United States Fifth Circuit - May 2005 Opinion Summaries

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Tarver v. City of Edena

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Injury & Tort Law
In a section 1983 suit alleging unlawful arrest and excessive force, the district court erred in denying qualified immunity to defendant-police...
05/25/2005 04-40734

Tesfamichael v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law
Plaintiffs' request for a temporary stay of removal is granted where they can show a significant likelihood of success on the merits and irreparable...
05/25/2005 04-61180

US v. Cardenas

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
The suppression of a statement defendant made to police after her arrest is reversed where the district judge erred by finding that police coerced her...
05/23/2005 04-20449

US v. Villegas

United States Fifth Circuit

Criminal Law and Procedure, Sentencing
05/20/2005 03-21220

Meyers v. State of Texas

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Class Actions, Injury & Tort Law
In a civil rights class action under the Americans with Disabilities Act, defendant-Texas waived its state sovereign immunity from suit by individuals...
05/20/2005 02-50452

FTC v. Assail, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees
When an attorney is on notice that his fees may derive from a pool of frozen assets, a failure to make a good faith inquiry into the source of those...
05/20/2005 03-51461

McNamara v. Felderhof

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Securities Law
In a securities fraud lawsuit, plaintiff's appeal of the district court's denial of class certification is dismissed for lack of appellate...
05/20/2005 05-00016

US v. Garza-Lopez

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for being knowingly and unlawfully present in the United States following deportation is vacated where the district court erred...
05/20/2005 03-41750

Pettle v. Bickham

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure
In a bankruptcy proceeding, defendant's motion to voluntarily dismiss with prejudice his own adversarial action does not constitute "mistake" or...
05/18/2005 04-30611

US v. Taylor

United States Fifth Circuit

Criminal Law and Procedure, Sentencing
05/18/2005 03-10167