What exactly is mediation and how does it differ from arbitration? Listen in as Collins & Lacy attorney, shareholder, and certified court mediator, Ellen Adams, takes us through the mediation process. Listen here.
Now that the new COVID Liability bill is law in South Carolina, what does it mean for our state’s businesses? Collins and Lacy attorney and shareholder, Claude Prevost, discusses the new bill with Columbia plaintiff attorney, Charles Usry. Listen here. Michael Burney: Welcome to The Legal Bench. I’m Michael Burney, Director of Business Development for Collins… 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.
Two plaintiff attorneys, Eric Cavanaugh of Cavanaugh & Thickens, LLC, and Jason Reynolds of Samuels & Reynolds Law Firm, sit down for a wide-ranging conversation about their transitions from the defense bar to the plaintiff bar and much more. Collins & Lacy Vice President, Christian Stegmaier, leads the discussion. Listen here.
We are now, once again, in hurricane season. Protecting life and property is the major focus for State emergency preparedness. Collins & Lacy attorney, Vice President and Chair of the firm’s Retail & Hospitality Practice Group, Christian Stegmaier, speaks with two of the State’s leaders. Major General Van McCarty currently serves as the South Carolina… Continue Reading
As part of our ongoing series of legal case updates, Collins & Lacy Vice President and Shareholder, Attorney Christian Stegmaier, reviews a case involving the use of Stand Your Ground as a defense in civil cases involving third party assault where the Court of Appeals rules it is a permissible civil defense, but there is… Continue Reading
The South Carolina Supreme Court recently held that an endorsement excluding coverage to the named insured’s husband was clear and unambiguous and was not in violation of any statute or public policy. Nationwide Insurance Company of America issued an automobile policy to Kristina Knight (“Knight”), including liability coverage, uninsured motorist (“UM”) coverage and underinsured motorist… Continue Reading
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
The South Carolina Court of Appeals issued an opinion this morning in Singletary v. Shuler, which is a wrongful death and survival action arising from a fight between Singletary’s decedent and Shuler in Shuler’s house following a get together. The case was tried before the Charleston County master-in-equity, who awarded $1.5 M for the wrongful death… Continue Reading
What are the potential liability issues associated with deck structures? Collins & Lacy attorney and Chair of our Retail and Hospitality Practice Group, Christian Stegmaier, has our special guest, Glenn Stewart, Associate Chief Engineer with Engineering Design & Testing Corp. Listen here. Michael Burney: Welcome to The Legal Bench. I’m Michael Burney, Director of Business Development… Continue Reading