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Private Guardian ad Litem Wins Multi-Million Dollar Defamation Suit

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Apr 02, 2006 | 0 Comments

A jury in Charleston, South Carolina returned a verdict late last week in favor of a former private Guardian ad Litem who had sued a group that tried to destroy her by making disparaging remarks about her personal life. The group, the Justice Seekers and the Domestic Court Reform Movement, was highly critical of the Guardian ad Litem system in South Carolina and managed to bring about stricter rules for guardians. The verdict was for $6.5 million — $500,000 in actual damages and $6 million in punitive damages. You can read more about this story in “Ex-Guardian Wins $6.5M in Defamation Suit” by Schuyler Kropf, published in the Charleston Post and Courier.

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Aggressive, creative, and compassionate are words Ben Stevens' colleagues freely use to describe him as a divorce and family law attorney. Ben is a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and is a Board Certified Family Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocates. He is one of only four attorneys in South Carolina with those simultaneous distinctions. To schedule a consultation with Ben Stevens call (864) 598-9172.


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