric Ugorji
Date: December 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20778
Jason Hacker v. N. Cain, et al
Date: December 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30879
Jennifer Crampton v. Jon Weizenbaum, et al
Date: December 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51126
BP Exploration & Prodn, Inc., et al v. Claimant ID
Date: December 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30593
USA v. Eduardo Segoviano-Briseno
Date: December 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40243
Joshua Barnes v. Ronald Givens, et al
Date: December 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50081
USA v. Gonzalo Holguin-Hernandez
Date: December 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50386
Telisa Blackman v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11820
USA v. Dominique Smith
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10522
USA v. Nehemias Cabrera
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50300
USA v. Juan Reyes-De La Rosa
Date: December 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40550
USA v. Erick Lopez Mesa
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-50434
Christiana Trust v. Riddle  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11429

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's claim that the bank was vicariously liable for the failure of the bank's loan servicer to comply with the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RE...

Silvia Ortega-Hernandez, et al v. Matthew Whitaker
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60672
USA v. William Franco
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10271
Moore v. Tangipahoa Parish School Board  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30114

Justia Opinion Summary: In this school desegregation case, at issue was the reimbursement of expenses for a court-appointed oversight official. After the district court ordered an increase in the official’s compensation, the school board appeal...

Dean v. Phatak  
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20650

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a state medical examiner, appealed the district court's denial of his motion for summary judgment based on qualified immunity on claims arising from the failed prosecution of a husband for the death of his wif...

USA v. Juan Avila-Gonzalez
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10145
USA v. Cliff Valencia
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10662
USA v. Tony Tshiansi
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10666
USA v. Yaser Moreno
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11286
USA v. Patrick Graydon
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11370
Gahagan v. US Citizenship & Immigration Services  
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-30898, 17-30901, 17-30999

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit held that attorneys appearing pro se can not recover fees under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The court affirmed the district court's judgment in an action brought by an immigration attorney un...

Michael Gahagan v. DOJ, et al
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30901
Michael Gahagan v. US Citizenship & Img Services,
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30999
Warren Havens v. Maritime Communications/Land, et
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60742
Irma Sibrian-Torres v. Matthew Whitaker
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60770
USA v. Micaha Sneed
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10445
USA v. Zarko Vidic
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10613
USA v. Victor Sagvedra
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20271
USA v. Jose Gomez-Rocha
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40125
USA v. Osbaldo Navarro
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40327
USA v. Marcelino Jaime-Luna
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50349
USA v. Emanuel Harrison
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11641
USA v. Javier Lozano
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41516
Johnson v. Halstead  
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10223

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of qualified immunity to defendant, the chief of police, on plaintiff's hostile work environment claim where plaintiff, a police sergeant, sufficiently alleged that...

USA v. Christopher Douglas
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30884
USA v. Christopher Douglas
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30890
Randle v. Crosby Tugs, LLC  
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30963

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for the vessel owner in an action alleging that the vessel owner breached its duties under the Jones Act to provide plaintiff with prompt and adeq...

Gerson Martinez-Nataren v. Matthew Whitaker
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60842
Rhonda Fleming v. Jody Upton, et al
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10116
USA v. Roberto Tirado-Guerrero
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10625
USA v. Ricardo Gracia-Hernandez
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40208
Erasmo Santa, Jr. v. Maria Herr, et al
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50226
Meador v. Apple, Inc.  
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40968

Justia Opinion Summary: Under Texas law, a driver's neurobiological response to a smartphone notification cannot be a cause in fact of a car crash. Plaintiffs filed suit against Apple, alleging that a tragic car accident was caused by Apple's f...

USA v. Javier Araujo
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10209
USA v. Garrett Mack
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10217
Keith Cole v. Bryan Collier, Executive Dir, et al
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20402
USA v. Fernando Chavez-Gonzalez
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40232
USA v. Mikeael Bowen
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40286
USA v. Francisco Aleman
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41110
USA v. George Foster
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50465
John Holmes v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50874
Halprin v. Davis  
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70026

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of petitioner's request for an evidentiary hearing and denial of his application for a certificate of appealability (COA). Petitioner was a member of the "Texas Seve...

USA v. Ernesto Martinez, Jr.
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10480
USA v. Ignacio Custodio-Suarez
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20328
Darin Williams v. United Parcel Service, Inc.
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30641
USA v. Kendall Lucas
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40100
USA v. Rogelio Galarza-Chavez
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40429
USA v. Shabbar Rafiq
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10588
Ricky Justice v. Lorie Davis, et al
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40171
USA v. George Foster
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50465
USA v. Carlos Lopez
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10303
USA v. Undral Jernigan
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10362
Claimant ID 100262194 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30486
Claimant ID 100262194 v. BP Exploration & Production, Inc.  
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30486

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Settlement Agreement Appeal Panel affirmed the Claim Administrator's classification of the Arcadia Facility as a "Failed Business," Graphic Packaging sought and was denied discretionary review from the district...

USA v. Edgar Mendez-Becerra
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40137
USA v. Edwin Andrus
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40173
United States v. Harrison  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11641

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of petitioner's ineffective assistance of counsel claim. The court held that the magistrate judge should have held an evidentiary hearing to investigate petitioner's...

Luther Caldwell v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41230
Taylor Carlisle v. Newell Normand
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30226
USA v. Reginald Ellison
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30863
Jenkins v. Hall  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60043

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of petitioner's 28 U.S.C. 2254 petition for habeas corpus relief, holding that the Mississippi Supreme Court's decision was not contrary to or an unreasonable applic...

USA v. Eugene Martinez
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10412
Mohammed Omran v. Robert Wyche, et al
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30042
Claimant ID 100196090 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30137
Marty Hebert v. Louisiana
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30463
Jody Gary v. Women & Child Hosp of Delaware
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30468
Derrick Coleman v. Halcon Resources Corporation
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30488
Elva Garza v. James Caplin
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40130
USA v. Gustavo Zavala-Delgado
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50219
Santos Socop-Mendez v. Matthew Whitaker
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60232
Juan Segundo v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-70029
USA v. Matthew Monsisvais
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11630
Brown v. Taylor  
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11644

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff filed a pro se complaint under 42 U.S.C. 1983, seeking damages for his mistreatment at various civil commitment facilities and a county jail, the Fifth Circuit vacated the district court's sua sponte dism...

Willie Banks, et al v. St. James Parish School Boa
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-31052
Carlos Londono-Gonzalez v. Matthew Whitaker
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60766
Pan American Life Insurance Co v. Louisiana Acquis
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30769
United States v. Douglas  
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-30884, 17-30890

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to kidnapping and drug charges. The court exercised its discretion in reviewing the district court's application of the sentencing guidelines and hel...

Kelvin Dunn v. Marquette Transportation Co.
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30889
USA v. Christopher Douglas
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30890
Clinton McGraw v. United Tugs, Incorporated
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30932
Ford v. Davis  
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50336

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of a petition for habeas corpus relief based on the ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC). The court held that the district court correctly determined that the...

United States v. Foster  
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50465

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated defendant's conviction for transporting aliens for commercial advantage or private financial gain, and remanded for a new trial. The court held that the government's introduction of videotaped d...

Stephen Bernal v. Bexar County, et al
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50500
Texas v. Travis County  
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50763

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of an action brought by the State of Texas, seeking a declaratory judgment under 28 U.S.C. 2201 that SB 4 -- which curbs sanctuary city policies by requiring law enforcement agenc...

USA v. Robert Bahena, Jr.
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50775
Sue White, et al v. DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc.
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51140
Cordellra McCaley v. Pelicia Hall, Commissioner, e
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60638
USA v. Miguel Hernandez-Anguiano
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10081
USA v. David Harder
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10140
USA v. Randy Pittman
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10203
USA v. Brent Blaylock
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10437
USA v. Anthony Woollis
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10651
USA v. Kristopher Facio
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10861
USA v. Pedro Moreno
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20081
Eugene Atkins v. M. Stancil
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30466
George Rosas v. Nueces County
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40155
USA v. Keithon Garland
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40193
USA v. Domingo Bolanos-Verdin
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40215
USA v. Mikeael Bowen
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40289
Heather Trautman v. Time Warner Cable Texas, L.L.C
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50053
Valerie Berry v. City of Clinton, Mississippi, et
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60129
William Mauldin v. Allstate Insurance Company, et
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11274
Steven Charlot v. City of Houston, et al
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20797
BP Exploration & Production, Inc. v. Claimant ID 100094497  
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30949

Justia Opinion Summary: BP sought discretionary review of an Appeal Panel's calculation of lost profits owed to appellee under the Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damages Class Action Settlement Agreement. The Fifth Circuit vacated the...

USA v. Ivan Servin
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50247
USA v. Archie Jenkins
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50811
Glen Antunez-Blanco v. Matthew Whitaker
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60537
Glen Antunez-Blanco v. Matthew Whitaker
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60793
USA v. Mazarious Coleman
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30338
Rogers Atkins v. Morehouse Parish, et al
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30487
Jerrell Marshall v. Department of Corrections, et
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30745
Donald Ingle, Jr. v. Pam Pace, et al
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40012
USA v. Homar Guerrero, Jr.
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40254
USA v. Osbaldo Navarro
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40326
USA v. Rogelio Galarza-Chavez
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40431
Christopher Jackson v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-70014
USA v. Israel Perez-Jimenez
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-10135
USA v. Eduardo Davila-Medina
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41027
USA v. Gilberto Gomez
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10690
Alishia Morris-O'Brien v. Joseph Brim
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11327
Scooter Robinson v. Frank Shaw, et al
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60695
James Schaeffer v. Warren County, Mississippi, et
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60857
Alishia Morris v. City of Lubbock, et al
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10076
USA v. Moises Jimenez
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10208
USA v. Charles Hunter
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10492
Koerner v. CMR Construction & Roofing, LLC  
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision setting aside CMR's default, grant of summary judgment in CMR's favor, and denial of plaintiff's Rule 59(e) motions for reconsideration. The court held that the di...

Frank Ballero v. 727 Incorporated, et al
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30318
USA v. Jose Hernandez
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30406
USA v. Cornell Simon
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40177
Richard Bartholomew v. Brad Livingston, et al
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20721
Cumpian v. Alcoa World Alumina, LLC  
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40825

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated the district court's summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff's action for negligence against three defendants. The court held that the district court erred by denying the motion to remand this a...

USA v. Christopher Faulkner
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-11089
USA v. Antonio Jacobo
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20021
Jessie Washington v. D. Harrison, et al
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20362
Debra Lohri v. Specialized Loan Servicing
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40174
USA v. Juan Tanguma
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40506
George Mears v. Lance Jones, et al
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60001
Ronald Bias v. Tangipahoa Parish School Board
Date: December 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30982
Deon Lee v. USA, et al
Date: December 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30531
Claimant ID 100299837 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: December 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30685
Volvo Financial Services v. Williamson  
Date: December 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60229

Justia Opinion Summary: Volvo filed suit against defendant for breach of contract after he defaulted on payments under eight separate promissory notes. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Volvo, holding...

USA v. Martin Navarro
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11791
Linda Winston v. Nancy Berryhill, Acting Cmsnr
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11173
USA v. Marco Santillan-Molina
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11449
SEC v. Sethi  
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41022

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of the SEC's motion for summary judgment, holding that defendant offered securities and committed securities fraud in violation of the Securities and Exchange Act. Th...

USA v. Jorge Guzman-Cruz
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51048
Thomas Campbell v. Angela Brown, et al
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60248
Adonay Migueles Alfaro v. Matthew Whitaker
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60429
Adonay Migueles Alfaro v. Matthew Whitaker
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60859
In Re: Joseph Garcia
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-11546
Mississippi Rising Coalition, et al v. City of Oce
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60473
Robert Sparks v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-70013
Joseph Blimline v. Thirty Unknown Employees, et al
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-10067
United States v. Nino-Carreon  
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11433

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's 50 month sentence after he pleaded guilty of illegal reentry after removal. The court held that, although defendant was correct that the district court erred in scoring three prior...

Septimus Anderson v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11450
USA v. Alonzo Escalon
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10354
Benjamin Franklin v. Beeville City, Texas, et al
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40384
USA v. Ayibatonye Bienzigha
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50100
Daniel Henriquez v. 42 U.S.C.654(3) TX Child, et a
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50601
USA v. Rickey Robertson
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60085
Mississippi Rising Coalition v. City of Ocean Springs  
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60473

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's order dismissing plaintiff's claims under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), challenging a resolution requiring the Mississippi state flag to be flown over city hall and other mun...

Garcia v. Jones  
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-70031

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction and dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. 1983 complaint with prejudice pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915A. Plaintiff argued that the...

Joseph Garcia v. Bryan Collier, et al
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-70032
United States v. Reyes-Contreras  
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41218

Justia Opinion Summary: Reyes-Contreras pleaded guilty of illegal reentry. Because he had been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in Missouri, the district court applied a 16-level USSG 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii) sentencing enhancement for a crime of...

USA v. Kendrick Fulton
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11165
USA v. Broderick Mathes
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30749
USA v. Gilberto Garcia
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40711
USA v. Juan Salinas
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41062
USA v. Rudolfo Paredes
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50748
USA v. Kentrell Ezenwere
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20201
USA v. Bartolome Bail-Romero
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40341
USA v. Gustavo Rojas-German
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40414
Phillip Harvey v. Bexar County Sheriff's Dept, et
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50202
In Re: Dewey Bryant
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60703
USA v. Keilon Sanders
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10354
Benedict Emesowum v. City of Houston, et al
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20245
David Sellers v. Minerals Technologies, Inc., et a
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20555
USA v. Daverne Foy
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50908
USA v. Curtis Craven
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60210
Maria Tacam-Garcia, et al v. Matthew Whitaker
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60791
USA v. Ivan Cruz-Martinez
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10460
USA v. Guadalupe Macedo
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10617
USA v. Damario Henderson
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30357
Scott Shine v. Ricky Jones, et al
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40533
USA v. Jamian Jackson
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50215
Francisco Perea, et al v. United States Bureau of
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50392
USA v. Tony Crawford
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60179
In Re: Bryant  
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60703

Justia Opinion Summary: The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) currently manages the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, but control would transfer to a new board under Senate Bill 2162, which was recently passed by the Mi...

Blackman v. Davis  
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11820

Justia Opinion Summary: Blackman was convicted of murder in 1998 and sentenced to life imprisonment. In a successive Section 2255 application, she challenged her conviction under Brady v. Maryland, Napue v. Illinois, and Giglio v. United States...

Forby v. One Technologies, L.P.  
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10883

Justia Opinion Summary: Forby filed a state court class action against Tech for violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (ICFA) and unjust enrichment under Illinois law. In its notice of removal, Tech did no...

Jayson Crawford v. Southwest Airln Co. Bd of Trst
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11058
USA v. Noble Ezukanma
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11121
E. R. v. Spring Branch Independent School District  
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20494

Justia Opinion Summary: E.R. has a history of life-threatening, non-convulsive, seizures, manifested by minor changes in her personality. The seizures must be timely treated by activating an implanted vagus-nerve stimulator and administering a...

USA v. Barry Druilhet, Jr.
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-31009
Carmen Trevino, et al v. Rolando Trujillo , Jr.
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41235
USA v. Rodolfo Garcia, Jr.
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50756
USA v. Anthony Ferrari
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10079
USA v. Feliciano Soto-Lugo
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10498
Claimant ID 100227611 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30396
Donnie Ducksworth v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40139
USA v. Victor Arenas-Cruz
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40437
USA v. Dominic Walton
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10199
Robby Trevino, et al v. City of Fort Worth, et al
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11095
USA v. Gary Graves
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11276
Stephen Helpert v. Steven Walsh
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40963
USA v. Juventino Mendoza Soto
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50354
USA v. Pete Lucero
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50709
USA v. Oscar Mendoza Martinez
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50767
USA v. Mario Vera-Flores
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10421
USA v. Roberto Rodriguez
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40143
USA v. Darrin Soza
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40386
USA v. Dontrelle Sanford
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60287
USA v. Rene Medina-Mendoza
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10452
USA v. Michael Galvan
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10761
Anthony Burns v. Lorie Davis, Director, et al
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20632
Smith v. Chrysler Group, L.L.C.  
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40901

Justia Opinion Summary: Smith was killed while driving a 2013 Jeep Wrangler, manufactured by Chrysler. Days after the crash, Chrysler sent out a Recall Notice: the transmission oil cooler (TOC) tube of some 2012 and 2013 Wranglers might leak, w...

Ronnie LaFleur, Sr. v. St. Elizabeth Hosp Staff ER
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41067
David Ponder v. Avalon Corrtl Services, Inc., et a
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50695
USA v. Edgar Pineda-Pineda
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51078
USA v. Edgar Pineda
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51079
Nemias Vasquez-Ajpacaja, et al v. Matthew Whitaker
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60125
Acosta v. Hensel Phelps Construction Co.  
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60543

Justia Opinion Summary: Hensel, the general contractor building a new Austin public library, maintained control over the worksite through on-site management personnel, Hensel's subcontractor, HEW, worked on the project’s East Screen Wall. HEW's...

USA v. Kali Lord
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10387
Ricardo Sanchez v. Doris Davis, et al
Date: November 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50072
USA v. Emilio Garza
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10531
USA v. Wilbert Mathes
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30537
Brand Services, LLC v. Irex Corporation
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30660
USA v. Edilberto Diaz
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40125
USA v. Servando Gonzalez
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41174
Bennie Ward v. Christopher Epps
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60147
USA v. Ramon Montero
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10153
USA v. Christopher Simmons
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10328
USA v. Garland Miller
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30306
USA v. Carlos Tobar-Torres
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40224
USA v. David Wills
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40234
USA v. Roberto Reyes-Aguilar
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40275
Aggreko, L.L.C. v. Chartis Specialty Ins. Co.
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40325
USA v. Jesus Martinez-Cerda
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50204
USA v. Armando Siqueiros
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50228
USA v. Carlos Aleman-Galindo
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50244
Scooter Robinson v. Norris Hogans, et al
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60006
Edward Brown v. Wilkinson County Sheriff Dept., et
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60439
USA v. Carlos Perez-De Leon
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 15-40761
USA v. Raul Rodriguez-Martinez
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10846
USA v. Roland Castro
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40312
USA v. Bobby Lance
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40708
Jose Pineda v. Matthew Whitaker
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60074
Annette Benjamin v. Felder Services, L.L.C.
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60662
Uyless Jones v. City of Houston, et al
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20223
Angel Randolph v. OSC-Management, Incorporated
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30734
USA v. Gerald Graves
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40212
Adela Rivera v. Marco Cantu, et al
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40276
USA v. Miguel Ramos-Lozano
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40348
John Thorne v. Union Pacific Corporation, et al
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50019
USA v. Alfredo Perez-Montero
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50122
USA v. Alfredo Perez-Montero
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50132
Blayne Williams, Sr. v. City of Austin, et al
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50344
United States v. Valle-Ramirez  
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 15-41719

Justia Opinion Summary: On remand from the Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment reflecting defendant's conviction under the relevant Georgia statute as an aggravated felony under 8 U.S.C. 1326(b)(2). The court...

Delaughter v. Woodall  
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60246

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against the medical administrator and a medical services contractor for the Mississippi Department of Corrections, alleging that defendants violated his Eighth Amendment rights b...

Evanston Insurance Co. v. Mid-Continent Casual  
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20812

Justia Opinion Summary: Mack truck’s primary insurer refused to contribute more than $1 million toward the settlements of the final three auto collisions, claiming that they were part of a single "accident" under its policy and that $1 million...

USA v. Anthony Guebara
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51047
Artur Tchibassa v. Warden Scott Willis
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51130
USA v. Alfredo Medina
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10751
USA v. Ramon Moreno-Coronado
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40305
USA v. Norma Padilla-Moradel
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40400
Hummel v. Davis  
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-70004

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied a certificate of appealability to challenge the district court's denial of petitioner's federal habeas corpus petition under 28 U.S.C. 2254. The court held that petitioner failed to show that jur...

USA v. Earlie Dickerson
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20161
United States v. Dickerson  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-20270, 17-20161

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for conspiracy and several counts of mail fraud. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying defendant's motion for a new...

USA v. James Hilton
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20730
Doe v. Marine-Lombard  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30292

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied a petition for rehearing en banc; treated the petition for rehearing en banc as a petition for panel rehearing; and granted the petition for panel rehearing. The court withdrew its prior opinion...

USA v. Julio Osorio
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40535
Davis v. Credit Bureau of the South  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41136

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of plaintiff's motion for attorney's fees. The court held that there were special and unusual circumstances justifying the denial of attorney's fees. In this case, p...

USA v. Samuel Allen
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60780
USA v. Bodrick Little
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10390
Jane Doe v. Harris County, Texas, et al
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20270
USA v. Jose Perez
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20393
Blake Sandlain v. C. Johnson
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30314
USA v. Pedro Campos-Contreras
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40417
USA v. James Mowery
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60158
USA v. Avniel Anthony
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11509
Okpala v. Whitaker  
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60391

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted a petition for review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's deportation order. The court held that the BIA erred in construing 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2)(A)(iii) to apply to an individual who was a...

Worldcall Interconnect, Inc. v. FCC, et al
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60736
USA v. Luis Soto-Silva
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10282
USA v. Ignacio Leija-Ramirez
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20205
USA v. Sonia Morgan
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40110
USA v. Jesse Marquez
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40354
Scott Zirus v. Sharon Keller, et al
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50233
USA v. Derrick Jimerson
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41262
USA v. Latroy Burris
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10478
USA v. Baldemar Solis
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10678
Jackie Ladapo v. Target Stores, Incorporated
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10810
USA v. Tonya Evans
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10891
Cristain v. Hunter Buildings and Manufacturing, LP  
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20667

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, who was injured on the job, filed suit against his employer for retaliation and age discrimination. After the case proceeded to trial, the district court granted the employer's renewed motion for judgment as a...

USA v. Byron Lassalle
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30418
Sentry Select Insurance Co. v. Jessica Lopez, et a
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50915
JCB, Incorporated v. Horsburgh & Scott Company
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51023
USA v. Thomas Darwish
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60228
Travis Simmons v. Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20168
Patrick Ester v. Dallas Jones
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40081
USA v. Cesar Hernandez
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11299
Patrick Collins, et al v. Steven Mnuchin, Secretar
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20364
USA v. Quinn Reed
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30451
Jimmy Moore v. William Charles, et al
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40252
Dunster Live, LLC v. LoneStar Logos Management Co.  
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50873

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, a defendant is not eligible for fees when the plaintiff obtains a dismissal without prejudice because such a dismissal does not establish the winner of the dispute. The Fifth Circuit h...

JCB, Inc. v. Horsburgh & Scott Co.  
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51023

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit certified two questions regarding the "unpaid commission due" under the Texas Sales Representative Act to the Supreme Court of Texas: (1) What timing standard should courts use to determine the existenc...

USA v. Eliud Serna, Jr.
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10320
Flora Rodriguez v. Deutsche Bank National Trust
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20060
USA v. Deshan Spivey
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30226
USA v. Rodrigo Escobedo-Coronado
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40067
Ocwen Loan Servicing, L.L.C. v. Su Nguyen
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40278
USA v. Dusty Haynes
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50071
USA v. Rosario Divins
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50390
Billy Cheeks v. Sheri Talley, et al
Date: November 12, 2018
Docket Number: 15-50901
Auther Anderson, et al v. YRC, Incorporated
Date: November 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10703
Alisha Morris-O'Brien v. Dept of Family Protc Serv
Date: November 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11264
USA v. Jose Quinteros-Sorto
Date: November 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41236
JB Mortgage Company, L.L.C. v. Gary Haisler, et al
Date: November 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50966
Tracy Beatty v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: November 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70024
USA v. Eliseo Perrett-Guajardo
Date: November 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20130
Ralph Slaughter v. Dale Atkins, et al
Date: November 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30181
USA v. Gustavo Chacon-Encinas
Date: November 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40166
Regina Thomas, et al v. So Farm Bureau Life Ins Co
Date: November 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60400
USA v. Maximiliano Zavala Romero
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41092
Quandrala Peterson v. Brookshire Grocery Company,
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30930
USA v. Oscar Diaz
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40995
David Johnson v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20052
USA v. Gerardo Montes-Barrientos
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40024
USA v. Jose Facuse-Ananias
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50267
USA v. Humberto Rodriguez-Lozano
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10657
United States v. Graves  
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11276

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's imposition of a $5,000 special assessment and held that 18 U.S.C. 3014 allows the district courts to consider defendant's future earning capacity when determining whether a...

Charleston Hudson v. State of Mississippi, et al
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60190
Henry Hinton, Jr. v. Dennis Martin, et al
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60525
Mauricio-Benitez v. Sessions  
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60792

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied a petition for review of a final order of removal issued by the BIA. Petitioner claimed that he never received notice of his removal hearing. The court held that petitioner failed to provide the...

USA v. Miguel Olvera-Cruz
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10605
USA v. Manuel Sanchez-Vazquez
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50216
Carlos Ferrari v. BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, e
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20556
USA v. Mehmood Patel
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30725
Jeffrey Todd v. Reginald Hawkins, et al
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51015
Zulme Rodriguez Sanchez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60691
USA v. Paula Villalva-Patricio
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60737
Joel Calinders-Guerra v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60841
USA v. Jose Bernal-Gaitan
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10326
Troy Rhodes v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30347
Texas Education Agency v. United States Department of Education  
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60500

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Department of Education issued a proposed determination that Texas was ineligible for $33.3 million of future grants because of the shortfall in both aggregate and per capita state funding, the state argued tha...

George Robinson, Jr., et al v. City of Baton Rouge
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30512
USA v. Jorge Blanco-Rodriguez
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40516
USA v. Patricio Ramirez-Torres
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10071
USA v. Kevin Gobert
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20101
United States v. Reed  
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30296

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Walter and Steven Reed appealed their convictions for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering, as well as the substantive counts of wire fraud and money laundering. Walter was also convicted of ad...

June Mayberry v. Beverly Gordon, et al
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40983
USA v. Robert Borowski
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41217
USA v. Alba Rojas
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10168
USA v. Winter Le Boyette
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10286
In Re: Emanual Fields
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10837
Emanual Fields v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10888
William Pearson v. Frequency Car Audio #1, L.L.C.,
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20769
USA v. Theron Johnson
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30928
USA v. Carolyn Boehm-McCauley
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41167
Fard Dickerson v. John Edwards, et al
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30185
USA v. Reyna Tinoco
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40373
John Goode v. Greenstream Intl, L.L.C.
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50312
USA v. Daniel Larios-Villatoro
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20194
USA v. Shabbar Rafiq
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11057
USA v. Drayon Conley
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11357
United States v. Lewis  
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50526

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated defendant's conviction for count 23 -- possession, use, and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence (brandishing) -- where both parties agreed that under United States v...

Erika Yanez-Pena v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60629
USA v. Elva Salgado
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10343
USA v. Cheryl Waller
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20781
Travis Seals, et al v. Brandon McBee
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30667
United States v. Gonzalez  
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40895

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. The court held that there was ample evidence introduced at trial by which a jury could find...

USA v. Raul Stevens
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40899
Almeida v. Bio-Medical Applications of Texas, Inc.  
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50916

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for the employer in an action alleging retaliation under Texas law. The court held that, although the district court erred by concluding that New...

Ruben Ovalles v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60438
Alishia Morris v. Aaron Carter, et al
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10088
USA v. Alex Perez
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10244
USA v. Byron Horn
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10277
USA v. Jose Espinoza-Mendoza
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40107
USA v. Adam Vargas
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40207
USA v. Victor Morales-Morales
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50363
Salah Atia v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60088
Raby v. Davis  
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-70018

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied petitioner's application for a certificate of appealability (COA) to challenge the denial of his Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(6) motion. The court held that there were no extraordinary c...

Rubio v. Davis  
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20671

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's dismissal of a petition for habeas corpus based on lack of jurisdiction. At issue was whether petitioner was "in custody" under the challenged state court judgment. The cou...

USA v. Gary Abernathy
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10985
USA v. Bertulio Moreno-Alvarez
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11090
USA v. Chris Herrera
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11418
SCF Waxler Marine, L.L.C., et al v. Aris T M/V, et
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30805
USA v. Luis Soria
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41150
USA v. Demetrius Rankin
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60798
USA v. Richard Marcel
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10150
Diane McIntyre v. Ben E. Keith Company
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10478
USA v. Quinton Hall
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30014
United States v. Perez-Ceballos  
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40036

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed defendant's conviction for bank fraud perpetrated upon a branch of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank under 18 U.S.C. 1344(1). The court held that there was insufficient evidence to show that defendant mad...

USA v. Heriberto Tellez-Meza
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40039
USA v. Facundo Ruiz-Ruiz
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50360
John Greer v. L. Shults
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60018
USA v. James Frye
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60551
RPD Holdings, LLC v. Tech Pharmacy Services  
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11113

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from RPD's purchase of a patent license from multiple debtors in bankruptcy sales of their estates. Tech Pharm alleged that RPD did not have rights under the license to Tech Pharm's patented invention...

USA v. Rufus Johnson
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30694
USA v. Dusty Loughridge
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30903
Paul Duriso, et al v. West Gulf Maritime Associati
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40938
USA v. Ismael Romero-Mendoza
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51144
Azucena Guillen-Lara, et al v. Jefferson Sessions,
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60555
Juana Chevez-De Gonzalez, et al v. Jefferson Sessi
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60838
Fabian Hernandez v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70015
Bryan Cole v. Darrel Vannoy, et al
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30246
Jose Velasquez, et al v. Kirstjen Nielsen, et al
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40140
USA v. Miguel Uvalle-Echavarria
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40264
USA v. Marie Cervantes
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50140
Peter Casey v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, et al
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50380
Winder Mejia-Bautista v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60080
United States v. McDaniels  
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20508

Justia Opinion Summary: After the dismissal of defendant's 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion, he filed a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59(e) motion to alter the judgment. The district court dismissed the Rule 59(e) motion without an evidentiary hearing....

United States v. Porter  
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-31184

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's convictions for charges related to a murder for hire and held that defendant was competent to stand trial. The court could not say that the district court's considered decision that...

USA v. Ricardo Salazar-Razo
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20791
Ashford v. Aeroframe Services, LLC  
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-30142, 17-30483

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under Louisiana law in state court against Aeroframe and ATS. ATS subsequently moved the state court proceeding to federal court. The Fifth Circuit vacated and remanded the matter to state court, ho...

Michael Ashford, et al v. Aeroframe Services, L.L.
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30483
Susan Cammack v. Robert Barton
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50749
USA v. Charles Bolton, et al
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60502
USA v. Charles Bolton
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60576
Worldcall Interconnect, Inc. v. FCC  
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60736

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied WCX's petition for review of the FCC's order denying its application for review to apply the Automatic Roaming Rule to its dispute. The court held that any alleged error that the Commission may h...

USA v. Percy Demerson
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10349
Ralph Rogers, Sr. v. Brewer, et al
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20009
USA v. Armando Hernandez
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20094
USA v. Julian Villegas-Hernandez
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40279
USA v. Alejandro De La Luz-Ramos
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40322
Jerry Mason v. Fremont Investment & Loan, et al
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10941
IberiaBank v. Broussard  
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30662

Justia Opinion Summary: IberiaBank filed suit against defendant in state court under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), seeking a declaratory judgment that IberiaBank was not required to pay defendant, a former employee, his success bonus...

Xiu Ren v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60632
USA v. Jesus Zuvieta-Torres
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10230
USA v. Willie Reynolds
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30248
USA v. Willie Reynolds
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30249
USA v. Luciano Flores-Jimenez
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40078
USA v. Nelly Cazares
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40296
Three Expo Events, LLC v. City of Dallas  
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10632

Justia Opinion Summary: Three Expo filed suit against the City and sought a preliminary injunction preventing the City from enforcing Resolution No. 160308, which denied Three Expo's requests to contract with the City to hold a three-day adult...

United States v. Bowens  
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10822

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for various crimes committed during robberies of wireless-telecommunications stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The court held that the evidence was suffi...

Hernandez v. Results Staffing, Inc.  
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11201

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's order granting RSI's Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b) motion for relief from the court's prior judgment. The court held that the district court did not lack jurisdicti...

USA v. James Williams, II
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11486
Sandifer v. Hoyt Archery, Inc.  
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30124

Justia Opinion Summary: After Dr. Alan Sandifer was pierced in the head by the cable guard of his 2007 Hoyt Vulcan XT500 bow, his family filed suit against Hoyt Archery and its insurers under the Louisiana Products Liability Act (LPLA) alleging...

USA v. Alhan Sanchez
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40961
Princella Steels v. TDCJ, et al
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50558
Northfield Insurance Company v. Charles Herrera
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51080
Jinfeng Wu v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60749
USA v. Christopher Lemon
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60834
Cheryl Simani v. Beechnut Academy
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20197
Tina Alexander v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20289
USA v. Sergio Varela-Vallecillo
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40095
USA v. Jose Gomez-Vazquez
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50280
USA v. Ladarius Jackson
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60084
Hancock v. Davis  
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20662

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of a petition for habeas corpus relief as untimely. The court held that petitioner failed to present new evidence of actual innocence under Moore v. Quarterman, 5...

USA v. Christopher Gonzalez
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10268
Michelle Jackson v. BNSF Railway Company
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10872
Silguero v. CSL Plasma, Inc.  
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41206

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Chapter 121 of the Texas Human Resources Code (THRC), alleging that CSL Plasma did not accept plaintiffs' plasma donations based on plaintiffs' di...

United States v. Bolton
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-60502, 17-60576
USA v. Charles Bolton
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60576
USA v. Melvin Summers
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60673
USA v. Angel Alfaro-Hernandez
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20303
Audrey Rayford, et al v. Karl Storz Endoscopy Amer
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30602
USA v. Egil Sanchez-Zacarias
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40117
USA v. Luis Guerra-Palomo
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50286
Mansour Al-Saud v. Youtoo Media,L.P., et al
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10622
United States v. Conner  
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11417

Justia Opinion Summary: The 60-day deadline to file a notice of appeal under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(1)(B) operates any time the government was a party to one of the consolidated lawsuits, even where the appeal solely concerns...

2200 West Alabama, Inc. v. Western World Insurance
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20640
Tractor and Equipment Company v. Dual Trucking and
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30746
USA v. Cordell Johnson
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30937
Billy Wardlow v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70029
USA v. Manuel Munoz-Betancur
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20187
USA v. Rodney Roberts
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50017
Eric Anzaldua-Nevarez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60023
Anibal Canales, Jr. v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-70009
USA v. Orlando Cardenas
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11309
USA v. Howard Grant
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20702
USA v. Luis Guzman Gallegos
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20810
Steven Walcott, Jr. v. Nurse Pat, et al
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30789
United States v. Johnson  
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30937

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. The court held that the district court did not commit a plain or obvious error in assigning a cr...