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US v. Castro-Trevino

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for exporting from the U.S. into Mexico 11,500 rounds of ammunition is affirmed over claims that defendant's guilty plea was not supported...
09/29/2006 05-40850

US v. Fierro-Reyna

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for guilty plea to illegal reentry after deportation in violation of 8 U.S.C. section 1326, is vacated and remanded because the statutory...
09/29/2006 05-51198

US v. Velasco

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Sentencing
A conviction under section 12-4(b)(1) of the Illinois aggravated battery statute is a "crime of violence" for sentence-enhancement purposes. A...
09/27/2006 05-10451

US v. Cordero

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm is affirmed over a claim that evidence was seized pursuant to a search warrant issued...
09/26/2006 04-51314

Royal Ins. Co. of Am. v. Caliber One Indem. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Elder Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
In a suit brought by an excess carrier against two primary insurance carriers to recover funds it paid on behalf of the parties' common insured to...
09/26/2006 04-20895

Hall v. White, Getger, Meyer Co., LPA

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice, Remedies
A judgment upon remand making an award to plaintiff in a legal malpractice case without any pre- or post-judgment interest is reversed in part and...
09/21/2006 04-50707

Cheatham v. Allstate Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law, Remedies
In a suit brought by former employees against their employer, Allstate Insurance, under the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor...
09/21/2006 05-60424

US v. Ibarra-Zelaya

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Immigration Law, Sentencing
Defendants' convictions for hostage taking and smuggling of illegal aliens are affirmed over claims of error regarding sufficiency of the evidence,...
09/21/2006 05-20115

Coliseum Square Ass'n, Inc. v. Jackson

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Construction, Environmental Law, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) do not require the Department of Housing and Urban...
09/19/2006 03-30875, 04-30522

Foulston Siefkin LLP v. Wells Fargo Bank of Texas N.A.

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Banking Law, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
Summary judgment awarding a former trustee reimbursement for fees and expenses he claimed he incurred, but admitted he did not pay, as a defendant in...
09/19/2006 05-10468