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Safety Nat'l Cas. Corp. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London

United States Fifth Circuit
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Insurance Law, International Law
In a contract dispute between three insurers, denial of a motion to compel arbitration is reversed where the McCarran-Ferguson Act did not cause a...
09/29/2008 06-30262

Mahaffey v. Gen. Sec. Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Transportation
In a dispute between two insurers over coverage for a commercial truck accident, summary judgment for defendant-trucking insurer is reversed where,...
09/26/2008 07-31132

US v. Sandoval-Ruiz

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for attempted illegal reentry into the U.S. is affirmed where a prior state conviction for delivery and possession with intent to deliver...
09/26/2008 07-40977

US v. Cardenas-Cardenas

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for being an alien unlawfully present in the U.S. after deportation is affirmed where defendant's prior burglary conviction was a crime of...
09/25/2008 08-40210

Mesa v. Prejean

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In a suit alleging that police officers arrested plaintiffs illegally and with excessive force, summary judgment of dismissal on the basis of...
09/24/2008 07-30953

Johnson v. Cenac Towing Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law, Remedies
In a suit arising from injuries sustained by plaintiff while working as a seaman for defendant, judgment and damages for plaintiff are vacated and...
09/24/2008 07-30113

Johnson v. Cenac Towing Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law, Remedies
In a suit arising from injuries sustained by plaintiff while working as a seaman for defendant, judgment and damages for plaintiff are vacated and...
09/24/2008 07-30113

US v. Klein

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Health Law, Sentencing, White Collar Crime
A doctor's convictions for mail and health care fraud are affirmed and sentence vacated and remanded where: 1) two proposed jury instructions were...
09/18/2008 07-20599

The Hampton Co. Nat'l Sec. Sur. LLC v. Tunica County Mississippi

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law
In a suit alleging due-process, equal-protection, and First Amendment violations by a county and its sheriff for the removal of plaintiffs from a...
09/18/2008 07-60859

US v. Pillado-Chaparro

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for illegal reentry into the United States after a previous deportation is affirmed where a prior conviction under 21 U.S.C. section 843(b)...
09/18/2008 08-30192