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Depree v. Saunders

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a First Amendment action by a state university professor alleging that defendants deprived plaintiff of his ability to teach because he criticized...
11/13/2009 08-60978

Artisan/Am. Corp. v. City of Alvin

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Construction, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action alleging that defendant-city's denial of a permit for plaintiff to construct a low-income housing project was motivated by racial animus...
11/13/2009 09-20174

In re: Bradley

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Sanctions
In bankruptcy trustee's appeal from a ruling of the bankruptcy court, affirmed by the district court, holding the trustee's predecessor in contempt of...
11/12/2009 08-50587

Safety Nat'l. Cas. Corp. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Insurance Law, International Law
In an appeal from the denial of a motion to compel arbitration of a contractual dispute among insurers, the order is reversed where the...
11/10/2009 06-30262

US v. Jasso

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's illegal reentry sentence is affirmed where: 1) the district court erred in assigning defendant two additional criminal history points,...
11/10/2009 08-10453

McFadin v. Gerber

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Contracts
In an action for breach of a sales representative agreement, dismissal of the action for lack of personal jurisdiction is affirmed in part where one...
11/10/2009 09-50083

US v. Cockrell

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin resulting in serious bodily injury is affirmed over a claim that...
11/09/2009 08-41008

US v. Rose

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's drug and firearm possession convictions and sentence are affirmed where: 1) the district court erred by admitting a drug lab report that...
11/09/2009 08-10813

Solana v. GSF Dev. Driller I

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Contracts, Oil and Gas Law
In an admiralty action for a percentage of the salvage value of a drilling unit, summary judgment for defendant is reversed where the record did not...
11/05/2009 06-30930