United States Fifth Circuit - March 2009 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Ellis

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's bank robbery sentence is affirmed, where the Court of Appeals declined to consider Defendant's argument that his prior attempted robbery...
03/26/2009 07-11276

Borrego Springs Bank, N.A. v. Skuna River Lumber, L.L.C.

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
In a bankruptcy adversary proceeding, the Bankruptcy Court's order surcharging and imposing a judicial lien on property previously transferred from...
03/26/2009 08-60185

Linton v. Shell Oil Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In an application for leave to appeal the denial of Defendant's motion for summary judgment in an action based on an injury at sea, the application is...
03/26/2009 08-00042

US v. Mondragon-Santiago

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for attempted reentry into the U.S. following removal is affirmed, where the District Court's explanation of the reasons for the...
03/26/2009 07-41099

Kucinich v. Texas Dem. Pty.

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Elections
In a First Amendment challenge to the Texas Democratic Party's requirement that prospective presidential candidates support the party's presidential...
03/24/2009 08-50038

Lafleur v. La. Hlth. Servs. & Indemn. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
ERISA, Health Law, Insurance Law
In an ERISA action for health insurance benefits, summary judgment for Defendant plan administrator is reversed where Defendant failed to...
03/23/2009 08-30091

Harrington v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Insurance Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action seeking insurance payments for hurricane damage, dismissal of Plaintiffs' complaints is reversed, where the complaints did not solely...
03/20/2009 08-30339

US v. Tirado-Tirado

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's conviction for inducing another to unlawfully enter the U.S. is vacated, where the government introduced a videotaped deposition of a...
03/19/2009 07-50670

US v. Munoz-Ortenza

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for illegal reentry into the U.S. is vacated, where Cal. Pen. Code section 288a(b)(1), under which Defendant was previously...
03/19/2009 07-51344

Lopez v. Holder

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Immigration Law
Denial of Petitioners' petition for review of their removal from the U.S. is vacated, where the magistrate judge who had heard their earlier habeas...
03/17/2009 05-60797