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COA upholds $1.6M judgment in castle doctrine case  (access required)

  South Carolina’s “stand your ground” law provides protection from civil lawsuits for law-abiding citizens who justifiably use deadly force in certain situations, but only if the defendant first files a motion for pretrial immunity, the state’s Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled in a matter of first impression.   The June 2 decision affirms a Charleston County master-in-equity's order awarding $1.6 million to the estate of a man who was shot and killed at a cookout, finding that the defendant wasn’t entitled to self-defense ...

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