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Sobranes Recovery Pool I, LLC v. Todd & Hughes Constr. Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Debt Collection, Government Law
In an assignee's action seeking to execute on a judgment entered against defendants in favor of the FDIC under the Federal Debt Collection Procedures...
11/29/2007 06-10912

Stotter v. Univ. of Texas at San Antonio

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a civil rights case involving the termination of an employment contract of a tenured professor and the alleged destruction of his personal...
11/28/2007 06-50305

US v. Carbajal-Diaz

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for unlawful reentry into the U.S. after deportation is affirmed where the district court did not err in applying a "crime of violence"...
11/27/2007 06-41491

Citibank Texas, N.A. v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Banking Law, Contracts, Insurance Law
In a suit brought by Citibank against Progressive insurance as the issuer of a fidelity bond, claiming it should cover a loss Citibank sustained in a...
11/26/2007 07-10142

DTEX, LLC v. BBVA Bancomer, S.A.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Debt Collection, International Law, International Trade
In a dispute arising in Mexico involving competing claims to textile manufacturing equipment, dismissal of plaintiff's action on the basis of forum...
11/26/2007 07-20364

Rose v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Oil and Gas Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action brought by the joint owner of an undivided interest in certain property, across which defendant-gas pipeline owner holds a pipeline...
11/21/2007 06-31119

Ponce v. Socorro Indep. Sch. Dist.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law
Student speech that threatens a Columbine-style attack on a school is not protected by the First Amendment, because such speech poses a direct threat...
11/21/2007 06-50709

Bailey v. US

United States Fifth Circuit
Asset Forfeiture, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law & Procedure
Dismissal of defendant's motion seeking the return of property seized from him at his arrest and a grant of the government's motion to dismiss are...
11/20/2007 07-40309

US v. Newsom

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In the context of sentencing and upward departures pursuant to U.S.S.G. section 5K2.21 based on uncharged conduct, section 5K2.21 requires some degree...
11/20/2007 06-10822

US v. Ronquillo

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Consecutive sentences imposed on defendant for two drug-related offenses are affirmed over claims that: 1) the district court violated his Fifth...
11/20/2007 06-50991