Warfaa v. Ali (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-024-16, 30 pp.) (Agee, J.) No. 14-1810, Feb. 1, 2016; USDC at Alexandria, Va. (Brinkema, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The 4th Circuit upholds a district court decision that dismissed plaintiff Somali citizen’s claims under ...Read More »
Tort/Negligence – Defamation – Insufficient Allegations – Labor & Employment – Wrongful Termination – Workers’ Compensation
Dickerson v. Albemarle Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-020-16, 10 pp.) (J. Michelle Childs, J.) 5:14-cv-03722; D.S.C. Holding: According to plaintiff, after she reported “unprofessional conduct of a sexual nature by co-workers,” her co-workers and supervisors “falsely alleged that Plaintiff made ...Read More »
Tort/Negligence – Slip & Fall – Hotel Balcony – Slimy Mold
White v. Renaissance Hotel Management Co. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-016-16, 11 pp.) (David Norton, J.) 2:14-cv-02866; D.S.C. Holding: Where (1) plaintiffs specifically requested a room with a balcony, (2) plaintiff Katherine White complained often during their 10-day stay about the ...
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Tort/Negligence – $2M Award Upheld in Pelvic Mesh Case
Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-014-16, 41 pp.) (Gregory, J.) No. 15-1102, Jan. 14, 2016; USDC at Charleston, W.Va. (Goodwin, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The 4th Circuit upholds a $2 million award in the first jury verdict ...
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Tort/Negligence – Defamation – Libel – Newspaper Articles – Falsity & Malice – Punitive Damages – Lobbyist – Campaign Contributions
Kelley v. Wren (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-007-16, 13 pp.) (John Few, C.J.) Appealed from Horry County Circuit Court (Larry Hyman Jr., J.) S.C. App. Holding: If the plaintiff-lobbyist had delivered campaign contributions to a candidate, he would have been committing ...
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Tort/Negligence – Slip & Fall – Civil Practice – Federal Jurisdiction – Incomplete Diversity – Store Manager
Griggs v. Dollar General Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-004-16, 12 pp.) (R. Bryan Harwell, J.) 4:15-cv-04600; D.S.C. Holding: A store manager can be held personally and jointly liable with the store itself for an alleged act of negligence, and plaintiff ...
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Tort/Negligence – Product Liability – Hip Replacement – Civil Practice – Pleadings – Complaint Amendment
Stieglitz v. Stryker Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-003-16, 9 pp.) (Patrick Michael Duffy, J.) 2:15-cv-01680; D.S.C. Holding: In her proposed amended complaint, plaintiff has sufficiently alleged that her injury occurred because defendant’s product was in a defective condition unreasonably dangerous ...
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Tort/Negligence – Real Property – ‘Improvement’ – Permanence – Stove – Civil Practice – Statute of Repose
Murray v. D.R. Horton, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-001-16, 9 pp.) (R. Bryan Harwell, J.) 4:14-cv-00191; D.S.C. Holding: The defendant-builder installed a stove in plaintiff’s house, but there is an issue of fact as to whether defendant installed the stove’s ...Read More »
Tort/Negligence – False Imprisonment – Arrest – Simple Assault – Security Guard – Club Property
Mack v. Lott (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-134-15, 2 pp.) (Per Curiam) Appealed from Richland County Circuit Court (DeAndrea Benjamin, J.) On writ of certiorari to the Court of Appeals. S.C. S. Ct. Holding: We improvidently granted certiorari since both parties ...Read More »
Tort/Negligence – Medical Malpractice – Negligent Credentialing
Holliday v. Waccamaw Community Hospital (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-132-15, 4 pp.) (Per Curiam) Appealed from Georgetown County Circuit Court (Diane Goodstein, J.) S.C. S. Ct. Unpub. Holding: Before the 2012 passage of S.C. Code Ann. § 44-7-390, the common law ...
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