Monthly Archives: November 2013

November 12, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

Cosey v The Prudential Insurance Company of America Cosey filed a claim for short and long term disability benefits based on complaints of fatigue and other symptoms. Prudential as the plan administrator denied her claims. The district court applied an … Continue reading

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Making Sure It All Adds Up

Check out the library’s latest libguide, Accounting and Finance Resources for Lawyers. You’ll find electronic and paper publications that can help you understand the financial side of business law practice. These resources will help you demystify financial statements and learn … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

Cooper v Sheehan Cooper was shot by sheriff’s deputies who responded to a report of a disturbance at his home. He sued alleging violation of his constitutional rights. The deputies moved for judgment based on qualified immunity which the district … Continue reading

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Library & IT Holiday & Exam Information

Hello all,   I want to wish everyone a successful exam period and a restful and enjoyable December holiday break. I also want to share some information that is important. To make it easier to review, I am arranging it … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinion

State v Page The circuit court denied Page’s motion to join his kidnaping and rape trial with a codefendant’s trial and refused to allow a witness with exculpatory evidence to testify on relevance grounds. Page was convicted of several crimes … Continue reading

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November 5, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Johnson v United States Johnson sought a refund of payroll tax penalty she paid and the government sought a judgment for all payroll taxes not collected from 2001 to 2004. The district court granted summary judgment to the government against … Continue reading

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Legal Challenges: Lawyers Help Guide Homeless Toward Life Off the Streets

The Charleston Regional Business Journal’s 2013-2014 Guide to Community Giving in the Lowcountry was just published.  In it is Andy Owens’ article, “When Your Client is Homeless:  Charleston’s Legal Community Provides Free Services Where They Work and Live”  which is  … Continue reading

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