Wrong Prescription

The Texas Supreme Court would not recognize that Walgreens owes a duty to third parties injured on the road by a customer who was negligently given someone else’s prescription, the Fifth Circuit ruled. The pharmacy gave a man a drug that caused him to experience severe hypoglycemia and drive erratically, killing himself and another driver.

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Black Lives Matter Protest Liability

A district court improperly dismissed an officer’s negligence claim against the organizer of a 2016 Black Lives Matter protest in Baton Rouge, the Fifth Circuit ruled. The officer alleges the organizer led demonstrators onto a highway and provoked an altercation between police and protestors, causing the officer’s injuries. 

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Mississippi Voting Boundaries

The Fifth Circuit upheld the boundary lines of Senate District 22, which were redrawn after a district court found a violation of the Voting Rights Act. The voting district, as it was previously drawn, diluted African American “voting strength.” The redrawn map will be used in the state’s primary election Tuesday, August 6.

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Trump Fifth Circuit Nominee Faces Rare GOP Pushback

A Mississippi federal judge up for a seat on the Fifth Circuit faced tough questions from Republicans on Wednesday, as GOP senators and conservative legal advocacy groups have expressed rare skepticism about one of President Donald Trump’s nominees to a federal appellate court.

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5th Circuit Tosses District Court’s Approval of Stanford Ponzi Settlement with Insurers and Receiver

(CN) – The Fifth Circuit found a district court lacked authority to approve a global settlement between the receiver appointed over Stanford International Bank and insurance underwriters after the collapse of R. Allen Stanford’s $5 billion Ponzi scheme. 

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