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DAHIYA v. TALMIDGE INT'L, LTD.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
Appeal from the district court order remanding this case to state court for lack of subject matter jurisdiction is itself dismissed for lack of...
05/18/2004 02-31068

PATTERSON v. DRETKE

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Inmate was properly deemed mentally competent to be put to death. Though he is mentally ill and expresses the delusional belief that he has been...
05/18/2004 04-70019

IN RE VOLKSWAGEN AG

United States Fifth Circuit

Autos, Civil Procedure, Injury And Tort Law, Product Liability
05/18/2004 04-40303

THIBODEAUX v. GRASSO PROD. MGMT. INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
Denial of benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act is affirmed; a fixed oil production platform built on pilings over marsh...
05/18/2004 03-60131

US v. STRONG

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
(Industry: Autos)

Acquittal of mail fraud in connection with the fraudulent acquisition and sale of autos is affirmed; the mailing of fraudulent applications for...
05/18/2004 03-10559

US v. ROBINSON

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Failure to charge the aggravating factors that rendered petitioner eligible for the death penalty did not contribute to his conviction or death...
05/17/2004 02-10717

MOSLEY v. DRETKE

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Death row inmate's habeas petition was properly rejected. His equal protection claim fails because blacks in Gregg County were not underrepresented as...
05/17/2004 03-40475

TEAL ENERGY USA, INC. v. GT, INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Oil and Gas Law
Magistrate judge did not clearly err in determining that both parties were citizens of Texas for purposes of complete diversity, prohibiting federal...
05/11/2004 03-20849

SHOKEH v. THOMPSON

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Immigration Law
Post-removal-order release may be conditioned upon the posting of a bond; the amount of that bond must be reasonable in the circumstances; a bond that...
05/10/2004 03-30859

FREEMAN v. TEXAS DEP'T OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law
Defendant's religious accommodations policy does not violate inmates' Free Exercise or Equal Protection rights; plaintiff's public rebuke of a prison...
05/07/2004 03-10443