New associate to practice with firm’s retail & hospitality group in Columbia [COLUMBIA, S.C. March 13, 2019] – Laura Baer has joined Collins & Lacy’s Columbia office as an associate in the Retail & Hospitality Practice Group. Baer joins the firm from the State Treasurer’s office. Attorneys in the C&L retail and hospitality group defend… Continue Reading
This infographic was derived from an article published by attorney Amy Neuschafer. For more detailed information, read the article — Keep Calm and Investigate: Top 10 Tips for Documenting Accidents at Your Business. This information is not legal advice for any specific situation.
Originally published in XPress: International Society of Primerus Law Firms Corporate Client e-Newsletter An effective and thorough investigation is the first line of defense in any premises liability case. When a guest reports an accident, it is important to gather as much information as possible. Employees move on and memories fade, but a well-documented accident… Continue Reading
As discussed in previous articles, (see “When Hard Hits of Football Season End Up Between Fans at Your Business” and “South Carolina Hospitality-Related Businesses Have Obligations to Protect Guests”), a retailer or hospitality establishment in South Carolina is not the insurer of the safety of its guests. However, it has also been well settled that… Continue Reading
Football season is one of the greatest times of the year for fans and businesses as swarms of people descend on towns across the country to see their favorite teams battle it out on the gridiron. Fans love the camaraderie and cheering their team on to victory, while the hospitality industry loves the increased… Continue Reading
I recently came across a premises liability defense verdict from the State of New York. It was an unfortunate case — a 57-year old man was alleged to have died as a result of a fall down some basement stairs. While South Carolina law may differ in some respects from New York law, an important aspect of… Continue Reading