Author Archives: Fred Horlbeck

4th Circuit’s Wilkins jumps back into private practice (access required)

GREENVILLE, SC–When Billy Wilkins returned to private practice after retiring from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2008, he vowed to be a “hard worker” in his new job at Nexsen Pruet. A year later, Wilkins has 10-hour ...

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New 4th Circuit Chief Traxler not planning big changes (access required)

William B. Traxler Jr. acknowledges that he has up to seven years ahead as chief judge of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but that’s about as specific as he gets when it comes to predictions about the new ...

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FEMA lawyer wrongfully sanctioned under Rule 11 (access required)

A federal district court should not have sanctioned a lawyer under Rule 11 for comments she made during a hearing because the rule applies to oral statements only in very limited circumstances, the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ...

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