United States Fifth Circuit - March 2006 Opinion Summaries

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Shehu v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law
Petition for review of a denial of a petition for asylum is denied where there was no error in a finding that circumstances in Kosovo had changed to...
03/20/2006 05-60585

Mwembie v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
Petition for review of a denial of an application for asylum, withholding of removal, and additional relief is denied where, despite making other...
03/17/2006 04-60832

US v. Reyes-Celestino

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A defendant who agreed "to be sentenced pursuant to the applicable Sentencing Guidelines" is not precluded from raising on appeal an alleged Fanfan...
03/17/2006 05-40368

Newby v. Enron Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Corp. Governance, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Ethics & Disciplinary Code, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Securities Law
A grant of intervention given to the Texas Board of Public Accountancy in In re Enron for the purpose of accessing discovery protected by court order...
03/17/2006 05-20462

Dale v. Colagiovanni

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, International Law, Tax-exempt Organizations
An agent's acts conducted with the apparent authority of the state is insufficient to trigger the commercial exception to immunity under the Foreign...
03/17/2006 04-60928

Johnson v. Pettiford

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Dismissal of a 28 U.S.C. section 2241 petition challenging a determination that petitioner was ineligible for a particular sentencing credit is...
03/15/2006 04-60864

Robinson v. Aetna Life Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, ERISA, Health Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for defendant, insurer and plan administrator, in an ERISA case challenging a termination of disability benefits is reversed where:...
03/15/2006 05-50567

Gomez v. St. Jude Med. Daig Div. Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
Judgment as a matter of law under Rule 50(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for defendants in a product liability case arising from the use...
03/15/2006 04-30202

Johnson v. Dretke

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Dismissal of defendant's successive habeas petition challenging a capital murder conviction and death sentence is affirmed where defendant failed to...
03/14/2006 03-51102

US v. Coil

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction for transportation of obscene materials in interstate commerce for sale or distribution and mail fraud is affirmed over his...
03/14/2006 04-51110