United States Fifth Circuit - May 2009 Opinion Summaries

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Stone v. Unocal Termination Allowance Plan

United States Fifth Circuit
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In an ERISA action alleging that Defendant constructively discharged Plaintiff, resulting in Plaintiff being denied unemployment benefits, summary...
05/28/2009 08-20254

In re Lease Oil Antitrust Litig.

United States Fifth Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Class Actions
In the State of Texas' appeal from the District Court's denial of its motion to intervene in an antitrust action, the order is reversed where: 1)...
05/28/2009 08-40230

Dore Energy Corp. v. Prospective Inv. & Trading Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Oil and Gas Law
In an action for termination of an oil well lease based on the lease owners' alleged failure to negotiate regarding the shape of the producing units...
05/28/2009 08-30186

Dore Energy Corp. v. Prospective Inv. & Trading Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Oil and Gas Law
In an action for termination of an oil well lease based on the lease owners' alleged failure to negotiate regarding the shape of the producing units...
05/28/2009 08-30186

Ambraco Inc. v. Bossclip B.V.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure
In a maritime cargo damage action, the dismissal of the complaint for improper venue due to a forum selection clause is affirmed, where there was no...
05/28/2009 07-30727

US v. Andrade-Aguilar

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Sentencing
Sentence for illegal reentry into the U.S. is vacated, where the second of Defendant's prior state drug convictions did not qualify as an "aggravated...
05/27/2009 07-41132

US v. Brigham

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
The revocation of Defendant's supervised release is affirmed, where: 1) the District Court did not err by reviewing the Magistrate Judge's...
05/20/2009 08-10315

Collier v. Montgomery

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action alleging an unlawful arrest, the denial of summary judgment based on qualified immunity is reversed, where: 1)...
05/20/2009 08-30665

US v. Simmons

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for assault under color of state law is vacated, where the sentence was procedurally unreasonable because: 1) the District Court...
05/18/2009 08-10775

US v. London

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's drug and firearm convictions are affirmed, where the District Court: 1) properly denied Defendant's motion to suppress because the factual...
05/18/2009 07-31092