Take the Fifth: May 11, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Sanchez v. Smart Fabricators of Texas, LLC, 19-20506, appeal from S.D. Tex. Davis, J. (Owen, Davis, Jones, Smith, Stewart, Dennis, Elrod, Southwick, Haynes, Graves, Higginson, Costa, Willett, Ho, Duncan, Engelhardt, Oldham, Wilson), Dennis, J., concurring; Jones Act, maritime law, Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act In this en banc decision, a unanimous … More Take the Fifth: May 11, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: May 10, 2021 opinions

Unpublished Coleman v. Groom, 19-11227, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (Higginbotham, Smith, Oldham), § 1983 Dismissing as frivolous district court’s dismissal of claims arising from mercury spill in U.S. Post Office. Thompson v. Sharad, 19-20013, appeal from S.D. Tex. per curiam (Higginbotham, Jones, Costa), prisoner suit Affirming dismissal of suit filed by prisoner arising … More Take the Fifth: May 10, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: May 6 and 7, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Gas Pipe, Inc., 19-11145, appeal from N.D. Tex. Higginson, J. (Haynes, Higginson, Oldham), criminal, sufficiency of evidence, fraud, sentencing Affirming conviction for conspiracy to defraud the United Stated for defrauding the FDA by mislabeling or selling synthetic cannabinoids marked as “not meant for human consumption” as “spice” for smoking; and … More Take the Fifth: May 6 and 7, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: May 4, 2021 opinions

Unpublished U.S. v. Lara-Benito, 19-41002, appeal from E.D. Tex. per curiam (Davis, Elrod, Oldham), criminal Granting Anders motion to withdraw, and dismissing appeal. Florence v. Lumpkin, 19-41036, appeal from S.D. Tex. per curiam (Willett, Ho, Duncan), prisoner suit Dismissing appeal of dismissal of prisoner suit, for lack of timely notice of appeal. U.S. v. Renteria-Patino, … More Take the Fifth: May 4, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: May 3, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication White v. U.S. Corrections, LLC, 19-51074, appeal from W.D. Tex. Wilson, J. (Elrod, Duncan, Wilson), Fair Labor Standards Act Reversing district court’s 12(b)(6) dismissal of plaintiff’s overtime claim under the FLSA, holding that, while the Motor Carrier Act (“MCA”) exemption from the FLSA governed the plaintiff’s job transporting prisoners for the defendant, … More Take the Fifth: May 3, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: April 30, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Douglas v. Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, 20-30379, appeal from E.D. La. per curiam (King, Elrod, Willett), Elrod, J., specially concurring, joined by WIllett, J.; personal jurisdiction Affirming dismissal of two lawsuits against Japanese company that chartered boat that collided with U.S. Navy vessel in Japanese territorial waters, killing seven sailors and injuring … More Take the Fifth: April 30, 2021 opinions