United States Fifth Circuit - March 2005 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Southerland

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for a bank robbery conviction is vacated where the district court misapplied US Sentencing Guidelines section 3C1.2.
03/31/2005 03-11319

Cardenas v. Dretke

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Death row inmate raises four meritless points of error on direct appeal.
03/30/2005 03-41425

Becker v. Tidewater Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In a personal injury action under the Jones Act, plaintiff's motion for a jury trial is denied where he failed to assert diversity jurisdiction, or...
03/30/2005 04-30243

Melder v. Allstate Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Insurance Law
In an insurance dispute, plaintiff's motion for a remand to state court, claiming lack of subject matter jurisdiction, is denied where the sole...
03/30/2005 04-30085

Lacy v. Fulbright & Jaworski

United States Fifth Circuit

ERISA, Labor and Employment Law, Insurance Law
03/30/2005 04-20537

Beaird Indus. Inc. v. Local 2297

United States Fifth Circuit
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
In a labor dispute, the district court's vacatur of an arbitral award is affirmed where the Arbitrator exceeded his authority by finding in favor of...
03/30/2005 04-30333

Brooks v. Dretke

United States Fifth Circuit

Criminal Law and Procedure, Habeas Corpus
03/29/2005 04-70023

Travelers Cas. & Surety Co. v. Wright Ins. Agency Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Construction, Contracts
In a suit for breach of contract related to bonds issued to a construction company, the district court properly dismissed plaintiff's suit where it...
03/29/2005 04-30527

Armstrong v. Capshaw, Goss & Bowers

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Professional Malpractice
In a legal malpractice action, the district court's denial of plaintiff's motion to intervene is affirmed where he does not meet the federal standards...
03/28/2005 03-11092

Baldridge v. SBC Comm.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, plaintiff's interlocutory appeal of a class certification order is dismissed for want...
03/28/2005 04-10819