United States Fifth Circuit - March 2003 Opinion Summaries

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GOBERT v. WILLIAMS

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Rights, Contracts, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
A contingent fee provision in a retainer agreement entered into between an attorney and a Title VII plaintiff was reasonable, and counsel was not...
03/26/2003 02-30865

US v. GRIFFIN

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Tax Law
The district court abused its discretion in allowing the government to utilize an FBI agent as an overview witness to testify to issues in dispute,...
03/25/2003 01-20368

US v. RODRIGUEZ-DUBERNEY

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
An upward sentence adjustment under U.S.S.G. section 2L1.2 was based on a prior conviction for a felony drug trafficking offense under the Travel Act,...
03/25/2003 02-20713

PRESTIGE FORD v. FORD DEALER COMPUTER SERVS., INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts, Cyberspace Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
A commercial arbitration award after breach of a contract to provide hardware, software, and maintenance related to computer systems is upheld, as no...
03/25/2003 02-50749

SANDY CREEK INVESTORS, LTD. v. CITY OF JONESTOWN

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Property Law & Real Estate
The district court lacked jurisdiction to consider a case where a federal takings claim was not ripe, when the case was removed, for failure to...
03/24/2003 02-50420

GRANT v. GILBERT

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Elder Law, Government Benefits, Government Law, Health Law
Where a nursing home resident has since applied for and is receiving community-based care, his challenge to state officials' failure to provide...
03/24/2003 01-51120

PACE v. BOGALUSA CITY SCH. BD.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law, Government Law
ADA Title II, Rehabilitation Act, and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) claims against state defendants are barred by state sovereign...
03/24/2003 01-31026

MARTINEZ v. DEP'T OF THE US ARMY

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Dismissal of Title VII claims is reversed, because 42 U.S.C. section 2000e-16(c) allows federal employees to file suit in federal court if an agency...
03/24/2003 02-50765

US v. MEDINA-ANICACIO

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A California conviction for possession of a deadly weapon did not constitute a crime of violence under 18 U.S.C. section 16(b), and therefore is not...
03/24/2003 01-41171

US v. SANCHEZ

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
The district court did not deprive defendant of a fair trial by making comments and questioning witnesses in a manner partial to the prosecution, and...
03/21/2003 02-10180