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Judge has no faith in bad-faith verdict (access required)

MI Windows and Doors was sitting pretty in February, when a Charleston jury awarded the window manufacturer more than $13 million in damages on bad faith counterclaims against its insurer, Liberty Mutual. Then along came the post-trial motions, and with the stroke of a pen by U.S. District Judge Margaret B. Seymour, the $13 million vanished.

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Moore & Van Allen beefs up Charleston office  (access required)

Moore & Van Allen continued the growth of its Charleston office by absorbing the operations of nearby Hagood & Kerr, expanding its presence in the city to 35 lawyers. The deal was effective Jan. 1 All four Hagood shareholders — Ben Hagood, Rob Kerr, Beth Settle and Wendy Wilkie — plus other attorneys and staff made the move and will be located for the short term in the Moore & Van Allen offices on Calhoun Street, until the firm finds new space in Charleston’s downtown area.

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Constitutional – Special Law – Schools & School Boards – Charleston – Charter Schools (access required)

Charleston County School District v. Harrell The plaintiff-school district has stated a claim that Act No. 189 of 2005 is an unconstitutional special act, in that it requires the plaintiff-school district to provide certain services to its charter schools, despite the fact that the Charter Schools Act places no such obligation on other school districts. The circuit court correctly dismissed the governor from the suit; otherwise, we reverse.

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