5th Circuit Court

Criminal Justice

Former law firm worker takes plea in $197K embezzlement case

Celebrities

Federal judge declares mistrial in Patti LaBelle case because there are no black jurors

Careers

Ex-prosecutor blames Ambien, job pressure for Web posts he resigned over; says few were work-related

Criminal Justice

Arrests made in slaying of lawyer gunned down at shopping mall

Constitutional Law

Federal judge upholds Louisiana ban on gay marriage, sees rational basis in democratic process

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