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$1.65M pretrial settlement reached in Wadmalaw Island wreck

A Lowcountry man who suffered severe injuries to his left arm in a 2009 auto collision has settled for $1.65 million in mediation over alleged reckless driving - and he did it without ever filing a complaint. In pre-litigation negotiations, lawyers for plaintiff James Fallon worked out the details of the settlement almost two years after Fallon was in a wreck on Wadmalaw Island in Charleston County. Not that it was easy.Fallon's lawyers, David Hoffman (pictured) of Charleston and Nathan Hughey of Mount Pleasant, said it's unusual to mediate a large settlement in an auto collision case. And, as far as the cause of the accident, about all they had to go on was that the defendant's trailer had shifted into their client's lane.

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Civil Practice – Subject-Matter Jurisdiction – Removal to Federal Court – Remand – Clerk’s Notice – Default – Tort/Negligence – Punitive Damages (access required)

Limehouse v. Hulsey. Even though the notice of remand sent by the federal court clerk to the state court was not certified, since the federal court had ordered that the case be remanded to state . . .

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