United States Fifth Circuit - November 2004 Opinion Summaries

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SHIELDS v. TWISS

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law
Plaintiff's claim, alleging that defendant-police failed to conduct an appropriate investigation before his arrest, is dismissed where plaintiff...
11/15/2004 03-51171

US v. ANDREWS

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for a mail fraud conviction is vacated where the district court's decision was fatally infected with antagonism toward the United...
11/12/2004 03-51367

GRAY v. BEVERLY ENTER.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
In a suit against a nursing home for negligence, denial of plaintiff's motion to remand to state court is reversed where the joinder of in-state...
11/10/2004 03-60528, 03-60712, 03-60768

US v. JACKSON

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's drug conviction is affirmed over his challenge that police illegally seized evidence in violation of his Fourth Amendment rights.
11/09/2004 04-30205

DELL COMPUTER CORP. v. RODRIGUEZ

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit for breach of an employment agreement, judgment in favor of defendant-employer is reversed where the trial court incorrectly ruled that the...
11/09/2004 03-50866

RAMMING v. NATURAL GAS PIPELINE CO.

United States Fifth Circuit

Oil and Gas Law, Contracts, Civil Procedure
11/08/2004 03-11160

MILLENNIUM PETROCHEMICALS, INC. v. BROWN & ROOT, INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law
In a dispute over an indemnity obligation, judgment in favor of defendant is reversed where the disputed indemnity provision unambiguously provides...
11/08/2004 03-20264

MCCALL v. DRETKE

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Denial of defendant's federal habeas petition is affirmed over his challenge that the application of a 1996 sentencing statute to his 1994 conviction...
11/04/2004 03-50804

US v. VALENZUELA

United States Fifth Circuit

Criminal Law and Procedure, Sentencing, Immigration Law
11/04/2004 03-20395

KERGOSIEN v. OCEAN ENERGY, INC.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
In a dispute over severance benefits, the district court erred in vacating an arbitration award to plaintiffs where the award is rationally inferable...
11/03/2004 03-20953