Category: Municipal Law

CHERRY v. MAYOR OF BALTIMORE CITY, NO. 13-1007

Decided: August 6, 2014 The Fourth Circuit held that the City of Baltimore did not violate the Contract Clause of the U.S. Constitution when it changed the method for calculating pension benefit increases. The City of Baltimore (City) instituted a public pension plan for public safety employees and, in 1983,...

Sandlands v. Horry County, No. 13-1134

Decided: December 3, 2013 The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Horry County, thereby validating its Flow Control Ordinance that prohibits disposal of waste generated in Horry County at any site other than a designated publicly owned landfill. Horry County occupies the northernmost...

Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Nos. 11-1111, 11-1185 (en banc)

Decided: July 3, 2013 A majority of the Fourth Circuit, sitting en banc, vacated the judgment of the district court, which granted summary judgment to Plaintiffs Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Inc., St. Bridgid’s Roman Catholic Congregation and its Archbishop and permanently enjoined the enforcement of a City of...