2018 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 2001 - 2500 of 3052

Sonia Almendarez-Funez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: May 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60370
Blaine Milam v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: May 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70020
USA v. Kevin Prentice
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10113
Automation Support, Inc. v. Becky Wallace, et al
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10433
USA v. Juan Salazar-Sanchez
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10667
George Barnes v. Houston Texas Law Center
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20446
Jose Iraheta v. Linebarger Goggan Blair, LLP, et a
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20505
Clara Ellis, et al v. U. S. Dept of Veterans Affai
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20595
In re: Magnolia Fleet, L.L.C., et al
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30923
Shelley Soniat v. Texas Real Estate Commission, et
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40637
USA v. Belia Mendoza
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50631
Ernesto Hernandez-Rivera, et al v. Jefferson Sessi
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60359
Anthony Haynes v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 15-70038
USA v. Manuel Eguia
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11780
Alejandro Leal v. Richard Wiles, et al
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-51410
Mark Christensen v. Eddy Mejia
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10001
USA v. Rodolfo Cuellar, Jr.
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10747
Willie Milton v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10775
USA v. Xavier Cooper, II
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20467
Catherine Williams v. State of Louisiana
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30153
Raquel Hinojosa v. Petra Horn, et al
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40077
Denisse Villafranca v. Mike Pompeo, Secretary, et
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40134
Jose Velasco v. City of Brownsville, et al
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40940
USA v. Billal Dekkar
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50421
USA v. Adrian Guerrero
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50669
City of El Cenizo v. Texas  
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50762

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit withdrew its prior opinion in order to eliminate reference to United States v. Gonzalez-Longoria, 831 F.3d 670 (5th Cir. 2016) (en banc), given that decision's abrogation by the Supreme Court in Session...

Silvia Hernandez-Sanchez v. Jefferson Sessions, II
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60392
Cabrera v. Sessions  
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 15-60711

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied in part and granted in part a petition for review of the BIA's dismissal of an appeal of the IJ's denial of relief. The court held that the BIA erred in requiring petitioner to prove past persecu...

USA v. Raymond Porter
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30807
Mark Hallcy v. Ken Coughlin, et al
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10749
United States v. Fillmore  
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-51427

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated in part and remanded in part defendant's 51 month sentence for conspiracy to maintain a chop shop. The court held that defendant was not "in the business" of receiving and selling stolen propert...

Impact Fulfillment Svc, L.L.C. v. Graham Packaging
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10454
USA v. Christopher Thompson
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11059
Gulf Coast Workforce, L.L.C. v. Zurich Amer Ins Co
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30379
Pershing, L.L.C. v. Thomas Kiebach, et al
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30520
Shirley Rombough v. Guy Bailey, et al
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40432
Maria Perez-De Vigil v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60325
Stephanie Warren v. Federal National Mtge Assn
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10567
Schaeffler v. United States  
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10719

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of the Government's motion to dismiss taxpayers' action seeking a refund for an overpayment because it was time-barred. The court agreed with the district court and t...

Cid Meadows v. City of Crowley
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10752
USA v. Jose Herrera-Alvarado
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20078
Emily-Jean Aguocha-Ohakweh, et al v. Harris County
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20259
USA v. 3330 N. Border Ave, Weslaco TX
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40225
Diamond Consortium, Inc., et al v. Mark Hammervold
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40582
USA v. Jerry Urbina
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50597
USA v. Jose Gracia-Cantu
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 15-40227
USA v. Sean Page
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41174
Bobbie Hefner v. Texas Health Memorial Hospital, e
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10669
USA v. Rickey Beene
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30383
USA v. Miguel Medina-Reyes
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50639
USA v. Juan Compian
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41692
USA v. Rommel Osuna-Fornez
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10684
Yvette Coleman v. Bank of America, N.A., et al
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11022
USA v. Jose Arroyo-Raya
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20305
Robert Templet, Sr. v. Avondale Industries, Inc.,
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30676
Benson v. Tyson Foods, Inc.  
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40161

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed from a jury verdict in favor of Tyson for disability claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq. The Fifth Circuit held that the district court did not abuse...

USA v. Jose Serrano-Cadena
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40965
Florida Stanford v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., et
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41026
Edgar Garcia-Diaz v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60218
USA v. Glenn Bonano, Jr.
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60481
Fratta v. Davis  
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70023

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied petitioner a certificate of appealability (COA) to challenge the denial of his petition for habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. 2254. In this case, petitioner requested a COA on whether he demonstrated...

Erika Arroyo v. Oprona, Incorporated, et al
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20576
USA v. Hector Cervantes-Sanchez
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40399
USA v. Eusebio Castillo
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40746
USA v. Francisco Roman
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50657
Astrid Escobar-Umanzor v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60039
Yaneth Umanzor-Maldonado v. Jefferson Sessions, II
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60041
Quitman Carter v. B. Blackmon
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60376
USA v. Eduardo Hernandez-Saenz
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-10084
Yony Diaz v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-10724
USA v. Kenyan Buchanan
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10926
Ricky Shugart v. Donnie Foster, et al
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40334
Veasey v. Abbott  
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40884

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed and rendered the district court's permanent injunction enjoining Senate Bill 14 and 5, which concerned the state's former photo voter ID law. SB 14 generally required voters to present one of f...

USA v. Saul Guzman-Bonilla
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41102
James Koncak, et al v. Deutsche Bank National Trus
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10648
USA v. Alejandro Chavez-Garcia
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10963
USA v. Reynaldo Rendon, Jr.
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11009
Robert DeFranceschi v. Seterus, Incorporated, et a
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11151
Guerra & Moore Limited, L.L.P. v. Marco Cantu, et
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40966
Entergy Texas, Inc. v. Nelson  
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50042

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was whether a certain Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) order conflicted with a prior Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order. The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's ord...

USA v. Jesus Nevarez-Salazar
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50917
Nevarez Law Firm, P.C. v. Dona Ana Title Company,
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51083
Dina Asmitia v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60143
Joseph Gerhart, et al v. Rankin County, Mississipp
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60287
Christopher v. Johnson & Johnson  
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-11051, 16-11052, 16-11053, 16-11054, 16-11056, 17-10030, 17-10031, 17-10032, 17-10034, 17-10035

Justia Opinion Summary: These appeals and cross-appeal stemmed from the Pinnacle Hip multidistrict litigation (MDL). After plaintiffs received Pinnacle's metal-on-metal design, suffered complications, and required revision surgery, plaintiffs s...

Richard Klusmann, et al v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11052
Donald Greer v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., et al
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11053
Robert Peterson, et al v. Johnson & Johnson Svc, I
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11054
Margaret Aoki v. Johnson & Johnson Svc, Inc., et a
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11056
USA v. Dezmond Edwards
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20756
Guadalupe Campos v. USA
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-51476
Margaret Aoki v. Johnson & Johnson Svc, Inc., et a
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10030
Jay Christopher, et al v. Johnson & Johnson Svc, I
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10031
Donald Greer v. Johnson & Johnson Svc, Inc., et al
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10032
Richard Klusmann, et al v. Johnson & Johnson Svc,
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10034
Robert Peterson, et al v. Johnson & Johnson Svc, I
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10035
Faye Searcy, et al v. CitiMortgage, Incorporated
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10599
Roberto Sanchez v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10652
USA v. Lee Bell, Jr.
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10800
USA v. Jesus Zendejas
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10989
Edwards v. DoorDash, Inc.  
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20082

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of DoorDash's motion to compel arbitration and dismissal of an action brought by an independent contractor. Plaintiff had filed a putative class action, alleging clai...

USA v. Larry Alston, Jr.
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30559
USA v. Roberto Loya, et al
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50116
USA v. Walter Barrios-Grande
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50691
In Re: Erick Davila
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10455
USA v. Farai Marunda
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11377
Robin Rivers v. Federal Express Ground, et al
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20032
D'Onofrio v. Vacation Publications, Inc.  
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20628

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that her former employer, Vacation, interfered with her rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FLMA). Vacation counter sued, alleging that plaintiff and her husband breached plaintiff's...

Campos v. United States  
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-51476

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's claims against the Government for false arrest and false imprisonment under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). Plaintiff claimed that she was fals...

John Sexton, et al v. Deutsche Bank National Trust
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10208
USA v. Olbin Lazo-Palma
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10727
USA v. Luis Quinones
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10794
Jeffrey Bailey, et al v. Shirley Bailey, et al
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20014
USA v. Robertson Williams
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20397
USA v. Ezequiel Landaverde-Castillo
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30293
USA v. David Diaz, Jr.
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30294
USA v. Amelia Victor
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30613
Eiad Odeh v. City of Baton Rouge/Parish
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30793
United States v. Rodriguez-Aparicio  
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40165

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for illegal reentry. The court held that defendant's possible misunderstanding of the consequences of testifying triggered no duty for the district court to explain the r...

Abelardo Gonzalez v. Anna Sarabia, et al
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40188
Hernandez v. United States  
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50313

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff challenged the district court's denial of her request to receive a certificate described in 28 U.S.C. 2513 from the district court that set aside the conviction. In this case, defendant was convicted of and imp...

In Re: Erick Davila  
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10455

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied motions for authorization to file a successive habeas petition under 28 U.S.C. 2244, and for a stay of execution. Movant was sentenced to death after he used a semiautomatic assault rifle to open...

Frederick Bodison v. T. Werlich
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 15-30232
Romero v. Grapevine, Texas,  
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10083

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of a motion to dismiss plaintiff's claims against the City and Eddie Salame, Chief of the Grapevine Police Department (GPD). The court also affirmed the district cour...

USA v. Jose Garcia
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10552
USA v. Victor Castillo
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10633
USA v. Jose Villanueva-Cardenas
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11137
Lawrence Higgins v. Richard Morris, et al
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20134
David Marx v. Louisiana State Police, et al
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30290
USA v. Jesus Munoz-Rivera
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50692
Patricia Tejada-Jimenez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60065
Berta Erazo-Aguilar v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60123
USA v. Davian Wilson
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60197
Jedidiah Murphy v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-70007
Fredrick Ward v. Pierre Jorden, et al
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60682
USA v. Freddy Cantu, Jr.
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10975
USA v. Raymond Sanchez Lopez
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11043
USA v. Steve Zuniga
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11123
USA v. Aaron Valdez
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20262
USA v. Alexander Segovia
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30565
USA v. Jose Sandoval, Jr.
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40891
Allen Hale, III v. City of Biloxi, Mississippi, et
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60565
USA v. Jesus Flores, III
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-40622
Nester v. Textron, Inc.  
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-51115

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff suffered permanent injuries when an unmanned utility vehicle ran her over, the jury awarded her and her husband a $15 million verdict. The Fifth Circuit affirmed, holding that the district court did not a...

Donald Zimmerman v. City of Austin, Texas
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-51366
USA v. Tasha Wilson
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10742
USA v. Shamarion Graves
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20414
Donna Smith v. Thomas Brown, et al
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30252
USA v. Felix Hernandez
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40808
USA v. Jaime Medina-Cruz
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-41225
Tate Clark v. Southwest Airlines Company
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-51026
In Re: Salas  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 14-50674

Justia Opinion Summary: In accordance with a written plea agreement, Salas is serving a 288-month federal sentence for trafficking in cocaine and heroin. The Fifth Circuit denied Salas, authorization to file a second or successive 28 U.S.C. 225...

USA v. Jermon Hubbard
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11621
USA v. Iran Hernandez-Martinez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11769
USA v. Abelardo Villasana-Aleman
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41574
USA v. Rodney Tilley
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10094
USA v. Javier Martinez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10448
USA v. Jammie Moore
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10685
USA v. Jerry Nguyen
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10707
USA v. Tyler Knight
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10709
USA v. Juvenal Delbosque
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10718
USA v. Wesley Woodyard
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10793
USA v. Ryan Jeffrey
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10807
USA v. Dimitrise Lyghts
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10808
USA v. Jose Marquez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10877
OHA Investment Corp. v. Schlumberger Technology Corp.  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20224

Justia Opinion Summary: Vendors and contractors provided materials and services in connection with an offshore mineral lease. Under the Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act, La. Rev. Stat. 9:4863(A)(1), 9:4864(A)(1), they secured liens on the lessee’s o...

USA v. Adolfo Reyna-Pena
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20292
USA v. Javier Perales-Marina
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20296
USA v. Freddie Scales
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20390
USA v. Rafael Rodriguez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20395
USA v. Martin Ramirez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20453
Johnson v. Thibodaux City  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30088

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson, Every, Green, and Robinson were riding in a truck. Thibodaux Officer Amador recognized Robertson and knew she had an outstanding warrant. He stopped the truck, asked Robertson to exit, and handcuffed her. Every...

USA v. Reginald Williams
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30442
USA v. Kenisha Jackson
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30462
Aptim Corp. v. McCall  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30772

Justia Opinion Summary: McCall resigned from Shaw and later became the CEO of Allied, Shaw’s direct competitor. Shaw sued, citing noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements in McCall’s employment contract. Those agreements call for arbitration a...

USA v. Eusebio Ramirez-Ordaz
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40094
USA v. Hipolito Montanez-Aquino
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40466
USA v. Luis Barnett-Alaniz
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40490
Donis Denby v. Bosco, et al
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40565
USA v. Benito Villa-Ramirez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40596
USA v. Jose Guerra
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40632
USA v. Mario Lopez-Gonzalez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40643
USA v. Marco Navarro
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40646
USA v. Luis Celedonio-Santiago
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40685
USA v. Anuar Nunez-Mendoza
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40714
USA v. Jon McNeely
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40716
USA v. Aquilino Sanchez-Clara
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40784
USA v. Jose Guevara-Blanco
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40785
USA v. Vanessa Bernal
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40815
USA v. Julio Ramirez-Herrera
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40820
USA v. Juan Zambrano, Jr.
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40832
USA v. Jose Caxaj-Alvarez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40835
USA v. Veronica Romero
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40840
USA v. Ismael Quintanilla-Alvarez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40865
USA v. Tomas Aquino-Pacheco
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40962
USA v. Hirineo Gamez-Ortega
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40972
USA v. Alejandro Garza-Lopez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40977
USA v. Isidro Campos-Hernandez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40982
USA v. Richard Trevizo-Chavez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50242
USA v. Delfino Sistos
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50405
USA v. Anibal Calix-Lopez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50471
USA v. Luis Francisco-Juan
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50482
USA v. Manuel Chavez, Jr.
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50610
USA v. Rodrigo Gonzalez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50693
USA v. Terrance Livingston
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50694
USA v. Marcial Lopez-Lopez
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50863
USA v. Eligio Mendez
Date: April 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41057
USA v. Robin Haigler
Date: April 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-51361
USA v. Artemio Hernandez
Date: April 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10773
Clinton Ards v. Martin, et al
Date: April 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20151
Vernon Goodlow v. James LeBlanc, et al
Date: April 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30484
Esaw Lampkin v. Bobby Dean, et al
Date: April 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40107
USA v. Joshua Lovett
Date: April 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50265
USA v. Yirandy Almaral
Date: April 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50474
Colony Insurance Company v. First Specialty Insura
Date: April 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60094
USA v. Chris Bolton
Date: April 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60561
USA v. Angel Hernandez
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11681
Gene Olivier v. Howard Prince, Warden
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30095
Mario Montoya-Clavijo v. Rebecca Clay
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-31067
Brian Williams v. Bowie County, Texas, et al
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41610
USA v. Vontrell Williams
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10906
Mitchell Stevens v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden, et al
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30494
James Creel v. Jaquelyn Banks, et al
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60221
USA v. Allen Brice
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60374
Drin Sylejmani v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60556
Juan Caceres-Mejia v. J. Watson
Date: April 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60600
Jesus Valle v. Rusty Rogers, et al
Date: April 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10191
United States v. Maturino  
Date: April 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10251

Justia Opinion Summary: The National Firearms Act, 26 U.S.C. 5861(d) criminalizes possession of certain unregistered firearms, including silencers and “destructive devices” like grenades. Sentences for such crimes may be enhanced based on the n...

Sam v. Thompson  
Date: April 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30593

Justia Opinion Summary: Sam, aged 16, walked with friends to Walmart, where they split up. The group left the store; Stag, stole a jacket. At 9:49 p.m., Officer Richard responded to the reported theft, encountered Sam’s group, and activated hi...

USA v. Rene Castanon
Date: April 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50760
Catherine Valdry v. Megan Brennan
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30616
Carl Hunt v. Sarah Pierson, et al
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40127
USA v. Osvaldo Alipizar
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40276
USA v. Byrion Ferguson
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40358
Theodore Eisenbach v. Mark Zatzkin
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20748
USA v. Joshua Diaz
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10910
USA v. Emilio Garcia
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10970
USA v. Pablo Villarreal
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40610
United States v. Sealed Appellee  
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50451

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated appellee's 80 month sentence and remanded for resentencing. In this case, appellee pleaded guilty, pursuant to a plea agreement, to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute 1,000 kilogram...

USA v. Jonas Carrera
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-10611
Tracy Escobedo v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-40394
Edgar Vasquez v. U.S. Parole Commission
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60551
Imelda Mariscal-Romo, et al v. Jefferson Sessions,
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60689
USA v. James Wilks
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10551
David Kitchen v. D. Harmon
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10824
USA v. Mario Perez
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11097
USA v. Carlos Arredondo
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40058
Alexander Stross v. Redfin Corporation
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50046
Mary Hatcher, et al v. CIR
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60315
Mary Hatcher v. CIR
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60318
Imelda Mariscal-Romo, et al v. Jefferson Sessions,
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60363
Resie's Chicken & Waffles Rest, et al v. Acceptanc
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20680
Esperanza Flores v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60575
USA v. Michael Barrett
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10105
United States v. Garcia  
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10862

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of illegal reentry. The court held that any challenged statements from the prosecutor were not improper and, moreover, they did not affect defendant's substantial rights;...

USA v. Valerie Salazar
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10896
USA v. Juan Luna
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20201
Floyd v. Vannoy  
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30421

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted in a state court of two murders and subsequently acquitted of the second murder. As to the second murder, the district court granted habeas relief after concluding that material evidence, favorab...

Anthony Luna, et al v. P N K Lake Charles, L.L.C.,
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30711
Nicholas Deangelis v. N. Vasquez, Warden
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40380
USA v. John Lake
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50433
USA v. Iry Williams
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50573
USA v. Iry Williams
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50574
USA v. Iry Williams
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50575
Claudia Rapalo-Mendoza v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60356
Lincoln v. Colleyville, Texas  
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-10201, 17-10841

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of qualified immunity to three officers who responded to a shooting incident involving plaintiff's father. The court held that, although the officers violated plainti...

USA v. Jose Flores
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10484
Stokes v. Southwest Airlines  
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10760

Justia Opinion Summary: Private persons cannot sue in federal district court to enforce the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986 (ACAA), 49 U.S.C. 41705. Although the Fifth Circuit determined that private persons could sue in federal district court t...

Erin Lincoln v. City of Colleyville, Texas
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10841
Joseph Hunter v. M. James, et al
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11180
USA v. Hector Mendez
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40027
USA v. Marco Garcia-Echaverria
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40368
USA v. Erick Lopez-Mendez
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50215
USA v. Steven Parum
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50370
USA v. David Orozco
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50689
Glory Gituma v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60275
Herster v. Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University  
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-31242

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff and her husband's claims against LSU. The court held that the district court properly granted LSU’s motion for judgment as a matter of law for plaintiff's Title VII g...

USA v. Gagan Sethi
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10408
Brian Bartolowits v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10434
USA v. Leeroy Rogers
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10461
Claimant ID 100296800 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30036
USA v. Jerome Martinez
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40620
Billie Coble v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 15-70037
Brandon Brue v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-30270
USA v. Florence Kroma
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41172
Autobahn Imports, L.P. v. Jaguar Land Rover N Amer
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10349
USA v. James Ramey
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20219
USA v. Rene Aguirre
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20596
USA v. Donald Sampson
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30001
Michelle Nogess v. Poydras Center, L.L.C.
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30449
USA v. Corey Green
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40528
USA v. Luis Francisco-Juan
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50481
Erica Stewart v. Tarold Durham
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60652
USA v. Martha Rodgers
Date: April 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11815
Brian Arceneaux v. Assumption Parish School Board,
Date: April 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30269
Danny Barefoot v. Weyerhaeuser Company
Date: April 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30362
Tyrone Perry v. Correct Health Medical Service, et
Date: April 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30446
USA v. Uriel Gomez-Saavedra
Date: April 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40537
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: April 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60256
Meika Britton v. Southaven Police Department, et a
Date: April 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60432
USA v. Peter Ayika
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-50670
16 Front Street, LLC v. Mississippi Silicon, LLC  
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60050

Justia Opinion Summary: Front Street filed a citizen suit under the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7604, to enjoin Mississippi Silicon from constructing a silicon plant. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of the claim aga...

United States v. Perales  
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40005

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress several bundles of cocaine discovered and seized after he consented to the search of his vehicle. The court held that the district...

Gerson Ruano-Salazar v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60322
Houston SportsNet Finance, LLC v. Houston Astros, LLC  
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 15-20497

Justia Opinion Summary: Comcast loaned the Network $100 million, secured by a lien on substantially all of the Network's tangible and intangible assets, including an Affiliation Agreement. Pursuant to the Agreement, a Comcast subsidiary agreed...

Eugene Cadena v. Daniel Scott, et al
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-51349
Ehab Farag, et al v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60661
Jessica Jauch v. Choctaw County, et al
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60690
USA v. Jose Vasquez
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10157
In Re: Richard Drummond  
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20618

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted relator's petitioner for a writ of mandamus directing the district court to resolve this False Claims Act case. The court held that the requirements for mandamus relief were easily met in this c...

Sherman Mealy v. Sid Gautreaux, III
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30674
USA v. Antonio Torres
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40729
USA v. Victor Cruz-Colocho
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50298
USA v. Gabriel Rangel
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50384
Refugio Vela, Jr. v. Adrian Garcia, et al
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20701
Shawn Dunn v. Jeffrey Catoe, et al
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41081
Walter Sorto v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-70005
Tecna Peru, S.A.C. v. Unisert Multiwall Systems, I
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20477
Patrick Knox v. Bisso Marine, L.L.C.
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30507
In Re: Deepwater Horizon
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30777
USA v. Carlos Arredondo
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40058
USA v. Tim Price
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50285
USA v. Alejandro Reza-Carbajal
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50624
USA v. David Adams
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50728
Jones v. Davis  
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 15-70040

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of capital murder of a police officer and sentenced to death, argued that he was entitled to federal habeas relief on his claim that the press coverage of the crime and the presence of uniformed pol...

USA v. Sarah Kirkpatrick
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11389
United States v. Gevorgyan  
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20730

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of healthcare fraud and violating the Anti-Kickback Statute. The court held that there was sufficient evidence to convict defendant of violating the Anti-Kickback Statute...

USA v. Rene Martinez-Hernandez
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10837
Family Rehabilitation, Inc. v. Azar  
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11337

Justia Opinion Summary: After Family Rehabilitation was assessed about $7.6 million for Medicare overpayments, it filed suit for an injunction against recoupment until it received an ALJ hearing. The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's...

Kyle Hauenstein v. Sheriff's Dept Rapides Parish
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30095
Jon Deutsch v. Phil's Icehouse, Incorporated
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50218
Jon Deutsch v. La Tierra De Simmons Familia
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50225
Jon Deutsch v. Roy Henry
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50276
Jon Deutsch v. Chiwawa, Incorporated
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50277
Jon Deutsch v. Draker Enterprises, Inc.
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50278
Jon Deutsch v. Chris Clark, et al
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50279
USA v. Gabriel Rangel
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50385
In re: Omar Rosales
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50667
UTSA Apartments, LLC v. UTSA Apartments 8 LLC  
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50893

Justia Opinion Summary: In this consolidated appeal stemming from the bankruptcy of nineteen companies that were tenants-in-common of a student housing development called the Reserve, the Fifth Circuit reversed in part and affirmed in part the...

Midwest Feeders, Inc. v. Bank of Franklin  
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60092

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment against Midwest in an action alleging that the Bank was liable under Mississippi statutory and common law for its participation in a scheme involving fraudulent ch...

Exxon Mobil Corporation v. Starr Indem & Liab Ins
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20821
Wesco Insurance Company v. Ledford White, et al
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10362
Automation Support, Inc. v. Becky Wallace, et al
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10433
USA v. Alonso Velo-Cano
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11047
USA v. Francisco Turrubiates-Fortuna
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20479
USA v. Kenneth Martin, Jr.
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40441
USA v. Osman Molina-Ramos
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50240
Angela Clack v. United Services Auto Assn
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50827
Sonia Calderon-Lucas, et al v. Jefferson Sessions,
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60200
Rudolph Viener v. Michael Casano
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60252
In Re: Rosendo Rodriguez, III
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10337
USA v. Martin Ramos-Ordonez
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-50048
Samuel Breitling, et al v. LNV Corporation, et al
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11576
United States v. Mendez  
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41057

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. On appeal, defendant challenged the admission of statements he made to officers confessing to his ownership of...

Chin Kim v. CTX Mortgage Company, L.L.C., et al
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10825
Chin Kim v. CTX Mortgage Company, L.L.C., et al
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10853
Chin Kim v. CTX Mortgage Company, L.L.C.
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10932
USA v. Jorge Lopez-Fuentes
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11124
In Re: Richard Drummond
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20618
Claimant ID 100271726 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30313
USA v. Robert Montes
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30533
Michael Price v. Joe Carroll, et al
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50337
Michael Price v. Bobby Cummings, et al
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50453
USA v. Angela Shoemake
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60435
USA v. Earl Cain
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11382
Wells v. Minnesota Life Insurance Co.  
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20831

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit claiming accidental death benefits under a policy with Minnesota Life after her husband was bitten by a mosquito carrying West Nile Virus and passed away. The Fifth Circuit reversed the district cour...

USA v. James White
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-40697
Gloria Armendariz v. Wal-Mart Stores, Incorporated
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-51413
Brianna Parker v. Bill Melton Trucking, Inc., et a
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10447
USA v. Jake Hardin
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10543
Marsha Chambers v. Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C.
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11202
Gates v. Strain  
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30519

Justia Opinion Summary: On appeal, defendant claimed that the district court erred by not enjoining the state from prosecuting him for pending misdemeanor charges. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's determination that Younger abste...

USA v. Juan Cortinas
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40530
Carla Mejia-Oviedos, et al v. Jefferson Sessions,
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60179
USA v. Eduardo Pompa
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 15-41175
Stephen Barbee v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 15-70022
USA v. William Wallace
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-40701
Rodriguez Vazquez v. Sessions  
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60211

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted a petition for panel rehearing and withdrew its prior opinion, substituting the following opinion. Petitioner appealed the BIA's decision that he was eligible for deportation pursuant to 8 U.S....

USA v. Craig Alexander
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10422
Odis Banks v. Lupe Valdez
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10547
USA v. Ismael Partida
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10555
USA v. Vanessa Mayo
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10566
USA v. Richard Cunningham, Jr.
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10818
USA v. Jose Luna-Martinez
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10878
USA v. Jesus Arriaga-Ramos
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20419
Claimant ID 100187856 v. BP Exploration & Production, Inc.  
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30167

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of discretionary review of the denial of claims arising from a class action settlement program resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Incident. The court held that the...

Davin Hanks v. Casey McVea, et al
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30577
USA v. Ivan Garcia-Mendoza
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40272
USA v. Rigoberto Mata, III
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40414
Gary Smith v. Andrew Palafox
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50152
USA v. Rafael Preciado-Vega
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50502
USA v. Rutilio Hernandez
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50758
Larissa Zambrano-Maldonado, et al v. Jefferson Ses
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60087
Marbella Santoyo-Pita, et al v. Jefferson Sessions
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60222
USA v. James Cuneo
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60501
Hernandez v. Mesa, Jr.  
Date: March 20, 2018
Docket Number: 12-50217

Justia Opinion Summary: Following remand from the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit held that this case was not a garden variety excessive force case against a federal law enforcement officer. Plaintiffs alleged that a law enforcem...

Chamberlin v. Fisher  
Date: March 20, 2018
Docket Number: 15-70012

Justia Opinion Summary: After agreeing to hear this case en banc, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of a petition for habeas relief and order of a new trial. The district court found that the Mississippi Supreme Court erred...

United States v. Wallace  
Date: March 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-40701

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit withdrew its previous opinion and issued the following opinion. Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and aiding and abetting retaliation against a witness in a criminal...

USA v. William Wallace
Date: March 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-40702
Bear Ranch, LLC v. Heartbrand Beef, Inc.  
Date: March 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41261

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stems from a long-running dispute between the parties over a contract regarding Akaushi cattle. The court held that sufficient evidence existed for the jury to find that HeartBrand suffered a cognizable injur...

USA v. Luis Linares-Pimentel
Date: March 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41480
Kevin Taylor v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: March 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30227
Ecosystem Investment Partners v. United States of
Date: March 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30441
USA v. Ismael Vasquez-Fonseca
Date: March 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40757
USA v. Aduato Olvera
Date: March 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10345
USA v. Christopher Sanders
Date: March 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10619
Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, et al v. U.S. Army Corps
Date: March 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-30257
USA v. Patrick Lenard
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-10190
USA v. Lee Fogle
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11790
USA v. Damon Gonzalez
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10762
George Riley, et al v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20080
Legendre v. Huntington Ingalls, Inc.  
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30371

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against Avondale and others in state court, alleging that defendants exposed their sister, Mary Jane Wilde, to asbestos and caused her to die of mesothelioma. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district...

Donald Runnels v. Presley Bordelon, Warden
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30506
USA v. Danielle Collins
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30552
Dewayne Clubb v. Jefferson County, et al
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40576
USA v. Juan Chavira-Guerrero
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40602
USA v. Bobby Garcia
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40745
USA v. David Martinez-Gonzalez
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50253
USA v. David Martinez
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50300
USA v. Kenneth Ebrom
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50467
Kui Chen v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60174
USA v. Ricardo Aguilar-Gonzalez
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60493
USA v. Rondalyn Addison
Date: March 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11500
Chamber of Commerce of the USA v. United States Department of Labor  
Date: March 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10238

Justia Opinion Summary: Business groups challenged the “Fiduciary Rule” promulgated by the Department of Labor (DOL) in April 2016. The Rule is a package of seven different rules that broadly reinterpret the term “investment advice fiduciary”...

Anthony Galentine v. Tideport Distributing, Inc.
Date: March 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20562
Chinook USA, L.L.C. v. Duck Commander, Incorporate
Date: March 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30596
Muriel Fiedler v. Mace Brindley, et al
Date: March 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40329
USA v. Tomas Martinez-Mendoza
Date: March 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40594
USA v. Elvin Guerrero-Maradiaga
Date: March 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40756
USA v. Salvador Barajas, Jr.
Date: March 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40988
USA v. Anthony Strong
Date: March 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60405
Detrick Harris v. State of Mississippi, et al
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 14-60277
USA v. Charles St. Clair, VI
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 15-51140
Willie Jefferson v. Robert Smith, et al
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-40040
USA v. Rodney Woods
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-40650
USA v. Luis Castellon
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41312
Dawn Polk v. Jefferson County, Texas
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41521
USA v. Ruben Gonzales
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41709
USA v. Gregory Warren, et al
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60843
John King v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-70018
USA v. Cedrick Diggs
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10308
USA v. Eric Correa-Cambron
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10369
Khalid Awan v. DJ Harmon, et al
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10379
USA v. Ronald Dunbar
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10901
USA v. Elias Santamaria
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10990
Carmen Lechin v. United Airlines, Incorporated
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20557
USA v. Osmel Fonseca-Figueredo
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40216
USA v. Eden Flores, Sr.
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40295
USA v. Gerardo Franco-De La Cruz
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40339
USA v. Sunday Usoh
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40730
USA v. Julio Ramirez
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50261
Varnel Diggs v. Ditech Financial, L.L.C.
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50540
USA v. Cristo Sanchez-Rivera
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50629
USA v. Jose Granados Gonzalez
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50640
USA v. Larry Taylor
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60379
James Creel v. Eddie Bowen, et al
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60434
GE Betz, Inc. v. Moffitt-Johnston  
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 15-20008

Justia Opinion Summary: GE appealed the district court's partial grant of summary judgment and award of attorneys' fees in favor of its former employee and AmSpec in an action brought by GE against the employee and AmSpec, alleging that the emp...

Hall v. Louisiana  
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 15-30858

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of plaintiffs' Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(6) motion to vacate claims rendered moot by intervening legislation enacted after the court issued its judgment...

USA v. Ignacio Rodriguez-Cepeda
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41243
United States v. Carlile  
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-50948

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's 46-month sentence following a felon in possession of a firearm conviction. The court held that the district court did not plainly err by calculating both his criminal history score...

Rajesh Gautam v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-60804
Herschel Hurd v. Karen Barnett, et al
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40350
Robert Clark, Jr. v. City of San Antonio, et al
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50003
Ryan Barboza v. Cynthia Benavides
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50013
James Fulton, Jr. v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50403
City of El Cenizo v. Texas  
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50762

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit upheld Senate Bill 4 (SB4), a Texas law that forbids "sanctuary city" policies throughout the state, and held that SB4's provisions, with one exception, did not violate the Constitution. The court held...

In Re: Scott Panetti
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50880
Victoria Klein, et al v. O'Neal, Incorporated
Date: March 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11822
Joseph Cotropia v. Mary Chapman, et al
Date: March 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20766
USA v. Lino Cabrera-Torres
Date: March 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-50195
Ray Freeney v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: March 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-70007
Centerboard Securities, L.L.C. v. Benefuel, Incorp
Date: March 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10344
USA v. Oscar Mendez, Jr.
Date: March 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10783
J. Jordan v. Robert Flexton, et al
Date: March 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20346
World Fuel Svc Singapore PTE v. M/V As Varesia
Date: March 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30018
Sharon Marchman v. Brian Crawford, et al
Date: March 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30200
Joseph Gerhart, et al v. Rankin County, Mississipp
Date: March 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60287
USA v. Enrique Lara
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-11756
USA v. Latreed Jackson
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-20755
William Jacobs v. Jim Wheeler
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41338
USA v. John Walter
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-41594
Rosalind Warren v. Bank of America, N.A., et al
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10330
David Montano, et al v. Montrose Restaurant Assoc
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20223
Jorge Briones v. Bureau of Prisons
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30409
Al Copeland Investments, LLC v. First Specialty Insurance Corp.  
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30557

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiffs' suit based on forum non conveniens. The court held that Louisiana Revised Statute 22:868 does not evince a public policy against forum-selection cl...

Randy Roberts, Sr., et al v. Johnson & Johnson, In
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-30601
USA v. Hector Ruiz Garcia
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40122
Carlucci v. Chapa  
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50025

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against officials and medical personnel at a federal correctional institution, alleging that defendants were deliberately indifferent to his serious medical needs. The Fifth Circuit vacated the claim...

USA v. Daniel Thurston
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50180
USA v. Nicholas Woods
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50194
USA v. Jose Medina-Avalos
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50284
Effort Alexander v. Jim Hood, et al
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60569
USA v. Christopher Morton
Date: March 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10428
USA v. Joel Lopez
Date: March 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20227
USA v. Joel Lopez
Date: March 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20237
Richard Tawe v. Clemons, et al
Date: March 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-20357
USA v. Alvin Thompson
Date: March 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-40506
USA v. Jose Maldonado-Zelaya
Date: March 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-50595
Oscar Portillo v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: March 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60004
Annamalai v. CIR  
Date: March 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-60255

Justia Opinion Summary: Under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 13, the statutory 90-day window to appeal a Tax Court decision to this court runs from either: 1) the entry of the Tax Court decision being appealed or 2) if a party moves to vac...