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

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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Long-running Fallston Exxon case to stay in state court (access required)

About 750 Fallston residents have cleared a legal hurdle in their multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp., alleging they were exposed to groundwater contaminated by a former Exxon station nearly a decade ago.

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4th Circuit revives, narrows race bias lawsuit

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court has revived but narrowed the scope of a lawsuit by a Salvadoran woman who was arrested in Maryland on an immigration warrant. Roxana Santos claimed her 2008 arrest violated the constitutional prohibition against ...

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

Constitutional Law Reporter’s testimony as to sources  BOTTOM LINE: In the criminal trial of a former CIA agent for unauthorized disclosure of classified information to a newsman, intended for publication in a book written by the newsman, the newsman did ...

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4th Circuit panel affirms $1.6 million award in slip-and-fall case (access required)

A ship owner’s lawyer plans to ask the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a nearly $1.6 million award to a Port of Baltimore longshoreman who suffered career-ending injuries when he slipped on ice in 2007.

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4th Circuit affirms $1M robocall judgment against Henson (access required)

Julius Henson

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a $1 million judgment against Universal Elections and its owner, Julius Henson, for violating federal law by sending recorded telephone messages to more than 112,000 Democrats in Baltimore city and Prince George’s County on Election Day 2010, saying they should “relax” because the Democrats had already “taken it back.”

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Opinions – 7/25/13: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (access required)

Civil Procedure Justiciability  BOTTOM LINE: Where plaintiff showed that the North Carolina’s investigation of his website caused plaintiff to curtail his online activity under threat of prosecution, plaintiff established the injury-in-fact requirement for standing for his claims that North Carolina ...

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