United States Fifth Circuit - March 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Uptown Grill, L.L.C. v. Camellia Grill Holdings, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Trademark, Contracts
In a contractual dispute over ownership of a trademark in a restaurant name, affirmed a bench trial decision in part and reversed it in part.
03/29/2019 18-30515

Gibson v. Collier

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that Texas did not inflict cruel and unusual punishment by declining to provide sex reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate. Affirmed...
03/29/2019 16-51148

US v. Taffaro

United States Fifth Circuit
Tax Law, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a probation-only sentence imposed on a law enforcement officer who was convicted of tax evasion and filing false income tax returns. The...
03/29/2019 18-30498

BP Exploration and Production, Inc. v. Claimant ID 100261922

United States Fifth Circuit
Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Held that an Alabama-based manufacturer of commercial signs was entitled to compensation for losses attributable to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill....
03/28/2019 18-30844

Bank of Louisiana v. FDIC

United States Fifth Circuit
Banking Law, Administrative Law
Held that a bank could not proceed with its lawsuit against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. There was no subject matter jurisdiction over...
03/28/2019 17-30044

Eni US Operating Co., Inc. v. Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc

United States Fifth Circuit
Oil and Gas Law, Contracts
In a contractual dispute between two companies in the oil-drilling business, vacated a bench trial judgment, in part. The contract related to...
03/28/2019 18-20115

Murphy v. Collier

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Denied a Texas death row inmate's motion for a stay of execution as untimely. The motion, filed two days before the scheduled execution, sought a...
03/27/2019 19-70007

In re Andry

United States Fifth Circuit
Oil and Gas Law, Ethics & Disciplinary Code
Held that an attorney was entitled to another hearing on whether he should be suspended from appearing before the district court. The case arose from...
03/27/2019 18-31245

Shelton v. State of Louisiana

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Attorney's Fees, Criminal Law & Procedure
Addressed whether a deaf man on probation was entitled to an award of attorney fees after recovering only nominal damages on his claim that his...
03/26/2019 18-30349

Bogan v. MTD Consumer Group, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Held that an employee who was fired because of her race and sex might be entitled to reinstatement to her job. Remanded for reconsideration of the...
03/26/2019 17-60697