United States Fifth Circuit - January 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Rittinger v. Healthy Alliance Life Insurance Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Health Law, ERISA
Held that a patient could not proceed with a lawsuit against a health insurer over the refusal to provide coverage for her weight loss surgery...
01/31/2019 17-20646

Lamb v. Ashford Place Apartments LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Landlord Tenant Law
Held that a tenant could not hold her landlord liable for a lung condition she developed as a result of breathing smoke and fumes from her apartment's...
01/30/2019 18-30469

In re 4-K Marine LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty
In a maritime case, addressed a dispute between the owners of two tugboats that were involved in a collision caused solely by one of them, since the...
01/30/2019 18-30348

US v. Fulton

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a defendant's conviction for sex trafficking, rejecting his argument regarding the alleged unlawful search of his cell phone.
01/29/2019 17-41251

Rhoades v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the denial of a federal habeas petition filed by a Texas inmate convicted of capital murder.
01/28/2019 16-70021

US v. Perdomo

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed an alien's conviction of illegal reentry following deportation. Held that his Arkansas residential burglary conviction was an aggravated...
01/28/2019 15-40958

DeMarco v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Revived a Texas inmate's claim that a correctional officer burdened his free exercise of religion by unjustifiably confiscating his Christian...
01/28/2019 17-11230

US v. Freeman

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a U.S. Border Patrol agent lacked reasonable suspicion to stop a pickup truck, in a case where the defendant was charged with transporting...
01/25/2019 17-40739

84 Lumber Co. v. Continental Casualty Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Construction
Held that a subcontractor could not proceed with its lawsuit against a general contractor seeking payment for work on a project to build public...
01/24/2019 18-30170

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas v. Smith

United States Fifth Circuit
Health Law, Government Benefits
Held that the State of Texas should not have been enjoined from terminating Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood facilities. Concluded that the...
01/17/2019 17-50282