United States Fourth Circuit - March 2015 Opinion Summaries

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vonRosenberg v. Lawrence

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Trademark
In this dispute between two clergymen, each who believes himself to be the proper leader of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South...
03/31/2015 14-1122

Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products v. Von Drehle Corporation

United States Fourth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Trademark, Remedies
Plaintiff owns the trademark "enMotion," which it uses to brand a paper-towel dispenser that dispenses only the ten-inch branded paper towels it...
03/30/2015 13-2003

Johnson v. American Towers

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Communications Law, Injury & Tort Law
Plaintiff, a prison guard, was shot multiple times in his home in an attack ordered by an inmate using a contraband cell phone. Plaintiff brought...
03/25/2015 13-1872

Professional Massage Training Center, Inc. v. Accreditation Alliance of Career Schools and Colleges

United States Fourth Circuit
Administrative Law, Education Law
Plaintiff-school brought suit against defendant private accrediting agency for violation of its due process rights after defendant denied plaintiff's...
03/24/2015 14-1086

Lee v. Clarke

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
District court's order granting the motion of respondent Director of the Virginia Department of Corrections to dismiss a petition for a writ of habeas...
03/20/2015 13-7914

Consolidation Coal Company v. Georgia Power Company

United States Fourth Circuit
Environmental Law, Public Utilities
In the mid-2000s, plaintiff EPA added the Ward Transformer Company's facility in Raleigh, which had become contaminated with polychlorinated...
03/20/2015 13-1603

Mascio v. Colvin

United States Fourth Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits
The judgment of the district court upholding the denial of plaintiff's application for supplemental security income benefits by the Social Security...
03/18/2015 13-2088

US v. Lymas

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendants pled guilty to Hobbs Act Conspiracy and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and each was sentenced...
03/18/2015 13-4635

Smith v. Ray

United States Fourth Circuit
Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
District court order denying defendant police officer's motion for summary judgment on the basis of qualified immunity concerning plaintiff's...
03/18/2015 12-1503

Zak v. Chelsea Therapeutics International

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Drugs & Biotech, Securities Law
In this securities class action, plaintiff-shareholders brought suit against defendant Chelsea Therapeutics International and its corporate officers,...
03/16/2015 13-2370