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April 14, 2014 4th Circuit published order

Antonio v SSA Security, Inc. Antonio and other plaintiffs sued SSA for negligence, violation of Maryland’s security guard statute and other claims arising from a series of home arsons perpetrated by an employee of SSA. The district court granted summary … Continue reading

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January 7, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

Swatch AG v Beehive Wholesale, LLC Swatch objected to Beehive’s registration of “Swap” as a trademark. After its administrative challenge was rejected, Swatch appealed to the district court and added trademark infringement and dilution counts and state claims. The district … Continue reading

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November 20, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Turner v United States Turner and her husband went overboard during a storm. The Coast Guard, based on the information Turner’s father in law provided, did not begin active search and rescue until Turner’s boat was found the day after … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Alston Alston was resentenced after remand and appealed the new sentence. The panel affirmed. It held that the remand was a general remand and nothing was necessarily decided which prevented the district court from considering all relevant … Continue reading

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June 5, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Gause v Smithers and Hunt Gause was injured when Smithers ran into his police car. Gause was waiting for a tow truck to move a car Hunt’s son left in a lane of traffic when pulled over for DUI. Gause … Continue reading

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December 28, 2012 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Johnson v Robert E. Lee Academy, Inc. Johnson as arrested for misappropriating funds. She sued the accounting firm that looked into her handling of Academy funds. The trial court granted summary judgment to the firm on the grounds that the … Continue reading

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November 28, 2012 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Gilliland Gilliland was charged and convicted of first degree burglary based on his entry into the home of a former girlfriend in violation of a restraining order. He argued that he was entitled to a directed verdict based … Continue reading

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November 27, 2012 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinion

Johnson v Jackson Johnson was assigned by his temp worker agency to go with a commercial truck driver to pack and load computer equipment at a hospital. The truck driver’s employer provided packing and transporting services as part of it … Continue reading

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August 29, 2012 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinion

Roddey v Wal-Mart Stores East, LP  A contractor for Wal-Mart pursued a customer suspected of shoplifting onto the highway in order to get her license tag number. The customer died in a car accident and the estate sued. The trial … Continue reading

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