Home

Current Issue

Volume 70, Issue 4

Weekly Fourth Circuit Summaries

Week 27

Board of Trustees v. Four-C-Aire, Inc. (Agee 7/3/2019): The Fourth Circuit held that a multiemployer pension plan’s governing agreements and a former participating employer’s collective bargaining agreement (CBA) required participating employers to pay an exit contribution when they no longer have a duty to contribute to the plan due to the expiration of the underlying CBA, and therefore the complaint alleged a viable claim. . . .

Doe v. Meron (Quattlebaum 7/3/2019): The Fourth Circuit held that District of Columbia law applies when allegedly tortious conduct occurs in a foreign country, and that, contrary to Plaintiff Doe’s argument, the pertinent law of the District of Columbia and Maryland are materially the same. . . .

Week 26

United States v. Furlow (King 6/27/2019): Bryshun Furlow appealed the District Court’s use of enhanced sentencing guidelines which classified him as an armed career criminal and a career offender, specifically whether his prior arson conviction was a qualifying predicate. The Court ultimately decided that Furlow “ha[d] not established plain error in the district court’s ruling that the Georgia first-degree arson convictions constitute[d] a predicate for the ACCA and the career offender provision.” . . .

Dominion Energy, Inc. v. City of Warren Police and Fire Retirement Sys. (King 6/28/2019): This consolidated appeal resulted from appeals by Dominion Energy, Inc., and its subsidiary Sedona Corp. from orders remanding their respective putative class action lawsuits to the South Carolina state courts. Plaintiffs and Respondents, City of Warren Police and Fire Retirement System and the Metzler Asset Management GmbH, initiated class action suits against the appellants in connection with a merger between Dominion and a company in which the Respondents were shareholders, SCANA. . . .

Welcome to South Carolina Law Review

As a student-run publication, the South Carolina Law Review aims to both publish a journal of legal scholarship to inform the legal community and to provide practical educational experience of value to students. Our goal is to publish noteworthy and quality legal articles that will serve legal education in South Carolina and beyond. We hope you will consider subscribing and supporting our legacy and tradition.

Dennison LaRue, Editor in Chief, S.C. L. Rev Vol 71