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  1. Are high-speed chases worth the costs?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    At least 1 in 10 S.C. high-speed police pursuits in the past decade has resulted in a crash with an innocent bystander, often causing injury or death, according to a review of media reports by The State newspaper. Each of those chases were initiated over traffic violations or other nonviolent crimes, raising alarms by affected families and national law enforcement experts that say the pursuits are not worth the risk to the public.

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  2. Get there fast, take it slowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Solicitor Dan Johnson, chief law enforcement official in two Midlands counties, is out of a job, dethroned by a Columbia lawyer, Byron Gipson, who has never held public office. Just weeks ago, Johnson was seemingly a lock to win the Democratic primary and faced no Republican opposition.

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  3. Lawsuits settled after South Carolina boating crash deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 6 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Two lawsuits have been settled after a crash on a South Carolina lake that killed two men last year. David Bruce Dyer was driving a powerboat on Lake Murray northwest of Columbia when it ran crashed into a bass boat April 21, 2017.

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  4. Suspended Columbia senator faces trial on misconduct chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 4 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Trial is scheduled in Columbia on June 4 for Sen. John Courson, who is also charged with converting campaign money to his personal use and criminal conspiracy. The 73-year-old Courson has been in the Senate since 1984.

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  5. Freedom of Information Act FOIARead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 29 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    A divided South Carolina Supreme Court has overturned a trial judge's ruling that the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is a public body under the state's Freedom of Information Act-much to the dismay of some transparency advocates. "It certainly was a disappointment," said Jay Bender, a Columbia media law attorney who filed an amicus ... 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. SC lawmakers cana t agree on latest rate cut planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 24 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    South Carolina lawmakers met again almost two weeks after the General Assembly adjourned its regular session, but still could not reach a compromise on bills about the failed nuclear reactor project in the state and cutting power rates. A conference committee of House members and senators met May 23 for a third time, focusing solely on temporary rate cuts for utility customers.

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  7. Columbia attorney tapped to lead SC Bankruptcy Law Association Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 24 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Columbia attorney Michael Weaver was elected president of the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association. Weaver has already begun serving his one-year term leading the 200 member organization.

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  8. Columbia attorney named SC Bar Mentor of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 24 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    The South Carolina Bar recently named a Columbia attorney as the 2018 recipient of the G. Dewey Oxner Jr. Mentor of the Year award. The award was presented to Brian Autry by Supreme Court Justice John W. Kittredge May 3 at the Mentor of the Year luncheon.

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  9. Loading broken car on a tow truck on a road. Aerial viewRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 23 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Columbia police officers who arrested a man in a private driveway did not violate his Fourth Amendment rights when they performed an "inventory search" of the vehicle he was driving and had it impounded, a divided Supreme Court has ruled. Petitioner Jonathan Miller, initially arrested for driving with a suspended license, argued in State v.

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  10. SC doctor charged with manslaughter wants to return to workRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 21 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    A doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter wants to return to work now that his medical license is restored, the physician's attorney said. The State of Columbia reports that the S.C. Board of Medical Examiners suspended the license of hip surgeon Adam Lazzarini after he was charged earlier this month.

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  11. South Carolina lawmakers postpone budget talksRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    South Carolina lawmakers say they need more time to figure out the state's $8 billion spending plan for the new fiscal year starting July 1. In a joint statement released May 16, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hugh Leatherman of Florence and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian White of Anderson said they will postpone further budget meetings until June. "The differences that the conferees face are numerous and complex," the statement said.

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  12. VA can't force paralyzed man to use their medical servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    A federal judge in Columbia has ruled that Veterans Affairs may not present evidence concerning "speculative free care" as part of a medical malpractice tort filed by a South Carolina man. U.S. District Judge Donald Coggins Jr. ruled April 25 to grant a motion filed by plaintiff George Egan to exclude the defense's argument that because ... 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. SC attorney selected as American Bar Foundation fellowRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    A Columbia-area attorney and law partner was selected May 7 to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars selected Bernard "Bernie" Hawkins Jr. for his "outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and welfare of [his] communit[y]."

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  14. SC lawmakers return to work to finalize state budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    A committee of South Carolina lawmakers has returned to the Statehouse to finalize their proposed $8 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. Members of the House and Senate held a joint committee meeting May 15, a few days after the General Assembly adjourned their 2018 regular session.

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  15. SC General Assembly adjourns with unfinished businessRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Over the final two days of the session, the General Assembly passed dozens of bills that included banning drones from flying near prisons, increasing penalties for human trafficking and allowing school districts to count marching band as a physical education credit. There is still key legislation to be settled including whether some utility customers will receive temporary rate cuts on their bills after paying for a failed $9 billion nuclear reactors project.

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  16. SC House passes bill to return twice after May 10Read the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    South Carolina lawmakers are considering coming back both in May and June to deal with matters including bills dealing with the abandoned construction of two nuclear reactors and budget vetoes by the governor. The House voted 110-0 on May 8 to approve a resolution allowing lawmakers to return to Columbia on May 23 and 24 to deal with the state's $8 billion budget, bills involving the two nuclear plants no longer being built at the V.C. Summer site and bills in conference committees.

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  17. SC governor urges state tax relief for all residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Gov. Henry McMaster on April 30 urged legislative leaders to bring South Carolina's tax code in line with federal provisions, saying he'd sign a bill that includes tax relief for all South Carolinians. "Failure to conform our state income tax code before the end of this year will create confusion, frustration and chaos when South Carolinians attempt to file their taxes next year," the Republican wrote in a letter to Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman and House Speaker Jay Lucas, the State newspaper reports.

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  18. SC prison employees plead not guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Some defense attorneys for the South Carolina Department of Corrections employees indicted on federal charges of bringing contraband into the state's prisons say their clients were surprised by the new charges. Fourteen former prisons employees pleaded not guilty April 25 to federal charges including taking bribes to bring items such as cellphones and drugs into prisons.

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  19. Pough becomes permanent director at juvenile justice agencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    Pough had been running the juvenile justice agency on an interim basis since January 2017. He was hired to be the department's inspector general after lawmakers became concerned over a series of riots and disturbances at the main juvenile prison in Columbia.

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  20. John Meadors announces run for 5th Circuit solicitor positionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    A longtime Columbia attorney is gathering signatures in an attempt to run against incumbent 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson and Bryan Gipson, according to The State. According to his biography, available at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates' website, John Meadors spent over 20 years serving in various prosecutorial roles, including as an assistant solicitor, first assistant solicitor, ... 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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