2021 Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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USA v. Davis
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-11188
USA v. Arif
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-20662
United States v. Meals  
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40752

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence of sexually explicit Facebook chats with an underage minor on the ground that Facebook and NCMEC are government agents. Th...

Terry v. Martin
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60068
Batista De Andrade v. Garland
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60549
Lima-Gonzalez v. Garland
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60666
USA v. Arif
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20120
Ornelas v. Haynes
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40297
USA v. Palacios-Martinez
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40492
USA v. Travis
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10408
USA v. Gage
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20346
Marzett v. Vannoy, et al
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30575
Alvarez-Espinal v. Garland
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-61039
USA v. Jean-Louis
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10260
Meth Hosp v. Affiliated FM Ins Co
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10424
USA v. Arias
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40097
Velazquez v. Allied Plstc
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40282
USA v. Rosa
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50197
USA v. Love
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20531
USA v. Barragan Farias
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10310
USA v. Hall
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10489
USA v. Castillo
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20209
USA v. Gaucin-Castillo
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50439
USA v. Quici
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50468
USA v. Gonzalez
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-51089
USA v. Carrizal-Ramos
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10025
United States v. Okulaja  
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20101

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for using two counterfeit passports to open bank accounts, but vacated his sentence and remanded for resentencing. The court concluded that the district court did not err...

Guillen Cedio v. Garland
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60013
USA v. Lawless
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30092
USA v. Vaquera-Sanchez
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50528
USA v. Vaquera-Sanchez
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50560
USA v. Copeland
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-30898
USA v. Garza
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10599
USA v. Longoria
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20451
USA v. Jackson
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20595
Brumfield v. Goodwin
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30381
Pigg v. Harris, et al
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30546
USA v. Rodriguez-Flores
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40438
United States v. Vargas  
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50029

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's 51-month sentence imposed after a jury found him guilty of fraudulently obtaining federal worker's compensation benefits and stealing government property. The court concluded that t...

USA v. Perez-Hernandez
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50956
USA v. Hunt
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50993
Cardona-Aguirre v. Garland
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60019
Vasquez-Rosales v. Garland
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60446
Taylor v. Kendall Law Group
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10280
USA v. Ifebajo
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10605
Johnson v. TheHuffingtonpost.com, Inc.  
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20022

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal for want of jurisdiction of plaintiff's action against HuffPost, alleging that it libeled him by calling him a white nationalist and a Holocaust denier. Plaintiff...

Roberson v. Castro
Date: December 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40009
USA v. Abdulqader
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10891
USA v. Parker
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11182
USA v. Stewart
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50965
Realpage, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh  
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10299

Justia Opinion Summary: After a RealPage, Inc. employee clicked a fake link in a seemingly innocuous email and provided login information for RealPage's account with Stripe, Inc., a third party payment processor, phishers stole the login creden...

USA v. Garza-Limones
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10492
Walmart v. Department of Justice  
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40157

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of Walmart's action challenging the government's interpretation of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as it applies to pharmacists who dispense prescription opioids. In this case...

USA v. Trevino-Silva
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40331
USA v. Velez-Escalante
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40396
Earl v. Boeing Company  
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40720

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted defendants' motion for a stay of discovery in this class action lawsuit while the court reviews their appeal under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f). Boeing and Southwest were sued for alleg...

Angeles v. Garland
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 18-60715
USA v. Rodriguez
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10862
USA v. Tamez
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40848
Rivera v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs  
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60357

Justia Opinion Summary: After petitioner was injured on the job while employed by Ameri-Force, he successfully obtained a workers' compensation award after filing a claim with the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs of the U.S. Department...

USA v. Gonzalez-Banales
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10312
Robinson v. Lumpkin
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10447
USA v. Greenwood
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10602
USA v. Waldman
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10637
State of Texas v. Biden
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10806
USA v. Garcia
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20359
USA v. Rubio
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40164
USA v. Manilla-Tolentino
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40411
USA v. Alvarado-Ponce
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40440
United States v. Greer  
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-11348

Justia Opinion Summary: On remand from the Supreme Court in light of Borden v. United States, 141 S. Ct. 1817, 1834 (2021), which held that offenses involving a mens rea of recklessness do not qualify as violent felonies under the Armed Career...

Barrios-Escobar v. Garland
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60639
Ayala-Ramos v. Garland
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60670
USA v. Bell
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10359
USA v. Arenas-Tellez
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10401
USA v. Vargas
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20148
USA v. Jesus Ramirez-Rodriguez
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40318
USA v. Urbina-Espinoza
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40526
USA v. Garcia
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50381
USA v. Enriquez-Beltran
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50416
DeOtte v. Nevada  
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-10754

Justia Opinion Summary: This case, involving a dispute about the effect of provisions in the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act on the contraceptive mandate found in the Affordable Care Act, became moot with issuance of the Supreme Court's d...

Feemster v. Beard, et al
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-40815
Schwarzer v. Wainwright, et al
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-41011
Singh v. Garland  
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-60937

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

USA v. Rodriguez
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40779
Ponce-Medina v. Garland
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60544
USA v. Pena
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10228
USA v. Tovar
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10664
USA v. Benitez-Mejia
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20298
Tisdel v. Witness Protection
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20484
Tafacory v. Deutsche Bank
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40289
USA v. Mata-Cervantes
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40375
Debnam v. Salazar
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50044
USA v. Straughn
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50079
Berry Contracting v. Schmidt
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50230
USA v. Wells
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11078
Canales-Osorto v. Garland
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60284
Ticer v. Imperium Insurance Co.  
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10108

Justia Opinion Summary: Imperium, a non-diverse defendant, should not have been dismissed with prejudice in this insurance coverage dispute. The Fifth Circuit vacated the district court's dismissal and remanded for dismissal without prejudice....

Al-Omar v. Exco Services
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20078
Suri Holdings v. Argent Mortgage
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20137
USA v. Baimbridge
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20299
USA v. Gracin
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30323
Vazquez v. Blinken
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40062
USA v. De Jesus-Flores
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40353
USA v. Moore
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50109
USA v. Cadena-Rodriguez
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50509
USA v. Cadena-Rodriguez
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50545
USA v. Hailey
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10293
Timpa v. Dillard  
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10876

Justia Opinion Summary: Anthony Timpa's family filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 suit, alleging that five officers of the Dallas Police Department violated Timpa's Fourth Amendment rights by causing his death through the prolonged use of a prone restraint...

Young v. Select Portfolio
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11236
Oliver v. Arnold
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20215
USA v. Dumas
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30478
Dugas v. USA, et al
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40329
Franklin v. Beeville City, et al
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40602
Shields v. Warden
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40753
USA v. Suke
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50896
USA v. Barahona-Paz
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10350
Salter v. Cheniere Energy
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20296
Terral River Service, Inc. v. SCF Marine Inc.  
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30047

Justia Opinion Summary: After SCF delivered its barge to a loading facility operated by Terral, the barge sank while secured at Terral's facility. Terral then filed suit against SCF, alleging general maritime negligence, unseaworthiness, breach...

Louisiana v. Becerra  
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30734

Justia Opinion Summary: The Secretary of DHS and other federal government defendants moved to stay the district court's nationwide, preliminary injunction barring enforcement of one of the federal COVID-19 vaccination mandates related to the st...

Osorio Diaz v. Garland
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60404
Arias-Ardon v. Garland
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 19-60801
Sanchez v. Moore, et al
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40349
USA v. Santillan-Tabares
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50374
Zurich American Insurance Co. v. Arch Insurance Co.  
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50966

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit concluded that Arch, the issuer of a commercial general liability policy, has a duty to defend a highway construction project's general contractor. In this case, the developer's claims against the proje...

Cargill v. Garland  
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-51016

Justia Opinion Summary: Following the October 1, 2017 tragedy in Las Vegas where a gunman fired several semiautomatic rifles equipped with bump stocks and killed 58 people and wounding 500 more, the ATF promulgated a rule stating that bump stoc...

Lemus-Ayala v. Garland
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60655
Anchieweh Alvine v. Garland
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60720
USA v. Cardenas-Ramos
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10370
USA v. Camacho
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20075
Miller v. Novo Nordisk
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20237
Holmes v. Reddoch
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30164
USA v. Hastings
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50171
USA v. Pleasant
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50212
USA v. Quimare
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50535
Cochran v. Securities and Exchange Commission  
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-10396

Justia Opinion Summary: The en banc court held that the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 does not strip the federal district courts of subject-matter jurisdiction to hear structural constitutional claims. The en banc court stated that 15 U.S...

USA v. Walton
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10653
USA v. Lee
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30333
USA v. Jose Ruiz
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50815
Pineda v. Garland
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60724
USA v. Palacios
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10574
Texas v. Biden  
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10806

Justia Opinion Summary: The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) was created by the Secretary of DHS on December 20, 2018. On June 1, 2021, DHS permanently terminated MPP. The district court subsequently vacated the Termination Decision and order...

Sambrano v. United Airlines
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-11159
USA v. Gutierrez-Romo
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40261
USA v. Rivera-Verdin
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40343
USA v. De Hoyos-Lopez
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40412
USA v. Pascual-Mendez
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50434
USA v. Pascual-Mendez
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50435
USA v. Gray
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60142
Hernandez-Huinac v. Garland
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-60637
United States v. Abdul-Ali  
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-60694

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of defendant's motion to reduce his sentence under the First Step Act of 2018 from life to 40 years imprisonment. The court concluded that the district court did not...

Klocke v. Watson
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10103
Williams v. USA
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10422
United States v. Ortega  
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10491

Justia Opinion Summary: While on supervised release, Ortega admitted to drug violations. The district court revoked Ortega’s supervised release and sentenced her to an additional two years in prison and one year of supervised release, with a co...

USA v. Fields
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20491
Rickerson v. Rust, et al
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40208
USA v. Morris
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50977
USA v. Pineda-Rodriguez
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-51031
Pham v. TransAmerica Premier Life Insurance Co.  
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10028

Justia Opinion Summary: The insured's intended beneficiaries filed suit for breach of contract and violations of the Texas Insurance Code and Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act in Texas court after the insurer denied coverage. After removal to...

USA v. Castro-Lopez
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10254
USA v. Gattis
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10351
USA v. Faz
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10459
USA v. Intzin-Guzman
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10678
Cannon Oil & Gas Well Services, Inc. v. KLX Energy Services, L.L.C.  
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20115

Justia Opinion Summary: Texas and Wyoming both regulate the use of indemnity agreements in their oilfields. Wyoming, concerned that indemnification disincentivizes safety, forbids oilfield indemnity agreements. Wyo. Stat. 30-1-131. Texas, conce...

USA v. Mederos-Urustige
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20179
Bissonnet v. Westmont International
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20434
USA v. Miguel Alfaro-Aguilar
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40148
USA v. Villarreal-De La Fuente
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40229
Cleven v. Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.  
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Numbers: 18-50846, 18-50851

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed two actions against their landlord, MAA, alleging that it charged unreasonable late fees in violation of the Texas Property Code and seeking to certify a class under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil...

Brown v. Mid-America Apt Communities, et al
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 18-50851
Rojas Alameda v. Garland
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-60531
Med-Cert Home Care, LLC v. Becerra  
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10443

Justia Opinion Summary: Med-Cert filed suit against federal officials in charge of administering the Medicare program, alleging that HHS sought to recoup overpaid Medicare funds from Med-Cert before its hearing with an ALJ in violation of Med-C...

Molina v. Home Depot USA, Inc.  
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20128

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Home Depot, plaintiff's former employer, in an action alleging personal injury claims stemming from a workplace incident. Specifically, plaint...

USA v. Singleton
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30021
Jones v. Great Southern National Bank
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60434
Wilder, et al v. Caliber Home Loans
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10314
USA v. Galvez
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20449
USA v. Brule
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30571
USA v. Alvarez-Trevino
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40556
Mbah v. Garland
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-61066
Deutsche Bank National v. Saihat Corp.
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20002
Belton v. GEO Group
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30144
USA v. Lerma
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40006
USA v. Penny
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10759
Dean v. Seidel  
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10468

Justia Opinion Summary: Dean filed a Chapter 7 voluntary petition. The trustee for the estate did not have sufficient unencumbered funds to retain counsel to pursue claims for the estate. Reticulum, a creditor, agreed to fund the trustee’s lit...

Damond v. Gautreaux
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30025
USA v. Vargas
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40233
USA v. Tejada-Aria
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40429
Knox v. City of Gautier
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60259
USA v. Rubis
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20581
USA v. Duruisseau
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30649
Ibrahim v. Garland  
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60936

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's decision ordering petitioner removed to Egypt based on his prior guilty plea to violating Section 14:81 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes, which proscribes inde...

Zolnier v. Collins
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20260
Fletcher v. Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development  
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30069

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of the Department's motion for judgment on the pleadings, holding that Louisiana has not waived its sovereign immunity for claims under Title I of the Americans with...

Spagnoletti v. CIR
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60135
Branch v. Ladner
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-60802
USA v. Rubin
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30695
USA v. Brown
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40481
Falcetta v. USA
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50247
Spagnol-Bastos v. Garland  
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60139

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's denial of petitioner's motion for immigration relief. Almost eighteen years after plaintiff was ordered removed in absentia, he soug...

Staten v. Ross, et al
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60329
Ramsey v. Manage Training, et al
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-61100
Tango Marine, S.A. v. Elephant Group, Ltd.  
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10068

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's refusal to vacate a second default judgment against the Elephant Group. The court concluded that the district court had jurisdiction over the Elephant Group, and that the E...

USA v. Lerma-Reyes
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10520
USA v. Rodriguez-Vasquez
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10571
In Re: Joel Rodriguez
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10936
Soto v. MD Anderson Cancer Center
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20249
United My Funds v. Mubaidin
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40039
USA v. Quiroga-Delgado
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40408
USA v. Tobar
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50148
USA v. Farley
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50318
Lucas v. Moore
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50486
USA v. Trujillo-Gutierrez
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50488
Shopon v. Garland
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60275
Louis-Joseph v. Garland
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60366
Smith v. Lumpkin
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-20759
Mtaza v. Garland
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11220
Gross v. Keen Group Solutions, L.L.C.  
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20594

Justia Opinion Summary: BillCutterz granted KGS a license to sell BillCutterz’s services and intellectual property. The parties agreed to arbitrate their disputes; BillCutterz was entitled to royalties and commissions based on KGS’s revenue. Th...

Brown v. McConnell
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30671
Bonvillian Marine Service, Inc. v. Pellegrin  
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30767

Justia Opinion Summary: On January 19, 2019, Bonvillian's vessel allided with a crew boat docked on the Mississippi River. On the crew boat, Pellegrin sustained personal injuries. On August 23, 2019, Pellegrin sued Bonvillian in Louisiana state...

USA v. Leone
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40768
Gonzalez v. Garland
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60482
USA v. Ramsey
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10209
Wade v. Wichita County, Texas
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10283
USA v. Harris
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10450
Al-Qarqani v. Saudi Arabian Oil Co.  
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20034

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stems from plaintiffs' claim of rights under a 1933 agreement between Standard Oil of California and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a 1949 agreement between the purported ancestors of plaintiffs and the Arabia...

Evans v. Lindley
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20118
Collins v. Newman
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20355
USA v. Flores-Vivanco
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40398
Ledermann v. Coastal Hlth & Wellness
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40561
USA v. Rojo-Sanchez
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50151
Perdomo Rivera v. Garland
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 19-60137
Celestin v. Garland
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60501
Angel Brothers Enterprises, Ltd. v. Walsh  
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60849

Justia Opinion Summary: An Angel Brothers construction crew was installing a drainage pipe alongside a road. For two days, the crew had adequate protection from cave-ins. On day three, the work was too close to the street to continue with “benc...

Harper v. Lumpkin  
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-70022

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit denied petitioner, who is convicted of murder and sentenced to death, a certificate of appealability (COA) on all of his claims. The court concluded that petitioner did not sufficiently plead his Confro...

Sanchez Hernandez v. Mayorkas
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10526
Prince-Moore v. TX Dow Empl Crdt
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20205
USA v. Dillard
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30125
USA v. Morales
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40231
E.T. v. Paxton  
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-51083

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted the Texas Attorney General a stay pending appeal of the permanent injunction that bars him from enforcing Texas Governor Greg Abbott's Executive Order GA-38, which prohibits local governmental e...

Williams v. Homeland Insurance Co. of New York  
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30196

Justia Opinion Summary: A class of Louisiana medical providers sued Louisiana Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) in Louisiana state court, alleging that the PPOs violated the Louisiana PPO Act by discounting their bills without prior notic...

United States v. Bittner  
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40597

Justia Opinion Summary: Bittner non-willfully failed to report his interests in foreign bank accounts on annual FBAR forms, as required by the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970 (BSA), 31 U.S.C. 5314. The Act imposes no penalty for a non-willful violati...

USA v. Allen
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50712
Espinales-Soto v. Garland
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60401
Guzman-Fuentes v. Garland
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60973
Aranda v. Lumpkin
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-70008
Randolph v. East Baton Rouge Parish School System  
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30022

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's holding that the school system did not violate the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) when it failed to provide plaintiff, a retired employee, notice o...

Manzo-Hernandez v. Saucedo
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40034
USA v. Rucker
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40204
State of Texas v. USA
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40618
Johnson v. United Law Firm
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50018
USA v. Funez-Zapata
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50361
Valdez Coria v. Garland
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-60707
USA v. Rios Benitez
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10494
USA v. Hamdooni
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11250
USA v. Gace
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40718
Coleman v. BP Exploration & Production, Inc.  
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40811

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants in an action brought by plaintiff, an oil-platform worker, after he injured his back while building scaffolding. Plaintiff...

Joseph v. Garland
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60167
Doh Noela v. Garland
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60683
Webster v. Kijakazi  
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60856

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the denial of social security disability benefits to plaintiff, concluding that the ALJ's residual function capacity (RFC) determination was supported by substantial evidence. The court also co...

USA v. Zamora-Reyes
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10210
USA v. Franco
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10327
USA v. Sepulveda
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10349
USA v. Johnson
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40224
Nguyen v. TX Farmers Ins
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40266
USA v. Garcia
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40270
USA v. Medina-Aguilar
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50402
Scott v. U.S. Bank National Assn
Date: November 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10031
USA v. Chavero
Date: November 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40385
USA v. Pascoe
Date: November 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50366
USA v. Spann
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 18-11324
Committe v. Gentry
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30456
Sanchez v. Chevron North America
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30783
USA v. Arreola-Mendoza
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40068
USA v. Lopez-Rodriguez
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40097
Givens v. Charles
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40262
Mendoza-Erazo v. Garland
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60490
USA v. Jackson
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10099
USA v. Dightman
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10279
USA v. Leija-Peralta
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10511
Hadley v. Bank of New York Mellon
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20225
USA v. Hamby
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50344
USA v. Johnson
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50345
USA v. Romero-Sandoval
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50503
USA v. Perez-Alvarado
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50548
USA v. Rodriguez
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-20045
USA v. Okechuku
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10710
Ellis v. Carr
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10843
USA v. Love
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20615
Muhammad v. Wiles, et al
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50279
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. City of El Paso
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50313
Reyes-Rubio v. Garland
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60566
Gramajo-Reyes v. Garland
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60927
Ramirez-De Martinez v. Garland
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-61143
USA v. Tran
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10288
USA v. Macias-Lerma
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40328
USA v. Reyes
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40405
USA v. De Hoyos-Lopez
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40409
USA v. Arzate-Gameroz
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50400
USA v. Arzate-Gameros
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50414
USA v. Amaya-Martinez
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50517
USA v. Pulido-Mendez
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50520
USA v. Pulido-Mendez
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50521
USA v. Amaya-Martinez
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50540
USA v. Gamboa-Rivera
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50551
Walter v. Perkins, et al
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30547
USA v. Davis
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30593
USA v. Munoz
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30806
USA v. Berdy
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40737
H v. Riesel Independent School District  
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50003

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and her now-adult son K.S., a former high school student with a specific learning disability, filed suit under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), alleging that the school district neithe...

Velasquez-Lopez v. Garland
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60371
Lopez Diaz v. Garland
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60848
New York Party Shuttle, LLC v. National Labor Relations Board  
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-61072

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Board concluded that NYPS committed an unfair labor practice and ordered NYPS to reinstate an employee and make him whole, NYPS appealed the Board’s liability finding but failed to file an opening brief. The Fi...

Bartolomeo USA v. HUD
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10493
USA v. Higgins
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10544
Fire Protection Service, Inc. v. Survitec Survival Products, Inc.  
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20145

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit certified a question of state law to the Supreme Court of Texas: Does the application of the Texas Dealers Act to the parties' agreement violate the retroactivity clause in article I, section 16 of the...

Swindle v. Ma'at
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30371
Scioneaux v. Southeastern Grocers
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30384
USA v. Bradley
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40379
USA v. Rivas-Garcia
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50464
USA v. Flores-Gamino
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50504
USA v. Normand
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60441
USA v. McCraney
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60446
Gibson v. Wayfair
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 18-20511
Triplett v. Banks, et al
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-60770
Harvey v. Abbott, et al
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20279
Thoele v. Lewis, et al
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20549
Hernandez v. Cooper
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40607
Cody v. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Co.  
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10220

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit alleging that Allstate breached the terms of their insurance policies by not using either the "Cost Approach" or "Comparable Sales Approach" to determine the "Actual Cash Value" (ACV) of their autom...

Jones v. EEOC
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10914
USA v. Patterson
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20253
Admar International, Inc. v. Eastrock, LLC  
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30098

Justia Opinion Summary: Merely running a website that is accessible in all 50 states, but that does not specifically target the forum state, is not enough to create the "minimum contacts" necessary to establish personal jurisdiction in the foru...

USA v. Brown
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30137
USA v. Sayers
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40351
USA v. Licona-Rodriguez
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50286
USA v. Sierra-Rodriguez
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50596
USA v. Smith
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60422
USA v. Avalos-Rodriguez
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10586
Spence v. Harrison-Dunn, et al
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20498
Gomez v. Galman  
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30508

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Defendants Galman, Sutton, and the City of New Orleans, alleging a violation of his constitutional rights under 42 U.S.C. 1983, as well as various state law claims including assault, battery,...

Taylor v. LeBlanc, et al
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30523
Brenes-Lezama v. Garland
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60126
USA v. Chen
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10150
USA v. Johnson
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10180
USA v. Martinez
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10435
USA v. Hawkins
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10500
USA v. Saustegui-Perez
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10515
Carver v. Atwood  
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40113

Justia Opinion Summary: Carver, a corrections officer at the Stiles Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), sued three of her former coworkers under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging they had sexually assaulted her at the Stiles Unit. T...

USA v. Salgado-Rodriguez
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50088
USA v. Hampton
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60056
Velazquez v. Carswell
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10800
Great American Insurance Co. v. Employers Mutual Casualty Co.  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11113

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stems from a dispute between Great American and Employers Mutual regarding their respective obligations to contribute to a $7 million settlement of a wrongful death suit arising out of a motor-vehicle acciden...

Santos v. White  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30048

Justia Opinion Summary: Santos alleges that he witnessed six prison officers beating another inmate. Santos intervened. He claims that he was then knocked to the ground, hit, kicked, choked, handcuffed, and dragged so that his head hit poles....

Gray v. White  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30218

Justia Opinion Summary: Gray claims that officers came to his cell, attacked Gray without provocation, took him to a shower, where, despite complying with all orders, he was sprayed with a chemical agent, and passed out. Upon waking up, he was...

USA v. Castaneda
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40290
United States v. Moya  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40393

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit concluded that the evidence was sufficient to support defendant's conviction for possessing a gun in furtherance of a drug trafficking conspiracy. Accordingly, the court affirmed defendant's conviction....

USA v. Porras-Ballesteros
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40861
Soriano-Benavides v. Garland
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60384
Maradia v. Garland  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60714

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the BIA's decision denying petitioner's second motion to reopen his immigration proceedings. Petitioner, a native and citizen of India, was ordered to be deported in absentia in 1996 by an IJ,...

USA v. Bryson
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10061
USA v. Gonzalez
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10185
USA v. Jackson
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10249
USA v. Calderon
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10271
USA v. Wooley
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10284
USA v. Salinas
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10328
USA v. Del Angel
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10379
USA v. Lucio
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10412
USA v. Busby
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10437
USA v. Morris
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20295
USA v. Vo
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40249
USA v. Pacheco-Ortiz
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40361
USA v. Hernandez-Guzman
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50353
USA v. Barron-Rivera
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50403
VanBuren v. Spoon, et al
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30662
USA v. Escobedo
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40565
USA v. Baker
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40863
Gonzalez-Gutierrez v. Garland
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60413
USA v. Jackson
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10365
USA v. Soto
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20144
USA v. Garcia-Vargas
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20261
USA v. Castro
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40019
USA v. Bergeron
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50199
USA v. Alberto-Hernandez
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50306
USA v. Hernandez-Alberto
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50307
USA v. Menges
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50316
Mansfield Industrial v. OSHC
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60169
Welsh v. McLane, et al
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10412
USA v. Cruz
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10546
USA v. Chehab
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10855
USA v. Lewis
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11053
Bradley v. Macy's Corporate Services
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30652
Nichols, et al v. U.S. Bank Ntl Assn
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60185
USA v. Jean-Louis
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10261
SureShot Golf v. Topgolf
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20132
BVS Construction, Inc. v. Prosperity Bank  
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50274

Justia Opinion Summary: BVS, a company owned by Palasota, and Palasota separately filed voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions. An amended 2015 “joint” reorganization plan described the amounts BVS owed a secured creditor, Prosperity, and p...

USA v. Roman-Soto
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50501
Smith v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60628
New Falls Corp. v. LaHaye  
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 19-30795

Justia Opinion Summary: After a grocery went bankrupt, a creditor filed a proof of claim for about $325,000, the balance on a loan it had made to the grocery. In the business's Chapter 11 plan, the bankruptcy court awarded the creditor the groc...

Burch v. America's Servicing Company
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11074
Winfrey, et al v. Johnson
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20477
USA v. Ortiz-Melendez
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40432
USA v. Gonzalez-Longoria
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50058
USA v. Berrios-Rios
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50425
BST Holdings, LLC v. Occupational Safety and Health Administration  
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60845

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerns OSHA's November 5, 2021 Emergency Temporary Standard requiring employees of covered employers to undergo COVID-19 vaccination or take weekly COVID-19 tests and wear a mask. The Fifth Circuit granted...

USA v. Lara-Garcia
Date: November 11, 2021
Docket Number: 15-40108
Keonta Fisher v. Bilfinger Industrial Svc
Date: November 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30265
USA v. Reyes-Aguilar
Date: November 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50806
Hamilton v. Mike Bloomberg 2020
Date: November 11, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10576
Jefferson v. Mike Bloomberg 2020
Date: November 11, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10577
Snow v. Mike Bloomberg 2020
Date: November 11, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10578
Alderidge v. Painter, et al
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-50903
USA v. Potter
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10861
Guzman v. Allstate Assurance Co.  
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11247

Justia Opinion Summary: Guzman applied for an Allstate life insurance policy in 2017. In his application, Guzman disclosed his history of seizures but denied using tobacco or nicotine products. After receiving some of Guzman’s medical records a...

Moler v. Wells  
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30132

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that he was denied proper medical treatment after his shoulder was injured while defendant was escorting him to the shower, seeking relief under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). The distr...

Hanna v. USA
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30581
USA v. Youngblood
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40550
Martinez Padilla v. Garland
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60412
ADT, L.L.C. v. Richmond  
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10023

Justia Opinion Summary: Aviles worked for ADT, installing security systems in customers’ homes; he spied on customers using cameras he had installed. ADT discovered Aviles’s misconduct, fired him, and reported him to the authorities. The Richm...

USA v. Whaley
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10272
USA v. Palmer
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10464
USA v. Woods
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30043
Hanna v. USA
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30410
USA v. Fisher
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40004
Gilliard v. Lumme
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50339
United States v. Garza-De La Cruz  
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50394

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted the government's motion for summary affirmance, denied the government's alternative motion for an extension of time to file a brief, and affirmed the district court's judgment. Defendant pleaded...

USA v. Santiago-Razo
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50505
Sauter v. CIR
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60397
USA v. James
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60414
USA v. Avila Hernandez
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-61032
USA v. Noakes
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10225
USA v. Bickens
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10392
USA v. Cosby
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40066
USA v. Dimas-Vasquez
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40358
Khan v. Garland
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60372
United States v. Barlow  
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 18-30994

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's 2016 motion for post-conviction relief based on the ineffective assistance of counsel. In this case, defendant pleaded guilty to possession of a firea...

Arulnanthy v. Garland  
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-60760

Justia Opinion Summary: Arulnanthy, part of Sri Lanka’s Tamil ethnic minority, entered the U.S. through Mexic in 2018. He was immediately apprehended. An asylum officer conducted a credible-fear interview, 8 U.S.C. 1225(b)(1)(B). Arulnanthy des...

Ables v. Ducote
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30144
USA v. Lopez-Chavez
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50874
Sawyer v. Die
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10241
Cordova v. LA State Univ Agri
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30239
USA v. Cuevas-Rauldalez
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50298
USA v. Cuevas-Rauldalez
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50300
USA v. Gutierrez
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50567
BST Holdings v. OSHA
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60845
BST Holdings v. OSHA
Date: November 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60845
USA v. Galvez
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20449
Houston v. Texas Department of Agriculture  
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20591

Justia Opinion Summary: Houston began working for TDA in 2012. Houston’s responsibilities required on-site inspections to confirm compliance with state and federal regulations. Houston suffers from lupus, anemia, and other illnesses, requiring...

Branham v. McConnell
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30655
Liberty Insurance Undwr v. LaBarre
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30810
Amaya-Lara v. Garland
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60338
Palacios-Diaz v. Garland
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60861
Landis v. Martin, et al
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60939
USA v. Tarango
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50223
Goodwin v. Kijakazi
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60225
Lopez-Rivas v. Garland
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60205
Rodriguez Hernandez v. Garland
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60260
Preble-Rish Haiti, S.A. v. BB Energy USA
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-20534
USA v. Valdes
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50131
USA v. Martin
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60048
Diaz v. Garland
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-60074
Stevens v. St. Tammany Parish Government  
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30644

Justia Opinion Summary: In the first suit between the parties, the state trial court entered judgment against plaintiffs in August 2018. Plaintiffs then filed this second suit in federal court, asserting the same state law claims in addition to...

Moore v. BP Exploration & Production, Inc.  
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30689

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's order dismissing with prejudice plaintiff's claims stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Plaintiffs complied with all pretrial orders (PTOs) except for PTO 68, whi...

Nelson v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue  
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-61068

Justia Opinion Summary: Mary and James Nelson, a married couple with daughters, formed Longspar limited partnership in 2008; each had a 0.5% general partner interest. The limited partners were Mary and trusts that had been established for their...

USA v. Garcia-Lopez
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10173
USA v. Jaime-Guzman
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10432
Long v. Faenas Transport
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40268
Kovalchuk v. Wilmington Svngs
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40281
USA v. Schad
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40393
USA v. Lopez-Sanchez
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-60082
Kapordelis v. Myers  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-30968

Justia Opinion Summary: Kapordelis notified the prison medical unit that he broke his CPAP mask. After Kapordelis twice refused to leave the medical unit, an incident report was filed, including charges for destroying, altering, or damaging gov...

Family Rehabilitation, Inc. v. Becerra  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10271

Justia Opinion Summary: Family Rehab brought a procedural due process claim arguing that it is entitled to third step review before recoupment of Medicare overpayments. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Family Rehab, and e...

United States v. Rebulloza  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11027

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's 240-month sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The court concluded that each of defendant's arguments that th...

USA v. Markwith
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-11160
Kaigler v. LeBlanc, et al
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30561
George v. SI Grp, et al
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40427
USA v. Majors
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40629
De Leon v. US Department of Justice
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-50415
Scott v. U.S. Bank National Ass'n  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10031

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against his former employer, the Bank, alleging that the Bank violated 42 U.S.C. 1981 by taking retaliatory employment actions against him because he opposed racial discrimination occurring within hi...

Gezu v. Charter Communications  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10198

Justia Opinion Summary: Gezu worked for Charter, 2017-2019. In October 2017, Charter sent an email to all active, non-union employees announcing a new employment-based legal dispute resolution program. The email instructed employees about thei...

USA v. Nava
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50165
USA v. Nava
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50174
United States v. Davis  
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-30593

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, the Fifth Circuit reversed Davis’s convictions for health care fraud and conspiracy to commit health care fraud because the convictions were based on insufficient evidence. Davis had been incarcerated for approx...

Villarreal v. City of Laredo  
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40359

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against various LPD officers, Webb County prosecutors, Webb County, and the City of Laredo, alleging a pattern of harassment and retaliation by various local officials, culminati...

Martinez v. Garland
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60228
USA v. Briones
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10239
Thibodaux v. Transocean Offshore
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-30080
Chhim v. City of Houston, et al
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-20568
USA v. Martinez-Alvarado
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-40150
USA v. Ramirez-Rubio
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10244
USA v. Tomas Camargo-Chavez
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40144
USA v. Ortiz-Martinez
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50432
United States v. Contreras-Rojas  
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50500

Justia Opinion Summary: Contreras-Rojas appealed the sentence imposed following his guilty plea conviction of illegal reentry, arguing that the enhancement of his sentence under 8 U.S.C. 1326(b)(1) is unconstitutional because the fact of a prio...

USA v. Serrato
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-11219
USA v. Pineda-Campuzano
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-40517
United States v. Sincleair  
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-10495

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers executing a search warrant at Wood’s residence found Sincleair, Wood, Ilczyszyn, and Markezinis, and Blackman sitting on a couch smoking methamphetamine. The officers discovered less than two ounces of methamphe...

Sanchez-Diaz v. Garland
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60395
Siles-Andrades v. Garland
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-60858
Colony Insurance Co. v. Wright  
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-61139

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's issuance of a declaratory judgment that an automobile driver's death was not covered by the terms of the defendant insurance company's policy. In this case, as the driver w...

USA v. Lucio
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-10415
USA v. Thompson
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-40169
USA v. Silvestre-Gregorio
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-50289