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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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28th Jan 2017

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Fourth Circuit Reiterates Two-Step Framework for Determining Joint Employment Under the FLSA

By Katie Baiocchi On January 25, 2017, the Fourth Circuit published Marlon Hall v. DIRECTV, LLC, a civil case. Plaintiffs Marlon Hall, John Wood, Alix Pierre, Kashi Walker and John...

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28th Jan 2017

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ERISA Preempts Employee Life Insurance Claim

By Sophia Blair On January 27, 2016, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case, Prince v. Sears Holdings Corp., affirming the district court’s dismissal of a life...

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26th Jan 2017

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Fourth Circuit Affirms Verdict for Plaintiffs in Products Liability Action

By Mickey Herman On Thursday, January 17, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case Huskey v. Ethicon, Inc. The defendant-appellants, Ethicon, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson (collectively...

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01st Dec 2016

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Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FTCA Claim For Untimely Filing

By Sophia Blair On November 22, 2016, the Fourth Circuit published Raplee v. United States of America, a civil case. John Raplee (“Raplee”) challenged the dismissal of his Federal Tort...

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30th Nov 2016

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Fourth Circuit Refuses to Challenge Arbitration Award

By Ali Fenno On November 22, 2016, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case of UBS Financial Services, Inc. v. Padussis. In UBS Financial, the Fourth...

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26th Nov 2016

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Fourth Circuit Vacates Dismissal of Declaratory Judgment for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

By Mike Stephens On Monday, November 21, 2016, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in Pressl v. Appalachian Power Company, a civil case. The appellants, Theresa and Richard Pressl appealed the district court’s...

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23rd Nov 2016

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Fourth Circuit Affirms Denial of Habeas Corpus Claim Arising from Denial of Plea Bargain

By John Van Swearingen On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case Rodriguez v. Bush. This matter was a habeas corpus petition brought...

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18th Nov 2016

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Fourth Circuit Affirms Coal Company’s Liability in Employment Benefits Case

By: Kristina Wilson On Friday, November 18, 2016, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case RB&F Coal, Inc. v. Mullins. The Fourth Circuit affirmed the U.S. Department...

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16th Nov 2016

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The Fourth Circuit Remands Qui Tam Proceedings Based on Possible Fraud Leading to Successor Corporate Liability

By M. Allie Clayton On November 15, 2016, the Fourth Circuit released a published opinion in the civil case of United States v. Government Logistics N. V., and held that,...

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