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Tag Archives: Judge Henry F. Floyd

4th Circuit: Carrier has duty to defend, even if there are excluded claims – Declaratory judgment (access required)

On March 3, 2015, homeowners sued ARC Construction LLC and Ali Ergul, ARC’s manager, in the District of Co­lumbia Superior Court with regard to renovation and demolition work performed on their neighbors’ half of a duplex home. The plaintiffs, who ...

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‘Reasonable Suspicion’ Needed for Probation Arrest (access required)

Probation officers must have “reasonable suspicion” in order to arrest a person for a probation violation, and defendant probation officers violated a plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment rights when they arrested him on an unenforceable order to pay court costs and fines, ...

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Convictions Upheld for Fake ‘Stash House’ Robbery Plan (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms drug, robbery and firearm convictions for three defen­dants arising from their plan to rob a co­caine “stash house,” which did not actual­ly exist but was fabricated by undercover federal agents as part of a sting operation; ...

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