United States Fifth Circuit - October 2006 Opinion Summaries

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Inland Dredging v. Sanchez

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
An injunction preventing claimant from proceeding with his Jones Act suit in a different federal court, after shipowner filed a limitation of...
10/30/2006 05-61156

Bank of Louisiana v. Aetna US Healthcare Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Banking Law, Contracts, ERISA, Insurance Law
Summary judgment for defendant-insurer in a dispute with a bank involving stop-loss coverage is reversed in part where the district court erred in...
10/26/2006 04-30986

Urban Developers LLC v. City of Jackson Mississippi

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Construction, Contracts, Government Contracts, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Denial of the defendant's motion for judgment as a matter of law with respect to developer's breach of contract claim, federal and state due process...
10/25/2006 05-60046

Tesfamichael v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law
A petition for review of a decision denying petitioners asylum, individually and as a married couple, from Eritrea and Ethiopia is denied where there...
10/25/2006 04-61180

US v. Powell

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Court-appointed counsel are not required to file Anders briefs in frivolous appeals from nonappealable orders.
10/25/2006 05-50918

Smith v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
Petition for review of a dismissal by the BIA of petitioner's appeal from a decision denying his application for the discretionary relief of...
10/25/2006 06-60020

US v. Beydoun

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence and restitution order for conspiring to traffic in counterfeit goods and trafficking in counterfeit goods are affirmed as to the sentence...
10/25/2006 05-30841

Lincoln Gen. Ins. Co. v. Aisha's Learning Ctr.

United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts, Education Law, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
A decision that a daycare center is not covered for injuries to a child in its care by operation of the automobile exclusion of a commercial general...
10/25/2006 05-10981

Johnson v. State of Louisiana

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 suit brought by a prisoner alleging that he was sexually assaulted by a prison guard, dismissal of the suit for failure to...
10/25/2006 06-30302

US v. Zamora-Vallejo

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Sentencing
A sentence for being in the U.S. illegally after having been deported is vacated and remanded where the district court's decision to run defendant's...
10/23/2006 05-40092