United States Fifth Circuit - June 2019 Opinion Summaries

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W. M. V. C., et al v. William Barr, U.S. Atty Gen

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law, Attorney's Fees
Deny petition for review. Plaintiff appealed dismissal of application for asylum and withholding of removal. Petition for stay of removal was granted,...
06/28/2019 17-60753

SEC v. Arcturus Corporation, et al

United States Fifth Circuit
Securities Law, Oil and Gas Law
Plaintiff, SEC, filed suit against Defendant for failure to register interests in oil and gas drilling projects as securities. District court granted...
06/27/2019 17-10503

Oscar Melendez v. Kevin McAleenan, Acting Secy, et

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law, Civil Procedure
Vacated and complaint dismissed. Plaintiff sought declaratory judgment against Defendant, Homeland Security, claiming that DHS improperly denied...
06/27/2019 18-20341

US v. Charles Fulton, Sr.

United States Fifth Circuit
Evidence, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed denial of petition for rehearing. Defendant was convicted of sex trafficking and brought a petition for rehearing on the grounds that his...
06/27/2019 17-41251

US v. Diggles

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the convictions of three people for a fraudulent scheme related to obtaining federal hurricane disaster relief funds. However, remanded to...
06/26/2019 18-40521

In re Deepwater Horizon

United States Fifth Circuit
Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
In a case involving the Deepwater Horizon Class Action Settlement Agreement, held that the district court erred in analyzing certain business claims...
06/26/2019 17-30727

Stemcor USA Inc. v. Cia Siderurgica do Para Cosipar

United States Fifth Circuit
International Trade, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
On rehearing of a dispute between two creditors, held that Louisiana's non-resident attachment statute allows for attachment in aid of arbitration....
06/25/2019 16-30984

US v. Jones

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the sentence of a man who pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Rejected his challenge to a sentencing enhancement for...
06/21/2019 18-10590

Young v. Board of Supervisors of Humphreys County, Mississippi

United States Fifth Circuit
Property Law & Real Estate
Upheld a jury verdict in favor of a property owner who sued the county's Board of Supervisors. The suit alleged that the board had caused condemnation...
06/21/2019 18-60618

Harmon v. Dallas County, Texas

United States Fifth Circuit
Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a former deputy constable may not proceed with his whistleblower retaliation and equal-protection claims. Some were barred by res judicata...
06/21/2019 18-10353