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.Read More »
CHARLESTON (AP) — The Republican Party is holding a do-over primary for the state Senate seat long held by Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell. The party is holding another primary after a judge ruled earlier this month that its former nominee, Paul Thurmond, did not properly submit paperwork to be on June ballots.Read More »
As if crushing loan debt and a depressing job market wasn’t already bad enough, students at the Charleston School of Law are going to have to dig deeper into their wallets this fall semester if they want to park at the city-owned Visitor’s Center garage.Read More »
A U.S. District Court judge in Charleston has ruled that a Vietnam War veteran’s widow can sue the government for the wrongful death of her husband and the loss of his companionship, despite federal case law that says the two claims are redundant and cannot be brought as separate actions.Read More »
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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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.Read More »