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Tort/Negligence – Medical Malpractice – FTCA – Pre-Suit Filing Requirements – Applicability – Statute of Limitations – Prostate Cancer Diagnosis (access required)

Grant v. United States (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-145-17, 22 pp.) (Cameron McGowan Currie, S.J.) 3:17-cv-00377; D.S.C. Holding: S.C. Code Ann. § 15-79-125’s pre-suit requirements for medical malpractice actions at least partially duplicate the administrative claim requirements of the Federal Tort ...

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Criminal Practice – Murder – Death Penalty – Constitutional – Confrontation Right – First Impression – Witness’s Mental Health Records – Intellectual Disability (access required)

State v. Blackwell (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-034-17, 46 pp.) (Donald Beatty, C.J.) (John Few, J., concurring) (Costa Pleicones, Acting Justice, dissenting) Appealed from Spartanburg County Circuit Court (Roger Couch, J.) S.C. S. Ct. Holding: Even though the trial court followed ...

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