Tag Archives: subject matter jurisdiction

July 30, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Pearson Pearson moved for a directed verdict on the burglary and other charges he faced at his trial. The circuit court denied his motion and the jury convicted him on all counts. The panel reversed. It held that … Continue reading

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July 9, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Ferguson Fire and Fabrication, Inc. v Preferred Fire Protection, LLC Ferguson provided fire sprinklers as a subcontractor in the building of a call center for Immedion, LLC. When the contractor failed to pay for the sprinklers, Ferguson sent notice under … Continue reading

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April 29, 2014 4th Circuit Published opinions

United States v Ocasio Ocasio, a police officer, was convicted of conspiracy and extortion by a public official. As part of his sentence, he was ordered to pay restitution to an insurance company which was not a victim of the … Continue reading

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March 26, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Meehan v Meehan Wife sought to enforce a payment provision in a prenuptial agreement as part of the parties divorce action. The family court ruled the agreement lodged jurisdiction over the payment issue in the circuit court and also denied … Continue reading

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October 30, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Gaines Motor Lines, Inc. v Klaussner Furniture Industries, Inc. Gaines and other motor carriers sued Klaussner for shipping fees not paid by the logistics company Klaussner used to arrange for shipping its commercial goods. The district court granted summary judgment … Continue reading

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September 25, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Auto-Owners Insurance Company v Rhodes Company brought a declaratory judgment action seeking declaration that its policy did not cover damages from a billboard falling onto an interstate highway. The trial judge issued a judgment declaring there was coverage. The underlying … Continue reading

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July 22, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Moore v Hardee Moore was convicted of burglary and assault. He sought post conviction relief in state court arguing his trial counsel was ineffective. The state court rejected his arguments and denied relief. Moore then sought federal habeas relief which … 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 26, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

In the Matter of William Jefferson McMillian III McMillian pled guilty to fraudulently taking over $2,000.00 from his father. He agreed to discipline and the court suspended him for 3 years retroactive to his 2012 interim suspension and ordered him … Continue reading

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June 12, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Health Promotion Specialists, LLC v South Carolina Board of Dentistry Board issue an emergency rule imposing a dental preauthorization requirement before dental hygienists could perform certain procedures in schools. Health sued to have the rule set aside. After various administrative … Continue reading

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