Monthly Archives: April 2012

April 30, 2012 4th Cirucit published opinions

United States v Palacios Palacios was convicted of conspiracy and racketeering crimes rising from his membership in the MC-13 gang. On appeal he challenged the admissions of evidence of several of his criminal acts, certain expert testimony and evidence from … Continue reading

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April 26, 2012 4th Circuit published opinions

Almy v Sebelius A manufacturer of an electronic stimulation device for the treatment of arthritic knees submitted claims for the sale to or use of these devices by Medicare patients. The Department of Health and Human Services denied these claims … Continue reading

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April 25, 2012 South Carolina published opinions

Supreme Court In the Matter of Kenneth Gary Cooper Copper admitted failing to file a notice of appeal or withdraw in a criminal matter, self reported criminal arrests and convictions involving domestic violence, drugs and firearms and giving criminal discovery … Continue reading

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April 25, 2012 United States Supreme Court opinion

United States v Home Concrete Taxpayer filed its return with an overstated basis for certain property. More than 3 years later, the IRS levied a deficiency based on the overstated basis. The 4th Circuit held overstated basis was not omitted … Continue reading

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April 24, 2012 United States Supreme Court opinion

Wood v Milyard Wood was convicted of murder and other crimes arising out of a convenience store robbery. He sought state postconviction relief in 1995. For some reason, that petition was never acted upon. He sought relief again in 2004 which … Continue reading

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4th Circuit April 23, 2012 published opinion

United States v McBride Sheriff’s deputies became suspicious of early evening activity at a club which normally remained closed until midnight. After observing a possible drug deal, the deputies pulled over a car which elf t the parking lot and … Continue reading

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Lawyer Dog Goes Viral

Tumblr, Reddit, Bloomberg Law, and now the ABA have posted articles, photos, and videos about the adorable and erudite Lawyer Dog.  Take a stress relief break from either writing exams or studying for them, and check  out the Bloomberg video … Continue reading

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South Carolina Legal Issues in the News

Labor In September of 2011, the United States & the South Carolina Chambers of Commerce filed suit in the U.S. District Court for South Carolina, Charleston, requesting an injunction against the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB.)  According to the complaint, … Continue reading

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Library & IT During Exams & Reading Days

Extended hours for the library begin on Friday, April 20th, and run through Friday, May 4th.  During that time, the hours will be from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.  From 12:00 – 2:00 a.m., the Circulation Desk will not be … Continue reading

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April 20, 2012 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Lawson Based on an undercover investigation by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Larson and others were indicted for cockfighting and gambling crimes. These defendants went to trial and were convicted on all counts. After the … Continue reading

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