No corner of the American economy has been untouched by the current historic swoon in interest rates. Stock markets and home prices have been buoyed; businesses, homebuyers, and governments have been able to access historically cheap credit. The effects of ...Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is praising federal courts nationwide for their flexibility in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, acknowledging in his annual year-end report the role technology has played in keeping courts running. The high ...
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COLUMBIA (AP) — A former South Carolina county’s councilwoman, accused of paying for vacations and shopping sprees with taxpayers’ money, has been temporarily barred from practicing law. The South Carolina Supreme Court, in an order posted Tuesday, suspended ex-Richland County ...
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South Carolina is one of 11 states joining the U.S. Justice Department in a civil antitrust lawsuit against Google alleging anticompetitive and exclusionary practices in the search and search advertising markets. Attorney General Alan Wilson filed the suit Oct. 20 ...Read More »
The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a settlement with Columbia-based Security Management of South Carolina LLC resolving claims that the private security company discriminated against a naturalized U.S. citizen and work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in its hiring practices. An investigation ...Read More »
A payment schedule has been finalized for a global settlement reached in February with opioid manufacturer Mallinckrodt. Mallinckrodt will pay $1.6 billion into a trust that will address the opioid crisis, including $450 million upon emergence from bankruptcy, South Carolina ...Read More »
Paul M. Eckles has joined K&L Gates as a partner in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice in its Charleston office. Eckles has a broad-based national litigation practice with a primary focus on antitrust litigation, and comes to the ...Read More »
COLUMBIA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson is the latest member of South Carolina’s congressional delegation to test positive for the coronavirus, announcing his test result Wednesday just hours after speaking on the U.S. House floor. In a statement released ...Read More »