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DEMETTE v. FALCON DRILLING COMPANY, INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Workers' Compensation
The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act applies to an oil rig jacked-up over the outer continental shelf, and thus the Longshore and Harbor Workers'...
01/31/2002 00-30165

MILLER v. DIAMOND SHAMROCK CO.

United States Fifth Circuit
Government Contracts, Injury & Tort Law
Where the government approved precise specifications for Agent Orange to be produced by the defendant contractor, the Agent Orange conformed to those...
01/29/2002 00-41341

LAIN v. UNUM LIFE INS. CO. OF AMERICA

United States Fifth Circuit
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
On an ERISA plan administrator's appeal from awards of disability benefits and attorney's fees to an insured, where there was overwhelming medical...
01/29/2002 00-20889

DEGRUISE v. SPRINT CORP.

United States Fifth Circuit
Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
A company meets its notification duty under COBRA, 29 U.S.C. Sections 1161-1168, by sending a letter to an individual-s last known address by...
01/28/2002 00-31320

HESS v. COCKRELL

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
By arguing a change in decisional law justified the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus, defendant failed to demonstrate the requisite "extraordinary...
01/25/2002 00-11037

FLEETWOOD ENTER., INC. v. GASKAMP

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Children who were neither signatories to, nor third-party beneficiaries of, a contract executed by their parents may not be bound by an arbitration...
01/25/2002 01-40123

US v. ERWIN

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
In reviewing a defendant-s motion for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence, the district court erred in finding that the three-year...
01/25/2002 98-10506

MORRIS v. DILLARD DEP'T STORES, INC .

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Neither a private merchant, nor an off-duty police officer hired by the merchant as a private security guard who arrested an individual suspected of...
01/25/2002 00-30710

SWOPE v. COLUMBIAN CHEMICALS CO.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Whether an employer should have known of the latent dangerous characteristics of machinery it purchased from a manufacturer to be operated by its...
01/24/2002 99-30216

HESS v. COCKRELL

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Habeas Corpus
By arguing a change in decisional law justified the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus, defendant failed to demonstrate the requisite "extraordinary...
01/24/2002 00-11037