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June 25, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

McAirlaids, Inc. v Kimberly–Clark Corporation McAirlaids sued Kimberly-Clark alleging infringement of its trade dress in certain absorbent goods. The district court concluded the dot pattern claimed as trade dress was functional and granted summary judgment to Kimberly-Clark. The panel vacated … Continue reading

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June 25, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinion

Fisher v Shipyard Village Council of Co-Owners, Inc. Fisher and other condominium owners sued Council alleging negligence and other causes of action for damages to their units. The circuit court granted partial summary judgment to fisher ruling there was a … Continue reading

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June 11, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Coastal States Bank v Cosman  Bank sued Cosman under guarantees he signed as part of a loan. The circuit court granted bank partial summary judgment ruling the statute of limitations had not run and a release of other guarantors did … Continue reading

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May 5, 2014 United States Supreme Court opinions

Robers v United States At sentencing, the trial court rejected Robers argument that he should be credited with the value of the homes he surrendered to the bank he defrauded through false statements on loan applications ordered that he pay … 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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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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February 26, 2014 South CArolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Horton v City of Columbia Horton brought suit against City for false arrest, assault and battery and other claims based on her arrest for burglary and subsequent release when fingerprint evidence excluded her as a suspect. The circuit court granted … Continue reading

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