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Alphamate Commodity GMBH v. CHS Europe SA

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Contracts
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

In plaintiff's appeal from the district court's order vacating a maritime attachment, the order is vacated where the district court lacked maritime...
11/30/2010 09-30804

US v. Thomas

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendants' convictions for conspiracy, bank robbery, and weapons possession are affirmed where: 1) the jury could reasonably infer that one defendant...
11/24/2010 09-40989

Keller Foundations, Inc. v. Wausau Underwriters Ins. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Insurance Law
In defendant's appeal from the district court's judgment holding that plaintiffs were entitled to defense and indemnity under a commercial general...
11/19/2010 08-50253

Apache Corp. v. W&T Offshore, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts, Oil and Gas Law
In an action seeking a declaratory judgment that defendant was required to bear some of the costs of decommissioning an oil platform under the...
11/17/2010 09-31122

Henderson 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 in part where petitioner did not cite any authority holding that...
11/17/2010 08-70018

US v. Juarez

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for making a false statement to a federally licensed firearms dealer is affirmed where there was considerable evidence from which...
11/15/2010 09-40861

In re: Kizzee-Jordan

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Tax Law
The bankruptcy court's order confirming a Chapter 13 plan is reversed where a third-party lender who pays a debtor's ad valorem taxes and receives a...
11/12/2010 09-20777

NAACP v. Kyle, Texas

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a Fair Housing Act action seeking to enjoin a city's changes to its zoning and subdivision ordinances governing new single-family residences,...
11/12/2010 09-50352

US v. Marquez

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's drug distribution sentence is affirmed where defendant's prior conviction for possession of a deadly weapon by a prisoner was a crime of...
11/11/2010 09-50372

US v. Bohuchot

United States Fifth Circuit
Government Contracts, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendants' convictions and sentences for bribery and money laundering are affirmed where: 1) it was at least debatable whether there was clearly or...
11/10/2010 08-11090