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When ‘flippant’ stings a bit (access required)

Displaying a passion seldom revealed in Social Security claims cases, Senior U.S. District Court Judge G. Ross Anderson Jr. recently felt compelled to remind an Administrative Law Judge of his place in the justice system’s hierarchy. His opinion included an ...

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The march of prime time (access required)

  The white-hot popularity of the sleazy lawyer character Saul Goodman on television’s “Breaking Bad” reveals a couple of truths about the age in which we live. First, these are the golden days of television writing. The dialogue flows like ...

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Paramour tops the pecking order (access required)

  A federal employee whose boss was allegedly putting the “affair” in “U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs” found out that three is truly a crowd: He got sacked after complaining about the boss’ office fling with an underling, and a ...

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Good thing we didn’t pay him (access required)

  Scott Pfeiffer, the Greenville attorney who engineered an intricate scheme of interrelated shell companies to raise money from investors, pleaded guilty to two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy on Sept. 18 and will serve about ...

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Campaign kick-off? (access required)

This is probably just one of those funny coincidences, but it was still interesting. South Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice Costa M. Pleicones has announced his intention to run against sitting Chief Justice Jean Toal for the next ten-year term ...

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Time for some white lying (access required)

Consistent with our enduring and apparently endless fascination with all that is offbeat and unusual in the world of continuing legal education, a recent CLE offering from the South Carolina Bar caught our eye. The subject matter, “Twists and Turns ...

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Caution: Level floor ahead! (access required)

Anyone who has ever tripped while crossing an unobstructed, flat stretch of carpet then looked back accusatorily at the spot where the fall occurred can understand the instincts of Carolyn M. Nicholson, a Department of Social Services employee injured after ...

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There she is, Miss America!* (access required)

It’s time for a pop quiz: You’re a law student and a beauty queen. You dream of being the state’s chief prosecutor but you’ve also got an eye on that sparkly Miss America crown. What do you do? Here’s what ...

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