Tag Archives: ineffective assistance

August 27, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Bagwell v State Bagwell moved for post conviction relief arguing ineffective assistance of counsel. The circuit court denied his motion. The panel, 2-1, reversed. The majority held that trial counsel was ineffective when she failed to have blood samples form … Continue reading

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July 23, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Ashley II of Charleston, LLC v PCS Nitrogen, Inc. The federal district court certified a question to the Court asking if the negligence bar to enforcing an indemnity agreement applies in the context of contribution under the federal CERCLA statute. … Continue reading

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April 15, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Galloway Galloway was convicted of drug trafficking. The panel affirmed. It held that the record did not plainly demonstrate ineffective assistance of counsel because there were only allegations by Galloway and denials by the attorney in the … Continue reading

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March 19, 2014 South CArolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Beckman v Sysco Columbia, LLC Beckman injured his back and Sysco accepted his claim for workers compensation. The appellate panel awarded scheduled permanent disability benefits under South Carolina Code 42-9-30 ruling the only injury sustained was to Beckman’s back. The … Continue reading

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March 19, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

In the Matter of the Estate of Charles Rider (Carolyn Rider v Estate of Charles Rider et al.) Shortly before his death, Charles ordered his bank to transfer securities to a new account in Carolyn’s name. Two transfers took place … Continue reading

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February 24, 2014 United States Supreme Court opinion

Hinton v Alabama Hinton was charged with murder. His trial attorney did not research the law on what funding was available for experts and thus failed to ask for additional funds to seek a better expert. Hinton was convicted and … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Wilds v State Wilds sought post-conviction relief arguing his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to object to certain restrictions on cross examination and appellate counsel was ineffective for failing to raise a jury instruction issue on appeal. The circuit … Continue reading

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January 29, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Sullivan v State  Sullivan sought post conviction relief arguing his trial counsel was ineffective by failing to request a jury instruction on involuntary manslaughter. The circuit court denied his petition and the panel affirmed. It held that because Sullivan admitted … Continue reading

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November 5, 2013 United States Supeme Court opinion

Burt v Titlow Titlow withdrew from a plea deal and was later convicted of murder. The Michigan Court of Appeals found her second attorney was not ineffective given Titlow’s protestations of innocence as a sheriff’s deputy’s belief she did nto … Continue reading

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September 16, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Dyess Dyess sought habeas relief which was denied by the district court. The panel, with one judge dissenting in part, affirmed. It held that the district court correctly limited its analysis to the claims in the amended … Continue reading

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