August 4, 2021 opinions

Air Evac EMS, Inc. v. Sullivan, 18-50722, appeal from W.D. Tex. Ho, J. (Stewart, Clement, Ho), preemption Affirming summary judgment in favor of plaintiff, to enjoin enforcement of provisions of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act that put caps on the amount insurers must pay providers of emergency air transport services, on the basis that the … More August 4, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: March 9, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Williams v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 18-31162, appeal from E.D. La. Owen, C.J. (Owen, Willett, Oldham), federal officer jurisdiction, asbestos, sanctions Denying petition for en banc rehearing, granting petition for panel rehearing, vacating panel opinion, and issuing new decision affirming district court’s denial of motion to remand, summary judgment dismissal of asbestos-exposure claims, … More Take the Fifth: March 9, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Feb. 5, 2021 opinions

Unpublished U.S. v. Taylor, 19-10261, appeal from N.D. Tex. Higginson, J. (Stewart, Higginson, Wilson), criminal, sentencing Affirming above-guidelines sentence following guilty plea to one count of attempted bank robbery and one count of using, carrying, brandishing, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. U.S. v. Valdez, 19-11158, appeal from … More Take the Fifth: Feb. 5, 2021 opinions