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 New COVID Liability Bill In South Carolina
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
No “Free Bite” – South Carolina’s Strict Liability for Dog Bites and Attacks
Sometimes man’s best friend is not so friendly. Other times a dog may be overly friendly or playful and cause an injury by jumping or pouncing. In either case, the alleged victim is going to turn to South Carolina’s “dog attack” statute, codified in S.C. Code Ann. § 47-3-110, which provides, in part: If a… Continue Reading
“What is Our Liability for Wild Animals?” Asks Hoteliers & Other Hospitality-Related Operators After Alligator Attack
On June 15, the nation woke up to their Twitter and Facebook feeds to learn about the horror that had visited a Nebraska family the night before at a Walt Disney World hotel property when a two-year-old boy playing in a foot of water was killed after being attacked and carried away by an alligator… Continue Reading