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Dram good time for new law book (access required)

Dram Shop litigation is trending in South Carolina. Last year, two of the top 25 verdicts and settlements were Dram Shop cases. And so far this year, several multimillion-dollar settlements have been paid to victims of drivers who were over-served ...

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Nightwear on whelm street (access required)

In the spirit of Halloween, at least the folks running around dressed as clowns and showing their backsides are creepy, if not scary. But the best costume a Sumter man could muster recently for some rage in the roadway was ...

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Small-town trouble

This Sidebar reporter has to imagine that there are better things to do with one’s time — even in small-town America — than peeing on police cars. We’ll get to that in a second. Recently the Clemson Police Department took ...

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Busted by the bulge (access required)

A traffic stop for a broken headlight in Rock Hill ended with an awkward drug arrest after officers noticed a suspicious “bulge” in the front of 20-year-old Jonathan Diaz’s pants, according to a report from The Herald newspaper. Diaz, who ...

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For the love or money (access required)

They say you can’t put a price tag on love. But for former Illinois prison inmate Juan Rivera, that price tag may very well be a portion of his $20 million wrongful-conviction settlement. According to a recent article in the ...

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Internet emergency (access required)

This old-school Sidebar reporter heard a song on the radio the other day that he hadn’t heard since he owned the cassette tape a couple of decades ago: 911 is a Joke by Public Enemy. Well, a recent York County ...

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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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