Appeals court upholds jury prize in The Sun News defamation case

The SC Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a Horry County jury ruling that The Sun News and former investigative reporter David Wren defamed Myrtle Beach area lobbyist Mark Kelley in articles on campaign contributions. The newspaper’s executives have yet to decide what their next move will be. “We are …

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Desert Palm Surgical Group, PLC v. Petta – Jury Prize for Defamation of $ 12,000,000 waived because it shocks the conscience of the Court | Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC

The appeals court yesterday overturned a jury sentence of $ 12 million for defamation in favor of two plaintiffs against their former patient. The applicants, maxillofacial and dental surgeons, performed cosmetic surgery and facial resurfacing treatments on Petta. Petta has repeatedly and aggressively expressed his dissatisfaction with the outcome. There …

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The court awards a grand jury prize

A state appeals court on Wednesday overturned $ 1.5 million in compensation for a former Los Angeles attorney who told City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo and other supervisors retaliated against her for filing a sex discrimination complaint and reporting misconduct by other lawyers. The Los Angeles Court of Appeals concluded that …

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