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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Security Contractor’s False Claims Suit Barred (access required)

Two government contractors whose False Claims Act suit allegedly blows the whistle on defendant contractor’s false weapons qualification scheme and false billeting scheme for security personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan, see their qui tam suit dismissed by an Alexandria U.S. ...

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Tumor Treatment Patent Rejected for ‘Obviousness’ (access required)

In plaintiffs’ suit challenging the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s denial of his application for a patent relating to a method for treating tumors with formic acid, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for the PTO’s rejection of ...

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Resisting Arrest is Sentencing ‘Crime of Violence’ (access required)

In sentencing defendant on a conviction for illegal reentry into the U.S., a district court did not err in treating a prior conviction for resisting arrest as a “crime of violence” under federal sentencing guidelines; adopting the categorical approach to ...

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Injunction Vacated in Pregnancy Center Speech Case (access required)

A district court erred in permanently enjoining enforcement of a Baltimore city ordinance requiring limited-service pregnancy centers to post disclaimers that they do not provide or make referrals for abortions or certain birth-control services; the en banc 4th Circuit splits ...

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