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Maverick Recording Co. v. Harper

United States Fifth Circuit
Copyright, Cyberspace Law, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Media Law
In a copyright infringement action based on unlawful file sharing, partial summary judgment for plaintiffs is affirmed where: 1) the uncontroverted...
02/25/2010 08-51194

Young v. Hosemann

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
In an action claiming that section 241 of the Constitution of the State of Mississippi granted plaintiff-felons the right to vote in presidential...
02/25/2010 08-60941

Fairchild v. Liberty Indep. Sch. Dist.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action claiming that defendants violated plaintiff's First Amendment rights after firing her from a public school teacher position because they...
02/23/2010 08-40833

US v. Banuelos-Romero

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's drug possession conviction is affirmed where the officer who searched defendant's vehicle had probable cause to search the car, and this...
02/23/2010 09-10465

Versai Mgmt. Corp. v. Clarendon Am. Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts, Insurance Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Remedies
In an action against an insurer brought after a number of apartment buildings managed by plaintiff sustained damage during Hurricane Katrina, raising...
02/22/2010 08-30874

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Supporting Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Class Actions, Corp. Governance, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Securities Law
In a securities fraud class action, the district court's denial of class certification is affirmed where, following review of the alleged...
02/19/2010 08-11195

US v. Long

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Tax Law
Defendant's conviction for willfully failing to file income tax returns is affirmed where: 1) defendant did not clearly and unequivocally request to...
02/19/2010 09-10003

US v. Underwood

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a drug conspiracy prosecution, a denial of defendant's 28 U.S.C. section 2255 motion to vacate his sentence is affirmed where defendant failed to...
02/19/2010 08-31243

Davis v. US

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
In an action by the family of a person killed during a Hurricane Katrina rescue operation, dismissal of the complaint is affirmed where: 1) plaintiffs...
02/19/2010 08-31119

Johnson v. DiversiCare Afton Oaks LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action by a nursing home employee who allegedly suffered retaliation due to reporting a violation of law, summary judgment for defendants is...
02/19/2010 08-20827