South Carolina News

South Carolina Emergency Officials Study Sandy for Lessons

Emergency officials on the South Carolina coast are looking at Superstorm Sandy to try to learn ways to better prepare for future storms. Horry County emergency management director Randy Webster has been looking at the impact of Sandy, The Sun …

WC Wage Loss Dispute for S.C. Claimant Who Hopes to Start a Restaurant

An injured crane operator who expressed his aspiration to start a restaurant business got into a pickle during workers’ compensation proceedings — almost getting denied his wage loss claim, until the state’s highest court stepped in. The case involves South …

S.C.-Based Michelin N.A. Recalls 841K Tires, Says Tread Can Separate

Michelin voluntarily recalled around 841,000 BFGoodrich and Uniroyal tires last Thursday because the tread can separate, causing rapid air loss. No deaths or injuries have been reported from the tires, which were made as replacement tires for commercial light trucks …

K2 Acquires Majority Stake in Midwestern

San Diego, Calif.-based managing general agent K2 Insurance Services LLC has acquired a majority stake in Midwestern Insurance Alliance Inc., an MGA based in Louisville, Ky. that underwrites workers’ compensation coverage with a focus on transportation. Terms of the deal …

Accident Insurance Hires Sadler to Cover Tennessee

Pam Sadler has joined Accident Insurance Co. as a business development representative for the state of Tennessee. Sadler joined AIC in December after spending more than 20 years as a marketing representative for Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance, which is now …

Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires South Carolina’s Riley & Associates

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. said it has acquired Riley & Associates Inc. in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Riley & Associates Inc. is a retail insurance broker with personal and commercial clients primarily …

Former South Carolina Governor’s Brother Denies Liability for Pool Drowning

The brother of former Gov. Mark Sanford and his wife deny they are liable for the death of a 6-year-old boy found dead in a pool during a party they hosted. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported that John …

South Carolina Police Say Woman Had Insurance on 4 Slain Family Members

A woman charged with killing four members of her family had $700,000 worth of life insurance policies taken out on the victims, a detective testified in court Monday. After hearing the Pickens County investigator’s testimony, a judge ruled there was …

South Carolina Judge Awards Sex Abuse Victim $14 Million

A South Carolina Circuit Court judge has awarded a 27-year-old woman more than $14 million in civil damages in a suit brought against a former stepfather who sexually abused her as a child. The woman, Kelly Waldron Bowles, chose to …

Merck Settles Vioxx Suits from New York, Florida, South Carolina

Merck & Co. has reached settlements to resolve lawsuits from the states of New York, Florida and South Carolina alleging the company misled state regulators about the dangers of the painkiller Vioxx, according to court filings. The confidential sums were …