Artificial intelligence (AI) has its roots in the mid-twentieth century, when pioneers in computer science and mathematics began exploring the concept of creating machines that could perform tasks that would typically require human intelligence.
Organized Retail Crime: A Primer and 2023 Update
As law enforcement in the 2020s focuses on the rise in drug trafficking and other offenses, criminal organizations have increasingly turned to retail crime to generate illicit profits by using internet-based tools to steal merchandise, sell stolen goods, and move money. Simply stated, organized retail crime and the related losses have reached epidemic proportions for… Continue Reading
Collins & Lacy Announces New Attorney Elevation
Collins & Lacy is pleased to announce that attorney Molly Flynn has been elevated to Special Counsel.
New Podcast: DELTA 8 THC In Consumer Products
In this podcast, Gessner welcomes University of South Carolina researcher, former Vice President of Research for the University, and current Senior Research Advisor to the University President, Dr. Prakash Nagarkatti, to discuss the chemical makeup of this synthetic and the continued research his team is performing to better understand its medical uses.
With the holidays upcoming, everyone is certain to have a favorite tradition. From wrapping presents to the tunes of Bing Crosby’s Christmas album, to waking up on January 1st feeling like your brain lost a fight with King Kong, the next several weeks are sure to be jam-packed with annual rituals that have been passed down within families and friend groups. To many, New Year’s Eve revolves around the same event; the annual fireworks show.
The Dormant Commerce Clause and Marijuana: Does Congress Control Industries they Hold Out to be Illegal?
On October 19, 2022, Chicago-based pharmaceutical company, Green Thumb Industries announced a partnership with Arizona-Headquartered Circle K to create a first-of-its-kind gas station and convenience store that also sells recreational marijuana. This plan will allow ten Circle K stores in Florida to sell marijuana products such as gummies, vapes, and raw cannabis
Is Delta-8 THC Legal in South Carolina?
Marijuana, the flower of the cannabis plant, has been used for its psychoactive and medicinal qualities for thousands of years. While the 1900’s were marked by criminalization of marijuana, the new millennium brought about a reversal, favoring legalization in many jurisdictions. Today, 38 states and the District of Columbia recognize the medical benefits of the… Continue Reading
Breweries & Food Sales
Over the last decade, South Carolinians have watched as breweries not only grew in number, but also became family-friendly establishments, like many other restaurants. While both breweries and restaurants may offer local cuisine, breweries offer fresh craft beer and the ability to see how the sausage gets made.
New Podcast: Captive Insurance, Fleet Vehicles and Telematics
Recorded live at the 2022 South Carolina Captive Insurance Association conference, Collins & Lacy defense attorney, Robert Peele, talks with Gary Osborne of Risk Partners.
Negligence Per Se & Alcohol in Premises Liability
State legislatures routinely pass laws that prevent unnecessary harm and promote safety. For example, cars must stop when approaching a school bus to allow children to safely board; motorists must always wear seatbelts; and hospitals cannot turn away patients in need of emergency care regardless of their ability to pay.
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