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Aug 16, 2013

State border can’t help woman duck alienation award

In an explicitly narrow decision, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s courts must enforce a six-figure judgment against a Greenville County resident for sleeping with another woman’s husband even though the judgment violates the state’s own public policy.

May 8, 2013

SC Supreme Court throws out lawsuit on sales tax

The South Carolina Supreme Court has thrown out a lawsuit challenging billions of dollars in sales tax exemptions.

Mar 21, 2013

Drug maker asks court to overturn $327M penalty

South Carolina's high court should overturn a penalty of hundreds of millions of dollars over deceptive drug marketing in part because the manufacturer didn't mean to deceive anyone, and no one in the state was hurt, an attorney for a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary argued before justices on Thursday.

Mar 8, 2013

Former bank exec’s slander claim must be arbitrated

A former bank executive signed away his right to sue his boss for slander when he agreed to a far-reaching arbitration clause with the bank he helped create, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled. The decision, apparently the first of its kind in South Carolina courts, may portend a more harrowing path to the judicial system for employees as state case law aligns with rulings from the federal[...]

Oct 11, 2012

Manning lawyer and Senate candidate reprimanded

A Manning attorney running for a state Senate seat has been reprimanded by the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Oct 5, 2012

Failure to communicate

A divided South Carolina Supreme Court has granted a new trial to a Spartanburg County man who says he was duped into waiving his right to a jury trial, and subsequently convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Sep 28, 2012

Broken dreams

Most people harbor dreams of a second career—some of them realistic, some of them not. But the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that one injured crane operator’s vague, implausible hope to open a restaurant could not be held against him by the Workers’ Compensation Commission in awarding him benefits for lost wages.

Sep 28, 2012

Supreme Court steps around its own ‘peril’ warning

The saga of certifying South Carolina’s election candidates continues, with the state’s Supreme Court justices disagreeing about whether the Charleston County Republican Party crossed a line after the court drew the line. The decision has left candidates crying foul with less than eight weeks to go before the general elections.

Sep 18, 2012

Supreme Court reconsiders sex offender monitoring

Even after hearing the case a second time, the South Carolina Supreme Court isn't sure it is fair to make some sex offenders in the state face lifetime satellite monitoring of their every move without any chance of appeal.

Sep 7, 2012

The new path to product liability

The South Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling in a lawsuit involving the death of an infant appears to have created a new way in which plaintiffs can prove that a product is defective. The decision also could bleed over into the medical-malpractice arena, making certain cases more difficult to bring.

Aug 17, 2012

Sometimes, cheap stuff isn’t the best choice

You know those TV ads for a certain auto insurance company which uses the slogan, “There’s a better way to save money”? They might also be referring to a recent case decided by the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Aug 10, 2012

S.C. Supreme Court ruling: Confidentiality agreement no restraint to trade

When employees hand in their resignation letters, there’s little a company can do to prevent them from taking their talents to the competition. But one South Carolina company was able to prevent a research physicist from taking the knowledge he learned while working there and using it to go into business for himself.

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