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Hilton Head Father and Son Arrested for Income Tax Evasion

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Two South Carolina Residents Arrested for Evading Payment on State Income Taxes. The South Carolina Department of Revenue news release on July 9, 2015, reports Jack Molloy and S. Craig Molloy, both residents of Beaufort County, SC, were arrested on five counts each of income tax evasion. They are accused of collectively evading more than $100,000 … [Read more...]

Avoiding Pool and Drowning Accidents

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Avoiding Drowning Accidents in South Carolina Spring and summer months bring warmer weather, outdoor cookouts, and pool parties. Whether you plan to spend the upcoming 4th of July weekend out on a boat, on the beach or lakeside, or simply hanging by the pool, it’s important to be safe. Basic knowledge of pool and water safety to help reduce the … [Read more...]

When to Request an Independent Medical Examination

Independent Medical Exams

Maximum Medical Improvement and the Independent Medical Examinations If you, or someone you love, have been injured on the job, you know that injured workers in South Carolina are entitled to workers compensation benefits, including medical treatment. Maximum Medical Improvement You may also recognize that an injured worker will likely to reach … [Read more...]

Beat the Heat This Summer with These Safety Tips

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Summer Heat Safety The Hundred Hottest Days of the year kick off with Memorial Day in May, and officially end in September with Labor Day. These two holidays bookend the summer months, and can be a convenient reminder that it’s time to think about safety tips to prevent heat stroke, sun burn, and other heat related incidents. Cool Down This … [Read more...]

Top 10 Motorcycle Safety Tips

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Top 10 Motorcycle Safety Tips for South Carolina’s Bikers Statistically, a motorcyclist is killed every 3 days in an accident in South Carolina. There were 1,819 reported motorcycle crashes in SC in 2010, which accounted for 10% of traffic fatalities; motorcycle accidents comprised less than 2% of crashes overall. There are many causes of … [Read more...]

Self-Driving Tractor Trailer Can Prevent Trucking Accidents

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New Self-Driving Semi-Truck Could Reduce or Prevent Trucking Accidents Hauling cargo across the country is a tough, demanding job for any long-haul trucker. Although Federal law regulates the hours and manner of driving, violations are common, increasing the risk of a tractor trailer accident. Now, a company has developed a self-driving tractor … [Read more...]

Over 30 Personal Injury Lawsuits for Metro-North Train Accident

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Two Years After Massive Metro-North Train Accident, Personal Injury Plaintiffs Still Filing Lawsuits Although it has been two years since the infamous Metro-North train accident and derailment injured 70 passengers, plaintiffs are still filing personal injury lawsuits against the railroad company for long-lasting injuries and disabilities. As of … [Read more...]

DaVita Settles Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit

Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit

Kidney Dialysis Provider DaVita Agrees to Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Settlement DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc has agreed to pay $450 million to settle a healthcare fraud whistleblower lawsuit which accused the company of intentionally wasting medications in order to overbill Medicare. The company is the US’s largest kidney dialysis … [Read more...]

Bruce Jenner Faces Wrongful Death Car Accident Lawsuit

Wrongful Death Car Accident Lawsuit

Bruce Jenner Named Defendant in Wrongful Death Car Accident Lawsuit The stepchildren of a woman killed in a car accident involving Bruce Jenner have filed a wrongful death car accident lawsuit against the former Olympian, alleging negligence and reckless endangerment. The car accident victim was Kim Howe, 69, and her stepchildren William Howe and … [Read more...]

Aetna No Longer Covers Power Morcellator Surgery

Power Morcellator Surgery

Health Insurer Aetna Will No Longer Cover Power Morcellator Surgery Due to Cancer Dangers One of the largest health insurance companies in the US, Aetna, announced that as of June 2015, it will no longer cover routine use of laparoscopic power morcellator surgery for uterine fibroids due to the high risk of spreading cancer to the uterus and … [Read more...]