Monthly Archives: December 2013

December 24, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Dargen  Dargen moved to suppress a receipt found during a search of his apartment and a statement by a coconspirator. The district court denied his motions and admitted the evidence. Dargen was convicted by the jury. The … Continue reading

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December 20, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Steffen Steffen pled guilty to a drug charge. The district court ruled he was a supervisor in the conspiracy and enhanced his sentence. The panel affirmed. It held that because supervisor status is a factual determination, albeit … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Quicken Loans Incorporated v Alig Alig sued Quicken and two appraisers in state class action suit alleging illegal loans and related conduct. Quicken removed the case to federal court pursuant to 28 USC 1332(d). The district court remanded the case … Continue reading

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December 18, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

Untied States v Perez-Perez  Perez pled guilty to illegal reentry. The district court ruled his North Carolina indecent liberties conviction was a crime of violence and substantially increased his guideline range. The panel affirmed. It held that 4th Circuit precedent … Continue reading

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December 18, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

Shatto v McLeod Regional Medical Center Shatto fell and was injured while performing anesthesia duties. She filed a claim for workers compensation benefits which the commission granted ruling all four commons law factors supported employee status. The South Carolina Court … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Booklist

The Spring 2014 Booklist is now available. See which textbooks are required and/or recommended for your classes by accessing the Booklist PDF here, or by visiting the Academic Affairs Book Information and On-line Bookstore page.  Please note that textbook information … Continue reading

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December 17, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Pan v Holder Pan sought asylum. The immigration judge found Pan was not credible and denied his application. The denial was affirmed by the immigration appeals board. The panel affirmed. It held that the credibility determination was supported by substantial … Continue reading

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