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August 6, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Fowler v Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company Nationwide appealed the verdict against it arguing the trial court erroneously allowed expert testimony through a lay witness. The panel reversed and remanded for a new trial. It held that once the trail … Continue reading

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May 15, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Garcia Over Garcia’s objections, the district court allowed an FBI agent to testify as an expert on the meaning of coded phrases in conversations between Garcia and accused codefendants. Garcia was convicted of conspiracy and drug trafficking. … Continue reading

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December 17, 2012 4th Circuit published opinions

Evans v Chalmers Three groups of plaintiffs brought suit against the City of Durham, police officers, the district attorney and others for claims arising out of the mishandled investigation of the Duke Lacrosse rape allegations. The government officials moved to … Continue reading

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June 6, 2012 South Carolina published opinions

Supreme Court State v Tapp Tapp was convicted of rape and murder. On appeal, among other assignments of error, he argued that the state’s expert testimony was improperly admitted. During the appeal, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a decision … Continue reading

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