On Wednesday, November 6, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will sit to hear oral arguments in the School of Law's Ceremonial Moot Court Room. Students, faculty, and friends are invited to attend.
Arguments will begin at 10:00 a.m. and are open to the public, but a Photo ID will be required for entry. Pending approval of the court, there will be a Q & A following arguments (but not about the pending cases).
No back packs, cameras, recording devices, weapons, or computers will be allowed in the courtoom. Phones are permitted, but must be turned off in the courtroom. Attorneys may bring briefcases and computers.
Overflow viewing will be in Room 107.
Cases to be heard:
Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance vs. JT Walker (12-2256)
Numerous Issues arising out of "bad faith" suit, including setting aside of damage award to insureds and awarding contract damages to insurer. (Case Summary)
Daniel Newbanks v. Cellular Sales of Knoxville (12-2389)
Whether the district court's order declining to order arbitration is appealable; if so, whether the district court correctly declined to order arbitration. (Case Summary)
Roger Hoschar v. Appalachian Power Company (12-2482)
Whether, under Hertz v. Friend (559 U.S. 77 (2010)), appellee's "nerve center" is in Ohio or West Virginia for purposes of diversity jurisdiction. Also, whether the district court properly granted summary judgment in favor of appellee on appellant's negligence claim. (Case Summary)