South Carolina

246 ABA Journal South Carolina articles.

Students Challenge Expulsion for Kissing

Parents of two South Carolina high school students are challenging a school board decision to kick the kids out of school after they were caught kissing on a school bus.

Prison Is Next Destination for Disbarred Lawyer Now Working at Kmart

The downfall of disbarred Charleston, W.Va.., lawyer Leonard Coleman, sentenced yesterday to almost three years in prison for embezzlement, is like a Greek tragedy, according to his defense lawyer.

Coleman…

Chitwood Wins Motley Face-Off; Former Lawyers Spin Off Again

A year-and-a-half after Chitwood Harley Harnes settled claims against four former lawyers who set up a rival securities litigation shop at a new Atlanta office of Motley Rice, the Chitwood…

Bar Exam Error Handled Differently in 2003

The quandary over how to handle a scoring error on the South Carolina bar exam is similar to a problem that surfaced with the Multistate Bar Exam in 2003. But…

S.C. Supreme Court: ‘Understandable Concerns’ About Bar Exam

Responding to what it describes as “understandable concerns” about the unusual manner in which some who took the South Carolina bar exam in July 2007 belatedly learned that they had…

S.C. Bar Asks Court to Explain Bar Exam Grading Change

The South Carolina Bar’s board of governors is asking the state supreme court to explain more fully why it changed the bar exam results for 20 test-takers, including the daughters…

Plot Thickens: Bar Exam Chief Wasn’t Told of Grading Change

Updated: The South Carolina Supreme Court’s decision to change the bar exam results for 20 test-takers was a surprise to the man who oversees the state Board of Law Examiners.

Judge’s Daughter Flunks Bar Exam—Until High-Court Grade Change

A trial judge’s daughter is among 20 law grads who flunked and then passed the state bar exam, due to a grading change by the South Carolina Supreme Court.

The…

Judge Perry to Win ABA Marshall Award

A revered South Carolina civil rights lawyer whose career included numerous “firsts” is to be presented by the American Bar Association later this month with its prestigious Thurgood Marshall Award.

Zoloft Defense Loses in S.C.

The South Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a youth who claimed he was involuntarily intoxicated by antidepressants when he shot his grandparents.

Christopher Pittman was sentenced…

Paralegal Pleads Guilty to Escrow Thefts

A paralegal has pleaded guilty to taking nearly $700,000 from escrow accounts at the law firm where she worked.

Amy C. Smith worked at Abel and Reynolds in Mount Pleasant,…

Plaintiffs Firms Bring International Tort Claims

Plaintiffs class-action firms are starting to get involved in international human-rights cases.

Previously such suits were usually brought by public-interest lawyers. But now plaintiffs firms such as Motley Rice of…

Dad & Daughter Among Law School’s First Grads

After Sydney Jones decided to go to law school, so did her father, Sidney. In fact, the two both wound up in the same class at Charleston Law School in…

Not Guilty Verdict in SC Dungeon Rape Case

A convicted sex offender has been found not guilty by a South Carolina jury of charges that he kidnapped and raped two teenage girls, binding them with duct tape and…

Court Interpreters a ‘Growth Industry’ in S.C.

South Carolina’s federal court dockets are being flooded with cases requiring interpreters, especially for defendants accused of bringing illegal drugs into the state.

Cases involving interpreters are sometimes more complex…

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