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Lee Padgett
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« on: July 17, 2017, 06:15:30 AM »

A client retained the services of Mr. Scoville for a debt collection case on or about Aug 13, 2012. Plaintiff loaned defendant 30,000 under an agreement of payback at 818.27 a month til the monies were repaid. Plaintiff received last payment on April 10,2011, on April 27 plaintiff loaned defendant another 10,318.04 for her husband's funeral expenses and then 995.00 for a headstone. Defendant then quit making payments. Mr. Pinckney alleges in the complaint he was not informed of court date on Feb 1, 2013 and then of the continuance granted til February 19, and then to March 18, 2013. The March hearing Mr. Scoville and the defendant's attorney signed an order of dismissal under Rule 40(j) without prejudice. Depositions then went forward in May, 2013 in the dismissed case, that had the clock ticking on a 1 year shelf life. That time elapsed and Scoville allegedly failed to notify client or refile within that year. Mr. Pinckney, plaintiff, is now suing Mr. Scoville for 5 causes of action; legal mal, gross negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair trade practices violation. May 4 of 2017 an offer by Scoville of $20,000 was rejected by Pinckney an was countered with an offer of $95,000. Seems mediation is in the future or trial.

Why is this news?? Important? Read the last line of this article! I am sure all the negative campaigning against me in the recent election has had an effect on my law practice, he said. That was his response to a lien placed by SCDOR on his home after failure to pay taxes from the previous year. And we are to believe that he was not involved in having that guy arrested for "helping him collect signs".

In all fairness to Scoville, 2013 was a brutal primary and general election and the 700 block fire.

https://www.southstrandnews.com/news/mayor-hit-with-lien-for-unpaid-taxes/article_a198f7eb-2b1f-5067-91f1-381e3b0f9439.html"
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 06:19:47 PM »

Lee

Did the person that filed this complaint against Jack Scovile get any relief?
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Lee Padgett
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 09:00:45 PM »

Not sure. I would assume the insurance co kicked in. Case was dismissed with prejudice and both parties bear their individual costs on March 30.
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