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Smith Nobles

Fifth Circuit

After oral argument, persuaded the Court to narrowly construe a permanent injunction against a former oilfield services company employee accused of violating an intellectual property agreement.

Obtained leave and filed an amicus curiae brief for public interest groups opposing arbitration in a matter affecting medical patient privacy rights.

Secured affirmance of a district court’s summary judgment rejecting a police chief’s attempt to escape First Amendment retaliation liability based on a qualified immunity defense.

After oral argument, retained a judgment for mental-anguish damages and attorney fees in a professor’s statutory retaliation case against a state medical school.

Served as local counsel in a case involving the constitutionality of a state statute prohibiting caller-ID spoofing.

Represented fifty former employees of a county sheriff’s department in a First Amendment retaliation case brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

After oral argument, preserved a district court’s summary judgment for a mortgage lender in a dispute involving the payoff of a home loan by a third party to the transaction.

Represented an investment management company in a proceeding to vacate an award under the Federal Arbitration Act.

Obtained affirmance of a district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit against a doctor and regional medical center for lack of personal jurisdiction.