An Horry County jury has awarded $1.5 million to the estate of a man who died after being misdiagnosed at a local medical center. Christopher Douton, 41, was a project engineer with S&ME, Inc. in Conway and on Jan. 11, ...Read More »
Teens’ family recovers $6.1M in death settlement
The family of a South Carolina teenager who was killed in a single-car collision will receive $6.1 million under a settlement. Christopher Hart of the Hart Law Firm in Columbia, who represented the plaintiffs in the case, said the Aug. ...
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School fight leads to bad faith claim, $3M settlement
A case stemming from a school fight that could have potentially been resolved for a $100,000 homeowners’ insurance policy instead was settled for $3 million, an attorney for the plaintiff has reported. Many facts of the case have been withheld ...
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Town of Edisto fends off retaliation claim
After a weeklong trial, a federal jury found that the Town of Edisto had reason to terminate one of its firefighters, and that reason did not violate the Fair Labor and Standards Act. Former fireman Del Dennis sued the town ...
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Woman injured during pedicure settles case for $300K
In June 2014, plaintiff Annette Townsend went to the Village Nail Salon in Orangeburg for a pedicure. She left with a laceration that caused her to spend three days in the hospital and, according to her attorney, recently settled her ...
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$13.8M class action settlement nets $3.2M in fees
More than $3.2 million in fees have been awarded to the attorneys who represented a group of financial advisors in a class-action lawsuit filed in Charlotte federal court against Merrill Lynch. The suit resulted in a $12.8 million settlement that ...Read More »
Man accused of sex crimes settles suit for $175K
In 2011, a Clarendon County therapist was accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old autistic boy. He was arrested and fired from his job. According to his attorney, the man’s wife also lost her job as a church youth pastor. When ...
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Faulty windows lead to $2.1M verdict against supplier
A condominium complex in Mount Pleasant has been awarded more than $2.1 million in its defective construction suit against the supplier of defective windows that caused significant water and termite damage, a lawyer for the plaintiff reports. An attorney for ...
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$600K settlement for motorcyclist who hit disabled vehicle
A decorated war veteran who was injured in a motorcycle crash on a dark rural road in Berkeley County has received a $600,000 settlement, according to his attorneys. A.R. “Butch” Bumgardner was riding his motorcycle to work in September 2013, ...
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Woman awarded $4.6M in suit against Target
An attorney for Carla Denise Garrison said that after his client was injured by a hypodermic needle found in a Target parking lot, he told the jury that the multi-billion dollar corporation only understood money, and he asked it to ...
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