United States Fifth Circuit - September 2010 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Meza

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Immigration Law
Defendant's sentence for immigrant-trafficking is affirmed where the sentencing judge's reformulation of the sentence was permissible under 18 U.S.C....
09/21/2010 09-40793

US v. de Cay

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Debt Collection, Labor & Employment Law
In defendants' appeal of the district court's order granting garnishment of one defendant's contributions to, and one defendant's monthly benefits...
09/21/2010 09-30218

Celanese Corp. v. Martin K. Eby Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Environmental Law, Injury & Tort Law, Oil and Gas Law
In an action under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA),...
09/21/2010 09-20487

Duval Wiedmann, LLC v. InfoRocket.com, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts, Intellectual Property, Patent, Remedies
In an action for breach of a patent license agreement, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where the district court correctly held that the...
09/20/2010 09-50787

Reed v. City of Arlington

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure
In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case in which debtors omitted a pending $1 million-plus judgment from their sworn statements and bankruptcy filings, the...
09/17/2010 08-11098

US v. Williams

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction of illegal possession of a "Masterpiece MAC-9mm"-style assault rifle in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 922(g)(1) and his...
09/17/2010 09-30528

US v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In defendant's appeal from the district court's order, upon revocation of defendant's probation, to immediately pay the balance of a previously...
09/17/2010 09-20555

Noble Drilling Servs. Inc. v. Certex USA, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
In plaintiff's appeal from the district court's dismissal of its case pursuant to an arbitration clause incorporated into two agreements to which...
09/16/2010 10-20083

Rio Grande Royalty Co. v. Energy Transfer Ptnrs., L.P.

United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Oil and Gas Law, Securities Law
In an action contending that defendants committed common law fraud by truthfully reporting natural gas transactions that, because of the defendants'...
09/16/2010 09-20607

Anderson v. Cytec Indus., Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
ERISA, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action challenging defendant's denial of plaintiff's ERISA claim for short-term disability benefits, judgment for defendant is affirmed where:...
09/15/2010 09-30333