Articles by Meg Kinnard

South Carolina High Court: Reimbursement Not Required When Police Damage Property

South Carolina isn’t required to reimburse private property owners for damage by law officers doing their jobs, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The 3-2 ruling involves the takeover of a Spartanburg convenience store in 2004 by Jimmy Johnson, who …

Family of Man Killed by South Carolina Officer Settles Suit for $2.15M

The family of a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot by a South Carolina police officer last year has settled its wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Seneca for $2.15 million. The settlement, nearly 10 times higher than a …

South Carolina Storm Victims Seek Help With Recovery Costs

Two weeks ago, South Carolina’s floods sent 6 feet of water into Walt Oliver’s home. Now, after volunteers helped gut the ruined plaster, carpeting, duct work and hardwood floors, it’s “down to studs and subfloors,” he said. Like most residents …

South Carolina Supreme Court Affirms Reduced Penalty in Drug Marketing Case

South Carolina’s highest court further reduced the penalty against a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary accused of deceptive marketing of an anti-psychotic drug. The decision was to substitute the verdict the court reached in February in order to correct a “mathematical …

South Carolina High Court Further Reduces Penalty on Janssen Pharmaceuticals

South Carolina’s highest court further reduced the penalty against a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary accused of deceptive marketing of an anti-psychotic drug. The decision was to substitute the same verdict the court reached in February in order to correct a …

Feds Vow More Oversight at South Carolina Nuclear Plant

Federal officials announced they are going to be doing more oversight at a South Carolina nuclear power plant that has tallied a number of incidents in recent years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is going to keep a closer eye on …

Parents Sue South Carolina Over Child’s Sex Surgery

A couple filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state of South Carolina for what they say was an unnecessary sexual assignment surgery performed on a toddler they later adopted. Lawyers for Pam and Mark Crawford said they were suing the …

South Carolina Soldier Sues Over Mortgage Insurance Rate

An Army sergeant based in South Carolina has filed a federal lawsuit accusing a mortgage company of not obeying a law that requires limits on interest rates for active-duty members of the military. Raymond Wray is based at Fort Jackson. …

South Carolina Firm Settles Suit Over Value of Twitter Followers

A South Carolina Internet company has settled a lawsuit with one of its former employees over the value of Twitter followers. Attorneys for Noah Kravitz said that their client had settled a suit filed against him by PhoneDog LLC, a …

South Carolina Man Admits to Sawing Off Man’s Hand for Insurance Money

A South Carolina man pleaded guilty this week to a federal fraud charge, acknowledging his role in an insurance scheme that cost a mentally disabled man his left hand. Gerald B. Hardin of Cayce told U.S. District Judge Cameron Currie …