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We provide detailed summaries of all U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals opinions that are designated for publication; disposition and panel details for all unpublished decisions; a monthly tabulation of opinion statistics from the Fifth Circuit; and occasional additional analysis of opinions and Court dynamics.

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October 13-14, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Hawkins v. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 20-20281, appeal from S.D. Tex. Wiener, J. (Wiener, Dennis, Duncan), Duncan, J., dissenting; Administrative Procedure Act, Fair Housing Act Reversing district court’s dismissal of plaintiffs’ APA and FHA claims against HUD, holding that HUD is bound by its prior self-imposed obligation to provide … More October 13-14, 2021 opinions

October 12, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Securities and Exchange Commission v. Blackburn, 20-30464, appeal from E.D. La. Costa, J. (Dennis, Higginson, Costa), securities law Affirming the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the SEC against three defendants for selling unregistered securities and misleading investors in operating a penny stock company, and affirming remedy of disgorgement of defendants’ … More October 12, 2021 opinions

October 11, 2021 opinions

Unpublished Bruno v. Ford, 21-20204, appeal from S.D. Tex. per curiam (Davis, Jones, Elrod), Fair Labor Standards Act Vacating district court’s summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s FLSA claims, and remanding for further proceedings. U.S. v. Pontefract, 21-30032, appeal from W.D. La. per curiam (Smith, Higginson, Willett), habeas corpus Denying certificate of appealability, and affirming district court’s … More October 11, 2021 opinions

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