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Top Verdicts and Settlements

Mar 24, 2022

Top Verdicts & Settlements of 2021

Our Top Verdicts & Settlements list for 2021 is the first—and, hopefully, only—list that was fully impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As that year began, none of us really knew what it had in store for the legal profession. But as it turned out, our 2021 list ably demonstrates the resiliency of the legal profession […]

Feb 25, 2021

Immunized: No slowdown seen in Top V&S of 2020

The thing that really jumps out at you about South Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s list of the Top Verdicts & Settlements of 2020 is how utterly ordinary it is. There are slightly fewer verdicts than is typical, but nothing about the list would give you any indication that anything unusual was going on in 2020, or […]

Feb 17, 2020

The Top Verdicts & Settlements of 2019

Each year, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly presents our list of the top verdicts and settlements of the previous year. It’s a chance to contextualize the reports we’ve published in the last 12 months and present a picture of the year that’s been, but it’s also a chance to check in on the latest developments as […]

Feb 14, 2019

A massive settlement tops our all-inclusive list for 2018

  As we do each year, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly is delighted to present the top verdicts and settlements that were reported to us for 2018. Over the years, Lawyers Weekly has handled the top verdicts and settlements list in different ways. Some years we’ve done two separate lists, one for verdicts and one for […]

Feb 14, 2019

South Carolina’s Top Verdicts & Settlements 2018

Black steel workers settle discrimination claims for $22.5M The owner of a South Carolina steel mill has agreed to pay a $22.5 million settlement to workers who said they were discriminated against because of their race. The Nucor Steel Corp. agreed to the settlement after years of litigation dating back to 2003. U.S. District Judge […]

Jul 5, 2017

Careless turn leads to $1.6M settlement

A woman injured after crashing her moped into a tractor-trailer seven months ago has settled her case against the truck’s driver and his employer for $1.6 million, her attorney reports. According to Roy Willey IV of the Anastopoulo Law Firm, Nicolle Burns was riding along King’s Highway in Myrtle Beach on the morning of Dec. […]

Jan 30, 2017

Med-mal case leads list of ‘Largest Verdicts’

A rare medical malpractice verdict in Charleston County, the first in at least 15 years, one plaintiffs’ attorney said, tops South Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s list of the largest verdicts for 2016. A Lowcountry couple sued a doctor for misdiagnosing what eventually became a terminal prognosis of breast cancer, leading to a $6.9 million-dollar award for […]

Jan 30, 2017

Top verdicts of 2016

Rare med-mal verdict returned for $6.9M   A Charleston County jury returned a $6.9 million verdict against a radiologist who allegedly misread a mammogram, resulting in the patient’s breast cancer ultimately becoming terminal. Leanna Loud sued Dr. Jeffrey Short and Charleston Radiologists after she, in 2008, went for a mammogram at East Cooper Regional Medical […]

Jan 6, 2016

Top 25 largest verdicts and settlements of 2015

This year’s list of the 25 largest verdicts and settlements in South Carolina features two $100 million awards and, all together, more than $350 million in litigation results. From big tobacco to medical malpractice to product and premises liability, this year’s cases once again run the gamut. The list includes the top 25 awards and […]

Feb 2, 2015

Top 25 Verdicts and Settlements

This year’s list of the largest verdicts and settlements in South Carolina features several multimillion-dollar cases and others of note, ranging from a federal asbestos case to personal injury, malpractice and wrongful death case. In all, we cataloged nearly $700 million in litigation results. The list includes the top 25 awards and settlements finalized during […]

Feb 2, 2015

Jury finds for defense in $50M asbestos case

Attorneys who in 2013 secured a $38 million verdict by convincing a Richland County jury that their client developed mesothelioma after years of asbestos exposure failed to convince a Greenville County jury of the same in a similar case. Ethel Muldoon sought $50 million in the death of her husband, Joseph, contending that 23 years […]

Feb 5, 2014

Top 25 Verdicts and Settlements for 2013

A change in this year’s list of Top Verdicts & Settlements Journalists are skeptical and often bullheaded. But we can be reasoned with. When a couple of avid readers who practice eminent domain law urged us to change our rules regarding how we calculate and classify those cases in our annual roundup of largest verdicts […]

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