Monthly Archives: January 2015

This Week’s Decisions from the Supreme Court of South Carolina Continued

  State v. Morris involved an appeal in which the defendant, Kenneth Morris, appealed the trial court’s decision to deny his motion to suppress evidence obtained during a traffic stop.  Morris argued that the evidence was obtained via an illegal … Continue reading

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This Week’s Decisions from the Supreme Court of South Carolina

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, the Supreme Court of South Carolina published six opinions:  Taghivand v. Rite Aid, Carolina First Bank v. BADD, L.L.C., State v. Brewer, State v. Morris, Cullen v. McNeal, and McNaughton v. Charleston Charter School. In … Continue reading

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Uber Update

 On January 22, 2015, several South Carolina House legislators filed H.B. 3413 which would ultimately regulate Uber and other transportation companies.  The introduction of this bill, along with the urging of local Charleston business leaders and Governor Haley, led the South … Continue reading

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Watch the Super Bowl in the Barrister

 The 49th Super Bowl, between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, premiers at 6:30 p.m. est on Sunday, February 1st.  It will be playing in the Barrister so if you are studying and need a break, please stop by to watch the … Continue reading

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Opinions from the Court of Appeals for 1-28-2015

Today, January 28, 2015, the South Carolina Court of Appeals handed down four opinions:  Maull v. South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control, Alvarez v. Quality H.R. Services, Rose v. JJS Trucking, and Crossman Communities v. Harleysville Mutual Insurance Co. Maull … Continue reading

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Order from the South Carolina Supreme Court

Today the Supreme Court handed down an order in Hall v. State, in response to Petitioner Hall’s allegations of unfairness in the Court’s original jurisdiction in the case. In Hall v. State, the Court had to determine “what relief, if … Continue reading

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Law & Society Symposium Next Week: A Legal Look at the World of Sports

  The Charleston Law Review and the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics, and Public Leadership at Furman University will present the Seventh Annual Law & Society Series, Under Further Review:  A Legal Look at the World of Sports, … Continue reading

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Email Etiquette for Lawyers

In the Fall 2014 issue of the New York State Bar Association’s Senior Lawyer issue, Judge Gerald Lebovits wrote an article, providing veteran and novice lawyers advice about email etiquette.  Some tips include: 1)  Use Reply All carefully.  Horror stories abound … Continue reading

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Uber & South Carolina

On January 15, 2015, the South Carolina Public Service Commission issued a “cease and desist” order to Uber, operated by Raiser, LLC.  The Commission told Uber to stop all operations until a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, as required … Continue reading

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State of the Union Resources

The textual January 20, 2015 State of the Union address, delivered by President Obama, can be found here while the digital version is available here on the White House website.  Eventually this speech will be officially archived in the Daily Compilation … Continue reading

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