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PATERSON v. STATE OF TEXAS

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions
A state had no standing to intervene to contest a class action settlement provision allowing defendant to retain money not collected by class members,...
09/30/2002 02-40651

HALEY v. COCKRELL

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Habeas Corpus
:-?L:?-?al innocence exception applies to non-capital sentencing procedures involving a career or habitual felony offender, and where requirements of...
09/27/2002 01-41389

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...
09/27/2002 01--60582

US v. CALDWELL

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Mail fraud and money laundering indictments were not erroneous, and convictions were supported by sufficient evidence. Loss calculation and...
09/24/2002 99-60908

TEXAS COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS v. TRANSTEXAS GAS CORP.

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure
The bankruptcy court lacked jurisdiction to enter a postjudgment order reiterating an interest rate applicable to tax claims after a notice of appeal...
09/24/2002 01-40609

COCHRAN v. B.J. SERVS. CO. USA

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
The term "supervisory" within the meaning of a professional services exclusion, under Louisiana law, excludes insurance coverage only for obligations...
09/24/2002 01-30640

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...
09/24/2002 00-40557

WOODS v. COCKRELL

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Using the standard of review under Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U.S. 301, a Texas Criminal Court of Appeals properly determined that a jury finding on...
09/24/2002 02-50193

US v. SAUCEDO-MUNOZ

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Where a defendant claims ignorance of knowledge of contraband in his possession, but refuses to testify, he cannot avoid a deliberate ignorance jury...
09/23/2002 01-50752

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...
09/23/2002 01-30036