United States Fifth Circuit - July 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Hassen v. Ruston Louisiana Hospital Company, LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Civil Procedure
Affirmed. The summary judgment granted to a hospital in a Title VII race discrimination case was affirmed because the plaintiff made a prima facie...
07/31/2019 18-30856

Ayestas v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed. Investigatory funding was not reasonably necessary for a death row inmate to receive representation because nothing would establish the...
07/31/2019 15-70015

US v. Alabi

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed. A trio of co-conspirators who participated in a scheme to marry Nigerian nationals to obtain immigration status were properly convicted and...
07/30/2019 17-20543

US v. Anderson

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed. The convictions and sentences in the case of a duo who went to pick up drug money and instead drove into an FBI sting were affirmed. Charges...
07/30/2019 18-11001

Thomas v. Department of Education

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure
Affirmed. A bankruptcy court's denial of a request to discharge a 60 year-old disabled former student's debt was affirmed. She failed to establish a...
07/30/2019 18-11091

Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed. The special conditions of a sentence for a man convicted of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute cocaine of registry as a sex...
07/30/2019 18-50115

US v. Fields

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed. Conduct underpinning prior arrests for offenses involving injury to a child were sufficiently reliable for a district court to take into...
07/29/2019 18-10928

US v. Del Carpio Frescas

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Vacated and remanded. The district court calculation of sentencing guidelines in the case of a man convicted of wire fraud and money laundering was...
07/29/2019 17-50686

Nabors Offshore Corporation v. Whistler Energy II

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure
Reversed, vacated, and remanded. Holding that a creditor can establish that its expenses are attributable to the actions of the bankruptcy estate...
07/26/2019 18-0940

US v. Glenn

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Evidence, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed. The denial of motions to suppress evidence taken from a rental car were affirmed. There was evidence sufficient to support the search.
07/26/2019 18-30741