United States Fifth Circuit - April 2010 Opinion Summaries

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Offshore Drilling Co. v. Gulf Copper & Mfg. Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law
In a declaratory judgment action claiming that an indemnity provision in plaintiff's contract with defendant released plaintiff from liability for the...
04/22/2010 08-40885

Pierce v. Thaler

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In a capital habeas matter, the district court's order requiring petitioner to be resentenced is affirmed where an additional instruction on...
04/20/2010 08-70042

US v. Garcia

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's cocaine possession conviction is affirmed where 1) defendant did not qualify his consent to the police, who therefore had general consent...
04/15/2010 09-40575

US v. Santillana

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's conviction for distributing methadone resulting in another's death is affirmed where: 1) although the evidence did not provide an airtight...
04/15/2010 09-50298

US v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Tax Law
Defendant's conviction for aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns is affirmed where: 1) the IRS did not reject the Forms 1040...
04/14/2010 08-20844

US v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Tax Law
Defendant's conviction for aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns is affirmed where: 1) the IRS did not reject the Forms 1040...
04/13/2010 08-20844

Stroman v. Thaler

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a cocaine possession prosecution, the dismissal of petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed where petitioner's petition was untimely, and he failed...
04/12/2010 07-20198

Berik Stiftung v. Plains Mktg., L.P.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law
In an action alleging that defendants purchased assets in a Canadian pipeline without the consent of its true owner, the dismissal of the complaint is...
04/09/2010 09-20631

Toora v. Holder

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
In a petition for review of the BIA's denial of petitioner's motion to reopen his deportation hearing, the petition is denied where the departure bar,...
04/09/2010 09-60073

Halmekangas v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Insurance Law
In an action seeking home insurance proceeds arising out of Hurricane Katrina, the district court's denial of plaintiff's motion to remand to state...
04/09/2010 09-31060