United States Fifth Circuit - May 2019 Opinion Summaries

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McGlothin v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Insurance Law
In an insurance coverage dispute arising out of a car crash, construed Mississippi's Uninsured Motorist Act. Held that the insurer was entitled to...
05/31/2019 18-60338

In re Life Partners Holdings Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Securities Law, Bankruptcy Law
In the bankruptcy proceeding of an investment business that had committed securities fraud, revived some of the bankruptcy trustee's claims against...
05/31/2019 17-11477

US v. Bailey

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a defendant's conviction and sentence for possession and production of child pornography.
05/31/2019 18-11223

Travelers Indemnity Co. v. Mitchell

United States Fifth Circuit
Insurance Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a county government's insurers had a duty to defend a civil rights lawsuit relating to the murder convictions of three innocent men who were...
05/29/2019 17-60291

YPF S.A. v. Apache Overseas, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
M&A, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Upheld an arbitration award in a business dispute involving one company's sale of certain assets to another. Affirmed the district court's...
05/24/2019 17-20802

Webb v. Town of Saint Joseph

United States Fifth Circuit
Government Law, Constitutional Law
Revived a man's claim that a town violated his state constitutional rights by seeking an excessively large fine against him for violating a local...
05/24/2019 17-30267

Martinez-Manzanares v. Barr

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law
Upheld a Board of Immigration Appeals decision denying an alien's application for asylum and other relief. He claimed he had suffered persecution in...
05/24/2019 18-60315

Lampkin v. UBS Financial Services, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Securities Law
Held that shareholders could not proceed with claims against a brokerage company relating to the collapse of the energy firm Enron in 2001. Affirmed...
05/24/2019 17-20608

Janvey v. GMAG, L.L.C.

United States Fifth Circuit
Securities Law
On rehearing, vacated the original opinion in this case and substituted an order certifying a question to the Texas Supreme Court concerning the...
05/24/2019 17-11526

Nichols v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
Held that an employee who stopped working at a chicken processing plant because of a circulatory disorder was not entitled to long-term disability...
05/23/2019 18-60499