United States Fifth Circuit - October 2008 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Hope

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction for one of two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm is vacated and case remanded for resentencing where defendant's...
10/30/2008 07-60769

US v. Constante

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is vacated and remanded where prior state convictions for burglary did not constitute...
10/28/2008 07-41004

US v. Woods

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In an appeal of a sentence for distributing crack cocaine, imposition of a supervised-release condition forbidding defendant from residing with any...
10/28/2008 07-51491

US v. Garcia-Ruiz

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for reentry into the U.S. as a deported alien is affirmed over an objection that police lacked reasonable suspicion to stop and detain...
10/27/2008 07-51269

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...
10/24/2008 07-30113

Miller v. Estate of Wladyslaw

United States Fifth Circuit
Government Benefits, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Remedies
In a suit by a hospital seeking to recover fees for emergency medical care rendered to the victim of a car accident, summary judgment for...
10/23/2008 07-30378

Hinojosa v. Butler

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Evidence, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
In a suit alleging excessive force and deliberate indifference against a city police officer, summary judgment for defendant-city affirmed and...
10/23/2008 07-50566

Golden Bridge Tech. Inc. v. Motorola Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications Law, Cyberspace Law
In a suit alleging that defendants violated the Sherman Act by conspiring not to deal with plaintiff, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed...
10/23/2008 07-40954

Goodrum v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a habeas proceeding by a defendant convicted of sexual assault, denial of habeas relief is affirmed where the state court's rejection of...
10/22/2008 06-20980

US v. Gomez-Gomez

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for illegally reentering the United States is affirmed by the court sitting en banc, where a prior sex offense committed using constructive,...
10/21/2008 05-41461