U.S. v. Galloway (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-01-0355, 16 pp.) (Niemeyer, J.) No. 12-4545, April 15, 2014; USDC at Baltimore, Md. (Bennett, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: A drug defendant’s complaints about his first retained lawyer’s conduct of his case have failed ...Read More »
U.S. v. Cobler (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-01-0353, 26 pp.) (Keenan, J.) No. 13-4170, April 11, 2014; USDC at Harrisonburg, Va. (Urbanski, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The 4th Circuit upholds a 120-year sentence for a 28-year-old man convicted of production, possession ...
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State v. Portillo (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-034-14, 9 pp.) (Paul Short Jr., J.) Appealed from Dorchester County Circuit Court (Diane Schafer Goodstein, J.) S.C. App. Holding: Even though the trial court erred when it qualified a forensic interviewer as an ...
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Civil Practice – Personal Jurisdiction – Tort/Negligence – Wrongful Death – S.C. Sailor – Georgia Company – Indonesian Seas
Van Der Walt v. Wayneworks Marine, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-081-14, 9 pp.) (J. Michelle Childs, J.) 8:13-cv-01162; D.S.C. Holding: Even though the Georgia defendant only employees seven South Carolinians and has provided nonspecific services to 160 S.C. customers, since ...
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Criminal Practice – Search & Seizure – Search Warrant Affidavit – Date of Drug Deal – Evidence – Photographs – Lesser-Included Offense
State v. Gore (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-032-14, 11 pp.) (H. Bruce Williams, J.) Appealed from Horry County Circuit Court (Edward Cottingham, J.) S.C. App. Holding: The affidavit in support of the search warrant for defendant’s home omitted the date and ...Read More »
Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Confrontation Right – Prosecution Witness – Reduced Charges – Mandatory Minimum Sentence – Harmless Error
State v. Whatley (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-027-14, 9 pp.) (Cureton, A.J.) (Daniel Pieper, J., concurring in the result only without separate opinion) Appealed from Florence County Circuit Court (D. Craig Brown, J.) S.C. App. Holding: Even though the trial court ...
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Criminal Practice – PCR – Constitutional – Attorneys – Ineffective Assistance Claim – First Impression – Jury Charge – Lesser Included Offense – Armed Robbery – Strong Arm Robbery
Abney v. State (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-025-14, 14 pp.) (Aphrodite Konduros, J.) (Daniel Pieper, J., concurring) (John Few, Ch.J., dissenting) Appealed from Newberry County Circuit Court (D. Garrison Hill, J.) S.C. App. Holding: The court adopts the view of other ...
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