William Rice Lummis, Texas Temporary Administrator of Theestate of Howard R. Hughes, Jr., Deceased,plaintiff-appellant, Cross Appellee, v. Mark White, Bob Bullock, Kenneth Cory, H. B. Alvord, et al.,defendants-appellees.kenneth Cory, H. B. Alvord, Defendants-appellees, Cross Appellants, 686 F.2d 225 (5th Cir. 1982)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 686 F.2d 225 (5th Cir. 1982)

Aug. 26, 1982

Appeals from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas; Jack Roberts, Judge.

Andrews & Kurth, O. Clayton Lilienstern, Houston, Tex., Graves, Dougherty, Hearon, Moody & Garwood, R. James George, Jr., Austin, Tex., James W. Moore, New Haven, Conn., for plaintiff-appellant, cross appellee.

Paul J. Van Osselaer, Austin, Tex., M. Carr Ferguson, Asst. Atty. Gen., Tax Div., Dept. of Justice, Gilbert E. Andrews, Chief, Appellate Section, Richard Farber, Atty., Washington, D. C., Brown, Maroney, Rose, Baker & Barber, Charlie D. Dye, Austin, Tex., Jerome B. Falk, Steven L. Mayer, Jerome B. Falk, Jr., San Francisco, Cal., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Ronald E. Gother, Los Angeles, Cal., McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, Rick Harrison, Austin, Tex., Clark, Thomas, Winters & Shapiro, Donald S. Thomas, Austin, Tex., for defendants-appellees.


Before VANCE and FRANK D. JOHNSON, Jr., Circuit Judges, and THOMAS,**  District Judge.


The Supreme Court, --- U.S. ----, 102 S. Ct. 2325, 72 L. Ed. 2d 694, having held that the eleventh amendment bars the statutory interpleader sought in this case, the judgment of the district court, 491 F. Supp. 5, dismissing the action is affirmed.



Former Fifth Circuit case, Section 9(1) of Public Law 96-452-October 14, 1980


District Judge of the Southern District of Alabama, sitting by designation