Monthly Archives: September 2013

September 26, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

Dash v Mayweather Mayweather used Dash’s tune composition of as part of his entry music for two pro wrestling events. Dash sued for copyright infringement. The district court granted summary judgment to Mayweather. The panel, with one judge concurring in … Continue reading

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September 25, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

Education Media Company at Virginia Tech, Incorporated v Insley Virginia bans alcohol advertisements in student newspapers. Company sued challenging the ban. It prevailed initially on facial unconstitutionality, but, that judgment was reversed by a 4th Circuit panel. On remand, the … Continue reading

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September 25, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinion

Lee v Bondex, Inc. Lee was awarded temporary total disability benefits based on a workplace injury. The panel, 2-1, affirmed. The majority held that the commission’s finding that the incident cased Lee’s injuries was supported by substantial evidence, namely the … Continue reading

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September 25, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Auto-Owners Insurance Company v Rhodes Company brought a declaratory judgment action seeking declaration that its policy did not cover damages from a billboard falling onto an interstate highway. The trial judge issued a judgment declaring there was coverage. The underlying … Continue reading

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THOMAS.gov changes to Congress.gov

Beginning in November, Thomas.gov, US Congress’ legislative database that is operated by the Library of Congress, will be retired and automatically redirected to Congress.gov. To find out what information is currently available on the beta.congress.gov site compared to THOMAS, click here. You can also find … Continue reading

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Baby Veronica Update: Stay Dissolved

Baby Veronica’s adoptive parents, Matt and Melanie Capobianco of Charleston, South Carolina, and her biological father, Dusten Brown of Oklahoma, spent the past week in mediation ordered  by the Oklahoma Supreme Court.  The Tulsa World reports that the settlement judge described the … Continue reading

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Gideon at 50

On Friday, September 20th, the Charleston School of Law and the South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense sponsored a symposium, Gideon at 50:  How Far We’ve Come, How Far to Go, at the Charleston Museum.   Celebrating the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading

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