United States Fifth Circuit - April 2009 Opinion Summaries

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Wion v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The grant of Petitioner's habeas petition is reversed where the petition was not filed within one year of the denial of his parole because: 1)...
04/29/2009 07-50580

Energy Transfer Ptnrs., L.P. v. FERC

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Oil and Gas Law
Petition for review of a FERC order requiring a hearing on whether Petitioner violated the Natural Gas Act is dismissed where Petitioner's claims were...
04/29/2009 08-60730

Pasco v. Knoblauch

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action based on Plaintiff's injuries while being chased by police, the denial of summary judgment for Defendant-Officer is...
04/28/2009 08-60242

Day v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a criminal child injury matter, the denial of Petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed, where the District Court properly rejected Petitioner's...
04/27/2009 07-40699

Richards v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Habeas Corpus
In a murder prosecution, the grant of Petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed, where the District Court did not abuse its discretion in holding an...
04/27/2009 08-10934

Kimberly-Clark Corp. v. Factory Mut. Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Insurance Law
In a breach of contract action involving the denial of Plaintiff's equitable share of a membership credit, summary judgment for Plaintiff is affirmed,...
04/27/2009 08-10450

Rangra v. Brown

United States Fifth Circuit
Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
In a First Amendment challenge by city council members to a state law prohibiting them from privately communicating about whether to call a meeting,...
04/24/2009 06-51587

Houston Indep. Sch. Dist. v. VP

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Education Law
In an appeal from a state agency's determination that Plaintiff school district denied Defendant child a free appropriate public education under the...
04/23/2009 07-20817

Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Country Oaks Apts. Ltd.

United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
In Plaintiff-Insurer's action seeking a declaration of non-liability arising out of carbon monoxide entering an apartment building, summary judgment...
04/23/2009 08-50652

Six Flags Inc. v. Westchester Surplus Lines Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Insurance Law, Property Law & Real Estate
(Industry: Travel & Leisure)

In an action for insurance proceeds arising out of hurricane damage, summary judgment for Defendant-Insurers is affirmed in part, where one set of...
04/22/2009 08-30476