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Ackerson v. Bean Dredging LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Government Contracts, Injury & Tort Law
In an action claiming that defendant-contractors' dredging activities caused environmental damage to protective wetlands in the Mississippi River Gulf...
11/25/2009 07-30272

US v. Carey

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendant's aggravated sexual abuse of a minor conviction and sentence are affirmed where: 1) the admissibility of testimony accompanied by a Fed. R....
11/25/2009 08-60961

Borden v. Allstate Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Insurance Law
In an action seeking insurance proceeds related to Hurricane Katrina, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed in part where plaintiff's claims...
11/23/2009 08-30515

US v. Miller

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Tax Law, White Collar Crime
Defendant's tax evasion conviction and sentence are affirmed where: 1) the district court did not abuse its discretion in excluding evidence regarding...
11/20/2009 08-31168

New York Guangdong Fin. Inc. v. Comm'r. of Int'l. Rev.

United States Fifth Circuit
Corporation & Enterprise Law, International Law, International Trade, Tax Law
In an appeal from a tax court's judgment sustaining in part the Commissioner of Internal Revenue's notice of deficiency for withholding tax...
11/20/2009 08-60792

Martco Ltd. Pshp. v. Wellons Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Insurance Law
In an action against an insurer seeking coverage for an underlying lawsuit regarding defects in a heating system installed by plaintiff, summary...
11/19/2009 08-31247

Shaikh v. Holder

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
In a petition for review of the BIA's decision affirming an Immigration Judge/s decision denying petitioner's application for withholding of removal,...
11/19/2009 09-60237

Dealer Computer Servs. Inc. v. Old Colony Motors Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
In an action under 9 U.S.C. section 4 to compel defendant to pay a deposit in the underlying arbitration between the parties, an order requiring...
11/19/2009 09-20049

US v. Daniels

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Denial of defendant's petition under 28 U.S.C. section 2255 for relief from his marijuana possession sentence is affirmed where, notwithstanding its...
11/17/2009 08-30558

US v. Daniels

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's marijuana possession sentence is affirmed where, notwithstanding its procedural dismissal based on deferred adjudication, defendant's...
11/17/2009 08-30558