United States Fifth Circuit - October 2018 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Bowens

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Criminal Law & Procedure, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction of Hobbs Act robbery and related charges, rejecting the defendant's argument that the evidence was insufficient to support his...
10/24/2018 17-10822

Worldcall Interconnect, Inc. v. FCC

United States Fifth Circuit
Communications Law
Upheld the Federal Communications Commission's determination that a telecommunications company's rates were commercially reasonable, in a challenge...
10/24/2018 17-60736

Three Expo Events, LLC v. City of Dallas, Texas

United States Fifth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Government Law, Constitutional Law
Held that a company had legal standing to challenge a city council resolution barring it from holding a controversial love- and sex-themed expo at the...
10/24/2018 17-10632

Hernandez v. Results Staffing, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
Affirmed that an employment staffing agency was entitled to relief from a judgment finding it liable for violating a former employee's rights under...
10/24/2018 17-11201

Sandifer v. Hoyt Archery, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
Held that an archery equipment manufacturer was not liable under the Louisiana Products Liability Act for the death of a man who, while at home, was...
10/24/2018 17-30124

Silguero v. CSL Plasma, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Health Law
Held that a plasma collection center did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act by allegedly preventing two people with disabilities from...
10/23/2018 17-41206

Hancock v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the dismissal of a petition for federal habeas corpus relief as untimely, noting that the defendant had not proffered new evidence of actual...
10/23/2018 16-20662

US v. Conner

United States Fifth Circuit
Tax Law, Civil Procedure
On reconsideration, held that a taxpayer had 60, not 30, days to file his notice of appeal from an order finding him in contempt of court for failure...
10/22/2018 17-11417

Lopez-Ventura v. Sessions

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law
Reversed a Board of Immigration Appeals order that said a lawful permanent resident could not return to the U.S. after a trip abroad because he had...
10/19/2018 17-60529

US v. Johnson

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the sentence of a defendant who was convicted on cocaine drug-trafficking charges, rejecting his argument that the district court improperly...
10/19/2018 17-30937