On a matter of first impression, the court rules that, under S.C. Code Ann. § 62-1-110, the attorney-client privilege applies to communications between the defendant-trustees and their lawyer. The plaintiff-co-trustee is not entitled to discover those communications, even though they ...Read More »
Where there was no final judgment under North Carolina’s felony statute against the defendant at the time he was found in possession of firearms, his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm under federal law must be ...Read More »
A majority of the judges on the court did not agree to rehear the case en banc, although one judge explained he did not vote for en banc review in order to expedite Supreme Court review. Background The petition for ...Read More »
Where (1) respondent is no longer licensed to practice law in any state, (2) he has been disbarred by the federal courts, and (3) the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges has withdrawn his authorization to practice ...Read More »
Respondent was convicted of criminal solicitation of a minor—thereby violating Rule 8.4, RPC, Rule 407, SCACR (professional misconduct)—and has completed his period of probation. We accept the agreement for discipline by consent entered into by respondent and the Office of ...Read More »
Turner Padget has announced the addition of three new attorneys its Columbia office: shareholders Kelli L. Sullivan and L. Patricia (Tricia) Wharton, and associate Ashtin D. Kilpatrick. Sullivan focuses her practice on litigation in the areas of insurance coverage, medical ...
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The South Carolina Supreme Court has ordered that magistrate courts in Chesterfield County be centralized to hear civil, criminal, and traffic cases. The centralization of the court would include both bench and jury trials and will use the Chesterfield County ...
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Plaintiffs allege that defendants, who produce ready-mix concrete, engaged in secret communications, price fixing, and the dividing up of markets in South Carolina and Georgia. Plaintiffs’ allegations are sufficient to state a restraint-of-trade claim under § 1 of the Sherman ...Read More »
Intellectual Property Copyright – Civil Practice – Declaratory Judgment – Trusts & Estates – James Brown Compositions
Plaintiffs allege that defendant Hynie has entered into an agreement which violates provisions of the Copyright Act, circumventing plaintiffs’ statutory interests while enhancing Hynie’s compensation. Plaintiffs’ allegations are sufficient to state a claim for a declaratory judgment. Defendants’ motion to ...Read More »