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Fourth Circuit to Hold Hearing at UVA Law School on March 23

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals will hold oral arguments at the University of Virginia (UVA) Law School Caplin Auditorium on March 23, 2012. A Fourth Circuit panel holds an appellate argument session at the University every three years.

The court will hear four cases during the special session in March.

  • US v. Robert Hansen. A Fourth Amendment challenge questioning whether police officers had probable cause for a vehicle search, and whether the exclusionary rule applies to the officers' reasonable interpretation of an unsettled area of Virginia state law.
  • Intermet Corp. v. United Steel, Paper & Forestry. Reviewing whether a district court erred in granting Intermet's motion for summary judgment and vacating an abritrator's award in a dispute over pro rata payment of vacation benefits under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.
  • Greenbelt Ventures, LLC v. Washington. Reviewing sovereign immunity, the statute of frauds, and other issues relating to Greenbelt Ventures' lawsuit against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority -- the body which operates the D.C. Metro system -- over a stalled development near the Greenbelt Metrorail station in Maryland.

Oral arguments will begin at 9:00 a.m. EST. Driving directions and campus maps are available on the UVA Law School website.

The event is free and open to the public, although no cameras, recorders, laptops, or backpacks are permitted. For more information, contact Teri Johnson at tlj3a@virginia.edu.

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