United States Fifth Circuit - April 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Haynes vs. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus
Denial of an application for a certificate of appealability following denial of habeas relief is affirmed in part, but reversed in part where, in...
04/23/2008 07-70004

US v. Edelkind

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Family Law
A conviction for conviction for having "wilfully fail[ed] to pay a support obligation with respect to a child who resides in another State, if such...
04/16/2008 06-30777

Lindquist v. City of Pasadena

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Government Law
Dismissal of plaintiffs' claims arising from defendant-city's refusal to grant them a license to operate a used car dealership is reversed and...
04/16/2008 07-20013

US v. Eff

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A conviction on three counts of arson is affirmed where, when considering the appropriate reach of the expert testimony and other evidence in the...
04/15/2008 07-40338

Mem. Hermann Healthcare Sys. Inc. v. Eurocopter Deutschland, GMBH

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
In an action alleging, inter alia, that defendant assumed and breached a duty to warn its customers of a potential helicopter door defect, dismissal...
04/14/2008 07-40994

In Re: Katrina Canal Litig. Breaches

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Contracts, Government Law, Insurance Law
In a class action brought by the Attorney General of Louisiana alleging that defendants-insurance companies failed to pay covered insurance claims...
04/14/2008 08-30145

Advocare Int'l LP v. Horizon Labs., Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts, Drugs & Biotech, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In a suit brought by a company that formulated and sold products for improving nutrition and weight loss, arising from underlying suits claiming...
04/14/2008 06-11157

Lehmann v. GE Global Ins. Holding Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
In a suit brought against a parish's liability insurers to collect on a judgment obtained against the parish in an underlying personal injury case,...
04/11/2008 06-30554

US v. Bonilla

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for being unlawfully present in the United States after deportation is affirmed where: 1) although the district court erred in applying a...
04/11/2008 06-40894

Starns v. Andrews

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Denial of pro se petitioner's petition for a writ of habeas corpus as not timely filed is reversed and remanded where: 1) the state did not...
04/11/2008 06-30068