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Tag Archives: Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr.

PSA ambiguous on ex-wife’s right to insurance proceeds

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

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

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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Court dismisses claims against Navy officers and Defense personnel

The defendants were acting within the scope of their employment when they investigated complaints that plaintiff abused and neglected his three minor children while stationed on an overseas military base. Background Barry Doe claims officers of the United States Navy ...

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Plaintiff’s own experts said doctor didn’t violate standard of care

After testimony from the plaintiff’s own experts confirmed the doctor’s decision to transfer the infant to a higher level of care within the hospital was not a violation of the standard of care, the court reversed a multi-million dollar judgment ...

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Assault with intent to murder is a ‘violent felony’

A defendant was properly categorized under the Armed Career Criminal Act, or ACCA, because his conviction for assault with intent to murder qualified as a “violent felony” under the statute. Background Kevin Battle appeals from the district court’s denial of ...

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Estate could sue companies that sent medication to wrong customer

Where a woman died more than one month after taking prescription medication intended for another customer that was mistakenly delivered to her house, her estate could pursue claims of negligence against the pharmacy that prescribed the medication and the delivery ...

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