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Mayfield v. TX Dept. of Criminal Justice

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an action alleging First Amendment violations under 42 U.S.C. section 1983, as well as violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized...
05/30/2008 06-50490

Hagan v. Echostar Satellite, L.L.C.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Communications Law, Evidence, Labor & Employment Law
In an action brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act alleging that plaintiff was engaged in protected activity and that termination constituted...
05/30/2008 07-20191

Gomez v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, International Law
In habeas proceedings in a death penalty case, an application for a certificate of appealability (COA) is denied where: 1) a claim that defendant was...
05/27/2008 04-70047

Envtl. Conservation Org. v. City of Dallas

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Government Law
In a suit brought under the Clean Water Act (CWA), summary judgment for the city is vacated and remanded for dismissal on mootness grounds where: 1)...
05/27/2008 07-10583

Weaver v. CCA Indus., Inc.

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

A ruling, which found that a policy issued by third-party insurer to its insured provided no coverage to third-party plaintiff and that the insurer...
05/27/2008 07-30597

Motient Corp. v. Dondero

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Remedies, Securities Law
In a suit for damages and injunctive relief under the Securities Exchange Act (SEA), denial of money damages is affirmed in part and the case remanded...
05/27/2008 07-10302

Paulsson Geophysical Servs. Inc. v. Sigmar

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Remedies, Trademark
Grant of a preliminary injunction in order to prevent defendant from using plaintiff's trademarks and other proprietary information is affirmed where:...
05/23/2008 07-50406

St. Paul Travelers Ins. Co. v. Century Asphalt Materials, LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Construction, Insurance Law
In an action to collect bond claims for unpaid materials, the district court's reversal of a holding that the time to file the claims with...
05/23/2008 07-20483

McLaurin v. Noble Drilling (US) Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Workers' Compensation
In a negligence action, summary judgment for defendant is reversed and remanded where: 1) a claim under section 905(b) of the Longshore and Harbor...
05/22/2008 07-60402

McLaurin v. Noble Drilling (US) Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Workers' Compensation
In a negligence action, summary judgment for defendant is reversed and remanded where: 1) a claim under section 905(b) of the Longshore and Harbor...
05/22/2008 07-60402