Fifth Circuit Vacates Order of Contempt and Incarceration Against Dallas Attorney
August 21, 2015 in Case Summaries
Jeff Levinger successfully represented well-known Dallas attorney Daniel Sheehan in his appeal of an order of civil contempt and incarceration that a federal district judge issued against him while he was defending his client against a charge that it was in contempt of a prior injunction. The Fifth Circuit vacated the order in its entirety, holding that Sheehan “was not provided adequate due process” and that “there was insufficient evidence to find that he personally violated the injunction” previously issued by the district court. Sheehan’s successful challenge to the contempt order received extensive coverage in the Texas Lawyer and other legal publications. Robin Singh Educational Services, Inc. v. Testmasters Educational Services, Inc. v. Sheehan, 799 F.3d 437 (5th Cir. 2015).
Courts: Federal Courts of Appeals
Subject Matter: Ethics & Professional Malpractice