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US v. Pineda

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Sentencing
The $100 special assessment portion of the district court's order revoking defendant's supervised release for illegal reentry into the U.S. is vacated...
01/22/2010 08-41301

Saqui v. Pride Central Am. LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In a personal injury action arising from an offshore drilling accident in Mexico, the dismissal of the action on forum non conveniens grounds is...
01/21/2010 08-41059

Fox v. Vice

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Sanctions
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action based on a blackmail letter sent to plaintiff by a rival candidate for the office of police chief, a grant of...
01/20/2010 08-31135

Murray v. Fidelity Nat'l Fin. Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Insurance Law
In a class action alleging overcharges by a title insurance company, dismissal of the action is affirmed where the original named plaintiffs, after...
01/19/2010 09-50157

Arete Ptnrs. LP v. Gunnerman

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Securities Law
In an action for breach of contract and fraud in connection with a settlement agreement entered by the parties, judgment for plaintiff is reversed...
01/15/2010 06-51133

US Commodity Futures Trading Comm. v. Dizona

United States Fifth Circuit
Ethics & Disciplinary Code, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Oil and Gas Law, Securities Law
In an action by the Commodity Futures Trading Corporation claiming that defendant-trader attempted to manipulate the market price of natural gas in...
01/15/2010 08-20418

Lone Star Fund V (US) v. Barclays Bank PLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Securities Law
In an action claiming that defendant-bank engaged in a fraud relating to mortgage-backed securities that defendant sold to plaintiff, the dismissal of...
01/12/2010 08-11038

Allen v. McWane Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Class Actions, Labor & Employment Law
In an action under the Fair Labor Standards Act seeking payment for pre- and post-shift time spent donning and doffing protective gear, summary...
01/11/2010 08-41037

Demahy v. Actavis, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Drugs & Biotech, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In an action based on injuries plaintiff allegedly sustained by taking defendant's drug, a denial of defendant's motion to dismiss is affirmed where...
01/11/2010 08-31204

In re: Blast Energy. Servs. Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law
In a creditor's appeal from the district court's order denying the creditor's motion for rehearing of its appeal of the bankruptcy court's order...
01/08/2010 08-20702