Fifth Circuit victory

Fifth Circuit victory

The U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's dismissal of civil-rights claims against the Firm's client, who is the former chair of a public university's board. Agreeing with the district court, which granted the defense a judgment as a matter of law, the appeals court ruled that the plaintiff failed to prove any causal connection between his protected conduct and later discharge in a budget-induced reorganization. Thomas M. Flanagan and Jamie Cangelosi represented the defendant/appellee.