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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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14th Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Adopts “Absolute Veto Power” of AG for False Claims Settlements

By Kelsey Hyde Today, in the civil case of United States ex rel. Michaels v. Agape Senior Community, Inc., the Fourth Circuit published an opinion affirming the district court’s decision on...

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13th Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Reverses and Remands Denial of Social Security Benefits

By: Kristina Wilson On Thursday, January 19, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case Patterson v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration. The Fourth Circuit reversed...

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10th Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Applies Plain Meaning to Bankruptcy Statute

By Sophia Blair On January 5, 2017, the Fourth Circuit published an amended opinion for the civil case, Lynch v. Jackson, originally decided on January 4, 2017. Bankruptcy Court Decision and Appeal...

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06th Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Data Breach Lawsuit for Lack of Subject-Matter Jurisdiction

By John Van Swearingen On February 6, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case Beck v. McDonald. The plaintiffs appealed the dismissal of their case...

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