Written by T. Ryan Langley on August 3rd 2015.
The latest news in what seems to be ongoing stories of police violence has happened very close to home.
On July 26, Zachary Hammond, a teenager from Seneca, S.C., was shot by a police officer attempting to make a drug arrest. While the initial statement from the Seneca Police Chief said the offic… read morePosted in News Articles | Police & Jail Negligence/Civil Rights
In May of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued what looks to be the largest-ever recall of a consumer product. The NHTSA required Takata, the Japanese company found to have made faulty automobile air bags, to recall more than 34 million cars made by 10 differe… read morePosted in Product Liability & Recalls
When you experience a significant injury, all of your energy is initially focused on getting treatment, healing and handling the rest of your life as you adjust to living life with the impact of the injury. But after things calm down, you can be left wondering: How did I get hurt? Whose fault was th… read morePosted in Product Liability & Recalls
We know that the idea of filing a claim or lawsuit can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re recovering from a significant injury. But pursuing a lawsuit when a defective product has caused that injury can certainly be worth the effort (see this post to consider important questions in determining … read morePosted in Product Liability & Recalls
Written on May 29th 2015.
The winter sun on Feb.10, 2011, slipped below the horizon as a Columbia police officer on Cherry Street spotted a pedestrian hand something through a car window
Suspecting a drug transaction, the officer followed the car and then flipped on his blue lights. The driver, Richard L. Corbin, signaled… read morePosted in News Articles | Police & Jail Negligence/Civil Rights
Written on May 28th 2015.
The FBI is investigating a surgical device that was found to spread cancer in women, including looking into what the largest manufacturer of it, Johnson & Johnson, knew about the tool’s hazards before pulling it off the market last year, according to people who have been interviewed by the agency.
… read morePosted in Mass Torts | News Articles
Written on May 27th 2015.
When police pull the trigger in South Carolina, investigators fail to answer key questions about what happened, fail to document the backgrounds of the officers and demonstrate a clear pattern of double standards that favor police.Posted in News Articles | Police & Jail Negligence/Civil Rights
Every 10 days on average, South Carolina law enforcement officers p… read more
The Fall 2014 issue of The Justice Bulletin, a magazine published by the South Carolina Association for Justice, features a compelling article by T. Ryan Langley. Ryan, a partner in the Hodge Langley Law Firm, writes about police brutality and excessive force, and discusses the liability standards c… read morePosted in News Articles | Police & Jail Negligence/Civil Rights
As you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, it can seem that any death is a wrongful death. But wrongful death in the legal system is a specific term. An individual or organization can be sued for wrongful death if their negligence or misconduct caused a death.
More specifically, possible causes … read morePosted in Medical Malpractice | Motor Vehicle Accidents | Workers’ Compensation | Wrongful Death
Written on April 2nd 2015.
Ryan Langley and Charles Hodge with Spartanburg-based Hodge and Langley Law Firm represent Oliver's estate.
The father of a woman killed by a Duncan police officer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
The city of Duncan, the Duncan Police Department and officer Terry Lane are named as co-defend… read morePosted in News Articles | Police & Jail Negligence/Civil Rights