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Apr 10, 2023

Lawyer granted release in $460M ‘slip-and-fall’ Ponzi scheme

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas lawyer accused of orchestrating a $460 million “slip-and-fall” Ponzi scheme across the U.S. West was granted release Friday after spending more than a year in federal custody. U.S. District Judge Cam Ferenbach said he was persuaded by Matthew Beasley’s “strong family support” to give the personal injury lawyer […]

Mar 31, 2023

Las Vegas lawyer indicted in $460M ‘slip-and-fall’ scheme

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A longtime Las Vegas attorney was indicted Wednesday on federal charges that he orchestrated a $460 million Ponzi scheme spanning multiple states, from Nevada and Utah to California and Arizona. The eight-count indictment accusing Matthew Wade Beasley of wire fraud and money laundering comes almost one year to the day after […]

Mar 9, 2023

Slip, fall at a hotel results in $1.25M settlement

During the summer of 2016 the plaintiff and her husband traveled to the Charleston area and stayed at a second-story hotel room with outdoor entry. When leaving the next morning, the couple was walking down the stairs to get to their car when the plaintiff slipped on wet stairs and fell to the ground. According […]

Dec 12, 2018

Golf course slip and fall nets $1.4M settlement

A 70-year-old man who went out to hit the links at a Myrtle Beach golf course has reached a $1.4 million settlement after the links hit him back, his attorneys report. Douglas Jennings of Yarborough & Applegate of Charleston reports that Jack Kell was golfing at Legends Golf Resort’s Parkland course in August 2015. Sand […]

Sep 11, 2017

Tort/Negligence – Slip & Fall – Water Puddle – Store Produce Department

Carn v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-134-17, 6 pp.) (David Norton, J.) 9:16-cv-00892; D.S.C. Holding: Without the deposition testimony of two Walmart employees who are seen on the store’s surveillance video of its produce department shortly before plaintiff slipped and fell in a puddle of water on the floor of the produce department, […]

Jun 23, 2017

Tort/Negligence – Slip & Fall – Child’s Spilled Milk – Actual or Constructive Notice

Payne v. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-161-17, 6 pp.) (Mary Geiger Lewis, J.) 8:16-cv-02140; D.S.C. Holding: According to store surveillance footage, about four minutes before plaintiff slipped and fell in a puddle of milk, a child dropped a carton of milk on the floor. Since plaintiff has made no showing that any […]

May 17, 2017

Law clerk’s courthouse fall prompts $750K settlement

A law clerk who who took a spill on the recently buffed stone steps of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Columbia agreed to a $750,000 settlement on the second day of his jury trial, according to his attorney. According to court documents, Patrick Mohan was clerking for bankruptcy court Judge John Waites on Dec. 2, […]

Feb 8, 2017

Pool slip and fall settles for $750K

A 55-year-old woman trying to enjoy her Myrtle Beach vacation instead ending up breaking her ankle as she eased into a lazy river pool, leading to surgery, medical bills, and eventually a $750K settlement. In April 2014, plaintiff Patricia Holland was at the Dunes Village Resort when she slipped on the pool’s down-sloping steps and […]

Oct 28, 2016

Contract – Crossclaim – Equitable Indemnity – Slip & Fall – Replastered Pool Steps

Holland v. Hucks Pool Co. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-206-16, 10 pp.) (R. Bryan Harwell, J.) 4:15-cv-00141; D.S.C. Holding: The defendant-contractor does not allege any damages of its own apart from the expense of defending this slip and fall lawsuit, so the contractor’s breach of contract/warranty crossclaim against the defendant-subcontractor is merely a disguised claim for […]

Jun 13, 2016

Tort/Negligence – Slip & Fall – Wal-Mart Meat Cooler – Source of Substance

Wilson v. Wal-Mart, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-104-16, 9 pp.) (Joseph Anderson Jr., J.) 3:15-cv-01157; D.S.C. Holding: In her deposition, plaintiff initially testified that the liquid in which she slipped and fell dripped from defendant’s meat cooler onto the floor; however, plaintiff later admitted that her only evidence as to the source of the slippery […]

Apr 20, 2016

Video evidence spurred $950K settlement in suit over Columbia activist’s death

Home surveillance cameras played a critical role in reaching a $950,000 settlement in a lawsuit over the death of prominent Columbia political activist and philanthropist Martha Edens. Edens’ daughter, Dinah Cook, alleged in a wrongful death and survival action that her mother died as a result of the negligence of residential health care attendants with […]

Mar 24, 2016

Hospital slip and fall leads to $2.5M verdict

A doctor making his rounds in 2011 who took a spill after stepping in a puddle by a nurses’ station won a $2.5 million verdict in September, his attorneys reported to Lawyers Weekly this week. According to William Padget of the Finkel Law Firm in Columbia, Dr. Win Myat, an infectious-disease specialist, was walking through […]

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