Monthly Archives: November 2013

November 27, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

ZAN, LLC v Ripley Cove, LLC ZAN purchased lots and slips from Ripley. ZAN learned that the slip could not be widened to allow ZAN’s boat to dock and sued to rescind the contract. The master ruled Ripley had negligently … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

November 27, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

In the Matter of Kevin Michael Hughes Hughes failed to respond to an order to show cause and was found in contempt. He agreed to discipline and the Court publicly reprimanded him. In the Matter of Scott D. Reynolds Reynolds … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

November 26, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Montes-Flores Montes-Flores pled guilty to illegal reentry. The district court ruled that his conviction for assault and battery of a high and aggravated manner (ABHAN) was a crime of violence under the sentencing guidelines and sentenced him … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

November 22, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Fontenot and Turner v Taser International, Inc. Plaintiffs’ son was tased during a confrontation with police and died as a result of his heart stopping. They sued Taser international fro failure to warn against using the particular taser product on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

November 20, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Turner v United States Turner and her husband went overboard during a storm. The Coast Guard, based on the information Turner’s father in law provided, did not begin active search and rescue until Turner’s boat was found the day after … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours for the Library

The library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th.  It will be open the Friday following Thanksgiving, November 29th, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. .  It will be available only as a study hall, staffed by CSOL Security.   Reading Days begin … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

November 20, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

Preservation Capital Consultants, LLC v First American Title Insurance Company Preservation sued First American claiming against a title insurance policy. The circuit court granted summary judgment to Preservation ruling that but for a defect in title it would have recover … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

United States Supreme Court denies application to vacate stay in Texas abortion case

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Surgical Health Services v Abbott Texas passed new restrictions on abortion including the requirement that abortion providers have admitting privileges at a hospital no more than 30 miles away. The district court enjoined the requirement … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

November 18, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v McGee  McGee was convicted of drug trafficking. He appealed the denial of his suppression motion and his sentence. The panel affirmed. It held the district court did not commit clear error in believing the officer who pulled … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

November 15, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

Hartford Fire Insurance Company v Harleyville Mutual Insurance Company et al. Harleyville field a declaratory judgment suit in North Carolina to determine how a $1 million settlement should be apportioned among the responsible insurers. Hartford filed a declaratory suit in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment