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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 Clarifies Definition of “Travel in Foreign Commerce” in Sex Offense Case

By Sophia Blair On January 4, 2017, the Fourth Circuit published a criminal case, United States v. Schmidt. Richard Schmidt (“Schmidt”) originally pled guilty to traveling in foreign commerce and engaging...

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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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16th Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Affirms North Carolina Statute Constitutes a State Law Relating to the Sexual Exploitation of Children

By Katie Baiocchi On March 15, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a public opinion in the criminal case of United States v. Mills. In Mills, the Fourth Circuit addressed the...

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15th Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Affirms Consideration of Defendant’s Self-Incriminating Statements

By Ali Fenno On March 13, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the criminal case of United States v. Lara.  In Lara, the Fourth Circuit addressed whether...

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13th Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Holds the Virginia Crime of Common Law Robbery is Not a Violent Felony for Federal Sentencing Purposes

By John Van Swearingen On March 13, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the criminal case United States v. Winston. Robert Winston (“Appellant”), currently serving a 275-month...

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01st Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Affirms Juror’s Ambiguous Statement Insufficient to Demonstrate Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

By M. Allie Clayton Today, in the criminal case of United States v. Powell, a published opinion, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the District Court in holding that a juror’s statement...

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28th Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Joins Other Circuit Decisions Regarding “Second-in-Time” Habeas Petitions

By Kelsey Hyde Today, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion, In re William Robert Gray, Jr., deciding on a motion for authorization to file a second or successive application...

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27th Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Affirms Conviction for Mine Health and Safety Violations

By: Kristina Wilson On Thursday, January 19, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the criminal case United States v. Blankenship. The Fourth Circuit affirmed the defendant’s conviction...

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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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