United States Fifth Circuit - April 2008 Opinion Summaries

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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

US v. Ramos-Cardenas

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendants' convictions for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute are...
04/10/2008 06-51383

Hartford Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Found. Health Servs. Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Health Law, Insurance Law
In a coverage dispute between an insurer and the owner/operator of various healthcare facilities and nursing homes, denial of insurer's motions for...
04/10/2008 07-60023

US v. Gulley

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's conviction for murder and aiding and abetting the murder is affirmed over claims that: 1) there was insufficient evidence to prove guilt;...
04/09/2008 06-41528

In the Matter of: Pratt

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Sanctions
Denial of a creditor's motion for sanctions against debtor's counsel in underlying Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings, and an award of attorney's fees...
04/09/2008 07-10457

Johnston v. Multidata Sys. Int'l Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
In an action brought against Delaware and Canadian corporations arising from personal injuries to plaintiffs or their decedents from over-exposure to...
04/08/2008 07-41232

Broussard v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Insurance Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action brought by plaintiffs, who lost their home during Hurricane Katrina, to collect benefits under their homeowner's insurance policy, grant...
04/08/2008 07-60443

Hannah v. US

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Evidence, Government Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice
In a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) suit alleging medical malpractice arising from treatment plaintiff-pro se prisoner received while suffering from a...
04/07/2008 06-11091

US v. Gomez-Herrera

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for illegal reentry following removal is affirmed over a primary claim that Kimbrough v. US, 128 S.Ct. 558 (2007), requires his sentence be...
04/04/2008 07-10153