United States Fifth Circuit - March 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Hernandez v. Velasquez

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a prisoner's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action against defendants alleging violations of his Eighth Amendment and due process rights arising from his...
03/31/2008 06-40426

Charles v. Grief

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Cyberspace Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 racial discrimination and employment retaliation suit brought by plaintiff whose job as a systems analyst with the Texas...
03/31/2008 07-50537

Donelon v. Louisiana Div. of Admin. Law

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Insurance Law
In a declaratory judgment action brought by the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Louisiana attacking the constitutionality of a Louisiana...
03/31/2008 07-30482

Roark & Hardee LP v. City of Austin

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Health Law
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

In a suit seeking a declaratory judgment and injunctive relief relating to the enforcement of the City of Austin's ordinance prohibiting smoking in...
03/28/2008 06-51670

US v. City of Houston

United States Fifth Circuit
Construction, Government Contracts, Government Law, Tax-exempt Organizations
In a False Claims Act action brought on behalf of the United States against the City of Houston and a non-profit organization, alleging that...
03/26/2008 06-20740

US v. Quintana-Gomez

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for illegal reentry after deportation is affirmed where, although the district court erred by ordering that its sentence run consecutively...
03/26/2008 07-10139

US v. Garcia-Arellano

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for unlawful reentry following removal from the United States is affirmed over claims that: 1) the district court plainly erred by...
03/26/2008 06-11276

US v. Nolen

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Tax Law
A sentence imposed on a limited remand is affirmed but remanded for reconsideration of restitution, and the circuit court clarifies upon the...
03/26/2008 05-40859

Trans-Serve, Inc. v. US

United States Fifth Circuit
Government Law, Labor & Employment Law, Tax Law
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In an action brought by plaintiff disputing the amount of federal employment taxes that it owes for certain tax years, a judgment against plaintiff is...
03/20/2008 07-30015

Amigo Broad., LP v. Spanish Broad. Sys., Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Communications Law, Contracts, Entertainment Law, Injury & Tort Law, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law
In a case arising from the termination of an employment relationship between plaintiff-former employer and two employees, as well as the employees'...
03/20/2008 06-50748