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JOHNSON v. COCKRELL

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
A certificate of appealability to challenge a death sentence is denied where an attorney's calling of the victim's father as a witness at the...
07/31/2002 01-51199

IN THE MATTER OF US BRASS CORPORATION

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
A proposed agreement to liquidate claims against a Chapter 11 debtor and its non-debtor affiliates through binding arbitration, would modify a...
07/31/2002 01-40341

KINNEY v. WEAVER

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
Law enforcement officials are not entitled to qualified immunity to police academy instructors' 42 U.S.C. section 1985 and section 1983 First...
07/31/2002 00-40557

HITT v. CONNELL

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
A county civil service commission's decision upholding a deputy's termination did not break the causal connection between the deputy's protected First...
07/31/2002 01-50117/51010

SOFFAR v. COCKRELL

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Incriminatory statements are admissible where defendant knowingly and voluntarily waived his rights, did not invoke his right to remain silent or...
07/29/2002 98-20385

TEEMAC v. HENDERSON

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Plaintiff's request for equitable tolling denied where he failed to seek informal counseling within forty-five days of the alleged discrimination...
07/26/2002 01-11471

WILLIAMS v. INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL 520

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Bankruptcy Court properly granted summary judgment in favor of creditor because debtors could not challenge creditor's claims in bankruptcy...
07/26/2002 01-51153

SMITH v. AMEDISYS INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Because a Separation Agreement between defendant and plaintiff was binding regarding plaintiff's Title VII and Louisiana employment discrimination...
07/26/2002 01-30044

MARTINEZ v. TEXAS DEP'T OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Government Law
The Texas Whistleblower Act's waiver of state sovereign immunity in Texas state court does not waive Eleventh Amendment immunity in federal court. A...
07/25/2002 00-51135

US v. REYES

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Court's failure to advise defendant of the sentencing guidelines before accepting his guilty plea, in violation of Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of...
07/25/2002 01-50737