Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 31, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Eastern Associated Coal Corporation v Director, Office of Workers Compensation Programs A former employee of eastern won a claim for black lung disease. The administrative law judge warded attorney fees and this was upheld on appeal. The panel affirmed as … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

In the Matter of James Michael Brown Brown was suspended after his arrest for DUI. He agreed to a suspension of up to 3 years after pleading guilty and resolving all criminal issues. The Court accepted the agreement and suspended … Continue reading

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Baby Veronica Update

Baby Veronica’s birth father has filed an application with the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking to stay the South Carolina Supreme Court judgment which ordered the family court to finalize the child’s adoption by the Capobiancos. In support of the application, … Continue reading

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Westlaw Classic Alerts Moving to WestlawNext

If you have created Alerts in Westlaw Classic (does anybody else find this reminiscent of Classic Coke?), you should be alert to the fact that Thomson Reuters is moving all those alerts over to WestlawNext. This is another step along … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Sansotta v Town of Nags Head  Town declared six oceanside cottages managed by Sansotta to be public nuisances. The owners sued alleging federal and state claims. The district court granted summary judgment to Town on the federal claims and remanded … Continue reading

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Rehearing denied in Baby Veronica case

The South Carolina Supreme Court denied rehearing and birth father and the Cherokee Nation’s motion for supersedeas in the Baby Veronica case and ordered the family court to confirm the adoption, vest legal custody in Adoptive Couple and adopt a transition … Continue reading

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July 24, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Williams  William was convicted of criminal sexual conduct involving a minor and unlawful conduct toward a child. He challenged the admission of his pre-Miranda statements, his unlawful conduct conviction and the admission of certain photos and diagrams. The … Continue reading

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