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Attorney asks for word 'crony' to be stricken from chamber lawsuit, calls it 'scandalous'

(Screenshot of the lawsuit filed)

A filing made on behalf of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) asks for the word "crony" to be stricken from the lawsuit filed against it and the City of Myrtle Beach, calling it "improper, and scandalous."

An Horry County woman filed the lawsuit earlier in April against the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Myrtle Beach saying they took taxpayer money and paid millions of dollars to eight “crony companies."

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The court paperwork cites Rule 12(f) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure and asks the court to strike the word "crony" from 11 places in the lawsuit, "on the grounds that the use of that word is impertinent, improper, and scandalous."

Rule 12 (F) states:

  • f) Motion to Strike. Upon motion pointing out the defects complained of, and made by a party before responding to a pleading or, if no responsive pleading is required within 30 days after the service of the pleading upon him or upon the court's own initiative, at any time the court may order stricken from any pleading any insufficient defense or any redundant, immaterial, impertinent or scandalous matter.

The paperwork was filed Friday, April 13, by the McNair Law Firm. We will bring you updates when the court rules on the matter.

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