United States Fifth Circuit - January 2011 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Wilcox

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's conviction for kidnapping is affirmed where 1) the voir dire process presents no infirmities that compel reversal; 2) the government...
01/21/2011 09-10950

Learmonth v. Sears, Roebuck & Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
In an action claiming that defendant department store caused plaintiff injuries in an automobile accident, the Fifth Circuit certified the following...
01/20/2011 09-60651

US v. Delgado

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction and sentence for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute are vacated where: 1) there was no evidence that...
01/19/2011 07-41041

Duvall v. Dallas Cty.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Government Law
In an action for personal injuries stemming from an infection that plaintiff contracted while incarcerated in a county jail, judgment for plaintiff is...
01/14/2011 09-10660

Demiraj v. Holder

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
In a petition for review of the decision of the BIA denying petitioners' applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the...
01/12/2011 08-60991

Dunn-McCampbell Royalty Interest Inc. v. Nat'l. Park Serv.

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action seeking declaratory relief under the Administrative Procedure Act, arguing that the National Park Service's Oil and Gas Management Plan...
01/10/2011 09-40187

US v. Sanchez-Ledezma

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence following his guilty plea to and conviction for illegally reentering the U.S. following removal is affirmed where the crime of...
01/10/2011 10-40451

VRV Dev. L.P. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Insurance Law
In an action based on defendant insurer's refusal to defend and indemnify plaintiffs in an underlying lawsuit in Texas state court, summary judgment...
01/10/2011 10-10123

McAfee v. Thaler

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a prosecution for aggravated robbery, the denial of petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed where the state court did not unreasonably apply...
01/07/2011 08-41230

US v. Oliver

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's conviction for aiding and abetting mail fraud and aggravated identity theft is affirmed where the initial private search, which was...
01/07/2011 09-10133