Fifth Circuit Survey — Civil Procedure



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Texas Tech Law Review


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.



Ainsworth v. Moffett Engineering, Ltd., Germano v. Taishan Gypsum Co. (In re Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation),, Companion Property & Casualty Insurance Co. v. Palermo, Appellate Jurisdiction, Herman v. Cataphora, Inc., Perez v. Stephens, Diaz v. Stephens, Yesh Music v. Lakewood Church (Motion to Vacate Voluntary Dismissal, Mooting claims with Rule 68 Offer of Judgment, Payne v. Progressive Financial Services, Inc., Taylor v. Bailey Tool & Manufacturing Co., Louisiana v. American National Property & Casualty Co., Class actions, Collateral order jurisdiction over appeal of denial of Texas Anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss, NCDR, L.L.C. v. Mauze & Bagby, P.L.L.C., Judgment, costs, and attorney's fees under Rule 54, Moore v. CITGO Refining & Chemicals Co., Tetra Technologies, Inc. v. Continental Insurance Co., Richardson v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A, Colorado River Abstention, African Methodist Episcopal Church v. Lucien, Trout Point Lodge, Ltd. v. Handshoe, Moore v. Ford Motor Co., Sanchez v. R.G.L., Adam Technologies International S.A. de C.V. v. Sutherland G lobal Services, Inc., Odle v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Hall v. Variable Annuity Life Insurance Co., National Liability & Fire Insurance Co. v. R & R Marine, Inc., McKay v. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp.


Luke J. Gilman and Angeles Garcia, Fifth Circuit Survey — Civil Procedure, 47 tex. Tech. L. Rev. 449 (2014-2015)