Category: 2017

Week 49 (2017)

Week of December 4, 2017 through December 8, 2017 Rory Flynn v. SEC (Wynn 12/7/2017): The Fourth Circuit held that a plaintiff’s disclosure of alleged employer misconduct is not protected by the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (the “Act”), 5 U.S.C. § 2302(b)(8), if a disinterested person in the whistleblower’s position...

Week 48 (2017)

Week of November 27, 2017 through December 1, 2017 Frontier-Kemper Constructors v. DOWCP (Diaz 11/30/2017): The Fourth Circuit held that a coal mine construction company is liable and thus responsible for the payment of benefits to a coal miner under the Black Lung Benefits Act (“BLBA”), 30 U.S.C. § 901...

Week 47 (2017)

Week of November 20, 2017 through November 24, 2017 Arlean Brown v. Brian Elliot (Motz 11/21/2017):  The Fourth Circuit held a sheriff’s deputy is entitled to qualified immunity for shooting and killing a man during a stop when the man begins to drive his vehicle with the officer partially in...