United States Fourth Circuit - August 2013 Opinion Summaries

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State of Maryland v. Universal Elections, Incorporated

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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