United States Fourth Circuit - June 2015 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Newbold

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
On remand from the US Supreme Court, a sentence for guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm is vacated where, pursuant to Miller v....
06/30/2015 10-6929

Prieto v. Zook

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Denial of 28 U.S.C. section 2254 petition for habeas corpus relief from sentence and conviction of two counts of capital murder, two counts of use of...
06/30/2015 14-4

Trustees of the Plumbers v. Plumbing Services, Inc.

United States Fourth Circuit
ERISA
In an ERISA action brought by a Fund alleging defendant owed "withdrawal liability" pursuant to 29 U.S.C. section 1381, the district court's grant of...
06/29/2015 13-2403

Marks v. Scottsdale Ins. Co.

United States Fourth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
In an injury claim, alleging that defendants were negligent in connection with plaintiff's accidental shooting while defendants were hunting on club...
06/29/2015 14-1823

US v. Parker

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Convictions for engaging in illegal gambling, in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 1955, are vacated where the government committed a Brady violation by...
06/26/2015 13-4989

US v. Obey

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Sentence for guilty plea to distribution of cocaine and aiding and abetting in its distribution is affirmed over claims that: 1) the Government...
06/24/2015 14-4585

Humphreys & Partners Architects, L.P. v. Lessard Design, Inc.

United States Fourth Circuit
Intellectual Property, Copyright
In an architectural copyright infringement action, alleging that the design, development, ownership and construction of an apartment building in...
06/23/2015 14-2030

Robol Law Office v. Recovery Limited Partnership

United States Fourth Circuit
Admiralty, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
In an in rem admiralty action to obtain a salvage award, brought by an attorney who served for decades as counsel and landlord for a business entity...
06/22/2015 14-1950

In re: GNC Corp.

United States Fourth Circuit
Consumer Protection Law, False Advertising
In a false advertising action brought by consumers who purchased joint health supplements containing glucosamine and chondroitin produced and sold by...
06/19/2015 14-1724

Copeland v. Bieber

United States Fourth Circuit
Intellectual Property, Copyright
In a copyright infringement claim against recording artists Justin Bieber and Usher Raymond IV, alleging that three recorded songs by defendants...
06/18/2015 14-1427