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Pylant v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
ERISA, Health Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a case arising from the termination of long-term disability benefits for an employee by the administrator of an employee welfare benefit plan...
08/21/2007 06-11370

US v. Sanchez-Ramirez

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Sentencing
A non-Guideline sentence for conspiring to transport illegal aliens and aiding and abetting in the transportation of the illegal aliens is affirmed...
08/21/2007 06-40968

US v. Willingham

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for possession of child pornography is vacated and remanded for resentencing as the sentence was unreasonable, because the district court...
08/21/2007 06-11160

Cedyco Corp. v. Petroquest Energy LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Oil and Gas Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a suit arising from a sale by auction of oil wells raising claims of breach of contract, specific performance, and conversion against a company...
08/20/2007 05-20493, 05-20891

Benavides v. US

United States Fifth Circuit
Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Tax Law
In a suit against the government seeking a refund for income taxes paid on a jury award of punitive damages received in a state wrongful death action,...
08/20/2007 06-40526

State of Texas v. US

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Gaming Law, Government Law, Indian Law
In Texas' challenge to procedures regarding the regulation of tribal gaming adopted by the Secretary of the Interior Department in light of the...
08/20/2007 05-50754

Bower v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Denial of a death row inmate's petition for habeas relief is affirmed where there was no error in the district court's denial of the petition on...
08/17/2007 03-40980

GWTP Invs., L.P. v. SES Americom, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Communications Law, Contracts, Corporation & Enterprise Law
In a suit for breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty arising from defendant's alleged agreement to purchase teleports on plaintiff's...
08/17/2007 06-10747

Washington v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
ERISA, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
When the terms of a Summary Plan Description (SPD) and an ERISA plan conflict and the terms of the conflicting SPD unequivocally grant the employee...
08/17/2007 05-31063

Decorte v. Jordan

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a Title VII action against a district attorney alleging intentional discrimination on the basis of race against non-attorney staff in his office, a...
08/16/2007 05-31042