United States Fifth Circuit - December 2010 Opinion Summaries

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Kellems v. Astrue

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Attorney's Fees, Government Benefits
In plaintiff's appeal from the denial of social security benefits, the district court's order awarding attorney's fees to plaintiff is vacated where a...
12/17/2010 09-10676

In re: Katrina Canal Breaches Litig.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions
In an appeal by objecting members of a proposed settlement class of plaintiffs damaged or injured by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita, seeking review of the...
12/17/2010 09-31156

US v. Rabhan

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Government Law
Defendant's conviction for conspiracy to violate 18 U.S.C. section 1014 by making material false statements for the purpose of influencing a federally...
12/16/2010 09-60683

In re: FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Prods. Liab. Litig.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
In an action based on allegedly injurious formaldehyde exposure in FEMA trailers following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the dismissal of the complaint...
12/15/2010 09-31131

Hakim v. Holder

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
In a petition for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals order finding that petitioner's money laundering conviction was for more than $10,000,...
12/14/2010 09-60549

Matthis v. Cain

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a second-degree murder prosecution, the dismissal of petitioner's habeas petition as untimely is affirmed where, because the overturning and...
12/14/2010 09-30576

Tran Enters., LLC v. DHL Express (USA), Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts, Transportation
In an action claiming that defendant DHL failed to remit collect-on-delivery (COD) payments totaling $21,991.72 to plaintiff, summary judgment for...
12/14/2010 10-20115

US v. Morin

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's convictions for possession with intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marihuana and conspiracy to commit that same offense are...
12/13/2010 09-40702

Gentilello v. Rege

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action by a tenured professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center against his supervisors under 42 U.S.C. section 1983,...
12/02/2010 09-11216

Holt v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Insurance Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action seeking to recover payment under plaintiff's homeowners policy, the denial of summary judgment to defendant based on the statute of...
12/01/2010 09-30795