Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 23, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v McLean McLean was convicted of health care fraud based on placing stints into arteries which were medically unnecessary and billing insurance companies and Medicare. The panel affirmed. It rejected his vagueness challenge holding the health care fraud … Continue reading

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April 23, 2013 United States Supreme Court opinion

Moncrieffe v Holder Moncrieffe, a legal resident of the United States, pled guilty to drug trafficking charges based on possession 1.3 grams of marijuana. The government sought to deport him arguing the trafficking conviction was an aggravated felony. The Fifth … Continue reading

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Library & IT During Spring Exams

Extended library hours for exams begin on Friday, April 19th, and run through Friday, May 3rd.  During that time, the library will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.   After midnight, it will be staffed only by security.   On … Continue reading

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Baby Veronica Case

On April 16th, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.  In Charleston where the adoptive parents reside, it is more commonly known as the Baby Veronica case.    The South Carolina Supreme … Continue reading

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The End of Lawyers?

In another step towards the future for lawyers predicted by Richard Susskind in The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services and, more recently, Tomorrow’s Lawyers, an Introduction to Your Future, Wolters Kluwer has unveiled new software, called … Continue reading

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April 19, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

Spaulding v Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Spaulding sought a mortgage adjustment. Wells Fargo requested additional information and, when the information was submitted late, denied the application. Spaulding then sued alleging state contract and torts claims. Wells Fargo removed the case … Continue reading

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April 18, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Medina-Campo The district court concluded that Medina-Campos’ prior sate solicitation of drug trafficking conviction was a drug trafficking offense for sentencing guidelines purposes and sentenced to 50 months based on the higher guideline range. The panel affirmed. … Continue reading

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