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Tag Archives: Civil Conspiracy

Civil Rights – Civil Conspiracy – Race, Age & Disability Discrimination – Retaliation – Sovereign Immunity – School District (access required)

Grady v. Spartanburg Sch. Dist. Seven (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-073-14, 19 pp.) (G. Ross Anderson, Jr., J.) 7:13-cv-02020; D.S.C. Holding: The magistrate court properly determined that the plaintiff’s factual allegations sufficiently state a plausible claim of civil conspiracy against the ...

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Tort/Negligence – Abuse of Process – Civil Conspiracy – Barratry – Ongoing Litigation – Appeals – Removal (access required)

Hickey v. Resolution Management Consultants, Inc. Since defendants’ abuse of process counterclaim alleges no acts other than plaintiffs’ – ultimately unsuccessful -- removal to federal court of four New Jersey state-court actions filed by defendants against plaintiff, defendants have failed to allege a willful act in the use of process not proper in the conduct of the proceeding.

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Man claims officer had affair with his wife, then had him arrested (access required)

A Myrtle Beach man’s lawsuit against a Horry County police officer and state trooper is heavy on soap-opera drama and light on legal substance, a U.S. District Court judge in Florence has ruled. The plaintiff claimed that his wife was having an affair with the officer and that the two lovers conspired to have him arrested for drunken driving. His wife had told the officer that her husband was getting drunk at a bar and would eventually be driving home.

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Tort/Negligence – Civil Conspiracy – SCTCA – Labor & Employment – Public Employees – Prisons & Jails (access required)

Pridgen v. Ward. Plaintiff's evidence allowed a jury to conclude that defendants - a group of S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) employees - conspired and violated SCDOC policy in order to have plaintiff fired from his position with SCDOC. We affirm the . . .

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Tort/Negligence – Conversion – Civil Conspiracy – Expert Witness – Actual Damages – Punitive Damages (access required)

Jenkins v. Few. The essence of a civil conspiracy claim is the damage resulting to the plaintiff. The damages alleged must go beyond the damages alleged in other causes of action. The evidence in this case supported the trial court's ruling that the plaintiff alleged . . .

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