Perry v. Bullock (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-078-14, 9 pp.) (Kaye Hearn, J.) (Costa Pleicones, J., dissenting) Appealed from Sumter County Circuit Court (Clifton Newman, J.) S.C. S. Ct. Holding: An autopsy is a thorough and invasive inquiry into the body ...Read More »
Civil Rights – Labor & Employment – Qualified Immunity – Disabilities & Special Needs Board – Caregiver
Harrison v. Owens (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-138-14, 31 pp.) (Mary Lewis, J.) 8:11-cv-02215; D.S.C. Holding: Plaintiff has not specified what statements she made about the alleged abuse of a disabled adult, when or to whom the statements were made, or ...Read More »
Lambries v. Saluda County Council (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-059-14, 15 pp.) (James Moore, Acting Justice) (Costa Pleicones, J., concurring in the result only without separate opinion) Appealed from Saluda County Circuit Court (William Keesley, J.) On writ of certiorari to ...
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Stockholm v. Teaster (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-120-14, 8 pp.) (Timothy Cain, J.) 6:13-cv-00680; D.S.C. Holding: During a traffic stop, a suspected drunk driver tried to drive away on I-26, and the defendant-state trooper leaned through the open passenger-side window to ...Read More »
Company Doe v. Public Citizen (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-01-0365, 64 pp.) (Floyd, J.) No. 12-2209, April 16, 2014; USDC at Greenbelt, Md. (Williams, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: A district court erred in sealing court records and allowing a company to ...
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Lytes v. Smith (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-086-14, 21 pp.) (Margaret Seymour, Sr.J.) 3:12-cv-01672; D.S.C. Holding: A cell tower repairman’s Fourth Amendment rights were not violated when police officers – who had received a report that someone was trying to break ...
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French v. Richland County Lawyers Weekly No. 002-085-14, 22 pp.) (Margaret Seymour, Sr.J.) 3:11-cv-00717; D.S.C. Holding: In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court held that officers who assaulted a pretrial detainee were not entitled to qualified immunity just because the detainee ...
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Ball v. City of Columbia (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-078-14, 17 pp.) (Margaret Seymour, Sr.J.) 3:11-cv-01519; D.S.C. Holding: When a fleeing bank robber crashed his stolen car into plaintiff’s car during a high-speed chase with police, the police officers who were ...
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Civil Rights – Civil Conspiracy – Race, Age & Disability Discrimination – Retaliation – Sovereign Immunity – School District
Grady v. Spartanburg Sch. Dist. Seven (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-073-14, 19 pp.) (G. Ross Anderson, Jr., J.) 7:13-cv-02020; D.S.C. Holding: The magistrate court properly determined that the plaintiff’s factual allegations sufficiently state a plausible claim of civil conspiracy against the ...Read More »
Civil Rights – Age Discrimination – Race Discrimination – Wrongful Termination – Breach of Contract – Motion to Compel Arbitration
Cox v. Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-072-14, 13 pp.) (J. Michelle Childs, J.) 6:13-cv-00747; D.S.C. Holding: Plaintiff medical technician failed to show that her employee relationship with her defendant employer does not meet the prerequisites for arbitration. ...Read More »