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August 14, 2013 South Carolina Supeme Court published opinions

Bardsley v Government Employees Insurance Company A drunk driver drove into Bardsley’s home killing her husband. After settling her wrongful death suit, she sought underinsured motorist property coverage from GEICO which refused. The trial court ordered GEICO to pay Bardsley … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Turpin v Lowther While serving as personal representative of his father’s estate, Lowther negotiated a sale of real property in the estate without informing the other heirs. Turpin and the other heirs sold their interest in the real property to … 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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June 20, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Hager Hager was convicted of killing a woman while engaging in a drug conspiracy and sentenced to death. The panel, 2-1 affirmed his conviction and sentence. The majority first held that 18 usc 848(e)(1)(A) does not require … 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 18, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Woods Woods was convicted of multiple counts of tax fraud and identity theft. He appealed arguing his right to testify was unreasonably restricted, that a prosecutor’s statement in closing argument that he lied under oath was improper … Continue reading

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January 16, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

In the Matter of Charles V.B. Cushman Cushman was a city prosecutor. He allowed certain defendants to have their cases dismissed in exchange for a donation to a city “drug fund’. The chief Justice of South Carolina ordered all unauthorized … Continue reading

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