Tagged: Split Decision

Week 29 (2020)

In United States v. Curry, the Fourth Circuit held that the exigent circumstances doctrine did not justify the suspicionless stop of the defendant. The exigent circumstances doctrine, the majority opinion noted, typically involves emergencies justifying a warrantless search of a home, not an investigatory stop of a person.

Week 22 (2020)

In Affinity Living Group v. StarStone Specialty Insurance, the Fourth Circuit held that the insurance claim of Affinity Living Group (an operator of adult care homes) for Medicaid reimbursements was an extension of its insurance policy with StarStone Specialty Insurance, which covered claims “‘arising out of a medical incident.’”

Week 20 (2020)

In District of Columbia v. Trump, the Fourth Circuit held that the District Court of Maryland did not yet make a final decision on the President’s motion to dismiss Plaintiffs’ individual capacity claims on the grounds of absolute immunity. Therefore, the court held that it does not have jurisdiction to issue an interlocutory order.