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Owen v. Harris Cty.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law, Remedies
In an action against Harris County, Texas under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, claiming sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and...
08/26/2010 09-20479

Paredes v. Thaler

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a capital habeas matter, a denial of petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed where: 1) Texas courts did not unreasonably apply clearly established...
08/25/2010 07-70009

DPC Indus., Inc. v. Am. Int'l Specialty Lines Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Insurance Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Commercial Law, Contracts
In an action seeking additional insurance coverage against a liability insurer, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where: 1) nothing in the...
08/25/2010 09-20634

Combo Maritime, Inc. v. U.S. United Bulk Terminal, LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Injury & Tort Law, Transportation
In an action for contribution and indemnity, and property damage, based on a barge breakaway, summary judgment for third-party defendant is reversed...
08/24/2010 09-30592

US v. Rains

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendants' convictions and sentences for manufacture and sale of methamphetamine are affirmed where: 1) based on the evidence presented, the jury...
08/24/2010 09-50724

Jackson v. Tanfoglio Giuseppe S.R.L.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
In a case arising from an individual's death after he was injured by the unexpected discharge of a pistol, an order granting an Italian company's Rule...
08/24/2010 09-30870

Mathis v. Thaler

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a capital habeas matter, the denial of petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed where: 1) petitioner's habeas litigation strategy choice to...
08/23/2010 08-70021

Dunbar v. Seger-Thomschitz

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action to quiet title to a painting based on plaintiff's ownership by acquisitive prescription under Louisiana law and the fact that defendant's...
08/23/2010 09-30717

Sixta v. Thaler

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In an intoxication manslaughter prosecution, summary judgment for respondent on petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed where the applicable...
08/20/2010 07-20890

Gray v. Epps

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a capital habeas matter, the denial of petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed where petitioner's new evidence regarding his intellectual...
08/20/2010 09-70021