January 28, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication Gabriel Investment Group, Inc. v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 21-50322, appeal from W.D. Tex. Willett, J. (King, Costa, Willett), alcohol regulation Certifying to the Texas Supreme Court question regarding whether an exempt publicly-traded corporation owning a package store permit may retain that permit when it is sold to a non-exempt publicly-traded corporation … More January 28, 2022, opinions

January 27, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication Danziger & De Llano, L.L.P. v. Morgan Verkamp, L.L.C., 21-20186, appeal from S.D. Tex. Higginson, J. (Davis, Higginson, Engelhardt), personal jurisdiction Affirming district court’s dismissal of suit against non-Texas LLC and two of its non-Texas-resident members on grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction. In a case arising from a fee-splitting arrangement between … More January 27, 2022, opinions

January 26, 2022, opinions

Unpublished U.S. v. Viator, 20-11235, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (Higginbotham, Higginson, Duncan), criminal, compassionate release Afirming district court’s denial of motion for compassionate release. Small v. Zarvona Energy, L.L.C., 20-20316, appeal from S.D. Tex. per curiam (Smith, Stewart, Graves), prisoner suit Affirming dismissal of former prisoner’s § 1983 suit for lack of subject … More January 26, 2022, opinions

January 24-25, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Garrett, 17-10516, appeal from N.D. Tex. Jolly, J. (Jolly, Jones, Southwick), criminal, sentencing, Armed Career Criminal Act On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, reinstating prior judgment reversing imposition of a lesser sentence not enhanced under the ACCA and remanding for resentencing. The panel had previously held that a prior … More January 24-25, 2022, opinions

January 21, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication Pennywell v. Hooper, 20-30045, appeal from W.D. La. Jolly, J. (Jolly, Higginson, Engelhardt), habeas corpus Reversing the district court’s dismissal of the petitioner’s petition for federal habeas relief, based on a holding of equitable tolling, and remanding for further proceedings. “Pennywell delivered his petition for direct review of his state conviction—which resulted … More January 21, 2022, opinions

January 20, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc. v. Phillips, 18-30699, appeal from M.D. La. Elrod, J. (Higginbotham, Elrod, Ho), Ho, J., concurring; abortion law, sovereign immunity, Ex parte Young Granting petition for panel rehearing, withdrawing opinion issued July 15, 2021, which had reversed in part the denial of dismissal on sovereign immunity grounds the … More January 20, 2022, opinions

January 19, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication O’Brien’s Response Management, L.L.C. v. BP Exploration & Production, Inc., 20-30364, appeal from E.D. La. Jones, J. (Jones, Clement, Graves), Graves, J., dissenting in part; insurance Affirming in part, reversing in part, and remanding for further proceedings on claims for insurance coverage and indemnification regarding payment for BP’s liabilities for personal injury … More January 19, 2022, opinions

January 17-18, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Gomez, 17-20526, appeal from S.D. Tex. per curiam (Smith, Elrod, Oldham), criminal, sentencing On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, remanding to the district court to reform the judgment to impose sentence under 8 U.S.C. § 1326(b)(1) (applicable to predicate non-aggravated felonies) rather than under 8 U.S.C. § 1326(b)(2) (applicable … More January 17-18, 2022, opinions

January 11-14, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication Williams v. Boeing Co., 18-31158, appeal from E.D. La. Southwick, J. (Southwick, Graves, Engelhardt), personal tort, multi-district litigation Reversing in part final judgment entered in mesothelioma case by district court in Louisiana after summary judgment by MDL court in Pennsylvania, and remanded for further proceedings. The Court held that the MDL district … More January 11-14, 2022, opinions

January 7, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Fuentes-Rodriguez, 15-40740, appeal from S.D. Tex. per curiam (King, Costa, Willett), criminal, sentencing, Armed Career Criminal Act On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, vacating district court’s sentencing of defendant on conviction of illegal reentry under the ACCA, where the district court had found that the defendant’s prior conviction of … More January 7, 2022, opinions