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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

    Owner Steals to Buy Crack

    Owner Steals to Buy Crack
    WRAL reported that Victoria Diane White, owner of the North Carolina nursing home Miracle Restoration, was arrested after stealing $250 from a resident’s bank account to buy gasoline, which she traded for crack cocaine and other drugs.…
  • Apr 17

    Failure to Administer CPR

    Failure to Administer CPR
    KSTP reported that Ralph Dostal died in a nursing home at the age of 78, but his family says it should never have happened. Now, they’re suing the nursing home, and a nurse, claiming both didn’t do enough to save their…
  • Apr 16

    Wheelchair Safety

    Wheelchair Safety
    Family members are seeking answers in the death of an 85-year-old Belleville nursing home patient who was found at the bottom of stairs still strapped in her wheelchair.  The family of Juanita Simmons wants to know why Midwest…
Rank this Week: 69

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 17

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Okay, since the new Star Wars trailer was released this week, that’s really all we here at Abnormal Use can think about. We’re so distracted, mind you, that we just ended the previous sentence in a preposition! It’s a…
  • Apr 16

    Underage And Binge Drinking: Where is the Outrage?

    Underage And Binge Drinking: Where is the Outrage?
    “Officer is Charged with Murder of a Black Man Shot in the Back.” This was the headline from The New York Times on April 8, 2015. A white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina was caught on video shooting and killing…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    Okay, so above is the cover of Taxman #1, a comic series about which we literally know nothing. However, based on its title alone, it seemed appropriate for this exhausting day. We here at Abnormal Use are hopeful that you have already…
Rank this Week: 166

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 17

    How does retirement affect alimony?

    How does retirement affect alimony?
    In 2012 South Carolina amended the alimony modification statute, S.C. Code § 20-3-170(B), to include specific factors for the family court to consider on whether to modify or terminate alimony when a supporting spouse retires. Those…
  • Apr 16

    What ever happened to comity?

    What ever happened to comity?
    I am beginning to pity the South Carolina Court of Appeals. For the third time in less than two months the South Carolina Supreme Court has directed the Court of Appeals to depublish one of its opinions–this time on April 9, 2015 in the…
  • Apr 15

    Can someone be too demented to consent to sex with a spouse?

    Can someone be too demented to consent to sex with a spouse?
    There’s an interesting, and quite disturbing, article in the April 14, 2015 New York Times regarding the upcoming trial of Henry Rayhons, a now-former Iowa State Representative who is “charged with third-degree felony sexual…
Rank this Week: 601

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: 946

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: 1531

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 6

    Are You Covered By Workers' Compensation If You Fall at Work?

    Are You Covered By Workers' Compensation If You Fall at Work?
             Don't fall victim to the "There Ain't Nothing Wrong With the Floor" defense. If you trip over an object on the floor at work and fall, you are almost certain to be covered by the workers’…
  • Apr 1

    Insurance Adjusters Admit to Being Fined for Saying Ye

    Insurance Adjusters Admit to Being Fined for Saying Ye
    Many of us remember the "Just Say No" Campaign in an effort to fight the war on drugs. Green shirts were promoted among children with the popular saying to try and thwart our small minds from saying "Yes" to experimental drugs.  In the…
  • Mar 13

    Workers' Compensation Reform Horrible for Workers in South Carolina

    Workers' Compensation Reform Horrible for Workers in South Carolina
     A recent article by NPR illustrates what is wrong with any legislation put forth in the name of "reform". This article provides quantitative evidence and examples of why the workers' compensation system is broken. Our very own Ernie…
Rank this Week: 1812

Strom Law Firm Blog

Strom Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://stromlaw.com/category/columbia-sc-lawyer-blog/
  • Apr 17

    Violent Crime Stats out for SC as Summer Crime Rise

    Violent Crime Stats out for SC as Summer Crime Rise
    Warm Weather Leads to More Violent Crimes, as FBI Releases SC’s Violent Crime Stats Every day innocent victims of violent crimes are injured and even killed because of criminal activity, and crime tends to rise with warmer,…
  • Apr 17

    COPD Sufferers Sometimes Eligible for Social Security Disability

    COPD Sufferers Sometimes Eligible for Social Security Disability
    COPD Keeps Many Out of Work, Could Be Eligible for Social Security Disability COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The disease has, according to a new report, taken its…
  • Apr 16

    Lumber Liquidators Faces Two Major Lawsuit

    Lumber Liquidators Faces Two Major Lawsuit
    Lumber Liquidators Faces Class Action for Formaldehyde in Flooring Four New York residents have filed a class action lawsuit against Lumber Liquidators for toxic amounts of formaldehyde in imported Chinese laminate flooring. Lumber…
Rank this Week: 2085

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    South Carolina Family Law Attorney Presenting at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, IL

    South Carolina Family Law Attorney Presenting at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, IL
    Ben Stevens (a/k/a The Mac Lawyer) will be presenting on several topics at the annual ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, IL April 16 – 19, 2015. This marks the eighth consecutive year that Ben has been asked to speak at “the…
  • Apr 15

    When Getting Married Is Considered A Crime

    When Getting Married Is Considered A Crime
    Although most people think of marriage as a time of happiness and cause for celebration, there are certain circumstances where marriage might instead be cause for alarm. A recent incident in New York where a woman was arrested for getting…
  • Apr 14

    Divorce Enters the 21st Century as Court Allows Service by Facebook

    Divorce Enters the 21st Century as Court Allows Service by Facebook
    A very important divorce case out of New York was recently decided that could impact how divorce is handled in the Internet era. The ruling, by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper, allowed a woman to serve her husband with divorce…
Rank this Week: 1942

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: 2033

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: 1995

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/
  • Mar 23

    Safe Bicycling in South Carolina

    Safe Bicycling in South Carolina
    South Carolina is in the top 5 states for bicycle fatalities. (See our recent infographic for more facts and figures about bicycling in the Palmetto State: http://www.louthianlaw.com/cycling-south-carolina/) One step we could take to increase…
  • Mar 10

    Problems with Lumber Liquidators’ flooring?

    Problems with Lumber Liquidators’ flooring?
    “60 Minutes” aired an expose about some Lumber Liquidators flooring products having illegal and dangerously high levels of formaldehyde. It’s important to note that only some products have been implicated as potentially…
  • Mar 6

    Bicycle Safety in South Carolina

    Bicycle Safety in South Carolina
    Each year, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) conducts a campaign to increase awareness about brain injuries — their causes, costs and treatment. It’s not just a matter of putting some comfy foam padding between your…
Rank this Week: 2376

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: 2240

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: 2186

Greenville SC Personal Injury…

Greenville SC Personal Injury Attorney Blog

By Ryan Montgomery.

http://www.ryanmontgomerylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Reckless driving bill would create a new felony charge

    Reckless driving bill would create a new felony charge
    There are many things that the government here in South Carolina does to try to deter drivers from engaging in unsafe behavior when behind the wheel. One is putting penalties in place for different types of dangerous conduct out on...
  • Apr 10

    South Carolina truck company given shut-down order

    South Carolina truck company given shut-down order
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has taken action against a truck company here in South Carolina that it says violated federal trucking regulations. The trucking company in question is based out of Darlington. An FMCSA…
  • Apr 3

    Could alcohol tax increases make the roads safer?

    Could alcohol tax increases make the roads safer?
    Given how many injuries and deaths drunk driving accidents cause here in America, the importance of finding ways to prevent drunk driving and drunk driving crashes can't really be overstated.  There are many things that may come to mind…
Rank this Week: 2913

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: 2972

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: 2883

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: 2897

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: 2789

Charleston Injury Lawyer Blog

Charleston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlestoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    South Carolina Court of Appeals Issues Ruling in Adderall Malpractice Lawsuit

    South Carolina Court of Appeals Issues Ruling in Adderall Malpractice Lawsuit
    In a recent medical malpractice lawsuit, McMaster v. Dewitt and Carolina Psychiatric Services, SC Ct. App. (2014), the South Carolina Court of Appeals rendered a decision on the common issue of whether the statute of limitations had…
  • Apr 13

    South Carolina Supreme Court Rules in Real Estate Offer Case

    South Carolina Supreme Court Rules in Real Estate Offer Case
    The Supreme Court of Carolina reached a decision in a real estate case, Woodson v. DLI Properties, LLC, 406 S.C. 517 (2014), which according to the plaintiffs’ allegations, dealt with a potentially common scenario. This…
  • Apr 8

    South Carolina Appeals Court Rules in Diabetes-Based Workers’ Compensation Case

    South Carolina Appeals Court Rules in Diabetes-Based Workers’ Compensation Case
    The South Carolina Appeals Court reached a decision in the case of South Carolina Second Injury Fund v. American Home Assurance Co., SC Ct. App. (2014), regarding a workers’ compensation determination. Since the opinion…
Rank this Week: 3430

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 7

    Will Bankruptcy Affect Your Kids’ Education?

    Will Bankruptcy Affect Your Kids’ Education?
    One of the frequent questions I get from my clients concerns their ability to help their kids through college.  They wonder whether filing bankruptcy will limit access to scholarships, grants, or student loans, for themselves or for…
  • Mar 19

    Five Things You (And Your Attorney) Should Consider When You Are Thinking About Filing Bankruptcy

    Five Things You (And Your Attorney) Should Consider When You Are Thinking About Filing Bankruptcy
    The important things that you should know about filing bankruptcy may not always be the questions that you think to ask.  These are the things your bankruptcy lawyer is thinking about when she advises you, and that are important for…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3330

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy law and information. By Russell DeMott.

http://www.scbankruptcyattorney.com/blog
  • Mar 14

    South Carolina Median Income Figures effective April 1, 2015

    South Carolina Median Income Figures effective April 1, 2015
    It’s that time of year again. The twice-yearly time when median income figures are announced by the U.S. Trustee’s office. The figures are based on Census Bureau reporting. The figures are important for two main reasons: First,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3327

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/
  • Feb 28

    Podcasts for Lawyer

    Podcasts for Lawyer
    I have written previously about the benefits of podcasts: interesting, relevant, and timely content pushed directly to your device (so you don't have to go looking for it) that you can enjoy whenever you want.  What's not to like? And if…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3233

Just Mediation

Just Mediation

Covers mediation and collaborative divorce. By Alexandria Skinner.

http://www.xanskinner.com/wordpressDE/
Rank this Week: 3095

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: 3446

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: 3245

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: 3190

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: 3635

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?
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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…
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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…
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Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.charlestonlaw.net/category/family-law/
  • Apr 17

    How to Avoid Getting Over-Billed By Your Divorce Lawyer

    How to Avoid Getting Over-Billed By Your Divorce Lawyer
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As a divorce lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina, I’ve had clients tell me that another lawyer ripped them off during their divorce by over-billing them. Besides what I hear from…
  • Apr 16

    The South Carolina Military Parent Equal Protection Act

    The South Carolina Military Parent Equal Protection Act
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As a former member of the armed forces and a military divorce attorney in Charleston, it’s been my privilege to help mothers and fathers who face challenges in custody and visitation…
  • Apr 16

    What Happens in South Carolina if You Have a Child When You Aren’t Married?

    What Happens in South Carolina if You Have a Child When You Aren’t Married?
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC Our custody and family court lawyers in Charleston have handled many cases involving custody of a child who’s parents never married. In some respects, family court cases involving…
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Bice Law Blog

Bice Law Blog

Personal injury issues in North Carolina and South Carolina.

http://www.bicelaw.us/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Leaving the Scene of an Accident in South Carolina

    Leaving the Scene of an Accident in South Carolina
    FORT MILL, SC PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER Leaving the Scene of an Accident in South Carolina  Leaving the scene of a car accident in South Carolina is a very serious offense. Any driver involved in a hit and run incident on South…
  • Apr 10

    Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in North Carolina

    Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in North Carolina
    Charlotte, NC Personal Injury Lawyer Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in North Carolina  Anytime we lose a beloved person in our lives the pain and sorrow are difficult to deal with. The experience is even more agonizing and trying when…
  • Apr 2

    We Had an Agreement! Or Did We?

    We Had an Agreement! Or Did We?
    Charlotte, NC Personal Injury Lawyer We Had an Agreement! Or Did We?  Talk is cheap. Surprisingly, each and every day people make oral business agreements. Despite the matter’s simplicity or seriousness, they often do not think…
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South Carolina Child Injury Lawyer…

South Carolina Child Injury Lawyer Blog

By Howell and Christmas, LLC.

http://www.howellandchristmas.com/blog
  • Apr 16

    Prevent DUIs with Universal Ignition Interlock Device

    Prevent DUIs with Universal Ignition Interlock Device
    In South Carolina, certain DUI defendants are required to have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles. These devices are used to make sure that people cannot drive drunk again after they have been convicted of this offense.…
  • Apr 14

    Distraction a Factor in More Than Half of Teen Car Crashe

    Distraction a Factor in More Than Half of Teen Car Crashe
     The dangers of distracted driving have long been apparent for motorists throughout South Carolina. Teens, who are more likely to use electronics and who have less experience behind the wheel, tend to be at especially great risk of…
  • Apr 12

    SUV Crashes into Shed, Kills Two Inside

    SUV Crashes into Shed, Kills Two Inside
    Two people have been killed in Florida’s Gulf coast area after an SUV inexplicably left the road and crashed into a shed where two people were sleeping.  Investigators have not yet determined what caused the driver to veer off the…
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Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    How Long Does the Probate Process Take in South Carolina?

    How Long Does the Probate Process Take in South Carolina?
    At some point in your life you will likely be involved in the probate process in some capacity. You may be appointed as the executor in someone’s Last Will and Testament, named as a beneficiary by a decedent, or be a creditor of an…
  • Apr 14

    What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?

    What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?
    Although the primary goal of your estate plan will likely be to provide a roadmap for the division of your estate assets upon your death, you will likely choose to include additional goals in your estate plan as well, such as tax avoidance.…
  • Apr 2

    What Is Capital Gains Tax?

    What Is Capital Gains Tax?
    In the United States it often seems as though just about everything is taxed. It seems that way because the truth is that just about everything is potentially taxed! It should come as no surprise then to find that tax avoidance is a common…
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Accel Tax Blog

Accel Tax Blog

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

http://www.acceltaxandbusiness.com/blog.php
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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/
  • Mar 30

    Get Ground for Appeal in the Record

    Get Ground for Appeal in the Record
    The South Carolina Court of Appeals recently agreed with me that a record on appeal was insufficient for the Court to tell whether an issue argued on appeal was preserved. The case is 21st Mortgage Corp. v. Youmans, Op. No. 2015-UP-112…
  • Mar 23

    SC Risperdal Case is a Trove of Unperserved Appellate Issue

    SC Risperdal Case is a Trove of Unperserved Appellate Issue
    Parties in South Carolina often raise appellate issues that they failed to preserve in the trial court. Until last month, four error-preservation violations were the most I had seen discussed in a single case. Then came State…
  • 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…
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Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

By Traywick Law Offices.

http://www.charlestonscinjurylawyers.com/Personal-Injury-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 13

    Duty of Care & Proving Premises Liability

    Duty of Care & Proving Premises Liability
    While many personal injury victims are certain that others are responsible for their pain and suffering, many of them become frustrated and disappointed in their lack of ability to prove it in court. Nowhere is this more common than in…
  • 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…
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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…
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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…
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