South Carolina’s frozen alcoholic dessert industry has flourished over the past decade, just as one might imagine sweet tea did in the early 1800’s. Like sweet tea, ice cream is in high demand throughout the hot South Carolina summers and is sometimes enjoyed with alcohol. However, unlike sweet tea, ice cream is typically not served… Continue Reading
Retail & Hospitality Law Blog
South Carolina Retail & Hospitality Law Alerts provides timely updates on pressing issues in the retail and hospitality field, with commentary from our experienced retail and hospitality law team.
If you’ve spent time in South Carolina, whether you live near a golf course, have visited the barrier islands, or have been to a college football game, you’ve probably noticed golf carts being driven on the road. Whether you’re considering purchasing a golf cart for personal use, renting a golf cart on your next family… Continue Reading
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S., despite COVID-19’s deadly impact. Furthermore, according to the American Heart Association, over 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital each year and roughly 90% of them result in death. Unlike other illnesses, heart disease symptoms… Continue Reading
Despite society’s best efforts to keep children out of harm’s way, children become injured every day. Whether a result of curiosity, clumsiness, underdeveloped motor skills, or simply an accident, a child becoming injured may be one of the most heart-breaking experiences a parent can go through. However, when a child is injured due to a… Continue Reading
The “Knew or Should Have Known” Standard Created by Case Law Necessitates Extra Vigilance by Permit Holders Understanding the parameters of what constitutes the safe service of alcohol in South Carolina bars, restaurants, and clubs can be a tricky thing. That’s because South Carolina does not have Dram Shop laws. Instead, alcohol liability in the… Continue Reading
It’s been nearly two years to the day since we published an article regarding the South Carolina Court of Appeals’ decision to hold that the statute governing punitive damages caps was an affirmative defense, and failure to plead the same in a defendant’s Answer waived all rights to have punitive damages capped by the applicable… Continue Reading
Three Collins & Lacy, P.C. attorneys have been named 2021 Best Lawyers® for work in their respective practice areas. Columbia – 2021 Best Lawyers® Best Lawyers in South Carolina Christian Stegmaier, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law Claude Prevost, III, Construction Law Joseph McCue, Construction Law – Litigation – Construction “These lawyers bring a wealth of experience to… Continue Reading
What does a forensic engineer have to teach us about structural integrity of high-rise buildings on the South Carolina coast. Engineer George Sanford joins Collins & Lacy attorney and shareholder, Claude Prevost, for this episode. Listen here.
As Summer is officially underway, and many Americans begin planning vacations for the first time in over a year, vacation rental properties are quickly booking up, particularly in vacation destinations along the South Carolina coast. With many vacation rental property owners residing in a different city or state as the location of the property utilized by… Continue Reading
As hospitality and entertainment venues reopen for business, today’s episode guest says as much attention needs to be paid to security as cleanliness. Listen in as Collins & Lacy Retail and Hospitality practice chair attorney, Christian Stegmaier, speaks with security expert, William Flynn. Listen Here. Michael Burney: Welcome to The Legal Bench. I’m Michael Burney, Director… Continue Reading