Our Results

This is a list of some significant verdicts, judgments, and settlements obtained by Richard A. Harpootlian, P.A. This list should not be considered as a description or characterization of the firm's quality of representation and in no way should be interpreted as a guarantee of a specific result for your case. Every case is different and must be evaluated on its own merit.

SETTLEMENT

$975,000

Timmerman v. Jake's of Columbia, Inc.

Practice Area: Personal Injury

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly and The State Newspaper recently reported on a dram shop settlement between the parents of Justin A. Timmerman and Jake’s Bar and Grill. Mr. Timmerman was killed by a drunk driver in May 2012 while walking across the street in Columbia’s Five Points district….

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SETTLEMENT

$664,000

Doctors and pharmacy pay for prescribing wrong medicine to 10-year old

Practice Area: Personal Injury

The mother of a 10-year-old child who received a fatal dose of the wrong prescription medicine reached a $664,000 wrongful death and survival settlement.

In 2010, Tavon McDowell’s mother took him to the emergency room to obtain a new prescription to treat his hyperactivity….

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JURY VERDICT, APPELLATE DECISION

$4.5 million

Keeter v. Alpine Towers International Inc.

Practice Area: Personal Injury

In May 2006, Larry Keeter, a Senior and All-State Wrestler at Rock Hill High School, was participating in Senior Field Day and climbing Alpine Tower’s rock wall.  While descending, the student belayer lost control of the rope and Larry fell 20 feet,…

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NOTEWORTHY RESULTS

Writ of Habeas Corpus

Credell v. Warden Bodison

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

An Orangeburg County jury convicted Cory Credell of murder and first degree burglary based on eyewitness identified him as one of two assailants in a home breaking. Mr. Credell, who consistently denied any involvement in the crime, was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment,…

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JURY VERDICT

$14.5 million

Genesis Press, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Co.

Practice Area: Insurance Bad Faith

After an eight day trial, a federal jury in Greenville, South Carolina awarded a local business $14.5 million in damages for bad faith and breach of contract against an insurance company. The plaintiff sought recovery for the insurance company’s denial of a casualty claim stemming from a fire at the plaintiff’s place of business….

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APPELLATE DECISION

$7.9 million

Ward v. Dixie National Life Ins. Co. et al.

Practice Area: Class Action, Insurance Bad Faith

A federal court upheld the award of $7.9 million in damages to a class of plaintiff cancer patients for breach of contract by two insurance companies.

The appellate court’s decision is the second in favor of the plaintiffs as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit previously granted summary judgment in the cancer patients favor in Ward v.

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SETTLEMENT

$1,700,000

Blake v. Harvin Transport Company, Inc. et al.

Practice Area: Personal Injury

A Richland County, South Carolina plaintiff received a $1.7 million settlement for a bystander liability claim against a trucking company after a tractor-trailer fatally struck his mother on I-20 in December 2008. Fred Horlbeck reported the case, captioned Blake v.

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APPELLATE DECISION

$31.8 million

Layman v. State

Practice Area: Class Action

The South Carolina Supreme Court ordered the State to refund retirement contributions, plus interest, made by state workers participating in the Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive program, totaling $31.8 million. The May ruling, captioned Layman v. State, 368 S.C….

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