United States Fifth Circuit - January 2006 Opinion Summaries

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Burgess v. Sikes

United States Fifth Circuit
Agriculture, Bankruptcy Law, Debt Collection, Property Law & Real Estate
Judgment in favor of a bankruptcy trustee involving a bankruptcy estate's recovery of certain relief funds is reversed where a crop disaster-relief...
01/30/2006 04-30189

EMCASCO Ins. Co. v. Am. Int'l Specialty Lines Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
Summary judgment for defendant in a subrogation suit to recover under a commercial general liability policy for monies plaintiff paid in defense and...
01/30/2006 04-11345

Hebert v. Wirick

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Indian Law, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
Dismissal of claims in an action under the Federal Tort Claims Act for reimbursement against the government for a settlement paid in an underlying...
01/27/2006 05-30223

Stewart v. W. Heritage Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
Order staying a breach of insurance contract and bad faith case involving a default judgment in an underlying wrongful death case pending the...
01/27/2006 05-60405

Dean v. City of Shreveport

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law, Remedies
Summary judgment for defendant-municipality on equal protection-based 42 U.S.C. section 1983, Title VII, and Louisiana constitutional claims involving...
01/26/2006 04-31163

MAN Roland, Inc. v. Kreitz Motor Express, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Transportation
Summary judgment in favor of defendant-carrier on a Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act claim finding that defendant was not liable for...
01/26/2006 04-20982

Coleman v. New Orleans & Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots' Ass'n

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation
Grants of summary judgment to defendants, certain river pilot associations, in an age discrimination action are affirmed where defendants were not...
01/25/2006 04-30666, 04-30700,

Luv n' Care, Ltd. v. Insta-Mix, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Trademark
(Industry: Manufacturing, Retail)

Dismissal of a copyright, trademark and unfair competition suit brought by plaintiff, a manufacturer of infant care products, is reversed where the...
01/25/2006 04-31171

US v. Daugherty

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm following a plea agreement is affirmed where the district court did not...
01/25/2006 05-10085

US v. Hardin

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence pursuant to his plea agreement for attempt to manufacture an unspecified amount of methamphetamine is vacated where the district...
01/24/2006 05-50312