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South Carolina justices order company to pay state $136 million over deceptive marketing

...marketing of an anti-psychotic drug, the state's highest court ruled this week, upholding penalties against the company...immediately return a message seeking comment on the high court's decision.This week, the justices said the penalty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-27/south-carolina-justices-or
Florida demands extradition of Augusta woman

...Court in the civil rights lawsuits filed against private probation company Sentinel Offender Services.The state's highest court agreed with Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Craig's finding that substantial delay in prosecuting probation violation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-19/florida-demands-extrad
Private probation legislation returns

...Judge Daniel J. Craig that said probation sentences can't be indefinitely extended, a practice known as tolling.The high court decision stunned the probation companies and judges who preside over misdemeanor cases and city ordinance violations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-21/private-probation-legi
Landmark S.C. Supreme Court case affects Aiken murder pleas

...worse, what if he had his guilty verdict overturned by a higher court and remanded for a new trial, like Belcher?The Belcher...between 1894 and 2006 that could be reversed. Since that high court ruling, court records suggest the idea of convicted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-14/landmark-sc-supreme-co
Talks continue over Rory McIlroy's lawsuit

...in a bid to reach a settlement in their multi-million-dollar court case.The two sides met for five hours at the High Court complex in Dublin, and the case was adjourned until Wednesday morning.The top-ranked golfer is suing Dublin-based...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-02-03/talks-continue-over-rory-mci
Georgia execution set tonight

...Supreme Court, Hill's lawyers have cited a ruling that court issued in May that knocked down a Florida law. The high court said defendants should have a fair opportunity to show the Constitution prohibits their execution. Hill's lawyers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-27/georgia-execution-set-tonigh
Law license for Augusta lawyer reinstated

...on Dec. 22 when Nicholson did not respond to the State Bar of Georgia's notice of investigation. The state's highest court lifted the suspension on Jan. 15, finding Nicholson has now made an adequate response.The reason behind the investigation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-27/law-license-augusta-la
Judge sets execution date for Warren Lee Hill, convicted of killing fellow Georgia inmate

...therefore should be spared from execution on constitutional grounds, citing a 2002 U.S. Supreme Court decision.The high court barred execution of the intellectually disabled but left it to the states to establish standards determining who qualifies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-16/judge-sets-execution-date-war
Columbia County sentence in fatal accident changed

...murder and feticide in addition to 26 years for the other charges.In an opinion released Jan. 20, the state's highest court amended her sentence by vacating the five years she was sentenced to for fleeing. The Superior Court judge in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-03/columbia-county-senten
Georgia man who claimed disability executed after Supreme Court rejects stay

...Supreme Court to consider Hill's case in light of a ruling it issued in May that knocked down a Florida law. The high court said in that ruling that defendants should have a fair opportunity to show the Constitution prohibits their execution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-01-27/georgia-man-who-claimed-disability-