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YAQUINTO v. SEGERSTROM

United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law
Bankruptcy estate cannot maintain a legal malpractice action against attorneys who, in representing both debtor and her parents' company, defended the...
03/30/2001 00-10216

US v. ORLEANS PARISH SCH. BD.

United States Fifth Circuit
Government Contracts
A local government entity such as the School Board is not a person subject to liability under the False Claims Act, 31 USC 3729, et seq.
03/28/2001 99-30550, 99-30668

KEE v. CITY OF ROWLETT TEXAS

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
The secret electronic recording of private prayers and conversations directed at deceased relatives does not violate any reasonable expectation of...
03/28/2001 99-10555

BRUFF v. N. MISSISSIPPI HEALTH SERVICES, INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Title VII does not require an employer to accommodate an employee who wants to perform only those aspects of the position she finds acceptable to her...
03/28/2001 99-60175

US v. GARCIA-FLORES

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Where the driver did not appear to be nervous during the inspection at the border that resulted in discovery of over 300 pounds of marijuana, the jury...
03/27/2001 99-41077

ODEN v. OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Title VII prohibits punitive damage awards against governments and political subdivisions, so a punitive damages award against a sheriff acting in his...
03/27/2001 99-60878

BAZAN v. HIDALGO COUNTY

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure
Where there is only one witness to one event, as may be the case when a law enforcement officer kills a lone suspect in the dark, the credibility of...
03/27/2001 97-41463

GALLE v. DIR., OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMP. PROGRAMS, US DEP'T OF LABOR

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure
Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(a) provides the computation of time rule when determining whether a motion for reconsideration of an ALJ decision is timely.
03/27/2001 00-60075

MARTIN v. CAIN

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Where inconsistency in a witness' statements are not material to defendant's conviction because discovery of the inconsistencies would not have led to...
03/27/2001 99-30585

MARTINEZ v. BALLY'S LOUISIANA, INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Counsel's statement in a deposition, intended to prevent discovery of facts related to physical injury, was an effective waiver of all claims for...
03/26/2001 00-30119