United States Fifth Circuit - June 2009 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Brown

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
In a wire fraud prosecution, the District Court's denial of Defendants' motion to dismiss the indictment on double jeopardy grounds is affirmed, where...
06/16/2009 08-20038

US v. Armendariz-Moreno

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence is vacated, where Defendant's prior state offense of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle was not a "crime of violence" under the...
06/15/2009 07-40225

Garcia v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a capital habeas matter, the dismissal of Petitioner's second petition is affirmed, where Petitioner's petition sought compliance with an...
06/15/2009 08-70003

Pretus v. Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In an action claiming that Plaintiff contracted pneumonitis while working on Defendant's oil rig, summary judgment for Defendant based on the statute...
06/12/2009 08-40622

Simpson v. Empire Truck Lines, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation, Workers' Compensation
In an action arising out of a truck accident under the Texas Workers Compensation Act (TWCA), judgment for Defendant is affirmed where the driver of...
06/11/2009 08-40410

US v. Molina-Gazca

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
The revocation of Defendant's supervised release due to his commission of a felony is affirmed where the District Court had jurisdiction to revoke...
06/11/2009 08-50619

Wu v. Holder

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
In a petition for review of the BIA's decision to deny Petitioner a continuance pending adjudication of his wife's visa petition, the petition is...
06/11/2009 08-60073

Huss v. Gayden

United States Fifth Circuit
Evidence, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice
In a personal injury action by a mother claiming that Defendant doctor negligently administered a drug during her pregnancy that injured her, judgment...
06/10/2009 04-60962

Alleman v. Omni Energy Servs. Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Oil and Gas Law
In an action by a helicopter operation company against the oil company that retained Plaintiff arising out of a helicopter accident, the District...
06/10/2009 08-30086

US v. Stalnaker

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendants' wire fraud convictions and sentences are affirmed where: 1) a witness's stricken testimony could not be the basis for a Confrontation...
06/10/2009 07-60247