The city of Aiken is the located in and is the county seat of Aiken County. The city is also home to the University of South Carolina at Aiken. Starting in the late 19th century and into the 20th century, the city of Aiken became a popular wintering spot for many of the wealthy from the Northeast. In 1931, the then speaker of the house, Nicholas Longworth, came to Aiken to be with some friends. While there, he came down with pneumonia and eventually died there.
If you have a legal issue that you need help with in Aiken, there are many Aiken lawyers that are ready to assist you. These attorneys are experienced in many areas of law including personal injury, wills, estates, criminal defense, DUI, assault, divorce, alimony, child custody, and more.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently sued the fourth largest railroad company in the United States in a federal court in Aiken. In the lawsuit, the EPA claims that the railroad was responsible for an accident in which massive amounts of chlorine and oil were spilled into a local creek. The lawsuit that was filed in this Aiken court alleges that this was a violation of the Clean Water Act. In addition, the lawsuit claims that the railroad company did not immediately notify the federal response team that was in the area about the accident. The accident has shut down numerous businesses, such as a local mill that had all of their equipment corrode because of the chlorine gas fumes.
If you have a lawsuit that you intend on filing that arose in Aiken, you will likely do so in one of two places. Depending upon the subject matter of your case, you will probably either file your lawsuit in the 2nd Circuit Court of South Carolina, a court of general jurisdiction, or the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, which is a court of specific jurisdiction, meaning it can only hear certain types of cases. You will want to have an attorney that has been in either of these courts before.
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To find out more about the laws and courts in Aiken, please see these links:
- South Carolina Code of Laws
- South Carolina Judicial Department
- South Carolina Bar Association
- Bar Associations in South Carolina