United States Fifth Circuit - February 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board v. Federal Trade Commission

United States Fifth Circuit
Property Law & Real Estate, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Administrative Law
Held that the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board's petition for review was premature in a case where the Federal Trade Commission had charged it...
02/28/2019 18-60291

US v. Araiza-Jacobo

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a drug-trafficking conviction in a case where the defendant denied having knowledge that two bags of hard candies he was carrying were...
02/28/2019 17-40958

Parrish v. Premier Directional Drilling, L.P.

United States Fifth Circuit
Oil and Gas Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that individuals who worked for an oil drilling firm were properly classified as independent contractors, not employees. Reversed a summary...
02/28/2019 17-51089

Mid-Continent Casualty Co. v. Petroleum Solutions Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Oil and Gas Law, Insurance Law
In an insurance coverage dispute arising from a leak in an underground fuel storage tank, affirmed in part and reversed in part. The insurer sought a...
02/26/2019 17-20652

US v. Gomez

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the sentence of a man who pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the U.S. after deportation.
02/25/2019 17-20526

In re Living Benefits Asset Management LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Securities Law, Bankruptcy Law
Held that a contract to provide financial services was voidable because the company had failed to register as an investment adviser, as it was...
02/22/2019 18-10510

US v. Cabello

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the imposition of a visitation condition as part of a defendant's supervised release. There was no plain error in imposing this condition,...
02/22/2019 18-10001

In re JPMorgan Chase and Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Class Actions, Labor & Employment Law
Held that the district court "appears to have erred" in ordering that thousands of current and former employees be notified of a pending Fair...
02/21/2019 18-20825

US v. Garcia-Sanchez

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a prison sentence following a guilty plea to illegal reentry after deportation, rejecting the El Salvador citizen's challenge to a sentence...
02/21/2019 18-40088

Johnson v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, L.L.C.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Banking Law
Held that a missed deadline for appealing a partial final judgment prevented the appellant from challenging those rulings in a later appeal from the...
02/21/2019 18-10257