December 2-3, 2021, opinions

Designated for publication Gross v. Keen Group Solutions, L.L.C., 20-20594, appeal from S.D. Tex. Jones, J. (Jones, Smith, Haynes), Haynes, J., dissenting; appellate jurisdiction Dismissing appeal of district court’s denial of defendant’s Rule 60(b)(5) motion in dispute over whether arbitration award had been fully satisfied. The Court found that “[t]he district court here still has … More December 2-3, 2021, opinions

December 1, 2021, opinions

Designated for publication Angel Brothers Enterprises, Ltd. v. Walsh, 20-60849, petition for review of OSH Review Commission Decision Costa, J. (Jones, Costa, Duncan), Jones, J., dissenting; administrative law, occupational safety Denying petition for review of decision by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, which imputed supervisor’s knowledge of safety rule violation (doing excavation work … More December 1, 2021, opinions

November 30, 2021, opinions

Designated for publication Williams v. Homeland Insurance Co. of New York, 20-30196, appeal from W.D. La. Haynes, J. (Jones, Haynes, Ho), Ho, J., concurring; Jones, J., dissenting; jurisdiction Reversing district court’s determination that it had diversity jurisdiction because a non-diverse defendant had been mis-joined, vacating the district court’s merits ruling dismissing the plaintiffs’ claims, and … More November 30, 2021, opinions

November 22-29, 2021, opinions

Designated for publication Coleman v. BP Exploration & Production, Inc., 20-40811, appeal from S.D. Tex. Willett, J. (Higginbotham, Willett, Duncan), negligence, independent contractor Affirming summary judgment dismissal of claims against project management company (BP) and against day-to-day management company (Grand Isle Shipping), on claims of employee of scaffolding subcontractor arising from plaintiff’s back injury received … More November 22-29, 2021, opinions

November 19, 2021, opinions

Designated for publication Admar International, Inc. v. Eastrock, L.L.C., 21-30098, appeal from W.D. La. Ho, J. (Higginbotham, Smith, Ho), personal jurisdiction Affirming dismissal of copyright and trademark claims on the basis of lack of personal jurisdiction. Holding that “Merely running a website that is accessible in all 50 states, but that does not specifically target … More November 19, 2021, opinions

November 18, 2021, opinions

Designated for publication Gomez v. Galman, 20-30508, appeal from E.D. La. per curiam (Stewart, Ho, Engelhardt), Ho, J., concurring; 1983 Reversing 12(b)(6) dismissal of plaintiff’s section 1983 claims against two off-duty New Orleans Police officers who savagely beat him, reversing dismissal of state-law negligent hiring/training/retention claims against the City of New Orleans, but affirming dismissal … More November 18, 2021, opinions

November 17, 2021, opinions

Designated for publication Great American Insurance Co. v. Employers Mutual Casualty Co., 20-11113, appeal from N.D. Tex. Haynes, J. (King, Smith, Haynes), insurance Reversing summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff umbrella insurer’s declaratory judgment claim against defendant umbrella insurer in dispute regarding which umbrella insurer’s policy had priority coverage for a settlement agreement reached in an … More November 17, 2021, opinions

November 16, 2021, opinions

Unpublished VanBuren v. Spoon, 20-30662, appeal from W.D. La. per curiam (Davis, Jones, Elrod), § 1983, timeliness Dismissing appeal from dismissal of § 1983 claims, on basis that constructive notice of appeal was untimely. U.S. v. Escobedo, 20-40565, appeal from S.D. Tex. per curiam (Barksdale, Costa, Engelhardt), criminal, supervised release Affirming revocation of supervised release … More November 16, 2021, opinions

November 15, 2021, opinions

Designated for publication BVS Construction, Inc. v. Prosperity Bank, 21-50274, appeal from W.D. Tex. Clement, J. (Clement, Southwick, Willett), bankruptcy, res judicata Affirming district court’s and bankruptcy court’s overruling of debtor’s claim objection to secured creditor’s proof of claim, on basis that “res judicata, judicial estoppel, and judicial admission barred [debtor’s] claim objection on the … More November 15, 2021, opinions