2020 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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Cook v. Marshall
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30200
USA v. Perez
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-40707
USA v. Adams
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11393
United States v. Bonilla-Romero  
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20643

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's imposition of a 460 month term of imprisonment based on defendant's conviction for first-degree murder under 18 U.S.C. 1111(b). While a person convicted of first-degree mur...

USA v. Hedrick
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40531
Mitchell v. Bailey, et al
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-51123
USA v. Pipkins
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40319
Magee v. Lumpkin
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20790
Mendoza-Flores v. Rosen  
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60225

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit dismissed as moot a petition for review of the BIA's decision affirming petitioner's motions for continuance pending resolution of his T visa application, withholding of removal under the Immigration an...

Baird v. Crosthwait
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60762
In Re: Darryl Franklin
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30569
USA v. Franklin
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30619
USA v. Mayo-Garcia
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40033
USA v. Espree
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40170
USA v. Charpia
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50170
USA v. Rodezno-Guevara
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50591
Abels v. Braithwaite
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60118
USA v. Ward
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60665
USA v. Barnes
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60846
Daves v. Dallas County  
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-11368

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging that state judges in Dallas, Texas are unconstitutionally denying release to indigent arrestees who cannot pay the prescribed cash bail. The district court certified th...

Smith v. Lumpkin
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20716
USA v. Aragones
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-51134
Ponce-Alvarado v. Barr
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60484
Garcia v. Barr
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60737
USA v. Duarte
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10623
Garza v. Arlington Indep Sch Dist
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10673
USA v. Samak
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30483
United States v. Galicia  
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40200

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana. The court affirmed the district co...

Bank of LA v. FDIC
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60380
USA v. Gowdy
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60800
Silver v. Bexar Cty Dist Attorney's Off, et al
Date: December 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50576
USA v. Israel
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 17-10948
Texas v. Environmental Protection Agency  
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-60606

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied petitions for review by the State of Texas and Sierra Club, challenging the EPA's action designating Bexar County, Texas as in nonattainment and three neighboring counties as in attainment with t...

USA v. Taylor
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30222
Alaniz v. U.S. Renal Care
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40043
USA v. Regan
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10259
USA v. Zuniga Garcia
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20083
United States v. Duran-Gomez  
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20147

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted the government's emergency motion to stay the district court's order of release and expedited this appeal. In 2010, petitioner was indicted on capital charges stemming from a 2006 double homicid...

USA v. Stockman
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20465
United States v. Garcia  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10465

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant argued that the district court did not properly pronounce supervision conditions requiring him to participate in drug treatment and to pay at least $25 per month towards its costs. Defendant also argued that th...

USA v. Hardy
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30159
Rivera v. Kirby Offshore Marine, LLC  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40799

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was hired by Kirby to pilot a seagoing vessel. While plaintiff was aboard the vessel, he injured his foot when he tripped over a stair inside a hatch door. Plaintiff filed suit against Kirby for lost wages and...

Castillo-Cruz, et al v. Barr
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60887
USA v. Martinez-Figueroa
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10647
Ardelean v. Walmart
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20202
USA v. De Jesus Perez-Rodriguez
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50075
Baisley v. International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50319

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit to invalidate IAM's opt-out procedures as violative of his First Amendment rights, the Railway Labor Act (RLA), and IAM's Duty of Fair Representation. The district court dismissed the action under Fe...

USA v. Reyes-Cardona
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50460
Trent Taylor v. Marion Williams, et al
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 17-10253
Hewitt v. Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.  
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20023

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit withdrew its prior opinion and substituted this opinion in its place. The petition for rehearing en banc remains pending. Plaintiff worked as a tool pusher for Helix and was paid a daily rate. Although...

American Guarantee & Liability Insurance Co. v. ACE American Insurance Co.  
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20779

Justia Opinion Summary: After Mark Braswell died when his road bike collided with a stopped truck, his survivors filed suit against the truck's owner, the Brickman Group. Brickman was primarily insured by ACE and secondarily insured by AGLIC. A...

Molina-Aranda v. Black Magic Enterprises, LLC  
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50638

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Carmen and Jessie Ramirez and their company, Black Magic, alleging that the Ramirezes violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (...

USA v. William Dubin
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50891
Albino Montoya-Velazquez v. William Barr, U. S. At
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60622
USA v. John Purser
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40123
USA v. Anthony Gunnell
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11030
USA v. Omar Rubio
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20750
USA v. James Rudzavice
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10536
M.E., et al v. Terry Tennard
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20077
McMillan v. Amazon.com, Inc.  
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20108

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit certified the following question to the Supreme Court of Texas: Under Texas products-liability law, is Amazon a "seller" of third-party products sold on Amazon's website when Amazon does not hold title...

USA v. Richard Borek, Jr.
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30047
Cunningham v. Castloo  
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40082

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of qualified immunity to defendant in an action brought by plaintiff, alleging 42 U.S.C. 1983 claims premised on the denial of a name-clearing hearing in violation o...

USA v. David Cabrera-Lopez
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40143
USA v. Reynaldo Mata, Jr.
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40152
USA v. Sherlock Alvarez
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40171
USA v. Reuben Glen Stafford
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40227
USA v. Ebone McAfee
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50236
USA v. Ebone McAfee
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50238
Knight v. Kirby Offshore Marine Pacific, LLC  
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30756

Justia Opinion Summary: After he sustained an ankle injury by stepping on a chafed stern line while he was a seaman aboard a tugboat owned by Kirby, plaintiff filed a Jones Act negligence claim against Kirby. The district court concluded that K...

USA v. Su Mun
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10031
FFGGP, Incorporated. v. Specialized Loan Servicing
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10378
USA v. Domingo Toribio-Mendoza
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50387
USA v. Domingo Toribio-Mendoza
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50389
USA v. Edmundo Bustamante-Muniz
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50536
USA v. Jose Jose-Baltazar
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50540
James Diez v. Google, Incorporated
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50940
William Bedford v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60214
Union Pacific Railroad Company v. American Railway
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-50110
USA v. Dajuan Bryson
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-51126
Jasma McCullough v. Dept of Fam and Protc Services
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20058
USA v. Benjamin Llamas
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40219
Dolores Machuca v. Megan Brennan
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50193
USA v. Jay Glenewinkel
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50563
USA v. Sean Dalka
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11152
Cohen v. Gilmore  
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20152

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant alleged that appellee played a key role as a strawman purchaser in a fraudulent land transfer where valuable property passed from a limited partnership, A&D, to another limited partnership in appellee's control...

USA v. Kenneth Martin, Jr.
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-41056
Thurman v. Medical Transportation Management, Inc.  
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60596

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging that MTM's failure to pick him up violated his purported right to non-emergency medical transportation under various federal regulatory and statutory Medicaid provisions...

USA v. Eric Adams
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10597
Alfredo Mares v. Cameron City Sheriff, et al
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40149
USA v. Francisco Martinez-Castillo
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50220
USA v. Francisco Martinez-Castillo
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50230
In the Matter of: Steven Cyr
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50348
USA v. Ivan Minjarez-Molina
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50612
USA v. Ivan Minjarez-Molina
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50613
Antonio Osorio Diaz v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Ge
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60435
Unified Buddhist Ch of Vietnam v. Unified Buddhist
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20544
Mitchell v. Bailey  
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-51123

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendant and the Hoopa Valley Tribe for violations of state tort and contract law. The district court, ruling on a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(1) motion to dismiss, found sovereign...

James Ferguson v. Bradley Ellis, et al
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60165
Cline Strickland, et al v. Bank of New York Mellon
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10124
P. P., et al v. Northwest Indep School Dist
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10197
Damon Ryan, et al v. Cajun Industries, L.L.C., et
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30193
Greg Harrison, et al v. Sasol North America, et al
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30195
James Gaddy, et al v. Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc.
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30209
James Gaddy, et al v. Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc.
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30242
Jacob Murphy v. Greg Abbott, et al
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50316
Cascade Capital Group, L.L.C. v. Livingston Holdin
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60310
Buntion v. Lumpkin  
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-70004

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied petitioner's application for a certificate of appealability (COA). Petitioner was sentenced to death for shooting and killing a police officer. The court held that petitioner's claims, that his s...

USA v. Sonny Allen
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 18-31182
Anthony Lightfoot, Jr. v. USA
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10704
Mitchell Wagner v. TDCJ, et al
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11076
Stelly v. Duriso  
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20160

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the unions she was affiliated with, as well as a maritime association, for sexual harassment under federal employment law, arguing that defendant's conduct created a hostile work environment....

USA v. Olman Avila-Ortega
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-41046
Quezada v. Internal Revenue Service  
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-51000

Justia Opinion Summary: After the IRS assessed taxpayer in 2014 for tax deficiencies dating back to 2005, taxpayer contends that the assessment is barred by the Internal Revenue Code's three-year limitations period, which runs from the date "th...

USA v. Elechi Oti
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10068
Jammie Jones v. Ed Gonzales, et al
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20457
Jarred Perrin v. Hayward Baker, Incorporated
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30241
USA v. Jose Corrall
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40390
USA v. Felix Lopez-Gonzalez
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50368
USA v. Silvestre Solis-Garcia
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50384
USA v. Silvestre Solis-Garcia
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50385
USA v. Felix Lopez-Gonzalez
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50386
Jerry Wanzer v. Phonso Rayford, et al
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50668
Wirney Mulet Perez v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60355
USA v. Edward Bridges
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60369
USA v. Sergio Martinez-Tapia
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-40649
Derrick Pierre v. Local Rule Policy Maker
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30738
USA v. Michael Mitchan
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10241
USA v. Jesus Anchondo-Quezada
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10552
Latarsha Charles v. Wal-Mart Louisiana, L.L.C.
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30213
USA v. Noe Castaneda
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10687
USA v. Ethel Love
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11331
USA v. Juan Cardona-Briseno
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-51057
Miguel Gaitan-Burgos v. William Barr, U. S. Atty G
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60369
Yi Sun v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60430
USA v. Dawn Greenwood
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10127
USA v. Jason Cavazos
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10169
USA v. Marlon Portillo-Palencia
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10493
USA v. Bradley Stark
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10577
Andrew Willey v. Harris County District Atty
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20495
USA v. Derrick Curry
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30181
USA v. David Fields
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60148
United States v. Lipscomb  
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-11168

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit held that the district court erred in granting defendant's 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion and vacated the district court's order, directing the district court to reinstate its original judgment. In this case, de...

USA v. Eddie Lipscomb
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-11168
Mendoza-Tarango v. Flores  
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10588

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a federal prisoner proceeding pro se, filed a mandamus action in the district court, seeking an order to compel USCIS officials to travel to federal prison in order to administer the oath of citizenship to him...

USA v. Labrandon Gill
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10967
Brett Bogus v. Harris County District Atty, et al
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20840
Yanhong Li v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60336
Diana Rodriguez Varela v. William Barr, U. S. Atty
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60385
Grace Njenga v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60446
Roberto Mauricio-Benitez v. William Barr, U. S. At
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60546
Oscar Canales-Berrios v. William Barr, U. S. Atty
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60742
USA v. John Riley
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60941
USA v. Zavion Nunley
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10087
USA v. Crystal Zuniga
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10356
Automation Support, Inc. v. Humble Design, LLC  
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10386

Justia Opinion Summary: Automation Support filed suit against its former employees and one employee's new company, Humble Design, under the Texas Theft Liability Act (TTLA). After a year and a half of litigation in the district court, the parti...

Sonia Deras-Leon, et al v. William Barr, U. S. Att
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60101
USA v. Bryan Montalvo
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11306
Raymond Carr v. Ed Gonzalez, et al
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20420
Raymond Carr v. Civil Rights Project, et al
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20621
Joe Magee, et al v. BPX Properties (N.A.), L. P.
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-31000
USA v. Amelia Byram
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40589
Thomas Holman v. Bryan Collier, et al
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50408
USA v. Felipe Rodriguez
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50414
USA v. Ricardo Lozano, Jr.
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50734
Danny Alcoser v. Kathryne Ford, et al
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50759
Williams v. Reeves
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60069
Salazar v. Lubbock County Hospital District  
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10322

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against her former employer, UMC, alleging age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). Plaintiff claimed that she and several other elderly employees w...

Crystal Anderson v. LA Dept of Trans & Development
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30253
USA v. Paige Okpalobi
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30429
Southern Recycling, LLC v. Aguilar  
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40274

Justia Opinion Summary: Southern Recycling brought a petition for exoneration or limitation of liability under the Limitation of Liability Act. The petition arose from an accident during shipbreaking operations that killed one worker and injure...

Madeleine Connor v. Leah Stewart, et al
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50150
Joseph Guarascio v. Eric Wilson
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10784
USA v. Antonio Serrano-Perez
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11179
Casey Nelson, et al v. Texas Sugars, Incorporated
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20567
Darryl Puderer v. Burl Cain, et al
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30809
Craig Jalbert v. Wessel G m b H
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-31009
Ben Thompson v. GEO Group, Incorporated
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-31022
Jones v. New Orleans Regional Physician Hospital Organization, Inc.  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-31027

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Peoples Health Network in an action brought by former employees, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The distr...

Ronald Hines v. Jessica Quillivan, et al
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40605
Estate of Rosa Bonilla v. Orange County  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-41039

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendants in an action brought by the estate of Rosa Bonilla, a woman who committed suicide while in custody. In regard to the episodic acts o...

United States v. Dubin  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-50891, 19-50912

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed Defendants William Joseph Dubin and David Fox Dubin's convictions and sentences for charges arising from a scheme to defraud Texas’ Medicaid program. William, a licensed psychologist, formed a...

USA v. David Dubin
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50912
USA v. Roel Melendez-Davila
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50987
El Paso County v. Trump  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-51144

Justia Opinion Summary: El Paso County and BNHR, a community organization headquartered in El Paso, filed suit challenging the government's use of funds allocated for 10 U.S.C. 284 and 2808 purposes to construct a wall on the southern border. T...

Mario Estrada-Hernandez v. William Barr, U. S. Att
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60418
Glenda Cruz-De Hernandez, et al v. William Barr, U
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60429
Alfredo Valencia v. Cory Davis
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10080
John Roe v. USA
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10329
USA v. Timothy Brown
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30099
Ahders v. SEI Private Trust Co.  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30186

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arises out of R. Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme. Plaintiffs filed suit against SEI and SEI's insurers, seeking to hold SEI liable under the control-person provision of Louisiana Securities Law. In this case, pla...

Laureen Olson v. Kenneth Schnauder, et al
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30232
Accordant Communications, LLC v. Sayers Constructi
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50169
Accordant Communications, LLC v. Sayers Constructi
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50513
Dale Stingley v. Watson Quality Ford, et al
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60264
Mark Schwarzer v. Dale Wainwright, et al
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-41011
Engelbert Carbajal-Betanco v. William Barr, U. S.
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60298
Kamaluddin Nikpay v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60308
USA v. Robert Ramseur
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10283
Future Proof Brands, LLC v. Molson Coors Beverage Co.  
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50323

Justia Opinion Summary: Future Proof filed suit against Coors for trademark infringement, claiming that consumers would confuse Coors' hard seltzer beverage "Vizzy" with Future Proof's hard seltzer beverage "Brizzy." The Fifth Circuit affirme...

Gregory Carr v. Lloyd Hoover
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 18-60603
USA v. Antwonyia Mitchell
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10722
United States v. Cano  
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11297

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's consecutive 24-month sentences for violating the terms of his supervised release. Defendant argued that the district court clearly gave significant weight to an improper factor—the...

In re: Taxotere Prod Liability
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30631
Hines v. Quillivan  
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40605

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit challenging Texas's physical-examination requirement for vets, which prohibits vets from offering individualized advice to pet owners unless the vet previously examined the animal. The district court...

Taajwar Ali v. Rodney Sneed
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20229
Deshun Thomas v. Lorie Davis, Director
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 17-20661
Planned Parenthood of Grt TX, et al v. Courtney Ph
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 17-50282
Christopher Wooten v. Stan Parker, et al
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10573
Christopher Wooten v. Stan Parker, et al
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10782
Joe Lanier v. Bobby Lumpkin, Director
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50975
Mirta Cordero Frances v. William Barr, U. S. Atty
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60207
USA v. Kiandrick Onick
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10165
USA v. Terrol Travis
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10408
Sue Richter v. Carnival Corporation
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10480
In Re: Bruce Webster
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10530
Pierce Partners, GP v. Marcus Morton
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20184
Taajwar Ali v. Rodney Sneed
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20229
James Million, et al v. Exxon Mobil Corporation
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30002
USA v. Alexis Ortega-Marufo
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50164
USA v. Juan Rodriguez
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50359
USA v. Richard Lucas
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60152
USA v. Anthony Robinson
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60447
USA v. George Yarbrough
Date: November 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-20193
Mohamad Hammoud v. Serkou Ma'at
Date: November 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50914
Biziko v. Van Horne  
Date: November 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10033

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury found that defendants were liable for violations of overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), defendants alleged various errors by the district court. The Fifth Circuit held that defen...

Leonilo Retana Leyva v. William Barr, U. S. Atty G
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 17-60686
Frederick Scott v. TDCJ, et al
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40923
Margaret Campbell v. Novartis Pharmaceutical Co.,
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60348
Planned Parenthood of Grt TX, et al v. Courtney Ph
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 17-50282
USA v. Manuel Hernandez
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-30712
Smith v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20818

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Wal-Mart after a store employee incorrectly identified plaintiff as a shoplifting suspect in a photo lineup. On appeal, plaintiff challenged the district court's dismissal of her defamation c...

Antonio Jackson v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30772
David Payne v. Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60362
USA v. Jose Longoria
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10339
John Cheek v. Warden of Federal Medical Ctr, et al
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10712
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Family Planning and Preventative Health Services, Inc. v. Kauffman  
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 17-50282

Justia Opinion Summary: The en banc court held that 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(23) does not give Medicaid patients a right to challenge, under 42 U.S.C. 1983, a State's determination that a health care provider is not "qualified" within the meaning of...

T. B. v. Northwest Independent School District  
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11115

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal without prejudice of T.B.'s discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act. The court held, on the record before...

USA v. Julia Poff
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20853
Keonte Cotton v. Walmart, et al
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30327
Kefali Teame Berhe v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-60706
Joseph v. Bartlett  
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30014

Justia Opinion Summary: Kendole Joseph's family filed suit against police officers after Joseph died during the course of an arrest. Plaintiffs alleged violations of Joseph's Fourth Amendment rights, as well as claims of excessive force and fai...

USA v. Marvin Brown
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60532
USA v. Marvin Brown
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60659
Desmond Parker v. Marlin Gusman, et al
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30154
Jermaine Ramsey v. Mgmt Training & Corporation, et
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60820
USA v. Robert Whaley
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10426
Withberto Velazquez v. USA
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10138
Ricky Jones v. Lubbock Cty Hospital District
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11364
USA v. Raymond McKinney
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50801
Joel Stevens v. Administrator FAA
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60934
Aphaeus Ohakweh, et al v. Harris Health System, et
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20446
Wendy Foster v. Ferrellgas, Incorporated
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50446
Ross Brantley, III v. City of Fort Worth, et al
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10195
Chance Clyce, et al v. Nadine Butler, et al
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-11189
Ronald Leo, et al v. Jeld-Wen, Incorporated
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30761
USA v. Terry Miles
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50466
United States v. McKinney  
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50801

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed defendant's conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. When defendant pleaded guilty to the crime, he reserved the right to challenge on appeal the denial of his motion to suppres...

Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10272
USA v. Jose Manriquez-Sanchez
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40395
USA v. Kenneth Jackson
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50088
USA v. Terroderick Watts
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-10959
United States v. Batiste  
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30927

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion for sentence reduction filed pursuant to section 404 of the First Step Act of 2018. The court held that the district court did not misinterpret...

Bacilio-Sabastian v. Barr  
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50168

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners appealed the dismissal of their petitions for habeas corpus. Petitioners claimed that their due process rights had been violated by failure to honor the parole notice, that federal statutes and regulations cr...

United States v. Robinson  
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50907

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion for sentence reduction filed pursuant to section 404 of the First Step Act of 2018. The court held that the district court did not abuse its di...

Josefina Ortiz Corrales v. William Barr, U. S. Att
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60099
United States v. Arayatanon  
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60233

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion...

Frederick Wright v. Administrative Review Board
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60561
Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant  
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10272

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed appellant's conviction and sentence for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a scheme involving the use of phone calls, emails, and wire transfers to defraud the victim of hundred...

USA v. Edgar Estrada
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10336
USA v. Joshua Jackson
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10808
USA v. Bobby Ferrel
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20180
Shantrice Jones v. Southern University, et al
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30231
In re: Chinese-Manufactured
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30326
USA v. Burt Smith
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50239
Wendy Carrizal v. Megan Brennan
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50333
Mark Watson v. Texas State University
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50436
USA v. Minh Le
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20867
USA v. Daniel Ramirez
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40452
Jose Faudoa-Gonzalez v. William Barr, U. S. Atty G
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60131
Michael Yarbrough, Jr., et al v. Hunt Southern Gro
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60880
USA v. Cynthia Carrasco
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10551
RedHawk Holdings Corporation v. Daniel J. Schreibe
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30157
RedHawk Holdings Corporation v. Daniel Schreiber T
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30515
Richardson v. Texas Secretary of State  
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50774

Justia Opinion Summary: After movants, who were the plaintiffs in a separate but similar case, were denied intervention in the district court, they moved to intervene in the Secretary of State's ongoing appeal concerning signature-verification...

Fithawi Sebhatleab v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60037
United States v. Beaudion  
Date: November 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30635

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. In this case, the parties agree that the Government conducted a search when it used the GPS coord...

United States v. Frierson  
Date: November 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-31048

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's concurrent, within-Guidelines sentences of 120 months for being a felon in possession of a firearm and 151 months for possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Th...

USA v. Candida Reyes-Puletapuaimapuol
Date: November 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50173
Fintech Fund, F.L.P. v. Ralph Horne
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-20449
Noel Turner v. TDCJ
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-20832
USA v. Manuel Amaya-Alvarez
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11239
Coastal Bridge Company, L.L.C. v. Heatec, Incorpor
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-31030
Raicevic v. Fieldwood Energy, LLC  
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40580

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Fieldwood and others after he was injured while working on Fieldwood's offshore platform. The jury found that Fieldwood was the only defendant that was negligent, attributing 50 percent of th...

Osvaldo Costa Santos v. William Barr, U. S. Atty G
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60381
USA v. Antonio Huerta-Nunez
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50322
Kuantau Reeder v. Darrel Vannoy, Warden
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 17-30351
USA v. Roshawn Joiner
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-50136
United States v. Anderson  
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10963

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendants' convictions for multiple counts of health care fraud and multiple counts of aggravated identity theft based on their submission of fraudulent insurance claims. Defendant Terry Ander...

Coastal Bridge Company, L.L.C. v. Heatec, Incorpor
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-31030
AIG Europe, Limited v. Caterpillar, Incorporated,
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40934
USA v. Pedro Gonzalez-Mendoza
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-41051
United States v. Cooper  
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50119

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, holding that there is a sufficient factual basis to support the conviction. In this case, the reco...

Speech First, Incorporated v. Gregory Fenves
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50529
MWK Recruiting Incorporated v. Evan Jowers, et al
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-51064
United States v. King  
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-51094

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for production of child pornography. The court held that the magistrate judge did not commit plain error during the plea colloquy; there was sufficient factu...

USA v. Jesse Harris
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10183
USA v. Victor Mondragon
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10210
Phillip Sterling, Sr. v. USA
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10487
USA v. Christopher Hordge
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10596
Ruston Louisiana Hospital Co. v. Lincoln Health Fo
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30036
Marion Melancon v. Carnival Corporation, et al
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30217
USA v. Marcial Martinez
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40090
Wei-Ping Zeng v. Texas Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr, et
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50210
USA v. Gregorio Conde-Castillo
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50260
USA v. Benedicto Martinez-Sario
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50370
USA v. Carlos Ruiz-Garcia
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50706
USA v. Jonathan Beasley
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60113
REC Marine Logistics, L.L.C. v. DeQuincy Richard
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30170
PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. v. Arch Insurance Co.  
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30187

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment of dismissal without prejudice based on forum non conveniens. The district court enforced a disputed forum selection clause requiring litigation in the 19th Judici...

REC Marine Logistics, L.L.C. v. DeQuincy Richard
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30341
Imeh Affiah v. Texas Southmost College, et al
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40045
GeoVera Specialty Insurance Co v. Michael Odoms
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30971
USA v. Jose Renteria-Gutierrez
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50945
USA v. Jose Renteria-Gutierrez
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50947
Nyingbagha Amasioni v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Ge
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60138
Jose Almaguer v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60170
USA v. Jose Gutierrez
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40206
USA v. Gonzalo Garcia-Melchor
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40286
USA v. Jose Molina-Alonso
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-40504
Pizza Inn, Inc. v. Clairday  
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11302

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from a contract dispute between Pizza Inn and defendant, a franchisee of Pizza Inn. Defendant held an option to renew but failed to timely notify Pizza Inn that he wished to do so; Pizza Inn did not hon...

USA v. Christopher Thompson
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11346
Niljka Wright v. Arlington ISD
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11377
AIG Europe, Limited v. Caterpillar, Incorporated,
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40934
Suzanne Ron v. Avishai Ron, et al
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40248
Texas Democratic Party, et al v. Ruth Hughs
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50683
John Besser v. Texas General Land Office, et al
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-50291
Jacob Davis v. City of Alvarado, et al
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11391
USA v. Kenneth Coleman
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20401
USA v. Rafael Fonseca
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20701
Atkins v. Hooper  
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30018

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit withdrew its previous opinion and affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief to petitioner. Petitioner contends that the state court's decision denying his Sixth Amendment Confrontation Claus...

United States v. Kendrick  
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30375

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit treated the petition for rehearing en banc as a petition for panel rehearing, denied the petition for panel rehearing, and denied the petition for rehearing en banc. The court withdrew its prior opinion...

Cary Payne, et al v. Double J. Marine, L.L.C., et
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30655
USA v. Gustavo Lozano
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40011
Hobbs v. Buffets, LLC  
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50765

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerns challenges to a 2017 law imposing a temporary but substantial increase in quarterly fees for large Chapter 11 debtors. The Fifth Circuit held that the fee increase is constitutional and applies in this...

David Zavaleta Mejia v. William Barr, U. S. Atty G
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60462
Suate-Orellana v. Barr  
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60729

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied the petition for review of the BIA's adverse credibility determination, decision to deny withholding of removal relief, denial of petitioner's claim under the Convention Against Torture (CAT), an...

Steven Hotze, et al vs. Chris Hollins
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20574
Tammi Ladner v. Walmart, Incorporated
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30352
Humberto Rosales Cruz v. Rodriguez, et al
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40099
Jill Hill v. IAMAW, et al
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20845
USA v. Daniel Collins
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-31018
9503 Middlex, Incorporated, et al v. Continental M
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50361
9503 Middlex, Incorporated, et al v. Continental M
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50858
Juana Martinez-Bulnes v. William Barr, U. S. Atty
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60491
United States v. Pike  
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10168

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's 151 month sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The court held that the district court did not cl...

USA v. Revion Long
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10245
USA v. Joe Rivas, Jr.
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10360
Caleb Smith v. USA
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10414
United States v. Cartagena-Lopez  
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40122

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit joined the Second, Third, Fourth, and Ninth Circuits in adopting the fugitive tolling doctrine in the context of supervised release. The court held that 18 U.S.C. 3583(i) does not foreclose the fugitive...

USA v. Raul Villanueva Rodriguez
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50099
Whole Woman's Health, et al v. Ken Paxton, et al
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 17-51060
In Re: Orlando Hall  
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10345

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied movant's request for authorization to file a third habeas petition under 28 U.S.C. 2255 to challenge his yet-unserved sixty-month sentence for carrying and using a firearm during a crime of viole...

Michelle Cochran v. SEC, et al
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10396
Gilbert Sanchez v. Enterprise Offshore Drilling
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20506
USA v. Marvin Vasquez-Cortez
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50245
Speech First, Incorporated v. Gregory Fenves
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50529
Kimeka Price v. Andrew Wheeler
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10380
Mi Familia Vota, et al v. Greg Abbott, Governor, et al
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50907
John Youmans v. Beauregard Torres, III, et al
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30144
Allen Thomas v. Tekle Abebe, et al
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10224
Bimal Banik, et al v. Angel Tamez
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40440
Sheaneter Bogan v. MTD Consumer Group, Inc.
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60207
United States v. Barnes  
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-31074

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed Defendants Shelton Barnes, Michael Jones, Henry Evans, Paula Jones, and Gregory Molden's convictions and sentences for offenses related to Medicare fraud. In regard to Barnes, the court held th...

Milorad Raicevic v. Wood Group PSN, Incorporated,
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40580
United States v. Medel-Guadalupe  
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-40901, 19-40902

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for harboring illegal aliens. The court held that defendant's duplicity argument is waived; even if the district court erred by applying the reckless endange...

Speech First, Inc. v. Fenves  
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50529

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit vacated the district court's dismissal of Speech First's First and Fourteenth Amendment challenges to several policies that intend to regulate speech at the University of Texas at Austin. Speech First s...

Rohi v. Brewer  
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20005

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's decision affirming the bankruptcy court's denial of plaintiff's motion for leave to amend. In this case, plaintiff sought to amend his complaint to include allegations that...

Shannon Dotson v. Tunica-Biloxi Gaming Cmsn, et al
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30261
USA v. Richard Belden
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40103
USA v. Bruce Rutherford
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40511
USA v. Mariano Valdez, III
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50270
Mi Familia Vota, et al v. Greg Abbott, Governor, et al
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50907
Bridget Parson v. Select Portfolio Servicing, et a
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10277
Phillip Robinette v. Eric Wilson
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10801
United States v. Ramirez  
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20098

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence of 300 months in prison for healthcare fraud. Defendant's conviction stemmed from his involvement as a medical doctor in Medicare fraud. The court held that taking the Amex...

Ronald Whitfield, et al v. TX Children Memorial He
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20292
USA v. Matthew Thompson
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40307
USA v. Arturo Garcia-Perez
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40659
USA v. Fabian Gonzalez Mora
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40665
USA v. Luis Medel-Guadalupe
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40901
USA v. Luis Medel
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40902
Edgar Reyes Padilla v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Ge
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60420
Banca Pueyo SA v. Lone Star Fund IX (US)  
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10049

Justia Opinion Summary: Under 28 U.S.C. 1782, a person may seek the assistance of a federal district court to obtain evidence for use in a foreign proceeding. Banca Pueyo and others invoked section 1782 to obtain discovery from three Texas-base...

USA v. Maria Almaguer
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10051
United States v. Martinez  
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20148

Justia Opinion Summary: The judge may not delegate to the probation officer the decision to require inpatient, rather than outpatient, treatment because of the liberty interests at stake. The Fifth Circuit vacated the district court's modificat...

USA v. Leon Williams
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30118
USA v. Horace Dean
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40176
In re: Blaine Milam
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40663
Londono-Gonzalez v. Whitaker  
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 16-60766

Justia Opinion Summary: Two years after the Fifth Circuit held that it lacked jurisdiction to review the denial of petitioner's motion to reopen because he had committed an offense covered in 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2)(A)(iii), the Supreme Court issue...

USA v. Corey Bell
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10498
USA v. Roy Herrera Romero, et al
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30236
USA v. Robert Thompson, Jr.
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30706
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. v. Belcher  
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-31023

Justia Opinion Summary: This action is one of many related to the collapse of First NBC Bank of New Orleans. The FDIC filed an action in the district court seeking to enforce an administrative subpoena that ordered defendant to submit to a depo...

Reynaldo Selles Illas v. William Barr, U. S. Atty
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60607
USA v. Herminio Perales-Perez
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10148
Libersat v. Sundance Energy, Inc.  
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30121

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against Sundance, SEA Eagle, Noble, and others for royalties pursuant to a Texas mineral lease. Plaintiffs allege that defendants negligently calculated royalty distributions and attempted to coerce...

Golden Berry v. Ouachita Parish, et al
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30243
USA v. Carl Swanger
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40201
USA v. Mark Jones
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 17-60285
Yaquinto v. Ward  
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-10469

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit held that the Bankruptcy Court had the equitable power emanating from 11 U.S.C. 105(a) to correct any error it may have committed in changing the date of the first creditors' meeting after the case was...

Full-Circle Staffing, L.L.C., et al v. CIR
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-60814
Raymond Romo v. Waste Connections US, Inc., et al
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11008
Pool v. City of Houston  
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20828

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Houston contends that it is being sued for a so-called "zombie" law. The City's Charter allows only registered voters to circulate petitions for initiatives and referenda, even though the Supreme Court held a...

Arnold v. Williams  
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30555

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit withdrew its prior opinion and substituted the following opinion. Plaintiff filed suit against defendant under 42 U.S.C. 1983 for violations of various constitutional rights and under Louisiana tort la...

Nolasco v. Crockett  
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30646

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted the petition for panel rehearing. The court withdrew its prior opinion on May 6, 2020 and substituted the following opinion. Since the prior opinion issued, the Supreme Court decided Nasrallah...

Otis Hall v. Laurie Briser, et al
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-31041
Angulo v. Brown  
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40887

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the United States and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers for injuries suffered during an incident at the International Port of Entry Gateway Bridge in Brownsville, Texas. The Fifth Circ...

Lisa Buchanan v. Wal-Mart Stores, Incorporated, et
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30020
Victor Edney, Jr. v. Eondra Hines, et al
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50327
Sherman Fields
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50351
USA v. Aniceto De La Cruz- Tiburcio
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50489
Whole Woman's Health v. Paxton
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 17-51060
Mirian Martinez-Martinez, et al v. William Barr, U
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 18-60337
Will v. Lumpkin  
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 18-70030

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted the petition for panel rehearing, withdrew its prior opinion, and substituted the following opinion. The court held that when a court order disposes of a habeas claim on procedural and, in the...

James Lewis v. USA
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10788
Cotropia v. Chapman  
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20688

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against defendant, an investigator for the Texas Medical Board (TMB), alleging that defendant searched his medical office and seized documents without a warrant. The Fifth Circui...

Garmon Coats v. Thomas Watson, Warden
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40311
Gonzales v. Mathis Independent School District  
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40776

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, two brothers and their parents, filed suit seeking injunction relief under the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act to prevent Mathis Independent School District from excluding them from extracurricular ac...

Victor Hernandez-Velazquez v. William Barr, U. S.
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60375
Joe Luna v. Bobby Lumpkin, Director
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-70002
Clinton Ards v. Jean Monroe, et al
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20132
USA v. Mario Tapia-Barajas
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40029
Shaboyd Cannon v. So Univ Board of Supervisors, et
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30803
USA v. Gerardo Castillo-Chavez
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40865
Frank Sabatelli v. Baylor Scott & White Health, et
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50047
USA v. Carlos Becerra
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50447
Glendy Pineda-Sabillon v. William Barr, U. S. Atty
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60573
Ellis Hicks v. Dept of Public Safety & Corr, et al
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30125
Donald Magee, Jr. v. James LeBlanc, et al
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30156
USA v. Otha Flowers
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60076
United States v. Sila  
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 17-11212

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of two counts of theft of public funds, based on two fraudulent tax refunds (Count I and II), as well as aggravated identity theft (Count III). The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's judg...

Reeder v. Vannoy  
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 17-30351

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of a petition for habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254. Petitioner argues, under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963), that the prosecution unlawfully withheld impeac...

Marion Hager v. Underwood
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-10913
Beras v. Johnson  
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-30684

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a federal prisoner, sought postconviction review of his conviction for money laundering under 28 U.S.C. 2241, rather than 28 U.S.C. 2255. Petitioner acknowledged that he cannot successfully file a section 225...

Benjamin Stewart v. Senior Warden, Neal Unit, TDCJ
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10806
Carl Yancy v. Bobby Lumpkin, Director
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20468
USA v. Eduardo Ramirez
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-41044
USA v. Jose Baltazar-Benavides
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-41052
Samson Michael v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60384
Smith v. Toyota Motor Corp.  
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60938

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal without prejudice for lack of subject matter jurisdiction of plaintiff's pro se complaint against Toyota and Diversity, alleging claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and M...

USA v. Javier Guizar-Hernandez
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10274
USA v. Manuel Espinoza-Infante
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10601
USA v. Craig Davis
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30021
USA v. Alberto Herrera-Gonzalez
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-40148
USA v. Herman Ostos
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50122
Ardell Nelson, Jr. v. Bobby Lumpkin, Director, et
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50291
USA v. Victor Solorzano
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 17-11342
USA v. Herbert Anderson
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-10624
Basic Capital Management, Inc., et al v. Dynex Cap
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11272
John Park v. Direct Energy GP, L.L.C.
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20878
Bruce Merryman v. TX Board of Pardons and Parole,
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50585
Richardson v. Texas Secretary of State  
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50774

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiffs filed suit challenging Texas's absentee-ballot system in August 2019, the district court granted plaintiffs' summary judgment motion in part, issuing an injunction adopting many of plaintiffs' proposed c...

USA v. Corry Jessie
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10824
United States v. Barry  
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11091

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Defendant admitted to selling 122 grams, but his sentence was based on t...

Younas Chaudhary, et al v. Chubb & Son, Incorporat
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20039
Suzanne Stanton v. Clay Heiberg, et al
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40896
M.D. v. Abbott  
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-41015

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, a certified class of minor children in the permanent managing conservatorship (PMC) of the Texas Department of Family Protective Services, filed 42 U.S.C. 1983 claims alleging that the Texas foster-care syste...

Rosa Navarrete-Lopez v. William Barr, U. S. Atty G
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60415
Kenda Riney v. Lockheed Martin Corporation
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10361
Ronald Drakos, II v. Ed Gonzalez
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20298
Taylor v. McDonald  
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-11572

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that defendants' failure to transfer him back to his normal housing without commitment proceedings violated his due process rights under Vitek v. Jones, 445 U.S. 480 (1...

Dierlam v. Trump  
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-20440

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA), seeking retrospective and prospective relief for myriad alleged violations of the United States Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The...

USA v. Royce Lander
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11234
K.L.W. v. Child Protective Services, et al
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20366
USA v. Arnoldo Martinez-Guerra
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40387
USA v. Roman Valdez
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40793
United States v. Madrid  
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50999

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess child pornography. The district court sentenced defendant to 70 months in prison and ten years of supervised releas...

USA v. Christopher Jones
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20709
Tacorey Gilliam v. Anderson County Sheriff Dept, e
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40384
Ousmanu Balah v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60334
USA v. Emilio Gomez
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-10090
USA v. Dontour Drakes
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30091
USA v. Cedric Conner
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30338
Texas Democratic Party v. Abbott  
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50407

Justia Opinion Summary: Section 82.003 of the Texas Election Code allows mail-in voting for any voter at least 65 years old but requires younger voters to satisfy conditions, such as being absent from the county on election day or having a qual...

Mi Familia Vota v. Abbott  
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50793

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs appealed the dismissal of their claims challenging certain Texas voting procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plaintiffs allege that Black and Latino communities have been disproportionately impacted by COV...

Whole Woman's Health v. Paxton  
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 17-51060

Justia Opinion Summary: Senate Bill 8 -- a statute that requires a woman to undergo an additional and medically unnecessary procedure to cause fetal demise before she may obtain a dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion, the safest and most comm...

USA v. Kelly Robinett, et al
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-11402
Ravago Americas L.L.C. v. Vinmar International Ltd
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20800
Charles Arroyo v. Jody Upton
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40031
United States v. Montgomery  
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50535

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (Count 1); possession with intent to distribute cocaine (Count 2); and distribution of methamphetamine (Count 3). The court...

Empower Texans, Inc. v. Geren
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50577
USA v. Jared Roark
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50881
Angela Salinas v. Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20003
USA v. Lawrence Gaderson
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20079
USA v. Lawrence Gaderson
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20102
Valentine v. Collier  
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-20525

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted TDCJ's motion to stay the district court's permanent injunction requiring TDCJ to follow specific procedures to protect Pack Unit inmates from COVID-19. Plaintiffs are two inmates incarcerated a...

USA v. Myrna Quarles
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-30062
Christopher Simmons v. Mike Fair, et al
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-60297
Pappy Katembo v. William Barr, U. S. Atty Gen
Date: October 12, 2020
Docket Number: 18-60770