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The Fifth Circuit has again tried to rein in Judge Lynn Hughes of the Southern District in Houston. In Bailey v. KS Management Services, No. 21-20335 (5th Cir. 5/26/2022), Judge Hughes again prohibited discovery by the plaintiff. As the Fifth Circuit noted, this is the third time some plaintiff has appealed a no-discovery order

The Fifth Circuit has resurrected the old pretext plus formula which we had once been dispensed with in Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Products, 530 U.S. 133 (2000). Reeves itself over-ruled a prior decision by the same Fifth Circuit. Some lessons, it seems, are never truly learned.

In the recent case of Owens v. Circassia

Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in March, 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Soon afterward, Congress also passed the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA). As the name suggests, the EPSLA allowed employees to take time off from work to quarantine due a possible covid19 infection. The leave requirements portion

We all know defense firms sometimes spy on opposing parties, but evidence of that spying is very rare. But, there was such evidence in one Georgia case. Cruz Mezquital sued a driver who was insured by American Family Insurance. She won a $30 million judgment. On appeal, the verdict was reversed. The higher court ordered

Alex Jones of InfoWars has been conducting the strangest litigation. He has completely refused to cooperate in discovery in two major lawsuits. His conduct was so bad that that one court found him in default as a sanction. Now, he has filed a Chap. 11 bankruptcy petition. Chap. 11 does not involve a final accounting.

I have written before about Alex Jones here and here. The Infowars broadcaster and purveyor of conspiracy theories was found in default against Sandy Hook Elementary plaintiffs in 2021. Now, the parties appear to be engaging in discovery about his income. In the Connecticut lawsuit, they appear to be preparing for a trial just

Freshub sued Amazon in 2019 for patent infringement. Freshub produces smart kitchen appliances. But, in 2021, Freshub lost its trial in Waco federal court. Freshub’s lawyers then filed a motion seeking a new trial. Freshub alleged the evidence did not support the jury’s verdict. As part of its motion, it accused Amazon’s lawyers of engaging

Attorney General Ken Paxton is in trouble, again. The AG filed that silly, weak lawsuit in 2020 over Donald Trump’s election loss. The suit lacked any evidence. Some 16 Texas lawyers filed a complaint about that frivolous lawsuit with the Texas Bar Association. Among the many lawyers who joined in filing the complaint are four

I have written about the many deficiencies in Gov. Abbott’s Operation Lone Star here and here. It is a totally messed up operation. If my readers agree, you can sign a petition here. Please consider signing the petition and help our Texas Guardsmen who are under great stress due to this poorly executed