The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a U.S. District Court decision that had enjoined a pair of engineers from litigating intellectual property claims against Andrews Kurth and others.
According to the 5th Circuit’s Sept. 7 per curiam opinion in Gibbs, et al. v. Lufkin Industries Inc., et al., the engineers appealed the U.S. District Court’s orders “enjoining them from litigating in Texas state court their state law claims that the federal district court had previously remanded to the state court. Because the injunction was issued in violation of the Anti-Injunction Act, we vacate the injunction orders,” the appeals court wrote.
-- John Council