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2 hrs ago | China Daily

US judge holds Chinese firm in contempt over drywall

A China-based drywall company has been ordered by a US federal judge to pay $55,000 in penalties for refusing to participate in court proceedings over allegations that its product damaged homes where it was used.

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6 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Meet candidates for upcoming primary

The League of Women Voters of The Villages/Tri-County Area will sponsor a judicial meet and greet from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Candidates for judicial races including judgeships for the county, circuit and Fifth District Court of Appeals, who will be on the primary ballot in Lake, Marion and Sumter ... (more)

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14 hrs ago | Texas Monthly

The Confederate License Plate

I am disappointed that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of allowing Texans to display a Confederate emblem on their license plates.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Appeals court tosses lawsuit by family of man who drank himself to death at IP Casino

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the appeal of the family of Bryan Lee Glenn in their pursuit of a wrongful death lawsuit that alleges the IP Casino in Biloxi kept serving drinks to the man while he was drunk, according to court records.

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JD Supra

University of Texas's Use of Race In Student Admissions Survives Another Legal Hurdle

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided this week that the University of Texas's consideration of race as a factor among many factors for college and university admissions is legally permissible in Fisher v.

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Hollywood Reporter

Peter Hoffman Can't Escape Prosecution Over Film Tax Credit Fraud

Seven Arts Entertainment CEO Peter Hoffman has failed in a bid to have a Louisiana federal judge throw out the government's fraud case against him.

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JD Supra

5th Circuit Holds No Duty to Indemnify Based on Contractual Liability Exclusion

In its recent decision in Crownover v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co. , 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12158 , the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit had occasion to consider whether the Contractual Liability Exclusion barred an insurer's duty to indemnify its insured for an award resulting from the insured's defective construction.

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Manufacturing.net

Judge: Chinese Drywall Maker In Contempt

A federal judge has ordered a China-based maker of drywall to pay $55,000 in penalties and attorney fees - and to stop doing business in the United States - as punishment for refusing to take part in court proceedings over harm allegedly done by the product.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Daily Texan

Diversity goals do not benefit black students

As the University celebrates what could be considered a victory in the Fisher v.

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Off the Kuff

When is that appeal of the Texas same sex marriage ruling going to happen?

But Attorney General Greg Abbott says he needs more time to file a brief appealing U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia's February decision to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court.

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The Washington Post

Dan Markel, RIP

I was shocked to learn recently that Florida State University law professor Dan Markel died on Saturday, after being shot by an intruder in his home.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Austin American-Statesman

It's a wrap: Editorials for the week of July 13-19

The federal government continues to struggle with wave after wave of unaccompanied children from Central America illegally flooding into South Texas.

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JD Supra

Fifth Circuit Issues Important Ruling on Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Earlier this week, in Fisher v. University of Texas , a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the undergraduate admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin.

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JD Supra

Big Win for our Florida team in U.S. Bank N.A. v. Bartram

In U.S. Bank N.A. v. Bartram , ____ So.3d ____, 2014 WL 1632138 , the Fifth District Court of Appeals for the State of Florida reversed a decision from the Circuit Court of St. Johns County addressing whether the acceleration of payments due under a note and mortgage in a dismissed foreclosure action triggers application of the statute of ... (more)

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Ms. Magazine

Affirmative Action Survives Texas Court Challenge

Affirmative action survived a federal appellate court challenge in Texas on Tuesday.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock County death row inmate convicted in strangling death denied appeal

An appeals court denied a Lubbock man's death sentence appeal Wednesday, saying he did not present sufficient argument for a second retrial, moving him closer to execution.

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The Modesto Bee

Judge finds Chinese drywall maker in contempt

Taishan had contested U.S. Courts' jurisdiction over claims that gases released by the drywall corroded metals and caused major appliances to fail.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Killer of medical student in Houston loses appeal

A 33-year-old Houston man sent to death row for abducting and killing a medical student who was returning a movie to a video store near the Houston medical center 14 years ago has lost a federal court appeal.

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Dallas Morning News

Fifth Circuit revives widow's excessive-force lawsuit over Iraq war...

Denise Kitchen filed her initial complaint against Dallas County and several jail guards in September 2010, following 32-year-old Gregory Kitchen's in-custody death that January.

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KSLA-TV Shreveport

Man on death row for mother's slaying loses appeal

A 53-year-old East Texas man sent to death row for strangling his mother, then stealing her car and draining her bank accounts, has lost a federal court appeal.

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