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Civil Practice – Personal Jurisdiction – Auto Accident – Purposeful Availment – Convenient Forum (access required)

Brower v. Blitch (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-095-14, 8 pp.) (David Norton, J.) 9:14-cv-00306; D.S.C. Holding: Where defendants intentionally entered South Carolina and drove their trucks on South Carolina’s highways, they purposefully availed themselves of the benefits and protection of South ...

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Civil Practice – Defendant Class Proposed – Certification Denied – Nursing Home – Impostor Doctor – Insurance – Declaratory Judgment (access required)

Evanston Insurance Co. v. R & L Development Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-092-14, 5 pp.) (Joseph Anderson Jr., J.) 3:13-cv-00655; D.S.C. Holding: Even though numerous lawsuits have been filed against the defendant-insured because someone impersonating a doctor treated patients at ...

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Civil Practice – Federal Jurisdiction – Untimely Removal – Diversity – Plaintiff’s Allegations & Discovery Responses – Bad Faith (access required)

Mansilla-Gomez v. Mid-South Erectors, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-090-14, 4 pp.) (Joseph Anderson Jr., J.) 0:14-cv-00308; D.S.C. Holding: Factors other than the possibility of removal of his case to federal court may have motivated plaintiff to omit information about his ...

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Labor & Employment – Payment of Wages Act – Treble Damages – Bona Fide Dispute – Contract Terms – Partial Jury Award (access required)

Goodwyn v. Shadowstone Media, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-039-14, 7 pp.) (John Few, Ch.J.) Appealed from Lexington County Circuit Court (R. Knox McMahon, J.) S.C. App. Holding: Where the defendant-employer presented evidence that disputed plaintiff’s evidence regarding how and how ...

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