United States Fifth Circuit - October 2010 Opinion Summaries

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Brown v. Callahan

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Health Law
In an action by a decedent's estate against a sheriff for failure to train and supervise the jail's medical employees and for maintaining an...
10/08/2010 09-10843

Richards v. Louisiana Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Contracts, Debt Collection, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
In an action against defendant-attorney seeking a contingency fee received by defendant in an underlying Hurricane Katrina property damage case on the...
10/07/2010 09-31070

Gulf Coast Shell & Aggregate LP v. Newlin

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law
In an action against an oyster dredge in rem, under Admiralty Rule D, for possession and to try title to the dredge, and against an individual...
10/07/2010 09-40942

Gonzalez v. Thaler

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a murder prosecution, the denial of petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed where the petition was time-barred under 28 U.S.C. section 2244(d)(1)...
10/06/2010 08-10871

US v. Jefferson

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In the government's appeal from the district court's pretrial order excluding evidence of defendant's prior convictions for purposes of impeachment in...
10/06/2010 10-30941

Hunter v. Tamez

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In a 28 U.S.C. section 2241 application challenging the decision of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to deny petitioner credit, through a nunc pro...
10/05/2010 09-11026

Castellanos-Contreras v. Decatur Hotels LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
In a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) action claiming that defendant-employer was required to reimburse plaintiffs for their travel expenses, visa...
10/04/2010 07-30942

Preston Law Firm, L.L.C. v. Mariner Health Care Mgmt. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Contracts
In an action by a law firm against a client for nonpayment of legal fees, judgment for plaintiff is vacated where a valid compromise was formed...
10/04/2010 09-31016