Category: 4th Circuit Case Summaries

Week 26 (2020)

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.

Week 25 (2020)

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.

Week 24 (2020)

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.