Fifth Circuit Survey — Civil Procedure
Gilman, Luke J.
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During the period of this survey, July 2013 to June 2014, the Fifth Circuit issued opinions involving a number of significant civil procedure issues. These topics included personal jurisdiction, appellate jurisdiction, standing and necessary joinder, limitations and tolling in class actions and relation back on removal, abstention, ancillary jurisdiction to enforce orders on arbitration proceedings, and district courts' inherent power to allow an otherwise untimely appeal, among others.