United States Fifth Circuit - August 2007 Opinion Summaries

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United National Ins. Co. v. Hydro Tank, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a dispute over insurance coverage for a settlement of an underlying suit brought by workers injured during sludge removal conducted pursuant to a...
08/16/2007 06-20335

Coble v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In a death penalty case, a petition for rehearing is granted and denial of habeas relief on a claim that the Texas special issues were...
08/15/2007 01-50010

Guerra v. N. E. Indep. Sch. Dist.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Evidence, Labor & Employment Law, Administrative Law
In an action brought by a technician against a school district alleging age discrimination, retaliation, and constructive discharge under the Age...
08/15/2007 06-50488

Kennedy v. Plan Admin. for Dupont Savings & Inv. Plan

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In an ERISA dispute, summary judgment awarding an estate benefits under a retirement plan is affirmed in part as to a denial of attorney's fees for...
08/15/2007 05-41851

Harrison v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Denial of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus from a conviction and mandatory life sentence for sexual assault is vacated pursuant to a claim of...
08/15/2007 04-11188

Tunica Web Advert. v. Tunica Casino Operators Ass'n, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law, Cyberspace Law, Gaming Law
In an action setting forth federal and state antitrust claims alleging generally that defendants-casinos and others engaged in a concerted refusal to...
08/14/2007 06-60305

Equal Opportunity Employment Comm'n v. WC&M Enters., Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Remedies
In a case involving Muslim employee's allegations of a hostile work environment at a car dealership, summary judgment for defendant-employer is...
08/13/2007 05-21090

US v. Shum

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Immigration Law
A conviction for conspiring to conceal, harbor or shield aliens from detection and for concealing, harboring or shielding aliens for the purpose of...
08/13/2007 06-11002

US v. Wright

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for wire fraud stemming from a scheme which defrauded mortgage lenders is vacated where: 1) a two-level increase for obstruction of justice...
08/10/2007 05-10894

Massingill v. Nicholson

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit under The Equal Opportunity Employment Act brought by a former nurse at a VA facility, summary judgment for the VA is reversed as: 1) a...
08/10/2007 06-50663