In the internet age, if we can’t quite recall the precise name of something—a school, for instance—we can usually fill in our blanks with a quick and easy search. If only Google had existed in the 1970s, it might have ...Read More »
All doughnut hole and no doughnuts
One of the great ironies of our justice system is that arbitration clauses are inserted into contracts ostensibly to keep any subsequent disputes out of litigation, but the clauses are themselves frequently and ferociously litigated. Sometimes these arguments over arbitration ...Read More »
No parking on the dance floor
Is the jig up for South Carolina drivers who waltz around the passing lane, putting the brakes on folks trying to boogie on down the road? Probably not, but now they have to make a choice—slide to the right or ...
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Sidebar: Drop Dead Diva
There’s an art to legal writing. You want to tell your client’s story in a compelling fashion, but so much of the language is rather dry, especially if you have to refer to someone as “Intervenor” or “Third-Party Defendant” dozens ...Read More »
Fool’s gold: Va. lawyer suspended for role in S.C. shipwreck saga
In Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean saga, the titular pirates make off with a fortune in gold coins, only to learn that the treasure is cursed. For the treasure hunters who found the S.S. Central America, the “Ship of Gold” ...
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Law grad presses on with libel suit against judge, law blog
A recent law school graduate isn’t giving up on his lawsuit alleging the online site Above the Law defamed him in a 2018 story that referred to him as a “dumb kid” and “entitled ponce.” On Jan. 6, U.S. District ...Read More »
If mascots came to moot courts
The 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament was tipping off just as Lawyers Weekly went to press, so Sidebar won’t embarrass itself by publishing its picks for the Final Four, but March is also the time of year for ...Read More »
And that’s how the cookie crumbles
A viral story about an act of cookie kindness has taken a strange turn after a Greenville area man was charged with drug smuggling and distribution. It turns out that a then-mysterious Girl Scout cookie buyer, who had been hailed ...
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Oyez, oyez, Kanye: Local family sues West
Kanye West, the rapper, award show crasher, and Kardashian-in-law, is certainly no stranger to controversy, but this is a new one: A Fairfield County family is suing him in federal court in Charleston for copyright infringement over his use of ...
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What’s more American than country music?
Once Peyton Manning finishes helping Brad Paisley write songs about insurance, perhaps they can do a little ditty about the nuances of the visa application process. Sidebar knows just who could sing it: A country band is currently suing their ...
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