Ed Bell Receives Order of the Palmetto Award

On Monday, June 7th, Georgetown Attorney Ed Bell was honored with South Carolina’s highest civilian distinction, the Order of the Palmetto, in a ceremony at the Statehouse, presented by Governor Henry McMaster.

“His contributions at the law school [in Charleston], through his legal practice, philanthropy, and in elevating others, constitute a remarkable record that is exceptionally hard to surpass in South Carolina,” McMaster praised.

Bell, who currently holds the position of president at the Charleston School of Law and is recognized for his pivotal role in preventing its potential closure a few years ago, is also a proprietor of Garden and Gun magazine and the Charleston City Paper. He, along with his family, calls Georgetown, South Carolina, their home.

Dept. of Justice Outlines Option to Settle Camp Lejeune Lawsuits More Quickly

About Lawsuits, Irvin Jackson, September 12, 2023

The U.S. government has filed a notice to inform judges presiding over all Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits of a new “Elective Option”, detailing the voluntary process that will allow individuals to quickly settle claims involving certain injuries linked to toxic chemicals that contaminated water at the North Carolina military base. The Department of Justice and U.S. Navy first announced the elective Camp Lejeune settlement option on September 7, offering up to $550,000 to veterans and their families if they suffered specific medical conditions, including kidney cancer, liver cancer, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, leukemias, bladder cancer, multiple myeloma, Parkinson’s disease, kidney disease and systemic sclerosis.

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