A Myrtle Beach-based electronics manufacturer was hit with a $750,000 jury verdict earlier this month in a lawsuit over groundwater contamination. During a trial at the Horry County Court of Common Pleas, JDS Development of Myrtle Beach accused AVX Corp. of secretly allowing chemicals to seep into the ground and spread to land adjacent to its former plant.Read More »
A state worker who was fired over an alleged outburst during a sensitivity training seminar has received $120,000 to drop his lawsuit against the S.C. Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation. Mark Kelly lost his job as an investigator for the labor agency in 2011, days after he voiced his disagreement with the instructor of a mandatory workshop on “cultural diversity awareness,” according to his complaint.Read More »
The family of a woman who died in a South Carolina hospital will receive $1.4 million in a settlement, and have $1.2 million in medical bills waived, after doctors there failed to notice that they had misplaced an air tube, causing the woman to lose oxygen and ultimately die from her injuries.
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In defending a trucking company against a lawsuit stemming from a violent crash, Charleston law partners Thomas J. Keaveny II and Amy B. Rothschild had figured that a verdict finding their client partly liable was the best-case scenario.Read More »
The family of a woman who died in a crash with a defendant with a spotty driving record won a $3.5 million jury verdict last month in Berkley County.Read More »
A Rock Hill law firm is reporting that one of its clients has agreed to a settlement of more than $1 million after spending eight months in a hospital and having several artificial joints replaced because of an infection she alleged was caused by the defendant’s negligence. The identities of all the parties involved are protected by a non-disclosure agreement.Read More »
Sarah Faile, on her way home from having surgery, had only gotten a few blocks away from Sumter’s Tuomey Regional Medical Center when she began vomiting. When Faile’s daughter brought her back to the hospital, a nurse gave the daughter a bucket and a washcloth and told her that Faile needed to go home and sleep it off. About 30 minutes later, Faile suffered a fatal heart attack on her way home.Read More »
In his nearly 30 years of practice, Columbia lawyer John D. Kassel had never tried a case in which the defendant did not show up for court and called no experts. But that’s exactly what happened during a wrongful death trial against a nursing home earlier this month.
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