United States Fifth Circuit - March 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Dearmore v. City of Garland

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Government Law, Remedies
In the context of attorney's fees awards in circumstances where a party obtains a preliminary injunction but the opposing party moots the case before...
03/11/2008 06-11007

US v. Herrera-Garduno

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for illegal reentry after deportation is affirmed where, contrary to defendant's claims, the sentence was not unreasonable and the district...
03/11/2008 07-40327

SMI Owen Steel Co. Inc. v. Marsh USA Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Construction, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Remedies
In a suit brought by a subcontractor against an insurance broker under Nevada law asserting a tort claim for negligent failure to procure insurance,...
03/10/2008 06-41387

Chambers v. Mukasey

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law
Petition for review of a final order of removal is denied over claims that: 1) a Notice to Appear (NTA) was substantively defective; 2) the NTA was...
03/10/2008 06-61159

US v. Najera-Najera

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Sentencing
"Indecency with a child" under Texas law constitutes a "crime of violence" for purposes of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
03/10/2008 07-10464

US v. Williams

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
A conviction and sentence for forcibly assaulting a federal officer is affirmed over claims that: 1) the evidence was insufficient to sustain the...
03/10/2008 07-30179

US v. McKinney

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence imposed upon revocation of defendant's supervised release is affirmed over claims that: 1) the district court erred with regard to the...
03/10/2008 07-50170

US v. Cano

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
A conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine is affirmed as to the conviction...
03/10/2008 06-10940

Norwegian Bulk Transport A/S v. Int'l Marine Terminals P'ship

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Commercial Law, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Transportation
In an action brought for breach of a maritime contract and tort, a judgment dismissing plaintiff's complaint is affirmed for the reasons given by the...
03/07/2008 06-31060

Marcy v. Rowan Cos. Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Environmental Law, Government Law, Oil and Gas Law
In an action plaintiff brought on behalf of the U.S. under the False Claims Act alleging that while he was employed on defendants' offshore drilling...
03/06/2008 06-31238