United States Fourth Circuit - July 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Griffin v. Hartford Life and Accident Ins. Co.

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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

United States Fourth Circuit
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