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Becker v. Tidewater Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law
In an action based on injuries sustained by plaintiff on an oil rig owned by one defendant and operated by another defendant, the district court's...
10/27/2009 08-30183

US v. Caldwell

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Cyberspace Law, Evidence
Defendant's child pornography conviction is affirmed where: 1) the trial court did not abuse its discretion when it showed the jury three short...
10/27/2009 08-50804

US v. Rangel-Portillo

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Immigration Law
Defendant's conviction for transporting undocumented aliens is vacated where the district court erred in denying defendant's motion to suppress...
10/27/2009 08-40803

Lefevre v. Cain

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In habeas proceedings regarding petitioner's robbery conviction, grant of the petition is reversed where petitioner's shackling during trial did not...
10/27/2009 08-31233

Alvarez v. Midland Cred. Mgmt., Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Debt Collection
In plaintiffs' appeal from a denial of a motion to remand in a case removed pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), the appeal is dismissed...
10/19/2009 09-10851

US v. Parks

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Trial court's conviction of a defendant for accidentally killing a co-participant while speeding away from a bank robbery is affirmed but the...
10/16/2009 07-3944

First Am. Bank v. First Am. Trans. Title Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Insurance Law
In an action seeking the proceeds of a maritime insurance policy, partial summary judgment for defendant, holding that the measure of indemnity was...
10/15/2009 07-31033

Rodriguez v. Holder

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
In a petition for review of the BIA's order overturning an Immigration Judge's order granting petitioner a good-faith hardship waiver of the joint...
10/13/2009 08-60585

Wesbrook v. Thaler

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In a capital habeas matter, denial of the habeas petition is affirmed where: 1) there was no reasonable probability that the outcome of the punishment...
10/13/2009 08-70024

Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) PLC v. Durham Auctions Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Contracts, Insurance Law
In an action to declare void a policy of marine insurance, the court of appeals answered a certified question in favor of plaintiff where, under...
10/13/2009 08-60898