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Case Result: Woodruff Police Settle for $700,000 in Gross Negligence Case

March 2, 2016
Case Result: Woodruff Police Settle for $700,000 in Gross Negligence Case

In February 2015, the case of a pregnant woman shot and killed in 2012 by a City of Woodruff police officer was settled for $700,000 to the family, a settlement arranged for by the family's lawyer, T. Ryan Langley of the Hodge & Langley Law Firm.

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Earning Your Social Security

February 24, 2016
Earning Your Social Security

As spring approaches, it’s time to start thinking about our taxes. When you review your W-2 sent by your company, notice in Box 4 how much of your salary goes to Social Security. This is the amount of money you’ve paid out of every paycheck to fund the Social Security system. The...

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What Are Commercial Trucks?

February 12, 2016
What Are Commercial Trucks?

Every day on the road, we’re surrounded by a variety of vehicles. If you’re in a motor vehicle accident, knowing the type of vehicles involved can greatly affect your rights, your compensation, and how any related lawsuit may be handled. Commercial trucks are large vehicles used for...

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Driving Safely in Spartanburg

January 26, 2016
Driving Safely in Spartanburg

In 2015, Spartanburg County had the third-most motor vehicle deaths in South Carolina. The county reported 353 deaths caused by motor vehicles, which results in a mortality rate of 18 – meaning 18 of every 100,000 people in our county died in a car accident last year. The counties with more...

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Recent win proves mesothelioma cases continue to help families

January 14, 2016
Recent win proves mesothelioma cases continue to help families

This past fall, the family of a man who contracted mesothelioma after being regularly exposed at work to an adhesive that contained asbestos won their case against Wyeth Holding Corporation, with an award around $800,000.

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Class Action Law Suits under Fire

December 15, 2015
Class Action Law Suits under Fire

Earlier this year, an attorney for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest lobbying group for business, attempted to argue before a U.S. House committee that some class-action laws suits should be labeled “no injury” and treated differently. The Chamber and other pro-business groups...

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Three Tips for a Happy, Litigation-Free Holiday

December 1, 2015
Three Tips for a Happy, Litigation-Free Holiday

The holidays are here! And with that, companies and individuals are throwing parties, hosting friends, buying gifts, and otherwise exposing themselves to a variety of potential lawsuits. To keep your holidays merry and lawsuit-free, follow these tips:   At holiday parties, don’t...

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Ethical and Performance Issues at Volkswagen

November 9, 2015
Ethical and Performance Issues at Volkswagen

Volkswagen Group, makers of Volkswagen and Audi cars, admitted in September 2015 that it sold cars that intentionally faked their emissions-testing results. The admission came after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of violation of the Clean Air Act. The company had...

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