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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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Tort/Negligence – Product Liability – Homeowners Insurance – Subrogation – Punitive Damages – First Impression – Joinder – Dryer Fires (access required)

Allstate Insurance Co. v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-139-17, 12 pp.) (R. Bryan Harwell, J.) 4:16-cv-03666; D.S.C. Holding: The court predicts that the South Carolina Supreme Court would hold that punitive damages are not available to insurance ...

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