United States Fifth Circuit - July 2010 Opinion Summaries

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ConocoPhillips Co. v. EPA

United States Fifth Circuit
Oil and Gas Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law
In consolidated petitions for review of a Final Rule promulgated by the EPA pursuant to section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), several parties'...
07/23/2010 06-60662

MGE UPS Sys., Inc. v. GE Csmr. & Indus. Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Cyberspace Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright, Remedies
In plaintiff's appeal from the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 50(a) dismissal of its Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) claim, and defendants'...
07/21/2010 08-10521

US v. Blocker

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's bank robbery sentence is affirmed where it was error for the district court to assess defendant two criminal history points under U.S.S.G....
07/20/2010 09-10798

US v. Pack

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's convictions for possession with intent to distribute 17.91 pounds of marihuana in violation of 21 U.S.C. section 841(a)(1) and using,...
07/16/2010 08-41063

Penthouse Owners Ass'n v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Insurance Law
In a claim for insurance coverage for damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, the district court's certified order finding a windstorm deductible...
07/16/2010 09-60652

Xcaliber Int'l Ltd. LLC v. Atty. Gen.

United States Fifth Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Constitutional Law, Government Law
In a challenge to an amendment to the Louisiana state law implementing the tobacco settlement between the largest manufacturers of cigarettes and most...
07/16/2010 09-30492

Willow Bend, L.L.C. v. Downtown ABQ Ptnrs., L.L.C.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts
In a breach of contract action in Louisiana, plaintiff's appeal from the dismissal of certain New Mexico-based defendants for lack of personal...
07/16/2010 09-31135

US v. Roberts

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendants' firearm possession convictions are affirmed where: 1) the court would not second-guess the judgment of experienced law enforcement...
07/16/2010 09-50067

Taylor v. Acxiom Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Government Law, Transportation
In an action against various defendants alleging misuse of DMV records in violations of the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), dismissal of the...
07/15/2010 08-41083

Amerisure Ins. Co. v. Navigators Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action by a primary insurer seeking reimbursement from an excess insurer through equitable and contractual subrogation, summary judgment for...
07/14/2010 09-20060