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C P INTERESTS INC. v. CALIFORNIA POOLS INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Intellectual Property
Restatement (Second) of Torts 623(a) permits a cause of action for business disparagement without proof of special damages, so attorneys fees alone...
01/30/2001 99-21038

MEDINA v. RAMSEY STEEL CO.

United States Fifth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
An employer cannot defeat an employee's claim via summary judgment at the prima facie case stage by claiming that he failed to meet an entirely...
01/29/2001 99-50742, 99-51171

DOE v. BEAUMONT INDEP. SCH.

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Education Law
Where the ultimate question in an Establishment Clause case is the equality of treatment, the district court should examine the targeted program in...
01/29/2001 97-40429

US v. WEST

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Since a notice of appeal filed after the court announces a decision, sentence, or order, but before the entry of the judgment or order, is treated as...
01/26/2001 00-50069

COGHLAN v. WELLCRAFT MARINE CORP.

United States Fifth Circuit

The determination that there has been no injury in a product liability case is an evidentiary one where the relevant state jurisdictions recognize...
01/26/2001 99-41443

US v. THOMAS

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
A guard employed by a private entity operating a detention center under contract with the Immigration & Naturalization Service is a "public...
01/25/2001 99-21044

BENAVIDES v. HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Property Law & Real Estate
A motion for a preliminary injunction to stop demolition of residential property under the National Historic Preservation Act is moot when previous...
01/25/2001 99-51127

US v. SALAZAR-FLORES

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
An indictment with one count of possession with intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana in violation of 21 USC 841 does not need to state the...
01/25/2001 99-50956

PEEL & CO., INC. v. THE RUG MARKET

United States Fifth Circuit
Intellectual Property
Where plaintiff has raised a genuine issue of material fact as to whether a particular rug design was widely disseminated among those involved in the...
01/24/2001 99-31051

US v. REYES

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Where a city councilman offers to use his position on the council to secure a place in the city's hotel project for foreign company of dubious...
01/23/2001 99-20188