Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
The lawyer who was removed from her job as Nashville's public guardian earlier this year is now being sued by a former ward.
Attorney Jeanan Stuart was the court-appointed conservator for Ginger Franklin, who suffered a brain injury after falling down the stairs at her home in 2008.
Conservators are appointed in cases where someone is unable to care for himself or manage his own affairs. Stuart was paid $200 an hour to manage Franklin's affairs - money that was paid out of Franklin's bank accounts.
After Franklin recovered, she found Stuart had allowed her condo to go into foreclosure, had liquidated the contents of her home and had allowed her car to be towed and sold at auction.
"My car is gone. My house was foreclosed on and sold for $36,000. She filed bankruptcy in my name. My credit is ruined," Franklin said.
In 2010, Franklin won a two-year fight to free herself from the conservatorship. Now, she's suing Stuart in civil court for damages.
Stuart's attorney, Bill Hubbard, argued during a motion hearing Thursday that Stuart can't be held liable. He says she has immunity, because she was working under the court's direction.
"Conservators are entitled to absolute judicial immunity," Hubbard told a circuit court judge.
Michael Hoskins, Franklin's attorney, argued Stuart can be held accountable.
"You effectively have a license to steal, where the conservator could abscond with the funds of the ward," Hoskins argued. "And they have no recourse in court because the conservator would be immune."
Stuart's attorney filed a motion to dismiss the case. Judge Hamilton Gayden said he is taking the motion under advisement.
"I've been fighting this fight for five years. And it's not over yet. And I still haven't seen justice," Franklin said after the hearing.
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Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>