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Digest for Week of May 4th, 2016

U.S. 4th Circuit Case Summaries and Blog Posts

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Jones v. Chandrasuwan

April 28, 2016
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
(United States Fourth Circuit) - In an action brought by a plaintiff who was arrested for allegedly violating the conditions of his probation, claiming violation of his Fourth Amendment rights under 42 U.S.C. section 1983, the District Court's grant of summary judgment to defendants on qualified immunity grounds is affirmed where, although the district court's discussion at step one of the qualified immunity analysis is flawed, the right at issue was not clearly established at the time plaintiff was arrested.
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Casino May Be Forced to Ante Up for Employee Training

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
April 28, 2016
Casino dealers can sue their employer for unpaid, mandatory dealer training, the Fourth Circuit ruled on Monday. The ruling revives a class action against PPE Casino Resorts Maryland, the owner of Maryland Live!, a $500 million casino complex in...
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Transgender Teen Case to Be Heard in Court, 4th Cir. Rules

Jonathan R. Tung, Esq.
April 20, 2016
Gavin Grimm, the transgender teen at the heart of the bathroom controversy in North Carolina, successfully convinced the Fourth Circuit that his case should be heard in court. Human rights groups have reacted approvingly to the decision, but North Carolina...
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Rehabilitation Act Case Affirmed Against Disabled Child by 4th Circuit

Jonathan R. Tung, Esq.
April 14, 2016
Another circuit case involving student bullying was affirmed in favor of the defending education board. Why is it that despite the circumstances of some of these plaintiffs, it so difficult for them to get relief? The answer is a complex...
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