United States Fifth Circuit - September 2010 Opinion Summaries

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In re: Katrina Canal Breaches Litig.

United States Fifth Circuit
Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Construction, Government Contracts, Military Law
In an action against an engineering firm claiming that its negligent and improper actions in fulfilling a military contract were a cause of flood...
09/15/2010 09-30449

Jackson v. Watkins

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action claiming that plaintiff, a veteran county prosecutor, was discharged on account of his race in violation of Title VII, summary judgment...
09/14/2010 09-10635

Cedar Lake Nursing Home v. US Dept. of Health & Hum. Servs.

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Health Law
In a petition for review of the Department of Health and Human Services' $5,000 per-instance civil monetary penalty levied against petitioner nursing...
09/14/2010 10-60112

US v. Lipscomb

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's firearm possession sentence is affirmed where defendant pleaded guilty to a single-count indictment expressly charging him with possessing...
09/14/2010 09-10240

US v. Johnson

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's bank robbery sentence is affirmed where the case presented the type of situation where an abduction enhancement was proper, even though...
09/14/2010 10-10126

US v. Dowl

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, White Collar Crime
Defendant's conviction and sentence for wire fraud and theft of government funds are affirmed where: 1) the alleged wire supported the wire fraud...
09/14/2010 09-31041

Positive Software Sols., Inc. v. New Century Mortg. Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Sanctions
In defendant's attorney's appeal from the district court's imposition of sanctions for her conduct during arbitration, the order is reversed where the...
09/14/2010 09-10355

In re: Cao

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
In an action brought by the national political party committee of the Republican Party claiming that certain provisions of the Federal Election...
09/13/2010 10-30080

Rocha v. Thaler

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Evidence
In a capital habeas matter, a denial of petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed where: 1) petitioner did not contend that his full confession was...
09/13/2010 05-70028

Ecuadorian Plaintiffs v. Chevron Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Environmental Law, International Law, International Trade, Oil and Gas Law
In an action alleging that defendant-Chevron polluted the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest over the course of several decades while engaging in oil...
09/09/2010 10-20389