United States Fifth Circuit - April 2007 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Scroggins

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
A conviction and sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine is affirmed over claims that: 1) the district...
04/30/2007 06-30108

US v. Iniguez-Barba

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for reentering the United States following deportation is affirmed where defendant's previous New York conviction for second-degree...
04/26/2007 06-50434

Preston v. Tenet Healthsystem Mem. Med. Ctr., Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
In a class action involving claims for injuries and deaths allegedly caused by defects and unreasonably dangerous conditions at defendants' medical...
04/26/2007 07-30132, 07-30160

Breen v. Texas A & M Univ.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
In 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claims for damages arising out of the collapse of the Texas A&M University bonfire stack which killed or injured...
04/25/2007 04-40712

Garrido-Morato v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
A petition for review of a BIA decision, which found that petitioner was ineligible for discretionary hardship relief from deportation because in 1996...
04/25/2007 05-60555

Staley v. Harris County

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Remedies
In a case raising the question of whether the display of a Bible in a monument dedicated to a philanthropic citizen and located on the grounds of a...
04/24/2007 04-20667

Bourdais v. New Orleans City

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law, Remedies
In a suit brought by Caucasian fire recruit applicants alleging that city's race-conscious hiring policy impermissibly caused a delay in their hiring,...
04/23/2007 05-30517

In re: S. Louisiana Sugars Coop. Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action in which plaintiff sought coverage from an insurer under a commercial general liability policy after it was sued for personal injuries by...
04/23/2007 06-30492

US v. Gomez-Guerra

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for illegal re-entry is vacated and remanded where, for purposes of imposing a 16-level enhancement under the guidelines, the district...
04/23/2007 05-41789

US v. Buchanan

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Cyberspace Law, Sentencing
A conviction and sentence for receiving child pornography transported in interstate commerce by computer and possession of child pornography is...
04/20/2007 04-41364