United States Fifth Circuit - February 2006 Opinion Summaries

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Financial Acquisition Partners LP v. Blackwell

United States Fifth Circuit
Banking Law, Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Commercial Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Securities Law
Dismissal of a complaint in a putative class action for securities fraud pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA) is affirmed...
02/16/2006 04-11300

Stolt Achievement, Ltd. v. Dredge B.E. Lindholm

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law, Transportation
Judgment apportioning liability equally as to the parties in a suit arising from the collision of two ships in a channel is affirmed over plaintiff's...
02/16/2006 04-20773

US v. Mendoza-Blanco

United States Fifth Circuit

Criminal Law & Procedure; Immigration Law; Sentencing
02/16/2006 04-41499

Pierce v. Barnhart

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Attorney's Fees, Government Benefits, Government Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
Orders denying plaintiffs' applications for attorney-s fees under 42 U.S.C. section 406(b) are reversed in a Social Security disability benefits case...
02/16/2006 05-50003, 05-50242

Smith v. Johnson

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Dismissal of a death row inmate's suit seeking injunctive relief pursuant to 42 U.S.C. section 1983 is affirmed and his motion for a stay of execution...
02/16/2006 06-70007

Ali v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit

Immigration Law; Labor & Employment Law; Evidence
02/16/2006 05-60343

Alpha v. Hooper

United States Fifth Circuit

Civil Rights; Injury & Tort Law; Government Law; Criminal Law & Procedure; Evidence
02/16/2006 05-40457

Strong v. B.P. Exploration & Prod., Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Oil and Gas Law
Denial of defendant's motion for summary judgment is reversed where plaintiff's tort claim for an injury which occurred on an oil platform is...
02/16/2006 05-30153

US v. Woods

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for bank fraud is vacated pursuant to a preserved Booker claim of error where the government could not demonstrate that the error...
02/14/2006 04-11058

Bonneville Power Admin. v. Mirant Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Contracts
An order declaring a party to have violated an automatic stay in a bankruptcy proceeding is affirmed since the bankruptcy stay preceded any...
02/14/2006 04-11264