Articles by Meg Kinnard

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 …

Bill Would Allow Exceptions to South Carolina Liability Cap

Legislation inspired by the fatal crash of a Spartanburg park train ride last year would allow local governments in South Carolina to choose whether to pay out higher claims than the current state limit of $600,000. The bill endorsed by …

South Carolina Bill Calls for Elected Insurance Commissioner

A bill approved unanimously by a South Carolina legislative panel on Wednesday would make the director of state insurance agency an elected position. The proposal would put South Carolina in line with 11 states that elect insurance chiefs, according to …

South Carolina’s The Citadel Sued Over Summer Camp Abuse Allegations

An attorney who represents three people who say they were molested by a former cadet at The Citadel in South Carolina has filed six lawsuits against the former student, the school and its president. Mullins McLeod said his clients and …

South Carolina Lawmakers Delay Liability Cap Vote

A South Carolina legislative panel opted this week to postpone voting on a bill that would exclude medical expenses from the $600,000 liability cap that protects the government from paying unlimited damages, regardless of the number of government entities involved. …

Judge Allows South Carolina Company’s Twitter Lawsuit Against Employee

A South Carolina company’s lawsuit accusing a former employee of costing it hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost business when he took Twitter followers can go forward, a federal judge has ruled. On Monday, San Francisco-based U.S. Magistrate Judge …