Take the Fifth: May 28, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication International Energy Ventures Management, LLC v. United Energy Group, Ltd., 20-20221, appeal from S.D. Tex. Oldham, J. (Haynes, Higginson, Oldham), arbitration Reversing district court’s judgment compelling arbitration on a finding that the defendant had not been prejudiced by the plaintiff’s (which was the party moving to compel arbitration) litigation conduct during the … More Take the Fifth: May 28, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: May 27, 2021 opinions

Unpublished U.S. v. Anyanwu, 20-10143, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (Elrod, Southwick, Ho), criminal Granting Anders motion to withdraw, and dismissing appeal. U.S. v. Campa, 20-10544, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (Graves, Willett, Duncan), criminal Granting Anders motion to withdraw, and dismissing appeal. U.S. v. Jaime-Rodriguez, 20-20280, appeal from S.D. Tex. per curiam … More Take the Fifth: May 27, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: May 26, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Cranor v. 5 Star Nutrition, LLC, No. 19-51173, appeal from W.D. Tex. Oldham, J. (Davis, Stewart, Oldham), standing, Telephone Consumer Protection Act Reversing dismissal of plaintiff’s TCPA claim on standing grounds, holding that a single unsolicited text message to the plaintiff’s cell phone was sufficient to confer standing under the TCPA. “We … More Take the Fifth: May 26, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: May 25, 2021 opinions

Unpublished U.S. v. Vasquez, 18-50497, appeal from W.D. Tex. per curiam (Graves, Willett, Duncan), criminal Granting Anders motion to withdraw, and dismissing appeal. McCollum v. Valdez, 19-10729, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (Willett, Ho, Duncan), prisoner suit Dismissing appeal of prisoner’s § 1983 suit as frivolous. U.S. v. Cantu-Saldivar, 20-40187, appeal from S.D. Tex. … More Take the Fifth: May 25, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: May 21 and 24, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Canfield v. Lumpkin, 18-10431, appeal from N.D. Tex. Owen, C.J. (Owen, Higginbotham, Willett), Higginbotham, J., dissenting; habeas corpus, ineffective assistance of counsel Affirming the district court’s denial of petitioner’s habeas claims based on ineffective assistance of counsel for failure to investigate and challenge a juror who displayed partiality during voir dire. The … More Take the Fifth: May 21 and 24, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: May 20, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Maniar v. Garland, 18-60667, petition for review of BIA order Ho, J. (Barksdale, Elrod, Ho), immigration Denying in part and dismissing in part petition to review BIA order upholding IJ’s removal order on the basis that the petitioner had committed an aggravated felony. The Court held that the petitioner’s conviction of conspiracy … More Take the Fifth: May 20, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: May 19, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Morton, 19-10842, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (Owen, Jones, Smith, Stewart, Dennis, Elrod, Southwick, Haynes, Graves, Higginson, Costa, Willett, Ho, Duncan, Engelhardt, Oldham, Wilson); criminal, search and seizure Vacating January 5, 2021 opinion that vacated sentence of conviction on child pornography charges and reversed district court’s denial of motion … More Take the Fifth: May 19, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: May 18, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. McClaren, 17-30524, appeal from E.D. La. Stewart, J. (Stewart, Higginson, Wilson), criminal, sufficiency of evidence, Batson challenge “Defendants Delwin McClaren, Dedrick Keelen, Jawan Fortia, Bryan Scott, and Lionel Allen were convicted of numerous crimes related to their participation in a New Orleans street gang. We AFFIRM their convictions in part … More Take the Fifth: May 18, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: May 14-17, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Lillie v. Office of Financial Institutions State of Louisiana, 19-30705, appeal from M.D. La. Smith, J. (Smith, Graves, Ho), securities law Affirming denial of continuance for further discovery and grant of summary judgment to defendants (“SEI”) that were associated with Stanford International Bank, Ltd. in Robert Stanford’s Ponzi scheme, based on conclusion … More Take the Fifth: May 14-17, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: May 13, 2021 opinions

Unpublished Mills v. Adams County, Mississippi, 19-60829, appeal from S.D. Miss. per curiam (Wiener, Southwick, Duncan), prisoner suit Dismissing appeal for lack of jurisdiction due to untimely filed notice of appeal. U.S. v. Fernandez, 20-10479, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (Graves, Willett, Duncan), criminal Granting Anders motion to withdraw, and dismissing appeal. U.S. v. … More Take the Fifth: May 13, 2021 opinions