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Lawsuits allege negligence by guards in two Lowcountry club shootings

by Glenn Smith
A Wando man alleges that a trio of trigger-happy security guards acted outside all bounds of decency when they blasted 40 rounds at him during a confrontation outside a Dorchester County nightclub last year, peppering his body with 11 bullets, according to a lawsuit filed this week.
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Delta St. Murder Trial Postponed

By Christina Elmore
A murder trial that was set to begin Tuesday morning ended up being postponed before opposing sides could utter opening statements after a key witness for the prosecution failed to appear for court.
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Suit claims unprovoked attack by deputy

The Post and Courier
After deputies stopped him for failing to use a turn signal a month ago in West Ashley, Devante Antwan Pittman lost several of his teeth.
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Cockfighting trial date set

The State
A federal judge Wednesday set April 29 as the start day for criminal trials in a large ongoing state and federal cockfighting investigation.
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Ware Shoals grads suing school district over Jill Moore’s employment

The Index-Journal
A pair of former Ware Shoals High School students have filed lawsuits against Ware Shoals School District 51 and its board of trustees in relation to the district’s employment of ex-cheerleading coach and guidance clerk Jill Moore.
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Lionel Lofton mixes it up in the courtroom

The Daniel Island News
After he graduated from high school, Lionel Lofton seemed destined for a life in the swamps, surrounded by the cypress and sweetgum trees of his native Palmetto State. In fact, his guidance-counselor mother encouraged her outdoorsy son to get a forestry degree.
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Criminal Defense High School Drug Case High School Drug Bust turns ugly in Goose Creek

by Joni Fletcher
sspba Staff Attorney
. . . As of this date, five PBA attorneys are representing the involved members in the ongoing criminal investigation of their actions as well as in the defense of the lawsuits which have been filed against them. Attorneys Andrew Savage and Lionel Lofton became involved in the matter very early on and have worked to keep the situation under control.
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Video shows deputy hitting driver

The Post and Courier
About 45 seconds after they stop the car, three sheriff's deputies pull its driver from his seat.
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PRESS RELEASE

LOFTON & LOFTON, P.C. is pleased to announce that Lionel S. Lofton, ESQ. has again been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of the Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of personal injury litigation and criminal defense. Mr. Lofton is one of a distinguished group of attorneys who have now been listed in the Best Lawyers for ten years or longer. Because the selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is rightly considered a singular honor.

Parents sue School District 56 and board of trustees

By Larry Franklin
The Clinton Chronicle
The parents of three former students at Bell Street Middle School are suing School District 56 and the district's board of trustees.
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Friendship or a Fast One?

By Ron Menchaca
The Post and Courier
In 1997, Eleanor and Bernard Breedlove hired Lisa Cramer to help them pay their bills. In 2004, Cramer was arrested on charges of exploiting a vulnerable adult. Did Cramer con the Breedloves out of millions?
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Bondsmen's failure to track suspect led to rape, Moncks Corner victim alleges

When Brandom Bannister strayed from the Moncks Corner home where he was supposed to be on house arrest, the company tracking the electronic bracelet on his ankle should have sent him back to jail, according to a lawsuit filed this week.
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Osaka accused of employing illegals

Two years ago, a squad of federal agents swarmed the popular Osaka restaurant in West Ashley, shutting it down for a day as they searched the business under a tight lid of secrecy.
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