United States Fourth Circuit - June 2014 Opinion Summaries

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Al Shimari v. CACI Premier Technology, Inc.

United States Fourth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, International Law
Dismissal of plaintiffs' claims seeking damages against defendant-American corporation for the torture and mistreatment of foreign nationals at the...
06/30/2014 13-1937

National Heritage Foundation v. Highbourne Foundation

United States Fourth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
The bankruptcy court properly ruled that the non-debtor Release Provision in the debtor's Chapter 11 reorganization plan was unenforceable, where the...
06/27/2014 13-1608

US v. Henriquez

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for unlawfully reentering the United States, which the district court enhanced based on defendant's prior conviction of first...
06/27/2014 13-4238

American Steamship Owners v. Dann Ocean Towing, Inc.

United States Fourth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Insurance Law
The district court properly determined that the choice-of-law provision in the parties' maritime insurance contract required application of New York's...
06/26/2014 13-1495

McAirlaids, Inc. v. Kimberly-Clark Corporation

United States Fourth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Intellectual Property, Trade Dress
Summary judgment in favor of defendant in an action for trade-dress infringement and unfair competition under sections 32(1)(a) and 43(a) of the...
06/25/2014 13-2044

US ex rel. Ahumada v. NISH

United States Fourth Circuit
Government Contracts, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
In a qui tam action on behalf of the United States under the False Claims Act (FCA) alleging that defendant-former employer (who settled), along with...
06/23/2014 13-1672

US v. Louthian

United States Fourth Circuit
Sentencing, Government Benefits, Asset Forfeiture, Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's convictions and sentence for multiple offenses arising from a health care fraud scheme are affirmed, where: 1) the evidence was sufficient...
06/23/2014 13-4231

US v. Adepoju

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's convictions and sentence for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft are: 1) affirmed in part, where the convictions are supported by...
06/23/2014 12-5007

Sartin v. McNair Law Firm PA

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice, Sanctions
In a malpractice action brought against defendant-law firm, who represented plaintiff-attorney in his challenge to a court order imposing sanctions on...
06/23/2014 13-1265

In Re: Norfolk Southern Railway Co.

United States Fourth Circuit
Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation, Workers' Compensation
Petitioner's appeal from a district court order remanding to state court a claim brought against petitioner pursuant to the Federal Employers'...
06/23/2014 13-2112