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August 15, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

Russell v Absolute Collection Services, Inc.  Absolute appealed the judgment against it for violating the Fair Debt Collection Act, 15 USC 1692e, and state law based on collection letters to Russell after Russell paid the debt involved. The panel affirmed. … Continue reading

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July 1, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Seignious Seignious was ordered t pay over $1 million in restitution. The panel affirmed. It first held that the district court did not follow the statutorily mandated procedures for imposing restitution but this was harmless under plain … Continue reading

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June 23, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Adepoju Adepoju was convicted of bank fraud and identity theft. He challenged his convictions and the application of the sophisticated means enhancement to his sentence. The panel affirmed in part vacated in part and remanded. It affirmed … Continue reading

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April 30, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Carter On remand, the district court rejected Carter’s 2nd Amendment challenge to 18 USC 922(g)(3) which bans firearm possession by drug abusers. The panel affirmed holding the evidence presented in including studies showing a correlation between marijuana … Continue reading

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July 12, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

E.D. et al through their next friends v Pfizer, Inc. E.D. and eighteen other children through their mothers sued Pfizer alleging birth defects caused by the mother’s use of Zoloft during pregnancy. The plaintiffs were individually assessed filing fees, but, … Continue reading

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March 16, 2012 4th Circuit published opinions

Ignacio v. United States A Pentagon police officer threatened to beat up plaintiff after work and pretended to punch plaintiff in the face. Plaintiff sued under the Federal Tort Claim Act. The district court held that while the case met … Continue reading

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