Monthly Archives: May 2013

May 31, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v Federal Trade Commission Board ordered all nondentist providers of teeth whitening to cease their operations. Commission ruled this violated 15 USC 45 as unfair competition. The panel, with one judge adding a concurrence, … Continue reading

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May 30, 2013 4th Circuit publsihed opinions

Crockett v Mission Hospital, Inc. While on final warning based on misconduct, Crockett was suspended pending investigation of alleged misuse of a cell phone on duty. She did not tell Mission about an alleged incident of sexual harassment by her … Continue reading

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May 29, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Libertarian Party of Virginia v Judd Party challenged Virginia’s requirement of a resident petition signature gatherer or resident witness of nonresident signature gathering. The district court found Party had standing and the residency requirement violated the First Amendment. The panel … Continue reading

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May 29, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinion

Chase Home Finance, LLC v Risher Risher and her husband bought land using monies borrowed by the husband. Both names appeared on the deed. After husband died, Risher did not pay ion the loan and Chase sued to foreclose. The … Continue reading

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May 29, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Shirley’s Iron Works, Inc. v City of Union Shirley’s was a subcontractor on a building contract with Union. After the contractor failed to pay Shirley’s’ it sued Union for breach of contract relying on the Subcontractors’ and Suppliers’ Payment Protection … Continue reading

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May 28, 2013 United States Supreme Court opinions

Trevino v Thaler Trevino was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. His trial council did nto adequately investigate mitigating evidence to present at sentencing. His federal habeas claim was denied on the basis that he could have raised … Continue reading

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May 24, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

VRCompliance LLC v HomeAway, Inc. HomeAway sued VRCompliance in Texas state court alleging VRCompliance used software to scrape information from its site to assist Colorado ski towns to collect hotel taxes form homeowners. VRCompliance sued in federal district court in … Continue reading

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