Weekly Fourth Circuit Summaries
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. . . .
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. . . .
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