United States Fifth Circuit - February 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Langhoff Props., LLC v. BP Prods. N. Am. Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Landlord Tenant Law, Oil and Gas Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action arising well after the expiration of a property lease to operate a fuel and automotive service station, seeking to recover damages for...
02/29/2008 06-31203

Audler v. CBC Innovis Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Banking Law, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a class action brought against various defendants based on their allegedly erroneous determinations that property owned by plaintiff and the other...
02/28/2008 07-30229

Brown v. Miller

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Government Law
In a civil rights case against a Louisiana city and various others brought by plaintiff who was incarcerated for twenty years before DNA testing...
02/27/2008 06-30887

Am. Rice, Inc. v. Producers Rice Mill, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law, International Trade, Remedies, Trademark
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

In a Lanham Act and breach of contract action involving a design used on rice sold in Saudi Arabia, judgment for plaintiff and an award of damages are...
02/25/2008 06-20645

Carrizales v. State Farm Lloyds

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Insurance Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a dispute over coverage under plaintiffs' homeowners insurance policy with defendant for mold contamination resulting from a plumbing leak, summary...
02/25/2008 06-40286

Davis v. McKinney

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action brought by plaintiff under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 for retaliatory discharge in violation of the First Amendment, denial of defendant's...
02/22/2008 07-20184

Wartsila Finland OY v. Duke Capital LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Construction, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, International Law
In a suit involving payments under a contract to construct a power plant in Guatemala, a judgment confirming an arbitration award and denying...
02/21/2008 07-20012

US v. Ekong

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In proceedings involving a defendant convicted of health care fraud and ordered to pay restitution, an order overruling defendant's objections to the...
02/21/2008 06-11185

Cain v. Transocean Offshore USA, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Injury & Tort Law
The Supreme Court's decision in Stewart v. Dutra Constr. Co., 543 U.S. 481 (2005), has not effectively overruled circuit precedent holding that a...
02/21/2008 05-30963

US v. Williams

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A non-Guidelines sentence imposed on remand, for federal conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, and criminal forfeiture, is affirmed where, although the...
02/19/2008 06-30010