2003 Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

Effjohn International Cruise Holdings, Inc.; Eff-shipping Ltd., Plaintiffs-appellants, v. A&l Sales, Inc.; Reliable Disposal Co., Inc.; Freret Marine Supply; Amwest Surety Insurance Co.; Swiss Reinsurance America Corp.; Cooper/t Smith Stevedoring, Inc.; Crescent Towing, Inc.; Marine Medical Unit, Inc.; George Ott Transportation, Inc.; Castrol North America, Inc.; Advance Marine, Inc.; Scheuring Security, Inc., Intervenor Plaintiffs-appellees, v. Enchanted Isle Mv, Etc.; et al., Defendants.effjohn International Cruise Holdings, Inc.; et al., Plaintiffs,a&l Sales, Inc.; Reliable Disposal Co., Inc.; Freret Marine Supply; Amwest Surety Insurance Co.; Swiss Reinsurance America Corp.; Cooper/t Smith Stevedoring, Inc.; Crescent Towing, Inc.; Marine Medical Unit, Inc.; George Ott Transportation, Inc.; Castrol North America, Inc.; Advance Marine, Inc.; Scheuring Security, Inc., Intervenor Plaintiffs-appellees, v. Enchanted Isle Mv, Etc.; et al., Defendants,cusimano Produce Co., Movant-appellant.freret Marine Supply, a Division of Freret Hardware, Inc., Plaintiff-appellee,noel Nolasco; Eduardo Sedo; Sergiy Bilogolovy; Oleksandr Zhukov; Yuriy Palamarchuk; et al., Intervenor Plaintiffs-appellees, v. Enchanted Capri Mv, Etc., Defendant,amwest Surety Insurance Co.; Swiss Reinsurance America Corp., Intervenor Plaintiffs-appellants.effjohn International Cruise Holdings, Inc.; et al., Plaintiffs,effjohn International Cruise Holdings, Inc., Plaintiff-appellee,a&l Sales, Inc.; Reliable Disposal Co., Inc.; Freret Marine Supply, Intervenor Plaintiffs-appellees, v. Amwest Surety Insurance Co.; Swiss Reinsurance America Corp.; Intervenor Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Enchanted Isle Mv, Etc.; et al., Defendants
Date: September 19, 2003
Citation: 346 F.3d 552

Bryan D. Collins, As Parent and Next Friend of Zachary W. Collins; Allyson M. Collins, As Parent and Next Friend of Zachary W. Collins; Freddie M. Anderson, As Parent and Next Friend of Robert Thomas-anderson;georgia M. Anderson, As Parent and Next Friend of Robert Thomas-anderson; Herman R. Bernard, As Parent and Next Friend of Reginald L. Bernard; et al., Plaintiffs-appellants, v. American Home Products Corporation, Doing Business As Wyeth Laboratories Inc.; Wyeth Lederle; Wyether Lederle; Wyether Lederle Vaccines and Lederle Laboratories; Abbott Laboratories; American International Chemical Inc.; Aventis Pasteur Inc., Individually and As Successor in Interest to Connaught Laboratories Inc.; Pasteur Merieux Connaught Inc.; B.f. Ascher & Company Inc.; Baxter International Inc., Individually and As Successor in Interest to North American Vaccine Inc.; Bayer Corporation; Bioport Corporation Inc.; Bristol-myers Squibb and Company; Evans Medical Ltd.; Merck and Company Inc.; Rpk Pharmaceuticals; Dolder; Eli Lilly & Company; Smithkline Beecham Corporation; Lisa Stone, M.d., Individually and As Successor in Interest to Children's Medical Group, P.a.; Bert Bradford, M.d.; Gulf Coast Pediatric Clinic; Byron's Discount Drugs; Jeff Court, M.d., Individually and As Successor in Interest to Children's Medical Group, P.a.; Walter E. Dawkins, M.d.; Louisa Lawson, M.d.; Sartin's Discount Drugs Inc.; Brian Stretch, M.d.; Julian Lee Owen, M.d.; Village Pharmacy; John Does; Children's Medical Group P.a., Defendants-appellees.john W. Stewart, Iii; Annette C. Stewart; Bryan D. Collins; Allyson M. Collins; Herman R. Bernard, Jr.; Carola H. Bernard; Larry D. Blackwell; Melissa L. Mcgrew; Jules J. Cousin, Jr.; Beverly L. Cousin; John A. Gamberi; Connie J. Gamberi; Mark A. Klinedinst; Laurie E. Klinedinst; Terri M. Pitts; Tracy L. Pitts; Kevin T. Samuel; Victoria Samuel; David G. Underwood; Lauren Underwood; Jeremy Williams; Shawanda R. Williams, Plaintiff-appellants, v. American Home Products Corporation, Doing Business As Wyeth; Wyeth Laboratories; Wyeth-ayerst; Wyeth-ayerst Laboratories; Wyeth Lederle; Wyther Lederle; Wyether Lederle Vaccines and Lederle Laboratories; Abbott Laboratories Inc.; American International Chemical Inc.; Aventis Pasteur Inc., Individually and As Successor in Interest to Connaught Laboratories Inc.; Pasteur Merieux & Pasteur Merieux Connaught; B.f. Ascher & Company Inc.; Baxter International Inc., Individually and As Successor in Interest to North American Vaccine Inc.; Bioport Corporation Inc.; Evans Medical Limited; Dolder; Eli Lilly & Company; Merck and Company Inc.; Smithkline Beecham Corporation; Bert Bradford, M.d.; Gulf Coast Pediatric Clinic; Walter E. Dawkins, M.d.; Owen J. Lee, M.d.; Sartin's Discount Drugs Inc.; Brian Stretch, M.d., Doing Business As the Street Clinic; Village Pharmacy Llc; Wyeth; John Does, 1-200, Who Are Individuals, Proprietorships, Corporations, or Other Entities Whose Names and Identities Are Otherwise Unknown to the Plaintiffs; Jeffrey Crout, M.d.; Children's Medical Group P.a.; Rpk Pharmaceuticals Inc., Defendants-appellees
Date: September 9, 2003
Citation: 343 F.3d 765

Howard Scanlan; Denise Scanlan; and Lauren Scanlan, Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Texas A&m University; et al., Defendants,texas A&m University; J. Malon Southerland, in His Individual Capacity; Russell Thompson, in His Individual Capacity, Ray Bowen, in His Individual Capacity; William L. Kibler, in His Individual Capacity; and John J. Koldus, Iii, in His Individual Capacity, Defendants-appellees.sean Breen, As Administrator of the Estate of Christopher Breen; Christopher Breen; John E. Breen; Marian K. Breen, Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Texas A&m University; J. Malon Southerland, in His Individual Capacity; Russell Thompson, in His Individual Capacity; Ray Bowen, in His Individual Capacity; Defendants-appellees.james Kimmel, As Representative of the Estate of Lucas Kimmel; James Kimmel; Walieta Kimmel, Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Texas A&m University; et al., Defendants,texas A&m University; J. Malon Southerland, in His Individual Capacity; Russell J. Thompson, in His Individual Capacity; Ray Bowen, in His Individual Capacity; William L. Kibler, in His Individual Capacity; and John J. Koldus, Iii, in His Individual Capacity, Defendants-appellees.jacquelynn Kay Self, Individually and As Administratrix of the Estate of Jerry Don Self, Deceased; Kathy Mcclain Escamilla, Individually and As Administratrix of the Estate of Bryan A. Mcclain, Deceased; Phil R. Mcclain; Andrea Heard, Individually and As Administratrix of the Estate of Christopher Lee Heard, Deceased; Leslie G. Heard; Gregory Anthony Powell, Individually and As Administrator of the Estate of Chad D. Powell, Deceased; Beverly Jill Powell; Matthew Lynn Robbins; Dominic Braus; and Nancy Braus, Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Texas A&m University; et al., Defendants; Texas A&m University; Ray Bowen; J. Malon Southerland; William L. Kibler; Russell W. Thompson; John J. Koldus, Iii; M.t. Hopgood, Jr., Major General; Donald J. Johnson; Zack Coapland; Kevin Jackson; James R. Reynolds; Robert Harry Stiteler, Jr.; and Michael David Krenz, Defendants-appellees.john Andrew Comstock and Dixie Ann Zinneker, Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Texas A&m University; et al., Defendants,texas A&m University; J. Malon Southerland, in His Individual Capacity; Russell Thompson, in His Individual Capacity; Ray Bowen, in His Individual Capacity, Defendants-appellees.bill Davis, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Texas A&m University; et al., Defendants,texas A&m University; J. Malon Southerland, in His Individual Capacity; Russell Thompson, in His Individual Capacity; Ray Bowen, in His Individual Capacity; William L. Kibler, in His Individual Capacity; and John J. Koldus, Iii, in His Individual Capacity, Defendants-appellees
Date: August 19, 2003
Citation: 343 F.3d 533

In the Matter Of: Monumental Life Insurance Company, Industrial Life Insurance Litigation.mattie Bratcher, et al., Plaintiffs,mattie Bratcher; John Bratcher; Caroline Brown, on Behalf of Herself and All Others Similarly Situated; Mary Sue Truesdale; Maxine Cash, on Behalf of Herself and All Others Similarly Situated; Mildred Buford, Also Known As Mildred Gamlin, on Behalf of Herself and All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiffs-appellants, v. National Standard Life Insurance Company, et al., Defendants,monumental Life Insurance Company, Defendant-appellee.in the Matter Of: Unitrin, Inc., Industrial Life Insurance Litigation.rosie Lee Cothran, et al., Plaintiffs,elizabeth Walker, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Security Industrial Insurance Company, et al., Defendants,monumental Life Insurance Company, Defendant-appellee.in the Matter Of: American National Insurance Company, Industrial Life Insurance Litigation.rose Mary Roach, on Behalf of Herself and All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff-appellant, v. American National Insurance Company, Defendant-appellee.in the Matter Of: Western & Southern Life Insurance Co., Industrial Life Insurance Litigation.joseph Bell, Etc., et al., Plaintiffs,joseph Bell, Individually and on Behalf of Others Similarly Situated; Willa Ellis, Doctor; Thelma Walker Oatis, on Behalf of Themselves and All Others Similarly Situated; Alma Hyde, Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Western & Southern Life Insurance Company, Defendant-appellee
Date: August 13, 2003
Citation: 343 F.3d 331

In Re: Avantel, S.a., Petitioner
Date: August 12, 2003
Citation: 343 F.3d 311

In Re: Horseshoe Entertainment, Petitioner
Date: July 30, 2003
Citation: 337 F.3d 429

Isabel G. Andrade; et al., Plaintiffs,stephen E. Thompson, As Administrator for the Following Estates: Estate of Chanel Andrade, Estate of Crystal Barrios, Estate of Isaiah Barrios, Estate of Dayland Lord Little, Estate of Kara Brittani (pages) Little, Estate of Abigail Martinez, Estate of Audrey Martinez, Estate of Joseph Martinez, Estate of Melissa Morrison, Estate of Mayanah Schneider, Estate of Aisha Gyarfas Summers, Estate of Startle Summers, Estate of Hollywood Sylvia, Estate of Rachel Sylvia; Daniel Martinez, Sr.; Thomas Barrios; Misty Dawn Ferguson; Stanley Sylvia; Norman Washington Allison; Adeline Sylvia Black; Lowess Esmerella Blake; Robert Theophilus Blake; Debborah Brown, et al., Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Phillip J. Chojnacki; et al., Defendants,united States of America, Defendant-appellee.jean Holub, Co-administrator & Legal Representative of Estates of Bobbie Lane Koresh, Star Hadassah Howell & Cyrus Ben Joseph Howell, Minors, Deceased, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Janet Reno, Attorney General; et al., Defendants,janet Reno, Attorney General; Phillip J. Chojnacki; Jeffrey J. Jamar; Robert Ricks; Richard (dick) Rogers; Defendants-appellees.misty Dawn Ferguson; et al., Plaintiffs,misty Dawn Ferguson; Robert Theophilus Blake; Lowess Esmerella Blake; Debborah K. Brown, Sherry H. Burgo; et al., Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Janet Reno, Attorney General; et al., Defendants,janet Reno, Attorney General; William S. Sessions; Lawrence A. Potts; Daniel M. Hartnett; Edward Daniel Conroy; David C. Troy; Phillip J. Chojnacki; Charles A. Sarabyn; Peter B. Mastin; Ted Royster; James Cavanaugh; Earl K. Dunagan; Darrel Dyer; William Buford; Davy Aguilera; Jeffrey J. Jamar; Robert A. (bob) Ricks; Oliver B. Revell; Richard (dick) Rogers; Lon T. Horiuchi; Byron Sage; Stephen E. Higgins; United States of America, Defendants-appellees.debborah Brown, Robyn Bunds, Individually and on Behalf of Minor Child Shaun Wisdom Howell Koresh; Sherry Houtman Burgo; Clive Doyle; Katherine Farris; et al., Plaintiffs-appellants, v. United States of America; et al., Defendants,united States of America; Janet Reno, Attorney General; William S. Sessions; Lawrence Potts; Stephen Higgins; Daniel Hartnett; Daniel Conroy; David C. Troy; Phillip Chojnacki; Charles (chuck) Sarabyn; Peter Mastin; Ted Royster; James Cavanaugh; Earl Dunagan; Darrel Dyer; William Buford; Davy Aguilera; Jeffrey Jamar; Robert Ricks; Oliver Revell; Richard (dick) Rogers; Lon T. Horiuchi; Byron Sage; Timothy Gaborie; John Mcgaw; William T. Johnston, Defendants-appellees.james Loye Riddle; et al., Plaintiffs,myrtle Ann Riddle, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Janet Reno, Attorney General; et al., Defendants,janet Reno, Attorney General; Webster L. Hubbell; William S. Sessions; Lawrence A. Potts; Stephen E. Higgins, Director, Atf; Daniel Conroy; David C. Troy; Phillip J. Chojnacki; Charles A. Sarabyn; Peter B. Mastin; Ted Royster; James Cavanaugh; Earl K. Dunagan; Darrel Dyer; William Buford; Davy Aguilera; Jeffrey Jamar; Robert A. (bob) Ricks; Oliver B. Revell; Richard Rogers; Lon T. Horiuchi; Byron Sage; United States of America, Defendants-appellees.oliver Gyarfas, Individually and As Administrator of the Estate of Aisha Gyafas Summers Deceased and of the Estate of Startle Summers Deceased; Elizabeth Gyarfas, Individually and As Administrator of the Estate of Aisha Gyarfas Summers Deceased and of the Estate of Startle Summers Deceased, Plaintiffs-appellants, v. United States of America, Defendant-appellee.jean Holub, Co-administrators and Legal Representatives of the Estates of Bobbie Layne Koresh, Star Hadassah Howell and Cyrus Ben Joseph Howell, Minor Children Deceased; Bobby Wayne Howell, Co-administrators and Legal Representatives of the Estatesof Bobbie Layne Koresh, Star Hadassah Howell and Cyrus Ben Joseph Howell, Minor Children Deceased, Plaintiffs-appellants, v. United States of America, Defendant-appellee.debborah Brown; Sherry Houtman Burgo; Clive Doyle; Tillie Friesen; Floyd Houtman, Jr.; et al., Plaintiffs-appellants, v. United States of America, Defendant-appellee.stanley Sylvia
Date: July 14, 2003
Citation: 338 F.3d 448

In Re: Kia Levoy Johnson, Movant
Date: June 10, 2003
Citation: 334 F.3d 403

In Re: Kenneth Wayne Morris, Applicant
Date: April 15, 2003
Citation: 328 F.3d 739

In Re: Michael Dewayne Johnson, Applicant
Date: February 25, 2003
Citation: 322 F.3d 881

Sandwich Chef of Texas, Inc., Doing Business As Wall Street Deli, Individually and for Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Reliance National Indemnity Insurance Company, Formerly Known As Planet Insurance Company; Reliance Insurance Company; Reliance Lloyds; Reliance National Insurance Co.; United Pacific Insurance Co.; Home Insurance Company, Formerly Known As City Insurance Co., Formerly Known As Home Indemnity Company, Formerly Known As Home Insurance Company, Formerly Known As Home Insurance Company of Indiana; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company; Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company; Liberty Insurance Corporation; American & Foreign Insurance Company; Globe Indemnity Co.; Royal Indemnity Co.; Royal Insurance Company of America; Safeguard Insurance Co.; Bituminous Casualty Corporation; Bituminous Fire and Marine Insurance Co.; Great West Casualty Insurance Co.; International Business & Mercantile Reassurance Co.; Old Republic Insurancecompany; North River Insurance Co.; International Insurance Company; Westchester Fire Insurance Company; United States Fire Insurance Company; United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company; Fidelity & Guaranty Insurance Underwriters Inc.; Industrial Indemnity; Chubb Indemnity Insurance Co.; Chubb Lloyds Insurance Co. of Texas; Federal Insurance Company; Great Northern Insurance Co.; Northwestern Pacific Indemnity Co.; Pacific Indemnity Company; Sun Insurance Office of America Inc.; Texas Pacific Indemnity Co.; Vigilant Insurance Co.; Highlands Insurance Company; Highlands Underwriters Insurance Co.; Highlands Casualty Co.; Aberdeen Insurance Co.; Bankers Standard Insurance Co.; Century Indemnity Co.; Indemnity Insurance Company of North America; Insurance Company of North America; Pacific Employers Insurance Company; Atlantic Insurance Co.; Automobile Insurance Company of Hartford, Connecticut; Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company; Farmington Casualty Co.; Gulf Group Lloyds; Gulf Insurance Co.; Nippon Fire/marine Insurance Co. Ltd., U.S. Branch; Phoenix Insurance Company; Select Insurance Co.; Standard Fire Insurance Co.; Travelers Casualty & Surety Co., Formerly Known As Aetna Casualty & Surety Co.; Travelers Casualty & Surety Company of America, Formerly Known As Aetna Casualty and Surety Company of America; Travelers Casualty & Surety Company of Illinois, Formerly Known As Aetna Casualty & Surety Company of Illinois; Travelers Indemnity Company; Travelers Indemnity Company of America; Travelers Indemnity Company of Connecticut, The, Formerly Known As Travelers Indemnity Company of Rhode Island; Travelers Indemnity Co. of Illinois; Travelers Insurance Company; Argonaut Insurance Company; Argonaut Midwest Insurance Company; Argonaut Southwest Insurance Company; American Home Assurance Company; Birmingham Fire Insurance Company of Pennsylvania; Commerce and Industry Insurance Co.; Granite State Insurance Company; Illinois National Insurance Company; the Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania; National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa; New Hampshire Insurance Company; American Manufacturing Mutual Insurance Co.; American Motorists Insurance Company; American Protection Insurance Co.; Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company; Emcasco Insurance Co.; Employers Mutual Casualty Company; Farmland Mutual Insurance Co.; Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Co.; Nationwide Indemnity Insurance Co.; Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co.; Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company; Nationwide Property and Casualty Insurance Co.; Scottsdale Indemnity Co.; Middlesex Insurance Co.; Sentry Insurance, a Mutual Company; Employers Insurance of Wausau, a Mutual Company; Wausau Business Insurance Co.; Wausau Underwriters Insurance Company; Agricultural Insurance Co.; American Alliance Insurance Company; American National Fire Insurance Company; Great American Insurance Co.; Mid-continent Casualty Company; American Casualty Company Ofreading, Pennsylvania; Continental Casualty Company; National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford; Transcontinental Insurance Company; Transportation Insurance Compan
Date: January 21, 2003
Citation: 319 F.3d 205