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Tag Archives: Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr.

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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Court dismisses claims against Navy officers and Defense personnel (access required)

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 (access required)

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’ (access required)

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 (access required)

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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Whistleblower’s claims not covered by Sarbanes-Oxley (access required)

Northrop Grumman successfully argued that an employee’s complaint was not within the scope of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, or SOX, and she therefore could not claim whistleblower protection under the Act. An ALJ’s order in favor of the employee was vacated. ...

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