• With its refusal to hear an appeal from the Second Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court has potentially opened up a new pool of General Motors car crash cases. The high court declined to hear the appeal of a class certification in the General Motors ignition switch litigation, keeping in place a ruling that enables plaintiffs to sue the post-bankrupt General Motors for the pre-bankruptcy GM’s …

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  • Barnwell, South Carolina – RPWB founding member Terry Richardson was featured on the cover of the 2017 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers, a publication highlighting the state’s top lawyers. For the third year in a row, Richardson has been named a Top 10 South Carolina attorney by the publication. Entitled The Energizer, the article profiles Richardson’s rise from a farm in Barnwell to become …

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  • CHARLESTON, S.C. – The second-largest settlement in South Carolina last year was litigated by Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, according to an annual compilation by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. The weekly newspaper tailored for the legal community released the state’s 17 largest case outcomes in its Feb. 13 edition. “The attorneys of RPWB are proud of their work to bring justice and compensation to all of …

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  • CHARLESTON, S.C. – Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman was named a 2017 Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report, recognizing the plaintiff firm for its work on product liability, securities and personal injury lawsuits. RPWB was selected as a top-tier firm in two metropolitan areas, including product liability and securities litigation in the Charleston, S.C. market and personal injury litigation in the Augusta, …

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  • MOUNT PLEASANT, SC –  Nine RPWB attorneys were named 2017 Best Lawyers in America® for their respective practice areas, including two new additions in the past year. Based on the number of attorneys honored, RPWB was named the top-listed plaintiff product liability litigation firm in South Carolina. The two lawyers recognized for the first time in this annual list were Elizabeth Middleton Burke and Kim …

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  • CHARLESTON, SC – Thousands of Berkeley County property owners will receive refunds of transportation impact fees that were paid to the county, but not spent on infrastructure improvements. Ninth Circuit Judge R. Markley Dennis, Jr. finalized the class action settlement agreement on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. It applies to approximately 4,000 Berkeley County property owners who currently own land on which an impact fee was …

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  • MOUNT PLEASANT, SC – RPWB attorneys, together with co-counsel Nate Fata of the Fata Law Firm of Surfside Beach, SC, successfully defended the rights of approximately 1,100 class members impacted by a faulty energy savings program promoted by the Horry Electric Cooperative in the Myrtle Beach area. The Good Cents Program gave monthly credits to the owners of energy efficient homes. However, the program required …

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  • Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman was again named as a leading plaintiff firm for toxic torts by The Legal 500, a well-respected, international law firm ranking service. RPWB was listed in the product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort – plaintiff category. The 2016 Legal 500 highlighted the firm’s robust asbestos and mesothelioma practice as well as litigation in the U.S. Virgin Islands to …

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  • BARNWELL, SC – Founding RPWB member Terry E. Richardson, Jr. has been named one of South Carolina’s Top 10 attorneys by the national ranking service Super Lawyers for the second year in a row. The annual list highlights attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Richardson has practiced law …

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  • Elizabeth Middleton Burke was awarded the Gold Compleat Lawyer Award by the University of South Carolina Law School Alumni Council on April 21, 2016. The award is the most prestigious given by the law school. It recognizes alumni for their outstanding civic and professional accomplishments. Burke, a 1997 graduate of the law school, is an integral member of the RPWB pharmaceutical litigation team. She joined …

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