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Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Zoning Case Brought on Constitutional Grounds

By: Ashley Collette and Evan Reid On October 12, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case Siena Corporation v. Mayor and City Council of Rockville,...

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31st Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Vacates and Remands Prison Grievance Claim for Further Fact-Finding

  By Kelsey Mellan On March 23, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in Custis v. Davis, a civil appeal of the district court’s sua sponte dismissal of...

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30th Mar 2017

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Debtors’ Objections to Unsecured Claims Not Barred by Res Judicata

By Mickey Herman On Thursday, March 30, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in LVNV Funding, LLC v. Harling, a bankruptcy case. Creditor-appellant, LVNV Funding, LLC (“LVNV”) appealed...

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27th Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Prisoners’ Complaint for Mootness

By John Van Swearingen On March 24, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the prisoner civil rights case Porter v. Clarke. Plaintiffs, originally four Virginia death row...

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22nd Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Reaffirms Contract Interpretation Principles in Collective Bargaining Agreement Between Retirees and Company

By M. Allie Clayton Today, in the civil case of Barton v. Constellium Rolled Products-Ravenswood, LLC., a published opinion, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the District Court in granting summary judgment...

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21st Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Vacates Grant of Summary Judgment Based Solely on Estimate of Damages

By Kelsey Hyde On March 17, 2017, the Fourth Circuit published an opinion in the civil matter of Sharma v. USA International, vacating the district court’s grant of summary judgment...

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20th Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment in Social Media Dispute

By: Kristina Wilson On Monday, March 20, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case Grutzmacher v. Howard County. The Fourth Circuit affirmed the District Court...

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17th Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Determines “Loss Recovery Statute” Does Not Include Virtual Currency

By Kelsey Mellan On March 17, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in Mason v. Machine Zone, Inc. a civil appeal of the district court’s dismissal of a...

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16th Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Considers Scope of FCA’s First-to-File Rule

By Mickey Herman On Thursday, March 16, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in United States ex rel. Carson v. Manor Care, Inc., a civil case. Plaintiff-appellant, Patrick...

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24th Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Denies Federal Jurisdiction Under Tax Injunction Act Despite Artful Pleading

By Sophia Blair On January 24, 2017, the Fourth Circuit published Gwozdz v. Healthport Tech., LLC, a civil case. Lawrence Gwozdz (“Gwozdz”) requested his wife’s medical records from several Maryland Hospitals....

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16th Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Reaffirms Principle That A Police Chief With Reasonable Belief That Detectives Are Acting Within Scope of Employment Is Entitled To Qualified Immunity from First Amendment Retaliation Claims

By M. Allie Clayton On February 15, 2017, in the civil case of Crouse v. Town of Moncks Corner, the Fourth Circuit held that the police chief in Moncks Corner...

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15th Feb 2017

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Guest post: Abilt v. CIA: The Secret Case of the Sleepy Spy

On February 8, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case, Abilt v. CIA. The following is a guest post by Tommy Tobin.[*] Abilt v. CIA Employment discrimination...

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