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US v. Dozier

United States Fourth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Career offender sentence for guilty plea to distribution of a quantity of cocaine base, in violation of 21 U.S.C. section 841(a)(1), is affirmed...
01/31/2017 15-4532

Huskey v. Ethicon, Inc.

United States Fourth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
In a products liability action brought by a plaintiff who experienced complications from the implantation of a transvaginal mesh medical device, the...
01/26/2017 15-2118

US v. Moreno-Tapia

United States Fourth Circuit
Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Sentence for conviction of illegal reentry by a removed alien, 8 U.S.C. section 1326(a) and (b)(2), as well as failure to register as a sex offender...
01/26/2017 15-4610

Salinas v. Commercial Interiors, Inc.

United States Fourth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Construction
In a suit against a now-defunct framing and drywall installation contractor alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C....
01/25/2017 15-1915

US v. Agyekum

United States Fourth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Sentence for conviction of structuring cash transactions to evade reporting requirements, 31 U.S.C. section 5324, and agreement to forfeit assets are...
01/24/2017 15-4479

Sotnikau v. Lynch

United States Fourth Circuit
Immigration Law
In a petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision affirming an IJ's decision finding petitioner subject to removal due to...
01/24/2017 15-2073

Gwozdz v. Healthport Technologies, LLC

United States Fourth Circuit
Tax Law
In a suit challenging defendant's collection of $23 in sales tax on the sale of medical records, under the Tax Injunction Act (TIA), the district...
01/24/2017 15-2586

US v. Robinson

United States Fourth Circuit
Evidence, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an appeal presenting the question of whether a law enforcement officer is justified in frisking a person whom the officer has lawfully stopped and...
01/23/2017 14-4902

Brown & Pipkins, LLC v. Service Employees Int'l Union

United States Fourth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Attorney's Fees
In a labor dispute involving four arbitration awards involving janitorial employees, the district court's judgment is affirmed where: 1) the...
01/23/2017 15-1931, 15-1987

Metro Machine Corporation v. DOWCP

United States Fourth Circuit
Government Benefits, Administrative Law, Workers' Compensation
In a petition for review of an order of the Benefits Review Board affirming decisions of an ALJ granting a claim for medical benefits under the...
01/20/2017 15-2525