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R. H. Donnelley Corporation v. US

United States Fourth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Tax Law
In a tax dispute involving the application of a time-barred tax liability to a refund, trial court judgment in favor of the IRS is affirmed because...
03/31/2011 10-1365

Boyd v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Com.

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, ERISA, Family Law
In an ERISA dispute involving the validity of payment to an expressed beneficiary-spouse who, at the time of the death of the policy holder, was...
03/31/2011 10-1702

Virginia Historic Tax Credit Fund v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue

United States Fourth Circuit
Administrative Law, Tax Law
In a tax dispute involving whether certain transactions between a partnership and its partners amounted to sales for purposes of federal tax law,...
03/29/2011 10-1333

ACLU v. Holder

United States Fourth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Government Law
In a constitutional challenge to the seal provisions of the Fair Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. sections 3730(b)(2)–(3), dismissal by district court is...
03/28/2011 09-2086

Kendall v. Balcerzak

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections
In a Section 1983 dispute arising out of a petition drive to obtain a referendum on a zoning ordinance, Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal by district court is...
03/28/2011 09-2304

US v. Masciandaro

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction and sentencing of defendant for carrying or possessing a loaded handgun in a motor vehicle, under 36 C.F.R. section 2.4(b), is affirmed...
03/25/2011 09-4839

Brockington v. Boykins

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Rights, Remedies
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 dispute alleging the use of excessive, deadly force by a police officer, denial of motion to dismiss on the ground of...
03/22/2011 09-2308

Grace v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc.

United States Fourth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
In a dispute under the Fair Labor Standards Act (Act), 29 U.S.C. section 213(a)(1), judgment of the district court is affirmed where plaintiff falls...
03/22/2011 09-2029

Industrial Enterprises, Inc. v. Penn America Insurance Co.

United States Fourth Circuit
Environmental Law, Insurance Law
In an insurance dispute involving whether liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) falls...
03/18/2011 09-2346

Solis v. Malkani

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In an appeal arising out of ERISA, district court judgment in favor of plaintiff is affirmed where there is no error.
03/16/2011 09-1383