Volume 71, Issue 2
Matthew U. Scherer, Allan G. King, & Marko J. Mrkonich
A Rational Approach to Sentencing Offenders for Animal Cruelty: A Normative and Scientific Analysis Underpinning Proportionate Penalties for Animal Cruelty Offenders
Mirko Bagaric, Jane Kotzmann, & Gabrielle Wolf
Frank Griffin, M.D., J.D.
Michael L. Wells
Susan M. Chesler & Karen J. Sneddon
Cheryl Ann Krause & Jane Chong
Weekly Fourth Circuit Summaries
In UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Kurbanov, the Fourth Circuit held that the defendant-appellee, Tofig Kurbanov, was subject to personal jurisdiction in federal court and remanded the case to the district court for the required reasonability analysis.
In United States v. Smith, the Fourth Circuit held that even though the district court erred in allowing the government to waive its initial closing argument, the error did not prejudice the defendant and, therefore, his sentence still stands.
In Estate of Jones v. City of Martinsburg, the Fourth Circuit held that the City of Martinsburg could not be held liable for a single incident of excessive force, by its police officers, that led to a man’s death.
In Parkway 1046, LLC v. U.S. Home Corp., the Fourth Circuit held Parkway’s contract claim accrued in April 2017 when U.S. Home refused to reimburse Parkway; that Parkway’s award of prejudgment interest dates back to April 2017; and that Parkway could not receive attorney’s fees because it was not a […]
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