By DIANA SMITH, Staff Writer email@example.com Learning how in-house attorneys tackle the financial and ethical dilemmas that come with working for corporations drew a crowd of 170 people last week for a crash course in the intricacies of business and ...Read More »
Kirsten Small is an appellate attorney in the Greenville office of Nexsen Pruet. A Washington state native, Small graduated from Georgetown Law School in 1994. She then completed a federal clerkship in Greenville. Small is a member of the South Carolina Bar's ethics advisory committee and secretary of the trial and appellate advocacy section. She is also active in the Defense Research Institute, where she serves as a liaison for the appellate advocacy committee and chairs the networking subcommittee for the women in the law committee.
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As the longtime Charleston firm of Buist Moore Smythe McGee readied for its May 2 debut as Womble Carlyle's newest office, one detail seemed to escape managing partners at both firms last week. Would the Womble Carlyle sign be up on the former Buist Moore offices on this first Monday morning after the North Carolina giant completed its April 30 acquisition?Read More »
The growth of renewable energy in the U.S. has been subject to inconsistent public policy at both the federal and state levels. This lack of predictability creates difficulty for investors looking for long-term stability, which is needed to justify the often significant capital investments associated with most renewable energy systems. Despite this uncertainty, one renewable energy that continues to show steady progress is an area often not even seen as a renewable energy resource: energy efficiency.Read More »
Amy Landers May, a shareholder of Rogers Townsend & Thomas, has been named the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer of the Year. The award is given annually to the attorney – under the age of 36 or with less than ...Read More »
The incredible generosity of members of the South Carolina Bar continues to amaze me. I am a member of the South Carolina Association of Ethics Counsel (SCAEC), the brainchild of my friend Steedley Bogan, who suggested about 10 years ago that those of us who defend lawyers in disciplinary proceedings should form an alliance to work together to improve the lawyer disciplinary system. Steedley created the legal framework to let us exist, and we were fairly active for a number of years.
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND (AP) – The Town of Hilton Head Island is getting about $350,000 after a court settlement with a dozen online travel sites. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports the settlement resolves a dispute over local accommodations ...Read More »
GREENVILLE (AP) – A Family Court judge in Greenville is setting aside an entire day to finalize adoptions. The Greenville News reported that Judge Robert N. Jenkins Sr. was set to hear 22 cases Thursday involving 37 children. It’s about ...Read More »
COLUMBIA (AP) – A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by the family of a doctor who died in 2002 after knee replacement surgery at Lexington Medical Center. The State newspaper reported last week that the hospital and ...Read More »
A man who claimed a Sumter restaurant served wine to an intoxicated customer has settled a wrongful death suit for $3 million, thanks in part to recent S.C. Supreme Court case law. Lawyers for plaintiff Paul Schmidt said the court's 2010 decision in a dram shop case helped Schmidt get the settlement despite a multi-million-dollar setoff resulting from an earlier, confidential settlement with the customer's employer. "We had a very high setoff that we would have had to overcome had we gone to trial - a high seven-figure setoff," said Mount Pleasant lawyer David Yarborough, a member of the plaintiff's legal team.Read More »