2021 Fourth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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Bruce & Tanya & Associates v. Board of Supervisors, Fairfax
Date: May 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1151
Public Interest Legal Foundation v. North Carolina State Board of Elections  
Date: May 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2265

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit held that the district court erred by dismissing under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) the Foundation's complaint against the executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections...

US v. Precias Freeman
Date: May 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4104
James Tolle v. Rockwell Collins
Date: May 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1768
US v. Christopher Taylor
Date: May 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7217
US v. Judith Wright
Date: May 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7896
Leilonni Davis v. TMC Restaurant of Charlotte
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2167
Episcopal Church in South Carolina v. Church Insurance Company of Vermont  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1143

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, Bishop Lawrence sought to disaffiliate his South Carolina-based diocese from the Episcopal “Mother Church”. Some parishes followed suit. The Mother Church purported to remove Lawrence and selected a new bishop....

Jennifer Nardello v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1159
Denise Nichols v. Andrew Saul
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1657
United States v. Davis  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4035

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Richardson stopped a car driven by Davis because he believed that the vehicle’s windows were tinted too dark. Davis had a history of felony drug charges and convictions. Other officers arrived. About three minu...

United States v. Santos-Portillo  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4159

Justia Opinion Summary: DHS Agent Swivel saw someone whom he thought he recognized from a prior case. It was Santos-Portillo, a Honduran national who was in the U.S. illegally, having been deported in 2011. Agents staked out Santos-Portillo’s h...

United States v. Lancaster  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6571

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Lancaster was sentenced to 180 months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to traffic in crack cocaine and cocaine powder. In 2020 he sought a sentence reduction under the First Step Act of 2018, 132 Stat. 5194, to the...

United States v. High  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7350

Justia Opinion Summary: About a year after High was released from state prison, where he had served 20 years for murder, he began trafficking in illegal drugs. In 2017-2018, he distributed at least 168 grams of crack cocaine, 6.61 grams of mari...

US v. Ernest McNeill, III
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7612
US v. Arnaz Hardin
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6054
Andrew Billups, III v. US
Date: May 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1121
US v. Muhammed Abdullah
Date: May 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7142
US v. Gregory Reeves
Date: May 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7354
Michael Tinsley v. City of Charlotte
Date: May 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1871
Gary Terry v. Bryan Stirling
Date: May 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3
US v. Barrington Strauchn, Jr.
Date: May 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4355
US v. Marcus Taylor
Date: May 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7670
US v. Michael Jacobs
Date: May 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7728
US v. Edward Andrews
Date: May 5, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6287
Joseph Caraway v. City of Elizabeth City, NC
Date: May 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2224
US v. Dennis Rowsey, Jr.
Date: May 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6945
Pierce Brown v. R. Hudgins
Date: May 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7722
US v. Tavares Graham
Date: May 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6091
The County Board of Arlington County v. Express Scripts Pharmacy, Inc.  
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1031

Justia Opinion Summary: Arlington filed suit against opioid manufacturers, distributers, and pharmacies, including the ESI Defendants, in state court for causing, or contributing to, the opioid epidemic in Arlington County. The ESI Defendants r...

US v. J.J.P.
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4277
Derrick Allen, Sr. v. Brooks Pierce
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7792
US v. Ziyad Yaghi
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7880
US v. Antonio Nicholson
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7885
Clara Brockington v. Lowe's Home Improvement
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1016
In re: Tavon Davis
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1084
In re: Roberto Darden
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1104
Anthony Bryant v. FCC
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1115
In re: Dennis Blackwell
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1122
Melvin Robinson, III v. Pardee UNC Healthcare
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1149
US v. Timothy Murphy
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6032
US v. Sean Jeffries
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6035
US v. Davonte Smith
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6055
Kevin Herriott v. Lieutenant Jackson
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6085
Francisco Masias v. Warden Hodges
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6121
US v. Ernest Dailey
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6146
Maurice McKay v. State of Maryland
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6151
Desmond Moore v. Timothy Carlson
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6154
US v. Michael Perry
Date: May 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6196
Wirtes v. City of Newport News  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1780

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against his former employer, the City of Newport News, alleging that it failed to accommodate his disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Plaintiff alleged that the City...

United States v. Johnson  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-4331, 19-4338

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Johnson and Stewart were convicted of distributing heroin that, when used, resulted in the death of an 18-year-old, Jorge Armando Mercado-Medrano. Johnson was also convicted of a second offense, for distributi...

US v. Christopher Scott
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4469
US v. Donnell Lee
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4936
US v. James Johnson
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6048
Peck v. U.S. Department of Labor  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1154

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner filed a whistleblower-retaliation complaint under 42 U.S.C. 5851 after the NRC rejected his applications for promotions. Petitioner is an NRC employee who made disclosures to Congress and the NRC's Inspector G...

Jesus Vasquez, Jr. v. Wilmington Savings Fund
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1941
Carla Lewis v. Marilyn Khadduri
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2038
Carla Lewis v. The Volo Townhouse
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2058
Carla Lewis v. Fidelity Direct Mortgage, LLC
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2068
Syrecea Parker v. Premise Health
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2178
In re: William Davis, Jr.
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2230
In re: William Davis, Jr.
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2233
In Re: Keith Arrick, Sr.
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2331
Carla Lewis v. Roy Smith
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2354
US v. Tia Smith
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4386
US v. Richard Alston
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4444
US v. Darren McKee
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4601
US v. Kenneth Johnson
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7611
Jeremy Love v. Kenneth Lassiter
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7620
US v. J. Gordinho
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7636
Brian Abernathy v. Robert Hudgins
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7650
US v. Noel Redd
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7666
US v. Isaac Nelson
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7735
Siegel v. Fitzgerald  
Date: April 29, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-2240, 19-2255

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Circuit City Trustee sought a ruling in 2019 on his liability for quarterly fees assessed under a 2017 Amendment to the bankruptcy fees provisions of the United States Code (28 U.S.C. 1930(a)(6)(B)), the Bankru...

Jimenez-Rodriguez v. Garland  
Date: April 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2467

Justia Opinion Summary: After being placed in removal proceedings, petitioner sought a U visa. However, petitioner could not acquire the visa without a waiver of inadmissibility. Petitioner requested that waiver from USCIS, but USCIS denied the...

US v. Christopher Johnson
Date: April 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4479
United States v. Green  
Date: April 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4703

Justia Opinion Summary: Green was sentenced as a career offender under U.S.S.G. 4B1.1, after the district court found that Hobbs Act robbery, 18 U.S.C. 1951, to which Green pled guilty, qualified as a crime of violence under that provision. Fi...

US v. Monte Thorne
Date: April 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4365
US v. Shaneka Green
Date: April 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7175
US v. Eric Byers
Date: April 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7292
US v. Jason Kokinda
Date: April 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4041
US v. Rahem Lipford
Date: April 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4039
US v. Ricky Nelson
Date: April 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4349
US v. Mario Wingate
Date: April 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7340
US v. Melvin Wimmer, Jr.
Date: April 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7640
James Armistead v. Mr. Herring
Date: April 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6016
Connor v. Covil Corp.  
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1015

Justia Opinion Summary: After Charles F. Connor died at the age of 90 of mesothelioma, his son brought a wrongful death action against 22 named defendants. Plaintiff alleges that defendants wrongfully caused Mr. Connor to become exposed to asbe...

Tetteh v. Garland  
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2357

Justia Opinion Summary: After petitioner was convicted of drug and firearm offenses in Georgia, the state pardoned him. However, DHS sought to remove petitioner based on his convictions before the pardon. The IJ ordered petitioner's removal and...

US v. Wilson Hill
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7072
US v. Phillip Jones
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7366
David McKinney v. Kelvin King
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7390
Alexander Harris v. Sgt. Jackson
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7447
Olander Bynum v. Harry Allsbrook, Jr.
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7529
US v. Zacarias Moussaoui
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7578
US v. Brian Hill
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7737
US v. Oscar Santos
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7764
William Dawson v. Bryan Wells
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7777
Keith Barnett v. Federal Bureau of Prisons
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7799
US v. Tahji Eley
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7846
US v. Mushulla Nixon
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7872
Alphonza Thomas Bey v. State of North Carolina
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7903
Donat Porter v. Merrick Garland
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1094
In re: Roger Day, Jr.
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1140
Bernard Hollomond v. Tracy Ray
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6080
Millanyo Woody v. Tucker
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6088
Jamarv Hammond v. Sheriff Al Cannon
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6114
US v. Jeremy Doe
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6132
US v. Ricardo Hilton
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 18-6207
Annappareddy v. Pascale  
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-2285, 19-2337, 19-2344, 19-2351, 19-2352, 19-2369, 19-2370

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, the owner of a chain of pharmacies in Maryland and nearby states, was the subject of a Medicaid fraud prosecution. After the district court dismissed the charges against plaintiff, he filed suit seeking compen...

United States v. Collington  
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6721

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, defendant was sentenced to 30 years' imprisonment after pleading guilty to various federal narcotics and firearm offenses. In 2019, defendant moved for a reduced sentence under section 404(b) of the First Step A...

In Re: Barry Richardson
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1627
In re: Stephon Tillman
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1942
In re: C.R. Bard, Inc
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2139
In re: Kevin Myers, Jr.
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2227
April Ledford v. Eastern Band of Cherokee
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2232
Greg Givens v. Clyde Yates, Jr.
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2287
In re: Starsha Sewell
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2304
John Turner v. Shen Valley Dept Social Svcs
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2305
Mitchell Harris v. Kent England
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2384
US v. Kytuen Smith
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4179
US v. Julius Washington
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4381
US v. Brett Ehrhardt
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4491
Elvis Jones v. ACA
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6255
Elvis Jones v. The Virginia ACA
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6267
Travis Watson v. Detective McPhatter
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7177
Danny Rodriguez v. D. Calhoun
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7261
US v. Tynisha Kadiri
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7437
US v. Michael Williams
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4743
Dwight Nichols v. Professional Foreclosure Corp
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1055
William Galan-Lucero v. Merrick Garland
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1662
Sylvia McCall v. Andrew Saul
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2151
US v. Darrius Autry
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4368
US v. Helen Kennedy
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4370
Andrew Dicks v. Frank Bishop
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6022
Eddie Taylor v. Rosemary Jackson
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6482
US v. Thomas Jenkins, II
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7562
US v. Catinia Farrington
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7639
Spencer Utsey v. Warden of Kirkland
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7683
Cynthia Scott v. Harold Clarke
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1719
US v. Jeffery Joe
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4760
US v. Larry Carter, Jr.
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4950
Commonwealth of Virginia v. Tasha Cacciotti
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4456
US v. Tycorey Taborn
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7117
US v. Sherman Coulter
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7415
US v. Donyell Minor
Date: April 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7538
United States v. Kobito  
Date: April 21, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4560

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed defendant's 60-month sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to knowingly possessing an unregistered silencer. The court concluded that defendant need not be convicted of a terrorism felony f...

United States v. Edwards  
Date: April 21, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4903

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant pleaded guilty to forced labor, in violation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), the district court sentenced defendant to 120 months' imprisonment and ordered him to pay restitution of roug...

Gregory Armento v. Asheville Buncombe Community
Date: April 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1100
Solomon Nuru v. Merrick Garland
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1959
Michael Livingston v. SC Dept. of Social Services
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1552
Cesar Castillo Vasquez v. Merrick Garland
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1612
US v. Ladarrell Crockett
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4418
Horner v. Nines  
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6426

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner filed an application for a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. 2254, seeking relief from his convictions in Maryland state court for attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, use of a handgun in t...

US v. Samoura Richmond
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6647
Ham v. Breckon  
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6972

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. 2241. Petitioner claims that, pursuant to United States v. Wheeler, 886 F.3d 415 (4th Cir. 2018), the district court was permitted...

Breland Boone v. Erin Moore
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7049
US v. Shirley Ingram
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7629
In re: Terrance James-Bey
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1152
United States v. Mayhew  
Date: April 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6560

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant was convicted on fraud charges stemming from an investment scam and sentenced to 26 years' imprisonment, he filed a 28 U.S.C. 2255 petition seeking to vacate his conviction and sentence. The Fourth Circui...

Karen Jones v. Trustees of Isothermal CC
Date: April 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1981
In re: Percy Tucker
Date: April 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2316
United States v. 269 Acres Located in Beaufort County  
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-2212, 20-1226, 20-1281

Justia Opinion Summary: After a trial before a three-member land commission, the district court awarded compensation to Landowners after the government took an easement on their land. The district court awarded Landowners $4.4 million, apportio...

Nohelia Castillo v. Joann Urquhart, M.D., P.C.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2227
US v. Jeremy Davis
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4829
Danilo Enriquez Mejia v. Merrick Garland
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1543
US v. Adam Carr
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7662
Lokhova v. Halper  
Date: April 15, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-1368, 20-1437

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant filed suit against Appellee Harper and various news organizations, alleging defamation, civil conspiracy, and tortious interference with contract. Appellant, a Russian born academic, alleges that appellees defa...

BH Media Group, Inc. v. Harold Clarke
Date: April 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1769
Kevin Adams v. Mark Elrich
Date: April 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1988
US v. Douglas Williamson
Date: April 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6722
Jerry Westerlund v. Commissioner of SSA
Date: April 14, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1991
Renee McCray v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: April 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2148
US v. Patricia Harrison
Date: April 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4451
US v. Antonio Cooper
Date: April 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7898
Felicia Underdue v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: April 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1054
Juan Amaya v. Jeffrey Rosen
Date: April 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1619
Combe Incorporated v. Dr. August Wolff GMBH & Co. KG
Date: April 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1674
Arch Insurance Company, Inc. v. Berkley National Insurance Co.
Date: April 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1773
Mayor and City Council of Baltimore v. Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.  
Date: April 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2233

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed an antitrust class action against Actelion, alleging that Actelion extended its patent monopoly for its branded drug Tracleer — a drug to treat pulmonary artery hypertension — beyond the patent's expirat...

US v. Savino Braxton
Date: April 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6116
Mamadou Nbaye v. Merrick Garland
Date: April 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1653
US v. Merrill Robertson, Jr.
Date: April 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4028
US v. DeRon Parrish
Date: April 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4207
US v. Alton Benn
Date: April 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6639
United States v. Cloud  
Date: April 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4091

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress a firearm. The court concluded that the Fourth Amendment was not implicated during defendant's encounter with police on April 7, b...

United States v. Miltier  
Date: April 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4199

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for receiving and possessing child pornography. Defendant argued that the district court should reduce his Sentencing Guidelines range pursuant to a provision that appli...

US v. Brandon Covington
Date: April 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4295
US v. Rajul Ruhbayan
Date: April 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7710
US v. Ejaz Shareef
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4641
Emmanuel Edokobi v. Toyota Motor Credit Corp
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1243
Carrie Randa v. Merrick Garland
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2087
US v. David Garcia
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4104
Kitlinski v. Department of Justice  
Date: April 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1621

Justia Opinion Summary: After the DEA terminated Darek and Lisa Kitlinski's employment based on their refusal to participate in an internal investigation into their own allegations of misconduct by the DEA, the Kitlinskis alleged that the DEA t...

Beckley Oncology Associates, Inc. v. Abumasmah  
Date: April 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1751

Justia Opinion Summary: BOA appealed the district court's dismissal of its complaint seeking to vacate an arbitration award in favor of defendant, an oncologist and former BOA employee. In this case, the employment agreement between BOA and def...

US v. Millard Strickland, Jr.
Date: April 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4407
US v. David Brown, Jr.
Date: April 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6909
United States v. Soloff  
Date: April 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4528

Justia Opinion Summary: Soloff collected and disseminated pornographic images and videos of children for nearly 20 years. Soloff pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography, 18 U.S.C. 2252(a)(2). His plea agreement forfeited “all rights . ....

Wood v. United States Department of Housing and Urban Development  
Date: April 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1161

Justia Opinion Summary: To finance the purchase of a home in 2008, Wood borrowed $39,739.44. About six years later, Wood defaulted, with an unpaid balance of $23,066.66. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which had insured t...

Rowland v. Sandy Morris Financial LLC  
Date: April 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1187

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, the Rowlands first met with Morris (SMF), for financial planning advice. In 2015, Morris sold them two annuity contracts; in 2016, Morris sold them universal life insurance. In 2017, the Rowlands hired Morris to...

Henri Jean-Baptiste v. Montgomery County DOC
Date: April 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1827
Laura Halperin v. Andrew Saul
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2383
US v. Joshua Carver
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4505
US v. Isaiah Miller
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6004
US v. Rocky Idleman
Date: April 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4214
US v. Wesley Ayers
Date: April 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4806
Dave Dixon v. Select Portfolio Servicing Co.
Date: April 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1239
US v. Ronald Miltier
Date: April 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7067
US v. John Fisher
Date: April 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7347
US v. Zacarias Moussaoui
Date: April 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7468
US v. Vincent Manning
Date: April 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7787
Sheppard v. Visitors of Virginia State University  
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2452

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's Title IX claim against the Visitors of Virginia State University and his Fourteenth Amendment claims against a university administrator. Plaintiff...

US v. Alhakka Campbell
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4298
US v. Ricky Jones
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7838
Old Republic National Title v. Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1049
William Hulkenberg, Sr. v. Anabaptist Healthshare
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1521
Evelyn Galdamez-Leon v. Merrick Garland
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1744
US v. Rody Bowden
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4196
US v. Jerald Whitley
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4429
Ronald Mack v. Harold Clarke
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7045
Raymond Aigbekaen v. Homewood Suites by Hilton
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7207
Mohammad Kargarian v. Papa John's Pizza
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1959
US v. Donald Walker
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4013
US v. Charles Gilliam, Jr.
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4150
Jimmy Gallishaw, Jr. v. Warden
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6506
United States v. Kibble  
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7009

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion for compassionate release. Defendant began serving a 57-month term of imprisonment at FCI Elkton shortly after he pled guilty to one count of...

US v. Anthoine Plunkett
Date: April 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7233
Southern Appalachian Mountain v. Red River Coal Company, Inc.
Date: March 31, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2194
Richard Martignetti v. IBM
Date: March 31, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2228
United States v. Miller  
Date: March 31, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4075

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm, holding that the district court did not err in computing defendant's criminal history score. The court rejected defendant's c...

US v. Billy McCullers, Jr.
Date: March 31, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6515
Stephanie Morris v. Lincoln National Life Ins.
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1546
Mays v. Sprinkle  
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1964

Justia Opinion Summary: After David Mays was arrested for public intoxication, he was placed in a cell at the county jail to sober up, and was later found dead. Mays' estate filed suit against the officers involved, alleging claims that stemmed...

Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards v. Red River Coal Company, Inc.  
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2194

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Red River on the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act claim. Plaintiffs filed suit alleging that Red River had violated the Cle...

United States v. Freeman  
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4104

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit vacated defendant's conviction and 210-month sentence for possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone and oxycodone. The court concluded that counsel was constitutionally ineffective because couns...

US v. William Ware
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4719
Halcomb v. Ravenell  
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6843

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of defendant's motion for summary judgment based on qualified immunity in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action brought by plaintiff, who is serving a life sentence. Plaintiff fi...

Elhady v. Kable  
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-1119, 20-1311

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, twenty-three individuals who allege they are in the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB), filed suit alleging that the TSDB program violates the Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause by failing to include more...

Yorman Ramirez Perez v. Merrick Garland
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1451
Variety Stores, Inc v. Walmart Inc.
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1601
Julie Hamstead v. West Virginia State Police
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2122
US v. Travis Williams
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7117
US v. Norvell Baker
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6225
Daniel Allen v. R. David Mitchell
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6425
US v. Eric Hall
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7615
US v. Jamaal Price
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7616
Crystal Mangum v. Marianne Bond
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7631
Roderick Frost v. R. Huggins
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7634
US v. Demetrius Banks
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7652
Willie Casper, III v. Dougles Robelen
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7672
Curtis King v. Arthur Burton
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7682
Shaheen Cabbagestalk v. Bryan Stirling
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7688
Antoine Hill-El v. Calvin Johnson
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7690
US v. Avery Jeter
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7701
US v. Jamel Law
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7708
Darrick Alexander v. Commonwealth of Virginia
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7712
Brian Stoltie v. County of Lexington
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7754
Gregory Clinton v. Hudgins
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7814
Raymond Tate v. US
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7847
Herbert Robinson, Jr. v. Erik Hooks
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7878
James Smith v. Edsel Taylor
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7890
In Re: Timothy Coogle
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1031
In Re: David Smith
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1034
In Re: David Smith
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1110
Jerome McBride v. Warden
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6038
C. Mosbey v. Josh Stein
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6061
Antwan Campbell v. Harold Clarke
Date: March 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6084
National Audubon Society v. United States Army Corps of Engineers  
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Society field suit challenging the Corps' issuance of a permit to the Town of Ocean Isle Beach to construct a shoreline jetty to stop chronic erosion of its beaches. The Society claimed that numerous analyses conduct...

United States v. Drakeford  
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4912

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress, concluding that officers did not have reasonable suspicion to stop and frisk him and thus violated his Fourth Amendment right to...

Robert Wazney v. Sharon Chabassole
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1370
Richard Coleman v. State of North Carolina
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1899
Terry Capone v. The City of Columbia
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1904
Jonathan Duncan v. Correct Care Solutions, LLC
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1983
In re: Steve Riddick
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2228
In re: William Davis, Jr.
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2229
Estate of Jerry McCallup Jr. v. Envoy of Williamsburg
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2249
In re: Anthony Andrews
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2254
Nelson Bruce v. Bank of America, N.A.
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2297
In Re: John Butler
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2363
US v. Thomas Guerrant
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4358
US v. Nicholas Griffin
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4402
US v. Summer Smith
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4437
US v. Sterling Green
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6038
US v. Billy Crawford, Jr.
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6098
US v. Johnny Chavis, Jr.
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6741
US v. Gregory Anderson
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7116
Delvin Wilson v. Harold Clarke
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7270
US v. Sirrico Burnside
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7513
Richard Moise v. Raymond Hein
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7580
Kennarda Bugg v. Dr. M. Burrell
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7589
US v. Rico Allen
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7607
United States v. Hassler  
Date: March 25, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4824

Justia Opinion Summary: An inmate at the Rockbridge County, Virginia Regional Jail, was badly beaten and potentially poisoned; he was taken to the hospital. Officer requested that the Sheriff’s Office investigate. Investigators discovered that...

France.com, Inc. v. The French Republic  
Date: March 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1016

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1994, a California corporation purchased and registered the domain name and trademarks for “France.com.” Twenty years later, the corporation initiated a lawsuit in France, challenging a Dutch company’s use of the Fran...

US v. Dwight Bailey
Date: March 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6864
US v. Antawin Burgess
Date: March 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7380
US v. Glenn Wharton
Date: March 24, 2021
Docket Number: 17-7143
US v. Thomas Brock
Date: March 24, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7195
US v. Michael Darby
Date: March 24, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7295
Joshua Fuller-Deets v. National Institutes of Health
Date: March 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1153
US v. Franklin Rios
Date: March 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4209
US v. Kortney Crews
Date: March 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4233
In Re: Jim Washington
Date: March 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1045
Benitez v. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority  
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2145

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of the class action antitrust claims brought by plaintiff against the Hospital Authority. The court concluded that the Hospital Authority is a "special function...

US v. Christopher Tyler
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4908
Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC v. 0.47 Acres of Land, Owned
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1306
Patrick Staudner v. Robinson Aviation, Inc.
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1432
Despina Lucas v. Shawn Pfarner
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1863
Enovative Technologies, LLC v. Gabriel Leor
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1911
US v. Rodney Cannady
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6986
US v. Willie Beale
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6992
US v. James Walton
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7555
US v. Angel Soliz, Sr.
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7556
US v. James Walton
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7557
Tracey Grady v. Wyatt McPherson
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7610
US v. Keith Tutt
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7626
US v. Bryan Samuel
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7643
Antwyn Gibbs v. Gordon Johnson, Sr.
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7658
Timothy King-El v. Wilson
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7837
DeAndre Dunston v. Unknown
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7839
In Re: Antonio Herrera
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1050
Louis Shuman v. IRS
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1070
Claretta Green v. Denis McDonough
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1635
Rufus Anderson v. J. A. Piper Roofing Co.
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2221
US v. Marquel Cunningham
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4144
US v. Oscar Olivera-Hernandez
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4422
US v. Raymond Jones
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6296
Trevee Gethers v. Bryan Stirling
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6850
US v. Vegas Smith
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6859
Metkel Alana v. Officer Rose
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6960
US v. Courtney Gooding
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7000
US v. Rodney Barnes
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7338
US v. Edward Jeffus
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7426
US v. Mark Johnson
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7441
Michael Kendrick v. Harold Clarke
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7486
Elbert Smith v. Harold Clarke
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7498
Gregory Jones v. Jeffrey Rickman
Date: March 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7504
United States v. Ali  
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 15-4433

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment against defendant after a jury found him guilty of four counts of aiding and abetting Hobbs Act robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2, 1951(a); four counts of carr...

Alexander Jiggetts v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2483
US v. Jereme Mackey
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4594
US v. Robert Underwood, Sr.
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4929
Darryl Frierson v. Charles Williams
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7607
US v. Tyrone Henderson
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6028
US v. Darius Bain
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6496
US v. Kenneth Reid
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7392
US v. Charles Boomer, III
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-6062
Michele Williams v. Morgan State University
Date: March 18, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2477
US v. Nkeng Amin
Date: March 18, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4780
United States v. Rafiekian  
Date: March 18, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4803

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit reversed the district court's judgment of acquittal after a jury convicted defendant, a former executive of the now-dissolved Flynn Intel Group, of two counts. In Count One, the grand jury charged defe...

US v. Taron Shuler
Date: March 18, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4879
United States v. Harris  
Date: March 18, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7145

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted by a jury of coercing a minor into illegal sexual activity in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2422(b) and of multiple counts related to the sexual abuse of several other child victims. Defendant filed a 28...

Jean Anyah v. Merrick Garland
Date: March 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1716
US v. Lacey Moore
Date: March 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4311
Darnell Walker v. Denis McDonough
Date: March 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2276
Snyder's-Lance, Inc. v. Frito-Lay North America, Inc.  
Date: March 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2316

Justia Opinion Summary: The waiver language in 15 U.S.C. 1071 relates only to the choice of review options for the decision appealed from. The Fourth Circuit held that a party seeking review of a subsequent Trademark Board decision may seek rev...

US v. Joshua Davis
Date: March 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4934
Rony Gudiel Polanco v. Merrick Garland
Date: March 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1829
US v. James Webb
Date: March 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6771
US v. Henry Taylor, Jr.
Date: March 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7400
Rony Gudiel Polanco v. Merrick Garland
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1939
US v. Michael Duke
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4110
Raymond Fitzgerald v. Harold Clarke
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6309
US v. Paul Boccone
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7159
US v. Michael Glover
Date: March 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7435
Jason Thomas v. City of Annapolis, Maryland
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2148
Brian Aten v. Wallace Wiggins, Jr.
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1649
US v. Timothy Adams
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6702
US v. Brandon Whitten
Date: March 11, 2021
Docket Number: 18-6506
US v. Aaron Davis
Date: March 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4747
US v. Michael Young
Date: March 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4823
United States v. Pressley  
Date: March 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6222

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion, alleging that he repeatedly asked his trial counsel to file a motion to suppress certain incriminating statements he made to law enforcement of...

US v. Latonya Davis
Date: March 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7489
US v. Tracy Thomas
Date: March 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7726
National Veterans Legal Services Program v. Department of Defense  
Date: March 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1435

Justia Opinion Summary: Various statutory provisions and regulations require the DOD to maintain a publicly accessible website containing all decisions rendered by its Discharge Review Boards and Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records....

Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC v. Sierra Club  
Date: March 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1971

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit granted MVP's petition for review challenging the Department's denial of MVP's Clean Water Act certification. MVP seeks to build a natural gas pipeline running through North Carolina and its rivers, st...

League of Women Voters of SC v. Marci Andino
Date: March 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2167
In re: Donald Trump
Date: March 10, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2486
Alig v. Quicken Loans Inc.  
Date: March 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1059

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit alleging that pressure tactics used by Quicken Loans and TSI to influence home appraisers to raise appraisal values to obtain higher loan values on their homes constituted a breach of contract and u...

J. Beatley v. Charles Ayers, Jr.
Date: March 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1777
Antonio Bilotta v. Andrew Saul
Date: March 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2277
US v. Ryan Parks
Date: March 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4922
Earle v. Shreves  
Date: March 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6655

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit held that the implied constitutional cause of action recognized by the Supreme Court in Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), may not be extended to in...

District of Columbia v. Donald Trump
Date: March 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1839
US v. Daniel O'Brien
Date: March 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2051
US v. Anthony Johnson
Date: March 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4051
US v. Stacey Jenkins
Date: March 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7191
Mary Frances Coon v. Federal National Mortgage
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1791
US v. Thomas Shrader
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7305
Lawrence Mattison v. US
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1429
US v. Gary DeBolt
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6388
US v. Larry Speed
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6753
Derek Smith v. Erik Hooks
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7183
US v. Kanika Wiggins
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7747
Akers v. Maryland State Education Ass'n  
Date: March 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1524

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, two Maryland public school teachers, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging claims against the union defendants, a county school system, and various public officials, seeking relief for themselves and othe...

US v. Larry Bollinger
Date: March 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7808
Jacob Queern v. Defense Logistics Agency
Date: March 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1611
In Re: Emmanuel Sewell
Date: March 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1798
US v. David Moore
Date: March 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4354
US v. Joel Artis
Date: March 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6736
US v. Timothy Gadson
Date: March 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6819
US v. Kenneth Campbell
Date: March 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7378
US v. Leon Martin
Date: March 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7497
Ndambi v. CoreCivic, Inc.  
Date: March 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2207

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of an action brought by former ICE civil detainees, seeking wages owed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for work performed while detained. The district...

Lawrence Mattison v. Denis McDonough
Date: March 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1173
Dirma Castillo-Torres v. Robert Wilkinson
Date: March 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1355
US v. Joseph Sprague
Date: March 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6335
US v. James Oxendine
Date: March 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6979
US v. Cleshon Mack
Date: March 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7318
US v. Keith Ingram
Date: March 4, 2021
Docket Number: 18-7503
Arita-Deras v. Wilkinson  
Date: March 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1978

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit granted a petition for review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's conclusion that petitioner was not eligible for asylum, withholding of removal, or protection under the Convention Against Torture...

Cunningham v. Lester  
Date: March 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1086

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of a complaint against federal employees in their individual capacities, alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), based on sovereign...

In re: Terrance James-Bey
Date: March 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1708
In re: Maurice Proctor, Sr.
Date: March 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1750
US v. Michael Cottrell
Date: March 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4237
US v. Linwood Stephens
Date: March 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4241
Da'Juan Burns v. Mahboob Ashraf
Date: March 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6187
US v. Kevin Stevens, Jr.
Date: March 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6477
US v. Christopher Goins, Jr.
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 17-6136
US v. Brandon Hampton
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4105
United States v. Seigler  
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4491

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, or possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances or to use a communication facility in committing a...

David Marquez Cruz v. Robert Wilkinson
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1529
Brian Huffstickle v. 21st Mortgage
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1563
Toi Horn v. Tiehi Property, LLC
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1978
US v. Gerald Timms
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4320
US v. Michael Rand
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6393
US v. John Wilson
Date: March 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7209
Edward Odjaghian v. HHS Technology Group, LLC
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1491
Robertson v. Anderson Mill Elementary School  
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2157

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant filed suit on behalf of herself and her minor child, alleging that Principal Foster infringed on the child's First Amendment right to free speech when Foster determined that the child's fourth grade essay regar...

United States v. Spruhan  
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7650

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to lower his Sentencing Guidelines range. The court concluded that the Sentencing Guidelines generally prohibit courts from reducing a defenda...

United States v. Shea  
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7692

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent — who was civilly committed in 2015 to the custody of the Attorney General under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 as a sexually dangerous person — was properly released under government-p...

US v. Cynthia Williams-Singleton
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4145
US v. Demetrius Banks
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4213
US v. Keizar Randall
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6390
US v. Tynisha Kadiri
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7277
David Brightwell v. J. Morgan
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7461
US v. Jamar Alston
Date: March 1, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4898
US v. Tyrone Davis
Date: March 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4168
US v. Alan Barnett
Date: March 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7172
US v. Damion Bunch
Date: March 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7806
United States v. Young  
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-4149, 19-4222

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Young and Volious were convicted of (1) a criminal conspiracy with several objectives; (2) aiding and abetting the transportation of an explosive in interstate commerce to kill an individual; (3) aiding and ab...

US v. Mason Hyde
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4467
Darryl Jackson v. Harold Clarke
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6139
Anthony Martin v. Gregory Washington
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6257
Harvey Johnson v. Warden Hudgins
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6563
US v. Dante Boyce
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6996
Junior Williams v. John Dickens
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7136
Harvey Johnson v. Warden Hudgins
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7162
Olander Bynum v. Timothy Spencer
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7239
Terry Thompson v. Charles Opoku
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7243
Steven Pendergrass v. Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7273
US v. Devante Jordan
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7295
US v. Michael Puzey
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7406
Derrick Allen, Sr. v. Ted Wire
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7439
Antonio Buey v. Warden
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7483
Jarvis Gibbs v. SCDC
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7510
US v. Marcus Moody
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7535
US v. Gregory Avery
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7558
John Johnson v. Donnie Ames
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7614
US v. Thomas Labuwi, II
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7677
Jason Vickers v. Kenneth Diggs
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7758
Walter Gause v. Eric Hooks
Date: February 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7772
US v. Allen Loughry, II
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4137
Tremaine Wray v. Dennis Bush
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 19-7686
Emmanuel Edokobi v. Paul Grimm
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1271
Lijo Panghat v. Department of Veterans Affairs
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1496
Mario Castro v. Bank of New York Mellon
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1874
Erik Cherdak v. Sean McKirdy
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1930
Renee McCray v. Samuel White
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1945
Felicia Underdue v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1956
Eric Blair v. Deafueh Monbo
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1989
In re: Mike Webb
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1997
Judameyre McRae v. Niagara Bottling
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2065
Anbasa Trazell v. Delaware Elevator, Inc.
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2134
Andrew Zupko v. US
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2157
In Re: Marvin Briscoe
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2175
Bobby Dula v. Andrew Saul
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2237
In re: Kenneth Reid
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2283
In re: Michael Smith
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2285
In re: Dan Hodges, Jr.
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2288
Jamie Parker v. Thomas Lock
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2328
Melvin Robinson, III v. Andrew Saul
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2358
US v. Raul Zamudio
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4134
US v. Titus Lee
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4222
US v. Corey Jones
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4400
US v. Ricardo Cervantes-Sanchez
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6887
US v. Hakim Rashid
Date: February 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7038
Itzel Ramos-Bonilla v. Robert Wilkinson
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 18-1582
Denise Gibbon v. Andrew Saul
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1650
Hester Prynne v. Gary Settle
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1953
Reyazuddin v. Montgomery County, Maryland  
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2144

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit vacated the district court's order denying plaintiff's motion seeking to recover reasonable attorney's fees, costs, and expenses from Montgomery County, Maryland. This case arose from the County's fail...

Diane Petty v. Andrew Saul
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1573
US v. Jason Saunders
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4430
US v. Alfred Musa
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7315
In re: Dearnta Thomas  
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-292

Justia Opinion Summary: Movant seeks authorization to file a successive 28 U.S.C. 2255 application based on the holding in Davis v. United States, 139 S. Ct. 2319 (2019), that the residual clause of 18 U.S.C. 924(c)'s crime-of-violence definiti...

US v. Jevante Richmond
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4895
US v. Edward Jeffus
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7266
US v. Jamal Burnell
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7297
Michael Woodard, Jr. v. Dee Smith
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7332
Ronnie Perry v. State of North Carolina
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7336
Joseph Griffith v. Thomas Maher
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7342
US v. Kevin Smith
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7394
Tracey Grady v. B. S.
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-7413