Recent News About U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
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Fifth Circuit affirms sanctions against Beaumont lawyer after he pursued frivolous case against judge
NEW ORLEANS -- A lower court did not err when it ordered sanctions against a lawyer accused of imposing a meritless and frivolous claim against Judge Layne Walker the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed Oct. 1.
Family members of man struck and killed at SXSW Festival appeal wrongful death suit to federal court
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
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.
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.
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.
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.