United States Fourth Circuit - July 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Griffin v. Hartford Life and Accident Ins. Co.

ERISA, Insurance Law
Affirmed that an insurance company did not improperly terminate an individual's long-term disability benefits. A former medical transcriptionist who...
07/31/2018 17-1251

Sierra Club, Inc. v. U.S. Forest Service

Oil and Gas Law, Government Law, Environmental Law
Vacated federal agency decisions approving construction of a natural gas pipeline through a national forest. Several environmental groups challenged...
07/27/2018 17-2399

US v. Steele

Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Vacated a restitution order imposed against a postal employee who had pleaded guilty to mail theft. The postal employee, who had stolen video games...
07/27/2018 17-4580

Hunter v. Town of Mocksville, NC

Labor & Employment Law, Civil Rights, Insurance Law
Affirmed in part and reversed in part a judgment that three police officers were terminated because they blew the whistle on what they viewed as...
07/26/2018 17-1374

T.B., Jr. v. Prince George's County Board of Education

Civil Rights, Education Law
Affirmed that a school district did not deprive a former student of his rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The student...
07/26/2018 17-1877

US v. Chittenden

Property Law & Real Estate, Asset Forfeiture
Vacated forfeiture orders in a case involving a fraudulent mortgage scheme. The defendant argued that she should not have been ordered to forfeit over...
07/25/2018 15-4659

Berkley v. Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC

Oil and Gas Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Affirmed that the district court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction over a constitutional challenge to the Natural Gas Act. Landowners along the path...
07/25/2018 18-1042

Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Inc. v. Azar

Administrative Law, Government Benefits
Affirmed an order enjoining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing a Medicaid reimbursement policy that was set forth in a...
07/23/2018 17-2237

Ergon-West Virginia, Inc. v. EPA

Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Vacated the denial of an exemption from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's renewable fuel standard program. A small refinery sought an...
07/20/2018 17-1839

US v. Gibbs

Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a sentence for violating the conditions of supervised release in a case where the defendant contended that the 24-month sentence he received...
07/16/2018 17-4037
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