United States Fifth Circuit - June 2007 Opinion Summaries

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Duff v. Werner Enters., Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Evidence, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
In a law suit brought by a law enforcement officer arising from an accident with a tractor trailer, denial of defendants' motion for new trial...
06/19/2007 06-40308

Marco Outdoor Adver., Inc. v. Reg'l Transit Auth.

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Contracts, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action alleging that a transit authority deprived plaintiff-advertising company of property without due process of law...
06/18/2007 05-30875

US v. Jones

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
An upward departure sentence for possession of a firearm by a felon is affirmed over a claim that the court based the sentence on the inappropriate...
06/18/2007 06-30855

State of Louisiana v. Guidry

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies, White Collar Crime
In a suit brought by the state of Louisiana against defendant arising from defendant's participation in an extortion/bribery scheme involving a former...
06/18/2007 06-30641

Danso v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, International Law
Equal protection does not prohibit IJs or the BIA from refusing to give effect to an expungement under England's Rehabilitation of Offenders Act...
06/18/2007 05-60919

US v. Sumlin

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
A conviction and sentence imposed on defendant for unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon are reversed and remanded where the district...
06/18/2007 05-51720

US v. Brazell

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A failure to pay child support constitutes a continuing offense. A sentence for wilful failure to pay state court-ordered child support payments is...
06/15/2007 06-30102

Spencer v. Staton

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In a civil rights action brought under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 arising from plaintiff's arrest, summary judgment for defendants-sheriff and detectives...
06/15/2007 06-30020

US v. Demik

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
On direct appeal, the denial of an evidentiary hearing for a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel is reviewed for abuse of discretion. A...
06/15/2007 05-11215

US v. Stephens

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's convictions and sentence for various charges arising out of a string of armed bank robberies in Louisiana are reversed and vacated,...
06/15/2007 04-30185, 05-30668