United States Fifth Circuit - October 2018 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Miller

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the sentence of a former payroll clerk who pleaded guilty to bank fraud in connection with a scheme to embezzle from her employer, rejecting...
10/18/2018 17-10594

M.D. v. Abbott

United States Fifth Circuit
Juvenile Law, Constitutional Law
Affirmed in part and reversed in part a ruling that granted a permanent injunction requiring sweeping changes to Texas's foster care system. A...
10/18/2018 18-40057

US v. Blount

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Securities Law, Sentencing
Affirmed the sentence of a defendant who pleaded guilty to securities fraud crimes, rejecting his challenge to a sentencing enhancement imposed based...
10/18/2018 17-30623

In re Deepwater Horizon

United States Fifth Circuit
Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
In a case related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, affirmed the dismissal of claims brought by individuals and associations located in Mexico that...
10/18/2018 17-30122

Dacar v. Saybolt L.P.

United States Fifth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Affirmed that a petroleum products company incorrectly calculated overtime compensation for its oil and gas inspectors by improperly using the...
10/18/2018 16-20751

John M. O'Quinn, P.C. v. Lexington Insurance Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Insurance Law
Held that an excess professional liability insurer had no duty to indemnify a law firm for its losses, in a case where the law firm paid millions of...
10/18/2018 16-20224

US v. Bolton

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Tax Law, Sentencing
Affirmed the convictions and sentences of a husband and wife in connection with attempted tax evasion and filing false tax returns.
10/18/2018 17-60502

HSBC Bank USA, N.A. v. Crum

United States Fifth Circuit
Property Law & Real Estate, Banking Law
Affirmed summary judgment in favor of a bank in a foreclosure suit, rejecting the homeowner's contention that the bank was not actually the holder of...
10/17/2018 17-11206

US ex rel. Vaughn v. United Biologics LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Health Law, Government Contracts
Affirmed the voluntary dismissal of a qui tam action that a group of physicians brought against a company operating allergy treatment clinics. Over...
10/17/2018 17-20389

Brand Services, LLC v. Irex Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Trade Secrets, Intellectual Property
Revived an industrial scaffolding company's claim that a former employee stole trade secrets and confidential information when he went to work for a...
10/17/2018 17-30660