According to the April 8, 2014 edition of The State Newspaper, Robin Smith, a former Alvin S. Glenn jail guard, is scheduled to to be sentenced Wednesday morning in federal court in Columbia. Smith pled guilty last December to beating of a mentally ill,…Read More
A January 21, 2014 article by The State Newspaper’s John Monk reporting on a federal whistleblower lawsuit has been republished by the military publication Stars and Stripes.
The article reports on whistleblower claims filed in federal court that, “Since 2007, a major trucking company and an affiliate allegedly have bilked the U.S….
A January 15, 2014, report at Bloomberg.com reports that Citigroup subsidiary CitiMortgage is facing claims that it overcharged military personnel on home loans in violation of federal law. The report discusses the lawsuit brought by Raymond Wray under the federal Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and a related proceeding filed in district court in Washington D.C….Read More
Dick Harpootlian was recently profiled by Reuben Guttman in a “Profiles in Justice” interview featured an The Global Legal Post. In the November 11, 2013 interview, Harpootlian shares five courtroom practice pointers and explains why conflict, emotion, sex and violence are essential ingredients for trial success….Read More
For the fourth consecutive year, Richard A. Harpoootlian, P.A. is named as one of 2014’s Best Law Firms in the November 1, 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers in America® list.
The 2014 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record….
“If you lend your car to someone you know has a history of DUI arrests, you could wind up paying out huge damages if that person hits or kills someone while driving your car,” The State Newspaper recently reported in an article discussing a $1.3 million settlement obtained by Richard A….Read More
A York County jury awarded a high school student paralyzed in a climbing tower accident $4.75 million because of negligence. The verdict was reported by Fred Horlbeck in the June 29, 2009 edition of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.
Larry Keeter, a Fort Mill High senior at the time,…
South Carolina’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Governor Mark Sanford must apply for the disputed $700 million in federal stimulus money and took the rare step of issuing a writ of mandamus ordering the governor to apply for the money. Richard “Dick”…Read More
The term “actual charges” in supplemental cancer insurance policy was ambiguous and must be construed in favor of a South Carolina cancer patient, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Nov. 29, 2008. The ruling, reported on by Gregory Froom in the March 2,…Read More
A Richland County bodybuilder convicted in a 2002 murder of his bodybuilder friend will get a new trial, Rick Brundrett reported in the January 21, 2009 edition of The State Newspaper.
The state Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling granting a new trial to Eric Rife,…
The United States District Court of South Carolina awarded $7.9 million to cancer patients in a breach-of-contract suit against two insurance companies, reports Fred Horlbeck in the January 12, 2009 edition of South Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly.
The Court’s decision resolves the parties’…
Insurers must make a meaningful offer of underinsured motorist coverage even when selling policies to sophisticated corporations that have repeatedly rejected the optional coverage, the Supreme Court has ruled in response to certified questions from federal court.
In an August 22 decision,…