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Your wish is my command (access required)

Sometimes wishes do come true. Sometimes unanswered prayers would be preferable. That just may be the case in Canopius US Insurance, Inc. v. Middleton, litigation that played out recently in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina ...

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The only bar left is time (access required)

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Each morning when attorney Nick Luft walks through the doors of the downtown Pittsburgh law firm where he works, he is thankful. Because of his hair, no one notices the inches-long L-shaped scar left behind after neurosurgeons opened up his ...

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County’s immunity argument fails (access required)

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Georgetown County may owe a “tort-like” duty to owners of proposed subdivision lots who, after the developer went belly-up, now own nothing more than tracts of wooded area devoid of infrastructure, according to a recent South Carolina Court of Appeals ...

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Are you threatening me?! (access required)

There’s an old adage that goes something like, “You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” Apparently, Virginia’s William White is fresh out of honey, so the only thing he caught with his sour collection tactics was a ...

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Hey, a deal’s a deal (access required)

SLED agents who retired and agreed to take their old jobs back at a lower salary got exactly what they bargained for, agency officials said. But that didn’t stop former lawmen Phillip Grimsley and Roger Jowers from suing their employer, ...

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Two outta three ain’t bad (access required)

Despite numerous court rulings that shooting the bird at cops is free speech and not a crime, police in Rock Hill recently got charges stemming from said gesture to stick when a municipal jury found 21-year-old Michael Douglas (not the ...

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