Most personal injury actions in South Carolina sound in negligence. In a negligence action, the plaintiff must prove proximately-caused damages. Hurd v. Williamsburg Cty., 363 S.C. 421, 611 S.E.2d 488 (2005); Rush v. Blanchard, 310 S.C. 375, 426 S.E.2d 802 (1993). Proximate cause requires proof of both causation in fact and legal cause. Oliver v.… Continue Reading
Pursuit of Summary Judgment in Vicarious Liability Claims Premised Upon Intentional Act of an Employee Criminal In Nature
Here’s the scenario: An employee commits an intentional act that is criminal in nature while on the clock. A third party is injured by this act. The employer is sued based on a theory of vicarious liability. The act was not in the course and scope of employment, nor was it done in furtherance of… Continue Reading
Act Now to Reduce Risk During Hurricane Florence: Urgent Information for the Retail and Hospitality Industries in South Carolina
Parts of South Carolina are in the forecast path of Hurricane Florence. If you are in the path and work in the retail and hospitality industries, now is the time to act in order to reduce the risk of claims during the storm. Do not attempt to capitalize on a crisis by raising… Continue Reading
Collins & Lacy Attorney to Present at National Hospitality Law Conference
[COLUMBIA, S.C. February 18, 2016] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. attorney and Retail and Hospitality Law Chair Christian Stegmaier will present at the 14th Annual Hospitality Law Conference on February 23, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Stegmaier, who defends national and regional leaders in the retail and hospitality sectors doing business in South Carolina, will be… Continue Reading
Collins & Lacy Attorney Selected as an Honoree for the 2016 South Carolina Leadership in Law Awards
[COLUMBIA, S.C. January 11, 2016] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce Christian Stegmaier has been chosen as a 2016 South Carolina Leadership in Law Award honoree. He will receive the award on March 10, 2016 at a special dinner for all honorees, held in Charleston, SC. South Carolina Lawyers Weekly gives the… Continue Reading
Seasonal Employees: What You Need to Know!
With the holiday shopping season officially kicking off, Retail & Hospitality Practice Group Chair, Christian Stegmaier, gives businesses some important tips when it comes to hiring seasonal, or temporary, employees. Preparing Seasonal Employees from Collins & Lacy, P. C. on Vimeo.
Tips & Guidelines for “The Big Game”
Christian Stegmaier, Collins & Lacy’s Retail & Hospitality Practice Group Chair, shares some important tips and guidelines for both permit holders (restaurants, bars, etc.) and social hosts who will be watching the Big Game Sunday, February 1st.
Collins & Lacy Attorney Selected to Lead National Legal Association’s Retail & Hospitality Program Committee
[COLUMBIA, S.C. October 8, 2014] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce Christian Stegmaier has been named chair of the DRI’s 2015 Retail & Hospitality seminar, which is to be held May 7 and 8, 2015 in Chicago. DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys that provides access to resources and tools… Continue Reading
Preparing Hospitality-Related Entities and Retailers for Hurricane Season
Many South Carolinians will never forget 25 years ago when Hurricane Hugo wreaked havoc, leaving a path of destruction to the Palmetto State that cost billions of dollars to rebuild and many years to recover. With that vivid memory and hurricane season in full swing, it’s imperative that businesses such as hotels, food service establishments,… Continue Reading
Collins & Lacy Celebrates New Beginnings with New Leadership
[COLUMBIA, S.C. July 21, 2014] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. is celebrating new beginnings with the establishment of a new management committee to lead the firm on its mission of protecting and defending South Carolina businesses. The management committee was strategically elected to represent the strength and depth of the statewide law firm. It includes… Continue Reading