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US v MORECI

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Identification of "over 50 kilograms" of marijuana without an explicit upper range quantity in defendant's indictment sufficiently alleges a drug...
02/14/2002 00-20795

STAHL v NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTALS CORP.

United States Fifth Circuit
Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
Since there is no "intentional acts" exception to the exclusive remedy provision of the Louisiana Products Liability Act, plaintiff's intentional tort...
02/14/2002 00-31440

US v. SAENZ

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Because habeas applications may be amended per the rules of civil procedure, and courts are authorized to apply the FRCP when appropriate, the...
02/11/2002 00-11267

HILL v. G E POWER SYSTEMS, INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Where allowing plaintiffs' suit against non-signatory to contract would undermine the arbitration proceedings between plaintiffs and contract...
02/11/2002 01-20061

US v. YOUNG

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
On defendant's appeal of conviction for forgery, evidence that defendant deposited check that she knew wasn't intended for her held to warrant...
02/11/2002 01-10263

CHESHIRE v. COMM-R OF INTERNAL REVENUE

United States Fifth Circuit
Tax Law
Where putative innocent spouse knew or had reason to know of tax understatement, under either the knowledge-of-the-transaction or the erroneous...
02/08/2002 00-60855

US v. ALLEN

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In considering, for sentencing purposes, whether defendant's prior conviction was a serious drug offense under 18 U.S.C. 924 (e)(2)(A)(ii), the court...
02/08/2002 00-20625

US v. CHAVEZ

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Police questioning of armed security guard in a crowded parking lot not sufficiently coercive to transform consensual encounter into a detention,...
02/04/2002 01-20845

RAMIREZ v. LANDRY'S SEAFOOD INN & OYSTER BAR

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Plaintiff, a Hispanic woman, adduced enough evidence for a jury to find that her former employer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,...
02/04/2002 01-50015

US v. CERVANTES-NAVA

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Immigration Law
Because any judicial interpretation of the Immigration and Naturalization Act would classify the defendant as an alien, the government met its burden...
02/04/2002 01-50200