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Tractor Trailer Accidents on the Rise in South Carolina

A 4-year-old died 10 days after the car she was riding in was hit by a tractor trailer. According to the Highway Patrol, the little girl died Monday from injuries sustained in the January 13 accident. She and another child were airlifted to the hospital after an accident at Washington Davis Rd. and Bill Davis [...]

Fosamax Lawsuits Over Bone Fractures Being Consolidated

Fosamax is under fire after claims that the drug causes small bone fractures and consequentially, led to a consolidated Multidistrict proceeding in the District Court of New Jersey. The litigation combines over 37 different lawsuits currently pending in district courts throughout the country, all related to bone fractures. Fosamax is also facing a number of [...]

SEC EXAMINING IF GOLDMAN-LIBYA CONNECTION VIOLATED BRIBERY LAWS

The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering whether the Goldman Sachs Group Inc and other financial companies violated bribery laws in connection with Libya’s sovereign-wealth fund. SEC Enforcement lawyers are reviewing documents that detail relationships with Libyan Investment Authority controlled by Muammar Gaddafi. The regulators are interested in a $50 million fee that was agreed [...]

HACKERS GAIN ACCESS TO CUSTOMER DATA AT CITIGROUP

Citigroup Inc. has confirmed a computer breach which has given hackers access to customers’ data. Unauthorized access was discovered through the bank’s routine monitoring system. A spokesperson for the bank confirms that 1 percent of card customers were affected by the breach. The information that was compromised includes names of customers, account numbers and contact [...]

W. COLUMBIA WOMAN CHARGED WITH DUI IN DEATH OF FOUR YEAR OLD

24-year-old Caitlin Elisabeth Braun has been charged with the May 16 accident that that killed 4-year-old Gabrielle Shumate and sent her severely injured father to the hospital. The collision happened on Ramblin Road in West Columbia. On Monday, South Congaree Police Chief R. Jason Amodio verified that Braun has been served with warrants and charged [...]

Man Gets 50 Years In Mall Shooting Case

A man who shot his estranged wife in a Columbiana Centre parking lot and killed her father, who was trying to protect her, has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 50 years, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Michael James Young Jr., 25, admitted his guilt Monday, April 11, 2011 in a Lexington County courtroom and will [...]

Jury Awards Three Million To Plaintiff In Death Case

A Lancaster, South Carolina jury awarded Three Million dollars to the Plaintiffs in a wrongful death action against the S.C. Department of Transportation on Tuesday, August 31, 2010. It was the second largest verdict in Lancaster history. The Plaintiffs were represented by Robert G. Rikard of Rikard & Moses, LLC, based in Columbia, South Carolina [...]

Mortgage Foreclosure Fraud Cases

VIA www.nakedcapitalism.com comes this article. It references some of the mortgage foreclosure fraud cases that Robert Rikard is pursing. This article and the cases that we are pursuing paint a very disturbing picture regarding how banks and other lends failed to follow the rules in the mortgage industry. Now the explosion of mortgage foreclosures around [...]