Charter School Application

The Fifth Circuit ruled against a charter school CEO who sued the superintendent of the Louisiana Department of Education for retaliation. The CEO claims her charter school application was denied because she expressed her opinions on using corporal punishment on a reality television show called “America’s Supernanny.”

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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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