United States Fifth Circuit - February 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Welsh v. Correct Care, L.L.C.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure
Held that a plaintiff should have been allowed to voluntarily dismiss his lawsuit against the Texas Civil Commitment Office without prejudice; the...
02/07/2019 17-11522

Gardner v. CLC of Pascagoula, L.L.C.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
Reinstated a nursing assistant's claim that a patient created a sexually hostile work environment for her. She alleged that an elderly resident at an...
02/06/2019 17-60072

Wittmer v. Phillips 66 Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Held that the district judge erred in concluding that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on transgender status. While the judge had located no...
02/06/2019 18-20251

US v. Eaden

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Remanded for resentencing, holding that it was error to impose a sentencing enhancement for possession of ammunition alone, as opposed to a firearm,...
02/05/2019 18-50379

Parker v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a habeas petition was not successive because the previous habeas petition had challenged a judgment distinct from the one at issue here....
02/05/2019 15-20451

In re Sneed Shipbuilding, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Affirmed the dismissal of an appeal in a matter concerning the bankruptcy of a shipbuilding company. The bankruptcy court's approval of the sale of...
02/05/2019 18-40350

In re Ondova Limited Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Held that bankruptcy trustees are entitled to qualified immunity for personal harms caused by actions that, while not pursuant to a court order, fall...
02/04/2019 18-10182

US v. Lauderdale County, Mississippi

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Juvenile Law
Held that the U.S. Department of Justice could not proceed with its lawsuit alleging that a county's youth court judges had engaged in a pattern or...
02/01/2019 17-60805

St. Bernard Parish v. Lafarge North America, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Attorney's Fees
Held that an attorney could not intervene in a personal injury lawsuit to pursue his fees and expenses, after having earlier withdrawn from the case....
02/01/2019 18-30029

US v. Hughes

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that an inmate did not have to turn over $3,400 in prison wages he had accumulated in his inmate trust account. He was not in default of his...
02/01/2019 18-20015