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Tag Archives: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Deaf man’s suit over hospital’s lack of interpreter reinstated (access required)

A deaf man who sued a hospital after it failed to provide him with an interpreter during his wife’s childbirth had his disability discrimination lawsuit reinstated by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Fourth Circuit reversed the decision ...

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Putative class action over toll fees dismissed (access required)

Where a woman’s putative class-action suit alleged the West Virginia Parkways Authority unjustly enriched itself by collecting administrative and notice toll fees in violation of West Virginia law, but the Class Action Fairness Act limits jurisdiction where a governmental entity ...

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Court joins other circuits, relaxes Rule 9(b) standard (access required)

In an issue of first impression, the court joined other circuits in holding that when alleging fraud by omission or concealment, given that critical facts related to such allegations are uniquely within the defendant’s knowledge and control, plaintiffs may partly ...

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Lack of property interest fatal to landowner’s claims (access required)

Where a real estate development company asserted takings and due process claims against a North Carolina county that allegedly thwarted its ability to obtain water and sewer services, but the company had no constitutionally protected “property” interest at the time, ...

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Challenge to environmental rule dismissed as unripe (access required)

Where multiple environmental organizations challenged a final rule that affected how federal agencies would conduct reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, but each of their categories of alleged damages was unripe, the suit was dismissed. Background A ...

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