Monthly Archives: March 2014

Articles Worth Reading

 Several articles caught my eye today and are worth reading.  Check out: Robert Ambrogi’s Top 10 Product Announcements at the ABA Techshow Marketing Legal Services in a Brave New Internet World Differences Between Information Governance and Records Management Don’t Get Discouraged, … Continue reading

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March 31, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v Baltimore County Commission brought suit alleging County’s policy of requiring higher contributions by employees hired at older ages violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. After a remand, the district court granted summary judgment to … Continue reading

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March 28, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Pliler v Stearns Pliler filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and submitted a plan which would terminate less than five years after payments started. Stearns, the trustee, objected arguing that under 11 USC 1325, above average income debtors like Pliler must … Continue reading

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Summer and post-graduate access to Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg law

Student access to various legal research databases over the summer may be limited.  To maintain access, please review the following information: BLOOMBERG LAW Bloomberg Law allows unlimited use over the summer.  For May graduates, if you sign up for Bloomberg by … Continue reading

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March 27, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Dickenson-Russell Coal Company, LLC v Secretary of Labor Company was cited for failing to report an accident. It contested the citation, but, the administrate law judge upheld the citation. The panel affirmed. It held under the plain language of the … Continue reading

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March 27, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

South Carolina Department of Social Services v Michelle G. Michelle G’s parental rights were terminated under South Carolina Code 63-7-2570(1) based on numerous acts of sexual abuse of her older children. She challenged the termination arguing the term “severe” in … Continue reading

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ABA Grants for New Law Grads to Help Serve Lower Income People

According to a recent press release, the American Bar Association (ABA) will provide grants, ranging from $5,000.00 to $15,000.00, to: *  bar associations; *  courts; *  law schools; and *  other groups that propose new and innovative ways to address … Continue reading

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March 26, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Meehan v Meehan Wife sought to enforce a payment provision in a prenuptial agreement as part of the parties divorce action. The family court ruled the agreement lodged jurisdiction over the payment issue in the circuit court and also denied … Continue reading

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Seibelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores & Conestoga Wood Specialities v. Seibelius: Resources

  Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the consolidated cases of Seibelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood  v. Seibelius.   Both cases involved appeals by corporate employers who were appealing the application of the contraception mandate requirement of … Continue reading

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March 26, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Stevens Aviation, Inc. v DynCorp International, LLC Stevens sued DynCorp arguing their contract required DynCorp to use Stevens exclusively for maintenance work on military planes. The circuit court granted summary judgment on that issue to Stevens. The Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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