United States Fifth Circuit - July 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Southern Hens, Inc. v. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Administrative Law
Petition denied. A company's petition for review of an administrative law judge's finding of violations and imposition of a monetary penalty against a...
07/18/2019 18-60436

Pierre-Paul v. Barr

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law, Administrative Law
Denied in part, dismissed in part. A Haitian national's petition for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals denial of asylum and cancellation of...
07/18/2019 18-60275

Griggs v. Chickasaw County, Mississippi

United States Fifth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
Affirmed. The trial court's determination that the County Board of Supervisors' elimination of a longtime county Solid Waste Enforcement Officer's...
07/18/2019 18-60401

Inclusive Communities Project v. Lincoln Property

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Civil Procedure
Denied. A Petition for Rehearing En Banc was treated as a Petition for Panel Rehearing and denied over the dissent of several judges that the Fair...
07/17/2019 17-10943

Apache Deepwater L.L.C. v. W & T Offshore, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Oil and Gas Law, Civil Procedure, Contracts
Affirmed. The jury award of more than $43 mil. for the breach of a Joint Operating Agreement relating to the plugging and abandonment operation of...
07/16/2019 17-20599

US v. Elam

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Judges & Judiciary, Criminal Law & Procedure
Vacated and remanded. The district court's refusal to recharacterize a pro se litigant's motion for special discovery concerning the adequacy of trial...
07/15/2019 18-10276

US v. Butt

United States Fifth Circuit
Property Law & Real Estate, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded. A man convicted of mail fraud had electronics and cash seized by the government following his...
07/15/2019 18-20131

US v. Daniels

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed. Defendant was convicted of distributing crack cocaine. On appeal, Defendant alleged motion to suppress evidence wrongly denied; his right of...
07/10/2019 18-30791

Melgar v. T.B. Butler Publishing Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Administrative Law
Affirmed. Plaintiff appealed from a summary judgment in favor of Defendant on claims of discrimination based on age, disability, and national origin....
07/10/2019 18-41080

MidCap Media Finance L.L.C. v. Pathway Data Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
Remand. Appeals court was unable to reach the merits of the case because the parties had failed to establish diversity of citizenship.
07/09/2019 18-50650