November 16-23, 2022, opinions

Playing catch-up from traveling and holidays, so the “designated for publication” summaries will be briefer than usual, but feel free, as always, to click through to the opinions that may interest you. Designated for publication Unpublished

August 15, 2022, opinions

(While I was on vacation/college-touring around the Northeast, then dealing with the Covid gathered from somewhere in the Northeast, I tracked 5th Circuit opinions for purposes of the gathering of opinion statistics from July 20 through August 12, but those opinions are not summarized here. So, picking back up with August 15 …) Designated for … More August 15, 2022, opinions

July 12, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication Securities and Exchange Commission v. Novinger, 21-10985, appeal from N.D. Tex. Stewart, J. (Jones, Stewart, Duncan); Jones, J., concurring (joined by Duncan, J.); Rule 60(b); First Amendment Affirming denial of Rule 60(b) motion filed five years after consent judgment, where defendant challenged the “no-deny” provision of its settlement of an SEC civil … More July 12, 2022, opinions

February 21, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication Wilson v. City of Bastrop, 21-30204, appeal from W.D. La. Duncan, J. (Jones, Higginson, Duncan), qualified immunity Affirming summary judgment dismissal on qualified immunity grounds in suit against police officer arising from fatal shooting of an armed suspect, and dismissing for lack of appellate jurisdiction appeal from dismissal of claims against city … More February 21, 2022, opinions

December 9, 2021, opinions

Designated for publication Cleven v. Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., No. 18-50846, c/w Brown v. Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., No. 18-50851, appeal from W.D. Tex. Owen, C.J. (Owen, Smith, Dennis), Dennis, J., dissenting; class action, breach of contract On a Rule 23(f) appeal, reversing district court’s certification of classes in two actions against apartment company arising … More December 9, 2021, opinions

July 19, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Ortiz v. American Airlines, Inc., 20-10817, appeal from N.D. Tex. Stewart, J. (Smith, Stewart, Ho), ERISA, standing, class action Affirming in part, reversing in part, and vacating in part district court’s summary judgment in favor of defendants dismissing plaintiffs’ ERISA claims for breach of fiduciary duty against employer and pension entities. American … More July 19, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Jan. 22, 2021 opinions

Designated foro publication U.S. v. Warren, 19-10805, appeal from N.D. Tex. Willett, J. (Wiener, Costa, Willett), criminal, fraud, sufficiency of evidence, sentencing Affirming conviction and sentence of 114 months and 102 months for two defendants on eight counts arising from fraudulent telemarketing scam to ostensibly cancel timeshares. The Court held that there was sufficient evidence … More Take the Fifth: Jan. 22, 2021 opinions