United States Fourth Circuit - June 2017 Opinion Summaries

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Murray Energy Corp. v. EPA

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Government Law
Vacating an array of district court judgments and remanding to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction a lawsuit taken by energy companies against the EPA...
06/29/2017 162432.P

US v. Reid

United States Fourth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming the district court's sentence enhancement in a firearm possession conviction on account of prior convictions for violent felonies because a...
06/28/2017 16-4325

PETA v. USDA

United States Fourth Circuit
Administrative Law, Agriculture
Affirming the district court's grant of judgment on the pleadings in a case where PETA challenged the license renewal process for animal exhibitors...
06/28/2017 16-2029

US v. Mark Concha

United States Fourth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Sentence for conviction of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, in which defendant provided substantial assistance in the prosecution and received a...
06/26/2017 154760.P

Solomon v. Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement

United States Fourth Circuit
Health Law, Labor & Employment Law, Sports Law, ERISA
An award of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) benefits to a former NFL player displaying symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy...
06/26/2017 161730.P

James Samples v. David Ballard

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Although habeas petitioner's claims raised for the first time in objections to magistrate judge's proposed findings and recommendations must generally...
06/23/2017 166740.P

US v. Sterling

United States Fourth Circuit

In a case involving the conviction of a former CIA agent for charges relating to the unauthorized disclosure of classified information, the defendant...
06/22/2017 154297.P

Janya Sawyer v. Foster Wheeler LLC

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure
In a mesothelioma that case that asked whether a government contractor could remove a state tort action to federal tort based on the contractor's...
06/22/2017 161530.P

US v. Mondragon

United States Fourth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a case where the court added a weapon enhancement to methamphetamine possession and distribution charges based on statements by co-conspirators,...
06/21/2017 164139.P

US v. Hall

United States Fourth Circuit
Evidence, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a case where the defendant was convicted of drug crimes following the search of a home where they resided with three other people, and their...
06/21/2017 154720.P