4th Circuit (incl. bankruptcy)

The Fourth Circuit jurisdiction is one of the larger US Districts, in terms of the states which fall under its jurisdiction. The Federal Circuit Court for the District is the Lewis F. Powell Jr. Courthouse, which is located in Richmond, VA.

The districts and states which fall under the Fourth Circuit and appeals heard by the Federal Circuit Courthouse includes: District of Maryland, Eastern/Middle/Western Districts of North Carolina, District of South Carolina, Eastern/Western Districts of Virginia, and Northern/Southern Districts of West Virginia.

The district courts in each of the states/territories are the US District Court of Maryland in Baltimore,  the Eastern District Court of N. Carolina in Raleigh, the Middle District  in Greensboro, and the Western District of N. Carolina is in Charlotte. The District of S. Carolina is in Columbia. The Eastern District Court of Virginia is in Alexandria, and the Western District Court is in Roanoke, VA. In W. Virginia the Northern District Court is in Wheeling and Southern District in Charleston, WV.

There are currently 15 active judges and 3 senior judges who sit on the Fourth Circuit bench. Roger L. Gregory is currently the Chief Judge appointed to head the Federal Circuit Court for the Fourth District. As with the other Circuits, seats are filled and appointments made for new judges in the order which they were filled.

A famous case from the circuit is Zeran v. America Online (1997). In this case the court determined the immunity of ISPs for wrongs committed by their users under Section 230(c)(1) of the Communications Decency Act. The court held the CDA provided “federal immunity to causes of action which would make service providers liable for information originating from third-party users.” The court found that allowing plaintiff’s claims would release a floodgate for freedom of speech litigation, with the new wave of online/internet activity by third-party users under ISP service agreements.

Cases and content covered by the National Law Review from the Fourth Circuit includes: writs of mandamus, certiorari, Habeas Corpus (including custody and release of prisoners), appeals from tax cases, En Banc Determinations, NLRB decision appeals, bankruptcy proceedings, motions for relief, judgment, or final orders, and reviews of enforcement or agency orders. Further, our website often covers news and updates about federal appointments, judges stepping down, agency announcements, and general news which comes out of the Fourth District Federal Court, and local state court systems.

Date Title Organization
10
Aug
Class Action Litigation Newsletter | Summer 2022 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
5
Aug
4th Circuit: Borrower Must Return Loan Proceeds After Rescission Despite Lender’s Failure to Meet TILA Requirements Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
4
Aug
BLOOD IN THE WATER: DirecTV, LLC Faces Another $100,000,000 TCPA Exposure Days After Settling TCPA Suit for $17,000,000–And its Only Going to Get Worse Troutman Amin, LLP
28
Jul
Fourth Circuit Holds Regulatory Notice of Violation Insufficient to Bar Private Party Clean Water Act Citizen Enforcement ArentFox Schiff LLP
27
Jul
Fourth Circuit Ruling Narrowly Construes Administrative Enforcement Bar to Clean Water Act Citizen Suit Hunton Andrews Kurth
20
Jul
Can Actions Be Inadvertent and Intentional Simultaneously? For Automatic Stay Violations, the Answer Is "Yes." Ward and Smith, P.A.
18
Jul
Federal Court Suggests Title IX Applies to Private Schools Receiving PPP Loans Robinson & Cole LLP
1
Jul
Corporate Bad Behavior Is Not Dischargeable Under Subchapter V Ward and Smith, P.A.
28
Jun
U.S. Supreme Court To Determine Authority, Review Standard For Government Dismissals Of False Claims Act Qui Tam Actions Barnes & Thornburg LLP
27
Jun
Subchapter V—Fourth Circuit Rules Not a Panacea for the Dishonest Debtor Nelson Mullins
23
Jun
Fourth Circuit Rules That Corporate Small Business Debtors Under Subchapter V May Not Be Able to Discharge All Debts ArentFox Schiff LLP
23
Jun
Lost and “Found”: Fourth Circuit Interpretation of Discovery in Support of Foreign Litigation Opens Circuit Split McDermott Will & Emery
16
Jun
Fourth Circuit Grants Summary Judgment to Defendant in Driver Privacy Litigation Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
15
Jun
Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split Over 28 U.S.C. § 1782 Bracewell LLP
15
Jun
Siegel v. Fitzgerald – How to Remedy the Impacts of an Unconstitutional Law Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
13
Jun
Fourth Circuit Decision Clarifies Application of Exceptions to Discharge in a Subchapter V Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
10
Jun
The Corpus Linguistics Bug: New Cases in the Sixth, Fourth Circuits Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
31
May
"My Lawyer Made Me Do It" is Not an Absolute Defense to Bankruptcy Court Sanctions Ward and Smith, P.A.
11
May
From Ireland to Iceland to Groban? Supreme Court Leaves in Place Circuit Split Regarding Approach for Assessing Substantial Similarity in Copyrighted Works Proskauer Rose LLP
6
May
Court of Appeals Rules That Oil and Gas Company Has Ongoing Obligation to Restore Property Despite General Release of Damages in Surface Use Agreement Roetzel & Andress LPA
29
Apr
Class Action Litigation Newsletter | Spring 2022 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
28
Apr
Another Data Breach Lawsuit for Lakeview Loan Servicing Robinson & Cole LLP
27
Apr
North Carolina federal court holds it lacks jurisdiction over claims of out-of-state opt-ins Jackson Lewis P.C.
26
Apr
Fourth Circuit Rules on Data Privacy and Trade Secret Claims Brought in Context of Former Employee/Employer Dispute Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
25
Apr
Federal Court: Employee’s Self-Serving Testimony and Discovery Responses Did Not Satisfy Burden of Proof on Summary Judgment Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
21
Apr
Fourth Circuit Holds Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction Does Not Require Absent Class Members’ Consent Foley & Lardner LLP
16
Apr
HSRA Filings in Genesis Shed Light on Definition of "Patient" for 340B Covered Entities McDermott Will & Emery
14
Apr
When a Law is Ambiguous and a Defendant's Interpretation Makes Sense: Fourth Circuit Rejects FCA "Liability Through Ambush" McDermott Will & Emery
14
Apr
Trademark Disputes Continue to Brew Proskauer Rose LLP
12
Apr
Fourth Circuit Explains How Burdens Should be Allocated for Objections to Class Settlement Jackson Lewis P.C.
31
Mar
A Growing Circuit Split: Does the IRS Have Sovereign Immunity from Fraudulent Transfer Claims under 11 U.S.C. § 544(b)(1)? Nelson Mullins
28
Mar
Employers Be WARNed: Remote Employees Receive Class Certification in Suit for Wrongful Termination Hunton Andrews Kurth
25
Mar
4th Circuit Holds Tax Penalty Obligations Are Not Voidable Fraudulent Transfers Greenberg Traurig, LLP
24
Mar
Hefty Civil Penalties: Another Reason Patent Owners Should Consider Patent Litigation at the ITC Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
22
Mar
TCPA Litigation Update — No Deference to the FCC’s 2006 Fax Order Mintz
21
Mar
Remote Employees Can Bring Class Action Under The WARN Act Hunton Andrews Kurth
15
Mar
Fourth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Insurance Claim for Pandemic Related Business Losses Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
9
Mar
Federal Court Finds Plaintiff has Article III Standing in FCRA Suit against Employer, In Reminder of Litigation Risk Arising From Background Screening Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
8
Mar
OUT LIKE A LAMB: TCPA Case that Lead to Supreme Court Review of Hobbs Act Jurisdictional Bar Ends With a Final Whimper Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
8
Mar
“Objectively Reasonable” Interpretation Defeats FCA Knowledge in 4th Circuit Foley & Lardner LLP
28
Feb
PFAS: From Happy Mistake to Ubiquity to Toxic Liability (But Is There Coverage?) Hunton Andrews Kurth
25
Feb
Class Action Litigation Newsletter | Winter 2021/2022 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
17
Feb
Ninth Circuit Agrees with Third Circuit that “Highest Contribution Rate” for Withdrawal Liability Payment Calculations Excludes PPA Surcharges Proskauer Rose LLP
27
Jan
Strike Force Takes Renewed Aim at Health Care Fraud and Abuse and Encourages Whistleblowers Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
19
Jan
Neighbors’ Tort Claims Even After a Cleanup Greenberg Traurig, LLP
19
Jan
Update on Artificial Intelligence as a Patent Inventor Proskauer Rose LLP
11
Jan
Breaking: Supreme Court Orders Fourth Circuit to Reconsider Standing Ruling in Light of TransUnion Decision. Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
7
Jan
Who Gets Released in Chapter 11? Ward and Smith, P.A.
3
Jan
West Virginia Governor Announces First Appointees to New Intermediate Court of Appeals Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
22
Dec
Oh, and Section 105, as Well—Limitations on The Bankruptcy Court’s Equitable Powers Nelson Mullins
 

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