5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals News

Supreme Court Declines to Revive Wrongful Death Suit over Mississippi Police Shooting

The U.S. Supreme Court will not revive a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a black man shot to death by a white police officer in Mississippi. Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert was killed in June 2016 in Tupelo. In …

Appeals Court Justice: Time for Louisiana SnoBall Trademark Fight to Melt

Finely shaved ice. Sugary syrup that tastes like pralines or strawberries or pina coladas. Perhaps a trickle of condensed milk and some whipped cream. The making of a classic New Orleans “sno-ball,” it would seem, is a simple matter — …

U.S. Appeals Court Rules for Whistleblowers in State Farm Katrina Fraud Case

Whistleblowers who sued State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. can seek more evidence of fraud against the U.S. government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, a federal appeals court ruled July 13. In its decision, the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court …

Federal Appeals Court: U.S. Has Jurisdiction in Chinese Drywall Suits

U.S. courts have jurisdiction over claims that a Chinese drywall company’s defective product wrecked homes, and a company that failed to show up in court must pay $2.7 million for damage to seven Virginia couples, a federal appeals court in …