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United States Fourth Circuit - August 2018 Opinion Summaries


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US v. Bell

United States Fourth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction and sentence on drug-trafficking charges. The defendant lodged numerous challenges on appeal, including that the district court...
08/28/2018 16-4343

Henderson v. Bluefield Hospital Co., LLC

United States Fourth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Held that the National Labor Relations Board was not entitled to preliminary injunctive relief directing two hospitals to bargain in good faith with a...
08/28/2018 16-2331

VanDevender v. Blue Ridge of Raleigh, LLC

United States Fourth Circuit
Elder Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
Held that plaintiffs bringing three wrongful death nursing home malpractice claims were entitled to punitive damages. The nursing homes argued that...
08/27/2018 17-1900

US v. Garnett Hodge

United States Fourth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed and remanded. Defendant received a mandatory sentence enhancement under the Armed Career Criminal Act based on three prior convictions. One...
08/22/2018 17-6054

US v. Under Seal

United States Fourth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed. Pursuant to a plea agreement, defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit access-device fraud and aggravated identity theft. The...
08/22/2018 17-4558

Abbott v. Pastides

United States Fourth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Education Law
Held that the University of South Carolina did not violate students' First Amendment rights when it required a student leader to attend a meeting to...
08/16/2018 17-1853

Manning v. Caldwell

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Rejected a constitutional challenge to Virginia's interdiction statute, under which a person can be civilly designated a habitual drunkard and subject...
08/09/2018 17-1320

US v. Burfoot

United States Fourth Circuit
White Collar Crime, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the conviction of a Norfolk, Virginia, city council member for wire fraud, extortion under color of official right, conspiracy to commit such...
08/08/2018 17-4266

Shaw v. Sessions

United States Fourth Circuit
Immigration Law
Affirmed an administrative decision ordering a lawful permanent resident removed from the United States. The British citizen had pleaded guilty under...
08/07/2018 17-1213

US v. Ancient Coin Collectors Guild

United States Fourth Circuit
Asset Forfeiture, International Law, International Trade
Affirmed a judgment ordering forfeiture to the United States of seven ancient Cypriot coins and eight ancient Chinese coins. A numismatist...
08/07/2018 17-1625
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