670 F.2d 503 (5th Cir. 1982), 81-2039, Lapeyrouse v. Texaco, Inc.

Docket Nº81-2039.
Citation670 F.2d 503
Party NameJean LAPEYROUSE, Individually and as Temporary Administratrix of the Estate of Iry Joseph Lapeyrouse, Jr., etc., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. TEXACO, INC., et al., Defendants, J & K Rig Construction Company, Inc., Defendant-Appellee, Donald Ray STEWART, et ux., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. TEXACO, INC., et ux., Defendants, J & K Construction Company, Inc.,
Case DateMarch 04, 1982
CourtUnited States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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670 F.2d 503 (5th Cir. 1982)

Jean LAPEYROUSE, Individually and as Temporary

Administratrix of the Estate of Iry Joseph

Lapeyrouse, Jr., etc., Plaintiff-Appellant,

v.

TEXACO, INC., et al., Defendants,

J & K Rig Construction Company, Inc., Defendant-Appellee,

Donald Ray STEWART, et ux., Plaintiffs-Appellants,

v.

TEXACO, INC., et ux., Defendants,

J & K Construction Company, Inc., Defendant-Appellee.

Peter H. CUMMINGS, IV, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants,

v.

TEXACO, INC., et al., Defendants,

J & K Rig Construction Company, Inc., Defendant-Appellee.

No. 81-2039.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

March 4, 1982

Newton B. Schwartz, P. C., Houston, Tex., for plaintiffs-appellants.

Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, Ben L. Reynolds, John M. Elsley, Houston, Tex., for defendant-appellee.

Baker & Botts, Randy J. McClanahan, Houston, Tex., for Texaco, Inc.

Weitinger, Steelhammer & Tucker, Don Weitinger, L. Keith Slade, Houston, Tex., for Intern. Hammer Services Co.

James R. Sutterfield, New Orleans, La., for J & K Rig Const. Co.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Before BROWN, POLITZ and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM:

This appeal arises from a suit brought by employees and decedents of employees of

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International Hammer Services Company (Hammer) against Hammer, Texaco, Circle Bar Drilling Company, J&K Rig Construction Company (J&K), and several peripheral defendants. Plaintiff-appellants and deceased relatives of plaintiff-appellants worked as members of the casing crew on a well owned by Texaco aboard a drilling barge owned by Circle Bar. On August 22, 1979, the well derrick on the barge collapsed, resulting in the death or injury of several members of the crew. During the resultant litigation, J&K filed a motion to the jurisdiction of the court pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(2) claiming lack of in personam jurisdiction. The District Court orally granted the motion on January 12, 1981, and entered a judgment dismissing all claims against J&K on January 26. That same day, January 26, the court also entered an order that, inter alia, certified this judgment as final pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 54(b). The court briefly explained its finding that J&K did not have sufficient contacts with the forum in which appellants had brought their...

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  • 807 F.2d 1239 (5th Cir. 1987), 86-4474, Brown v. United Ins. Co. of America
    • United States
    • Federal Cases United States Courts of Appeals Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • January 20, 1987
    ...652-53 (5th Cir.1986); Fisher v. United States Department of Justice, 759 F.2d 461, 465-66 (5th Cir.1985); Lapeyrouse v. Texaco, Inc., 670 F.2d 503, 505-06 (5th Cir.1982). 3 See also Alvestad v. Monsanto Co., 671 F.2d 908, 912 n. 3 (5th Cir.1982) (notice of appeal from denial of first Rule ......
  • 696 F.2d 329 (5th Cir. 1983), 82-2057, Moya v. Estelle
    • United States
    • Federal Cases United States Courts of Appeals Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • January 24, 1983
    ...address them, but his denial of Moya's petition for habeas corpus relief implicitly overruled them. See Lapeyrouse v. Texaco, Inc., 670 F.2d 503, 505 (5th Cir.1982); Addington v. Farmer's Elevator Mutual Insurance Co., 650 F.2d 663, 666 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 454 U.S. 1098, 102 S.Ct. 672......
  • 759 F.2d 461 (5th Cir. 1985), 83-3761, Fischer v. United States Dept. of Justice
    • United States
    • Federal Cases United States Courts of Appeals Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • May 3, 1985
    ...it appropriate to remand the case to the district court to resolve the question in the first instance. See Lapeyrouse v. Texaco, Inc., 670 F.2d 503 (5th Cir.1982) (remanding case to the district court to determine whether postjudgment motion was a Rule 60(b) motion or a Rule 59(e) motion an......
  • In re Grau, 060210 TXWBC, 09-32460-C
    • United States
    • Federal Cases United States Bankruptcy Courts Fifth Circuit
    • June 2, 2010
    ...Judgment. A timely motion for new trial effectively extends the time for filing a notice of appeal. See Lapeyrouse v. Texaco, Inc., 670 F.2d 503, 505 (5th Cir. 1982). The time for appeal of a final order in a bankruptcy case is 14 days. See Fed.R.Bankr.P. 8002(a). That appeal time does not ......
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  • 807 F.2d 1239 (5th Cir. 1987), 86-4474, Brown v. United Ins. Co. of America
    • United States
    • Federal Cases United States Courts of Appeals Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • January 20, 1987
    ...652-53 (5th Cir.1986); Fisher v. United States Department of Justice, 759 F.2d 461, 465-66 (5th Cir.1985); Lapeyrouse v. Texaco, Inc., 670 F.2d 503, 505-06 (5th Cir.1982). 3 See also Alvestad v. Monsanto Co., 671 F.2d 908, 912 n. 3 (5th Cir.1982) (notice of appeal from denial of first Rule ......
  • 696 F.2d 329 (5th Cir. 1983), 82-2057, Moya v. Estelle
    • United States
    • Federal Cases United States Courts of Appeals Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • January 24, 1983
    ...address them, but his denial of Moya's petition for habeas corpus relief implicitly overruled them. See Lapeyrouse v. Texaco, Inc., 670 F.2d 503, 505 (5th Cir.1982); Addington v. Farmer's Elevator Mutual Insurance Co., 650 F.2d 663, 666 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 454 U.S. 1098, 102 S.Ct. 672......
  • 759 F.2d 461 (5th Cir. 1985), 83-3761, Fischer v. United States Dept. of Justice
    • United States
    • Federal Cases United States Courts of Appeals Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • May 3, 1985
    ...it appropriate to remand the case to the district court to resolve the question in the first instance. See Lapeyrouse v. Texaco, Inc., 670 F.2d 503 (5th Cir.1982) (remanding case to the district court to determine whether postjudgment motion was a Rule 60(b) motion or a Rule 59(e) motion an......
  • In re Grau, 060210 TXWBC, 09-32460-C
    • United States
    • Federal Cases United States Bankruptcy Courts Fifth Circuit
    • June 2, 2010
    ...Judgment. A timely motion for new trial effectively extends the time for filing a notice of appeal. See Lapeyrouse v. Texaco, Inc., 670 F.2d 503, 505 (5th Cir. 1982). The time for appeal of a final order in a bankruptcy case is 14 days. See Fed.R.Bankr.P. 8002(a). That appeal time does not ......
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