United States Fifth Circuit - February 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Johnson v. Halstead

United States Fifth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Government Law, Civil Rights
In an amended opinion, held that a police sergeant could move forward with his claims that he was subjected to a campaign of racial harassment....
02/14/2019 17-10223

US v. Hughes

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an amended opinion, held that an inmate did not have to turn over $3,000 in prison wages he had accumulated in his inmate trust account. Although...
02/14/2019 18-20015

US v. Najera

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a sentencing enhancement for recklessness, in a case involving a conviction for transporting undocumented immigrants. However, held that the...
02/14/2019 17-50802

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

United States Fifth Circuit
Property Law & Real Estate, Banking Law
In an amended opinion, revived a Texas homeowner's claim against a loan servicer relating to a home equity loan, and in particular escrow provisions....
02/13/2019 17-10574

US v. De Leon

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction for receipt of child pornography, rejecting the defendant's contentions surrounding his attempt to withdraw his guilty plea.
02/12/2019 17-50881

Flores v. Whitaker

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law
Denied a Mexican citizen's petition for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals decision ordering her removed from the United States. The lawful...
02/11/2019 17-60744

US v. Kelly

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Dismissed an appeal from a sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm, holding that the defendant had waived his appeal rights here as part...
02/08/2019 17-60133

US v. Richmond

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a drug trafficking conviction, holding that evidence from a traffic stop did not need to be suppressed. The state trooper lawfully pushed his...
02/08/2019 17-40299

I.F. v. Lewisville Independent School District

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law
Held that a school district was not deliberately indifferent to a high school student's alleged sexual harassment. Affirmed a summary judgment ruling...
02/08/2019 17-40722

Alaska Electrical Pension Fund v. Flotek Industries, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Securities Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit against a technology company. Held that the plaintiffs failed to plead facts giving rise to a strong...
02/07/2019 17-20308