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Tort Claim Time-Barred Despite Joinder Of State Under Rule 19 (access required)

A woman who was injured when she fell on a Beaufort sidewalk was time-barred from adding the highway department as a necessary defendant in her negligence suit, the Court of Appeals has ruled in a first-impression decision. The S.C. Department of Transportation could raise the statute of limitations as an affirmative defense when the plaintiff tried ...

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