2018 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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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...

USA v. Daniel Melton
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40374
USA v. Joel Childers
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40621
USA v. Ivan Arroyo
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40930
Carl Chester v. Charles Samuels, et al
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41044
USA v. Jeremiah Ramon
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50596
USA v. Michael Castilla
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50832
Lopez Ventura v. Sessions  
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60529

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit held that, because 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(2)(A)(i)(II) does not overcome the presumption against retroactivity, applying it to petitioner was impermissibly retroactive. The court granted the petition for revi...

Lidia Franco-Reyes, et al v. Jefferson Sessions, I
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60607
Yesenia Hernandez De Najarro, et al v. Jefferson S
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60707
USA v. Jose Rodriguez-Torres
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10173
USA v. Dalia Lopez
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40132
USA v. Geovani Pizza-Martinez
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40340
USA v. Martin Palacios-Munguia
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40398
USA v. Ida Sam
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60053
Kenneth Washington v. Copiah County Board of Supr,
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60268
John M. O'Quinn, P.C. v. Lexington Insurance Co.  
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20224

Justia Opinion Summary: In a case arising from a fee dispute about litigation expenses that an arbitration panel found attorneys had improperly allocated to their clients, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment that there was...

Dacar v. Saybolt L.P.  
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20751

Justia Opinion Summary: Saybolt LP, a petroleum products company, used the fluctuating workweek (FWW) method to calculate overtime compensation for some of its oil and gas inspectors who worked radically varying hours each week. Plaintiffs, oil...

United States v. Miller  
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10594

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after she pleaded guilty without a plea agreement to bank fraud. The court held that the district court did not clearly err by applying a two-level enhancement under USSG 3...

Steven Turner, et al v. Gerald Young, et al
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20485
David Sellers v. Minerals Technologies, Inc., et a
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20555
USA v. Juan Hernandez-Artiga
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20658
Barrera v. BP, PLC  
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30122

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of 104 plaintiffs' claims related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Plaintiffs, individuals and associations located in Mexico that rely on the fishing industry...

United States v. Blount  
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30623

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to securities fraud crimes. The court held that the district court did not plainly err by concluding that FINRA's order was a prior administrative o...

United States v. Bolton  
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-60502, 17-60576

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed Defendant Charles Bolton and Linda Bolton's convictions and sentences for various counts of attempted tax evasion and filing false tax returns. The court held that Charles failed to show plain...

USA v. Charles Bolton
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60576
Abel Ochoa v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70016
USA v. Eli Mungia
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10004
USA v. Bobby Perales
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10241
Barry Johnson v. Rickie Patton
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10364
E. Drake v. Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld, et al
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20064
McKinley Polk, et al v. USA
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30572
M.D. v. Abbott  
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40057

Justia Opinion Summary: A certified class of minor children in the Permanent Managing Conservatorship (PMC) of DFPS filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, seeking injunctive relief and alleging that Texas' maintenance of its foster care system expose...

USA v. Maria Sarabia
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40129
Ronald Stafford v. Govt Emply Ins. Co., et al
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60160
Stemcor USA Incorporated v. Cia Siderurgica do Par
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30984
Melissa Lucio v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 16-70027
USA v. Reginald Jackson
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10519
USA v. Norris Fisher
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10980
HSBC Bank USA, NA v. Crum  
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11206

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for HSBC in an action seeking to foreclose on defendant's property. The court held that HSBC was the holder of the home equity note and that defen...

USA v. Rodolfo Nunez-Medrano
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20644
Sultana Entertainment, L.L.C. v. Eliseo Gutierrez,
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20717
USA v. Calvin Effron
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30485
Brand Services, LLC. v. Irex Corp.  
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30660

Justia Opinion Summary: Brand Services appealed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Irex on Brand Services's Louisiana Uniform Trade Secrets Act (LUTSA) claim and its common law conversion claim. The Fifth Circuit affirmed as to...

Hersy Jones, Jr. v. Louisiana State Supreme Court,
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30798
USA v. Ricardo Tirado
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40788
USA v. Mario Estrada-Martinez
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41227
USA v. Raymond Tellez
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51104
Carlos Contreras-Martinez v. Jefferson Sessions, I
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60613
USA v. Darrell Ellington
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10272
Jonathan Raburn v. Wiener Weiss & Madison
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30109
USA v. Johnny Mason, Jr.
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30128
USA v. James Harber
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30146
USA v. Edwin Amaya
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40145
USA v. Valentin Hernandez-Colunga
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40203
Jeneba Barrie v. Nueces Cty District Atty Off
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40513
Henry Seeligson, et al v. Devon Energy Production
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10320
Detra Perkins v. Child Care Associates
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11096
Michael Vaughn, ex rel., et al v. United Biologics
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20389
Allen v. Walmart Stores, LLC  
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20404

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's claims against defendants after plaintiff's daughter died from inhaling a large quantity of aerosol dust remover in a Wal-Mart parking lot. The cou...

State Bank & Trust Co. v. C&G Liftboats, LLC  
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30792

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit dismissed defendants' appeal of the district court's grant of summary judgment to plaintiff in an action under the Ship Mortgage Act. The court held that it lacked jurisdiction over the appeal because t...

USA v. Sandra Haro
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40539
Darlene Amrhein v. USA, et al
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41017
USA v. Mario Garrido
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41081
James Barrett v. Nancy Berryhill, Acting Cmsnr
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41177
USA v. Jeffrey Torres
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50400
USA v. Omar Villalpando-Gonzalez
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50716
Joseph Ward, et al v. John Hellerstedt
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50899
USA v. Erika Ramirez Luna
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10310
USA v. Joe Ramirez
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10680
USA v. Jose Arellano-Gonzalez
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20037
USA v. Rodney Puente
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40092
USA v. Jorge Rojas-Arriaga
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40201
USA v. Gonzalo Mejia-Aguirre
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50323
Ricky Langley v. Howard Prince, Warden
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30486
USA v. Antonio Benjamin
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20625
Paul Poupart v. Timothy Hooper, Warden
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30411
Smith v. School Board of Concordia Parish  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30548

Justia Opinion Summary: A party is bound by the terms of a consent decree that it voluntarily entered. The Fifth Circuit mostly affirmed the district court's judgment finding that Delta had violated a consent decree requiring Delta to comply wi...

United States v. Rivas-Estrada  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40033

Justia Opinion Summary: When a defendant had no opportunity to object to special conditions (because they were unmentioned at sentencing), the Fifth Circuit reviews for abuse of discretion, and any "unpronounced" special conditions must, upon r...

Juan Espinoza, et al v. San Benito Con Indep Sch D
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40839
Barrett v. Berryhill  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41177

Justia Opinion Summary: A social security disability claimant does not have an absolute right to question medical consultants. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the denial of disability benefits to plaintiff, holding that disability claimants' interes...

USA v. Jeffrey Torres
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50400
Moon v. City of El Paso  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50572

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was exonerated for a crime that he served seventeen years in prison for, he filed suit against various government and law enforcement personnel over his wrongful conviction and imprisonment. The Fifth Cir...

USA v. Jesus Olivares
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51115
Siola Quinteros-Hernandez, et al v. Jefferson Sess
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60563
Donise Wilkey v. United Parcel Service, Inc.
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10246
USA v. Arnoldo Garza, Jr.
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10280
USA v. Guillermo Davila-Salazar
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20067
Patrick Murphy, et al v. HSBC Bank USA
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20144
USA v. Rafael Castaneda-Acosta
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40184
USA v. Roberto Betancourt-Castillo
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40190
USA v. Dionicio Carbajal-Escobar
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40287
USA v. Damoni Owens
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 15-11045
Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50092
USA v. Ruben Rangel-Vargas
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11267
Mejia v. Davis  
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41137

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated the district court's grant of habeas corpus ordering petitioner to be retried for killing the victim in a bar fight. The court held that the federal court failed to defer to the state court's re...

United States v. Fuentes  
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50407

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's five year sentence, imposed after the revocation of defendant's supervised release. The court held that it was not plain that under existing law the statutory maximum revoc...

USA v. Adrian Pineda-Orozco
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50867
Edgar Bran-Garrido v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60641
Ibukun Washington v. Michael Mackey, et al
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10039
USA v. Pedro Orozco
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10103
USA v. Samuel Campos
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10356
Bruce Alexander v. Donald Trump, et al
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30616
USA v. Raul Arreola-Marron
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40134
USA v. Jeffrey Parker
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40304
USA v. Jose Chang-Ramos
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50218
USA v. Adrian Gomez-Ureaba
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 15-10670
USA v. Silvano Garcia-Ibarra
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 15-10870
Cedar Lodge Plantation, L.L.C. v. CSHV Fairway Vie
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30742
USA v. Rodrigo Roman
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41033
USA v. Jorge Ortiz-Esquivel
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41203
USA v. Damien Victor
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30125
Curtis Sheppard, Jr. v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40172
USA v. Alberto Proa-Dominguez
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40324
USA v. Jesus Esquivel
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50060
SureShot Golf Ventures, Inc. v. Topgolf Internatio
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20607
Michael Davis v. Gary King, et al
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41086
USA v. Andres Avila-Cruz
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41267
Lorena Munoz Santoyo v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60531
USA v. Yoni Rayo-Espinoza
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10210
USA v. Justin Castro
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10219
USA v. Richard Borek, Jr.
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30250
USA v. Sara Villarreal
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40148
Leroy Smith v. DOWCP, et al
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60099
Ikechukwu Okorie v. MS Board of Medical Licensure,
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60312
USA v. Bryce Hansen
Date: October 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11240
Kiewit Offshore Services, LTD v. Dresser-Rand Glob
Date: October 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20438
USA v. Simon Castro, Jr.
Date: October 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50447
Harvey Funches v. Chase Noland
Date: October 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60431
USA v. Daniel Moss
Date: October 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10215
Shell Offshore, Inc. v. Tesla Offshore, LLC  
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30528

Justia Opinion Summary: After an underwater sonar device (towfish) used by Tesla struck the mooring line of an offshore drilling rig owned by Shell, Shell filed suit against Tesla and International, the company who chartered a vessel for Tesla...

USA v. Juan Ruvalcava-Garza
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10414
USA v. Baldemar Solis
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10678
USA v. David Ledesma
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10969
Jacqueline Stokes v. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11083
USA v. Oakey Chikere
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20022
Barry v. Freshour  
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20726

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a physician licensed in Texas who worked part time at the Red Bluff Clinic in California, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging violation of his Fourth Amendment rights when defendants, employees of the Te...

USA v. Jesus Ortiz-Flores
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20735
Shell Offshore, Incorporated v. Tesla Offshore, L.
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30338
Yarls v. Bunton  
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30779

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit dismissed as moot an action challenging the discontinued practice of Louisiana public defenders of placing indigent, non-capital defendants on wait lists for appointed counsel. The court held that the L...

USA v. Jeffery Perry
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30843
USA v. Jorge Lopez
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41073
Yudhvir Singh v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60167
USA v. Jeremy Tucker
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20111
USA v. Joshua Finley
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30101
USA v. Dennis Brass
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30164
USA v. Saturnino Rodriguez-Quiroz
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40151
USA v. Saturnino Rodriguez-Quiroz
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40152
USA v. Dennis Boquin
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40277
Abie Wolf v. Randolph Osherow
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50310
Tucker v. Collier  
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 15-41643

Justia Opinion Summary: After officials of the TDCJ banned incarcerated adherents of the Nation of Gods and Earth from congregating together as their religion requires, plaintiff filed suit under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Per...

Patrick Ghosh v. Gregory David, et al
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10844
USA v. Adan Melendez
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40375
USA v. Mariano Garcia
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40821
Employees' Retirement System of the State of Hawaii v. Whole Foods Market, Inc.  
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50840

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Whole Foods and its executives, alleging that the company and its executives defrauded Whole Foods shareholders in violation of federal securities law by perpetuating weights-and-measures fra...

Cecilia Chavez-Lopez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60303
USA v. Miguel Urquia-Melendez
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50007
USA v. Miguel Urquia-Melendez
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50008
Donna Pryor v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50009
Patrick Boyd v. Mississippi Dept of Pub Sfty, et a
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60245
USA v. Daniel Gonzalez-Bautista
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 15-41467
USA v. Mario Cruz
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20785
USA v. Jose Vanegas-Martinez
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-40976
USA v. Waymon McLaughlin
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10915
In Re: Deepwater Horizon
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30912
USA v. John Jackson
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41152
USA v. Johan Ramirez-Ibanez
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40023
USA v. Manuel Mendoza-Calderon
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40157
USA v. Mario Martinez-Espinoza
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40186
Alex Roy v. Tanya Lawson, et al
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40222
George Davis, IV v. USW Local 13-423
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40259
Donna Pryor v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50009
USA v. Rodolfo Olivas-Lozano
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50177
Charles Cueva, II v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41211
United States v. Luminant Generation Co.  
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10235

Justia Opinion Summary: An action to recover civil penalties for violation of the preconstruction requirements for major emitting facilities under 42 U.S.C. 7475(a) must be brought within five years of the first day of the alleged construction...

USA v. Juan Marin-Cardona
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11091
United States v. Contreras  
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11271

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress after he pleaded guilty to two counts of receipt of child pornography. The court held that the information at issue fell under the...

USA v. DeAngelo Tate
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20117
Manuel v. Turner Industries Group, LLC  
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30835

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Prudential and Turner for violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and state law. Prudential counterclaimed, seeking repayment of short term disability (STD)...

Dzhamol Mukhtarov v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60734
Bd Aldermen Twn of Tutwiler MS v. State of MS, Off
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60845
Reginald Nelson v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20531
USA v. Antonio White
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50002
In re: Robert Luttrell, III
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10589
Brian Porter, et al v. Jordon Lear, et al
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30811
USA v. Tom McCardell
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30919
USA v. Zerrick Walker, et al
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40207
USA v. Charles Hurt
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40467
USA v. Jose Fabian
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40713
New Hampshire Insurance Co. v. Efrain Dominguez, e
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40773
USA v. Kristopher Ardoin
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41016
USA v. Elias Alvarez
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41213
Funches v. Progressive Tractor and Implement Co.  
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60431

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff lost his arm when his vehicle collided with a piece of farm equipment being towed by a truck, plaintiff filed suit against Progressive, the company that leased the equipment to the driver of the truck, al...

USA v. David Delgado
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10204
USA v. Mark Barnes
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20047
USA v. Christian Rivera-Garcia
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40015
USA v. Roberto Lara
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50155
USA v. Anthony Glover
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41266
USA v. Ramiro Martinez
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50642
Griggs v. S.G.E. Management  
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50655

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of a class action filed by plaintiff, alleging claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The court held that the district court'...

USA v. Santos Diaz-Martinez
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51076
Jose Vasquez-Rosas v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60717
USA v. Jameson Bearden
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10155
USA v. Pedro Briones-Garcia
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20039
USA v. Jorge Morales-Villanueva
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30397
USA v. Armando Amieva-Rodriguez
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 15-41198
United States v. Gomez  
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10690

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his 652 month sentence for drug trafficking and firearms offenses, arguing that the district court improperly enhanced his sentence by applying a two level adjustment pursuant to USSG 3B1.1(c) for bein...

June Medical Services, LLC v. Gee  
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30397

Justia Opinion Summary: Louisiana's Unsafe Abortion Protection Act passed constitutional muster even under the stringent requirements of Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, 136 S. Ct. 2292 (2016) (WWH). The Act requires abortion providers to h...

USA v. Luis Ruiz-Dominguez
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40099
USA v. Arturo Pacheco-Zavala
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40697
Jody McCreary v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40720
Aric Hall v. LVNV Funding, L.L.C.
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41023
USA v. Mario Castillo
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50742
USA v. Jeremiah Ybarra
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50788
USA v. Jose Vasquez
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51109
Gilmore v. Mississippi  
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60608

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff's action against the Installation Commander of Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center and the denial of remand. The court held that the district court did not err b...

USA v. Daniel Dixon
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10572
TK Boat Rentals, L.L.C., et al v. AGCS Marine Insu
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30489
USA v. Jose Cervantes-Valles
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40183
USA v. Carlos Soriano-Vasquez
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50045
Cole v. Hunter  
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Numbers: 14-10228, 15-10045

Justia Opinion Summary: On remand from the Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit considered this case in light of the Court's decision in Mullenix v. Luna. Plaintiffs filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that officers used excessive force when...

Randy Cole, et al v. Michael Hunter, et al
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 15-10045
USA v. Michael Guardiola
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41576
Jose Mejia v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60179
USA v. Joshua Milson
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10274
Sindhi v. Raina  
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11388

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's entry of a default judgment against defendant in an action filed by plaintiff, alleging misappropriation of confidential software and copyright infringement claims, as well...

USA v. Christopher Frank
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30823
USA v. Jesus Alvarez
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40525
Chun Yang v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60755
Peggy Shumpert, et al v. City of Tupelo, Mississip
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60774
USA v. Raul Arellano-Espinal
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40314
Christopher McCoy v. D. Harmon, et al
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11510
Shumpert v. City of Tupelo  
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60774

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment dismissing plaintiff's Fourth Amendment, 42 U.S.C. 1983 excessive force, and state law claims against the city and a police officer after the offi...

USA v. Jose Gonzalez
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40144
USA v. Juan Dominguez-Hernandez
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40258
In Re: Alfred Bourgeois  
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40270

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied movant's request for authorization to consider a successive motion to vacate his death sentence under 28 U.S.C. 2255(h). The court held that movant's successive section 2255 motion presented only...

USA v. Joshua Jackson
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10930
USA v. Ejalte Deleon
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41140
USA v. Venshard Douglas
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51046
Voices for International Business and Education, Inc. v. NLRB  
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60364

Justia Opinion Summary: A Louisiana charter school did not qualify for the "political subdivision" exemption of the National Labor Relations Act and was therefore subject to the Act. In this case, petitioners challenged the NLRB's finding that...

United States v. Nature's Way Marine, LLC  
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60698

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's summary judgment determination that Nature's Way, as the owner of a tugboat, was also "operating" an oil barge that the tugboat was moving at the time of a collision, as th...

USA v. Joel Lomas-Torres
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50210
USA v. Jose Olivarez
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 15-20637
USA v. Tommy Hull, Jr.
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11465
National Urban League, Inc. v. Urban League of Gre
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11469
USA v. Frank Flores
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20733
Doe v. Marine-Lombard  
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30292

Justia Opinion Summary: Three exotic dancers under the age of 21 filed suit challenging Louisiana's amendment of two statutes (Act No. 395) that required entertainers on premises licensed to serve alcohol and whose breasts or buttocks are expos...

Ralph Jones v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30322
USA v. Alex Washington
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41090
USA v. Christopher Ferrell
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41280
Dyrian Strong v. J. Grimes, et al
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51134
Pedro Soriano v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60393
Wrecker Works, L.L.C., et al v. City of Aberdeen,
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60810
Cheryl Johnson-Williams v. CitiMortgage, Incorpora
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10365
James Gressett v. Sheriff's Dept Offcr Precinct
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20018
USA v. Juan Cuellar
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20109
Valvetta McGee-Hudson v. United States of America,
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30524
USA v. Cosme Pimental-Armenta
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60114
USA v. Jesus Montalvo Davila
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20081
Michael Roberts v. City of Houston, et al
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20273
Rickey Gipson v. Keith Deville, Warden
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30871
USA v. Anastacio Hernandez
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40658
Jason Fregia v. Ann Bright, et al
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41193
USA v. Juan Medrano
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41194
USA v. Rene Colon
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41269
USA v. Jimmy Stokes
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60617
Lu Zhang v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60646
USA v. Mickey McClendon
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10063
USA v. Jefferson Aspirlla
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20028
USA v. Ashley Owens
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30007