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Trailblazing lawsuit turns tables on alleged blackmailer (access required)

Woman awarded $176K, claimed ex threatened to share photos

South Carolina’s appellate courts have never recognized blackmail as a civil cause of action and the state’s Legislature hasn’t created a civil remedy for the crime. But a Beaufort lawyer still  convinced a trial judge to let a woman take her ex-boyfriend to trial for blackmailing her with private photos. Venturing into the legal unknown paid ...

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