United States Fifth Circuit - February 2007 Opinion Summaries

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Apache Bohai Corp. LDC v. Texaco China BV

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, International Law, Oil and Gas Law
In a dispute involving production sharing contracts and petroleum exploration and development at a bay in China, a judgment confirming an arbitration...
02/28/2007 05-20413

Abraham v. Singh

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a RICO lawsuit brought by Indian citizens who were recruited under false pretenses to become steelworkers in Louisiana, dismissal of the RICO claim...
02/27/2007 05-30860

US v. Nikonova

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Cyberspace Law, Sentencing
The presumption of reasonableness that attaches to a properly calculated guideline sentence is rebutted only where the sentence falls so far afoul of...
02/27/2007 05-31093

US v. Meredith

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In the context of a lawful vehicle stop, after ordering an occupant to exit a vehicle and hearing that he claims to be physically unable to do so, an...
02/27/2007 05-31071

Barrow v. Greenville Indep. Sch. Dist.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment to a school district on a teacher's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 and Title VII disparate impact claims is affirmed where: 1) the district...
02/27/2007 05-11151

LeMaire v. State of Louisiana

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment on an employee's claims against state employer of sexual harassment and retaliation under Title VII is affirmed in part and reversed...
02/27/2007 05-31134

Hampton v. Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dep't

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Education Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 case brought by a school director who was arrested after he requested to see an arrest warrant for a student an officer...
02/27/2007 06-60223

US v. Rajwani

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Elder Law, Sentencing
A conviction for aiding and abetting wire fraud resulting from a transfer scheme which caused elderly victims substantial financial losses is affirmed...
02/26/2007 05-10648

US v. Hubbard

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for distributing child pornography is vacated pursuant to the government's challenge where his prior Oklahoma conviction for...
02/26/2007 05-10704

US v. Hillsman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's conviction for drug- and firearm-related charges is affirmed over a claim that his Sixth Amendment right to counsel was violated when the...
02/23/2007 06-20087