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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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14th Nov 2016

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Fourth Circuit Denies Review of Administrative Order & Civil Penalties Following a Fatal Coal Mine Accident

Fourth Circuit Denies Review of Administrative Order & Civil Penalties Following a Fatal Coal Mine Accident By Kelsey Hyde On November 10, 2016, the Fourth Circuit published an opinion in the...

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09th Nov 2016

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Fourth Circuit Rules Virginia’s Geriatric Release Program Violates Eighth Amendment Rights of Juveniles Serving Life Sentences for Non-Homicide Offenses

By John Van Swearingen On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case LeBlanc v. Mathena. This matter was a habeas corpus petition brought...

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