U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit News

Family members of man struck and killed at SXSW Festival appeal wrongful death suit to federal court

By Angela Underwood | Dec 12, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – The mother and child of Steven Craenmehr, who was killed when an allegedly intoxicated driver drove through road block signs into pedestrians in 2014 at the SXSW Festival, has appealed their case to the U.S. 5th District Court of Appeals after a district court dismissed their wrongful death suit.

Texas investors appeal recently dismissed $7.2 billion Stanford Ponzi case against Proskauer law firm

By Karen Kidd | Nov 10, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Texas investors who for years have accused Proskauer Rose LLP of nurturing the $7.2 billion Robert Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme, appealed their case five days after it was dismissed by a federal judge who said the firm was entitled to attorney immunity.

EmCare loses appeal in wrongful termination lawsuit

By Pam Wright | May 25, 2017

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission wins appeal

Fifth Circuit panel rules BKE suit must return to district court

By Joe Dyton | Nov 9, 2016

NEW ORLEANS -- A Fifth Circuit panel recently affirmed the dismissal of an investor suit against Burger King Europe GmbH on the grounds that the district court was not best suited to hear the case. However, the case was sent back to the district court because it refused the investor’s request to amend its complaint without an explanation.

Attorney Dan Linebaugh recognized by the American Association for Justice

By Kathleen McGuire Gilbert | Oct 12, 2016

HOUSTON -- Personal injury attorney Dan Linebaugh, founder and leader of the Linebaugh Law Firm, recently received the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Diplomates of Trial Advocacy designation. This title recognizes attorneys who have demonstrated their ongoing commitment to legal education by completing more than 400 hours of qualifying AAJ educational programs. 

DuPont refutes claims of reporting violations at Louisiana acid plant

By Carrie Salls | Aug 7, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – E I DuPont de NeMours & Co recently asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to dismiss a False Claims Act-based lawsuit filed against the company by Jeffrey M. Simoneaux.

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