United States Fifth Circuit - April 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Fed. Deposit Ins. Corp. v. Maxxam, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Attorney's Fees, Banking Law, Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Government Law, Sanctions
In a suit brought by the FDIC against defendant for his alleged involvement in the failure of a large Texas thrift in 1988, the imposition of...
04/04/2008 05-20808

Madison Materials Co. Inc. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Criminal Law & Procedure, Insurance Law, White Collar Crime
In an action involving coverage for a myriad acts of theft over almost a decade under policies issued by defendant which protect plaintiff from...
04/03/2008 06-60991

Bernhard v. Whitney Nat'l Bank

United States Fifth Circuit
Banking Law, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In an action that was removed from state court to federal court on the basis of a federal question, summary judgment for defendant on the federal...
04/03/2008 07-30464

Foradori v. Harris

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

In a personal injury action arising from an altercation involving plaintiff-restaurant customer and an off duty restaurant employee, a multi-million...
04/02/2008 06-60030

The Rice Co. (Suisse), S.A. v. Precious Flowers Ltd.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, International Law, International Trade, Transportation
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

In an action brought by a rice shipper against defendants arising from damages sustained by rice cargo, denial of defendants' motion to compel...
04/02/2008 07-20063

US v. Rodriguez

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for illegal reentry following removal is affirmed over claims that: 1) the district court committed Fanfan error by sentencing...
04/02/2008 07-10535

In the Matter Of: Seven Seas Petroleum Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Oil and Gas Law
In a case involving a secured creditor of a bankrupt corporation that was sued by an unsecured creditor of the same corporation in state court and...
04/01/2008 07-20301

US v. Griffith

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendants' sentences imposed on remand for their participation in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine are affirmed where: 1) under the mandate...
04/01/2008 07-50531

Munoz v. State Farm Lloyds

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Insurance Law
In a case involving the recovery of funds under a fire insurance policy, a judgment for plaintiffs awarding them in excess of $250,000 is reversed and...
04/01/2008 06-40827

US v. Garcia

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A conviction for drug-related offenses is reversed and remanded for a new trial where: 1) during rebuttal closing argument, the government improperly...
04/01/2008 07-40245