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

Opinions – 11/26/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (access required)

Administrative Law Social Security disability BOTTOM LINE: In case involving petitioner’s application for Social Security disability benefits, administrative law judge (“ALJ”) erred in failing to give retrospective consideration to medical evidence created after last date petitioner was insured for purposes ...

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Appeals court says debt collector didn’t break law with repeated calls to third party (access required)

A debt collection firm did not break the law when it repeatedly called the brother-in-law of a debtor in attempts to collect, according to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Opinions – 11/19/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (access required)

Civil Procedure Forfeiture BOTTOM LINE: Mandatory 90-day time limit in federal civil forfeiture statute is non-jurisdictional statute of limitations, and defendant therefore waived this defense by failing to raise it during course of government’s forfeiture action against him. CASE: U.S. ...

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Opinions – 11/13/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (access required)

Civil Procedure Diversity jurisdiction BOTTOM LINE: In actions against defendants for violations of antitrust laws and unfair trade practices act, in which State of South Carolina was the sole named plaintiff, State was pursuing quasi-sovereign interest and State’s additional request ...

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Opinions – 11/5/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (access required)

Criminal Procedure Contempt BOTTOM LINE: In finding defendant guilty of criminal contempt on the sole basis of his tardiness at trial, the court failed uphold safeguards required under Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, including notice, reasonable time to prepare a ...

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Supreme Court weighing Md. cases

WASHINGTON — At least three issues before the Supreme Court this term could have an impact on Maryland law. The first, Fisher v. University of Texas, heard Oct. 10, challenges the constitutionality of race-based admissions to universities, and its outcome ...

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