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Former bank exec’s slander claim must be arbitrated (access required)

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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 courts about arbitration clauses.

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