United States Fifth Circuit - February 2019 Opinion Summaries

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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

Express Oil Change, L.L.C. v. Mississippi Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors

United States Fifth Circuit
Trademark, Constitutional Law
Held that the First Amendment's commercial speech protections entitled a company to operate automotive service centers under the name "Tire...
02/19/2019 18-60144

Thompson v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a Texas inmate who sought federal habeas relief from a capital murder judgment was entitled to a certificate of appealability on the issue...
02/18/2019 17-70008

Winzer v. Kaufman County

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reinstated civil rights claims arising from the deadly shooting of a young man by law enforcement officers responding to a 911 call. Reversed a...
02/18/2019 16-11482

Weathers v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, affirmed the denial of federal habeas relief to a man convicted of capital murder. Held that his...
02/15/2019 15-70030

Xitronix Corp. v. KLA-Tencor Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Patent
The Fifth Circuit transferred a case back to the Federal Circuit, from which it had been transferred. The two circuits disagreed about which one was...
02/15/2019 18-50114

Wallace v. Andeavor Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Securities Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a company did not violate the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's whistleblower retaliation provisions when it fired one of its vice presidents. He did not...
02/15/2019 17-50927

US v. Lord

United States Fifth Circuit
Cyberspace Law, Banking Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the conviction of two bitcoin dealers for conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money servicing business. The father and son sought to withdraw...
02/15/2019 17-30486

Nall v. BNSF Railway Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Transportation, Labor & Employment Law
In an amended opinion, revived a railroad employee's claim that he was discriminated against based on a disability. The issue involved whether he...
02/15/2019 17-20113

US v. Pittman

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Dismissed a criminal appeal for want of jurisdiction, in a case where the defendant moved for relocation of his supervised release before his term of...
02/14/2019 18-10465