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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/
  • Aug 29

    Suspect Arrested

    Suspect Arrested
    An elderly female resident was raped at the Autumn Leaves Memory Care Center. Stephen Reed, 61 year old caretaker at the facility, was the main suspect. He was arrested and faces a charge of first degree rape while the woman was mentally…
  • Aug 28

    Not For Profit Status Challenged

    Not For Profit Status Challenged
    The Ledger reported that a lawsuit alleging that neglect and mismanagement led to a woman’s death was filed in July against Lakeland Hills Rehabilitation Center, two past administrators of Lakeland Hills Center and companies…
  • Aug 27

    Hip Fractures and the Elderly

    Hip Fractures and the Elderly
    Hip fractures are life changing if not life-limiting events in the lives of older adults. A recently published article in JAMA Internal Medicine adds credence to this, as well as giving us evidence to guide our prognostic estimates…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Aug 29

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Okay, so above is the cover of Spider-Man: The Arachnis Project #3, published back in 1994.  The cover boldly proclaims: “The Jury is in and the verdict for Spider-Man is death.” Well, Spider-Man is certainly not in a…
  • Aug 28

    Punitive Damages Award Against Wal-Mart Affirmed in South Carolina Weird Transaction Case

    Punitive Damages Award Against Wal-Mart Affirmed in South Carolina Weird Transaction Case
    The South Carolina Court of Appeals recently upheld a Spartanburg county jury’s award of actual and punitive damages against Wal-Mart in an interesting case involving negligence at the checkout counter.  Solanki v. Wal-Mart Store…
  • Aug 27

    Tech Giants’ Anti-Poaching Settlement Rejected In California Federal Case

    Tech Giants’ Anti-Poaching Settlement Rejected In California Federal Case
    “Not in my house!”  That is essentially what U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh recently said in rejecting a proposed settlement agreement in a federal case pending in California between several Silicon Valley tech…
Rank this Week: 187

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
  • Aug 29

    Checklist of questions whose answers can derail a custody or visitation case

    Checklist of questions whose answers can derail a custody or visitation case
    I tried a custody case last month in which I learned a few weeks prior to trial that my client was using marijuana approximately once a month. What had previously seemed a strong case for custody no longer was. While many of the issues that…
  • Aug 28

    Supreme Court changes Family Court 365 day benchmark administrative order

    Supreme Court changes Family Court 365 day benchmark administrative order
    On August 27, 2014 the South Carolina Supreme Court issued an administrative order superseding the May 9, 2006 order that set the 365 day benchmark to dispose of family court cases. The new order is more detailed and provides guidance to…
  • Aug 28

    Can judges stop attorneys from communicating their rulings to litigants?

    Can judges stop attorneys from communicating their rulings to litigants?
    I occasionally see or hear of family court judges issuing instructions for orders but asking attorneys not to reveal their ruling to their clients until the order is signed and filed. These judges’ rationale is that, until the order is…
Rank this Week: 458

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: 749

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: 903

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: 1175

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: 1222

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/
  • Aug 19

    A Refresher In School Bus Safety

    A Refresher In School Bus Safety
    A peculiar accident on an Eastern Kentucky school bus has left the bus attendant hospitalized in critical condition and transportation authorities conducting an investigation. With school children recently returning to class and the big…
  • Aug 18

    Asbestos In The Best Interest Of Whom?

    Asbestos In The Best Interest Of Whom?
    I was appalled to read an August 12 AP news report about asbestos production in India being hailed as a form of social welfare, a way to save lives and elevate the living standards of some of the world’s poorest people. India is already…
  • Aug 18

    Time for Shot

    Time for Shot
    If you’re young and single, you may think I’m talking about those little glasses of vodka or whiskey meant to be downed in one quick swallow. If you’re a parent of school-aged children, you know I’m talking about…
Rank this Week: 1269

Strom Law Firm Blog

Strom Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://stromlaw.com/category/columbia-sc-lawyer-blog/
  • Aug 29

    Several Restaurants in Charleston Violate Labor Law

    Several Restaurants in Charleston Violate Labor Law
    Report Shows Many Charleston Restaurants Violate Labor Laws An investigative report into restaurants in Charleston, SC shows that the city’s dining establishments routinely violate labor laws. Since 2004, 34 restaurants in Charleston…
  • Aug 28

    Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Will Stay in MDL

    Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Will Stay in MDL
    Boston Scientific’s Motion to Dismiss Some Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Denied The federal judge overseeing several multidistrict litigations (MDLs) involving personal injury caused by transvaginal mesh devices has denied a motion from…
  • Aug 27

    J&J Seeks Dismissal of Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

    J&J Seeks Dismissal of Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit
    J&J Claims No Proof of Talcum Powder Causing Ovarian Cancer in Personal Injury Case On Monday, August 11th, pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson sought to toss out a proposed class action talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 1336

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: 1406

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Covers South Carolina personal injury and criminnal law news.

http://www.rjrlaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 2

    Felony DUI | SC DUI Attorney

    Felony DUI | SC DUI Attorney
    Felony DUI Arrest  Being charged with any DUI offense is always serious, and a conviction will result in a permanent criminal record. But, a DUI is a misdemeanor and usually only requires payment of fines, ADSAP, SR-22 insurance, and…
Rank this Week: 1585

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: 1539

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy law and information. By Russell DeMott.

http://www.scbankruptcyattorney.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Jun 8

    10 Ways Financial Problems are Like Jiu-Jitsu

    10 Ways Financial Problems are Like Jiu-Jitsu
    It’s always good to have a strategy when facing a problem–particularly a financial problem. Over the last three months, after an odd “Yes Man” moment in March of this year, I began learning Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. Off the…
  • May 4

    Hiring a Security Clearance Attorney

    Hiring a Security Clearance Attorney
    A few years ago, I did a post entitled, “Filing Bankruptcy and My Security Clearance.” Everything I’ve said in that post remains true. The fact of the matter is that the bankruptcy doesn’t disqualify you from…
Rank this Week: 1631

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: 1703

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: 1978

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/
  • Aug 15

    Did You Know...Your Insurance Company Will Represent an Uninsured Driver Against You?

    Did You Know...Your Insurance Company Will Represent an Uninsured Driver Against You?
    In an effort to help you the consumer be more aware of what really happens with your insurance premiums, I want to make sure you understand what happens when the real world collides with the insurance world.  Hypothetical, or…
  • Aug 1

    And Now You Do What They Told Ya...

    And Now You Do What They Told Ya...
    "Why Did You Take That Case? It's Not Worth Your Time!" A question recently posed to me by an insurance defense attorney that thinks certain cases should be beneath legal assistance because there is no real margin for a positive financial…
  • Jul 14

    Lawyers Fight for America's Founding Principle

    Lawyers Fight for America's Founding Principle
     GUEST POST by J. Calhoun Watson of Sowell Gray  The Fourth of July is a good time to remember our nation’s dedication to the rule of law and to celebrate this principle that sets us apart from many other countries. Two…
Rank this Week: 2048

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/
  • Aug 22

    20-Year-Old Charged with Felony DUI in Deadly Accident

    20-Year-Old Charged with Felony DUI in Deadly Accident
    20-Year-Old Man Charged with Felony DUI for Causing Deadly Accident on Johns Island A 20-year-old West Ashley, SC resident has been charged with felony DUI for causing a wreck that killed a teenager over the weekend of August 15th. James…
  • Aug 20

    Sober or Slammer Campaign Aims to End DUI Death

    Sober or Slammer Campaign Aims to End DUI Death
    South Carolina Begins Sober or Slammer Campaign to End DUI Accidents and Deaths South Carolina will step up law enforcement presence beginning Friday, August 15th, running through Labor Day in September, as part of the Sober or Slammer…
  • Aug 15

    Justin Bieber Takes Plea Deal in Florida DUI Case

    Justin Bieber Takes Plea Deal in Florida DUI Case
    Pop Singer Agrees to Plea Deal In DUI Case in Florida Teen pop star Justin Bieber has pleaded guilty in exchange for a downgrade in the charges in his DUI case in Florida. In January 2014, Bieber was arrested after police pulled him and a…
Rank this Week: 2376

South Carolina Child Injury Lawyer…

South Carolina Child Injury Lawyer Blog

By Howell and Christmas, LLC.

http://www.howellandchristmas.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    South Carolina Supreme Court Provides Leeway to Medical Malpractice Victim

    South Carolina Supreme Court Provides Leeway to Medical Malpractice Victim
    Tort reformers have fought hard to limit the ability of patients to sue doctors and hospitals that provide substandard care. Those who work to protect negligent medical professionals have had success in getting tougher laws passed. Several…
  • Aug 22

    Driver with Suspended License Strikes Child with Vehicle

    Driver with Suspended License Strikes Child with Vehicle
    Police in Belton S.C. have taken a woman into custody after she struck a child with her SUV. Investigators have determined that the child ran out in front of the moving vehicle and the driver, thirty year old Jennifer Hess, could not have…
  • Aug 21

    Teen Distracted Driving: Are Parents Influencing?

    Teen Distracted Driving: Are Parents Influencing?
    Parental attitudes (and actions) make a big impact on how teens operate behind the wheel. For example, if parents talk on the phone as they drive with kids in the car, their teens are more likely to also use the phone as they drive. One…
Rank this Week: 2656

Greenville SC Personal Injury…

Greenville SC Personal Injury Attorney Blog

By Ryan Montgomery.

http://www.ryanmontgomerylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Were policies violated in deputy-involved pedestrian death?

    Were policies violated in deputy-involved pedestrian death?
    The death of a 65-year-old Greenville pedestrian early Thursday has already been officially ruled an accident, but authorities say the investigation of the events continues. The results of that probe could provide crucial information and…
  • Aug 22

    Near-record heat means special attention to assure worker safety

    Near-record heat means special attention to assure worker safety
    South Carolina can get hot in the summer. But the forecasters say the hottest temperatures of the year are expected to strike the state today. Word is that high temperatures will hit the high 90s in the Upstate region. The...
  • Aug 20

    31% of all Fatal Car Accidents Involve Drunk Driving

    31% of all Fatal Car Accidents Involve Drunk Driving
    31% of all Fatal Car Accidents Involve Drunk Driving South Carolina Drunk Driver Accident Lawyer According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, a 2011 study revealed that nearly 1/3 of all fatal car accidents invovled a driver with…
Rank this Week: 2598

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: 2632

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: 2679

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Spartanburg Family Law Attorneys Speaking at Hot Tips Seminar

    Spartanburg Family Law Attorneys Speaking at Hot Tips Seminar
    Spartanburg family law attorneys Ben Stevens and Jenny Stevens will both present again this year at the South Carolina Bar‘s premier family law seminar, Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners. This program will…
  • Aug 28

    Medical Decisions for Minors After Divorce

    Medical Decisions for Minors After Divorce
    Though most parents try to work together when it comes to sick children, there are some cases where the parents are completely opposed to one another’s views and no amount of talking will resolve the dispute. If you find yourself at…
  • Aug 27

    How Does Child Support Wage Garnishment Work In South Carolina?

    How Does Child Support Wage Garnishment Work In South Carolina?
    If you’ve fallen behind on your child support payments in South Carolina you may be worried about the possibility of wage garnishment, which is also called wage withholding or payroll deduction. Keep reading to learn how child…
Rank this Week: 2925

South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer…

South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Five FAQs About Bankruptcy in South Carolina

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

    Your Bankruptcy Lawyer is Not Your Mother!

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

    Written by Upstate bankruptcy lawyer…

    Written by Upstate bankruptcy lawyer Däna Wilkinson:  In a lot of ways, like much in life, what you get out of your bankruptcy depends on what you put into it.  Bankruptcy can be a huge benefit.  A Chapter 13 case can help…
Rank this Week: 2898

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: 2979

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: 2859

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: 3434

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: 3292

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 26

    SC Workers Comp Notices of Appeal

    SC Workers Comp Notices of Appeal
    The SC Court of Appeals held last week that notices of appeal from the South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission do not need to state the grounds for the appeal. S.C. Code Ann. § 42-17-60 deals with appeals from the Commission…
  • Jul 11

    New Feed for Appellate Argument

    New Feed for Appellate Argument
    Recordings of appellate arguments in the United States Supreme Court and 10 federal circuit courts are now available from a website and twitter feed. With updates every 15 minutes, the sites let you play, search, and download…
Rank this Week: 3698

Just Mediation

Just Mediation

Covers mediation and collaborative divorce. By Alexandria Skinner.

http://www.xanskinner.com/wordpressDE/
  • May 5

    Medicare Payment for Rehab After Hospital Stay

    Medicare Payment for Rehab After Hospital Stay
    Learn why it's important for a medicare hospital stay to be classified as in-patient rather than out-patient if rehab is in the picture
  • Nov 9

    Elder Mediation

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

    Adoption in South Carolina

    Adoption in South Carolina
    Legal services for adoption
Rank this Week: 3752

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 7

    Insurance Companies: Still Not on Your Side

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

    Scary Revelations About Trucking Industry Safety Regulation

    Scary Revelations About Trucking Industry Safety Regulation
    With 25 dead and 83 injured as a result of just four accidents, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for an audit which will ask: is the federal governement's designated trucking industry watchdog doing its job? These…
Rank this Week: 3796

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: 4043

Charleston Injury Lawyer Blog

Charleston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlestoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Probate: Shedding Some Light on a Scary Subject and Why You Need a Will

    Probate: Shedding Some Light on a Scary Subject and Why You Need a Will
    Probate—sometimes that one word can give people nightmares.  Probate, however, is a major mechanism, and for most people, is the only mechanism for transferring assets from one person to another after a loved one has died.…
  • Aug 26

    Medical Malpractice Claims in South Carolina: General Information

    Medical Malpractice Claims in South Carolina: General Information
    It is always the wisest choice to seek help from those who know more and who know better than us. If we need help with a structural issue, we see an engineer; if the issue is with taxes, we see an accountant, but when we are sick or in pain,…
  • Aug 22

    Motorcycle Fatality in South Carolina Could Lead to Claim

    Motorcycle Fatality in South Carolina Could Lead to Claim
    Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are a daily occurrence, and even more terribly so, the results can be long-lasting, even tragic. One such instance happened in Kershaw County, South Carolina, near Lugoff on August 7, 2014 when a…
Rank this Week: 4376

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: 4816

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/
  • Aug 24

    Do I Really Need to do a Title Search?

    Do I Really Need to do a Title Search?
    When someone buys a new home or new property, a title search needs to be conducted to make sure there are no problems with the title of the house or property. For example, if you purchase land that has a lien attached to it, you, as the new…
  • Aug 21

    Local Attorney Brittany Waters Joins Our Firm

    Local Attorney Brittany Waters Joins Our Firm
    Lifelong Cleveland County resident and local attorney Brittany Waters joined King, Crotts, Duncan & Jaynes with a new position in their Shelby office.  Ms. Waters has concentrated her practice around family law, criminal law, and…
  • Aug 19

    How Facebook and Social Media Can Affect your Child Custody Case

    How Facebook and Social Media Can Affect your Child Custody Case
    The majority of people today are, in some way, linked in to social media. This allows families to keep in contact with each other like never before. However, in some child custody situations social media can pose a huge problem. Most child…
Rank this Week: 4845

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.charlestonlaw.net/category/family-law/
  • Jul 30

    How to Get an Order of Protection or a Restraining Order in South Carolina

    How to Get an Order of Protection or a Restraining Order in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC Because the attorneys of Futeral & Nelson, LLC are both criminal defense and family court lawyers, we’ve helped clients get restraining orders or family court orders of…
  • Jul 17

    How to Legally Change Your Name in South Carolina

    How to Legally Change Your Name in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As Charleston family lawyers, we’re often asked about how to change a name (or my child’s name) in South Carolina. Legal name changes generally fall in one of three…
  • Jul 13

    10 Tips for Handling Your Own Divorce in South Carolina

    10 Tips for Handling Your Own Divorce in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As a Charleston divorce lawyer with over 20 years of experience, I don’t recommend that anyone represent themselves in their divorce. As the saying goes, “If you think…
Rank this Week: 4509

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Have You Included an Authorization for Final Disposition?

    Have You Included an Authorization for Final Disposition?
    There is more to estate planning than executing a last will or a trust to arrange for the distribution of your financial assets to your family members after you die. It is a good idea to discuss everything with an experienced estate planning…
  • Mar 22

    Have You Included an Authorization for Final Disposition?

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

    Take Increasing Longevity Into Account When Planning Ahead

    Take Increasing Longevity Into Account When Planning Ahead
    The United States Census Bureau issued a report back in 2010 that contained some data that is very relevant to those who are interested in elder law, retirement planning, and estate planning. Your anticipated longevity is going to be a very…
Rank this Week: 4847

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: 4721

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: 4595