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Halliburton Co. Benefits Comm. v. Graves

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Corporation & Enterprise Law, ERISA, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law, M&A
In a class action brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) involving the retiree program of a company that merged into a...
08/31/2006 06-20632

Fordoche, Inc. v. Texaco Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Oil and Gas Law
In a case involving the performance of obligations under right of first refusal (ROFR) clauses in joint operating agreements to which defendant-Texaco...
08/31/2006 05-30857

Oscar Renda Contracting, Inc. v. City of Lubbock Texas

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Construction, Contracts, Government Contracts, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Dismissal of a contractor's First Amendment retaliation claim against a city is vacated where: 1) the district court erred in concluding that...
08/31/2006 05-10836

Louisiana Crawfish Producers Ass'n - West v. Rowan

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Tax-exempt Organizations
Summary judgment for the United States Army Corps of Engineers on claims arising from a non-profit organization of commercial crawfishermen's...
08/30/2006 05-30956

US v. Courtney

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Grant of defendant's motion to suppress statements she made to federal investigators in a perjury case, pursuant to a claim that agents' tactic of...
08/30/2006 05-30156

Gobert v. Caldwell

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
Denial of a state-prison physician's assertion of qualified immunity from an inmate's civil rights action alleging constitutionally inadequate medical...
08/30/2006 05-30820

Malagon de Fuentes v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
A petition for review of a removal order is denied where the BIA did not err in: 1) upholding an immigration judge's determination that petitioner was...
08/30/2006 04-60897

Knowles v. City of Waco

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Government Law, Health Law
In a constitutional challenge to ordinances that threatened plaintiffs' ability to protest peacefully near an abortion clinic in Waco, Texas, the...
08/25/2006 05-50598

Peace v. Am. Gen. Life Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, ERISA, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for Halliburton on a United Kingdom citizen's breach of contract claim is vacated where the district court erred in holding that a...
08/25/2006 05-20195

Larin-Ulloa v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
Petition for review of a decision of the BIA finding petitioner removable for having been convicted of an aggravated felony and a denial of his motion...
08/25/2006 03-60721