United States Fourth Circuit - February 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Brat v. Personhuballah

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Attorney's Fees
Vacating a district court order awarding attorney fees and costs to a plaintiff as they applied against intervening defendants who were not directly...
02/26/2018 171389.P

US v. Middleton

United States Fourth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversing a district court's determination that a prior conviction for South Carolina involuntary manslaughter qualifies as a violent felony under the...
02/26/2018 167556.P

Carlton and Harris Chiropractic, Inc. v. PDR Network, LLC

United States Fourth Circuit
Communications Law, Civil Procedure, Administrative Law
Vacating a district court decision declining to defer to a 2006 Federal Communications Commission rule pursuant to the Hobbs Act requiring the court...
02/23/2018 162185.P

Norfolk Southern Railway Company v. Sprint Communications Company L.P.

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Reversing and remanding the appeal of a district court order granting a rail company's motion to confirm an arbitration award because the award was...
02/22/2018 162107.P

Singer v. Reali

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Securities Law
Vacating court rulings that the complaint in a securities fraud class action case had failed to satisfy the misrepresentation and scienter elements,...
02/22/2018 152579.P

Janvey v. Romero

United States Fourth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Commercial Law
Affirming the bankruptcy court's decision denying a motion to dismiss a bankruptcy action brought by a man who had been held liable for more than a...
02/21/2018 171197.P

US v. Phillips

United States Fourth Circuit
Property Law & Real Estate, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming the district court grant of summary judgment to the government in a civil forfeiture case involving cash seized from a storage unit that...
02/21/2018 162358.P

Elliott v. American States Insurance Policy

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Insurance Law
Affirming the district court denial of a motion to remand a claim brought by an insured against her insurer alleging that its conduct handling her...
02/20/2018 171421.P

Hickerson v. Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

United States Fourth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
Affirming the district court's entry of summary judgment for the defendant watercraft company in the injury suit arising from a woman's serious...
02/20/2018 171075.P

US v. Cowden

United States Fourth Circuit
Evidence, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming the district court's judgment in admitting evidence of a former police officer's prior uses of force, instructions on the elements of the...
02/16/2018 174046.P