A hospital and several medical attendants will pay $6 million to the mother of a boy born with cerebral palsy after caregivers failed to react to signs of fetal distress during delivery.Read More »
Barbara Coppley was driving up Interstate 95 last July, on her way to visit her eldest son in Virginia when she hit a drive shaft from a tractor trailer that had fallen into her lane. As she was standing in the interstate median, inspecting the damage to her car, the driver of a 2005 Lincoln hit the same drive shaft, lost control of his car and hit Coppley. She died at the scene.Read More »
John Ludwig, the upstate entrepreneur best known for killing a man when he drove a Maserati through the victim’s living room, will pay $7 million to settle his real estate company’s debt, according to records filed in U.S. District Court in South Carolina last month.Read More »
A woman who witnessed her husband’s grisly death in a traffic crash involving a huge piece of farm equipment has settled her wrongful death and survival lawsuit for $1 million. Annie Ham, 65, was riding in a car with her husband, Willie Ham, 62, in January 2009 when their car collided with a combine harvester being hauled on the back of a flatbed truck in the opposite lane of Highway 403 in Florence County.Read More »
The parents of a 17-year-old from Charlotte who died after a being struck in the chest with a Taser accepted a $5.5 million reduced award last month against the stun gun’s maker. Ken Harris, a Charlotte attorney on the family’s legal team pictured at left, said he believes it is one of the largest jury awards ever made against Taser.
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The road to downtown beautification is sometimes paved with expensive surprises, a lesson learned by the town of Summerton in a Clarendon County court earlier this month. A jury decided the town and its design firm, LandPlan Group South, should share in the cost of glitches that arose during a revitalization project.
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Put eight people in a jury box. Tell them about a practice called “securities lending” and feed them phrases like “indemnity triggering date” or “tender price warranting liquidation.” Show them graphs and charts with numbers, and play seemingly endless videotapes of deposition testimony by former employees. Is it any wonder that counsel for both sides would be wringing their hands, wondering if the jury would return any verdict at all, let alone the one they’d like? But return a verdict it did in City of St. Petersburg v. Wells Fargo Bank.Read More »
The estate of a 62-year-old Scranton woman who died in a motor vehicle collision in 2010 has received a settlement of $1.25 million, according to the attorney for the estate, J. Olin McDougall II of Beaufort.Read More »
A South Carolina woman won a $1 million settlement from her primary care physician’s insurance company after a mole her doctor said was benign grew into stage 3B melanoma, according to her attorney, David Yarborough of Yarborough Applegate in Mount Pleasant.Read More »
Rita Blair and her husband Michael began to worry the day after she was discharged from Palmetto Baptist Hospital. They called Dr. John Warren, who had performed a gynecological surgical procedure on her, and reported that Rita was nauseous and constipated. Rita died three weeks after the first surgery. She suffered massive organ failure caused by a bacterial infection that began when her colon was perforated.Read More »