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US v. Mata

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a prosecution for, inter alia, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, denial of defendant's motion...
02/11/2008 06-40957

Ayanbadejo v. Chertoff

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Family Law, Immigration Law
In an action against the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, another official, and an agency seeking declaratory, injunctive, and...
02/11/2008 06-20866

US v. Martinez-Larraga

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Convictions and sentences for drug-related offenses are affirmed over claims that: 1) the prosecutor commented on their post-arrest, pre-trial,...
02/08/2008 06-40489

In Re: In the Matter of the Complaint of Ingram Barge Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Class Actions
In an appeal from a grant of defendants' motion to strike plaintiffs' class action allegations and jury demand, the appeal is dismissed as there was...
02/07/2008 06-31220

Morrison v. Amway Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
In a dispute between distributors and Amway, an order staying the case pending arbitration and a judgment denying plaintiffs'-distributors motion to...
02/07/2008 06-20138

Walk Haydel & Assocs. Inc. v. Coastal Power Prod. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Injury & Tort Law, International Law, International Trade
In a suit brought by a Louisiana corporation against a Chicago-based law firm for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty, grant of...
02/07/2008 06-30886

In re: High Sulfur Content Gasoline Prods. Liability Litig.

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Injury & Tort Law, Oil and Gas Law, Product Liability
In a class action case arising in circumstances in which a refinery allegedly produced contaminated gasoline that was purchased and used by thousands...
02/05/2008 07-30384

In the Matter of McLain

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Evidence, Insurance Law
In a bankruptcy appeal, summary judgment in favor of debtor and against bankruptcy trustee is reversed and where: 1) the district court erred in...
02/04/2008 06-10874

Wallace v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Denial of habeas relief in a capital murder case is affirmed over a claim that, had Texas parole rules not changed between sentencing and when...
02/04/2008 06-41196

Jordan v. Ector County

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit brought under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 against a county and clerk alleging they fired plaintiff in retaliation for her exercise of her First...
02/04/2008 06-51445