The appellant in Lillie v. Office of Financial Institutions argued that an adverse summary judgment was based on an unreliable case. The Fifth Circuit disagreed: “The court relied on Friedman only in reasoning that a showing of ‘but-for causation’—namely that SEI might have been able to prevent STC’s violations—is not enough to establish control. Such a rationale … is distinct from Friedman’s independent holding that the plaintiffs there had not alleged culpability. One may cite a case without endorsing everything for which it stands. The district court understood the law.” No. 19-30705 (May 14, 2021).