United States Fifth Circuit - November 2006 Opinion Summaries

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Carroll v. Fort James Corp

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Injury & Tort Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Dismissal of a suit brought by homeowners arising from alleged dumping of hazardous waste at their homes' site is affirmed in part over challenges to...
11/28/2006 05-60582

Fiber Sys. Int'l Inc. v. Roehrs

United States Fifth Circuit
Corp. Governance, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Cyberspace Law, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, M&A, Remedies
In the context of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which criminalizes various fraudulent or damaging activities related to the use of...
11/27/2006 05-41213

US v. Garcia

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's conviction for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine is affirmed over a claim that the statute of conviction, 21 U.S.C. section...
11/27/2006 05-41030

US v. Simmons

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
A police officer's conviction for sexual assault under color of law, involving aggravated sexual abuse, is affirmed over claims of error regarding: 1)...
11/22/2006 05-60419

Chen v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law, International Law
A petition for review of a denial of Chinese petitioner's application for asylum and related relief is denied where: 1) denial of the application for...
11/22/2006 05-60379

US v. Cantwell

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A conviction for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and a related aiding and abetting count is affirmed where, although the appeal was timely...
11/21/2006 05-41027

US v. Brown

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm is affirmed as to the conviction, but the sentence vacated where it was error...
11/21/2006 05-50899

St. Aubin v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Denial of habeas relief on a conviction for murder and additional offenses is affirmed where a state-habeas court's decision -- that defendant's lead...
11/21/2006 05-40277

Kohler v. Englade

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Summary judgment for defendants, a city, a police chief and a detective, on plaintiff's claims brought under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 arising out of a...
11/21/2006 05-30541

Wright v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
A motion for a certificate of appealability (COA) from a denial of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in a death penalty case is denied over...
11/17/2006 05-70037