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Evanston Ins. Co. v. Dillard Dept. Stores Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Intellectual Property, Judgement Enforcement, Trademark
In defendants' appeal from the district court's summary judgment order holding them personally liable to plaintiff for a judgment originally entered...
03/31/2010 09-20261

Wackman v. Rubsamen

United States Fifth Circuit
Evidence, Injury & Tort Law, Probate, Trusts & Estates, Remedies
In an action for wrongful death against plaintiffs' decedent's caretaker, judgment for plaintiffs is affirmed in part where: 1) the court rejected...
03/30/2010 08-51119

In the Matter of: Laughlin

United States Fifth Circuit
Property Law & Real Estate, Bankruptcy Law, Probate, Trusts & Estates
In debtor's appeal from a district court's order affirming a bankruptcy court's judgment denying discharge pursuant to 11 U.S.C. section 727(a)(2),...
03/30/2010 09-10622

US v. Montes

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendants' bank robbery convictions and sentences are affirmed where: 1) because defendant did not clearly invoke his right to counsel, as required,...
03/29/2010 08-10932

Williams v. Thaler

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
In a capital habeas matter, a denial of a certificate of appealability is affirmed where: 1) the district court lacked jurisdiction to entertain a...
03/24/2010 08-70046

US v. Williams

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction and sentence for forcible assault of a federal officer are affirmed in part where a misdemeanor conviction under 18 U.S.C....
03/24/2010 09-50059

Martin v. Halliburton

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Government Contracts, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
(Industry: Aerospace & Defense)

In an action against affiliated governmental contractors providing logistical support to the United States Army in Iraq based on the death of a US...
03/24/2010 09-20441

Good v. Curtis

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In an action claiming that defendant-officer violated plaintiff's rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments when he manipulated a photographic...
03/24/2010 09-10341

US v. Scher

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction and sentence for wire fraud for using unauthorized waiver codes to obtain illegal discounts on airline flights is affirmed...
03/23/2010 08-20269

US v. Rodriguez

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's conviction for possessing an unregistered sawed-off shotgun with an obliterated serial number is affirmed where it was reasonable for...
03/23/2010 08-50989