United States Fourth Circuit - February 2012 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Holmes

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Military Law
In a prosecution for aggravated sexual abuse of a child that occurred while the defendant was on active duty with the United States Air Force,...
02/29/2012 10-4738

US v. Engle

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a prosecution that included counts for sexual exploitation of a minor and attempted enticement of a minor, the convictions and sentence are...
02/29/2012 10-4850

US v. Aidoo

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a prosecution for unlawful importation of heroin in which the defendant was convicted and sentenced to the statutory mandatory minimum term of...
02/29/2012 10-4752

Halpern v. Wake Forest University Health Sciences

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law
In an action alleging that the plaintiff's dismissal from medical school for unprofessional behavior violated the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the...
02/28/2012 10-2162

US v. Boykin

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a challenge to the use of a presentence report to determine the circumstances surrounding two prior violent-felony convictions for sentencing...
02/28/2012 11-4061

US v. Ortiz

United States Fourth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
On a defendant's motion to suppress cocaine discovered in and taken from a secret compartment in his vehicle, alleging that the search of the vehicle...
02/27/2012 11-4193

Holloway v. Pagan River Dockside Seafood, Inc.

United States Fourth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Admiralty, Civil Procedure
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

In an action by a seaman under the Jones Act alleging negligence by his employers, the district court's grant of a motion to dismiss for lack of...
02/27/2012 11-1046

Republic Franklin Insurance Co. v. Albemarle County School Baord

United States Fourth Circuit
Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit by an insurer for a declaratory judgment that it owed no duty to defend or indemnify its insured in an action commenced by the insured's...
02/24/2012 10-1961

Shenandoah Valley Network v. Capka

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Transportation
In a suit by a group of environmental and preservation organizations challenging the Federal Highway Administration's and the Virginia Department of...
02/17/2012 10-1954

Wachovia Securities, LLC v. Brand

United States Fourth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law, Sanctions
On a motion to confirm an arbitration award in favor of former employees who asserted that their former employer's claims against them were frivolous,...
02/16/2012 10-2111