United States Fourth Circuit - July 2017 Opinion Summaries

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US ex rel Carter v. Halliburton Co.

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure
Affirming the determination that the 'first to file' provision of The False Claims Act, preventing private individuals from bringing actions while a...
07/31/2017 161262.P

Griffin v. Hartford Life and Accident Ins. Co.

United States Fourth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, ERISA, Insurance Law
Affirmed that an insurance company did not improperly terminate an individual's long-term disability benefits. A former medical transcriptionist who...
07/31/2017 17-1251

Scott v. Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions
Remanding the grant of a motion to remand to state court for using the wrong legal standard in a putative class action suit where a phone provider...
07/28/2017 162300.P

Northrop Grumman Technical Service, Inc. v. DynCorp International LLC

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Government Contracts, Contracts
Affirming the remand of a case involving a dispute between a government contractor and its subcontractor because the party seeking to remove to...
07/28/2017 161644.P

US v. Diaz

United States Fourth Circuit
Remedies, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Vacating the order of restitution in the case of a man who rushed the cockpit of a flight and pleaded guilty to interference with flight crew members...
07/26/2017 164226.P

US v. Burns Johnson

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Affirming a district court judgment sentencing the defendant as an armed career criminal under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) because their...
07/18/2017 15-4012

US v. Ventura

United States Fourth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming the sentence in the case of a defendant charged with multiple counts of sex trafficking and related offenses where one charge had been...
07/18/2017 154808.P

Sibert v. Wells Fargo Bank

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Debt Collection, Property Law & Real Estate
Affirming the district court ruling that a U.S. Army serviceman who purchased a home during his service in the U.S. Navy that was subsequently...
07/17/2017 161568.P

Lee, Sr. v. Town of Seaboard

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure
Reversing and remanding the summary judgment for the defendant in a case involving an incident where a police officer shot a man driving to escape a...
07/14/2017 16-1447

Lund v. Rowan County

United States Fourth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Government Law
Affirming the district court's ruling that Rowan County's practice of lawmaker-led sectarian prayer runs afoul of the Establishment Clause of the...
07/14/2017 151591A.P