Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 31, 2013 4th circuit published opinions

Mondragon v Holder Mondragon sought discretionary relief from removal arguing that his conviction for assault and battery was not an “aggravated felony”. As there were no court records identifying what conduct gave rise to the conviction, the immigration board ruled … Continue reading

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January 30, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Plantation Federal Bank v Gray The master in equity bifurcated trial on Plantation’s foreclosure action and Gray’s compulsory legal counterclaims and that the equitable claims should be tried as soon as possible given eh state of the docket. This had … Continue reading

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Janaury 28, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

De’lonta v Johnson Pursuant to a settlement agreement, Virginia acknowledged that De’lonta suffers from gender identity disorder and provided hormone therapy, counseling and allowed De’lonta to dress as a woman. De’lonta sued alleging that Virginia’s failure to evaluate for sex … Continue reading

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January 25, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Merzbacher v Shearin  Merzbacher was offered a ten year sentence during the pretrial phase of his prosecution for rape and child abuse. He sought postconviction relief arguing he was never told about this offer. The state court found he was … Continue reading

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January 24, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

Stuart v Huff Several antiabortion individuals and groups sought to intervene in a suit contesting the constitutionality of North Carolina’s informed consent abortion act. The district court denied their motion. The panel affirmed. It held that the district court did … Continue reading

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January 23, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Abramski Abramski purchased a Glock 19 handgun or his uncle. He listed himself as the actual buyer. Later, he was suspected of robbing a bank. Pursuant to a warrant, police searched his residence and found the transfer … Continue reading

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January 23, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Shenandoah Life Insurance Company, Incorporated v Smallwood Smallwood took out a life insurance policy on her husband. He lied about drug and alcohol use on the application. Shenandoah filed suit to void the contract. The trail court granted a directed … Continue reading

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