United States Fifth Circuit - October 2018 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Gonzalez
United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction and sentence on drug-trafficking charges.
10/31/2018 17-40895
Almeida v. Bio-Medical Applications of Texas, Inc.
United States Fifth Circuit
Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a healthcare firm did not violate the Texas Occupational Code when it fired two nurses after they refused to accept a particular assignment...
10/31/2018 17-50916
Raby v. Davis
United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Denied a death row inmate's request for a certificate of appealability to challenge the district court's denial of his Federal Rule of Civil Procedure...
10/31/2018 18-70018
US v. Perez-Ceballos
United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed a conviction for bank fraud, concluding there was insufficient evidence to sustain the conviction.
10/30/2018 18-40036
Rubio v. Davis
United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the district court had jurisdiction to hear a petition for habeas corpus. The "in custody" requirement was satisfied even though the state...
10/30/2018 16-20671
SCF Waxler Marine, LLC v. Aris T M/V
United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Insurance Law
In a revised decision, dismissed an interlocutory appeal for lack of appellate jurisdiction, in a case involving excess insurers' liability for damage...
10/30/2018 17-30805
US v. McDaniels
United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the denial of a prisoner's motion for federal habeas corpus relief. Held that jurisdiction was lacking over some of his claims because his...
10/26/2018 16-20508
Ashford v. Aeroframe Services, LLC
United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
Held that there was no basis for federal diversity jurisdiction. One of the defendants removed an employment-related lawsuit to federal court, arguing...
10/26/2018 17-30142
US v. Porter
United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the conviction of a man who was paid to commit a murder, rejecting his challenges to the trial court's orders finding him competent to stand...
10/26/2018 16-31184
IberiaBank v. Broussard
United States Fifth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Contracts
Affirmed that a former high-level bank employee breached his severance agreement and violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Remanded for further...
10/25/2018 17-30662

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