Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Yesterday's Fourth Circuit opinions

In C.F. Trust, Inc. v. First Flight Limited Partnership, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision, based on the Virginia Supreme Court's answers to certified questions about whether and when Virginia law would allow "outsider reverse veil piercing against a limited partnership."

In Wachovia Bank N.A. v. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Fourth Circuit upheld judgment against the Federal Reserve for honoring a stolen and altered check from Wal-Mart for over $500,000.

In R. v. Fairfax County School Board, the Fourth Circuit in an opinion by Judge Williams joined by Chief Judge Wilkins and Judge Gregory revered Judge Brinkema of the E.D. Va. on the issue of whether the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires specific notice that "parents in Virginia have a two-year period in which to request a due process hearing" and a statement of when that period starts to run.

In U.S. v. Jarrett, the Fourth Circuit in an opinion by Judge Motz joined by Judge Wilkinson and Senior Judge Beezer from the Ninth Circuit affirmed the child pornography conviction where the government was tipped off to the defendant's conduct by an anonymous computer hacker from Istanbul, Turkey, who hacked into the defendant's computer.

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