United States Fourth Circuit - April 2015 Opinion Summaries

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Harris v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.

United States Fourth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Transportation
In a suit arising out of a derailed train that caused plaintiff's injuries, the district court's decision is: 1) affirmed as to its grant of...
04/30/2015 13-2026

Hernandez-Avalos v. Lynch

United States Fourth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
Petition for review of a final order of removal entered by the Board of Immigrant Appeals (BIA) is granted where petitioner, a native and citizen of...
04/30/2015 14-1331

Raub v. Campbell

United States Fourth Circuit

In a suit under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 brought by a former Marine-pllaintff for damages and injunctive relief against a local mental health evaluator...
04/29/2015 14-1277

US v. Braxton

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence and guilty plea for possession with intent to distribute one kilogram of heroin, 21 U.S.C. section 841(a), are vacated and remanded where the...
04/28/2015 13-4491

Jenkinds v. Ward

United States Fourth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
In a Chapter 7 proceeding, the district court's grant of summary judgment to Trustee's and order denying discharge is reversed where Trustee's...
04/27/2015 14-1385

US v. Foote

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Denial of petition for collateral relief, 28 U.S.C. section 2255, is affirmed where, although defendant's designation as a career offender was later...
04/27/2015 13-7841

Shammas v. Focarino

United States Fourth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Intellectual Property, Trademark
In a suit under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. sections 1051-1141n, the district court's grant of the PTO Director-defendant's request for plaintiff to pay...
04/23/2015 14-1191

Jones v. Clarke

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In the government's appeal of federal habeas corpus order vacating petitioner's state-court conviction and sentence, the portion of the order granting...
04/22/2015 14-6590

LeBlanc v. Holder

United States Fourth Circuit
Immigration Law
In a petition for review of denial of motion to reopen the denial of an I-130 petition filed on behalf of American petitioner's Nigerian-born son, the...
04/21/2015 13-2474

Freight Drivers and Helpers Local Union 557 Pension Fund v. Penske Logistics LLC

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
A party to an arbitration proceeding under the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980 (MPPAA) can obtain review of the arbitration order,...
04/21/2015 14-1464