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  1. S.C. Governor suspends prosecutor after indictmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    South Carolina's governor has suspended the chief prosecutor in Columbia after he was indicted on 26 charges he misspent public funds. Gov. Henry McMaster's order Wednesday puts state Deputy Attorney General Heather Weiss in charge of the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office until after new solicitor is elected in November.

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  2. Insurer offers $22,500, jury awards $50K in highway crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    A Richland County jury has awarded $50,000 to an Aiken County woman injured in a 2016 interstate crash--more than twice what the insurer offered, according to her attorneys. Janice Wright was traveling south on I-77 near Columbia in July 2016 when Dennis Martin lost control of his vehicle, entered Wright's lane of travel, and crashed into ... Enter your email address/USER ID and password in the fields above to gain access to the subscriber content on this site.

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  3. Corpse courier constrained by non-compete clauseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    A mortuary transport business's ability to operate in the area around Lexington County passed away Aug. 29 due to a non-compete clause, after a brief battle in the South Carolina Supreme Court. Knight Systems in West Columbia sells body bags and mortuary supplies.

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  4. Columbia attorney suspendedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Attorney: Mark E. Schnee Location: Columbia Bar membership: Member since 2006 Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice of law until further notice on September 10 Background: The Supreme Court suspended Schnee's license to practice law until further order and appointed a special receiver to assume responsibility for his client files and law office accounts to protect the interests of ... Enter your email address/USER ID and password in the fields above to gain access to the subscriber content on this site. Your subscription includes one set of login credentials for your exclusive use.

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  5. Family of man ejected from car settles dram shop case for $1.625MRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    The family of a man who died after being ejected from a vehicle being driven by a drunken driver has settled their dram shop claims against two Columbia bar for $1.625 million, their attorneys report. According to David Lail of Yarborough Applegate in Charleston, Clint Cobb died in the early morning of Feb. 28, 2016, ... Enter your email address/USER ID and password in the fields above to gain access to the subscriber content on this site.

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  6. Columbia leaders reflect on legacy of law pioneer Sarah Leverette Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Malissa Burnette was proud to see her daughter, Grant, graduate from law school this spring - almost as proud as she was when Grant met Sarah Leverette. Leverette, a legal pioneer and Columbia community fixture, died Aug. 29. She was 98. "She truly was an inspiration to me personally," Burnette said.

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  7. SCAJ names new president, officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 4 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Midlands attorney Theile McVey has taken on the role of president of the South Carolina Association for Justice. McVey, who is managing partner at Kassel McVey in Columbia will be replacing Hugh McAngus Jr. as the leader of the association of plaintiff lawyers.

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  8. Body left to rot in funeral home 3 years leads to chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 28 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    By JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two South Carolina funeral home workers have been indicted after authorities say they left a body to rot in an unrefrigerated room surrounded by air-fresheners for nearly three years because the woman's family owed them money. Lawrence Robert Meadows and Roderick Mitchell Cummings, both 40, were charged Friday by a state grand jury with desecration of human remains.

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  9. Laid-off nuclear plant workers get $1.59M in back payRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Fifty laid-off nuclear plant workers have settled their Fair Labor Standards Act claims against a major engineering and construction firm and will receive $1.59 million in overtime back pay, their attorneys report. According to plaintiffs' attorneys David Yarborough Jr. of Yarborough Applegate in Charleston and Amy Gaffney of Gaffney, Lewis, and Edwards in Columbia, thousands of ... Enter your email address/USER ID and password in the fields above to gain access to the subscriber content on this site.

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  10. Lawyers in the News July/AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Cluverius is a member of the firm's employment and labor group and Roberts is the chair of its health care group. They began their first three-year terms on July 1. have joined Wyche as of counsel attorneys.

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  11. Fall trial set for ex-SC lawmaker charged in corruption caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    The former chairman of one of South Carolina's most powerful legislative committees is set to go on trial later this year on charges that are part of a wide-ranging, ongoing probe into Statehouse corruption. A judge on Aug. 15 set a trial date of October 22 for former House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Harrison on two counts of misconduct in office and criminal conspiracy, according to news outlets.

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  12. Med-mal suit over weight-loss drug settled for $750KRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    The estate of a Midlands woman who died after allegedly being improperly prescribed a weight-loss drug has reached a $750,000 confidential medical malpractice settlement with the woman's physician, the attorney for the estate reports. Francis "Brink" Hinson of the Finkel Law Firm in Columbia reports that the estate alleged that the defendant physician improperly overprescribed phendimetrazine ... Enter your email address/USER ID and password in the fields above to gain access to the subscriber content on this site.

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  13. Judge allows rate cut to stand for failed nuclear plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    A 15 percent rate cut ordered by lawmakers can start showing up on a private South Carolina utility's bills after the company lost billions of dollars on two nuclear plants that were never finished, a federal judge ruled Aug. 6. Judge Michelle Childs ruled that the cut, retroactive to April, can start showing up on South Carolina Electric & Gas bills starting Aug 7. Lawmakers said customers shouldn't have to continue to pay for the nuclear plants, which were abandoned in July 2017. The rate cut knocks about $25 a month off the average residential customer's bill.

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  14. Year for supervisor who ordered guards to hog-tie juvenilesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    A former supervisor at a South Carolina juvenile prison has been sentenced to a year in prison for ordering guards to hog-tie two inmates because they made too much noise. Court records show 36-year-old Nicole Jenice Samples was sentenced in federal court Aug. 1. She pleaded guilty to two counts of deprivation of civil rights last year and had faced up to two decades in prison.

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  15. Judge keeps rate cuts for failed nuclear plants in limboRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    A federal judge refused Aug. 2 to end a lawsuit by a private South Carolina utility that also is seeking to stop a temporary rate cut for customers who continue to pay for an abandoned nuclear reactor project. The 15 percent rate cut, retroactive to April, is set to begin appearing on South Carolina Electric & Gas bills Aug. 7 unless a court rules otherwise.

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  16. Shareholders of troubled SC utility approve merger planRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Shareholders of SCANA agreed July 31 to sell the South Carolina utility to Virginia-based Dominion Energy, which has agreed to swallow billions of dollars in debt from the company's failed nuclear construction project and other operations. The deal gives Dominion - already one of the nation's largest utility companies - more of a foothold in South Carolina.

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  17. Utility wants federal judge to stop rate cuts over reactorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    A South Carolina utility told a federal judge on July 30 that it played by the rules, so lawmakers should too, even if it means saddling customers with billions of dollars of debt from a failed nuclear project. South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.

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  18. South Carolina Bar hosts Pro Bono BlitzRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    The South Carolina Bar is hosting another opportunity for volunteer lawyers and law students to respond to legal questions posted on the Freelegalanswers.org website. The Blitz event is taking place Aug. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the South Carolina Bar Building located at 950 Taylor Street in Columbia.

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  19. Obituaries Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Julius "Jay" McKay Julius "Jay" McKay, who practiced law for 50 years and served as the president of the South Carolina State Bar and the Richland County Bar Association and as a Richland County Councilman, died July 6, 2018. He was 95. Mr. McKay was born in Columbia on Feb. 8, 1923.

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  20. Dominion gets 1st level of approval to merge with SC utilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Federal regulators have given the first of several levels of approval to a Virginia-based power company's proposed merger with an embattled South Carolina utility after the failure of a multibillion-dollar nuclear project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 13 ruled that the combination of SCANA Corp. and Dominion Energy, Inc. "is consistent with the public interest and is authorized."

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