2018 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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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
USA v. Joel Lomas-Torres
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50211
Alvarez v. City of Brownsville  
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-40772

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was reheard en banc after plaintiff obtained a $2.3 million judgment that was reversed and his claims were dismissed. The court held that plaintiff's Brady v. Maryland claim should have been dismissed as a matt...

USA v. David Lopez
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50520
USA v. Antonio Cisneros
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51145
Changfu Lu v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60408
Mark Soliz v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70019
Miriam Blank v. Jack Nuszen, et al
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20189
USA v. Obed Lopez-Lozano
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11527
USA v. James Quintero
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20727
Roberson-King v. Louisiana Workforce Commission  
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30899

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to LRS in an action filed by plaintiff alleging that she was denied a promotion because of her race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights...

USA v. Christian Delgado
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40447
USA v. Evola Brent
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50241
USA v. Ruben Hernandez-Correa
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10035
USA v. Michael Robertson
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10123
USA v. Sixto Morales-Garcia
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10294
USA v. Nelson Cruz
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20034
Terrence Guillory v. Nancy Berryhill, Acting Comsn
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30308
USA v. Kevin Mitchell
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40102
Kansas City Southern Rwy Co. v. Precision Land Lev
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30480
USA v. Jorge Agustin-Garcia
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41041
Rodriguez-Saragosa v. Sessions  
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60515

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's denial of petitioner's motion to reopen. In this case, petitioner's application for cancellation of removal was denied for reasons that have since become legall...

USA v. Felipe Romero-Araiza
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11143
USA v. Neil Rene
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11456
USA v. Luis Zubia
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11458
Calvin Lewis v. Charles Landis, et al
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20549
Gary Mount v. John Wakefield, et al
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20718
Longhorn Integrity Inspection, et al v. Berwin McC
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20788
USA v. Martin Teran-Contreras
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40522
Lauren C. v. Lewisville Independent School District  
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40796

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of attorneys' fees for plaintiff under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The court held that the hearing officer's decision did not make plaint...

Rebecca Frazier v. Equifax Info Svc, L.L.C., et al
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40855
USA v. Juan Acevedo-Azua
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40868
Stephen Mabry v. Petrohawk Energy Corporation, et
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41013
USA v. Samuel Barragan-Rosales
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41112
Stephen Ostiguy v. Equifax Info Services, L.L.C.,
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50495
Belinda Saunders v. Equifax Info Services, L.L.C.
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50761
Macel Fillmore v. Equifax Information Services
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50960
USA v. Vancent Curtin
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51051
Hitendrakumar Patel v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60496
Longru Wei, et al v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60705
USA v. David Looney
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10060
USA v. Lionel Martinez-Labra
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40074
USA v. Oscar Mora
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50118
USA v. Jose Barraza-Carrera
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50250
United States v. Vialva  
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Numbers: 18-70007, 18-70008

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Bernard and Vialva were convicted of capital murder under federal law and sentenced to death. The Fifth Circuit denied a certificate of appealability (COA) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2253(c)(2). The court held that...

USA v. Brandon Bernard
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-70008
Westfall v. Luna  
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-11234, 16-11708

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court's grant of summary judgment to Officers Nathaniel Anderson, Jose Luna, and Venessa Trevino on plaintiff's false-arrest claims and to Luna on the excessive-force...

Constance Westfall v. Jose Luna, et al
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11708
Gilkers v. Vannoy  
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30279

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of petitioner's Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b) motion seeking relief from the district court's judgment denying his 28 U.S.C. 2254 petition for a writ of habe...

Seismic Wells, L.L.C., et al v. Sinclair Companies
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10500
USA v. Russell Shen
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11253
Jani-King Franchising, Inc. v. Jani-King (GB), Lim
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11254
USA v. Andre Hernandez
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11260
USA v. Roberto Puebla Saavedra
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11358
USA v. Edgar Moreno
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20739
Erick Lawson v. William Stephens, et al
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40387
USA v. Martin Teran-Contreras
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40522
USA v. Salvador Alamilla
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41158
Roy Woodson v. Stuart Jenkins, et al
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50731
USA v. Erasmo Aviles, Jr.
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30001
USA v. Michael Cupp
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30254
In Re: Oleg Jankovic
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50720
Kenneth Koenig, et al v. Aetna Life Insurance Comp
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20674
Zu Aihung v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60651
USA v. Anthony Gutierrez
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10170
USA v. Jorge Ruelas-Martinez
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11177
USA v. Xiao Lin
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11255
Smit v. SXSW Holdings, Inc.  
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50674

Justia Opinion Summary: After an intoxicated driver fled Austin police and knowingly accelerated through a closed city block during the South by Southwest Festival and killed four people, the family of one of the victims filed a wrongful death...

Susan Sideman, et al v. Farmers Group, Incorporate
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51106
Pedro Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Jefferson Sessions, II
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60333
Norma Bustillo-Ramirez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60597
United States v. Islas-Saucedo  
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-40672

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence after pleading guilty to illegal reentry after having been deported. While his appeal was pending, the Fifth Circuit held in United States v. Herrold, 883 F.3d 517, 517 (5th Cir. 2018) (en...

USA v. Jesus Galaviz-De La Cruz
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41621
Parfait v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs  
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60662

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit dismissed a petition for review challenging a ruling by the Benefits Review Board in a proceeding in which petitioner sought benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). Th...

Calvin Hester v. Angela Mamukuyomi, et al
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41287
USA v. Gilberto Perez-Martinez
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51036
USA v. Carol Morris
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51125
James Ferguson v. Tonya Morgan, et al
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60703
USA v. Brenda Rosas
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20056
USA v. Marvin Paige
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30100
Wayne Gordon v. Lacey Langino, et al
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30134
USA v. Jose Acuna-Garza
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40124
William Dale, et al v. Equine Sports Medicine & Su
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10569
USA v. Joel Patton
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10942
USA v. Bryan Cerda
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11010
Alishia Morris v. Lubbock Cty Deten Ctr, et al
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11259
USA v. Miguel Rodriguez-Garcia
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11345
USA v. Abraham Hernandez
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20521
Richard Norman v. H&E Equipment Services, Inc.
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20631
Conn Credit I, LP v. TF Loanco III, LLC  
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40148

Justia Opinion Summary: Conn Credit filed suit against TF Loan for breach of contract and TF Loan counterclaimed for breach. The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's judgment in favor of Conn, holding that Conn's representations and warr...

USA v. Ezequiel Rueda-Saenz
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51067
Melvin Grayer v. James Filliyaw, et al
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60715
Alishia Morris v. L.C.D.C., et al
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10089
Alishia Morris v. Texas Boys Ranch, et al
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10120
Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. v. Burke  
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20026

Justia Opinion Summary: After the magistrate judge concluded, on remand, that defendants met the remaining requirements to foreclose on their mortgage under Texas law, the Fifth Circuit reversed and rendered judgment in favor of Deutsche Bank....

USA v. Marco Diaz Bernal
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20087
USA v. Armando Garcia-Cazares
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40054
United States v. Davis  
Date: September 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-10330

Justia Opinion Summary: On remand from the Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit held that Sessions v. Dimaya, 584 U.S. ___, 138 S. Ct. 1204 (2018), did not affect defendants' convictions for Hobbs Act robbery under 18 U.S.C. 924(c). Therefore, the...

DeVoss v. Southwest Airlines Co.  
Date: September 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11462

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Southwest in an action filed by plaintiff under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), alleging claims of interference and retaliation. The cour...

Trafficware Group, Inc. v. Sun Industries, L.L.C.,
Date: September 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30909
USA v. Juan Rodriguez-Mantos
Date: September 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40842
Leticia Mogollan-Pasten v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60207
USA v. Lino Carrillo-Hernandez
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 15-20731
USA v. Osvaldo Torres-Sosa
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 15-60210
Marvin Waddleton, III v. Bernadette Rodriguez, et
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41154
Marvin Waddleton, III v. Bernadette Rodriguez, et
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41533
Yusufu Danmola v. USA
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10647
USA v. Gerardo Licon
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10966
United States ex rel. Vaughn v. United Biologics, LLC  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20389

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal with prejudice as to relators and without prejudice as to the Government in an action under the False Claims Act (FCA). The court held that the district court did...

Edward Mandel v. Mastrogiovanni Schorch Mersky, et
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40392
USA v. Salvador Colima-Suarez
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40879
Jorge Contreras-Arrizon v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60683
USA v. Delores Rodriguez
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10100
Alessandro Cervantes v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, L.L.
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41569
USA v. John Cheek
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10226
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. The Source for Public Data  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10732

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of CFPB's petition to enforce a civil investigative demand (CID) against Public Data. The court held that, pursuant to 12 U.SC. 5562(c)(2), CFPB failed to advise Publ...

USA v. Tymaine Lewis
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11118
Hager v. DBG Partners, Inc.  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11147

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that DBG had discontinued its Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) health plan without notifying him, in violation of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Recovery Act's (COBRA) notice...

USA v. Clyde Retiz
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11235
USA v. Mario Reyes-Tavera
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11288
USA v. Michael Duenas
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11426
Martha Lockett v. Houston Indep School District
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20656
E. Drake v. Costume Armour, Incorporated, et al
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20671
Patrick Sanders v. Chippi, et al
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20782
USA v. Manuel Cisneros
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40799
USA v. Chad Brewer
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10158
USA v. Marco Baho
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20137
Clay Riggs v. Crawford Jordan, et al
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30233
USA v. Servando Calleja-Sabino
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40089
USA v. Deangelo Swindle
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50021
Sandra Stone v. Kroger Limited Partnership I
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60152
Black v. Davis  
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-10159

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated a certificate of appealability (COA) on two issues and dismissed the appeal. The court held that it had no jurisdiction to issue a COA on an issue in which the district court did not deny a COA....

Linicomn v. City of Dallas  
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10101

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action brought by plaintiff, alleging that police officers violated his Fourth Amendment right...

Philippe Tanguy, et al v. William West
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20655
Mark Zastrow, et al v. Houston Auto M. Imp. Greenw
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20680
Mirza Baig v. Robert McDonald
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20784
Joel Porter v. Times Group, et al
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30144
Darlene Balistreri-Amrhein v. Jeffrey Wall, et al
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40880
USA v. Rafael Cepeda-Olguin
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41002
Jason Walker v. Derek Edge
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41142
Charles Brooks v. Columbus L. Swoops, Jr.
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50239
Juan Martinez-Mendez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60469
Robert Gross v. Jeanine Dannatt
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10078
Deutsche Bank Natl Trust Co. v. Joanna Burke, et a
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20026
USA v. Raul Duarte-Torres
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40122
David Trimble v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30876
Transverse, L.L.C. v. Iowa Wireless Services, L.L.
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-51224
Angela Putty v. Federal National Mortgage Assn
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11404
Richard Barroso v. State of Texas, et al
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20433
Dewey Edwards, et al v. DoorDash, Incorporated
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20757
USA v. Omar Vazquez-Avendano
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41015
Enedelia Rivas v. Wal-Mart Stores Texas, L.L.C.
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41058
Bloom v. Aftermath Public Adjusters, Inc.  
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41087

Justia Opinion Summary: Texas's special tolling rule in Hughes v. Mahoney & Higgins, 821 S.W.2d 154, 157 (Tex. 1991), which suspends the statute of limitations on legal malpractice claims until completion of the litigation from which they arise...

Martone v. Robb  
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50702

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Whole Foods executives, alleging that they breached their fiduciary duties by allowing employees to continue to invest in Whole Foods stock while its value was artificially inflated due to a...

Willard Head v. City of Columbus Light & Water
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60649
Richard Barroso v. State of Texas, et al
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20092
In Re: Alfred Bourgeois  
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40270

Justia Opinion Summary: Movant, a federal death row inmate, sought authorization for a successive motion to vacate his death sentence, claiming that he is intellectually disabled. The Fifth Circuit held that the larger statutory context favors...

Seismic Wells, L.L.C., et al v. Sinclair Companies
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10373
USA v. David Kates
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11031
USA v. Oree Roberson
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11365
Joel Porter v. Times Group, et al
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30144
Rowan Ct Subdivision 2013 L.P. v. Louisiana Housin
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30833
M2 Technology, Incorporated v. M2 Software, Incorp
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40476
Mote v. Walthall  
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40754

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit dismissed defendant's challenges to the district court's rejection of her qualified immunity defense. In this case, plaintiff filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 suit against defendant, the police chief, for wrongfu...

USA v. Alejandro Prieto
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40986
Zadeh v. Robinson  
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50518

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's partial grant of summary judgment of defendants' motion to dismiss and later grant of summary judgment rejecting all remaining claims. In this case, plaintiff and one of hi...

Sonia Rivas De Ortega, et al v. Jefferson Sessions
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60443
Anselmo Rubio-Moncada v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60708
Rebecca Henry, et al v. Clarksdale Muni Separate S
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60731
USA v. Wautesse Bell
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60763
USA v. Reynaldo Hernandez-Hernandez
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20095
USA v. Rene Garcia-Montejo
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40051
USA v. Edwin Ruano-Herrera
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40248
United States v. Fuentes-Canales  
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 15-41476

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied a petition for panel rehearing and withdrew the previous opinions, substituting the following opinion. The court held that, in light of United States v. Herrold, defendant's conviction for burgl...

Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-50408
Imperium Insurance Company v. Shelton & Associates
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60728
Imperium Insurance Company v. Jason Shelton, et al
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60730
David Collie v. Hugo Barron
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10935
Allegiance Bank Texas v. M/V Lake Limo, et al
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41048
USA v. Juan Torres-Carrillo
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41284
USA v. Victor Garcia Garcia
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20160
Larry Gegenheimer, et al v. Raoul Galan, Jr.
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30044
William Muse v. Kenneth Bryan, et al
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30094
USA v. Victor Castillo-Gonzalez
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40131
USA v. Victor Castillo-Gonzalez
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40133
USA v. Edwin Garrido
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 15-40347
Lyda Swinerton Builders, Inc. v. Oklahoma Surety Co.  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20195

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit withdrew its prior opinion and substituted the following opinion in light of the Texas Supreme Court's opinion on rehearing in USAA Texas Lloyds Co. v. Menchaca, 545 S.W.3d 479 (2018). This case involve...

Felix Price v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30689
SCF Waxler Marine, LLC v. Aris T M/V  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30805

Justia Opinion Summary: After a marine accident that resulted in damages estimated to exceed $60 million, Valero, Shell and Motiva asked the court to resolve whether the excess insurers of one of the involved vessels may limit their liability t...

USA v. Dustin Glass
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51071
USA v. Peter Hoffman, et al
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30013
USA v. Michael Arata, et al
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30104
USA v. Peter Hoffman
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30226
USA v. Peter Hoffman, et al
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30527
USA v. Servando Nambo-Alcantar
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20482
Providence Behavioral Health v. Grant Road Public Utility District  
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20571

Justia Opinion Summary: Providence filed suit against Grant Road after Grant Road denied water, drainage, and septic services to Providence's intended psychiatric facility. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment dismissing Pro...

USA v. Sunny Robinson
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20653
USA v. Eduardo Ramirez
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41161
USA v. Rosel Escobar-Martinez
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41270
Steven Jenkins v. D. Harmon
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10132
USA v. Servando Calleja-Sabino
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40085
USA v. Jose Sandoval-Sifuentes
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50418
USA v. Sergio Lagos
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20146
Da Vinci Investment, L. P., et al v. City of Arlin
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11158
USA v. Xiao Lin
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11191
Joshua White v. Robert Jenkins, et al
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20622
Ricardo Sanchez v. Lorie Davis, et al
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20691
Renwick v. P N K Lake Charles, LLC  
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30767

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was injured when he fell off a defective ladder between a casino vessel and hotel owned by PNK, he filed suit against PNK for damages under Louisiana law. The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's g...

USA v. Aaron Sanchez
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40959
Charles Gerard v. John Fox
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40973
USA v. Jason Montgomery
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41182
USA v. Dimas Rodriguez-Gonzalez
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50306
USA v. Dimas Gonzalez
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50309
Maria Reyes Lopez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60449
USA v. Alberto Silva-Ibarra
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10022
USA v. Antonio Anderson
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10064
USA v. Victor Almanzar-Cardenas
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40019
USA v. Peter Hoffman, et al
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30013
USA v. Michael Arata, et al
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30104
USA v. Peter Hoffman
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30226
USA v. Peter Hoffman, et al
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30527
Frank Williams, Jr., et al v. Lockheed Martin Corp
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-31233
Frank Williams, Jr., et al v. Lockheed Martin Corp
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-31236
Michael Jamison, et al v. Del-Jen, Incorporated
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10409
USA v. Federico Matias-Pena
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11475
Ibukun Washington v. Brian Collier, et al
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20641
Frank Williams, et al v. Lockheed Martin Corporati
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30230
Frank Williams, et al v. Lockheed Martin Corporati
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30231
Miraglia v. Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State Museum,  
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30834

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the Museum, alleging discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act, and seeking equitable relief and damages. Plaintiff, a quadriplegic with cerebral pal...

Martinez v. OGA Charters, LLC  
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40920

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy court's finding that proceeds of debtor's liability police were property of the bankruptcy estate. The court held that, in limited circumstances such as the one here, where a sie...

United States v. Hopkins  
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50439

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for evading arrest or detention while using a motor vehicle in violation of the Assimilative Crimes Act. The court held that security force officers on a military install...

USA v. Marciano Vasquez
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50564
Murphy v. Davis  
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70007

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted petitioner a certificate of appealability (COA) to challenge the denial of two of his habeas claims. Petitioner's first claim alleged that his trial counsel was constitutionally deficient during...

Dexter Johnson v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70032
USA v. Shonna Calaway
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10186
Sandra Flores-De Rivas v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60355
Dwayne Myers v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60590
USA v. Jimmy Fuentes
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11355
United States v. Richard  
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30654

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for one count of transportation of child pornography. The court held that defendant waived any challenge to the factual sufficiency of his guilty plea; the...

USA v. Robert Hedrick
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40072
USA v. Cecilio Sandoval-Gonzalez
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51073
Danli Yang v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60581
William Starrett, Jr. v. Lockheed Martin Corporati
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10389
In Re: Alfred Bourgeois
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40270
Blanca Avalos v. Enrique Chavez, Jr., et al
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50163
USA v. Jose Canales-Bonilla
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 15-40442
USA v. Veronique Allen
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30003
Alliance for Good Government v. Coalition for Better Government  
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30859

Justia Opinion Summary: Alliance filed suit seeking to enjoin Coalition's use of its logo for federal trademark infringement under the Lanham Act. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Alliance and enjoined Coalition from usin...

USA v. Bruce Cisneros
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41000
USA v. Daniel Corona-Serratos
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41273
Lorenzo Cueto-Jimenez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60532
USA v. Francisco Ancelmo
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10094
Harvey Sossamon, III v. Jackie Gregory, et al
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10657
Collins Nyabwa v. Houston Police Department, et al
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20062
USA v. Kenneth Sanchez
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11298
USA v. Mark Craven
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11427
USA v. Jose Zuniga
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20127
United States v. Martinez  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20230

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for various immigration crimes stemming from his participation in efforts to recruit and retain undocumented immigrants for employment at WMI in Houston. The court held t...

Craig Washington v. Jose Salazar
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20532
Lawson v. Stephens  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40387

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a pro se 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against prison officials, alleging that he was denied access to rehabilitative programs and services, including sex offender treatment. The district court dismissed the suit...

Richard Plummer v. J. Willis, Warden
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50931
USA v. Melanie Ivy
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51092
USA v. Shawntae Fairley
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60812
USA v. David Nino-Flores
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10144
USA v. Jesus Chavez
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50127
United States v. Calton  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Numbers: 15-10874, 17-10541

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of defendant's motion for two sentence reductions under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2) based on Amendment 782 of the Sentencing Guidelines. The court held that no jurisdiction...

PlainsCapital Bank v. Keller Independent School Di
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11802
Winfrey v. San Jacinto County  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20702

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied a petition for rehearing and a petition for rehearing en banc. The court withdrew its prior opinion and substituted this opinion. The modifications to the original opinion were minor and did not...

USA v. Jose Vega-Zapata
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41219
USA v. Theresa Calton
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10541
USA v. Martavious Keys
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10746
USA v. James Gipson
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10753
USA v. Marquis Streaty
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11088
USA v. Daniel Vela
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11363
Royal Robinson v. Augustus Corbett, et al
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11483
USA v. Donald Golden
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11517
Griener v. United States  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30465

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's actions under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), alleging that his discharge by a VA hospital and its employees intentionally inflicted emotional...

Robae Austin v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30758
United States v. Urbina-Fuentes  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40425

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed defendant's sentence, holding that the district court relied on the wrong version of the Sentencing Guidelines. The court held that because defendant's burglary conviction was not an aggravated...

USA v. Ygnacio Medrano
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41043
United States v. Sanchez  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41233

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's imposition of an above-Guidelines revocation sentence of 32 months' imprisonment for defendant. In this case, while serving a term of federal supervised release, defendant...

Ana Hercules-Quiteno, et al v. Jefferson Sessions,
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60630
Dennis Pierce, Incorporated, et al v. Letitia Pier
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60019
USA v. Jose Lara-Garcia
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 15-40108
PlainsCapital Bank v. Keller Independent School Di
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11802
Tony Decloues v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30579
USA v. Ramon Hernandez-Ramirez
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41253
Samples v. Vadzemnieks  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20350

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of summary judgment to a law enforcement officer based on qualified immunity in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action alleging that he used excessive force when he tased plaintiff...

Veritext Corp. v. Bonin  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30691

Justia Opinion Summary: Veritext filed suit challenging the Board's enforcement of La. Code Civ. Proc. Ann. art. 1434(A)(1), which provides that depositions shall be taken before an officer authorized to administer oaths, who is not an employee...

Krawietz v. Galveston Independent School District  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40461

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment upholding a hearing officer's decision that the school district deprived plaintiff, a high school student with a disability, of a free and appropriate public educa...

United States v. Reddick  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41116

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was whether and when the use of hash values by law enforcement is consistent with the Fourth Amendment. The Fifth Circuit held that, under the private search doctrine, the Fourth Amendment is not...

IAS Service Group, LLC v. Jim Buckley & Assoc.  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50105

Justia Opinion Summary: IAS filed suit against defendant and his company, alleging claims of fraud, fraudulent inducement, fraud by nondisclosure, and breach of contract. Defendant filed a counter suit for breach of his employment contract with...

Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50487

Justia Opinion Summary: After Angus McGinty, a former Texas state court judge, pleaded guilty to Honest Services Wire Fraud after accepting bribes for favorable rulings, he sought to vacate his conviction under 28 U.S.C. 2255. McGinty argued th...

USA v. Rodolfo Saldana-Cordero
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20061
United States v. $472,871.95 in Funds Seized  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10624

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of claimants' motion to release property under civil forfeiture law. The property at issue stemmed from the sale of synthetic cannabinoids that were a controlled sub...

USA v. Gas Pipe, Incorporated, et al
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10626
USA v. LaTonya Carson
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11029
James Rudzavice v. E. Mejia
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11491
United States v. Neba  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20520

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for offenses related to Medicare fraud perpetuated by herself and her husband through their jointly owned company. The court could not say that defendant's crime was not gr...

Assoc Machine Tool Technol v. Doosan Infracore Ame
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20527
USA v. Juan Salinas Ruiz
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20771
USA v. Josue Romero-Perez
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20774
Perniciaro v. Lea  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30161

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, who suffers from schizophrenia and was committed to ELMHS, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that he received inadequate medical care and that defendants failed to protect him from harm. While at ELMHS...

Pruco Life Insurance Co. v. Wayne Breen
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30591
Latory Jones, et al v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc.,
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30955
United States v. Anderton  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40836

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of making a false statement in an immigration document in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1546(a) (Count 1); conspiracy to encourage and induce an illegal alien to reside in the U...

USA v. Marco Nufio
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50579
Glass v. Paxton  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50641

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of claims brought by University of Texas professors challenging a Texas law permitting the concealed carry of handguns on campus and a corresponding University po...

Nancy Elsas v. Brent Preston
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60677
USA v. Lionel Thomas
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30103
USA v. Jose Ramirez Galvan
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11653
USA v. Bryan Gilstrap
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10950
USA v. Matthew McGaugh
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11399
USA v. Morris Okolo
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20053
Cleophus Carraway v. Zae Zeon, et al
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20271
USA v. Henry London, Jr.
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20420
Pruco Life Insurance Co. v. Wayne Breen
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30591
USA v. Rodney Hesson, et al
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30627
John Smith v. Deray McKesson, et al
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30908
USA v. Seth Turner
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40201
USA v. Roland Castro
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40312
Erica Chavez v. State Farm Lloyds
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40861
Shelly Sanders, et al v. Rockey Wright
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41027
Gregory Morse v. Codilis & Stawiarski, P.C., et al
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41096
USA v. Lim Walton
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51085
USA v. Paul Webb
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10299
Wayne English, et al v. Lowell Cage
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20014
USA v. Johny Gardner
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50024
USA v. Rhonda Fleming
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20448
USA v. Martin Teran-Contreras
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40522
United States v. Ponce-Flores  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40807

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to being unlawfully present in the United States after removal following his conviction for an aggravated felony. The court held that the district c...

USA v. Eddie Wiese, Jr.
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50445
PBBM-Rose Hill, Ltd. v. Commissioner  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60276

Justia Opinion Summary: The Commissioner issued a final partnership administrative adjustment that determined PBBM was not entitled to a charitable contribution deduction to the North American Land Trust and assessed a penalty for the overvalua...

Ava Coleman v. MS Dept of Marine Resources
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60644
Travis Runnels v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70031
O'Donnell v. Harris County  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20466

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted a motion for stay pending appeal brought by fourteen judges in a class action against Harris County and its officials under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that the County's system of setting bail for...

Steven Butler v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-70006
Kelso v. Butler  
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 15-30169

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of defendant's motion for judgment as a matter of law under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50. In this action asserting breach of contract, the court held that, assu...

USA v. Chanze Pringler
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-10738
Ray Freeney v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-70007
USA v. Steven Carter
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30862
Rigoberto Mata, Jr. v. Derek Edge
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41095
Magdalena Eubank v. Lockhart Independent Sch Dist
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50604
USA v. Jose Esquivel-Buentello
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50637
21st Mortgage Corp. v. Glenn  
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60533

Justia Opinion Summary: Under Section 506(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, delivery and setup costs should not be included in the valuation of a retained mobile home in a Chapter 13 proceeding. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment...

Richland Equipment Co., Inc. v. Deere & Company
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60631
USA v. Helber Valdez
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 15-41013
USA v. Lugardo Vazquez-Hernandez
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 15-41687
USA v. Florencio Rosales-Mireles
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 16-50151
USA v. Jose Deleon-Facundo
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20486
Ephrem Eyob v. Mitsubishi Caterpillar, Inc.
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20536
Erwin Semien v. USA
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40970
Smith v. Hood  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60122

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendants, under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, following his involuntary civil commitment. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's...

USA v. Hipolito Quintero-Mendoza
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20091
USA v. Fidel Flores
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 15-41209
Joseph Flores v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20672
United States v. Hoffman
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30013
United States v. Arata  
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-30104, 16-30226, 16-30013, 16-30527

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Peter Hoffman, Michael Arata, and Susan Hoffman challenged their convictions for crimes related to the submission of fraudulent claims for tax credits related to the film industry in Louisiana. The government...

USA v. Peter Hoffman
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30226
USA v. Peter Hoffman, et al
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30527
USA v. Tracy Love
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11384
Ephrem Eyob v. Mitsubishi Caterpillar, Inc.
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20536
Travis Seals, et al v. Brandon McBee
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30667
James v. Woods  
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30783

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for father and girlfriend in an action brought by stepfather, alleging malicious-prosecution and intentional-infliction-of-emotional-distress (IIE...

USA v. Alejandro Gallegos-Lira
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50210
Allan Wolf v. Deutsche Bank Natl Trust Co., et al
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50732
USA v. Jose Maldonado-Flores
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50741
Joseph Falcetta, Jr. v. USA
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50753
USA v. Jeremiah Ybarra
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50801
USA v. Mack Cole
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50847
USA v. Andre O'Brien
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50879
National City Golf Finance v. Scott  
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60283

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant moved to rescind a settlement from a lawsuit about golf carts and to vacate the dismissal under state contract law. The Fifth Circuit held that the district court did not have jurisdiction to resolve the motion...

Paul Blank v. Deutsche Bank Natl Trust Co.
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10054
USA v. Daniel Casas-Hernandez
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20048
USA v. Lionel Martinez-Labra
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40083
Odle v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-10347

Justia Opinion Summary: Would-be plaintiff–intervenors filed a motion to intervene after the district court had already entered a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1) stipulated dismissal of plaintiffs' claims. When the district court held...

USA v. Ringo Labrador
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11008
USA v. Noe Galvan-Perez
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20036
USA v. Jose Fiallos
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20423
USA v. Margarito Alvarado
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40684
USA v. Marcos Alvarez-Garcia
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41169
USA v. Angel Solis-Sanchez
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41249
USA v. Armando Zarco-Contreras
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41277
USA v. Casy Frazee
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51127
Donald Smith v. Angel Myers, et al
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60245
Daniel Acosta-Sarmiento v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60603
Scott Pendergraft, et al v. Network of Neighbors,
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20045
USA v. Jose Espinoza-Oropeza
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50065
USA v. Simon Cruz-Pena
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30803
Atlantic Specialty Insurance, et al v. Porter, Inc
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-31259
Jean Lombardi v. Bank of America, N.A., et al
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10323
Adkins v. USDA  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10759

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was a statutory scheme that dictates how to calculate farmers' crop insurance policies. Determining that it had jurisdiction over the appeal, the Fifth Circuit held that farmers were permitted to...

USA v. Eustacio Soto, III
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10972
United States v. Romero-Medrano  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20172

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit withdrew its prior opinion and issued the following opinion. The court affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for distributing child pornography and possessing child pornography. The court held t...

USA v. Juan Romo Vera
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20177
Norman Agnew v. Phillip Graham, et al
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20672
Pam Miletello v. R M R Mechanical, Incorporated, e
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30873
Saenz v. Gomez  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41004

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's judgment, holding appellants liable for a non-dischargeable judgment stemming from appellee's fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of c...

USA v. Eleasar Torres
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41075
United States v. Vasquez  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50564

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's convictions for drug trafficking and killing while engaged in various drug-trafficking crimes. Defendant was a hitman for a violent drug cartel and his charges stemmed from efforts...

Qinglin Cheng v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60124
First Guaranty Bank v. Pioneer Health Services, In
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60824
Miguel Luna v. Lupe Valdez, et al
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10211
USA v. William Lozano
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40002
Brandi Stokes v. Christopher Corsbie, et al
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50093
USA v. Eliseo Montes, Jr.
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-51053
USA v. Jose Arreola Avalos
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11257
USA v. Daniel Vela, Jr.
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11364
USA v. Joseph Gonzales-Jacobs
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11437
USA v. Kindy Romero-Medrano
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20172
Durwin Abbott v. Percy Babin, et al
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30514
USA v. Lewis Armstrong
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30686
United States v. Brown  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40740

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Defendant owned and operated a company that originated loans insured by the FHA. The court held that signing the loan application in t...

USA v. Alberto Castro, Jr.
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41254
USA v. Jorge Montemayor-Ramirez
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41255
Alaska Electrical Pension Fund v. Asar  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50162

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fund filed suit alleging that Hangar and three of its officers engaged in securities fraud. The Fifth Circuit held that the district court did not err in dismissing the section 10(b) of the Securities and Exchange Ac...

Hebbronville Lone Star Rentals, LLC v. Sunbelt Rentals Industrial Services, LLC  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50613

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from the parties' dispute over Lone Star's proposed adjustments to a Revenue Calculation that provided payment to Sunbelt. The arbitrator agreed with Lone Star's upward judgment to the revenue attribu...

Vega Duron v. Johnson  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60460

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of an action, based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction, brought by children to halt the deportation of their father. The children argued that their father's d...

USA v. Chris Martin
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20058
Vicki-Lou Novak v. Chicago Title of Texas, L.L.C.
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50040
Thomas Jones v. Singing River Health Svc Fdn, et a
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60130
King v. Davis  
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 15-20434

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief to petitioner where he was convicted of murder with a deadly weapon and sentenced to 45 months in prison. The court held that the state court's reso...

In Re: Deepwater Horizon
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30918
USA v. Jose Ramos
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41483
USA v. Latroy Burris
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10478
USA v. Christopher Williams
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11065
USA v. Larry Taylor
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11183
USA v. Irving Flores-Fuentes
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11351
USA v. Luis Delprado
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11535
Seals v. McBee  
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30667

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's partial summary judgment in favor of plaintiff in an action challenging Louisiana Revised Statutes 14:122 as unconstitutionally overbroad in violation of the First Amendmen...

Ricky Hayes v. Dearborn National Life Ins Co.
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30670
Keith Redburn v. Charmelle Garrett
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40670
Francisco Rodriguez v. Brownsville Indep Sch Dist
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41115
USA v. Gerardo Yanez-Herrera
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41216
USA v. Francisco Pena-Mota
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41238
USA v. Luis De La Rosa-Soto
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41278
USA v. Irick Oneal
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50320
USA v. Victor Montalvo-Juarez
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50791
USA v. Sergio Ortiz Gomez
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51146
Christopher Diggs v. Burlington No & Santa Fe Rwy
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60355
Jose Garcia-Perez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60441
Williams v. Manitowoc Cranes, LLC  
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60458

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Manitowoc Cranes after her husband, John, was injured in a crane accident that rendered him physically and mentally incapacitated. The jury ruled for plaintiff, finding that Manitowoc failed...

Lesly Matamoros-Serrano, et al v. Jefferson Sessio
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60610
Crutsinger v. Davis  
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70018

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of petitioner's request for $500 in funding under 18 U.S.C. 3599 for a preliminary review of DNA evidence. The court held that the district court did not abuse its d...

Mason James v. Richard Fank, et al
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-40093
Nautilus, Incorporated v. ICON Health & Fitness, I
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50097
Jesse Cooley, Jr. v. DOWCP, et al
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-60020
Victor Revencu v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60851
USA v. Marko Shaw
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11354
Papa Huluwazu v. Secretary of the Air Force, et al
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11508
Satterfield and Pontikes Construction v. US Fire Insurance Co.  
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20513

Justia Opinion Summary: A general construction contractor, S&P, filed suit against its secondary insurance provider, US Fire, after US Fire refused to cover damages S&P incurred when a courthouse construction project went awry. The Fifth Circui...

Thomas v. Vannoy  
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30178

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of habeas relief to petitioner. The court held that the Louisiana Supreme Court's resolution of petitioner's Fifth Amendment double jeopardy claim on direct appeal wa...

Firefighters' Retirement System v. EisnerAmper, LLP  
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30273

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiffs' claims against defendant as premature. Plaintiffs alleged that Eisner, seeking to maintain its relationship with Leveraged and some related funds,...

Durwin Abbott v. Percy Babin, et al
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30514
Royal SMIT Transformers BV v. Onego Shipping & Chartering, BV  
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30543

Justia Opinion Summary: A Himalaya Clause that protects downstream carriers from suit by a cargo owner does not, in and of itself, limit the cargo owner's ability to receive the recovery to which it is entitled. After Royal SMIT's transformers...

USA v. David Rico
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40749
USA v. Francisco Cruz-Gonzalez
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41145
USA v. Christian Gutierrez
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41272
United States v. Gurrola  
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50325

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for three counts of conspiracy to kill in a foreign country and four counts of conspiracy to cause travel in foreign commerce in the commission of murder-for...

USA v. Jonathan Salazar
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50420
USA v. Jose Vidales-Vazquez
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51009
USA v. Jose Vidales-Vasquez
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51010
Singh v. Sessions  
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60320

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted a petition for review of the BIA's order affirming the IJ's decision denying petitioner's application for asylum and withholding of removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and th...

Lawanda Jones v. Education Affiliates, Inc.
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-20051
Budhathoki v. Nielsen  
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-51449

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, who were each over the age of 18, had filed Suits Affecting Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR). In the SAPCR suits, the state courts awarded child support and made certain findings. After plaintiffs received t...

USA v. Vernon Wheeler
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10607
David Schoor v. Mike Brown, et al
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11027