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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/
  • Dec 18

    Lawsuit about Short-staffing

    Lawsuit about Short-staffing
    ABC News reported that Preferred Care Partners Management Group L.P., one of the nation’s largest for profit nursing home chains, has been sued by New Mexico over inadequate resident care, alleging that thin staffing made…
  • Dec 17

    Lawsuits Alleging Overmedication

    Lawsuits Alleging Overmedication
    NPR reported on the federal lawsuit against two Watsonville, Calif., nursing homes which offers a new approach to dealing with the persistent problem of such facilities overmedicating their residents.  The lawsuit details…
  • Dec 16

    Another NPR Article on Over-medication

    Another NPR Article on Over-medication
    NPR continued its reporting on the problem of over-medication in nursing homes throughout the country.  One of the worst fears we have for our parents or for ourselves is that we will end up in a nursing home, drugged into a stupor.…
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • Dec 18

    Manufacturer’s “Handmade” Bourbon Made by Robots, Suit Allege

    Manufacturer’s “Handmade” Bourbon Made by Robots, Suit Allege
    When it comes to beer, wine, and liquor, many consumers are purists.  For such people, drinking beer not brewed by a craft brewer or wine not originating from a French grape is sacrilegious. Recently, a proposed class of bourbon drinkers…
  • Dec 17

    Laser Beam Weapons A Real Thing Now?

    Laser Beam Weapons A Real Thing Now?
    Folks, reportedly, the Navy now has a laser beam weapon.  The weapon, called “LaWS”, was recently test-fired from the USS Ponce, and it apparently “hit and destroyed targets mounted atop a small boat, blasted…
  • Dec 16

    Our Favorite Posts of 2014

    Our Favorite Posts of 2014
    Now is the time that we, as consumers of media, are inundated with year end best-of lists. So, just as we have done in years past, we here at Abnormal Use have collected our favorite posts of this past year. If you’ve followed us from…
Rank this Week: 204

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: 888

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: 881

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
  • Dec 12

    The joy of supersedea

    The joy of supersedea
    A much younger family law colleague of mine texted me earlier this week, informing me that she was successful in her first attempt at supersedeas. After a testimonial hearing on a placement plan for a child in DSS custody, the family court…
  • Dec 3

    Supreme Court sets procedures for family court attorney fee award

    Supreme Court sets procedures for family court attorney fee award
    The December 3, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court opinion in Buist v. Buist sets forth procedures to be used in setting attorney fee awards in family court cases. This opinion recognizes the difficulties of preserving fee award issues when…
  • Nov 23

    It only took forty-five day

    It only took forty-five day
    When, on October 6, 2014, in Rainey v. Bostic, 135 S.Ct. 286 (2014), the United States Supreme Court denied Virginia’s petition for certiorari in Bostic v. Schaefer, 760 F. 3d 352 (4th Cir. 2014), I predicted “it is only a…
Rank this Week: 1013

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: 1164

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/
  • Dec 11

    Christmas By Candlelight

    Christmas By Candlelight
    Some sentimental songs appeal to our natural instinct to make our homes a warm and safe haven for loved ones and/or to return to such a place. If your vision of cozy holiday décor includes scents of the season wafting from flickering…
  • Dec 4

    What’s The Buzz?

    What’s The Buzz?
    “What’s the buzz, tell me what’s a-happening, what’s the buzz, tell me what’s a-happening . . . .” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 70’s rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar posed the question. And I have…
  • Dec 4

    When Elders Elope

    When Elders Elope
    Early one morning in late August, an 82-year-old woman wandered away from her Batesburg, SC, nursing home. She was found nearly eight hours later; fortunately, she was unharmed. If this incident had occurred during winter weather, or if she…
Rank this Week: 1338

Strom Law Firm Blog

Strom Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury news.

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

    Pfizer’s Geodon Can Cause Fatal Skin Reaction

    Pfizer’s Geodon Can Cause Fatal Skin Reaction
    FDA Posts Warning About Pfizer’s Antipsychotic Geodon Due to Potentially Fatal Skin Reaction The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a serious warning about a dangerous drug – Pfizer’s antipsychotic Geodon, which has…
  • Dec 16

    Going Helmet-Less May Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury

    Going Helmet-Less May Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury
    Some Football Teams Drill Without Helmets to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury After the large traumatic brain injury lawsuit against the NFL led to a huge settlement for players who suffer long-term health issues related to repeated, untreated…
  • Dec 16

    Testosterone Therapy Not Linked to Prostate Cancer

    Testosterone Therapy Not Linked to Prostate Cancer
    Testosterone Therapy Does Not Lead to Prostate Cancer, Could Still Cause Cardiovascular Problems Testosterone therapy has recently been under a storm of controversy.  Reports of older men prescribed gels, pills, or creams to help…
Rank this Week: 1381

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: 1459

Greenville SC Personal Injury…

Greenville SC Personal Injury Attorney Blog

By Ryan Montgomery.

http://www.ryanmontgomerylaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    Congress puts hold on life-saving rest rules for trucker

    Congress puts hold on life-saving rest rules for trucker
    Did you know that in 2012, more than 3,900 people died in truck accidents nationwide? If you found this statistic alarming, you're not alone. So too did federal regulators who, in 2013, started enforcing new rest rules on commercial truck...
  • Dec 5

    Who is liable for a crash caused by a driverless car?

    Who is liable for a crash caused by a driverless car?
    When Google demonstrated its prototype for a self driving car this year, did you wonder when we would start to see such vehicles on our roadways?  With promises from some motor vehicle manufacturers to start seeing these new vehicles…
  • Nov 28

    Workers' compensation rates in South Carolina

    Workers' compensation rates in South Carolina
    Workers in South Carolina who have been injured on the job generally have the option of pursuing workers' compensation. This money can be a crucial resource for people who have missed or will have to miss work days and have...
Rank this Week: 1671

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: 1816

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Covers South Carolina personal injury and criminnal law news.

http://www.rjrlaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 3

    Decubitus Ulcers Bedsores | Preventable But Deadly

    Decubitus Ulcers Bedsores | Preventable But Deadly
    Bedsores or Decubitus Ulcers Are Always Preventable If Proper Care is Given  As a former Registerd Nurse (RN), attorney Robert J. Reeves used to treat patients in the Intensive Care Unit who were clinging to life from a Stage…
Rank this Week: 2105

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: 1857

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: 2007

South Carolina Child Injury Lawyer…

South Carolina Child Injury Lawyer Blog

By Howell and Christmas, LLC.

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

    Preventing Child Injuries By Avoiding Dangerous Toy

    Preventing Child Injuries By Avoiding Dangerous Toy
    For many families, the holiday season is a time of giving gifts. Children routinely receive lots of toys this time of year from immediate family, friends and relatives. While many of these toys are perfectly safe and will provide children…
  • Dec 15

    Meet the Visionary Scholarship Winners: Abby Wiehe and Monisha Bowens!

    Meet the Visionary Scholarship Winners: Abby Wiehe and Monisha Bowens!
    The law firm of Howell and Christmas has introduced the $1,000 Visionary Scholarship to assist South Carolina college students with reaching their educational goals. This month, 20 year old Abby Wiehe and 22 year-old Monisha Bowens have been…
  • Dec 14

    DUI Driver Slays in Rear Ending

    DUI Driver Slays in Rear Ending
    Driving under the influence causes more fatal accidents than any other type of wreck.  The choice to drink and drive doesn’t merely affect the person who’s out drinking and driving, it can affect innocent people on the road.…
Rank this Week: 2374

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: 2175

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: 2319

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: 2156

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy law and information. By Russell DeMott.

http://www.scbankruptcyattorney.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Jul 5

    South Carolina Property Exemptions Increase Effective July 1, 2014

    South Carolina Property Exemptions Increase Effective July 1, 2014
    Our South Carolina exemptions are adjusted for cost of living every other July 1. Exemptions in property allow the property to be protected from a judgment creditor or bankruptcy trustee up to the amount of the exemption. Think of it as a…
Rank this Week: 2752

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: 2525

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: 2541

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    What Is A Pre-Marital Agreement?

    What Is A Pre-Marital Agreement?
    If you are planning to get married in the near future you, or your future spouse, may have considered executing a pre-marital agreement prior to the big day. If you have not already considered doing so you may wish to give it some thought.…
  • Dec 16

    What Will Happen to Your Property If You Die without A Will or Trust in South Carolina?

    What Will Happen to Your Property If You Die without A Will or Trust in South Carolina?
    You have probably been told how important it is to create an estate plan, or at least to execute a Last Will and Testament. If, despite being told how important it is, you have yet to create and estate plan it may be because you don’t…
  • Dec 11

    Updating Your Estate Plan – Why the End of the Year Is the Perfect Time

    Updating Your Estate Plan – Why the End of the Year Is the Perfect Time
    Do you already have a comprehensive estate plan in place? If so, you are in a better position than the majority of adults in the United States. That does not, however, mean you should get complacent. On the contrary, the success of your…
Rank this Week: 3219

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: 3612

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: 3464

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: 3622

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: 3475

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

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

    Costs of Representing Yourself in a Divorce

    Costs of Representing Yourself in a Divorce
    Representing yourself in a South Carolina divorce might sound like a good idea at first. After all, you get to cut out the “expense” of having a lawyer and might even believe that you can speed the process along. Sounds good,…
  • Dec 17

    Alimony for Stay at Home Moms Is on the Decline

    Alimony for Stay at Home Moms Is on the Decline
    A recent article in Forbes discussed the trend showing alimony for stay at home moms is on the decline – along with others going through a divorce. Though alimony was once seen as common, it has become increasingly rare in recent…
  • Dec 16

    How to Counteract Parental Alienation

    How to Counteract Parental Alienation
    If you are a victim of parental alienation, there are steps that you can take to protect your child, yourself, and your rights. One of the first things you should do is to consult an experienced child custody attorney to discuss your…
Rank this Week: 3999

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: 3810

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/
  • 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).…
  • Sep 2

    Appeal a SC Discovery Order? – A Rock and Hard Place

    Appeal a SC Discovery Order? – A Rock and Hard Place
    The South Carolina Supreme Court recently explained how to appeal a discovery order. The case is Davis v. Parkview Apartments, Op. No. 27429 (S.C. Sup.Ct. filed Aug. 6, 2014).    In Davis, the trial court ordered the…
  • Aug 29

    SC Amici Curiae Strike Again

    SC Amici Curiae Strike Again
    The South Carolina Supreme Court this month entertained arguments raised only by amici — despite the rule against it. The case is In the Interest of Kevin R., Op. No. 27430 (S.C. Sup.Ct. filed Aug. 6, 2014). Kevin R. involves…
Rank this Week: 4846

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 9

    Announcing a new location in Hickory NC

    Announcing a new location in Hickory NC
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE King Crotts Duncan & Jaynes, known locally as King Law Offices, is proud to announce the grand opening of it’s newest location in Hickory, North Carolina. The opening of the firm’s sixth location…
Rank this Week: 3866

Just Mediation

Just Mediation

Covers mediation and collaborative divorce. By Alexandria Skinner.

http://www.xanskinner.com/wordpressDE/
Rank this Week: 4343

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: 4499

Charleston Injury Lawyer Blog

Charleston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlestoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    South Carolina and the Right to Counsel in Real Estate Transaction

    South Carolina and the Right to Counsel in Real Estate Transaction
    For most people, their home is their most valuable asset.  Real estate transactions in Charleston, South Carolina are on an upward trend this summer.  Going through a real estate purchase or a refinance can be overwhelming: dealing…
  • Sep 18

    Kickball and Workers’ Compensation in South Carolina

    Kickball and Workers’ Compensation in South Carolina
    When an employee is injured at work, workers compensation benefits may be available to compensate for that employee’s medical costs and lost wages. Examples of such cases involve workers being hurt from falling equipment, or slip and…
  • Sep 11

    A Brief Overview of Dog Bite Liability in South Carolina

    A Brief Overview of Dog Bite Liability in South Carolina
    With fall creeping in, the weather can be something to enjoy this time of year.  However, there are dangers, even in this late summer environment.  Unfortunately, one such danger, specifically for children walking to and from school…
Rank this Week: 4108

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.charlestonlaw.net/category/family-law/
  • Sep 15

    How Does Bankruptcy Affect a Divorce in South Carolina?

    How Does Bankruptcy Affect a Divorce in South Carolina?
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we’ve handled cases where a spouse files for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy law doesn’t require a married couple to file jointly.…
  • Sep 3

    Divorcing an Abusive Spouse in South Carolina

    Divorcing an Abusive Spouse in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we regularly deal with situations of abuse between spouses. Many of these cases involve criminal domestic violence and Orders of…
  • Aug 3

    Recovering Your Attorney’s Fees in South Carolina Family Court

    Recovering Your Attorney’s Fees in South Carolina Family Court
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we often deal with claims for legal fees in family court. South Carolina’s family court judges have the ability to award…
Rank this Week: 3960

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: 4349

South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

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

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

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

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

    Re-Rolling Out South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

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

    Supreme Court Issues Administrative Order Regarding Revisions to Family Court Coversheet

    Supreme Court Issues Administrative Order Regarding Revisions to Family Court Coversheet
    In conjunction with the development of the Family Court Case Management System and the Child Support Enforcement System, the Family Court Coversheet has been revised to improve statistical information and reporting in Family Court.  Click…
Rank this Week: 4595

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: 4928

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: 4545