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BALOGUN v. ASHCROFT

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Immigration Law
If an alien is inadmissible for having committed offenses specified in 8 USC 1182(a), he is removable as well, and 8 USC 1252(a)(2)(C) prevents...
10/31/2001 00-60698

BANKS v. DALLAS HOUSING AUTH.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Landlord Tenant Law
There is no implied private right of action under section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937, 42 USC 1437f(e)(since repealed), and violations of that...
10/24/2001 00-11160

THE HOUSTON EXPLORATION CO. v. HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVS., INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law
Where the record does not support a conclusion that an operator would anticipate that an improperly pinned valve would contribute to a well blow-out,...
10/22/2001 00-30724

DIAL ONE OF THE MID-SOUTH ONE, INC. v. BELLSOUTH TELECOMMS., INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Intellectual Property
The innocent infringer defense under section 1114(2) of the Lanham Act requires the infringer to act in an objectively reasonable manner, rather than...
10/18/2001 00-30537

SANTELLAN v. COCKRELL

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Where the jury convicted on a ground that was not supported by adequate evidence, but there existed alternative grounds for which the evidence was...
10/17/2001 00-50222

US v. EMERSON

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law
18 USC 922(g)(8)(C)(ii), prohibiting possession of a firearm while subject to a court order relating to a threat of harm against a spouse or child, is...
10/16/2001 99-10331

WASHINGTON LEGAL FOUND. v. TEXAS EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOUND.

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
The Texas Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts program's confiscation of interest earned on client-funds deposited in demand accounts is a per se...
10/15/2001 00-50139

MATO v. BALDAUF

United States Fifth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Where the plaintiff has not shown that the persons with the animus toward her were responsible for her discharge, as opposed to involved with the...
10/09/2001 00-50522

FRIBERG v. KANSAS CITY S. RY. CO.

United States Fifth Circuit
Transportation
The Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act of 1995 preempts actions under state laws regulating the length of time a train can block a highway...
10/05/2001 00-40270

US v. DAVIS

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Even "hybrid" representation, which involves the defendant acting as his own attorney at certain points in the trial, while his attorney continues to...
10/04/2001 00-20538