Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 30th Opinions from the South Carolina Court of Appeal

Today, June 30th, the South Carolina Court of Appeal handed down seven new opinions.  Four opinions involved criminal concerns:  State v. Hendricks, Thompson v. State, State v. Johnson and State v. Haygood.  The remaining three opinions involved civil concerns, focusing on worker’s compensation … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby & Harris v. Quinn

On the last day of the term, Monday, June 30th, the United States Supreme Court handed down two decisions:  Burrell v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Harris v. Quinn. In a 5-4 opinion , the Court held in Hobby Lobby that “…the … Continue reading

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Articles Worth Reading This Week

Check out the following articles: Building Our Maps:  Legal Infrastructure in the Digital Age Charleston Region Talent Strategy Workforce Report:  Supply & Demand Gap Analysis Do You Take Criticism Personally?  Experts Suggest Ways to Respond How A Legal Practice Management Solution Can … Continue reading

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Library Hours on July 4th

The Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 4th.  It will be a study hall only, staffed by Security.

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June 26, 2014 United States Supreme Court opinions

National Labor Relations Board v Noel Canning Noel challenged a Board order arguing three members had been improperly recessed appointed. The district of Columbia Circuit agreed and reversed the order. The Court, with four justices concurring in judgment, affirmed. The … Continue reading

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Utah’s same sex ban held unconstituional

A split panel of eth 10th Circuit held Utah’s ban on same sex marriage violates the 14th Amendment. The opinion can be found here.

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June 25, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

McAirlaids, Inc. v Kimberly–Clark Corporation McAirlaids sued Kimberly-Clark alleging infringement of its trade dress in certain absorbent goods. The district court concluded the dot pattern claimed as trade dress was functional and granted summary judgment to Kimberly-Clark. The panel vacated … Continue reading

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June 25, 2014 United States Supreme Court opinions

Fifth Third Bancorp v Dudenhoeffer Dudenhoeffer brought a class action suit against fifth third alleging imprudent management of the company’s employee stock ownership plan. The district court dismissed under a presumed prudence standard. The 6th Circuit reversed on the grounds … Continue reading

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June 25, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinion

Fisher v Shipyard Village Council of Co-Owners, Inc. Fisher and other condominium owners sued Council alleging negligence and other causes of action for damages to their units. The circuit court granted partial summary judgment to fisher ruling there was a … Continue reading

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June 25, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

Kirvin v Central States Health and Life Co. of Omaha Kirvin purchased supplemental health insurance. After the purchase, the state legislature enacted a cap on benefits codified at South Carolina code 38-71-242. She was then diagnosed with cancer and sought … Continue reading

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