5th Circuit Court

Constitutional Law

Texas law requiring abortion clinics to upgrade facilities is struck down; state seeks stay

Trials & Litigation

Federal suit claims family members were banned from mom’s nursing home over social media posts

Trials & Litigation

Judge bans live tweets by opposing counsel during deposition

Constitutional Law

Law that would close Mississippi’s only abortion clinic is enjoined by 5th Circuit

Civil Procedure

Sex offender living in hotel room may challenge town’s residency restrictions, 5th Circuit says

Criminal Justice

2 men get time in conspiracy to bribe federal judge overseeing $65M money-laundering case

Constitutional Law

5th Circuit upholds race in admissions at the University of Texas

Trials & Litigation

State AG sues Experian, says credit-report Goliath stonewalls consumers about known errors

Animal Law

Animal-crush-video ban is upheld by 5th Circuit; obscenity restriction helps save law

Criminal Justice

Elevator conversation results in new trial for BP engineer convicted in Deepwater Horizon case

Trials & Litigation

Woman sues GM over criminal conviction resulting from car crash

White-Collar Crime

Former executive takes plea in $16.6M fruitcake bakery embezzlement case

Trials & Litigation

Akin Gump withdraws from case after winning $25M jury verdict, says client admitted evidence issues

Death Penalty

5th Circuit issues last-minute execution stay based on claim Texas concealed inmate’s low IQ

Trials & Litigation

Final settlements reached in Bonfire accident at Texas A&M that killed 12 and injured 27

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer who sued Apple last year over porn addiction now wants to marry his computer

Criminal Justice

3 new pleas linked to ex-law firm chief serving 50 years in $1.2B swindle; 20th conviction now looms

Trials & Litigation

BP cries foul, says crafty lawyers and claimants collected $500M in comp unrelated to oil spill

Constitutional Law

Law that would shut down Mississippi’s only abortion clinic is reviewed by 5th Circuit

Trials & Litigation

Federal magistrate says sheriff must do courthouse time-outs if he keeps missing discovery deadlines