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Fourth Circuit Finds Insurer Not Liable For Employer’s Mistake.
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2018

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Fourth Circuit found in favor of an insurer on a claim for life insurance benefits, finding the insured’s failure to submit the


Continued Support for Forum Selection Clauses
  • Nexsen Pruet
  • USA
  • June 19 2018

Little more than a month ago, we looked at the United States District Court’s application of a recent Fourth Circuit opinion that relied, in turn, on


The Weekly Privacy Rewind
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2018

Class Actions Finkly & Sons Co. Faces Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act Class Action A former employee of steelmaker A. Finkly & Sons Co


No harm, no foul: Fourth Circuit affirms denial of equitable relief
  • Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
  • USA
  • June 11 2018

In an unpublished opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit found a lower court did not err when awarding no relief for a breach of


Man Bites Dog: Consumer Attorneys Required to Pay Defendant
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2018

On May 31, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a $150,000 sanctions award against three consumer attorneys and their law firms for bad faith


Fourth Circuit Upholds Bank’s Disclaimer of Liability
  • FisherBroyles LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2018

Banks regularly enter into commercial relationships with their customers such as opening new depository accounts. These relationships are often


4th Circuit affirms sanctions for attorneys in payday lawsuit
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2018

On May 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit affirmed sanctions against three attorneys for challenging the authenticity of a loan


Fourth Circuit Decision Clarifies Scope of Yearsley Sovereign Immunity to Government Contractors
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently clarified the breadth of the Yearsley sovereign immunity doctrine as it respects


Courts Continue to Grapple with Border Searches of Electronic Devices: Fourth Circuit Rules Forensic Searches Require Individualized Suspicion
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2018

On May 9, 2018, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in United States v. Kolsuz, holding that the Fourth Amendment requires


Fourth Circuit Extends CWA Liability to Cover a Wholly Past Pipeline Spill
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2018

Last month, in Upstate Forever v. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., 887 F.3d 637 (4th Cir. 2018), a divided panel of the United States Court of