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July 24, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Williams  William was convicted of criminal sexual conduct involving a minor and unlawful conduct toward a child. He challenged the admission of his pre-Miranda statements, his unlawful conduct conviction and the admission of certain photos and diagrams. The … Continue reading

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July 12, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

E.D. et al through their next friends v Pfizer, Inc. E.D. and eighteen other children through their mothers sued Pfizer alleging birth defects caused by the mother’s use of Zoloft during pregnancy. The plaintiffs were individually assessed filing fees, but, … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Dial  Dial was convicted of homicide by child abuse. The panel affirmed. It held that a sheriff’s deputy assigned to the US Marshal’s task force had authority to arrest Dial under federal law and an agreement between the … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Beekman Beekman was convicted of molesting two stepchildren at a trial on charges related to both victims. The panel affirmed. It held that joinder of the charges was proper as the molestation took place in the same home … Continue reading

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May 1, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Castine v Castine Defendant Castine sent two letters to county officials accusing Plaintiff Castine of drug use and criminal conduct. Plaintiff sued for defamation and the circuit court entered summary judgment as to liability. The panel, with one judge concurring … Continue reading

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April 15, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Village of Bald head Island v US Army Corps of Engineers  After several years of dredging and beach management operations, the Corps informed Village that for budgetary reasons there would be no services in 2010. Village sued in federal court … Continue reading

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April 3, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Tynes Tynes was convicted of burglary and other offenses arising out a home invasion robbery. He challenged a traffic stop and the admission of evidence. The panel rejected his arguments and affirmed. It rejected his suppression argument because … Continue reading

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March 29, 2013 4th Circiut published opinions

United States v Graham At Graham’s drug trafficking trial, the government was allowed to introduce intercepted conversations among coconspirators mentioning Graham and efforts to collect a drug related debt from Graham, but, none of the calls involved Graham as a … Continue reading

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November 7, 2012 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

In re the Matter of Greenwood County Magistrate Walter Rutledge Martin  Martin threatened to beat a defendant at a bond hearing. He agreed to discipline and the Court publicly reprimanded him. Rutland v South Carolina Department of Transportation  Rutledge brought … Continue reading

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July 26, 2012 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Mouzone Mouzone and a codefendant were convicted of racketeering and drug charges. On appeal, they challenged several evidentiary rulings. The panel rejected them and affirmed. It held that the testifying analyst had performed an independent analysis of … Continue reading

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