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Tag Archives: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Law digest – 9/18/13 (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS  Civil Procedure, Attorneys’ fees: Plaintiff was entitled to bad faith attorneys’ fees under Rule 1-341 against defendant, where defendant engaged in misconduct during the trial proceedings. Old Frederick Rd., LLC v. Wiseman, No. 2356, September ...

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Opinions – 9/18/13: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (access required)

Criminal Procedure Search & seizure  BOTTOM LINE: The defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of a trash can that was located at least 20 feet from apartment’s back door, in a courtyard used by all residents ...

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Court: Clicking ‘Like’ on Facebook is free speech

RICHMOND, Va. — Clicking “Like” on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech and can be considered the 21st century-equivalent of a campaign yard sign, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond reversed ...

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4th Circuit revives $25M action alleging bid to block Wegmans (access required)

A Gambrills shopping center developer can pursue its $25 million lawsuit against a labor union for using allegedly “sham litigation” to wage an unsuccessful war to keep out Wegmans, a federal appeals court has ruled.

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Law digest – 8/22/13 (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Professional Responsibility, Sixty-day suspension: Where attorney, who had previously been disciplined for similar misconduct, failed to properly perform her fiduciary duties in respect to an escrow/trust account and failed to respond to letters from Bar Counsel, ...

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Opinions – 8/22/13: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (access required)

Workers’ Compensation Attorney’s fees under Black Lung Benefits Act  BOTTOM LINE: In former employer’s challenges to attorneys’ fees and other related fees awarded under Black Lung Benefits Act, the administrative law judge’s determination of prevailing market rates for attorneys was ...

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Va. man back in court over inclusion on no-fly list

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — It’s been 2 ½ years since Gulet Mohamed, then 19, found himself stuck in Kuwait, unable to return to the United States because of his apparent placement on the government’s no-fly list. Mohamed made it back to ...

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Opinions – 8/15/13: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (access required)

Administrative Law Jurisdiction  BOTTOM LINE: District court lacked jurisdiction under Administrative Procedure Act to consider emergency petition to alter terms of bond fixed by U.S. Coast Guard for release of ship that had been detained and was under investigation, because ...

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