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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/
  • Jan 31

    ObamaCare Benefit

    ObamaCare Benefit
    Vox reported that the 2014 Commonwealth Fund (which surveys Americans on how difficult it is to afford medical care) shows the number of Americans who say they can afford the health care they need went up for the…
  • Jan 30

    Cost of Electronic Health Record

    Cost of Electronic Health Record
    McKnights had an interesting article about the cost of getting a copy of your own medical records.  Long-term care providers that charge people to access their electronic health records might be violating federal law, according to the…
  • Jan 29

    False Claims Act

    False Claims Act
    The Hill had a fantastic article on the nearly $6 billion recovered in 2014 under the False Claims Act. The FCA allows the government to seek redress from individuals or entities that have in some way caused false statements to be used…
Rank this Week: 994

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
  • Jan 30

    Do you want your attorney to be honest or to tell you want you want to hear?

    Do you want your attorney to be honest or to tell you want you want to hear?
    For the past few years I’ve been seeing an individual counselor who, despite being twenty years my junior, is much wiser than I. Recently we were discussing our roles as counselors–an attorney is not just a legal advocate but also…
  • Jan 28

    It can be counterproductive to fight grounds in termination of parental rights case

    It can be counterproductive to fight grounds in termination of parental rights case
    A party bringing a termination of parental rights (TPR) case must prove, by clear and convincing evidence, both a statutory ground under S.C. Code § 63-7-2570 to terminate parental rights and that such termination is in the best…
  • Jan 26

    Should one execute a formal agreement at the conclusion of mediation?

    Should one execute a formal agreement at the conclusion of mediation?
    A frequent debate among my family law colleagues is whether one should have one’s client execute a formal agreement before concluding mediation if one has reached an agreement-in-principal during mediation. There’s no right answer…
Rank this Week: 3862

Greenville SC Personal Injury…

Greenville SC Personal Injury Attorney Blog

By Ryan Montgomery.

http://www.ryanmontgomerylaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Would V2V technology prevent more motorcycle accidents?

    Would V2V technology prevent more motorcycle accidents?
    Because of their size, motorcycles are susceptible to crashes. Many drivers, especially those operating larger vehicles such as commercial vehicles and semis, oftentimes don't see a motorcyclist until it is too late. And because riders have…
  • Jan 23

    Why multitasking and driving can lead to a disaster down the road

    Why multitasking and driving can lead to a disaster down the road
    Consider for a moment this scenario: you are driving down the highway with a cellphone in one hand, the steering wheel in the other while the singer on the radio croons in the background. It's rush hour in South Carolina,...
  • Jan 16

    What is a wrongful death claim?

    What is a wrongful death claim?
    Because not everyone goes to law school for their secondary education, there is a significant number of people across the United States who only have a vague understanding of the law and how it works. One such area of law...
Rank this Week: 3408

South Carolina Child Injury Lawyer…

South Carolina Child Injury Lawyer Blog

By Howell and Christmas, LLC.

http://www.howellandchristmas.com/blog
  • Jan 30

    Three Children Die in Motor Vehicle Accident

    Three Children Die in Motor Vehicle Accident
    It’s always troubling to read about crashes where there were fatalities.  It’s especially hard to read about these when the people involved were teenagers or younger, as it seems the world seems robbed of potential…
  • Jan 28

    School Aide Dies in Fatal Crash

    School Aide Dies in Fatal Crash
    Car accidents can happen to anyone.  In a lot of cases, there’s no real rhyme or reason about why they happened.  This seems to be the case in the death of Lisa Horton.Lisa was driving on Highway 14, enjoying the clear nights…
  • Jan 28

    Could Eating and Driving Result in a Motor Vehicle Collision?

    Could Eating and Driving Result in a Motor Vehicle Collision?
    The prevention of distracted driving crashes is largely focused on stopping people from using electronic devices while operating their vehicles. In South Carolina, for example, there is a ban on texting or emailing while driving and motorists…
Rank this Week: 4975

Charleston Injury Lawyer Blog

Charleston Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By The Bostic Law Firm, PA.

http://www.charlestoninjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1413

Strom Law Firm Blog

Strom Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://stromlaw.com/category/columbia-sc-lawyer-blog/
  • Jan 30

    Man Blames DUI Arrest on Beer-Battered Fish

    Man Blames DUI Arrest on Beer-Battered Fish
    Man Tries to Blame 10th DUI Arrest on Beer-Battered Fish A man from Friendship, Wisconsin on his 10th DUI arrest tried to blame the smell of alcohol on his breath on having just eaten beer-battered fish. John H. Przybyla, 75 years…
  • Jan 30

    Hospital Error Causes Superbug to Infect Former Patient

    Hospital Error Causes Superbug to Infect Former Patient
    Superbug Acquired at Seattle Hospital Causes Superbug to Maim, Kill Former Patients in Hospital Error Due to hospital error, a drug-resistant superbug spread rapidly through a Seattle, Washington hospital and infected 32 former patients, 11…
  • Jan 27

    Ex-Pro WWE Wrestlers File Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit

    Ex-Pro WWE Wrestlers File Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit
    Former Pro Wrestlers Sue WWE for Ignoring Traumatic Brain Injury Two former professional wrestlers who were part of the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc entertainment company have a potential class action lawsuit against the private…
Rank this Week: 1816

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Jonathan Lounsberry Selected for 2015 SC Bar Leadership Academy

    Jonathan Lounsberry Selected for 2015 SC Bar Leadership Academy
    The Stevens Firm is proud to announce that Jonathan W. Lounsberry has been selected to participate in the 2015 Leadership Academy sponsored by the South Carolina Bar. This highly selective program, with a class of only 19 attorneys…
  • Jan 29

    Avoid Paying “Emotional Tax” During South Carolina Divorce

    Avoid Paying “Emotional Tax” During South Carolina Divorce
    Everyone knows how exhausting divorce can be: financially, physically, and emotionally. The ordeal can be so draining that otherwise rational people feel compelled to make decisions that are against their best financial interest. Experts…
  • Jan 28

    Alimony and Taxe

    Alimony and Taxe
    Alimony is a confusing subject for most people going through a South Carolina divorce. Few understand how it is awarded, how much and for how long. Another aspect of alimony that catches many by surprise is the important impact it can have on…
Rank this Week: 2214

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/
  • Jan 30

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Although we’ve previously written about Lou Reed’s Mistrial album, we were previously unfamiliar with this bootleg, Lou Reed On Trial . . . (which notes that it was “as recorded by his lawyer.”) You can read a bit more…
  • Jan 29

    South Carolina Federal Trial Court Grants Summary Judgment In Mesothelioma Case

    South Carolina Federal Trial Court Grants Summary Judgment In Mesothelioma Case
    A South Carolina federal trial court recently granted summary judgment in a mesothelioma case, after applying the Lohrmann standard, in spite of the Plaintiff’s argument that a lower standard of proof should apply in such cases.…
  • Jan 28

    Coach Belicheck, we know Mona Lisa Vito. And you are no Mona Lisa Vito.

    Coach Belicheck, we know Mona Lisa Vito. And you are no Mona Lisa Vito.
    Unless you been completely disconnected from the media over the last week, you have undoubtedly heard about the purported scandal arising out of the New England Patriots’ alleged deflation of footballs prior to the AFC Championship…
Rank this Week: 393

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    How Can I Leave My Estate to My Spouse Tax-Free?

    How Can I Leave My Estate to My Spouse Tax-Free?
    The primary purpose of most estate plans is to provide for loved ones after the death of the individual creating the plan. Like most people, however, you will likely include additional objectives and considerations in your estate plan as well…
  • Jan 27

    What Is a Living Will in South Carolina?

    What Is a Living Will in South Carolina?
    Like many people, you may have very strong opinions about medical treatment, particularly as it pertains to end of life treatment decisions. After all, we all make thousands of seemingly unimportant decisions on a daily basis so it only seems…
  • Jan 22

    What Is the Difference between a General and Limited Power of Attorney?

    What Is the Difference between a General and Limited Power of Attorney?
    Most people, at some point in their life, execute a power of attorney. A power of attorney is an extremely useful, and flexible, legal document that can be used to accomplish a variety of estate planning objectives. While a power of attorney…
Rank this Week: 2086

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: 1906

Bice Law Blog

Bice Law Blog

Personal injury issues in North Carolina and South Carolina.

http://www.bicelaw.us/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Self-Driving Car

    Self-Driving Car
    Charlotte, NC Personal Injury Lawyer The Self-Driving Car, Google’s latest science-fiction project to solve the world’s problems, continues to make headlines while vexing safety officials, insurance companies, and car…
  • Jan 26

    Can I Recover Compensation When Extreme Weather is to Blame?

    Can I Recover Compensation When Extreme Weather is to Blame?
    Charlotte, NC Personal Injury Lawyer   Two women were struck by lightning while on Crane Beach in Massachusetts recently. A 61-year-old Connecticut woman was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where she later died from her…
  • Jan 22

    Take Action After a School Bus Crash

    Take Action After a School Bus Crash
    Charlotte, NC Personal Injury Lawyer Fifteen North Carolina school children were injured recently when their school bus swerved and overturned. There were 45 students on the bus at the time of the accident. Troopers with the North Carolina…
Rank this Week: 1294

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.charlestonlaw.net/category/family-law/
  • Jan 16

    Parental Alienation Syndrome in South Carolina

    Parental Alienation Syndrome in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC Parental Alienation Syndrome in South Carolina As child custody lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we deal with cases where one parent turns the parties’ children against the other…
  • Jan 4

    Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live with in South Carolina?

    Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live with in South Carolina?
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As divorce attorneys in Charleston, we know that custody disputes can be among the most difficult cases for a Charleston divorce lawyer to handle. Many of our clients want to know whether…
  • Jan 3

    Condonation – A Defense to Adultery in South Carolina

    Condonation – A Defense to Adultery in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As divorce attorneys in Charleston, South Carolina, we deal with cases involving allegations of adultery (or other martial misconduct such as physical abuse) and the defense of…
Rank this Week: 606

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/
  • Jan 15

    Small Business Seminar for Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Member

    Small Business Seminar for Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Member
    As a business owner or a person wanting to start a business; you may face a lot of legal red tape questions that left unanswered can adversely affect your business. Brian King will be conducting a Business Talk seminar exploring the following…
  • Nov 4

    Our Shelby Office Has Moved!

    Our Shelby Office Has Moved!
    King Law Offices, known locally as King, Crotts, Duncan & Jaynes, has moved it’s Shelby office from 221 South Lafayette Street,  #4,  to 131 West Marion Street., directly across from the upcoming Farmer’s Market.…
  • Oct 14

    Brian King Teaching Small Biz Law Basic

    Brian King Teaching Small Biz Law Basic
    King, Crotts, Duncan & Jaynes would like to thank Bobbie Young and the team at REAL in Marion for providing an opportunity for Brian W. King to teach the fundamental business law practices for new businesses here in McDowell County and…
Rank this Week: 2101

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy law and information. By Russell DeMott.

http://www.scbankruptcyattorney.com/blog
  • Jan 11

    Inherited IRAs (Redux)

    Inherited IRAs (Redux)
    In “Are Inherited IRAs exempt”, I went out on a limb and predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court would rule–as did the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals–that inherited IRAs were exempt under section 522 of the Bankruptcy…
  • Dec 5

    South Carolina Bankruptcy Court Launches Mortgage Modification Program

    South Carolina Bankruptcy Court Launches Mortgage Modification Program
    Getting a mortgage modified can be a daunting process–like a root canal, only involving paper, yet almost as painful. You send required documents only to be told by the mortgage servicer that they never got them. The modification…
  • Oct 28

    Five Things That Will Drive Your Bankruptcy Lawyer Nut

    Five Things That Will Drive Your Bankruptcy Lawyer Nut
    Your relationship with your bankruptcy lawyer is just that, a relationship. Like any other relationship, there are things you can do to strain it. Lawyers in all areas of law discuss problem clients. It happens at lunch, in bars, and at…
Rank this Week: 4925

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/
  • Jan 6

    Sharing the Path

    Sharing the Path
    As a longtime cycling enthusiast and a bass-playing wannabe, not to mention a personal injury lawyer, I had several reasons to read with interest and concern about the terrible bicycle accident involving U2 frontman Bono. Bono was enjoying a…
  • Dec 29

    Mulling Over Our Moped Law

    Mulling Over Our Moped Law
    Did Santa leave a moped at your house this year? These motor bikes have become increasingly popular forms of transportation for adults as gas prices have soared. Kids love ‘em because, under South Carolina law, they can enjoy the…
  • Dec 23

    Is Trucking Rollback A Move In The Right Direction?

    Is Trucking Rollback A Move In The Right Direction?
    Hours-of-service rules for truck drivers in the U.S. went virtually unchanged for more than 60 years, until they were revised in 2013. But two of those provisions were short-lived, thanks to lobbying by the trucking industry and the business…
Rank this Week: 846

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/
  • Jan 2

    SC Supreme Court – Streaming Oral Argument

    SC Supreme Court – Streaming Oral Argument
    The South Carolina Supreme Court is now streaming its oral arguments. The Court’s upcoming roster is available here. You may view the oral arguments live or watch past arguments. Links to oral arguments in other state…
  • Dec 29

    A Pitfall in SC Workers Comp Appeal

    A Pitfall in SC Workers Comp Appeal
    Does a petition for the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Appellate Panel to reconsider its decision toll the time to further appeal? The state Supreme Court will decide on its review of Rhame v. Charleston County School District,…
  • Dec 1

    When Are SC Orders Effective?

    When Are SC Orders Effective?
    The South Carolina Court of Appeals recently reaffirmed that a trial court order is not effective until the clerk of court enters it. The case is West v. Luck Ave. Properties, Op. No. 2014-UP-415 (S.C. Ct.App. filed Nov. 26, 2014).…
Rank this Week: 3396

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Covers South Carolina personal injury and criminnal law news.

http://www.rjrlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    How much truck accident liability insurance should trucking companies be required to have?

    How much truck accident liability insurance should trucking companies be required to have?
    Commercial Truck Accident Liability Insurance | How Much is Needed for Injuries Caused  Whether you drive a car or a big rig, tractor trailer truck, you have to carry liability insurance. It’s the law. The only question is how…
  • Oct 12

    Truck Driver Training | Semi Truck Accident Lawyer

    Truck Driver Training | Semi Truck Accident Lawyer
    How Long Does It Take to Become a Licensed Semi Truck Driver?  The answer will both surprise you. In a recent truck driving school email trying to solicit new semi truck driver recruits, there are ten (10) basic questions answered about…
  • Aug 25

    What You Should Expect From Your Workers Comp Lawyer

    What You Should Expect From Your Workers Comp Lawyer
    Rock Hill / Fort Mill / Indian Land Workers Comp Lawyer  While there are many attorneys in York County, there are relatively few lawyers that focus their practices on workers’ compensation here in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, or Indian…
Rank this Week: 3322

Just Mediation

Just Mediation

Covers mediation and collaborative divorce. By Alexandria Skinner.

http://www.xanskinner.com/wordpressDE/
Rank this Week: 4501

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/
  • Oct 8

    What I Learned from a Drunk Juror at the Esso Club in Clemson

    What I Learned from a Drunk Juror at the Esso Club in Clemson
    The Clemson football team had the NC State game handled by halftime so my wife and friends convinced me that a walk to the Esso on this beautiful afternoon was a good idea. Trying to enjoy the time my wife and I have together with her out of…
  • Oct 8

    What I Learned from a Drunk Juror at the Esso Club in Clemson

    What I Learned from a Drunk Juror at the Esso Club in Clemson
    The Clemson football team had the NC State game handled by halftime so my wife and friends convinced me that a walk to the Esso on this beautiful afternoon was a good idea. Trying to enjoy the time my wife and I have with her out of nurse…
  • Sep 18

    Pedestrians Have the Right of Way in South Carolina

    Pedestrians Have the Right of Way in South Carolina
    A pedestrian walking across the street to Anderson University was struck on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, according to WSPA and other media outlets.  A pedestrian, or any person on foot, has duties just like those driving motor…
Rank this Week: 269

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
  • Oct 5

    How NOT To Apply For Mortgage Modification

    How NOT To Apply For Mortgage Modification
    I talk to people all the time about mortgage modification.  I talk to clients about it, I talk to other lawyers about it, I talk to industry experts about it.  Everyone agrees that the process of applying for a mortgage…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4939

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/
  • Sep 26

    Man Charged with 4 DUIs Times in One Day

    Man Charged with 4 DUIs Times in One Day
    Rhode Island Resident Charged for 4 DUIs in 30 Hours An unfortunate new DUI arrest record has been set – a resident of Rhode Island has been arrested for 4 DUIs in the span of 30 hours. The DUI spree began on Sunday evening. John…
  • Sep 16

    Miami Hurricanes QB Arrested on DUI Charge

    Miami Hurricanes QB Arrested on DUI Charge
    QB Arrested on DUI Charges from the Miami Hurricanes, Fake ID Miami Hurricanes, Kevin Olsen, backup QB arrested on DUI charges Monday, September 15th, for using a fake ID. According to records from the Miami-Dade County Jail, the…
  • Sep 15

    Country Music Star Arrested on DUI Charge

    Country Music Star Arrested on DUI Charge
    Lynn Anderson, Grammy and CMA Winner, Arrested on DUI Charges On Thursday evening, September 11th, country music legend Lynn Anderson was arrested on DUI charges after causing a crash. Around 9 PM, Nashville police responded to a collision…
Rank this Week: 2935

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/
  • May 13

    It’s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again: Yogi Berra On Information Security

    It’s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again: Yogi Berra On Information Security
     It is Spring again, and the national pastime is in full swing. This year Spring also brought knowledge of the Heartbleed Bug – another threat to the security of information stored and transmitted online.  And just as baseball…
  • May 9

    South Carolina Looks to Follow Vermont's Lead in Fighting Patent Trolls- Using State Law

    South Carolina Looks to Follow Vermont's Lead in Fighting Patent Trolls- Using State Law
    A bill pending in the South Carolina General Assembly that would make "bad faith assertions of patent infringements" an "unfair trade practice" under South Carolina law got a "jurisdictional boost" from a recent Opinion and Order issued by a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4579

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

By Traywick Law Offices.

http://www.charlestonscinjurylawyers.com/Personal-Injury-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 22

    David and Benjamin Traywick Named to 2014 List of Super Lawyers®

    David and Benjamin Traywick Named to 2014 List of Super Lawyers®
    Traywick & Traywick is pleased to announce that both of our founding Partners – David Traywick and Benjamin Traywick – have recently been named to the 2014 list of South Carolina Super Lawyers®. Selection to the list…
  • Apr 22

    David and Benjamin Traywick Named to 2014 List of Super Lawyers®

    David and Benjamin Traywick Named to 2014 List of Super Lawyers®
    Traywick & Traywick is pleased to announce that both of our founding Partners – David Traywick and Benjamin Traywick – have recently been named to the 2014 list of South Carolina Super Lawyers®. Selection to the list…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3476

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: 4209

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: 1083

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: 4559

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: 4584

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: 4508

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: 956

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: 4363

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: 4318

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: 2132

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: 861

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

    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…
Rank this Week: 4030

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: 3156

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: 1195

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: 1455

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: 2368

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: 2130