2019 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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Paine Snider v. L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, LLC  
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 16-60731

Justia Opinion Summary: After Courtney Paine Snider filed suit against L-3 under Title VII of the Equal Rights Act of 1964, L-3 asserted counterclaims against Paine Snider and also brought suit against Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, and...

USA v. Manuel Guerra
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11407
Earnest Washington, Jr. v. J. Barnhart
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30383
USA v. Melvin Qualls
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10390
USA v. Miguel Fernandez-Matos
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10522
USA v. Marcelo Delamora-Mendoza
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10767
USA v. Rafael Arevalo-Sanchez
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20124
USA v. Lawrence Gordon
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20147
USA v. Noe Ortiz-Minor
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40377
USA v. Miljan Villalobos-Aleman
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40438
USA v. Samuel Prieto-Roman
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40482
USA v. Rodolfo Marroquin-Sanchez
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40497
USA v. Leonard Evans
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40547
USA v. Juan Cervantes-Gonzalez
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50476
Liliana Mercado-Ventura, et al v. William Barr, U.
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60022
USA v. Leonard Bradley
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60402
Mikailu Jalloh v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60604
Bolton v. United States  
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60700

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiffs filed suit against two federal agents for making allegedly defamatory comments to a local news station, the district court denied scope-of-employment discovery, substituted the United States as the prope...

Charles Bolton, et al v. Jerome McDuffie
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60701
Elsy Garcia-Ventura v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Ge
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60785
Inclusive Communities Project v. Department of Treasury  
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10377

Justia Opinion Summary: ICP filed suit against Treasury and OCC, alleging claims under Section 3608 of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Fifth Amendment. ICP alleged that defendants failed to regulate the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit...

USA v. Mario Melendez
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10518
Rickie Thompson v. Sharma Sharad, et al
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20013
Francisco Gonzalez v. Fluor Corporation
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20234
USA v. Agustin Martinez-Lopez
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40368
USA v. Cirilo Hernandez-Rebollar
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50269
Julio Brunet v. USA
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60110
USA v. Lorenzo Hickman
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60186
USA v. Ambrose Nelson
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60188
Petzold v. Rostollan  
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 17-41183

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendants in an action brought by plaintiff, a diabetic federal prisoner who injured his ankle while exercising, alleging that defendants were...

USA v. Jesus Corona-Perez
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10933
USA v. Juan Macias-Colmenero
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50091
USA v. Cirilo Hernandez-Rebollar
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50269
USA v. Carlos Santos-Guerrero
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50437
USA v. Alexander Rosenblatt
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10973
USA v. Juan Sanchez
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10181
USA v. Jennifer Morris
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40050
Ashley Womack v. Rustin Wright
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40726
Jesus Anaya v. Scott Nicklin
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50235
William Rand v. Rachel Chapa
Date: December 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40972
Ricardo Newsome v. State of Mississippi, et al
Date: December 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60635
USA v. Steven Davison
Date: December 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60141
W & T Offshore, Inc. v. Bernhardt  
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30876

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this oil and gas royalty case were orders to pay issued by the Department of the Interior to W&T in order to resolve volumetric gas delivery imbalances. The district court granted partial summary judgment on...

Whitlock v. Lowe  
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50335

Justia Opinion Summary: In this adversary proceeding, the Fifth Circuit held that appellant received fraudulently transferred funds and had an obligation to return the transferred funds to debtor, the transferor, for the benefit of his creditor...

Madjied Samsoedien v. Stephen Julian, Warden
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60641
Juan Rodriguez-Teyes v. William Barr, U. S. Atty G
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60876
Rebecca Musser v. Paul Quinn College
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10042
USA v. John Stern
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10241
USA v. Juan Garcia
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50373
USA v. Cirilo Horta-Almaraz
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50543
United States v. Darrell  
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60087

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Viewing this case under the totality of the circumstances, the court held that reasonable suspicion supported t...

Taylor v. Stevens  
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-10253

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a Texas inmate, filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against defendants, alleging violations of his Eighth Amendment rights, because he was housed in unconstitutional conditions and that various defendants were delib...

USA v. Fermin Herrera-Angeles
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11515
State of Texas, et al v. USA, et al
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10011
USA v. Silvestre Lara-Cervantes
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10048
USA v. Leroy Hills
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40118
USA v. William Vivar-Lopez
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40351
USA v. Rafael Sanchez
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40388
David McCallister v. Lorie Davis, Director, et al
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50542
SEC v. Stanford International Bank  
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-11073, 17-11114, 17-11122, 17-11127, 17-11128, 17-11129

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit treated the Petition for Rehearing En Banc as a petition for panel rehearing, granted the petition, withdrew its prior opinions, and substituted the following opinions. These consolidated cases stemmed...

Official Stanford Invstr Com, et al v. Willis of C
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11114
Edna Able, et al v. Willis of Colorado, Inc., et a
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11122
Antonio Zacarias, et al v. Willis Group Holdings P
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11127
Ana Nuila de Gadala-Maria, et al v. Willis Group H
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11128
Carlos Tisminesky, et al v. Willis Group Holdings
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11129
Buckner v. Davis  
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-50891

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of federal habeas relief for petitioner, who was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child. The court held that the district court did not err in concluding...

Weatherly v. Pershing, LLC  
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-11052, 18-11053, 18-11056, 18-11057, 18-11072, 18-11087

Justia Opinion Summary: Florida law does not recognize putative class actions in Fla. Stat. 95.051's exclusive list of tolling exceptions. In these consolidated cases arising from the Stanford Ponzi scheme, investors alleged that Pershing breac...

Felipe Bronstein, et al v. Pershing, L.L.C.
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11053
Jose Diaz, et al v. Pershing, L.L.C.
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11056
Tom Hawk, et al v. Pershing, L.L.C.
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11057
Robert Powell, et al v. Pershing, L.L.C.
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11072
Braulio Espinosa, et al v. Pershing, L.L.C.
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11087
United States v. Sifuentes  
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11149

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to a drug-related money laundering conspiracy. The court held that defendant's sentence was not procedurally unreasonable and he was properl...

Correct RX Pharmacy Services Inc. v. Cornerstone Automation Systems, LLC  
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11387

Justia Opinion Summary: Correct Rx filed suit against CASI after CASI failed to deliver a custom automated pharmacy system by a specified deadline. Correct Rx alleged a Texas common law tort claim for negligent misrepresentation based on variou...

PPD Enterprises, L.L.C. v. Stryker Corporation, et
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20405
Joe Robles, et al v. Aransas County Sheriff's Dept
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40736
Harville v. City of Houston  
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60117

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted the petition for panel rehearing and withdrew its prior opinion, substituting the following opinion. The court affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment on plaintiff's discriminat...

USA v. Baquavious Rivers
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10090
USA v. Kurtis Lowe
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10319
Jerry Simmons v. LA Dept of Pub Sfty and Corr
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30178
Fodge v. Trustmark National Bank  
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30279

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs brought a putative class action under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), alleging that they and similarly situated individuals were on active duty with the military when defendants variously foreclose...

June Medical Services, L.L.C., et al v. Rebekah Ge
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30982
USA v. Kelvin Ortega-Garcia
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40573
USA v. Ramon Cortez-Rodriguez
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50406
Pradeep Rai v. Derek Henderson
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60163
George Raymond Williams, Med v. Homeland Insurance
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-90027
United States v. Smith  
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-30503

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit held that a certificate of appealability (COA) that fails to indicate which specific issues or issues satisfy the showing required violates the clear command of 28 U.S.C. 2253(c)(3). In this case, issui...

United States v. Thompson  
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11224

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin resulting in serious bodily injury, and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute he...

Torres v. SGE Management, LLC  
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20801

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal of a settlement class action was how the district court allocated the $10 million in fees to plaintiffs' attorneys. The Fifth Circuit vacated the district court's allocation order and remanded for...

USA v. Omar Montoya
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41118
Texas v. United States  
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10011

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, two private citizens and eighteen states, filed suit challenging the individual mandate requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The individual mandate required individuals to main...

USA v. John Purifoy
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10282
United States v. Noria  
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20286

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence of illegally reentering the United States following removal. Defendant argued that the district court's admission of five partial Form I-213's that documente...

Rebecca Singleton v. Young Men's Christian Assn
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20480
USA v. Brian Matalka
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-20300
USA v. Fermin Herrera-Angeles
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11515
Cecil Max-George v. Honorable Justices of the Ct,
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20507
Frye v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp.  
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20543

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's dismissal of her claims against her former employer, Anadarko, alleging that the company retaliated against her in violation of the Dodd-Frank Act's whistleblower protections. Plai...

Benfield v. Magee  
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30932

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Warren and Benfield, paramedics, filed suit against their boss, the EMS Administrator, alleging that he fired them for exercising their First Amendment free-speech and free-association rights. The district cou...

Punch v. Bridenstine  
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40580

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from plaintiff's action alleging that NASA discriminated against her. The Fifth Circuit held that plaintiff pleaded her way out of federal court by attempting to litigate her claims in several mutually...

USA v. Rene Paredes, Jr.
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40626
USA v. Omar Montoya
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41118
Maria Cancino, et al v. Cameron County, Texas, et
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41182
Donald Read v. E. Hsu, et al
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51015
USA v. Joseph Sharp
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51034
USA v. Aurelio Gurrusquieta-Anselmo
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10459
June Medical Services, L.L.C., et al v. Rebekah Ge
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30982
USA v. Vincent Provines
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40052
USA v. Alberto Ortega-Lopez
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40181
USA v. Gerardo Juarez-Contreras
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40455
USA v. Emillio Cua-Monroy
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40595
USA v. Justin Serna
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40660
Michael Bruno, et al v. Northside Indep School Dis
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50012
Permula Corporation v. Helson Pacheco
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50318
Luis Escobar-Barrientos v. William Barr, U. S. Att
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60047
Doe v. Mckesson  
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-30864

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit withdrew its prior opinion and substituted the following opinion. After Officer John Doe was injured during a public protest, he filed suit against Black Lives Matter, the group associated with the pro...

Okubotin Kia v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-60849
Doe v. Abbott  
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11620

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of appellants' challenges to the Texas Sex Offender Registration Program. The Program is codified in Chapter 62 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. The cour...

United States v. Mazkouri  
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20650

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for charges related to his role in a massive conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. The court held that defendant's claim that the district court violated Fe...

Henry v. Educational Financial Service  
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20809

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit withdrew its previously filed opinion and substituted the following opinion. The court held that its holding in In re Nat'l Gypsum Co., 118 F.3d 1059, 1069 (5th Cir. 1997), that bankruptcy courts have...

Ryder v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.  
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30824

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Union Pacific in an action alleging that the company negligently contributed to a fatal railroad collision. In this case, the trucks i...

USA v. Roshawn Joiner
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50136
USA v. Kolby Coffey
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50946
USA v. April Castro
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10292
USA v. Larry Davis
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10361
USA v. Darnell Collier
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10392
USA v. Omar Ashmore
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10427
USA v. Pablo Hernandez
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10907
Robert Edgar v. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, et
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20244
United States v. Jackson  
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20346

Justia Opinion Summary: The abuse of discretion standard of review generally applies to rulings on motions to resentence under the First Step Act, because the Act gives the district court broad discretion in deciding whether to resentence. The...

USA v. Rafael Posadas-Gonzalez
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40363
Darrell Ward v. Gray Television Group, Inc.
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50255
USA v. Marcelino Ruiz
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10269
Midwestern Cattle Marketing v. Legend Bank, N. A.
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10755
USA v. Tavarus Harris
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11478
USA v. Paul Montanez
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11559
United States v. Jordan  
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20564

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed Defendants Jordan and Wise's convictions and sentences for aiding and abetting aggravated credit union robbery. The court held that there was sufficient evidence to sustain Jordan's conviction;...

USA v. Deion Duruisseau, et al
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30815
USA v. Lashawn Duruisseau
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30822
Paul Tagliabue, Jr. v. Orkin, L.L.C.
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40691
USA v. Willie Thomas
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60656
Jackson Women's Health Organization v. Dobbs  
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60868

Justia Opinion Summary: The Gestational Age Act, a Mississippi law that prohibits abortions, with limited exceptions, after 15 weeks' gestational age is an unconstitutional ban on pre-viability abortions. The Fifth Circuit held that states ma...

USA v. Crystal Carr
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10116
USA v. James Andersen
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10475
Kenneth Lawry, et al v. Bank of NY Mellon Trust C
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10671
Barry Gross, et al v. Keen Group Solutions, L.L.C.
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20048
Ron Johnson v. Victor Jones, Jr., et al
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30206
USA v. Reginald Green
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40097
United States v. Ramirez-Cortinas  
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50182

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court's dismissal of a 2018 indictment charging defendant with illegal reentry in violation of 8 U.S.C. 1326. The court agreed with the government's contention that th...

USA v. Maria Chavez-Flores
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50192
USA v. Edmond Hadnot
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-40780
Mark Gyves v. City of Houston
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20783
In re: Chinese-Mft Drywall
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31223
USA v. Mario Miranda-Ontiveros
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40392
Jean Jones v. Portfolio Recovery Assoc, LLC, et al
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50703
Tower Loan of Mississippi, LLC v. Willis  
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60344

Justia Opinion Summary: In adversary bankruptcy proceedings, debtor filed suit against Tower Loan for allegedly violating the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). The district court affirmed the bankruptcy court's denial of Tower Loan's motion to dismi...

Carolyn Dawson v. Bank of New York Mellon, et al
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20224
USA v. Kenyatta Edmond
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30078
Billy Butler v. Young, et al
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40242
USA v. Lucio Buendia-Rodriguez
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40565
USA v. Victor Castillo-Olivas
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50095
Vincent Corson v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50358
USA v. Milton Mayorga
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50396
USA v. Raul Mendoza-Cepeda
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50504
USA v. Francisco Escobedo-Santillan
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50671
Integranet Physician Resource v. Texas Independent Providers  
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20659

Justia Opinion Summary: After IntegraNet filed suit against a former-employee owner in state court and the case was removed to federal court, IntegraNet then filed suit against the former-employee owner in state court for another claim. The dis...

USA v. Juan Silva
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10209
USA v. Quinton Shelton
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10228
USA v. Kenneth Davis, Jr.
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10263
USA v. Tony Contreras
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10286
USA v. Wilson Guerrero-Lagos
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40436
Rebecca Gallogly v. Attorney General of the U.S.,
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50044
USA v. Jesus Osorio-Abundio
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50383
Del Dennis v. Academy, Limited, et al
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60118
USA v. Darnell Smith
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41158
USA v. Alexis Aguilar-Alonzo
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50627
USA v. Tharon Taylor
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60493
Blanca Domingues v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60860
Larry Owens v. Dallas Cty Commty Clge Dist
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10037
Rebecca Musser v. Paul Quinn College
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10042
Michael Jamison v. Fluor Fed. Solutions, L.L.C.
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10278
Jillian Izzio, et al v. Century Golf Partners Mgmt
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10306
USA v. Orlando Gonzales
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10410
Trevino v. City of Fort Worth  
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10414

Justia Opinion Summary: After Alisha Trevino died from a self-administered overdose of illegal drugs while in police custody, members of her family filed suit against the city under 42 U.S.C. 1983. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court'...

Robby Trevino, et al v. City of Fort Worth, et al
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10414
USA v. Larry Brown
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10624
In Re: Robert Sparks
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-11017
Jerold Griffin v. City of Sugarland, Texas, et al
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20198
Atakapa Indian de Creole Nation v. Louisiana  
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Numbers: 19-30032, 19-30064

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a lawyer who is self-described as a monarch and a deity, brought claims on behalf of an Indian tribe alleging that defendants have, among other misdeeds, monopolized "intergalactic foreign trade." The district...

Atakapa Indian de Creole v. State of Louisiana, et
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30064
USA v. Kenneth Poullard
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30274
Richard Hollyfield v. Jack Hurst, et al
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30483
USA v. Raul Fournier-Robles
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50029
Rose v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc.  
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50598

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendants, asserting a claim to quiet title and separately seeking a declaratory judgment that the statute of limitations had expired on defendants' power to foreclose on certain real proper...

Donna Sturkin v. Vicky Patrick
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60117
Ricky Ross v. Richard Alford, et al
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40916
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission  
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50299

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted the petition for panel rehearing, withdrew its prior opinion, and substituted the following opinion. Walmart filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against the TABC, challenging Texas statutes that gove...

United States v. Aguilar-Alonzo  
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50627

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit withdrew its previous opinion and substituted the following opinion. The court vacated defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribu...

United States v. Hambright  
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51080

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for driving while intoxicated on the grounds of a military joint base. The court applied the same standard of review used by the district court, holding that the magistra...

Musser v. Paul Quinn College  
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10042

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against her former employer for retaliation under the False Claims Act. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the employer. Under the totality of the circumstan...

USA v. Kevin Brooks
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10105
USA v. Alejandro Lopez
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10432
USA v. Angelio Dominguez
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20031
USA v. Derrick Ervin
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20130
Val Emery, et al v. Medtronic, Incorporated, et al
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20389
Christi Hillebrandt v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of Ameri
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30348
Laura Salinas Moya v. Norma Limon
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40525
USA v. Jose Ortiz-Arias
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50221
Magna Equities II, L.L.C., et al v. Heartland Bank
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20658
Howard Carroll v. John Rupert, et al
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40947
USA v. Lucas Moss
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10443
Anne Wittmann v. UNUM Life Ins. Co. of America
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30254
Lydia Tummel, et al v. Robert Milane, et al
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40148
Johnny Partain v. City of South Padre Island, et a
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40197
Jorge Corona Salano v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Ge
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60102
Edward Martinez v. Greg Abbott, et al
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-51040
USA v. Emmanuel Ravell
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41171
USA v. Nicholas Gonzalez-Malven
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50214
USA v. Jeffrey Brown
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10103
USA v. Alfred Brown
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10301
USA v. Joseph Torres
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10457
USA v. Vicente Mendoza-Gutierrez
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10496
Nelson Onyinyechi v. B.A. Ridings, et al
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20202
USA v. Louella Givens
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30722
USA v. Nancy Lopez
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40004
USA v. Jose Covarrubias
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40049
USA v. Jaime Corpus-Gonzalez
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40389
Elijah Wallace v. Lucinda Marshall
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20711
Aleashia Clarkston, et al v. John White
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31099
City of Austin v. Paxton  
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50646

Justia Opinion Summary: The State of Texas enacted a statute that sought to invalidate the City's ordinance prohibiting landlords from refusing tenants who wish to pay their rent with federal housing vouchers, and to allow landlords to continue...

Martinez-Lopez v. Barr  
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60393

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's decision affirming the denial of petitioner and her son's requests for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT)...

USA v. Chadrick McBride
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10201
USA v. Inocente Rodriguez-Juarez
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10236
USA v. Christopher Sanchez
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10310
USA v. Alicia Pagoaga-Rios
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20010
Craig Washington v. Jose Salazar, et al
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20132
Lawrence Williams v. Calvin Weller, et al
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20138
Taylor Carlisle, et al v. Newell Normand
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30027
USA v. James Wilson
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30228
Lisa Watson v. Mark Esper
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50450
USA v. Armando Perez-Gavaldon
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50745
United States v. Gonzalez  
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-40527

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to vacate his conviction and sentence based on the ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC). The court held that the district court's reading of...

USA v. Miguel Arellano
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40857
Maria Reynoso-Ramirez v. William Barr, U. S. Atty
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60804
USA v. Jeremy Walker
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60856
Piper Ellis Snowton v. USA, et al
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10709
USA v. Eddie Jackson
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30252
David Grohoske v. Loni Fontner, et al
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40362
USA v. Gildardo Cruz-Ramirez
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50333
USA v. Jose Felix-Felix
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50566
USA v. Fabio Marriel
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50647
USA v. James Frye
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60185
USA v. James Clay, III
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50721
USA v. Parker Lane
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10357
Robert Young, Jr. v. Cintas Corporation Number Two
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10757
Derrick Davis v. Raymond Laborde Corrtl Center, et
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30125
USA v. Gamaliel Cornejo-Martinez
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50534
USA v. Tony Buck
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60107
Jimmy Rodriguez Auceda v. William Barr, U. S. Atty
Date: November 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60673
USA v. Robert Gilliam
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10704
USA v. Gunner Jenkins
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11506
USA v. Luis Aguirre Ortiz
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11595
Charles Williams v. CIR
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60536
USA v. Susann Nelson
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10494
Brionne Thome v. Young Men's Christian Assn
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20451
USA v. C'Prien Nicholas
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30220
The King/Morocco v. Banner of N.O., L.L.C.
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30323
USA v. Nelson Reynero-Serna
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40094
USA v. Ronald Cannady
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40454
USA v. Julio Camacho
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40460
USA v. Henry Barfield
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50127
Ultra Petroleum Corp. v. Ad Hoc Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Ultra Resources, Inc.  
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-20793

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit treated the appellees' and the intervenors' joint petition for rehearing en banc as a petition for panel rehearing, granted the petition, withdrew its prior opinion, and substituted the following opinio...

USA v. Louis Smith
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20112
USA v. Sarah Paxton
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31297
Jael De Leon-Reynoso, et al v. William Barr, U. S.
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60796
USA v. David Brewer
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10316
USA v. Juan Castillo-Mendoza
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10355
Craig Pittman, et al v. Seterus, Incorporated
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10701
James Meeks, III v. Lorie Davis, et al
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20257
USA v. Heber Orozco
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20319
USA v. Miguel Ibarra-Ramos
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20466
David Paul v. John Williams
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30379
Monica Quinones v. Wal-Mart Stores Texas, L.L.C.
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40067
USA v. Nicolas Maldonado-Garcia
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40241
USA v. Hector Navarro-Lopez
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40249
USA v. Douglas Fielding
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50179
USA v. Eduardo Quintana-Sotelo
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50268
USA v. David Matacia
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50289
Consuelo Cervantes v. El Paso Healthcare System
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50423
Excel Modular Scaffold & Leasing Co. v. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission  
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60067

Justia Opinion Summary: After an employee of Excel was killed when a scaffold he was constructing collapsed into Galveston Bay, OSHA conducted an investigation into the incident and issued Excel a number of safety citations. Excel contested the...

Martin Nitschke v. CIR
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60142
United States v. Kearby  
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10874

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The court held that defendant failed to show plain or clear error in the...

Kathie Cutrer v. Tarrant County Local Workforce, e
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11092
Garza v. Briones  
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40982

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to law enforcement officers in an excessive force action filed under 42 U.S.C. 1983 by the estate of the deceased. The court held that the evidenc...

USA v. Jose Banegas-Gomez
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40998
Barbara Marshall, L.P., et al v. Bill Gurley
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41024
Sam Balabon, et al v. Robert Cook, et al
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50269
International-Matex Tank Terminals v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs  
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60662

Justia Opinion Summary: After a shift foreman was injured and disabled while working on an oil and gas storage facility, he filed a claim with the Department under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. The ALJ found that the forem...

Jason Johnston v. Richard Wathem, et al
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10131
USA v. Terrance Price
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10578
USA v. Miguel Ibarra-Ramos
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20466
Gerry Monroe v. Houston Independent Sch Dist
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20514
Carson Green v. Lasalle Corporation, et al
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30020
USA v. Henry Lopez-Solis
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40426
USA v. Jesus Giacoman-Sandoval
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40463
USA v. Magdaleno Aguirre-Contreras
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50291
USA v. Nicholas Gilbert
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10577
Cutrer v. Tarrant County Local Workforce Development Board  
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11092

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was fired from her position with Workforce Solution, she filed suit against the employer for discrimination. Plaintiff had been employed at Workforce Solution for 17 years and was terminated six months be...

USA v. Lamazaki Wilson
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11491
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20817
USA v. Carla Dominguez
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50599
United States v. Johnson  
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50826

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty, pursuant to a plea agreement, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine, and possession of...

Lavery v. Barr  
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60244

Justia Opinion Summary: After petitioner was ordered removed by DHS because he violated the terms of his admission under the Visa Waiver Program, he filed a motion to reopen. An ICE Deputy Field Officer Director denied petitioner's motion and p...

Elvia Ruiz Ortiz, et al v. William Barr, U.S. Atty
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60843
USA v. Demond Lynn
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10031
USA v. Miguel Fernandez-Matos
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10520
Teresa Waters v. Texas Attorney General, et al
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20414
Jay Fulmer, et al v. USA
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30526
USA v. Jesus Balboa-Gallardo
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40259
USA v. Carlos Hernandes
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50452
USA v. Carlos Hernandes
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50609
Lakshmi Arunachalam v. Beal Bank, SSB
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50613
USA v. Gilbert Martinez
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11470
Baker Hughes, Inc. v. United States  
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20585

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision holding that a $52 million payment from taxpayer's predecessor in interest to the predecessor's subsidiary was not a bad debt under 26 U.S.C. 166 or an ordinary an...

USA v. Starsky Redd
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60492
Maira Argueta-Martinez, et al v. William Barr, U.
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60800
USA v. Rachel Perry
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10189
Kenneth Henry v. Spectrum, L.L.C., et al
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10452
USA v. Jesus Sepulveda-Baustista
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20418
Brent Lee v. Continental Casualty Company, et al
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30398
Consuelo Cervantes v. El Paso Healthcare System
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50423
USA v. Juan Pineda-Fernandez
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50483
USA v. Donald Scribner, II
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-10988
Diece-Lisa Industries, Inc. v. Disney Enterprises, Inc.  
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-41268, 17-41271

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's rulings in two consolidated actions alleging that various Disney corporate entities infringed on plaintiff's "Lots of Hugs" trademark by using the "Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear" (aka "Lots...

Diece-Lisa Industries, Inc. v. Disney Enterprises,
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-41271
USA v. Sergio Martinez
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11321
USA v. Juan Campuzano Coria
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11397
USA v. Jose Valdez-Villalobos
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11451
USA v. Danyell Roberts
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11493
Sylvia Gone', et al v. J. Smith, II, et al
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20373
Shatish Patel, et al v. Catholic Health Initiative
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20395
Manuel Soto v. Nelda Brock
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40568
USA v. Sebastian Banda
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41001
USA v. Norma Taha
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50854
Anthony Chapple v. Texas Hlth and Human Svc Cmsn
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51086
Taj Forhad v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60648
Eda Martinez-De Cristales, et al v. William Barr,
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60689
USA v. Robert Thompson
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10118
USA v. Ronelle Oudems
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10127
USA v. Tedric Davis
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10160
MCR Oil Tools, L.L.C. v. Spex Offshore, Limited, e
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10346
USA v. Neil Rene
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10541
USA v. Prisca Kalu
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20025
USA v. Joseph Berzat
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20032
Jessie Moore v. Megan Brennan
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20312
Jane Doe v. City of Baton Rouge, et al
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30277
Kevin Sterling v. Bur Safety & Env Enforcement, et
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30296
USA v. Luisa Quintanilla
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40246
Tina Brewer, et al v. Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40333
USA v. Jose Salas-Olvera
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40347
Alicia Cluck v. MetroCare Services - Austin, et al
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50327
Irma Rosas v. Univ of Texas at San Antonio, et al
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50515
Marisol Del Cid-Lazo, et al v. William Barr, U. S.
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60015
Reach, Incorporated v. J. Smith
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60175
USA v. Rhonda Chesser
Date: November 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50502
Elsa Cornejo-Bonilla, et al v. William Barr, U. S.
Date: November 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60443
USA v. Baquavious Rivers
Date: November 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10090
USA v. Willie Roberts
Date: November 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10433
USA v. Jeremy Powell
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11050
USA v. Allen Nash
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11369
Eleazar Lopez Alvarenga v. William Barr, U. S. Att
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60755
USA v. Eric Wicker
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30149
Corry Defrates v. David Podany
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11177
United States v. Beverly  
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20729

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of defendant's motion to suppress cell-site location information (CSLI), declaring the court order and warrant void. The Supreme Court held in Carpenter v. United Sta...

USA v. Olusegun Ayodele
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20803
Ricardo Almeda-Guzman v. William Barr, U. S. Atty
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60409
USA v. Aaron Marrs
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10279
USA v. Jason Laurenson
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10331
USA v. Jordan Reyes
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20105
Dovie Williams v. TH Healthcare Limited
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20134
USA v. Wilbert Concho
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60076
USA v. Jerome Steve
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60209
USA v. Keon Hawkins
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60521
USA v. David Valdez, Jr.
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10783
USA v. Javier Guerra
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11187
USA v. Martin Calderon-Ortalejo
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11654
Kenneth Withers v. Roger Soloway, et al
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40862
USA v. Arturo Vargas, Jr.
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41037
USA v. Guillermo Cardenas-Sanchez
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41193
Stringer v. Whitley  
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50428

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against the Texas Secretary of State and the Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, alleging that the DPS System violates the Equal Protection Clause and the National Voter Registration...

USA v. Luis Velarde-Aguilar
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10329
Corinthia Lee v. Dolgencorp, L.L.C.
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30366
USA v. Carlos Ortiz
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40324
Patrick Murphy v. Bryan Collier, et al
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-70020
USA v. Maurice Davis, et al
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 16-10330
Bank of the West v. Prince  
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30970

Justia Opinion Summary: In this breach of contract action, the parties dispute the district court's damages award. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's holding that Bank of the West was not entitled to contractual liquidated damages,...

Javier Portillo v. Permanent Workers, L.L.C., et a
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31238
Humberto Gomez v. Hughes Unit UTMB Health Provid,
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50848
Murphy v. Collier  
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-70020

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied TDCJ's motion to vacate the district court's order granting Texas death row inmate Patrick Henry Murphy's motion seeking to stay his execution. The court held that the district court did not abus...

Frank Williams, Jr., et al v. Lockheed Martin Corp
Date: November 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31159
Barrios v. Centaur, LLC  
Date: November 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31203

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff, an employee of Centaur, was injured while offloading a generator from a crew boat to a barge, he filed suit against the owner and operator of the boat (River Ventures) and Centaur for vessel negligence u...

Javier Portillo v. Permanent Workers, L.L.C., et a
Date: November 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31238
Aggreko, LLC v. Chartis Specialty Insurance Co.  
Date: November 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40325

Justia Opinion Summary: These consolidated actions arose from fatal injuries suffered by James Andrew Brenek, II when he was electrocuted by an electrically-energized generator housing cabinet on a rig in Jefferson County, Texas. Brenek was emp...

USA v. Yadira Sanchez-Gamez
Date: November 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40354
USA v. Juan Jimenez-Nava
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11393
USA v. Jamo Hagoyi
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11597
USA v. Gwendolyn Berry
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20617
Ariana M. v. Humana Health Plan of TX, Inc.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20700
USA v. Ernesto Aviles-Puente
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41005
Sang Jeon v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60429
Santos Espinoza-Portillo v. William Barr, U. S. At
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60676
Vickie Cook, et al v. City of Dallas, et al
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10217
Deborah Hughes v. Andrew Saul, Commissioner
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10664
USA v. Jose Rodriguez-Martinez
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40227
USA v. Walter Alvarado-Funez
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40248
USA v. Miguel Carrillo-Ayala
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11388
Chad Brackeen, et al v. David Bernhardt, et al
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11479
Amanda Abbood v. Texas Hlth and Human Svc Cmsn
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11655
United States v. Stubblefield  
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20169

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after she was convicted of mail fraud, wire fraud, theft of public money, aggravated identity theft, and unlawful monetary transactions. The court held that the dis...

Floyd Hall v. C. Daigle, et al
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20551
USA v. John Morado
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41178
USA v. Reynaldo Berreles
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50307
USA v. Theodore Brewster
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50840
Domingo Ralios-Lopez v. William Barr, U. S. Atty G
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60857
USA v. Juan Perez-Roman
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10068
USA v. Darin Muir
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10288
Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30661
USA v. Manolo Santos-Gomez
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40298
USA v. Pedro Saenz-Gonzalez
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40396
USA v. Raul Heredia
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50228
USA v. Enrique Galvan-Tamayo
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50310
USA v. Enrique Galvan-Tamayo
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50329
Darren Lewis v. Chris McConnell
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31271
USA v. Gerardo Rosales-Orozco
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40762
USA v. Richard Ben
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60378
Coleman Hammons Construction Co. v. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission  
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60559

Justia Opinion Summary: Coleman challenged the Commission's decision that its 18 working-days-late response to a citation notice that had been misplaced in the company's internal mail system demonstrated inexcusable neglect and barred the compa...

Lai Hua-Feng v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60882
USA v. Cristina Mezomo
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10007
Piper Ellis Snowton v. USA, et al
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10547
USA v. Timothy Courtney
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30053
USA v. Eric Coleman
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40074
USA v. Juan Morales-Santiago
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40152
USA v. Rudy Cabrera
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50330
Adolph Martinez v. Marsha McLane, et al
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11045
United States v. Johnson  
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-11452

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for illegally possessing drugs and firearms. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion by admitting jail phone records where the government prod...

USA v. Charles Hooper
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10610
United States v. $4,480,466.16 in Funds Seized from Bank of America Account Ending in 2653  
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10801

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied a petition for panel rehearing and withdrew its prior opinion, substituting the following opinion. At issue was whether a claimant in a civil forfeiture proceeding may counterclaim for constitu...

SEC v. Team Resources Inc.  
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10931

Justia Opinion Summary: While SEC's enforcement action against defendants was pending, the Supreme Court decided Kokesh v. SEC, 137 S. Ct. 1635, 1643 (2017), which held that disgorgement in SEC proceedings is a "penalty" under 28 U.S.C. 2462 an...

USA v. Robert Ramseur
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11591
USA v. Michael Williams
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20774
Barry Badeaux v. BP Exploration & Prodn, Inc., et
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31303
Diego Obregon v. USA
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41191
USA v. Quency King
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60762
Expeditors & Prodn Svc Co, Inc, et al v. DOWCP, et
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60895
USA v. Odis Jackson
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20346
Robert Schindler v. Dravo Basic Materials Co., Inc
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-30126
USA v. Jose Flores-Avila
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40155
USA v. Juan Hernandez
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40203
Eric Tucker v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20343
USA v. Faiz Ahmed
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20812
USA v. Jason Gandy
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20823
USA v. Chris Wells
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31129
Longoria v. San Benito Independent Consolidated School District  
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41060

Justia Opinion Summary: After M.L. was dismissed from the cheerleading squad when her coaches discovered her Twitter posts contained profanity and sexual innuendo, her mother filed suit against defendants under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging violatio...

Expeditors & Prodn Svc Co, Inc, et al v. DOWCP, et
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60895
USA v. Keith Vasquez
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10255
Mack Peterson, et al v. Silverado Senior Living, I
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-20072
Nancy Calderon, et al v. Bank of New York Mellon,
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50080
USA v. Raul Gil-Gutierrez
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50111
USA v. Raul Gil-Gutierrez
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50113
USA v. Ryan Scott
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30885
USA v. Oscar Burgon-Urrea
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60736
Ramey v. Davis  
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-70034

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, an inmate convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death, filed a federal petition for habeas corpus relief. After his petition was denied, he requested a certificate of appealability (COA), which was als...

USA v. Dolores Williams
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10380
USA v. Monte Wainscott
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10440
USA v. Darrion Kimble
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40122
USA v. Javier Lemus-Belasquez
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-40314
Bernard Henneberger v. Ticom Geomatics, Incorporat
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50024
Thomas Petty v. Great West Casualty Company
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11600
USA v. Edward Daughenbaugh
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31229
USA v. Edward Daughenbaugh
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31230
United States v. Tinghui Xie  
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31299

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and two counts of securities fraud. Defendant's conviction stemmed from her purchase of company stock through her b...

USA v. Florence Lopez
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50764
Christopher Simmons v. Bryan Collier, et al
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50855
USA v. Justin Ware
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-51051
Anujan Thirulogachandran v. William Barr, U. S. At
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-60745
USA v. Christopher Teal
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10014
USA v. Joe Sotelo
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-10412
USA v. Jonathan Mondragon-Estrada
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50371
USA v. Gregorio Segura-Resendiz
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-50443
USA v. George Steele
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-60288
Thompson v. Davis  
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-70008

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief to petitioner because he failed to show any evidence demonstrating that the State controlled, or even consented to, a government informant's activit...

USA v. Gilbert Garcia
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11348
USA v. Stephfon Gilford
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-11590
Otis Grant v. Harris County
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20353
Otis Grant v. Harris County
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20592
Claimant ID 100235033 v. BP Exploration & Production, Inc.  
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30908

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's decision to decline discretionary review of the denial of claimant's claim for damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. At issue was whether a claimant's all...

Joni Fontenot v. Safety Council of Southwest LA
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31065
USA v. Calvin Pennywell, Jr.
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-31091
USA v. Mario Longoria-Nunez
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40760
William Frey v. Lorie Davis, et al
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-41161