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Tag Archives: Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr.

Company response forecloses hostile environment liability (access required)

A viable hostile work environment claim based on a co-worker’s conduct requires facts showing the employer knew, or should have known, about the harassment and failed to take action to stop it. Here, because the complaint alleged Best Buy successfully ...

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Video upload satisfies child porn ‘transportation’ element (access required)

Where the defendant moved a video containing child pornography from his laptop to a Dropbox, he satisfied the “transportation” element, even if there was no evidence that he shared, attempted to share or intended to share the video. Background Robert ...

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Change of circumstances negated arbitration exclusion (access required)

Where an agreement involving defense contractors excluded Title VII claims from arbitration “unless and until federal law no longer prohibits the Firm from mandating arbitration of such claims,” and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP no longer performs the work that prohibited mandatory arbitration, ...

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First Step applies to conviction for crack and powder cocaine (access required)

A defendant sentenced for a conspiracy involving both crack and powder cocaine was nevertheless eligible for a sentence reduction consideration under the First Step Act because nothing in the statute says it does not apply if a covered offense is ...

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PSA ambiguous on ex-wife’s right to insurance proceeds (access required)

Where a property settlement agreement was ambiguous on whether an ex-wife relinquished her rights to the husband’s life insurance policy as part of their divorce, the district court erred by awarding the policy’s proceeds to the decedent’s daughter. The issue ...

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Voyeurism is sex offense requiring registration with SC (access required)

Where a panel for the first time addressed whether a conviction under South Carolina’s voyeurism statute constitutes a “sex offense” requiring registration under Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, it found that a violation of the statute—which does not require ...

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Paper company prevails on Title VII, pay claims (access required)

Where a plaintiff brought gender and race discrimination claims against International Paper Company alleging it subjected her to a hostile work environment that resulted in her constructive discharge, paid her unequally and retaliated against her, the record did not support ...

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