The wife and daughter of a trucker who was burned alive in an explosion after his rig collided with a tanker truck in Orangeburg County has received $11 million to settle a federal wrongful death and survival suit.Read More »
Reeping v. JEBBCO, LLC : Where (1) the landowners’ new address was printed on their check when they paid their Orangeburg County real estate taxes in 2005, (2) the landowners included a handwritten post-it note to inform the county that their address had changed, and (3) a 2007 certified letter from the county about unpaid taxes was returned with both the envelope and the certified-mail green card hand-marked with the landowners’ new street address, the county did not use the “best address available” when it mailed a delinquent tax notice to the taxpayers’ old address.
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Tort/Negligence – Defamation – Crime Witness – Investigation Statements – Privileged – False Arrest & Negligence
Myles v. Main-Waters Enterprises, LLC. (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-053-11, 7 pp.) (Per Curiam) Appealed from Orangeburg County Circuit Court. (Diane Schafer Goodstein, J.) S.C. App. Unpub. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Even though a McDonald’s ...Read More »
Curtis v. Blake. Although the jury awarded plaintiff 100 times more in damages than he incurred in medical expenses, the verdict was supported by evidence of other damages -- lost wages, pain, and an inability to . . .Read More »
State v. Franklin. After being warned of his Miranda rights, defendant invoked his right to remain silent - not his right to counsel - and police stopped questioning him. Three and a half hours later, police informed defendant that the victim had died . . .Read More »