United States Fourth Circuit - August 2014 Opinion Summaries

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US v. McLaurin

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction and sentencing of defendants McLaurin and Lowery for various conspiracy and firearms charges is: 1) affirmed as to their convictions, where...
08/22/2014 134138.P

EQT Production Co. v. Adair

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions
Order granting class certification to five related class action suits pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f) is vacated and remanded, where...
08/19/2014 13414

US v. Stephens

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for illegal firearms possession is affirmed where: 1) the district court declined to apply the exclusionary rule to a search conducted in...
08/19/2014 124625

Russell v. Absolute Collection Servs.

United States Fourth Circuit
Debt Collection, Injury & Tort Law
Judgment as a matter of law in favor of plaintiff-debtor over defendant debt collector is affirmed in its entirety, where defendant’s conduct violated...
08/15/2014 12-2357

Wood v. Crane Co.

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure
District Court’s remand of plaintiff's claim to state court is affirmed, where: 1) defendant originally removed the case to federal court, asserting a...
08/15/2014 13-1868

US v. Modanlo

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Two notices of appeal, first to appeal the court’s denial of a collateral estoppel motion to dismiss, and second to appeal the court’s denial of a...
08/07/2014 13-4378

Cherry v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Government Benefits, Labor & Employment Law
In a constitutional challenge to defendant-city's decision changing the manner in which annual increases to pension benefits are calculated, which...
08/06/2014 13-1007

Defenders of Wildlife v. NC Deprtment of Transportation

United States Fourth Circuit
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Government Law, Transportation
Summary judgment in favor of defendants on plaintiffs' claim that defendant violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 4(f) of...
08/06/2014 13-2215

Minter v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

United States Fourth Circuit
Banking Law, Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a class action alleging that defendants violated Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), by creating a joint venture, to...
08/05/2014 13-2131

FLAME S.A. v. Freight Bulk Pte. Ltd.

United States Fourth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Contracts, International Law, Judgement Enforcement
In an action brought by plaintiff seeking attachment of a shipping vessel for purposes of satisfying an English judgment, the underlying basis of...
08/05/2014 14-1189