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Author Archives: Heath Hamacher

Today, we are all Gamecocks

The 2016 version of the University of South Carolina’s Media Law School is in the books and it was a doozy. Last year, this Sidebar reporter provided news coverage for the inaugural event (USC officials say they plan on this ...

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Time to pay up (access required)

Cue the Law & Order: SVU music. Boom Booom. Dun dun dun dunn dunnn dunnnnn. The 6th Circuit Solicitor’s Office has launched the WCU — the Worthless Check Unit. When this Sidebar reporter read the headline in the Carolina Gateway ...

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Tiger woes grow (access required)

This Sidebar reporter’s esteemed colleague noted (see “Sore Losers?”) that it’s hard right now — for football enthusiasts and possibly juvenile defendants — to be a fan of Louisiana State University. I would submit that it is nearly as hard ...

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Watercraft warnings were adequate (access required)

An Upstate woman has failed in her lawsuit against a watercraft manufacturer claiming the company provided inadequate warnings on its jet skis, a federal judge ruled Aug. 15. The judge granted summary judgment, finding  the universal warning labels were adequate ...

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Lying like a dog (access required)

They say every dog has his day, but not every dog has his day in court. Not only did a dog in South Carolina have her day in court, but she made history by being the first Palmetto State pooch ...

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