United States Fifth Circuit - August 2009 Opinion Summaries

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Floyd v. Amite Cty. Sch. Dist.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action alleging that Defendant high school terminated Plaintiff as principal on racially discriminatory grounds, summary judgment for Defendants...
08/27/2009 08-60799

US v. Rodriguez-Parra

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's sentence for illegally reentering the U.S. is affirmed, where the District Court erred by applying an enhancement because Defendant's...
08/26/2009 08-40708

Kane v. Holder

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
In a petition for review of the BIA's order reversing a decision of the Immigration Judge (IJ) that granted Petitioner's application for withholding...
08/26/2009 07-60757

Wilshire Ins. Co. v. RJT Const., LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Construction, Insurance Law
In an action by an insurer seeking a declaration that it had no duty to defend an underlying construction dispute, judgment for Plaintiff is reversed...
08/26/2009 08-50925

APS Capital Corp. v. Mesa Air Group Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Banking Law, Contracts, Evidence
In a breach of contract action regarding the resale of trade claims and bank debt, summary judgment for defendant is vacated where: 1) the agreement...
08/20/2009 08-50770

US v. Whitelaw

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a theft prosecution, defendant's sentence imposed upon revocation of his term of supervised release is affirmed where defendant: 1) failed to show...
08/19/2009 08-50346

Ikossi-Anastasiou v. Bd. of Supervisors

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
In an action alleging racially discriminatory denial of unpaid leave, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed in part where plaintiff's disparate...
08/18/2009 06-31111

Lone Star OB/GYN Assocs. v. Aetna Health Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, ERISA, Health Law, Insurance Law
In an action alleging underpayment of health insurance proceeds to a service provider, an order remanding the case is vacated where plaintiff was not...
08/18/2009 08-50646

St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. v. Labuzan

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
In a bankruptcy adversary proceeding, an order precluding certain creditors from asserting a claim for violation of the automatic stay is reversed...
08/18/2009 08-20229

ENSCO Int'l. Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Insurance Law
In an action seeking insurance coverage for cleanup of an oil rig damaged by hurricane Katrina, a district court's order remanding the case to a Texas...
08/13/2009 08-10451