United States Fifth Circuit - November 2010 Opinion Summaries

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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

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