Horry County Jury Finds Gary Bennett Not Guilty of All Charges Stemming From 20-Year-Old Murder CaseFriday, November 20th, 2020
Mere weeks ago, on October 29, 2020, over 20 years since being arrested for murdering a Horry County woman, Gary Bennett was released from prison and found not guilty of all charges. With Judge G. Thomas Cooper presiding from Camden, South Carolina, the verdict came from a Horry County jury based on arguments during Bennett’s retrial for his acquittal and exoneration. The decision was in response to unearthed witness perjury and false accusations, official misconduct, and lack of DNA … Read more
Fair Labor Standards Act FLSA Wage and Hour Claims In South Carolina, people who work for private employers and for local, state, and federal government agencies enjoy protections under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. The employment protection provisions of this law include a federal minimum wage and rules for overtime compensation for employees. While South Carolina does not have its own wage and hour law, workers in the state are protected under the FLSA. Employers must pay … Read more
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Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Claims Faced with hundreds of lawsuits filed by men who allege that they were sexually abused as children while attending camps, the Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 18. The Chapter 11 petition is aimed at reaching a global settlement of all of the claims filed against the organization. Because of the pending case, litigation against the national organization is currently on hold. This means that if you are considering … Read more
ParaGard IUD Lawsuits Many women choose intrauterine devices as a long-term and effective form of birth control. One of the most popular types of IUDs is the ParaGard IUD because it can last up to 10 years. Because of the benefits of the ParaGard IUD, many women have chosen to be implanted with this device. Unfortunately, however, this IUD comes with serious risks of complications. If you have suffered complications from your ParaGard IUD, you may have legal rights to … Read more
Elmiron Eye Damage Many people have been prescribed the drug Elmiron to treat bladder disorders. Unfortunately, however, researchers have found that long-term use of this drug can cause an eye disorder called maculopathy. Maculopathy is degenerative and can result in permanent vision loss. Because of the demonstrated link between taking Elmiron and the development of maculopathy, the American Academy of Opthalmology recommends that patients who are currently taking this drug should undergo eye imaging and discontinue taking it if maculopathy … Read more
We are open during the COVID-19 crisis. However, health and safety are our #1 priority right now, so we will not meet clients at our office. We will hold all meetings virtually via zoom and send documents via email and the Postal Service. Please don’t hesitate to contact us during this time. We are here to help. Each staff member has 100% remote capabilities and we are working cases as fast as we can. The Courts are currently closed. Check … Read more
Life insurance disputes after the loss of a loved one can be among the most difficult things that you might experience. Your family member’s loss can be even harder to handle when it results in financial difficulties. If your loved one had life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance either as private policies or through his or her employment, the policies can provide a vital financial safety net for your family as you struggle to make ends meet. Unfortunately, … Read more
People who are incarcerated in South Carolina lose many rights. However, they do not lose the right to personal safety. Jails and prisons are required to follow state and federal laws about the care of people who are incarcerated. Jails and prisons owe duties of care to inmates, including the duty to protect them from assaults and to not use excessive force against them. Jails and prisons with staff who negligently allow inmates to be assaulted or who intentionally cause … Read more
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