United States Fourth Circuit - August 2013 Opinion Summaries

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State of Maryland v. Universal Elections, Incorporated

Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection Law, Elections
Summary judgment to the plaintiff-state on its claim that defendants violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by failing to identify the...
08/28/2013 12-1791

Town of Nags Head v. Toloczko

Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate
The district court's decision to abstain from deciding federal and state law claims concerning the legality of efforts by the plaintiff-town to...
08/27/2013 12-1537

US v. Jackson

Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's conviction for drug trafficking is affirmed, where: 1) evidence was pulled from two bags of trash from a trash can located behind the...
08/26/2013 12-4559

US v. Cabrera-Umanzor

Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Immigration Law
The sentence imposed on defendant following his guilty plea to unlawful re-entry of a removed alien after an aggravated felony conviction, which...
08/26/2013 11-4621

Waugh Chapel South, LLC v. United Food and Commercial Workers

Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Dismissal of plaintiffs' action under the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) alleging that defendants orchestrated fourteen separate legal...
08/26/2013 12-1429

US v. Bartko

Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Securities Law, White Collar Crime
Defendant's convictions and sentence for multiple charges related to mail fraud and securities fraud are affirmed, where the district court: 1) did...
08/23/2013 12-4298

Miller v. US

Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Petitioner's conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is vacated and remanded, with instructions for the district court to grant...
08/21/2013 13-6254

US v. Carthorne

Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Enhanced sentence based on "career offender" status under the Sentencing Guidelines is affirmed where although assault and battery of a police...
08/13/2013 11-4870

Santos v. Frederick County Board of Commissioners

Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Immigration Law
Summary judgment to defendants in plaintiff's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action against defendants alleging that defendant-deputies violated her Fourth...
08/07/2013 12-1980

Ackerman v. ExxonMobil Corporation

Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law, Property Law & Real Estate
A district court order abstaining from exercising jurisdiction in a putative class action alleging several state law causes of action for the...
08/07/2013 12-1103
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