The erosion of the Fourth Amendment is continuing at a rapid pace. I don’t know which will happen first. The disappearance of the Fourth Amendment or the melting of the North Pole.
In its recent decision in Santoro v. Accenture Federal Services, LLC [pdf], the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has joined the Fifth Circuit [pdf] in narrowly interpreting the prohibition against predispute arbitration agreements in the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (“Dodd-Frank”) — and employers can breathe a further sigh of relief.
On May 12, 2014, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment on a SOX whistleblower claim, concluding that the whistleblowers’ alleged protected activity was not a “contributing factor” in the challenged adverse employment action.
What’s the most important part of a Fourth Circuit brief–the festively colored cover? The elegant binding? The dead cockroach that your printer smooshed between pages 19 and 20?
The recipient of funds that a trustee seeks to recover by means of a fraudulent transfer claim may avoid liability by establishing that it took “for value and in good faith,” under section 548(c) of the Bankruptcy Code.