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

Opinions: 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals: 3/28/11 (access required)

Corporate Law Securities fraud BOTTOM LINE: Because the plaintiffs’ third amended complaint did not sufficiently allege loss causation, as required in an action for securities fraud under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the district court did not ...

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Poultry processor signals Supreme Court appeal

RALEIGH, N.C. — A criminal case against a poultry processor accused of intentionally dumping untreated turkey remains into waterways is advancing unless the U.S. Supreme Court steps in. A 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals order issued Friday clears the ...

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Employer can be liable for harassment by client

RICHMOND, Va. — When your biggest client is sexually harassing your employee, it’s a tough situation to manage. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hasn’t officially looked at whether an employer can be liable for harassment by non-employees. But ...

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Snyder will fight Westboro on court costs, lawyer says

WASHINGTON — The father of a Marine killed in Iraq won’t pay the nearly $100,000 in court costs charged by Westboro Baptist Church, which picketed his son’s 2006 funeral, in the wake of his unsuccessful lawsuit against the group, his ...

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Anti-abortion protesters to continue suit against Bel Air, state troopers

Harford County has agreed to clarify its policy for handling demonstrators as part of a settlement reached with eight anti-abortion demonstrators who were arrested as they held graphic posters along Route 24 in August 2008. Unlike the young women who ...

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Strip club liquor ban unconstitutional, 4th Circuit affirms

A Maryland law that allowed Prince George’s County to ban liquor sales at strip clubs based on the performers’ conduct and attire is unconstitutional, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held Thursday. The 2-1 decision affirms a federal judge’s ...

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Opinions – U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals: 2/14/11 (access required)

Civil Rights Qualified immunity BOTTOM LINE: Police officers who suspected a man of child pornography lacked qualified immunity from suit for their no-knock entry into the man’s home, notwithstanding the fact that the man and his wife were licensed to ...

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4th Circuit rules for ex-Miss West Virginia in sex-tape suit

RICHMOND, Va. — The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against 28 defendants who simply ignored a lawsuit over a sex tape they falsely claimed featured Miss West Virginia 2003. Allison Williams won a $7.2 million verdict in ...

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