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Business Law

Aug 31, 2009

Economy forces attorneys to get down to business

With many law firms around the country shedding attorneys, some practitioners are opting to start their own firms, either by choice or out of necessity. But in order to do that, especially during a recession, a solo practitioner needs to combine business savvy with legal ambition. “You have to ask yourself, ‘How much money do […]

Aug 4, 2008

Business Court judges trawl for customers

Businesses need customers to succeed. The same is true for South Carolina’s Business Court pilot program, except that its patrons are corporate litigants that want their disputes resolved in a special forum with expedited service. About 10 months after the state Supreme Court launched it, the program’s three judges made a sales pitch to defense […]

Jun 30, 2008

Va. company's Web site did not subject business to personal jurisdiction in S.C., appeals panel rules

A Virginia-based nuclear decontamination company and its owners could not be haled into court in South Carolina to defend a trade secrets case, even though the company’s Web site allegedly targeted customers here, the appeals court ruled June 20. The reason: The plaintiff — another Virginia company, but one with its primary place of business […]

Jun 16, 2008

Former running back from S.C. wins courtroom victory in contract dispute

A professional football player with a Super Bowl ring and a multi-million dollar salary may not seem like he could become a ready victim. But that’s exactly what happened to former University of South Carolina and NFL running back Duce Staley, Columbia attorney Donald Gist told a jury last month in Montgomery County (Md.) Circuit […]

May 26, 2008

Contract – Government Contract – Qui Tam – False Claims Act

Government Contract - Qui Tam - False Claims Act

May 26, 2008

Licenses & Permits – Beer & Wine Permit – Restrictive Covenant – Suitable Location

Beer & Wine Permit - Restrictive Covenant - Suitable Location

May 26, 2008

Consumer Protection – FCRA – Auto Loan – Bank Accounting Errors

FCRA - Auto Loan - Bank Accounting Errors

May 26, 2008

Licenses & Permits – Veterinarian – Vaccine Maintenance

Veterinarian - Vaccine Maintenance

May 26, 2008

Tort – Business Tort – Va. Computer Crimes Act – Trade Secrets

Business Tort - Va. Computer Crimes Act - Trade Secrets

Apr 14, 2008

Textile firm, railroad settle Graniteville train wreck lawsuit

GRANITEVILLE — A textile company that closed after a train wreck and toxic chemical spill in 2005 has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a railroad company, ending a trial that began a month ago. Avondale Mills, Norfolk Southern and the mill’s insurance company reached a deal early this month, Avondale attorney Terry Richardson said. […]

Apr 14, 2008

State regulators look at car dealer accused of lying to customers

SPARTANBURG — An Upstate auto dealer is facing numerous lawsuits and the wrath of regulators who have accused it of using deceptive advertising tactics. The state Consumer Affairs Department has written a letter to Joe Gibson Suzuki requiring it to address numerous concerns of customers and the agency. “In almost 20 years of reviewing auto […]

Apr 7, 2008

Subprime mortgage meltdown hits securities law

The quiet times are over for securities litigators. The subprime mortgage meltdown has spurred a record number of investor class actions and other litigation, and attorneys and researchers say this is just the tip of the iceberg. “I think we are just seeing the beginning of the wave of subprime suits,” said J. Boyd Page, […]

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