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: March 22 and 23, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Brune, 19-11360, appeal from N.D. Tex. Smith, J. (Jones, Smith, Elrod), criminal, double jeopardy Affirming conviction of defendant for possess with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. In the charging instrument, the government had misstated the statutory citation for the charged crime, … More Take the Fifth: March 22 and 23, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: March 16, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Anokwuru v. City of Houston, 20-20295, appeal from S.D. Tex. Wilson, J. (Stewart, Higginson, Wilson), § 1983, false arrest, malicious prosecution Affirming 12(b)(6) dismissal of plaintiff’s § 1983 claims arising from his allegations that Officer M.R. Francis arrested him without probable cause, maliciously prosecuted him, and racially discriminated against him, and that … More Take the Fifth: March 16, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: March 1, 2021 opinions

Texas Association of Manufacturers v. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 17-60836, on petition for review of an order of the CPSC Owen, C.J. (Owen, Southwick, Higginson), administrative law, standing, Administrative Procedures Act Holding that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) procedurally erred in promulgating a final rule limiting the concentration of 5 phthalates in children’s … More Take the Fifth: March 1, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Feb. 26, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Wickfire, LLC v. Woodruff, 17-50340, appeal from W.D. Tex. Owen, C.J. (Owen, Dennis, Southwick), sufficiency of evidence, jurisdiction, Lanham Act, tortious interference, civil conspiracy Affirming in part and reversing in part district court judgment based on jury verdict on cross-claims between two internet advertising ventures arising from auctions for Google ad placement … More Take the Fifth: Feb. 26, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Feb. 15, 2021 opinions

Unpublished U.S. v. Stewart, 19-11249, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (Haynes, Higginson, Oldham), criminal, venue Affirming that N.D. Tex. was an appropriate venue for trying count of failure to register as a sex offender under SORNA. Garcia-Perez v. Wilkinson, 19-60718, petition for review of BIA order per curiam (Wiener, Southwick, Duncan), immigration Denying Guatemalan … More Take the Fifth: Feb. 15, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Feb. 11 and 12, 2021 opinion

Designated for publication DM Arbor Court, Ltd. v. City of Houston, 20-20194, appeal from S.D. Tex. Costa, J. (Davis, Southwick, Costa), ripeness Vacating district court’s dismissal of suit on ripeness grounds, and remanding for further proceedings. Plaintiff had brought suit challenging the refusal by the City to grant permits for repairs to apartments that had … More Take the Fifth: Feb. 11 and 12, 2021 opinion

Take the Fifth: Feb. 3, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Official Stanford Investors Committee v. Trustmark National Bank, 19-11131, appeal from N.D. Tex. Southwick, J. (Owen, Davis, Southwick), intervention Affirming the denial of intervention of right by group of Stanford investors into suit brought by original plaintiff group of Stanford investors against defendant who provided banking services to R. Allen Stanford for … More Take the Fifth: Feb. 3, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Feb. 1 and 2, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Tibakweitira v. Wilkinson, 18-60459, petition for review of BIA order Engelhardt, J. (Haynes, Duncan, Engelhardt), immigration Dismissing in part and denying in part Tanzanian citizen’s petitions for review of a BIA order dismissing his appeal from the IJ decision denying his application for withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against … More Take the Fifth: Feb. 1 and 2, 2021 opinions