United States Fifth Circuit - June 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Moore v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Health Law
In a habeas proceedings seeking a de novo federal court decision on whether petitioner's alleged mental retardation constitutionally exempted him from...
06/26/2008 05-70038

Butler v. Cain

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Following a prosecution for second degree murder and a subsequent conviction to life in prison, denial of a petition for writ of habeas corpus as...
06/25/2008 05-30689

New Orleans & Gulf Coast Ry. Co. v. Barrois

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Transportation
In a suit seeking injunctive and declaratory relief either to prohibit or regulate defendant's installation or use of private at-grade railroad...
06/25/2008 06-31142

US v. Campos-Maldonado

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence following a guilty plea to unlawful reentry is affirmed over challenges to the reasonableness of the sentence claiming it overstated the...
06/11/2008 07-20715

Delta & Pine Land Co. v. Nationwide Agribusiness Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Insurance Law
Summary judgment in favor of defendants after the court concluded that the insurance policies purchased by plaintiff from defendant do not cover...
06/10/2008 06-60463

Bilbe v. Belsom

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action brought by plaintiff arising from defendant's payment of homeowners insurance under the Water Damage Exclusion, which limited the amount...
06/10/2008 07-30869

Burden v. Johnson & Johnson Med.

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In a products liability action involving latex gloves, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded where: 1)...
06/09/2008 04-20777

US v. Rodriguez-Rodriguez

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
On remand from the Supreme Court of the United States for consideration in light of its decision in Gall v. U.S., 128 S. Ct. 586 (2007), a sentence...
06/09/2008 06-41160

Burden v. Johnson & Johnson Med.

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In a products liability action involving latex gloves, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded where: 1)...
06/09/2008 04-20777

U.S. v. Sanchez-Cortez

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A conviction for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute is affirmed over claims of error regarding the sentencing court's consideration of...
06/06/2008 05-41130