South Carolina News

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 …

Florida Man Wins $1M Claim Against South Carolina Lawyer

A federal jury has awarded a Florida man $1 million in punitive damages against his former Charleston lawyer. The Post and Courier reported that a jury in Columbia ruled against attorney Robert Lowe Jr. in the legal malpractice case. The …

Families of South Carolina Boat Crash Victims Settle

The families of two women killed in a boat crash on Lake Murray last year will each be paid nearly $250,000 by the family of the man who authorities say caused the collision. The State newspaper reported that the court-approved …

Burns & Wilcox Acquires South Carolina Wholesale Broker

Wholesale broker Burns & Wilcox has purchased Kimbrell Insurance Group Inc., a wholesale broker and underwriting manager in South Carolina. Kimbrell was founded in 1986 and is located in the Myrtle Beach, S.C. area. Burns & Wilcox acquired Kimbrell from …

Irene Inflicts Only Minor Damage in South Carolina

Hurricane Irene spun away from South Carolina on Saturday, leaving behind only minor damage and residents breathing a sigh of relief. The storm came closest to South Carolina early Saturday, a few hours before it made landfall at Cape Lookout, …

Insured Losses from Hurricane Irene in Carolinas Could Reach $400 Million

Hurricane Irene caused between $200 million and $400 million in insured losses in the Carolinas, catastrophe modeling company Eqecat said on Sunday. At 7:30 a.m. ET Saturday, Aug. 27, Irene made its first landfall just west of Cape Lookout, North …

North, South Carolina Coastal Insurance Plans Ready for Hurricane Irene

Caught square in the path of Irene, the first major hurricane of the season, the coastal insurance plans in North and South Carolina are prepared to absorb what may be their first major losses in years. Both plans appear to …

South Carolina City Pulls Plug on Speed Cameras But Still Faces Lawsuit

The South Carolina city of Ridgeland still faces a legal battle over its use of speed cameras on Interstate 95, even though the city ended the program months ago. The State newspaper of Columbia, S.C., reported that attorneys for the …

Hurricane Irene Seen Skirting Florida, Possibly Landing in Carolinas

Hurricane Irene was expected to strengthen over the next few days and could hit the southeastern United States as a large and powerful storm late in the week, forecasters said Tuesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center’s forecast indicated Irene, now …