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Hodges v. Mack Trucks, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law, Product Liability, Remedies, Workers' Compensation
In appeals arising out of a product-liability action for injuries sustained because of a secondary collision in Texas, involving a tractor-trailer...
12/28/2006 04-41362, 04-41764, 05-40686

Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. Graham

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment declaring that an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify insured under an insurance policy issued to his employer covering its...
12/22/2006 05-10866

Chacko v. Sabre Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for defendants, which included plaintiff's former employer, a severance plan, and the plan administrator, on a claim for wrongful...
12/22/2006 05-11445

AEP Texas N. Co. v. Texas Indus. Energy Consumers

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Public Utilities
Pursuant to the filed rate doctrine, federal law preempts state regulators from making a final determination as to whether a Federal Energy Regulatory...
12/22/2006 05-51755

De la Rosa v. St. Charles Gaming Co., Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Gaming Law, Injury & Tort Law
In a suit claiming unseaworthiness in admiralty and negligence under Louisiana's "slip and fall" statute involving a customer's fall while aboard a...
12/22/2006 05-41563

Longoria v. State of Texas

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action brought by an inmate who was stabbed by fellow inmates for being a "snitch," denial of defendants-officers' motion...
12/22/2006 05-41052

US v. Leijano-Cruz

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Denial of defendant's motion for extension of time to file a notice of appeal from his conviction for illegal reentry is affirmed over a claim that...
12/20/2006 05-50280

Andrews v. Roadway Express Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Class Actions, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit brought by four class members of a settled class action discrimination lawsuit to enforce an Order approving a Consent Decree in that action...
12/20/2006 05-51772

US v. Penaloza-Duarte

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A conviction for aiding and abetting the possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute is reversed and vacated where there was...
12/20/2006 05-30881

Pritchett v. Pound

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, Media Law
In a dispute over the copyright ownership of two books, summary judgment and an award of attorney's fees for plaintiffs are affirmed where: 1) sole...
12/19/2006 05-41445