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Apr 27, 2023

Four misconceptions about appeals 

By Troy Shelton   As an appellate attorney, my business is understanding the business of trial attorneys. But I encounter recurring misunderstandings about appeals and appellate referrals. Here’s why those beliefs are mistaken.    Misconception 1: If I refer the appeal, I’ll lose the client   Trial lawyers sometimes think this because they misunderstand the business of an […]

Jun 20, 2022

DOWN ON THE FARM: Court of Appeals reverses issuance of ag permits

Applicants for state agricultural permits were required to apply for a federal permit, despite the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s issuance of a “no discharge” permit, a panel of the South Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled, reversing an order of the Administrative Law Court (ALC) affirming the issuance of state permits.  In 2016, […]

Aug 25, 2020

COA: Attorney DQs limit trial advocacy only

An attorney who was disqualified from representing his client at a trial for which he would be a necessary witness could nevertheless still represent the client for purposes other than trial advocacy, the South Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled. Fine Housing Inc. purchased two parcels of land in 2013, with attorney William Sloan Jr. […]

Mar 15, 2018

UPDATE: Court of Appeals withdraws decision against Lawyers Weekly

The South Carolina Court of Appeals has inexplicably withdrawn a published opinion that had affirmed a trial judge’s order dismissing Lawyers Weekly’s public records lawsuit against 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson.

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