Supreme Court Case: Edwards V. South Carolina, 1963

Edwards v. South Carolina, 372 U.S. 229, 235 (1963) was decided by the Supreme Court of the United States (the “Court”) in an 8-1 opinion delivered by Justice Stewart, reversing the Supreme Court of South Carolina decision to uphold the breach of the peace convictions of 187 African American students (the “protestors”) that protested segregation…

Supreme Court Grants Woman’s Workers Compensation Claim

The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that a state employee who tripped over a carpet while on the job is entitled to workers compensation benefits; even though the carpet the woman tripped over was not a condition of her employment, her injuries will be covered. In 2009, a child protective services employee, Carolyn Nicholson, fell…

Supreme Court Of South Carolina Makes Ruling On Motor Carrier Limits

The Supreme Court of South Carolina has held that a trucker, who was a commercial motor vehicle carrier was required to have at a minimum $750,000 in liability insurance limits. The Court overturned the ruling by a Richland County circuit court judge and found that the driver’s insurance policy had to be reformed to meet…

Surveillance Cameras Can Expose Wrongdoers In Car Accident Cases

Under South Carolina law, a driver responsible for causing a motor vehicle collision should compensate the victims of the crash. The responsible driver’s insurance will generally pay for medical treatment costs, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress and/or wrongful death compensation. Sometimes, however, the driver or insurer does not admit responsibility and the case…

Teen Distracted Driving: Are Parents Influencing?

Parental attitudes (and actions) make a big impact on how teens operate behind the wheel. For example, if parents talk on the phone as they drive with kids in the car, their teens are more likely to also use the phone as they drive. One recent study suggests that parents are having an even more…

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