United States Fourth Circuit - February 2016 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Cowley

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for attempted robbery and murder is affirmed where the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying defendant’s motion for...
02/29/2016 15-6067

US ex rel. Beauchamp v. Academi Training Ctr. LLC

United States Fourth Circuit
Government Contracts, Government Law
In a False Claims Act case concerning government contracts for security services in Iraq and Afghanistan, the district court’s dismissal under the...
02/25/2016 15-1148

Pornomo v. US

United States Fourth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Government Law
In a wrongful death action, arising after an interstate bus driver fell asleep at the wheel, the district court’s dismissal for lack of subject matter...
02/25/2016 14-2391

US v. Robinson

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm is reversed where the police lacked reasonable suspicion to believe that defendant was...
02/23/2016 14-4902

Stop Reckless Economic Instability Caused by Democrats v. FEC

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Elections
In an action challenging the constitutionality of certain contribution limits established by the Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1971, the district...
02/23/2016 15-1455

US v. Adams

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 922(g) is vacated where defendant’s prior convictions did...
02/19/2016 13-7107

W.C. and A.N. Miller Development Co. v. Cont’l Cas. Co.

United States Fourth Circuit
Property Law & Real Estate, Insurance Law, Contracts
In an insurance action arising after defendant denied coverage on plaintiff’s liability insurance policy, the district court’s grant of summary...
02/19/2016 14-2327

US v. Berry

United States Fourth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Sentence for failing to register as a sex offender under the federal Offender Registration and Notification Act is vacated and remanded where the...
02/19/2016 14-4934

Perdue Foods LLC v. BRF S.A.

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts
In a contracts case, the district court’s dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction is affirmed where defendant did not purposefully avail itself of...
02/19/2016 14-2120

US v. McLaughlin

United States Fourth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for bank fraud is affirmed where defendant's waiver of appellate rights in her plea deal precludes her challenging the district court's...
02/16/2016 14-4920