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August 20, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Pope 

Pope move to suppress a scale and some crack cocaine found during a warrantless search of a vehicle and objected to the introduction of these items based on chain of custody. 780 more words

Can an employer lawfully dismiss a pregnant employee?

I am often asked this question in the context of employer reorganization. There is nothing preventing an employer from terminating the employment of a pregnant employee, if the reasons for termination are not in any way related to the pregnancy or the upcoming maternity and parental leave. 636 more words

Employment Law

Big Tobacco won't be paying out $23.6 billion to a Florida widow

A court in Florida has awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages to the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago. The judgement is against RJ Reynolds Tobacco, the maker of Camel, Kool, and Winston. 364 more words

Florida jury slams tobacco company with $23.6B in damages

MIAMI, Florida (AP) – A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer. 100 more words

National / World

Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment after woman employee claimed she was forced to sleep with her or face sack

A high-level female executive at Yahoo Inc has been named in a lawsuit filed by a woman who worked under her, accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination.  370 more words

News

Tracy Morgan sues WalMart for compensatory and punitive damages in freeway crash

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Good afternoon:

Comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court against WalMart seeking compensatory and punitive damages for the injuries he suffered on June 7th when a WalMart semi plowed into the rear of the limousine in which he was riding as a passenger. 560 more words

Compensatory Damages