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Tag Archives: Judge Henry F. Floyd

Baltimore gang members fail to overturn convictions (access required)

Where members of a West Baltimore gang challenged their convictions on numerous grounds, including that the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, statute was void for vagueness, that their Sixth Amendment rights were violated or that there was ...

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District court erred in abstaining from suit (access required)

Where the district court abstained from a suit challenged West Virginia’s administration of child welfare services because it believed it would interfere with state-court proceedings, that was error. The principles of federalism are not served by abstention and, if plaintiffs ...

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No damages after rejection of equivalent position (access required)

Where a pilot returning from military leave was offered an equivalent position, albeit in a different city, and implementing regulations by the Department of Labor, or DOL, specify that a reemployment position may involve transfer to another location, but the ...

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No immunity for solitary confinement practices (access required)

Where detainees at supermax facilities alleged that solitary confinement violated their Eighth Amendment right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment and their 14th Amendment right to receive sufficient process, prison officials were properly denied qualified immunity at the ...

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Antitrust pharmaceutical class decertified (access required)

Where a class of pharmaceutical buyers claimed two manufacturers allegedly reached an anticompetitive settlement in a patent dispute, the district court erred in focusing on whether denial of certification would result in “multiple individual trials” when it certified a class. ...

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