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DIAMOND OFFSHORE CO. v. A&B BUILDERS, INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
Plaintiff failed to show that a drilling rig was "attached" to and "erected" on the seabed of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), and thus did not...
08/30/2002 01-40366

GULF GUARANTY LIFE INS. CO. v. CONNECTICUT GEN. LIFE INS. CO.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Insurance Law
An insurer's dispute over arbitrator selection did not amount to a waiver of the right to arbitrate, and claims relating to the alleged breach of the...
08/30/2002 01-60582

TYLER v. UNION OIL CO. OF CALIFORNIA

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
In multiple appeals in an employment discrimination action, admission of statistical employment evidence was proper, and an award of damages on an...
08/27/2002 00-51112, 01-50479

MACPHAIL v. OCEANEERING INT'L, INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Remedies
An injunction, preventing the prosecution of an action in Australia, was improper where the foreign litigation was neither duplicitous nor vexatious,...
08/27/2002 02-40317

US v. REEDY

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Cyberspace Law
The rule of lenity requires sentencing for child pornography under 18 U.S.C. section 2252 based on the number of websites as the relevant "unit of...
08/26/2002 01-11042

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...
08/26/2002 01-50117/51010

US v. RANDLE

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Although an indictment failed to allege drug quantity, and a resulting sentence exceeded the "core" maximum, resentencing is not necessary under a...
08/26/2002 97-20360

GUILLORY v. CAIN

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Selection of a grand jury foreperson was not the product of intentional discrimination where it was found that selection was based on education and...
08/26/2002 01-30032

US v. EDWARDS

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Convictions for extortion, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, making false statements, and RICO violations, all arising from schemes to make money...
08/23/2002 01-30036

US v. BROWN

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Convictions for making false statements to the FBI are affirmed where any error that the district court may have committed, including concerning...
08/23/2002 01-30173