United States Fifth Circuit - August 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA

United States Fifth Circuit
Environmental Law, Civil Procedure
Dismissed. The Center for Biological Diversity lacked standing to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency's issuance of a permit that will lead...
08/30/2019 18-60102

US v. Pervis

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed. A Texas bank robbery was properly considered a crime of violence and it was a second or subsequent offense in relation to an attempt made...
08/30/2019 17-20689

US v. Kalu

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed. The application of two sentencing enhancements in the case of a person who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud was not...
08/30/2019 18-20399

Klocke v. University of TX at Arlington

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Reversed and remanded. The Texas Citizens Participation Act does not apply to diversity cases in federal court.
08/29/2019 17-11320

Caliste v. Cantrell

United States Fifth Circuit
Judges & Judiciary, Constitutional Law
Affirmed. A magistrate's dual role as generator and administrator of court fees creates a conflict of interest when they set bail.
08/29/2019 18-30954

Romero v. Brown

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
Partially affirmed, partially reversed. The removal of children from a home under investigation for abuse did not result in substantive due process...
08/29/2019 18-20157

Sanchez v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed. Even if an attorney's failure to object to a question about his immigration status during a murder trial had been ineffectual assistance it...
08/28/2019 17-10652

Jones v. US

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Admiralty
Affirmed. An injury suit under general maritime law failed because causation evidence was scant and the injured party couldn't prove that grease on a...
08/28/2019 18-30776

Wilson v. City of Southlake

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Civil Procedure
Vacated and remanded. An Americans with Disabilities Act claim should not have been dismissed at the summary judgment phase because there were issues...
08/28/2019 18-10342

Broyles v. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Securities Law
Vacated. The district court erred in finding that plaintiffs lacked standing under Delaware law to bring a direct action against investment advisors...
08/28/2019 17-30092