United States v. Real Property Located at 1407 North Collins Street, Arlington, Texas, 901 F.3d 268 (5th Cir. 2018)

March 10, 2024

In its first significant decision in more than a decade on appeals from pretrial restraints of property in forfeiture proceedings, the Fifth Circuit rejected the government’s position and exercised appellate jurisdiction over client’s appeal from the District Court’s denial of his motion to release restrained property in related civil and criminal forfeiture proceedings; further, in its first ruling since 1972, the Fifth Circuit exercised appellate jurisdiction over an appeal from the denial of motion to lift lis pendens restraining real property.

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