NEW ORLEANS – Johnson & Johnson has petitioned the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to remove a federal court judge from adjudicating over a fourth bellwether trial stemming from a dispute involving metal-on-metal hip implants that have already cost the company nearly $1 billion in judgment payouts.
NEW ORLEANS – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a preliminary injunction granted to plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that challenged the state of Mississippi’s Religious Liberty Accommodations Act (HB 1523), according to a statement from the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
DALLAS -- Fifth Court of Appeals Justice, David Lewis, who agreed to a judicial suspension in November 2015 while continuing treatment for alcohol abuse, signed an agreement to resign Oct. 10, 2016, in lieu of pending disciplinary proceedings over accusations by his colleagues that he exhibited erratic behavior and failed to prepare for and participate in cases.
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.