It’s too early to call it a settlement. Or even a deal. This is an agreement to possibly reach an agreement. But it represents a significant thaw in relations between the South Carolina Department of Corrections and a statewide advocacy group representing mentally ill inmates who sued the agency for mistreatment.Read More »
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Carlock, Copeland & Stair has promoted two attorneys based in the firm’s Charleston office to partner. Douglas W. MacKelcan’s practice involves the defense of professionals in legal, accounting, and real estate malpractice lawsuits and directors and officers of homeowner associations. ...
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A Virginia County had hoped to challenge an injunction against its practice of opening its board of supervisors’ meetings with an explicitly Christian invocation — but its appeal doesn’t have a prayer after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...Read More »
A pregnancy-discrimination case argued last month to the U.S. Supreme Court is compelling employers to take a closer look at whether pregnant employees should be offered light-duty work, just like employees who suffer on-the-job injuries. When decided by the Supreme ...Read More »
A woman who says she was subjected to frequent lewd comments by a co-worker can go forward with her Title VII hostile environment claim against her company, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The woman and the ...Read More »
South Carolina Legal Services more than tripled the amount of attorneys’ fees that it collected between 2013 and 2014. The totals for both years are modest –$5,695 and $18,765, respectively – but the increase shows that legal aid attorneys are getting more aggressive about asking the courts to award fees.Read More »