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South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 18

    The Dementia Village

    The Dementia Village
    Often this blog focuses on things going wrong in the nursing home and elder care industries. Today though, the focus is on a groundbreaking facility in Holland that seems to be getting a lot of things right. De Hogewayk is a special home…
  • Apr 17

    Repeat Offender

    Repeat Offender
    Government officials in Texas are squabbling over whether to terminate state contracts with nursing homes which repeatedly are found to abuse and neglect residents. The Department of Aging and Disability Services (aka DADS) in Texas has…
  • Apr 16

    One Day of Neglect

    One Day of Neglect
    ValleyCentral.com reported the tragic story of Isidora Martinez. After only one day of being neglected in a nursing home, under deplorable conditions, Martinez had to be rushed off to the hospital in an ambulance.  Upon…
Rank this Week: 153

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Apr 18

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Above you’ll find the cover of the House of Secrets #43, published way, way back in 1961. As you can see, the two defendants find themselves in the “Court of Creatures” facing the death penalty. Yikes. We do not believe the…
  • Apr 17

    Casino Loses Millions, Sues Card Manufacturer

    Casino Loses Millions, Sues Card Manufacturer
    Recently, we wrote about a man suing a Las Vegas casino after he lost $500,000 gambling while intoxicated.  As ridiculous as that suit may be, the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City is now vying for silliest casino lawsuit of…
  • Apr 16

    The Curious Case of the Faulty Belt

    The Curious Case of the Faulty Belt
    Belts are an integral part of many outfits, and most of us take it for granted that our belts always keep our pants at waist level or above.  Vincent J. Vogelsang, an Iowa man, alleges that he discovered the hard way that belts…
Rank this Week: 275

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Covers South Carolina personal injury and criminnal law news.

http://www.rjrlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    A Rock Hill Woman Arrested for DUI While Driving her Child to School

    A Rock Hill Woman Arrested for DUI While Driving her Child to School
    A Rock Hill woman was arrested for driving under the influence (“DUI”) after she apparently had too much to drink before driving her child to school that morning. According to a police report, the incident occurred around…
  • Apr 2

    Man Sentenced After DUI Crash Kills 6-Year-Old Child

    Man Sentenced After DUI Crash Kills 6-Year-Old Child
    A Lexington, South Carolina man, who was accused of killing a 6-year-old girl in a drunken crash, has pleaded guilty to a felony DUI.   He has been sentenced to spend the next 10 years in prison, and pay a $15,000 fine.  It is…
  • Apr 1

    Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash Kills 4-Year-Old Boy

    Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash Kills 4-Year-Old Boy
    A 4-year-old boy has died after being involved in a crash involving his mother’s vehicle and a tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 64 East near Thomasville. On October 4, the 31-year-old mother was driving her 2007 Nissan Passenger on U.S.…
Rank this Week: 694

Strom Law Firm Blog

Strom Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://stromlaw.com/category/columbia-sc-lawyer-blog/
  • Apr 18

    AndroGel Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits Might Consolidate

    AndroGel Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits Might Consolidate
    Motion Filed to Consolidate AndroGel Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits On March 28th, plaintiffs filed a motion to consolidate all lawsuits against AndroGel, manufactured by AbbVie Inc and Abbott Laboratories, into one multidistrict…
  • Apr 18

    Feds Say Health Care Info Released to Fight Medicare Fraud

    Feds Say Health Care Info Released to Fight Medicare Fraud
    Federal Government Released Health Care Payment Info to Get Public’s Help with Medicare Fraud On Wednesday, April 9th, the federal government finally released information about payments from Medicare and Medicaid to doctors, and the…
  • Apr 18

    Lance Armstrong Names Names in Doping Whistleblower Lawsuit

    Lance Armstrong Names Names in Doping Whistleblower Lawsuit
    As Part of Whistleblower Lawsuit, Lance Armstrong Lists Names of Those Who Supported Doping After insisting he would never “rat out” fellow teammates that allegedly supported his doping during his long cycling career, Lance…
Rank this Week: 1006

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy law and information. By Russell DeMott.

http://www.scbankruptcyattorney.com/blog
  • Feb 16

    Filing Bankruptcy to Get Your South Carolina Driver’s License Back

    Filing Bankruptcy to Get Your South Carolina Driver’s License Back
    Filing bankruptcy can help you get your driver’s license back if it’s been suspended for failure to pay a judgment. South Carolina law provides that if a judgment is entered against you as a result of an auto accident, your…
  • Jan 29

    Are Inherited IRAs Exempt?

    Are Inherited IRAs Exempt?
    IRAs enjoy significant protection from creditors and the bankruptcy trustee.  In fact, there are multiple statutory protections. Here in South Carolina–we’re an “opt out” state, so if you file bankruptcy here, you…
  • Jan 14

    Pro Bono Representation in South Caraolina

    Pro Bono Representation in South Caraolina
    “Pro bono” means free. That’s not the literal translation of the Latin words, but it’s the real meaning. Almost any bar association, whether it’s the American Bar Association or various state bar associations…
Rank this Week: 1045

Mt Pleasant Bankruptcy Blog

Mt Pleasant Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosures, and the securitization of consumer debt. By Traywick Law offices.

http://www.scarolinabankruptcylaw.com/Mount-Pleasant-Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 7

    Why Won't My Contractor Fix My House Under Warranty?

    Why Won't My Contractor Fix My House Under Warranty?
    A brand spanking new house is a wonderful thing. Every part of it is new, from the roof ridge all the way down to the foundation. Nobody else has ever lived in it, so every personal first (first party thrown in it, first child born into it,…
  • Aug 2

    How to Protect Yourself Against False Credit Bureau Reporting

    How to Protect Yourself Against False Credit Bureau Reporting
    Traywick Law Offices was delighted to find that an Oregon jury dealt a blow for the public good, putting Equifax and the rest of the credit bureau industry on notice by rendering a $186,000,000 verdict to a woman whom Equifax had put through…
  • Feb 15

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    Debt Collectors are out of control. These are some of the foulest human beings walking the planet. And they routinely breach your rights. Below the fold is the entire text of the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If you suspect…
Rank this Week: 1129

South Carolina Community…

South Carolina Community Association Law Blog

Covers the law of homeowners associations, property owners associations, condominium associations, cooperatives and other community associations. By D. Ryan McCabe.

http://sccommunityassociationlaw.com
  • Jul 18

    HOA’s Arrest of Homeowner is Malicious Prosecution

    HOA’s Arrest of Homeowner is Malicious Prosecution
    Alamo County Club Owners Association v. Shelton, 12-1—00300-VB (Tex. App. 2012) Sometimes personal disregard for a fellow homeowner can overlap and have a costly effect when enforcing covenants.  In this case, a board member called…
  • Jul 18

    Certain Owners Exempt from Special Assessment

    Certain Owners Exempt from Special Assessment
    Green v. Lake Montowese Association, 387 S.W. 3d 413 (Mo. Ct. App. 2012) Here, the Missouri Court of Appeals determined that it was unfair to force homeowners to pay special assessments on a central water system for which they received no…
  • Jun 17

    HOA Doesn't Have Authority to Restrict Lot Usage

    HOA Doesn't Have Authority to Restrict Lot Usage
    Estates at Desert Ridge Trails Homeowner’s Association v. Vazquez, Nos. 30, 944; 31, 590 (N.M. Ct. App. Feb. 8, 2013) The New Mexico Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that a Homeowners’ Association’s power is limited in…
Rank this Week: 1348

South Carolina Nursing Home Lawyer…

South Carolina Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home abuse laws and news. By the Michael Jeffcoat Firm.

http://www.southcarolinanursinghomelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers in Nursing Home

    Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers in Nursing Home
    Sadly, preventable pressure sores (also known as decubitus ulcers and bedsores) frequently occur after an elderly person is admitted to a nursing home. What is a pressure sore? It is an area of skin that has broken down because a person has…
  • Apr 19

    Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers in Nursing Home

    Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers in Nursing Home
    Sadly, preventable pressure sores (also known as decubitus ulcers and bedsores) frequently occur after an elderly person is admitted to a nursing home. What is a pressure sore? It is an area of skin that has broken down because a person has…
  • Apr 12

    How to Choose a Nursing Home for Your Loved One

    How to Choose a Nursing Home for Your Loved One
    I am very often asked this question. The first thing I tell people is to choose a non-profit nursing home, if you find a suitable one. Non-profit nursing homes are not perfect. In fact, some non-profit nursing homes have seen some shocking…
Rank this Week: 1196

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

Follows the opinions of the South Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. By Womble Carlyle.

http://southcarolinaappellatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Closing Out

    Closing Out
    Well, I have left private practice and have taken a job with the US Attorney's Office. In light of my career change, this blog is shutting down. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for the latest SC legal news. Merry Christmas.
  • Dec 1

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???
    "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during…
  • Nov 19

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 1299

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation By Louthian Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.southcarolinalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Care For Your Car

    Care For Your Car
    April is National Car Care Month. Why does a personal injury attorney care about car care? Because poor maintenance is one of the causes of vehicle accidents. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says about one out every…
  • Apr 18

    Can You Dig It?

    Can You Dig It?
    I mean that literally . . . can you dig it? Like a big hole in the back yard for a swimming pool. Or a little hole in the front yard for a new mailbox post. Or a medium-sized hole in the side yard for a nice shade tree. Even if the ground is…
  • Apr 18

    Nhtsa Still Has Work To Do On Bus Safety

    Nhtsa Still Has Work To Do On Bus Safety
    Motorcoaches are a popular way to travel. The Greyhound slogan was “Leave the driving to us,” and many thousands of people do leave the driving to Greyhound and other motorcoach operators every year. In 2010, U.S. motorcoach…
Rank this Week: 1950

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Apr 4

    Court of Appeals affirms custody determination despite claim of improper guardian investigation

    Court of Appeals affirms custody determination despite claim of improper guardian investigation
    The April 2, 2014 Court of Appeals opinion in Simcox-Adams v. Adams affirmed the family court’s award of custody to Husband despite Wife’s challenge to the guardian ad litem’s investigation and report.  It also affirmed…
  • Apr 4

    Should one explain one’s request to admit responses?

    Should one explain one’s request to admit responses?
    I had a lively debate a few weeks ago with colleagues I respect over whether one should explain request to admit responses that look bad on the surface but have reasonable explanations [this is a good time to acknowledge I have a very unusual…
  • Apr 3

    Common Rule 11 violations in discovery requests and objection

    Common Rule 11 violations in discovery requests and objection
    I’m not sure my fellow members of the bar are aware they are doing it, but I see a whole lot of Rule 11 violations in discovery requests and objections. Rule 11 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure reads in part: The signature…
Rank this Week: 1843

South Carolina Products Liability…

South Carolina Products Liability Law Blog

Covers the latest trends in South Carolina products liability law. By Brian Comer.

http://scproductsliabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    2014 DRI Products Liability Conference

    2014 DRI Products Liability Conference
    Since 2010, I have made it a priority to attend the Defense Research Institute's Products Liability Conference. This year's conference is being held April 9-11, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona at the Arizona Biltmore.  The theme of this…
  • Feb 13

    "The report of my death was an exaggeration . . . . . ." Mark Twain, May 31, 1897

    "The report of my death was an exaggeration . . . . . ." Mark Twain, May 31, 1897
    From some quick online research, I believe Mark Twain is credited with the above quote, and it is frequently misquoted as "the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."  Although "death," is certainly an exaggeration in my case, you…
  • Sep 13

    Verdict Survey: $38 Million Asbestos Verdict in Richland County

    Verdict Survey: $38 Million Asbestos Verdict in Richland County
    About two weeks ago, I saw my friend Theile McVey at Starbucks.  She mentioned in our general chit-chat that she was in trial.  As shop talk usually goes, I asked her what kind of case it was, and she said it was an asbestos…
Rank this Week: 1779

South Carolina Retail &…

South Carolina Retail & Hospitality Law Blog

Covers legal trends for South Carolina retailers and hospitality-related entities. By Christian Stegmaier.

http://www.retailhospitalitylaw.com/
  • Jan 27

    Super Bowl Sunday and Social Host Responsibilities: Keeping the Party “In Bounds” and Safe

    Super Bowl Sunday and Social Host Responsibilities: Keeping the Party “In Bounds” and Safe
    If history is any indicator, this coming Sunday – like every Super Bowl Sunday before it – willPost by Chair Christian Stegmaierbe a big event in the United States.  It’s been estimated only Thanksgiving is a bigger day…
  • Jan 13

    New Year’s Resolutions: Don't let volunteer efforts become a legal hazard

    New Year’s Resolutions: Don't let volunteer efforts become a legal hazard
    A common New Year’s resolution is to volunteer.  In fact, www.health.comranks it as one of the top 10 healthiest resolutions one can make, as volunteering has been linked with increased levels of happiness and decreased…
  • Jan 6

    Restaurant Week Begins This Week in South Carolina

    Restaurant Week Begins This Week in South Carolina
    Starting Thursday, January 9, South Carolina will be participating in the 11-day celebration that is Restaurant Week. South Carolinian foodies will get a chance to enjoy a variety of exceptional dishes and amazing values during dinner from…
Rank this Week: 1518

Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers trucking accidents and trucking accident legal news, cases, and issues with a focus on South Carolina Law. By the Michael Jeffcoat Firm

http://www.truckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2188

South Carolina DUI Lawyers

South Carolina DUI Lawyers

Covers DUI and DWI in South Carolina. By Strom Law Firm L.L.C.

http://stromlawdui.com/category/sc-dui-lawyers-blog/
  • Apr 18

    Tampa Bay Lightning’s Rick Malone Arrested for DUI

    Tampa Bay Lightning’s Rick Malone Arrested for DUI
    Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Star Rick Malone Arrested on DUI Charges Early Saturday morning, April 12th, Tampa Bay Lightning’s left wing Rick Malone was arrested on DUI charges, as well as for possession of cocaine. The…
  • Apr 3

    Woman Violates DUI Probation, Brags on Facebook

    Woman Violates DUI Probation, Brags on Facebook
    Michigan Woman Violates Terms of DUI Probation but Caught after Bragging on Facebook A Michigan woman has been arrested after violating the terms of her probation for a 2012 DUI after bragging about drinking on St. Patrick’s…
  • Apr 2

    David Cassidy’s Latest DUI Lands Him in Rehab

    David Cassidy’s Latest DUI Lands Him in Rehab
    David Cassidy Required to go to Rehab, Gets Probation, After Latest DUI In the trial for his third DUI arrest since 2010, David Cassidy was given 5 years’ probation, and ordered to go to rehab. Cassidy’s sentence…
Rank this Week: 4371

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    What Counts as Adultery in South Carolina?

    What Counts as Adultery in South Carolina?
    Though cheating on a spouse would appear to be a pretty clear cut thing, new research indicates that people have very different ideas of what behavior qualifies as crossing the line and what does not. A recent poll that was discussed in the…
  • Apr 17

    How to Conduct Yourself During a Deposition

    How to Conduct Yourself During a Deposition
    Depositions are a routine part of some South Carolina divorces, particularly those involving more complex issues such as custody, alimony, or division of significant assets. Though many people are unfamiliar with the process, the good news is…
  • Apr 16

    When Does Going to Trial Makes Sense?

    When Does Going to Trial Makes Sense?
    As we discussed yesterday, there are reasons that anyone going through a family law case in South Carolina should at least consider trying to reach an amicable settlement. Unfortunately, in many cases, trial is the only real option,…
Rank this Week: 2901

Greenville SC Personal Injury…

Greenville SC Personal Injury Attorney Blog

By Ryan Montgomery.

http://www.ryanmontgomerylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Role of Glasgow Coma Scale in South Carolina Brain Injury Case

    Role of Glasgow Coma Scale in South Carolina Brain Injury Case
    Role of Glasgow Coma Scale in South Carolina Brain Injury Cases Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Lawyer, Greenville, SC Whether it is a workers' compensation claim or a brain injury arising out of a personal injury case like a car accident,...
  • Apr 9

    Should South Carolina ban left-hand turns?

    Should South Carolina ban left-hand turns?
    Most reader’s immediate reaction to the question – should South Carolina ban left-hand turns? is a resounding, “no!” This makes sense, since turning left is second nature to drivers here and going…
  • Apr 3

    Greenville, SC Ban on Cell Phones Goes Into Effect

    Greenville, SC Ban on Cell Phones Goes Into Effect
    Greenville, SC Texting and Driving Ban South Carolina Distracted Driving Lawyer Only 3 states in the United States do not have laws addressing cell phone usage while behind the wheel of a car.  Greenville, South Carolina has…
Rank this Week: 3441

South Carolina Appeals - Tips and…

South Carolina Appeals - Tips and News

Covers South Carolina state appellate practice and noteworthy SC decisions. By the Law Offices of Robert Hill.

http://www.attorneyroberthill-blog.com/
  • Apr 11

    When Do Binding Cases Begin to Bind?

    When Do Binding Cases Begin to Bind?
    The South Carolina Supreme Court recently clarified when its decisions apply to all similar circumstances or only those that arise after the decision is rendered. In civil cases, decisions are presumptively retroactive. For the decision to…
  • Apr 1

    What May Trial Judges Do After an Appeal?

    What May Trial Judges Do After an Appeal?
    South Carolina appeals generally oust a trial judge’s jurisdiction. This makes sense if the appeal is from a final judgment because there is little left for the trial judge to do. But even then the trial court still has a…
  • Mar 21

    In SC, Only the Aggrieved Can Appeal

    In SC, Only the Aggrieved Can Appeal
    Last Wednesday, the South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that you generally can’t appeal or seek to alter and amend an order entered against your co-defendants. You are not “aggrieved” by the orders. Gathers…
Rank this Week: 3207

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

By Traywick Law Offices.

http://www.charlestonscinjurylawyers.com/Personal-Injury-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 7

    Insurance Companies: Still Not on Your Side

    Insurance Companies: Still Not on Your Side
    We wrote recently about the absurdity of insurance companies' friendly sales slogans: "On Your Side" ("Nationwide), "A Good Neighbor" (State Farm), and of their chipper little mascots: AFLAC's cutesy duck, GEICO's insufferable lizard. We…
  • Nov 13

    Scary Revelations About Trucking Industry Safety Regulation

    Scary Revelations About Trucking Industry Safety Regulation
    With 25 dead and 83 injured as a result of just four accidents, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for an audit which will ask: is the federal governement's designated trucking industry watchdog doing its job? These…
  • Sep 22

    Trucking Industry Sues to Prevent Release of Safety Data

    Trucking Industry Sues to Prevent Release of Safety Data
    We've often written on this blog about the tension that exists between corporate profit and the public good, in the trucking industry in particular, but across other businesses as well. A classic example from the hospitality industry: the…
Rank this Week: 3349

South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer…

South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy news and information in South Carolina. By Allen Jeffcoat, Dana Wilkinson, Dee Compton, Lex Regoerson, Michael Matthews, Russell A. DeMott and Showell Blades IV.

http://www.sc-bankruptcy-blog.com
  • Apr 4

    Five FAQs About Bankruptcy in South Carolina

    Five FAQs About Bankruptcy in South Carolina
    These are questions I frequently get in my practice, and I’ll note up front that the answer to all of them really is “it depends.”  It depends on your assets, your debts, and your income and expenses, and no two…
  • Apr 25

    Your Bankruptcy Lawyer is Not Your Mother!

    Your Bankruptcy Lawyer is Not Your Mother!
    Written by Upstate bankruptcy lawyer Däna Wilkinson In a lot of ways, like much in life, what you get out of your bankruptcy depends on what you put into it.  Bankruptcy can be a huge benefit.  A Chapter 13 case can help you…
  • Apr 25

    Written by Upstate bankruptcy lawyer…

    Written by Upstate bankruptcy lawyer Däna Wilkinson:  In a lot of ways, like much in life, what you get out of your bankruptcy depends on what you put into it.  Bankruptcy can be a huge benefit.  A Chapter 13 case can help…
Rank this Week: 4088

South Carolina Injury Law Journal

South Carolina Injury Law Journal

Covers insurance and trial skills. By Floyd S. "Trey" Mills III.

http://www.scinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Apr 1

    Trey Mills Retiring at 36

    Trey Mills Retiring at 36
     It is with great excitement and a heavy heart that I share my plans to leave the Trammell & Mills Law Firm, LLC at the end of this month!  I appreciate the opportunity Ernie Trammell provided to this young law graduate eight…
  • Mar 27

    Our Arms Are Open When Those Good Hands Are Around Your Neck

    Our Arms Are Open When Those Good Hands Are Around Your Neck
    If this is your first time reading my blog, you may not know how I feel about Allstate Insurance Company- I personally think they are the worst automobile insurance company anyone could possible have, period. Many articles and posts have…
  • Mar 10

    Hit & Run Collision: My Personal Experience

    Hit & Run Collision: My Personal Experience
    This morning while traveling on Augusta Street in Greenville, South Carolina around 9:10 a.m.,  I was in the right hand lane headed to drop off our two dogs when suddenly and without warning a Ford SUV came directly into my lane striking…
Rank this Week: 4911

South Carolina Child Injury Lawyer…

South Carolina Child Injury Lawyer Blog

By Howell and Christmas, LLC.

http://www.howellandchristmas.com/blog
  • Mar 27

    Woman Critically Injured by Own Car

    Woman Critically Injured by Own Car
    There are many dangers in life, and these dangers often come from people who are behaving in a dangerous or irresponsible manner. When these people are out on the road, they do not only pose a danger to themselves, but to anyone else who…
  • Mar 24

    Two People in Hospital after Interstate Pileup

    Two People in Hospital after Interstate Pileup
    We all work hard to stay safe on the roads. We buckle up, we pay attention as we drive, and we try our best to follow the traffic laws. But one moment of indiscretion can lead to long-lasting consequences for everyone involved. How do you…
  • Mar 23

    Teenager Injured in Shooting Accident

    Teenager Injured in Shooting Accident
    Accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. Sometimes they have tragic results, sometimes they result in “minor” injuries or damages. Whatever the case, time and money will be needed to recover, which means legal compensation will…
Rank this Week: 4236

Accel Tax Blog

Accel Tax Blog

Covers tax law news and tax planning for individuals and businesses.

http://www.acceltaxandbusiness.com/blog.php
Rank this Week: 2854

South Carolina Business Law Blog

South Carolina Business Law Blog

Covers judicial decisions, legislative changes, regulatory rulings, and the economic landscape affecting companies doing business or seeking to do business in South Carolina. By Ellis, Lawhorne & Sims, P.A.

http://www.scbusinesslawblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    2013 S.C. Appellate Court Decisions Addressing Arbitration

    2013 S.C. Appellate Court Decisions Addressing Arbitration
    Introduction (This is an adapted version of a presentation made at the S.C Bar Convention). Each passing year brings more appellate court decisions, at the state and federal levels, addressing arbitration.  2013 was no exception. The…
  • Jan 26

    Collateral for Finality: U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Law in the 4th Circuit for Time to Appeal

    Collateral for Finality: U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Law in the 4th Circuit for Time to Appeal
    On January 15, 2014 in Ray Haluch Gravel Co. v. Central Pension Fund, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a pending claim for attorney's fees based upon a statute, contract, or both, does not prevent a final judgment on the merits for purposes…
  • Jan 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Rejects CAFA "Mass Action" Removal (as the 4th Circuit and Judge Anderson did)

    U.S. Supreme Court Rejects CAFA "Mass Action" Removal (as the 4th Circuit and Judge Anderson did)
    Per the United States Supreme Court's unanimous ruling in Mississippi v. AU Optronics Corp. (issued on January 14, 2014), a state's lawsuit seeking restitution for the benefit of its citizens does not meet the definition of a "mass action"…
Rank this Week: 4191

King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

Discusses traffic matters, family law, criminal law, wills and estate planning and personal injury law as it relates to North Carolina and South Carolina.

http://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Unavoidable Accident

    Unavoidable Accident
    The law of negligence makes a defendant not liable for unavoidable or inevitable accident even when he/she has used less than due care.  An unavoidable accident is an incident that was not intended and which, under all the circumstances,…
  • Feb 1

    Gaining Custody From Biological Parents Who Don’t Want to Relinquish Their Parental Right

    Gaining Custody From Biological Parents Who Don’t Want to Relinquish Their Parental Right
    When “fit” biological parents do not want to relinquish their parental rights, it may be almost impossible to force them to.  “Under our statute G.S. 48-7, except as provided in G.S. 48-5 and G.S. 48-6, before a child…
  • Jan 31

    Employees’ Traveling and Workers’ Compensation

    Employees’ Traveling and Workers’ Compensation
    If an injury is an accident that arises out of and in the course of employment, it is compensable under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. The worker/claimant has the burden of proving the requirements. The injuries suffered…
Rank this Week: 2803

Pringle Practice and Productivity…

Pringle Practice and Productivity Blog

Discusses innovation in business and the practice of law, and explores ways to be more productive, efficient, and effective. By Jack Pringle.

http://pringlepracticeblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    The Five Posts You Viewed Most in 2013

    The Five Posts You Viewed Most in 2013
    Five Must-Reads for Graduates (and Everyone Else).  Thanks to Jay Bilas for retweeting this piece and with one click making it the most popular post of the year by far.Computer and KM Stuff Good Lawyers Should Know (First Draft). …
  • Nov 26

    Effective Security Starts at the Top: The S.C. Supreme Court Mandates Strong Password

    Effective Security Starts at the Top: The S.C. Supreme Court Mandates Strong Password
    Earlier this month the South Carolina Supreme Court ordered all members of the South Carolina Bar and all foreign legal consultants to log-in to the Attorney Information System (AIS) and 1) adopt a stronger password; 2) choose and answer…
  • Oct 13

    Smarter Than You Think and its Lessons for the Legal Profession

    Smarter Than You Think and its Lessons for the Legal Profession
    I just finished Clive Thompson's Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Brains for the Better.  Thompson examines the ways technology tools are changing how we learn, remember and use knowledge, and concludes that these…
Rank this Week: 4160

Just Mediation

Just Mediation

Covers mediation and collaborative divorce. By Alexandria Skinner.

http://www.xanskinner.com/wordpressDE/
  • Nov 9

    Elder Mediation

    Elder Mediation
    Elder Mediation helps families reach consensus on issues involving vulnerable adult
  • Oct 17

    Adoption in South Carolina

    Adoption in South Carolina
    Legal services for adoption
  • Oct 11

    Protection for Non-Married Partner

    Protection for Non-Married Partner
    Marriage equality is not the law in South Carolina.   Gay and lesbian partners in long term, committed relationships do not presently enjoy equal protection of the law in South …
Rank this Week: 3952

South Carolina Tax Credit Blog

South Carolina Tax Credit Blog

Follows stories and pertinent issues that relate to the tax credit industry in South Carolina for both state and federal tax credits. By Christian L. Rogers.

http://www.sctaxcreditblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    New Abandoned Buildings Tax Credit Could be a Gamechanger

    New Abandoned Buildings Tax Credit Could be a Gamechanger
    South Carolina is on the cutting edge with its newest investment tax credit for the redevelopment of abandoned buildings.  It became the first state to enact an investment tax credit for the redevelopment or rehabilitation of abandoned…
  • Jul 9

    The Positive Economic Impact of Tax Credit

    The Positive Economic Impact of Tax Credit
    On this blog we have discussed at length the various ways tax credits can benefit a state. They circulate money back into an economy to increase spending, provide incentives to clean up dilapidated sections of town raising property values,…
  • Jun 8

    Abandoned Buildings Tax Credit Bill Dead

    Abandoned Buildings Tax Credit Bill Dead
    As the official term of the South Carolina Legislative Session ended yesterday, so did the chances for the Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act to become law this year.  Supporters of the bill, including me, will try to revitalize the bill…
Rank this Week: 3927

SC Disability Law

SC Disability Law

Discusses personal injury, workers compensation and Social Security disability issues. By Rita Metts.

http://scdisabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Veterans with disabilities may receive compensation

    Veterans with disabilities may receive compensation
    Veterans with disabilities may receive compensationThis blog is not intended as legal advice, nor an offer of legal representation. We encourage honest communication regarding Social Security Disability. Please contact an attorney for legal…
  • Apr 14

    Covering the Bases: Social Security Disability, Medicare and returning to work - CapitalGazette.com: Covering The Base

    Covering the Bases: Social Security Disability, Medicare and returning to work - CapitalGazette.com: Covering The Base
    Covering the Bases: Social Security Disability, Medicare and returning to work - CapitalGazette.com: Covering The BasesThis blog is not intended as legal advice, nor an offer of legal representation. We encourage honest communication…
  • Apr 14

    Apply wisely for disability benefit

    Apply wisely for disability benefit
    Apply wisely for disability benefitsThis blog is not intended as legal advice, nor an offer of legal representation. We encourage honest communication regarding Social Security Disability. Please contact an attorney for legal advice…
Rank this Week: 4756

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Have You Included an Authorization for Final Disposition?

    Have You Included an Authorization for Final Disposition?
    There is more to estate planning than executing a last will or a trust to arrange for the distribution of your financial assets to your family members after you die. It is a good idea to discuss everything with an experienced estate planning…
  • Mar 20

    Take Increasing Longevity Into Account When Planning Ahead

    Take Increasing Longevity Into Account When Planning Ahead
    The United States Census Bureau issued a report back in 2010 that contained some data that is very relevant to those who are interested in elder law, retirement planning, and estate planning. Your anticipated longevity is going to be a very…
  • Mar 18

    Budget Compromise Changes Estate Tax Rate

    Budget Compromise Changes Estate Tax Rate
    The big financial news that was on everyone’s mind at the end of the year involved the possibility of the United States going over what was being called the “fiscal cliff.” If the powers that be did not come up with some…
Rank this Week: 3345

South Carolina Injury Lawyer Blog

South Carolina Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers auto accidents, general liability, nursing homes and workers compensation. By Howell and Christmas, LLC.

http://www.southcarolinainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 2

    Former Employee Faces Criminal Charge for Alleged Assault/Abuse at Mt. Pleasant Nursing Home

    Former Employee Faces Criminal Charge for Alleged Assault/Abuse at Mt. Pleasant Nursing Home
    Your lawyers in Charleston at Howell and Christmas, LLC recently read a Post and Courier article concerning of a horrifying incident of nursing home abuse at a Mt. Pleasant facility. The alleged assailant is a 44-year-old North Charleston man…
  • Dec 25

    Engineering Shortcuts Lead to Building Collapse and Serious On the Job Injurie

    Engineering Shortcuts Lead to Building Collapse and Serious On the Job Injurie
    Similar to the last blog entry posted by your Charleston personal injury attorneys, today's post also concerns the Dallas Cowboys. But unlike the last entry, today's post focuses not on the Cowboys players, but on a 88,000-square-foot…
  • Dec 18

    Late Night Drunk Driving Accident Involving Two Dallas Cowboy

    Late Night Drunk Driving Accident Involving Two Dallas Cowboy
    As BIG football fans, your South Carolina accident lawyers at Howell and Christmas, LLC have posted numerous articles concerning America's most watched sport. Until now, however, posts have dealt primarily with player safety on the field;…
Rank this Week: 4774

South Carolina Construction Law

South Carolina Construction Law

Discusses South Carolina construction law, including mechanic's liens, delay claims, and construction defect. By D. Ryan McCabe.

http://southcarolinaconstructionlawyer.com
Rank this Week: 2482

South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

Covers appellate practice in South Carolina. By Christian Stegmaier.Covers appellate practice in South Carolina. By Christian Stegmaier.

http://southcarolinaappellatelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Oct 1

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter
    On September 22, the Supreme Court issued an administrative order, which replaces the current Form 4 used for judgments/dispositions in civil matters in the Circuit Court with Form 4C.  The new Form 4C, which can be found here at…
  • Oct 1

    Re-Rolling Out South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

    Re-Rolling Out South Carolina Appellate Lawyer
    I’ve spent the day re-reading the Advance Sheets from the last several months. While reviewing the recent decisions of our Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, I thought about South Carolina Appellate Lawyer and regretted that I had let it…
  • Dec 31

    Supreme Court Issues Administrative Order Regarding Revisions to Family Court Coversheet

    Supreme Court Issues Administrative Order Regarding Revisions to Family Court Coversheet
    In conjunction with the development of the Family Court Case Management System and the Child Support Enforcement System, the Family Court Coversheet has been revised to improve statistical information and reporting in Family Court.  Click…
Rank this Week: 3529

On The Docket

On The Docket

Covers appellate litigation in the Carolinas and beyond. By Nexsen Pruet.

http://www.nexsenpruetonthedocket.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Error Preservation in South Carolina: Beware the "Two Issue" Rule.

    Error Preservation in South Carolina: Beware the "Two Issue" Rule.
    By Kirsten E. SmallBecause I am an appellate lawyer, error preservation is the bane of my existence. I don't care if the trial judge excluded your evidence, kicked a puppy, or made the jury deliberate through the Clemson-Carolina game. If you…
  • Sep 19

    The Appellate Code: The Many Meanings of "Per Curiam"

    The Appellate Code: The Many Meanings of "Per Curiam"
    By Kirsten E. SmallWe all know that “per curiam” means “by the court.” But, to echo a 1960s hippie-type, what does “per curiam” really mean, man? What message, if any, is an appellate court conveying by issuing an opinion “per…
  • Sep 12

    New Fourth Circuit Nominee Stephanie Thacker

    New Fourth Circuit Nominee Stephanie Thacker
    By Kirsten E. SmallJust in time for "On the Docket" to return from its summer hiatus ("hiatus" sounds so much more deliberate than "holy cow, I've been busy lately," doesn't it?), President Obama has officially announced a new pick for the…
Rank this Week: 3829

SC Family Law

SC Family Law

Discusses South Carolina divorce and family law issues. By Metts Law Firm, LLC.

http://scdivorcelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    What does Joint Custody mean?

    What does Joint Custody mean?
    Joint custody can be defined in many ways and should be detailed in a Custody Order. In many cases, parents share joint custody with one of the parents as the primary custodian. In this case, the child lives primarily with the primary…
  • Jul 9

    Facebook - Friend or Foe?

    Facebook - Friend or Foe?
    As a Divorce lawyer, I have had many clients bring me evidence of a spouse's or opposing party's bad or contradictory behavior obtained from a posting on Facebook. Over the past several months I have come across many cases where a party will…
  • Jul 8

    Is the cost of Divorce too High?

    Is the cost of Divorce too High?
    Who do you think is responsible for the high costs associated with a divorce or custody hearing? Should attorneys offer alternative fee arrangements to hourly billing?
Rank this Week: 4856

South Carolina Personal Injury Law…

South Carolina Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers basic legal principles, litigation truths/myths, accidents, settlements and wrongful death. By Ben Stevens.

http://www.scpilaw.com/
  • Dec 3

    Attorney Reprimanded for Misconduct During Litigation

    Attorney Reprimanded for Misconduct During Litigation
    A U.S. District Judge in New York has reprimanded an attorney, finding that she was "the driving force" behind a series of woeful acts and "misconduct" during litigation, including altering transcripts, refusing to provide opposing counsel…
  • Nov 14

    Illinois Judge Strikes Medical Malpractice Cap

    Illinois Judge Strikes Medical Malpractice Cap
    From ChicagoBusiness.com: A Cook County judge on Tuesday struck down a two-year-old Illinois law that caps some jury awards to victims of medical malpractice.
  • Nov 9

    SC Governor Attempts to Interfere with Workers' Compensation Commission

    SC Governor Attempts to Interfere with Workers' Compensation Commission
    South Carolina Governor Marshall (Mark) Sanford has attempted to exert his will upon the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission.  Basically, he is trying to tell an arm of the judicial branch how to do its job, ignoring the mandates…
Rank this Week: 2491