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Oscar Renda Contracting Inc. v. Lubbock

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Construction, Government Contracts, Government Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action claiming that defendant city violated the First Amendment by denying plaintiff a construction contract, summary...
07/21/2009 08-10481

Castellanos-Contreras v. Decatur Hotels LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action by guest workers claiming that defendant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by failing to reimburse plaintiffs for recruitment,...
07/21/2009 07-30942

Nowlin v. Peake

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
In a debtor's appeal from a bankruptcy court's order denying confirmation of her Chapter 13 plan, the order is affirmed where an above-median Chapter...
07/17/2009 08-20066

Great Am. Ins. Co. of N.Y. v. Lowry Dev. LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Construction, Insurance Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action by an insurer seeking a declaration that defendant's policy did not cover wind damage, judgment for defendant is reversed where Miss....
07/17/2009 08-60312

Barden Mississippi Gaming LLC v. Great Northern Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In an action seeking insurance coverage relating to a personal injury lawsuit against plaintiff, summary judgment for defendant is reversed where the...
07/16/2009 08-60521

Xtreme Lashes, LLC v. Xtended Beauty, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Intellectual Property, Trademark
In a dispute over a trademark relating to eyelash extension products, summary judgment for defendant is reversed where: 1) the trademark at issue...
07/15/2009 08-20578

Skinner v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
In capital habeas proceedings, denial of the habeas petition is affirmed where: 1) it was not reasonably probable that blood spatter evidence defense...
07/14/2009 07-70017

Tech. Lending Ptnrs. LLC v. San Patricio Cty. Cmty. Action Agency

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure
District court's dismissal of creditors' appeal of a bankruptcy court's approval of a settlement order is reversed where the district court improperly...
07/14/2009 08-40517

US v. Castro-Guevarra

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for illegally reentering the U.S. is affirmed where the district court properly enhanced defendant's base offense level based on...
07/13/2009 08-40796

Benson v. St. Joseph Reg. Health Ctr.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure
In an action for wrongful termination of medical privileges, summary judgment for Defendants is affirmed, where Plaintiff's arguments were not...
07/10/2009 07-20726