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In the Matter of: SI Restructuring, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Bankruptcy Law, Debt Collection
In a bankruptcy case, a bankruptcy court's order granting a plan administrator's motion authorizing disbursal of a reserve fund is vacated and...
08/29/2008 07-50912

US v. Salazar

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction and sentence for witness tampering are affirmed where: 1) conviction was based on sufficient evidence; 2) an objection to the application...
08/29/2008 07-40683

Campbell v. Countrywide Home Loans Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Debt Collection, Property Law & Real Estate
In a suit accusing defendant of filing a claim attempting to collect a pre-petition debt in violation of an automatic stay in plaintiffs' Chapter 13...
08/27/2008 07-20499

Ramirez v. Knoulton

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In a suit alleging excessive force by defendant-police officer for shooting plaintiff during his arrest, denial of summary judgment to defendant is...
08/27/2008 07-50785

Estate of Lisle v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue

United States Fifth Circuit
Evidence, Government Law, Tax Law
In a tax case in which the IRS sought payment of back taxes by decedents' estates, opinion of the Tax Court holding the estates liable for underpaid...
08/26/2008 07-60862, 07-60863, 07-60864

US v. King

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Conviction and sentence for conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute and conspiracy to launder money are affirmed over claims that:...
08/26/2008 07-30649

Columbia Cas. Co. v. Georgia & Florida Railnet Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation
Declaratory judgment that defendant-railroad had no coverage under an insurance policy issued by plaintiff for a former employee's claims of injury is...
08/26/2008 06-10887

Jenkins & Gilchrist P.C. v. Groia & Co. P.C.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Judgement Enforcement
In an action to determine ownership of a corporation and a home transferred to plaintiff-law firm as part of a retainer agreement, denial of...
08/26/2008 07-20296

N. Am. Specialty Ins. Co. v. Royal Surplus Lines Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
In a dispute between primary and excess insurers arising out of a tort suit against a nursing home, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where:...
08/25/2008 07-20488

Mapes v. Bishop

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In a suit alleging violations of plaintiff's constitutional rights by arresting officers, dismissal of false-arrest claim is vacated and remanded, and...
08/25/2008 06-30559