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June 27, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

National Heritage Foundation, Incorporated v Highbourne Foundation National appealed the bankruptcy court’s rejection of a nondebtor release provision in its reorganization plan. The district court affirmed and the panel affirmed as well. Applying the factors in 4th Circuit precedent, it … Continue reading

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June 11, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Hairston Hairston filed a motion to vacate his sentence under 28 USC 2255. The district court denied it. Later, after getting a state conviction vacated, he filed another 2255 motion to vacate. The district court ruled the … Continue reading

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June 5, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Martin Martin appealed his sentence for felon in possession of a firearm arguing he was wrongly characterized as a career criminal. The panel, 2-1, vacated and remanded. The majority held that Martin’s Maryland burglary conviction was not … Continue reading

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June 3, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Grant Grant was convicted of felon in possession of ammunition. He challenged his designation as an armed career criminal arguing his military convictions are not crimes which could be used to establish his status. The district court … Continue reading

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March 11, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

Barton v House of Raeford Farms, Incorporated Barton and other employees sued farms alleging wage and retaliation claims. The district court granted summary judgment to Farms on the federal wage claim and a jury found in favor of several plaintiffs … Continue reading

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December 3, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Jaffe v Samsung Electronics Company, Limited Jaffe was the administrator of a bankrupt German manufacturer. He filed a Chapter 15 petition to be appointed administrator of the manufacturer’s United States assets which were almost entirely patents. The bankruptcy court approved … Continue reading

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November 13, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Hunter Hunter pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon. He objected to an enhanced sentence arguing his juvenile convictions could not be used based on United States Supreme Court precedent declaring children … Continue reading

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