United States Fifth Circuit - July 2007 Opinion Summaries

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Cole v. Gen. Motors Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Class Actions, Contracts
(Industry: Consumer Products)

In a suit over defective side-impact airbags, certification of a nationwide class is reversed and remanded with instructions to deny the...
07/31/2007 05-31070

Dorsey v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Denial of petition for habeas corpus is affirmed where: 1) one or more jurors' exposure to extraneous material was harmless error; 2) a Batson claim...
07/31/2007 06-70039

Arismendez v. Nightingale Home Health Care, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Remedies
In a suit against an employer alleging gender discrimination in a decision to terminate plaintiff's employment, judgment as a matter of law for...
07/26/2007 06-40593

Custer vs. Murphy Oil USA Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit under ERISA after defendant-employer terminated a totally disabled employee and withdrew his health insurance coverage, summary judgment for...
07/24/2007 06-30672

Haspel & Davis Milling & Planting Co. v. Bd. of Levee Comm'rs

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Contracts, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a takings claim against the Orleans Levee District over the mineral rights for property expropriated as part of the Bohemia Spillway, summary...
07/23/2007 07-30086

Wade vs. Hewlett-Packard Dev. Co. LP Short Term Disability Plan

United States Fifth Circuit
ERISA, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit over the denial of short-term disability benefits, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where: 1) the district court properly applied...
07/20/2007 05-21068

Kinder Canal Co., Inc vs. Johanns

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Agriculture
In a suit involving farm-support payments from the Farm Service Agency, district court decision that plaintiffs must refund the payments is affirmed...
07/20/2007 06-30238

Meadows v. Hartford Life Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action brought under Texas state law against several defendants setting forth claims of misappropriation of name and identity, knowing...
07/18/2007 06-20743

US v. Pineda-Arrellano

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A guilty plea conviction and sentence for illegal reentry is affirmed and the court of appeals indicates that James v. US, __ U.S. __, 127 S. Ct. 1586...
07/17/2007 06-41156

Alvarado v. Texas Rangers

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit raising a Title VII claim alleging that plaintiff was denied an appointment to her employer's Texas Rangers Division because of her sex,...
07/17/2007 05-51064