United States Fifth Circuit - September 2007 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Morganfield

United States Fifth Circuit
Banking Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, White Collar Crime
Defendants' convictions and sentences resulting from their participation in a check cashing scheme are affirmed in part, but reversed in part, and one...
09/26/2007 05-51395

US v. Talbert

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
A conviction and sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, resulting from an indictment alleging that defendant knowingly possessed...
09/25/2007 06-31233

John v. Nat'l Sec. Fire & Cas. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Contracts, Insurance Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action brought by plaintiffs whose house was damaged by Hurricane Rita against an insurer challenging its damages adjustment practices,...
09/24/2007 07-30237

Audler v. Astrue

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
Denial of a claim for disability insurance benefits on account of back and neck problems, migraine headaches, and depression is vacated as: 1) the ALJ...
09/24/2007 07-60187

Lamar Homes, Inc. v. Mid Continent Cas. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Construction, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a suit brought by a general contractor against its insurer seeking a declaration that its comprehensive general liability policy covered the claim...
09/21/2007 04-51074

Richardson v. Joslin

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Grant of habeas relief on petitioner's challenge to a denial of a sentence reduction by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is reversed since, because...
09/21/2007 06-10104

Lincoln Gen. Ins. Co. v. Garcia

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, International Law
In a coverage dispute arising from an underlying negligence action involving a bus accident in Mexico, a judgment for the insurer in its declaratory...
09/21/2007 05-20938

In the Matter of: Bradley

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Probate, Trusts & Estates, Property Law & Real Estate
In a bankruptcy matter involving a trustee's action to trace and recover assets that a debtor "self-settled" into a spendthrift trust of which he is...
09/21/2007 05-51626, 06-50808

Allstate Ins. Co. v. Receivable Fin. Co. LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Evidence, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Remedies
In an action brought by insurers against defendants alleging fraud in relation to over 1800 claim files which involved claimants treated by...
09/21/2007 05-10265

Norris v. The Hearst Trust

United States Fifth Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Media Law
In an action brought by former distributors of a newspaper owned by defendants alleging breach of contract, wrongful termination, and antitrust...
09/19/2007 05-20710