United States Fifth Circuit - September 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Funches v. Progressive Tractor and Implement Co., LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Agriculture
Held that a company that leased farm equipment did not negligently cause the injuries of a motorist who collided with a piece of farm equipment being...
09/28/2018 17-60431

Griggs v. S.G.E. Management, LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a proposed employment class action for want of prosecution because the case had been stayed for a year and the plaintiff...
09/27/2018 17-50655

US v. Gomez

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Remanded a defendant's 652-month sentence on drug-trafficking and firearms charges with instructions for the district court to consider whether to...
09/26/2018 17-10690

June Medical Services, LLC v. Gee

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Health Law
Upheld the constitutionality of Louisiana's Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital...
09/26/2018 17-30397

Gilmore v. State of Mississippi

United States Fifth Circuit
Military Law, Labor & Employment Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a civilian employee's claims that her supervisor, a colonel in the Mississippi National Guard, retaliated against her for...
09/26/2018 17-60608

Shumpert v. City of Tupelo, Mississippi

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Held that a city and one of its police officers were not liable for the death of a suspect that the officer shot during a physical struggle while...
09/25/2018 17-60774

Cole v. Carson

United States Fifth Circuit
Government Law, Civil Rights
Held that police officers being sued for using excessive force in shooting a 17-year-old suspect had not demonstrated a right to qualified immunity....
09/25/2018 14-10228

Sindhi v. Raina

United States Fifth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Trade Secrets, Civil Procedure
Affirmed a default judgment entered against an individual residing in India who was being sued by his former employer for allegedly stealing computer...
09/25/2018 17-11388

In re Bourgeois

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Denied a federal death-row inmate's request to authorize consideration of a successive habeas motion to vacate his death sentence, in a revised...
09/24/2018 18-40270

US v. Nature's Way Marine LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Held that the owner of a tugboat was also considered to be operating an oil barge that the tugboat was moving at the time the barge collided with a...
09/21/2018 17-60698