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Aug 21, 2023

High-speed crash leaves two badly hurt: $2.65 million settlement

Action: Auto accident Injuries alleged: First client was airlifted to an emergency room with spinal cord, head and neck injuries and a broken leg; second client was taken to an emergency room with spinal cord, head and neck injuries Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Jury and/or judge: Withheld Amount: $2.65 million High-low agreement: Date: […]

Jun 4, 2018

Jury awards $12 million to family of SUV crash victim

ANDERSON (AP) A South Carolina jury has awarded $12 million to the family of a high school senior who died after an axle fractured on her SUV almost six years ago. An Anderson County jury ruled in the case of Lacee Dial against Toyota Motor Corp. and two other defendants. The lawsuit said Toyota knew […]

Nov 15, 2016

False arrest claim leads to $150K verdict

A York County man arrested after using a baseball bat to fend off an attacker at his home was awarded $150,000 by a jury on Nov. 9, court records show. According to the complaint, plaintiff Shane Carter was home with his family on April 25, 2012, when, shortly after 10 p.m., he heard someone banging […]

Jul 27, 2016

This lender knows what borrowers want

A major mortgage lending company was allegedly a little too Quicken to assume that a customer wanted to opt out of legal representation. Tyrone Mosley has sued Quicken Loans Inc. in U.S. District Court in Aiken for giving him a pre-populated loan form that he says automatically prevented him from having a lawyer at his […]

Mar 30, 2016

$1.28M verdict for worker zapped on St. Thomas

A Rastafarian land surveyor who alleged that he was zapped by an improperly maintained power line has won a $1.28 million jury verdict against the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority. Earl Demming was surveying for a planned development in a mountainous area of St. Thomas when he stepped on a power line that was […]

Jan 26, 2016

Homeowners liable for construction accident

A jury in Orangeburg County has awarded more than $1 million to a 65-year-old man who was injured during a construction accident on private property, after determining that the homeowners were liable for the incident. The trial centered on whether the plaintiff, Bobby McClellan, was an employee of the defendant homeowners, Joseph and Lena Rich, […]

Jul 31, 2015

Jury awards $47.8 million in NYC crane collapse civil case

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jury on Thursday awarded $47.8 million to the families of two men killed in 2008 when a construction crane collapsed. The jury ordered James Lomma, the owner of the crane, and his companies to pay $32 million to the family of Ramadan Kurtaj and $15.8 million to the family of […]

Jul 30, 2015

Man hurt when chair broke wins more than $920K from lawsuit

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A man who was injured at a Union Pacific facility when a chair he was sitting on broke has been awarded more than $920,000 by a jury in western Nebraska. Dan Anderson filed the lawsuit in March 2010, alleging that the railroad failed to provide him a safe place to work. […]

Jan 15, 2015

Bar patron wins $12 million award

A construction worker shot during a brawl at The Dog House Bar & Grill in Myrtle Beach won a $12 million award from an Horry County jury last month. The money will cover “medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent injuries and disfigurement, disability, mental anguish, and loss in earnings,” according […]

Jan 8, 2015

$4 million verdict in slip-and-fall suit

A jury has awarded more than $4 million to a man who fell in a dimly lit parking garage in downtown Charleston.

Dec 2, 2014

SC firm gets $21.7M award for injured worker

A team of South Carolina lawyers won a $35.9 million jury verdict in Maryland for a 27-year-old man zapped with a bolt of electricity and paralyzed while working at an electrical substation.

Oct 27, 2014

A matter of force: $97.5M jury award trains a spotlight on the issue of law enforcement hiring

A jury deliberated just four hours before delivering a verdict and a message: $97.5 million — including $90 million in punitive damages — to the family of a man shot dead on a country road by a small-town police officer with a spotty history. In Reeves v. Town of Cottageville, et al., a jury found […]

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