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In the Matter of: Proeducation Int'l. Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Ethics & Disciplinary Code, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Sanctions
In an appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's order disqualifying counsel for a creditor, the order is reversed where:...
10/30/2009 08-20398

Handley v. Chapman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
In a firearm possession prosecution, dismissal of a habeas petition is vacated and judgment for respondents is entered on the merits, where the Bureau...
10/30/2009 09-10061

US v. Garza

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction and sentence for transporting illegal aliens are affirmed where: 1) the district court did not abuse its discretion in applying...
10/30/2009 08-41197

US v. Menchaca-Castruita

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's drug conspiracy conviction is vacated where no exigent circumstances existed to justify the police's failure to obtain a warrant to search...
10/30/2009 08-40403

Groover v. Scottsdale Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Construction, Injury & Tort Law, Workers' Compensation
In a wrongful death action based on a construction accident, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where plaintiff's remedy was limited to...
10/30/2009 08-31051

Jebaco Inc. v. Harrah's Operating Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Gaming Law
In an action alleging that certain casino companies violated the Sherman Act by dividing the Louisiana casino market and by monopolizing, attempting...
10/30/2009 08-30289

US v. Allen

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendants' criminal contempt convictions are affirmed where: 1) the record did not indicate that the trial judge failed to consider the recusal...
10/29/2009 08-11041

Villafranca v. US

United States Fifth Circuit
Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
In a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) action against the U.S. alleging that federal agents used excessive force against plaintiff, judgment for...
10/29/2009 08-10920

Adair v. Lease Partners, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
In an appeal from an order remanding the case to state court in an action in which the FDIC had been a party but was subsequently dismissed, the order...
10/29/2009 08-60674

Hill v. Carroll Cty.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action arising out of plaintiff's daughter's death while she was being driven to jail, summary judgment for defendants is...
10/28/2009 08-60516