United States Fifth Circuit - December 2018 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Foster

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an amended opinion, held that a defendant was entitled to a new trial on charges of transporting aliens for commercial advantage/private financial...
12/14/2018 17-50465

US v. Harrison

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
On a habeas motion, held that a federal prisoner was entitled to an evidentiary hearing on his claim that he received ineffective assistance of...
12/13/2018 16-11641

Brown v. Taylor

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Reinstated claims brought by a man who was civilly committed in Texas as a sexually violent predator, and who alleged that he was mistreated at...
12/12/2018 16-11644

Texas v. Travis County, Texas

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law, Civil Procedure
Affirmed the dismissal on procedural grounds of the State of Texas' lawsuit against the City of Austin and other defendants relating to sanctuary city...
12/12/2018 17-50763

US v. Foster

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a defendant was entitled to a new trial on charges of transporting aliens for commercial advantage/private financial gain. The prosecution's...
12/12/2018 17-50465

US v. Douglas

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Remanded for resentencing of a man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping and drug charges, finding that the district court had miscalculated the sentencing...
12/12/2018 17-30884

Ford v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a state prisoner was procedurally barred from seeking habeas corpus relief. He claimed ineffective assistance of counsel.
12/11/2018 17-50336

BP Exploration and Production, Inc. v. Claimant ID 100094497

United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Oil and Gas Law, Water Law
In a case arising out of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, held that a detrimentally impacted seafood business's monetary award under a court...
12/10/2018 17-30949

Koerner v. CMR Construction and Roofing LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Contracts
Held that a homeowner could not proceed with his claim that a roofing company defrauded him in connection with the sale of a new roof and also...
12/07/2018 18-30019

Cumpian v. Alcoa World Alumina, LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a personal injury lawsuit should have been remanded to state court because of the absence of diversity jurisdiction. The district court...
12/06/2018 17-40825