Category: Business Law

COMPANY DOE v. PUBLIC CITIZEN, NO. 12-2209

Decided: April 16, 2014 The Fourth Circuit held that the district court order that sealed litigation records violated the public’s right to access under the First Amendment, and that the district court abused its discretion by allowing the company to proceed under a pseudonym.  Ultimately, the Court vacated the district...

FELDMAN v. LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATES CORP., NO. 13-1849

Decided: May 12, 2014 The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment by holding that the appellant failed to make a prima facie showing of his Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”), 18 U.S.C. § 1514A, claims because he did not sufficiently prove that the alleged protected activities...

UNITED STATES V. ABDELBARY, NO. 13-4083

Decided: March 11, 2014 The Fourth Circuit held that the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia properly concluded that the attorney’s fees expended by Jordan Oil in defense of its interests against fraud committed by Youssef Hafez Abdelbary (Abdelbary) in his bankruptcy proceedings were recoverable under...