United States Fifth Circuit - June 2009 Opinion Summaries

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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

Goodman v. Harris Cty.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action alleging excessive force by Defendant police officer in shooting a suspect, judgment for Plaintiff is affirmed...
06/09/2009 07-20816

US v. McFerrin

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Tax Law
In an action by the U.S. to recover a tax credit, judgment for Plaintiff is reversed where Defendant could rely on the definition of "qualified...
06/09/2009 08-20377

Morgan v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law
The denial of Petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed, where Petitioner claimed that Respondent-Warden denied him due process by revoking his...
06/08/2009 07-41064

Randall v. Astrue

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Health Law
The denial of Plaintiff's application for supplemental security income benefits is affirmed, where Listing 12.05 in 20 C.F.R. ch. III, pt. 404, subpt....
06/08/2009 08-30783

EEOC v. Chevron Phillips Chem. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an EEOC enforcement action for failure to accommodate an employee's disability under the ADA, summary judgment for Defendant is reversed where the...
06/05/2009 07-20661

US v. McKnight

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's drug distribution conviction is affirmed, where the District Court did not abuse its discretion in denying Defendant's motion to withdraw...
06/05/2009 08-30229

Hood v. Memphis

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Government Law, Water Law
In an action by Mississippi for conversion of groundwater by the City of Memphis, the dismissal of the complaint is affirmed, where Tennessee was an...
06/05/2009 08-60152

DaimlerChrysler Fin. Servs. Americas LLC v. Miller

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Debt Collection
In a creditor's appeal from the confirmation of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan in which Debtors surrendered their vehicle in full satisfaction of their...
06/05/2009 08-30601

Hatten v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a capital habeas matter, the denial of Petitioner's petition is affirmed, where 1) there was no basis to overturn the District Court's finding that...
06/04/2009 07-70038