2019 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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Anderson Jones v. Elena Perez
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11242
William Webb v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-51143
DeJenay Beckwith, et al v. City of Houston, et al
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20611
USA v. Deandre Santee
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20618
USA v. Vernon Hinkle, III
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31282
Martin Nitschke v. Andrew Saul, Commissioner
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20217
USA v. Eric Wicker
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30149
USA v. Jaime Trejo-Lopez
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40169
Augustine Ikolo v. Kevin McAleenan, Acting Secy
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60343
Dany Pena Oseguera v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60339
USA v. Misael Ramirez
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20667
Jillian Whittington v. Mobiloil Federal Credit Uni
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41101
Star Systems International Ltd v. Neology, Incorpo
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40053
Heyman Guillory v. Rodney Conerly, et al
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40061
USA v. Drew Luna
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50031
USA v. Edwin Erazo Villatoro
Date: October 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-20760
Arthur McKinney v. Sr. Warden C. Mcduffie, et al
Date: October 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10915
Brandon LaVergne v. N. Burl Cain, et al
Date: October 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31101
USA v. Mauro Gonzales
Date: October 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51076
Nicolas Padron v. USA
Date: October 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10154
USA v. Jerry Cardenas
Date: October 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10194
USA v. John Jasso
Date: October 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10252
USA v. Mario Trevino-Meraz
Date: October 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40128
USA v. Eugenio Montoya-Carrillo
Date: October 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40140
USA v. Louis Juares-Perez
Date: October 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40219
USA v. Tom Emasealu
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-20387
USA v. Jamal Collins
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11280
Pedro Umana v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20127
Michael Pinedo v. TDCJ
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50902
USA v. Javier Chaparro-Luna
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50941
USA v. Alains Ruiz
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40267
A. B. v. Clear Creek Indep Sch Dist
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20714
United States v. Dean  
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50509

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed a special search condition of supervised release, holding that the record supported the condition and there was no clear error adversely impacting defendant's substantial rights. In this case,...

Sammons v. Economou  
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50932

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit dismissed plaintiff's appeal of two district court orders based on lack of jurisdiction. The first order requires that plaintiff pay costs under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(d), and the second adm...

USA v. Brenda Alvarez
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10188
USA v. Vincent Humphrey
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10448
Lakshmi Arunachalam v. Apache Corporation
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50636
Robert Thompson v. T Crnkovich, et al
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11438
Jeremy Walker v. Ameriprise Fincl Svc Inc.
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11641
Francisco Perez v. State of Texas, et al
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41039
United States v. Valencia  
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51008

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit dismissed defendant's appeal of the denial of his motion to dismiss the indictment. In this case, defendant cited the illegality of Mathew Whitaker's designation as Acting Attorney General as the basis...

Gloria Penn v. Mary Viegelahn
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51055
Lamar Company, L.L.C. v. MS Transportation Commiss
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60712
USA v. Heath Brewer
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10069
USA v. Rogelio Quiroz-Moreira
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40313
Tabatha Conley-Clinton v. Andrew Saul, Commissione
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50109
USA v. Tamaris Weaver, Jr.
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50181
Lakshmi Arunachalam v. Berry Aviation, Incorporate
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50615
Anthony Trejo v. Janssen Phrmctl Products, L.P., e
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11048
USA v. Francisco Guerrero-Saucedo
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11626
Noble Cooper, et al v. City of San Antonio, et al
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50499
USA v. Kinte Johnson
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10572
USA v. Carlos Hernandez-Sanchez
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20054
Gay Story v. Our Lady of the Lake Physn Grp
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30121
USA v. Jesus Garcia-Andrade
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40391
USA v. Alejandro Espinoza-Hernandez
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50480
USA v. Pritesh Patel
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10302
USA v. Sergio Ramirez Garcia
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11317
Edward Hendrickson v. Bank of America, N.A., et al
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11472
USA v. Ruben Isaac
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11501
Justin Johnson v. Brad Livingston, et al
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20418
Danny Pereda v. Calvin Johnson, Warden
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31222
USA v. Albino Ramirez-Marquez
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51069
Jeffrey Rainey v. Citigroup, Incorporated
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10036
USA v. Fernando Ramirez-Garcia
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20020
Andrew Gressett v. New Orleans City, et al
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30177
USA v. Demetrice Hodges
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40083
Lakshmi Arunachalam v. Apache Corporation
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50636
USA v. Adan Reyes-Martinez
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60156
USA v. Quenshey Mitchell
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-30958
United States v. Smith  
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11155

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that the district court did not err by increasing defendant's criminal history level based on his prior state c...

USA v. Hector Chavez-Luna
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11536
USA v. Michael Vester
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11634
USA v. Selena Flores
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50229
USA v. Casey Jones
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50401
USA v. Daniel Guerrero
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10108
Issaiah Hayes v. Scott Willis, Warden
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30127
USA v. Jaime Morin-Garcia
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40218
USA v. Marcus Green
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50122
Serafina Liccardi v. Delta Personnel/Delta Staffin
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11172
USA v. Cirilo Lopez
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11496
Gilda Benedetti v. Wal-Mart Stores Texas, LP, et a
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50454
Sierra Club v. EPA  
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60116

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners challenged EPA's 2017 Final Rule approving Louisiana's state implementation plan (SIP) for controlling regional haze. Environmental Petitioners contend that Louisiana's SIP does too little to curb regional ha...

Taylor Freeland, et al v. Tarrant County, Texas, e
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10311
USA v. Hector Camacho-Diaz
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20110
Cobalt International Energy, et al v. Illinois Nat
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20519
Sherman Oby v. Corey Sander
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60177
USA v. Fredrick Johnson
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10369
McMillen v. New Caney Independent School District  
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20420

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and his parents filed suit against the school district, seeking damages under the Rehabilitation Act and 42 U.S.C. 1983 after plaintiff was expelled from high school. The Fifth Circuit explained that, because p...

Matthew Leachman v. Harris County, Texas, et al
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20485
USA v. Jose Hernandez-Cuellar
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40022
USA v. Juan Zuniga-Medrano
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40921
Maria Marroquin-Almengon v. William Barr, U. S. At
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60488
Tatiara Pinho-De Oliveira v. William Barr, U. S. A
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60529
USA v. Manuel Rodas
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60894
Stephanie Jones v. Jeremy Eder, et al
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20223
USA v. Jeffrey Morrow
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50112
Sherman Oby v. Corey Sander
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60177
USA v. The M/Y Galactica Star, et al
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20781
Morrison v. Walker  
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40846

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the 28 U.S.C. 1927 sanctions imposed against attorney John Morgan for advancing a meritless, immunity-barred claim against Judge Layne Walker. Morgan represented an attorney in an action allegi...

Victor Canales v. H. Ayala, et al
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41041
Wayne Powe, et al v. Deutsche Bank Natl Trust Co.
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41070
USA v. Manuel Suarez-Vega
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50316
USA v. Armando Alvarado, Jr.
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50859
USA v. Ronnie Pruett-Farmer
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51060
Jason Freeman v. Securian Life Insurance Co.
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51078
Mirna Murillos-Dubon v. William Barr, U. S. Atty G
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60463
Martha Escobar-Lopez v. William Barr, U. S. Atty G
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60766
USA v. Christopher Harris
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10052
USA v. David Reyna-Salinas
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40176
USA v. Octavio Ortega-Morales
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40188
USA v. Antonyo Reece
Date: September 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11078
Georges Payano v. Env, Sfty & Hlth Conslt Svc
Date: September 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31144
USA v. Victor Molinero Puente
Date: September 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40935
USA v. Efren Reyes-Rodriguez
Date: September 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40151
USA v. John Lavergne
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 17-20629
Gary Epple v. BNSF Railway Company
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10509
USA v. Daniel Vasquez-Delgado
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40803
Dwight Bacon v. Benjamin Zeringue
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30076
USA v. Marcus Williams
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40030
USA v. Francisco Gonzalez-Ulises
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40060
USA v. Eduardo Villanova-Anaya
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40063
USA v. Liliana Rosas
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40084
USA v. Sandra Contreras-Torres
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50393
Maxwell Simmons v. Pacific Bells, L.L.C.
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60001
Omar Humphrey v. South MS Corrtl Institution, et a
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60153
USA v. Eddie Galindo-Mendez
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11516
USA v. Eddie Contreraz
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11631
Jarrod Flaming v. Alvin Community College
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20698
BP Exploration & Prodn, Inc., et al v. Claimant ID
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31048
Dennis Davis, Jr. v. Caddo Parish, et al
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31072
USA v. Frank Neal
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50744
USA v. Miguel Vazquez-Chavarria
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10060
USA v. John Ehrman
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20065
Joseph Chhim v. City of Houston, et al
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20153
Eagle Water, L.L.C. v. Arch Insurance Company, et
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30056
USA v. Angela Lee
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60081
USA v. Anselmo Solano-Cruz
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 15-41686
Geary Mills v. USA
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-10469
USA v. Michael Thomas
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41040
Geoffrey Sansom v. Evvajean Mintz, et al
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10066
USA v. Julio Pacheco-Astrudillo
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10117
USA v. Ladarrius Street
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30050
USA v. Marcos Cortez-Rogel
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11436
Robert Carreno, Jr. v. Calvin Johnson
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31197
Duglas Ramos-Enriquez v. William Barr, U. S. Atty
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60580
John Hickman v. Red River Health Department, et al
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31037
Ronnell Vallery v. Calvin Johnson
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31168
USA v. Jon Johnson
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51027
In Re: Randy Halprin
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10960
In Re: Randy Halprin
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10970
Joseph Kiggundu v. Bank of New York Mellon, et al
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20215
Gilbert Galan, Jr. v. Valero Services, Incorporate
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40075
Joseph Thomas, et al v. Phil Bryant, et al
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60133
Randy Halprin v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-70016
Randy Halprin v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-70017
Paul Gregory v. Baucum
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10291
Weaver v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.  
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10517

Justia Opinion Summary: This contract-interpretation case arose when Diane Weaver's then-husband Larry Hickey suffered a diving incident and the couple received a structured settlement. Years after the couple divorced, Larry passed away. At iss...

Avi Adelman v. Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11103
USA v. Melissa Castillo
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11465
USA v. Gary Beach
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11619
USA v. Mario Aguirre-Sarinana
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20725
Cynthia Mary, et al v. QEP Energy Company
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31107
USA v. Ramiro Ramirez, Jr.
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50503
USA v. Darmarcus Fisher
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60657
Timothy Greene v. Maureen Underwood
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10474
USA v. John Brownlee
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10579
USA v. Juan Romo Vera
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20727
USA v. Eddie Green, Jr.
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41047
USA v. Bazavious Rivers
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10086
USA v. Robert Kinsey
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10109
Harvey Clark v. Thibodaux City, et al
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30113
USA v. Ruben Mendez
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50120
Walker v. Beaumont Independent School District  
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-40752

Justia Opinion Summary: In the Fourth Amended Complaint (FAC), plaintiffs alleged that they are the victims of an extensive, long-lasting conspiracy designed to prevent African-American individuals in Beaumont from gaining power and influence i...

Milo Segner, Jr. v. Ruthven Oil and Gas L.L.C., et
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10976
Wendi Hayward v. Jody Upton
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11392
USA v. Nathan Storm
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11458
Ronnie Hongo v. Jerry Goodwin, et al
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30717
USA v. Manuel Gama-Peralta
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30851
Maria Bonilla Cruz, et al v. William Barr, U. S. A
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60510
USA v. Jason Cooper
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60798
USA v. Viraj Patel
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20530
USA v. Frank Pearson
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31279
Leon Vessell v. Bryan Collier
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40576
Calvin Cash v. John Rupert, et al
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40673
Mauro Padilla, III v. USA
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50410
Abdul Issifi v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60533
Ramiro Gonzales v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-70024
USA v. Jimi Valdez
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10074
USA v. Zasha Ayala
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50152
Inmar Rx Solutions, Inc., et al v. Devos, Limited
Date: September 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11443
Spring Branch Independent School District v. O.W.  
Date: September 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20274

Justia Opinion Summary: After O.W. was withdrawn from school, the administrative hearing officer found that the school district violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and awarded O.W. two years of private school tuition...

United States v. Khan  
Date: September 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20519

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated the district court's sentence after defendant pleaded guilty to providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The court held that the district court committed proced...

United States v. James  
Date: September 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30049

Justia Opinion Summary: The burden of proof for the four factor test that prosecutors must satisfy before a court may compel the medication of the accused in Sell v. United States, 539 U.S. 166 (2003), is by clear and convincing evidence, not j...

Joseph Dickey v. C. Nash
Date: September 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60197
Adekeye v. Davis  
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-20040

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief to petitioner, who was convicted of attempted aggravated robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court rejected petitioner's claim...

Geophysical Service, Inc. v. TGS-Nopec Geophysical
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20493
United States v. Ainabe  
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20689

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for several health-care-related offenses in connection with recruiting and transporting individuals to Texas Tender Care (TTC) for treatment. The court held that the distri...

Cleveland v. Bell  
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30968

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against a prison nurse, alleging that she violated Paul Cleveland's Fourteenth Amendment rights. The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of summary judgment and hel...

USA v. Jose Acevedo-Tolentino
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40656
USA v. Albert Diaz
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60455
Ana Rodriguez-Perdomo v. William Barr, U. S. Atty
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60555
Claimant ID 100062351 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30090
USA v. Francisco Araiza-Rodriguez
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40109
Baker Hughes Process & Pipeline Services, LLC v. UE Compression, LLC  
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-20709

Justia Opinion Summary: Baker Hughes filed suit against UE for breach of contract and express and implied warranties after a containerized air booster compressor manufactured by UE ruptured and injured a Baker Hughes contractor. The express war...

USA v. Ronee Williams
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10176
Elijah Wallace v. The Texas Bd of Pardon & Par
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20815
USA v. Yudeluis Jimenez-Elvirez
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40941
USA v. Enrique Huerta, Jr.
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41021
Padilla v. Bar  
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60509

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit held that petitioner's prior Texas conviction for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver was a violation of a state law "relating to a controlled substance" as defined in the Controlled Su...

USA v. Rickie King
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10026
Kenyon Garrett v. USA
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30150
Phillis Cone v. DG Louisiana, L.L.C.
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30256
USA v. Joel Rosales-Diaz
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40093
USA v. Alvaro Guevara-Nino
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10946
USA v. Timothy Sawyer
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11588
USA v. Margarito Olvera-Martinez
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40338
Dialysis Newco, Inc. v. Community Health Systems Group Health Plan  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40863

Justia Opinion Summary: In this Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) contract dispute, the district court determined that the provider had standing to bring this lawsuit because an anti-assignment provision in the plan was ambiguous...

Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50115
Garcia v. Professional Contract Services, Inc.  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50144

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against his former employer for retaliation under the False Claims Act. The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the employer and held that plaintiff demonstrated...

Mays v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60004

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the denial of petitioner's motion for modification of his Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act benefits. Petitioner's appeal stemmed from the injury he sustained from a contracted IMI...

Montalto v. Mississippi Department of Corrections  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60274

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner filed a 28 U.S.C. 2254 petition for habeas relief seeking reinstatement of his earned-release supervision (ERS) and trusty time. The district court dismissed the petition for failure to exhaust state remedies...

Dariel Alvarenga-Lopez v. William Barr, U. S. Atty
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60651
Eric Belanger v. CIR
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60145
USA v. Charles Campbell
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-50383
University Baptist Church v. Lexington Insurance C
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10713
USA v. Javier Capote-Cauz
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10719
Klocke v. University of Texas at Arlington  
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10857

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to UTA in an appeal arising out of a Title IX suit for damages alleging that UTA discriminated on the basis of sex in disciplining Thomas Klocke....

University Baptist Church v. Lexington Insurance C
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11415
USA v. Rogelio Sanchez, Jr.
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11589
USA v. Mauricio Aguirre
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11611
Lee Lucas v. Jerry Goodwin, et al
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30407
USA v. Richard Smith
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31235
United States v. Torres-Magana  
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50056

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. The court held that the district court did not clearly...

USA v. Arturo Dominguez, Jr.
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50919
Gonzales-Veliz v. Barr  
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60174

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied a petition for review of the the BIA's decision denying petitioner's motion for reconsideration after she was denied asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against To...

Dennis Guerra-Guerra v. William Barr, U. S. Atty G
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60560
Valerie Harris v. Noxubee County, Mississippi, et
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60744
USA v. Arnoldo Lepez
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10119
USA v. Bernardino Meraz-Mejia
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40098
USA v. Robert Carreno, Jr.
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50038
USA v. Fidel Martinez-Arroyo
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50126
United States v. Reece  
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11078

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner appealed the district court's denial of his federal habeas corpus petition seeking vacatur of his three conspiracy-predicated 18 U.S.C. 924(c) convictions on the ground that Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct...

Axel Escobar-Ponce v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60726
Eric Cruz v. Domingo Cervantez
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10255
State Farm Lloyds v. Janet Richards, et al
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10721
USA v. Datanya Alexander
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11239
USA v. Ivan Valdespino
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11396
USA v. McKinley Griffin, III
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20415
Jason v. Tanner  
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30837

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was struck by a fellow inmate on the back of the head with a yard tool that the prison issued to inmates, he filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action, alleging claims of deliberate indifference and failure to train...

Casmiro Cruz Tellez v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Ge
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60170
In Re: Mark Soliz  
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10979

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit held that 28 U.S.C. 2244(b) barred movant's successive application, and thus denied his motion for authorization to file a successive application for a writ of habeas corpus and to stay execution. The c...

Collilns v. Mnuchin  
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-20364

Justia Opinion Summary: Shareholders filed suit against the Agencies after the FHFA placed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in conservatorship. In 2012, FHFA and Treasury adopted a Third Amendment to their financing agreements wherein Fannie and Fred...

USA v. Oscar Segura-Romero
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-20561
USA v. Bobbie London, Jr.
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-30675
Jose Cruz, et al v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60510
Cordellra McCaley v. Pelicia Hall, Commissioner, e
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60638
USA v. Lonnie Brantley
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10655
USA v. April Torres
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11244
USA v. Lonnie Brantley
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11552
Loyd Sorrow v. Bryan Collier, Exct Dir TDCJ, et al
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20029
USA v. Dominic Howard
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50783
Lefoldt v. Rentfro  
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60581

Justia Opinion Summary: Mississippi requires that a public board speak and act only through its minutes, and Mississippi courts will not give legal effect to a contract with a public board unless the board's approval of the contract is reflecte...

USA v. Larry Haywood
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10179
USA v. Jesus Ortiz-Martinez
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40107
USA v. Hector Balderrama-Castro
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50087
USA v. Adam Resendez
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50088
USA v. Zackary Thompson
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11444
USA v. Destiney Hamilton
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31255
USA v. Antonio Escobar
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40717
USA v. Hugo Montes
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51057
USA v. Vanessa Villa
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10144
USA v. Roman Pineda
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20014
USA v. Anthony Larue
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50052
USA v. Anthony Larue
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50054
Clarence Shed v. Johnny Coleman Builders, Inc., et
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60271
USA v. David Liddell
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60361
USA v. Ricky Lovely
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11176
USA v. Joe Rosales
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11302
Jesus Maravilla v. Gruma Corporation
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20570
USA v. Francisco Castillo Morales
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20788
Sri Babu Bangaru v. Shell U.S. Hosting Company, et
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20808
USA v. Kenneth Reado
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30922
Carlos Mandujano v. City of Pharr, Texas
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40561
Douglas McGuffey v. David Blackwell, et al
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50148
USA v. Armando Salazar-Porras
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50548
USA v. Shelly Mixon
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51042
Virgil Jarvis v. David Allison, et al
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60718
Conn Appliances, Inc. v. Williams  
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20139

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of an action, seeking to compel compliance with the terms of the parties' retail installment contract, based on lack of personal jurisdiction. The court held that...

Andrea Tucker v. Unitech Training Academy, Inc., e
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30066
USA v. Nestor Gonzalez-Quintanilla
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40036
USA v. Julio Maldonado-Gonzalez
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40102
USA v. Eli Mungia
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11354
USA v. Bruce Turner
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11550
USA v. Gabriela Morales
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11604
French v. Linn Energy, LLC  
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-40369, 18-40731

Justia Opinion Summary: Payments owed to a shareholder by a bankrupt debtor, which are not quite dividends but which certainly look a lot like dividends, should be treated like the equity interests of a shareholder and subordinated to claims by...

Bruce Bickel v. Linn Energy, L.L.C., et al
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40731
Thomas v. Bryant  
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60133

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit challenging the legislative boundaries for Mississippi State Senate District 22, arguing that the district, as drawn in 2012, diluted African-American voting strength. After determining that it had...

United States v. Pervis  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-20689

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants appealed their sentences for bank robbery under 18 U.S.C. 2113(a) and carrying firearms during the offenses under 18 U.S.C. 924(c). The Fifth Circuit affirmed and held that section 2113(a) is a crime of violen...

USA v. Juan Gomez-Moreno
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11598
United States v. Kalu  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20399

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. The court held that the district court did not err by applying a sentencing enhancement under USSG 2B1.1(b)(11)(C)(i) because def...

USA v. Bhavdip Sanghavi
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20632
U.S. Equal Employment v. JC Wings Enterprises, L.L
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20662
USA v. David Rodriguez, Sr.
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40965
USA v. Rocky Hernandez
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50976
Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60102

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit dismissed a petition for review of the EPA's issuance of a general permit for various oil and gas operations to discharge pollutants in federal waters in parts of the Gulf of Mexico. The court held that...

Leila Dias-Oliveira v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Ge
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60178
USA v. Andrew Pugh
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10136
Peter Bernegger v. Dept of Revenue State of MS, et
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60108
Ruben Benitez v. Jeffrey Atkins
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60113
Wayne Klocke v. University of TX at Arlington
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11320
United States v. London  
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-30675

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed the district court's order denying his 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion to correct his 1996 sentence for various drug offenses. Defendant argued that the residual clause of the pre-Booker Sentencing Guideline's c...

USA v. Timothy Benz
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11423
Romero v. Brown  
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20157

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit alleging violations of their due process rights after a social worker and other officials seized all seven of their children and put them in foster homes. The Fifth Circuit held that the complaint d...

USA v. Eugene Williams, Jr.
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20800
USA v. Quinn Reed
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30366
Caliste v. Cantrell  
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30954

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit held that the magistrate judge's dual role—generator and administrator of court fees—creates a conflict of interest when the judge sets an arrestee's bail, and therefore violates due process. Like the m...

Manson Gulf, L.L.C. v. Modern Amer Recycl Svc, Inc
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31071
Jesse Herrera v. Brian Smith, et al
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41164
Mason James v. Billy Lewis, et al
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41169
USA v. Carlos Pedroza-Rocha
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50828
USA v. Brandon Perez
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50972
Jose Chavez-Cruz v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60639
USA v. Santos Alonso-Martinez
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50094
Mandel Williams v. DOWCP, et al
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60168
Sanchez v. Davis  
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-10652

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief to petitioner, who was convicted of murder. Petitioner claimed that his Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel was violated becaus...

Broyles v. Commonwealth Advisors, Inc.  
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-30092

Justia Opinion Summary: Investor plaintiffs filed suit alleging securities fraud under Louisiana law against their former investment adviser and its CEO for fraudulently inducing them to purchase falsely inflated hedge fund securities. The dist...

Flores-Abarca v. Barr  
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60236

Justia Opinion Summary: Upon sua sponte rehearing, the Fifth Circuit withdrew its prior opinion and substituted the following opinion. The court granted the petition for review and held that petitioner failed to exhaust his challenge to the im...

USA v. Rodney Mitchell
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10047
Wilson v. City of Southlake  
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10342

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs appealed the district court's grant of defendants' motion to dismiss or alternatively for summary judgment regarding plaintiffs' disability-related claims under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or...

USA v. Fernando Silverio-Paniagua
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11005
USA v. Kenneth Tanniehill
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11194
USA v. Valentin Castanon-Renteria
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11322
USA v. Christopher Blanton
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11440
USA v. Christopher Blanton
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11442
Jones v. United States  
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30776

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was injured on the deck of a ship, he filed suit against the United States, the ship's owner, for negligence under the Jones Act and unseaworthiness under general maritime law. The Fifth Circuit affirmed...

Donald Herod v. UTMB, et al
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40827
USA v. James Bennett
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41086
USA v. Damian Garcia
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41190
League of United Latin American Citizens v. City of San Marcos  
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50655

Justia Opinion Summary: LULAC filed suit against the Edwards Aquifer Authority, alleging that the Authority's electoral scheme violated the "one person, one vote" principle of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Fifth C...

USA v. Silvester Perez
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50865
Clean Water Action v. EPA  
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60079

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned the EPA's review and decision to revise the earliest compliance dates for new, stringent best available technology economically achievable (BAT) effluent limitations and pretreatment standards for exi...

MultiPlan, Inc. v. Holland  
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60514

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff disputed discounts applied by MultiPlan under his agreement with PHCS to charges for services he provided to patients that were covered by workers' compensation insurance, he filed suit against PHCS and M...

USA v. Abraham Conde-Herrera
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10129
The King/Morocco v. Sterling McCall Lexus
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20172
Timothy Munnerlyn v. Scott Willis, Warden
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30059
USA v. Edgar Ortega-Limones
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11548
USA v. Robert Williams
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30902
Flores v. Pompeo  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40699

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's complaint, seeking a declaration of citizenship under 8 U.S.C. 1503(a). The court held that the district court did not clearly err in denying juris...

USA v. Alvaro Moncivaiz-Lopez
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41174
United States v. Aguilar-Alonzo  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50627

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute marijuana. The court held that the district court clearly erred by applying a...

Bay Point Properties, Inc. v. MS Transportation Commission  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60674

Justia Opinion Summary: After a state court jury found that Mississippi state officials violated the Takings Clause by exceeding the scope of a state easement on private property, the jury granted a monetary award considerably lower than the am...

Mary Sagastume-Espinal, et al v. William Barr, U.
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60741
David Smith-Garcia v. Harrison County, et al
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60781
Brock Services, LLC v. Rogillio  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30363

Justia Opinion Summary: Brock filed suit against a former employee for violating his employment agreement's non-compete provision and requested a preliminary injunction. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of the injunction, h...

United States v. Fuentes-Rodriguez  
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 15-40740

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to illegal reentry into the United States following deportation and having been previously convicted of an aggravated felony. The court held...

Ramiro Ibarra v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-70014
Valderas v. City of Lubbock  
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11023

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of a law enforcement officer, dismissing plaintiff's 42 U.S.C. 1983 excessive force claim. The court held that plaintiff failed to presen...

USA v. Jamaal Dunson
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11036
Kesha Terry v. Supervisor and Deten Workers
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11115
USA v. Hector Urbina-Munoz
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20158
USA v. Kevin Harden
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40985
Anil Kumar v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60432
Double Eagle Energy Services, LLC v. MarkWest Utica EMG, LLC  
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30207

Justia Opinion Summary: After Double Eagle filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it filed suit against MarkWest and Ohio Gathering on a contract claim in Louisiana federal court. Double Eagle then assigned its claim against defendants to one of its...

USA v. Allen Griffin
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50016
Crutsinger v. Davis  
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-70012

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner moved for a certificate of appealability (COA) to appeal whether, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(6), extraordinary circumstances required the Fifth Circuit to reopen the final judgment and grant f...

Klocke v. Watson  
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11320

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit held that the Texas Citizens Participation Act, which is a type of anti-SLAPP statute, does not apply to diversity cases in federal court. In this case, plaintiff's son committed suicide after being ref...

Pena Oseguera v. Barr  
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60339

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner appealed the denial of his application for asylum and withholding of removal. The Fifth Circuit held, in light of Matter of L-E-A-, -- which stands for the proposition that families may qualify as social group...

Calvin Cannady v. Clay County Mississippi, et al
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60843
Lindsey Hoyt, et al v. Lane Construction Corporati
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10289
Regina Goldston v. City of Fort Worth
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11160
Margaret Budde v. Global Power Equip Group, Inc.,
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11206
USA v. Josue Martinez
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11274
USA v. George Cortez, Jr.
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11300
Dennis Davis v. Fayette County Appraisal Dist, et
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20468
Cain v. White  
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30955

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for plaintiffs in an action against Judges of the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that the Judges' practice...

JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Datatreasury Corp.  
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40043

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of JMPC's motion to compel certain post-judgment discovery. The court held that, although the district court's reliance on the June 2011 date as relevant to DTC's kn...

USA v. Roger Garcia
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40843
USA v. Richard Garcia
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40996
USA v. Alejandro Huerta-Cardenas
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40081
USA v. Alejandro Huerta-Cardenas
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40082
USA v. Eduardo Herrera-Nam
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50130
Jeff Faludi v. U.S. Shale Solutions, L.L.C.
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-20808
United States v. $4,480,466.16 in Funds Seized from Bank of America account ending in 2653  
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10801

Justia Opinion Summary: After the United States seized millions of dollars from a Texas vocational school, the school intervened as a claimant, denied the government’s allegations, and counterclaimed for constitutional tort damages against the...

USA v. Eduardo Morales-Faudoa
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50475
Timothy Yoakum v. Sabre GLBL Incorporated
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10067
USA v. Miguel Alvidrez-Delgado
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10230
USA v. Erika Luna
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50064
Randy Cole, et al v. Michael Hunter, et al
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 14-10228
Randy Cole, et al v. Michael Hunter, et al
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 15-10045
Faludi v. U.S. Shale Solutions, LLC  
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-20808

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendant under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), seeking to recover unpaid overtime wages. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for defendant because...

USA v. Santos Jurado-Garcia
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40772
Stallworth v. Bryant  
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60487

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit challenging Mississippi Senate Bill 2162, claiming that it violated the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause and the equal protection component of the state constitution. The district cour...

Cole v. Carson  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Numbers: 14-10228, 15-10045

Justia Opinion Summary: On petition for rehearing en banc following remand from the Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the denial of summary judgment on plaintiff's excessive force claim. Plaintiff and his parents filed suit against pol...

Randy Cole, et al v. Michael Hunter, et al
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 15-10045
Charles Nowden v. USA
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10856
USA v. Juan Camacho-Olvera
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40458
USA v. Tommy Hall
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50894
USA v. Ricardo Guzman-Najera
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51050
USA v. Alonso Arredondo
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10046
GoldCrown Properties, Inc., et al v. Mutual of Oma
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10094
USA v. Hector Perez-Rodriguez
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40056
USA v. Luciano Diaz-Contreras
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50081
Rogelio Flores-Abarca v. William Barr, U. S. Atty
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60236
Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Michigan v. Pier 1 Imports, Inc.  
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10998

Justia Opinion Summary: Investors filed suit alleging that Pier 1 and its executives violated section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act and SEC Rule 10b-5 by failing to disclose Pier 1's significant markdown risk. The district court ultimate...

A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S v. Safewater Lines (I) Pv
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20655
Moore v. LA Department of Public Safety  
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30323

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against state prison officials, alleging Eighth Amendment violations and state-law wrongful death and survival claims arising out of her son’s death. Plaintiff discovered a year later that her son ha...

Roberto Garcia v. San Antonio, Texas, et al
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50274
USA v. Raul Lopez-Cortez
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50595
John Marsh, et al v. U.S. Bank, N.A., et al
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50707
Candido Alvarado v. Citibank, N.A.
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20021
In Re: Larry Swearingen  
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20565

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied movant's application to file a fourth federal habeas corpus petition and denied his motion for stay of execution. Movant was sentenced to death in 2000 after a Texas jury determined that he murde...

Peggy Clark v. Department of the Army, et al
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30191
Flores-Abarca v. Barr  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60236

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted a petition for review of the BIA's decision holding petitioner statutorily ineligible for cancellation of removal based on a prior 2004 firearm transportation conviction. The court held that pet...

Chad Brackeen, et al v. David Bernhardt, et al
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11479
Masoud Bamdad v. Eric Wilson
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11575
Claimant ID 100251401 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31133
Martinez v. Walgreens Co.  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40636

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Walgreens in an action alleging that Walgreens negligently gave medication prescribed for another patient to the driver of the car tha...

USA v. Hilario Solis
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41054
John DeJoria v. Maghreb Petroleum Expl, S.A., et a
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50348
USA v. Eliazar Rincon-Zuniga
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50598
USA v. Margarita Mora
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50672
Harville v. City of Houston  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60117

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment on plaintiff's race discrimination and retaliation claims under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. 1981. In this case, plaintiff was terminated from her posi...

USA v. Victor Robledo-Cuevas
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40171
Joe Alviar, Jr. v. Macy's, Incorporated, et al
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11250
United States v. Pawlak  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11339

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for receipt of child pornography and access with intent to view child pornography involving a prepubescent minor. The court held that the district court did...

Baughman v. Hickman  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-20679

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a pretrial detainee, filed suit against the County and county officials for allegedly violating his constitutional rights by being deliberately indifferent to his health, safety, and medical needs. Plaintiff a...

USA v. Kathryn Markle
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10472
United States v. Glenn  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10580

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for one count of transporting and shipping child pornography and one count of accessing child pornography with intent to view. The court held that the district court did...

USA v. Lawrence Boone
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11639
Zepeda v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20336

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit certified the following question of law to the Supreme Court of Texas: Is a lender entitled to equitable subrogation, where it failed to correct a curable constitutional defect in the loan documents und...

United States v. Waguespack  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30813

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for knowingly distributing and possessing child pornography. The court held that there was sufficient evidence to convict defendant of the offenses; the dist...

St. Charles Surgical Hospital, LLC v. LA Health Service & Indemnity Co.  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30957

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit joined its sister circuits in allowing Blue Cross to remove to federal court under the federal officer removal statute, 28 U.S.C. 1442, on the ground that it was sued here in its capacity as an administ...

Williams v. Taylor Seidenbach, Inc.  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-31159, 18-31161

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from a 2008 state court suit by plaintiff, alleging that he contracted mesothelioma from asbestos while working at a NASA facility in Louisiana. The MDL court subsequently granted summary judgment to seve...

Frank Williams, Jr., et al v. Lockheed Martin Corp
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31161
USA v. Yamil Villarreal
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40913
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50299

Justia Opinion Summary: Walmart filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against the TABC, challenging Texas statutes that govern the issuance of permits allowing for the retail sale of liquor in Texas (package store permits). TPSA later intervened as a m...

DeJoria v. Maghreb Petroleum Exploration, SA  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50348

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from a foreign judgment in a Moroccan court levying over $100 million against plaintiff and his business partner. The Fifth Circuit held that an interim change in the Texas Recognition Act does not violat...

Johnson v. Davis  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Numbers: 19-20552, 19-70013

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied petitioner's motion for a certificate of appealability, holding that reasonable jurists would not debate that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying petitioner's Rule 60(b) mo...

Ron Zoller v. Zurich American Insurance Co., et al
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30044
USA v. Kevin Kahanu Leoiki, Jr.
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40099
Dexter Johnson v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-70013
USA v. Arturo Benavides
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 15-20487
USA v. Rolando Garcia-Hernandez
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 16-20631
Archer and White Sales, Inc. v. Henry Schein, Inc.  
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 16-41674

Justia Opinion Summary: On remand from the Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit held that the district court correctly determined that this case was not subject to the arbitration clause at issue and affirmed the judgment. The Supreme Court held t...

Robert Henderson v. Black Elk Energy Offshore
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20482
Eddie Carter v. Bryan Collier, Exct Director
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20498
Taylor Carlisle, et al v. Newell Normand, et al
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30002
Go Professional Ops, L.L.C. v. Sherwin-Williams Co
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50920
USA v. Jesus Castro-Ramirez
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51083
Deante Clay v. Pamela Wagner, et al
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51094
Audrey Grant v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60139
USA v. Steven Kielbasinski
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10175
Annette Lall, et al v. Bank of New York Mellon, et
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10554
USA v. Jose Rosales, Jr.
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11299
Brian Ortiz v. Montgomery County, Texas, et al
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20323
Matthew Leachman v. Harris County, Texas, et al
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20485
USA v. Tamny Westbrooks
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20628
Lake Eugenie Land & Development, Inc. v. Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-30243, 18-30413, 18-30533

Justia Opinion Summary: A group of menhaden fishermen challenged the denial of their claims pursuant to a punitive damages settlement agreement between a class of claimants, who alleged that they were harmed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,...

In re: Deepwater Horizon
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30413
In re: Deepwater Horizon
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30533
USA v. Fernando Quintela-Galindo
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50957
USA v. Fernando Quintela-Galindo
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50958
Natalia Garro Cano v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60472
Chia Wallang v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60512
USA v. Manuel Vega-Rivas
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40033
John Almaguer v. County of Bexar, et al
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50005
McMichael v. Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc.  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60011

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for the employer in an action brought by plaintiff, a former employee, under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The court held that...

Stephen Black v. Darrell Turner, et al
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11172
Osborne v. Hall  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60321

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of a petition for habeas relief because it was time-barred. The court held that petitioner's motion for reconsideration before the Supreme Court of Mississippi wa...

USA v. Charles Gatteys, II
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10737
USA v. Juan Zapata
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20397
United States v. Jones  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30256

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated and remanded defendants' convictions under 18 U.S.C. 924 in light of the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Davis, 139 S. Ct. 2319 (2019), which held that the residual clause of sectio...

Claimant ID 100024160 v. BP Exploration & Prodn, I
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30901
USA v. Darrell Freeze
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40339
USA v. Jorge Diaz
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50255
USA v. Clifford Price
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50871
USA v. Clifford Price
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50875
USA v. Jorge Diaz
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50911
Greenwich Insurance Co. v. Capsco Industries, Inc.  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60032

Justia Opinion Summary: After a subcontractor (Capsco) was held liable, in state court, to a company (Ground Control) with which it had contracted for what the latter had expended for labor and materials on a construction project, the subcontra...

Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. Fowlkes Plumbing, LLC  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60608

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit certified the following question to the Supreme Court of Mississippi: Is the waiver of subrogation between the school district and Sullivan Enterprises limited to damages to the Work or does it also app...

USA v. Tevin Mitchell
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60826
USA v. Eugenio Montoya-Carillo
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40138
USA v. Juan Rivera
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50041
USA v. Allied Home Mortgage Corp., et al
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-20720
Mark Silguero, et al v. CSL Plasma, Incorporated
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-41206
USA v. John Waldrip
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-41242
USA v. John Waldrip
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-41253
USA v. Dominic Lindsey
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10604
USA v. Alberto Rodriguez
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10988
Brackeen v. Bernhardt  
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11479

Justia Opinion Summary: Texas, Indiana, and Louisiana, and seven individuals seeking to adopt Indian children filed suit against the United States, several federal agencies and officials, and five intervening Tribes, raising facial constitution...

USA v. Randy Flores
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11540
Eric Lozano v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20229
BP Exploration & Prodn, Inc., et al v. Claimant ID
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30971
USA v. Matthew Lucio
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40793
USA v. Josue Solis
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41003
Bobby Oxford v. University of Texas Medical, et al
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50623
Octavio Sanchez Pedrosa v. William Barr, U. S. Att
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60614
USA v. Roberto Martinez-Mendoza
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10015
Eric Jackson v. Calvin Johnson
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30023