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August 22, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v McLaurin and United States v Lowery  McLaurin and Lowery were convicted of conspiracy and firearms charges arising from an agreement to rob a drug stash house. They appealed arguing they were entrapped. The panel, with one partial … Continue reading

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August 20, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Pope  Pope move to suppress a scale and some crack cocaine found during a warrantless search of a vehicle and objected to the introduction of these items based on chain of custody. The circuit court denied the motion … Continue reading

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July 25, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions and order

National Heritage Foundation, Incorporated v Higbourne Foundation The panel granted a motion to rehear and deleted a portion of the June 27, 2014 initial opinion which stated in dicta that Heritage may have other means of relief should the feared … Continue reading

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July 1, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Seignious Seignious was ordered t pay over $1 million in restitution. The panel affirmed. It first held that the district court did not follow the statutorily mandated procedures for imposing restitution but this was harmless under plain … Continue reading

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June 27, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

National Heritage Foundation, Incorporated v Highbourne Foundation National appealed the bankruptcy court’s rejection of a nondebtor release provision in its reorganization plan. The district court affirmed and the panel affirmed as well. Applying the factors in 4th Circuit precedent, it … Continue reading

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June 23, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Adepoju Adepoju was convicted of bank fraud and identity theft. He challenged his convictions and the application of the sophisticated means enhancement to his sentence. The panel affirmed in part vacated in part and remanded. It affirmed … Continue reading

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June 6, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

Anand v Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC Anand sued Ocwan in a quiet title action arguing that Anand’s default triggered insurance payments to Ocwen which released the property from the note and the deed of trust securing the note. Ocwan removed … Continue reading

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