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'This is wrong': Fourth Circuit judge rips gag order in multimillion-dollar hog farm cases

By Dan Fisher | Sep 27, 2018

A federal judge’s gag order prohibiting anyone connected to nuisance litigation against hog farms in North Carolina was probably an unconstitutional prior restraint of speech and never should have been issued, an influential judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said in oral arguments this week.

Hog farmers facing lawsuits, eight-figure verdicts worried judge will silence them again

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 21, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is scheduled next week to hear arguments over a broad gag order issued by a judge overseeing a series of nuisance lawsuits against North Carolina hog farms that threatened to muzzle farmers and industry organizations opposed to the litigation.

Fourth Circuit rules for former Rent-A-Center employee in discrimination case; EEOC supports man's case

By Amanda Thomas | May 9, 2018

RICHMOND, Va.(Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision to deny Rent-A-Center’s motion for summary judgment and its efforts to force an ex-employee to arbitrate his disability and race discrimination claims.

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