Written by T. Ryan Langley on February 7th 2017.
UPDATE: In June 2017, the City of Spartanburg elected to settle this case for $500,000. A ruling was not made by the S.C. Supreme Court; instead, the City decided to settle and move forward. This stands as a victory for personal property rights in South Carolina.
On February 8, 2017, Char… read morePosted in About our Law Firm | News Articles | Police & Jail Negligence/Civil Rights
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.
Langley successfully argued that the police offic… read morePosted in News Articles | Police & Jail Negligence/Civil Rights
Written by T. Ryan Langley on October 22nd 2015.
In the case Oliver v. City of Duncan et. al., T. Ryan Langley of the Hodge & Langley Law Firm successfully argued that Duncan, S.C., police officer Terry Lane caused the wrongful death of his client’s daughter, Rebecca Lynn Oliver.
Langley used extensive evidence, references to earlier cases made… read morePosted in News Articles | Police & Jail Negligence/Civil Rights
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
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 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
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