June 16-17, 2022, opinions

(Still in catch-up mode here, so the opinions designated for publication will get the same brief treatment as the unpublished opinions …) Designated for publication Durbois v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 20-11082, appeal from N.D. Tex. Oldham, J. (Jolly, Haynes, Oldham), foreclosure, diversity jurisdiction Reversing district court’s dismissal of homeowner’s suit arising from the … More June 16-17, 2022, opinions

June 7-12, 2022, opinions

(Still in catch-up mode here, so the opinions designated for publication will get the same brief treatment as the unpublished opinions …) Designated for publication Crittindon v. LeBlanc, 20-30304, appeal from M.D. La. Higginbotham, J. (Higginbotham, Costa, Oldham), Oldham, J., dissenting; qualified immunity Affirming in part and reversing in part denial of qualified immunity for … More June 7-12, 2022, opinions

June 1-3, 2022, opinions

(Still in catch-up mode here, so the opinions designated for publication will get the same brief treatment as the unpublished opinions …) Designated for publication Davis v. Lumpkin, 19-20873, appeal from S.D. Tex. Southwick, J. (Smith, Wiener, Southwick), prisoner suit Affirming in part dismissal of prisoner’s § 1983 action, vacating in part, and remanding. Bertrand … More June 1-3, 2022, opinions

May 6, 2022, opinions

Unpublished U.S. v. Reedy, 21-10895, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (King, Costa, Ho), criminal, compassionate release Affirming denial of motion for compassionate release. U.S. v. Lopez, 21-40437, appeal from S.D. Tex. per curiam (King, Costa, Ho), criminal, sentencing Affirming 120-month sentence on conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms and … More May 6, 2022, opinions

May 5, 2022, opinions

Catching up on the blog after some non-stop over-drive briefing weeks, so both published and unpublished opinions will only contain summary disposition information and not the usual fuller descriptions. Designated for publication Guerrero v. Occidental Petroleum Corp., 20-20633, appeal from S.D. Tex. Duncan, J. (Higginbotham, Willett, Duncan), employment Affirming district court’s dismissal of claims of … More May 5, 2022, opinions

May 2-3, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. All American Check Cashing, Inc., 18-60302, appeal from S.D. Miss. per curiam (Richman, Higginbotham, Jones, Smith, Stewart, Dennis, Elrod, Southwick, Haynes, Graves, Higginson, Costa, Willett, Duncan, Engelhardt, Oldham, Wilson); Jones, J., concurring (joined by Elrod, Duncan, Engelhardt, Oldham, JJ.); Oldham, J., concurring in judgment (joined by Engelhardt, … More May 2-3, 2022, opinions

April 29, 2022, opinions

Unpublished Burch v. Ocwen Loan Servicing Co., 20-11058, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (Southwick, Graves, Costa), bankruptcy Dismissing as frivolous appeal from district court’s order dismissing appeal from bankruptcy court for failure to pay filing fee. Burch v. Homeward Residential, Inc., 20-11239, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (Southwick, Graves, Costa), bankruptcy Dismissing as … More April 29, 2022, opinions

April 22, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Hanner, 20-30420, appeal from W.D. La. Higginson, J. (Southwick, Haynes, Higginson), habeas corpus Vacating in part and affirming in part district court’s ruling on successive sec. 2255 petition, on basis that petitioner had raised a grounds for challenging his sentence that had not been authorized by the Fifth Circuit’s grant … More April 22, 2022, opinions

April 21, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Perez-Espinoza, 20-40769, appeal from S.D. Tex. Oldham, J. (Davis, Willett, Oldham), criminal, sentencing Affirming sentence, holding that orally pronounced supervised-release term that defendant would have to report to U.S. Probation Office within 72 hours of return to U.S. was not materially different from written term that he would have to … More April 21, 2022, opinions

April 20, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication Vista Health Plan, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 20-50963, appeal from W.D. Tex. Wilson, J. (Higginbotham, Stewart, Wilson), Affordable Care Act, finality of judgment Withdrawing panel opinion from March 17, 2022, which affirmed district court’s summary judgment in favor of HHS defendants on plaintiff insurer’s challenge to HHS … More April 20, 2022, opinions