The statute of limitations on a claim of deficient notice of disposition of collateral under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code begins only when the property has been disposed of, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in a ...Read More »
Quadriplegic cyclist settles with sidewalk-builder for $3.45M
A South Carolina man who became quadriplegic after breaking his neck in a bicycle crash on a sidewalk has settled with the builders of the pathway for $3.45 million, his attorney said. The names of the plaintiffs and the county ...
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Machine maker pays $9.75M for role in workplace accident
A Newberry man who suffered severe burns on 90 percent of his body when scalding-hot water splashed onto him in a workplace accident has settled with the company who made the dangerous machine that allegedly caused the accident for ...
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Pregnant mother’s family settles with ER doc for $2.6M
The family of a pregnant mother of two who died at the age of 30 has settled a medical malpractice claim against an emergency room physician for $2.6 million, the family’s attorney reports. John Kassel of Kassel McVey in ...
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Orangeburg rear-ender leads to $21M & $14M verdicts
An Orangeburg County jury has awarded a total of $35 million to a father and son who were seriously injured when the vehicle they were riding in was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer truck. Brandon Glover, the son, was ...
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Sink strainer: personal injury lawyer sues son over firm’s name
A prominent personal injury attorney in the Lowcountry is suing his son for trademark infringement for using his birth name in advertising his new, independent law firm. George Sink Sr. alleges that George “Ted” Sink Jr. and the firm ...
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Making time for the business side crucial for small firms
While small firm lawyers understand the dangers of failing to adopt new technologies and practice models, many are too busy keeping their lights on to try new techniques to help them survive and compete. A recently published national survey found ...Read More »
4th Circuit reverses controversial photo-use decision
A film festival’s use of a stylized photo of a Washington D.C. neighborhood known for its vibrant nightlife was not a fair use that protected the festival from lawsuit alleging copyright infringement, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ...
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COA: Wrongfully convicted have no remedy
Defendants wrongfully convicted of a crime in South Carolina have no constitutional or civil right to a remedy, the South Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled. Robert Palmer was convicted of homicide by child abuse, and other crimes, after his ...
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DSS sex abuse victim awarded $534K verdict
A federal jury has awarded $534,000 in damages to a man who was sexually abused as a child while in the custody of the South Carolina Department of Social Services, the plaintiff’s attorney reports. Robert Butcher of The Camden ...
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