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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

Doe v. MySpace, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Communications Law, Cyberspace Law, Injury & Tort Law
Dismissal of a claim for negligence and gross negligence and findings that the claims are barred by the Communications in Decency Act (CDA) is...
05/16/2008 07-50345

U.S. v. Smith

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Remedies, Sentencing
A sentence in a prosecution for wire fraud, identity theft, identification and authentication fraud, and possession and use of counterfeit and forged...
05/16/2008 07-60385

In re: Bayhi

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Sanctions
A bankruptcy proceeding that vacated a state court judgment, enjoined further state court litigation, and held appellant in contempt is reversed, the...
05/16/2008 06-30196

U.S. v. Igbinosun

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A conviction for importing a controlled substance is affirmed over claims of error regarding: 1) whether waiver of a jury trial was knowing and...
05/15/2008 07-20075

USA vs. Fambro

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
A conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm is affirmed over claims of error regarding whether: 1) there was insufficient...
05/02/2008 06-10847

USA vs. Burns

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
A conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine is affirmed...
05/02/2008 07-50321

USA v. Rosas-Pulido

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for being unlawfully present in the United States after having previously been deported is reversed where the district court...
05/02/2008 06-41223

USA vs. Gulley

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A conviction for murder and possessing a dangerous weapon in federal prison is affirmed over claims that: 1) there was insufficient evidence to prove...
05/01/2008 06-41528