5 hrs ago
Courthouse News Service
Sheriff On Hook to Pay $1.1 Million Jury Award
The Maryland sheriff who fired a deputy for releasing documents showing he was forced to falsify a police report is not entitled to immunity, the 4th Circuit ruled, affirming a $1.1 million jury award.
9 hrs ago
Fourth Circuit Affirms Application of Section 365(n) to Ensure...
The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Jaffe v. Samsung Elecs. Co., Ltd. ,1 recently held that a U.S. bankruptcy court is not required under principles of comity to blindly apply foreign law to assets located in the U.S. of a foreign debtor whose principal insolvency proceeding is outside the U.S. Instead, bankruptcy courts must balance ... (more)
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Groups shun NC critics, appeal Bonner Bridge case
North Carolina's plans to replace the only bridge to much of the Outer Banks ignores the cost and environmental impact of keeping open a barrier island highway frequently cut off by storms and sand, environmentalists said Tuesday.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Two Circuits Address the First Amendment Status of Facebook Activity
Two recent U.S. appellate court decisions have clarified the extent to which the First Amendment protects the social media activities of government employees.
Courthouse News Service
Court Rules to SuppressGun Found on Felon
A gun found on a convicted felon should have been suppressed as evidence, a divided 4th Circuit ruled, because the man "merely responded to a police officer's command" and never consented to the search.
St. Bernard will not hire David Gorbaty as new CAO due to ethics rules conflict
St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta on Tuesday announced David Gorbaty's appointment as the new parish cheif administrative officer.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Morrisey joins Supreme Court case on gun transfers
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined dozens of other attorneys generals in filing a "friend of the court" brief this week in a U.S. Supreme Court case in which a former police officer bought a gun for his uncle.
Myrtle Beach Online
Federal appeals court upholds Horry Countya s trash ordinance
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims by Sandhills C&D LLC, a private landfill in Marion County, and trash hauler Express Disposal Service LLC that the county's flow control ordinance violates the equal protection and commerce clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Island Packet
Judge: Opponents can challenge terminal permit
In a 16-page ruling on Monday, Chief Administrative Law Judge Ralph K. Anderson III rejected a South Carolina Ports Authority motion to dismiss a challenge to a state Department of Health and Environmental Control permit.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Supreme Court declines case on employer mandate
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a Christian university's request for a hearing on its challenge of the healthcare reform law's employer mandate.
ABC News 4 Charleston
Mediation set in Charleston cruise case
A mediation session is set for next month in a lawsuit challenging a permit for a new $35 million passenger cruise ship terminal in Charleston.
U.S. justices decline to hear another Obamacare challenge
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a broad new legal challenge to President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
What's not to like?
In September, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit held an employee terminated for liking the campaign page of his boss's political rival had engaged in constitutionally protected speech under the First Amendment.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
What Filibuster Reform Critics Forget: the Federal Judge Shortage
A noted federal appeals courts judge tries to soft-shoe last week's filibuster reform - and ends up sounding like a partisan miffed about the restoration of a fully-populated judiciary.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Wisconsin court says student's vulgar video is protected
A state appeals court judge says a student's You Tube video degrading his teacher is protected speech but the boy is still delinquent for abusing computer communications.
Judge rejects developer's plans for Edinburgh
The developer of Edinburgh in southern Chesapeake lost another round in its effort to build 10 more homes.
Contributory Negligence Doesn't Apply to Taser Death
Note to self: applying electric current to one's heart via a Taser can disrupt the heart's normal operation.
WEAU-TV Eau Claire
Wis. court says police can negotiate deductibles
A state appeals court says Wisconsin's union restrictions don't prevent Eau Claire County deputies from negotiating over their share of health care deductibles.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Losing balance on the courts
Last week, with the Senate eliminating most filibusters on presidential nominees, was a sad one for the federal judiciary.
Ballard Spahr Attorneys Weigh in on Lawsuit Alleging Collection of Illegal Finder's Fees
Last month, Ballard Spahr attorneys Gary C. Tepper and Daniel J. Tobin filed an amicus brief for the Mortgage Bankers Association in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Petry et al. v.