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Jul 20, 2023

White House targets corporate mergers, landlord junk fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is proposing new guidelines for corporate mergers, taking steps to disclose junk fees charged by landlords and launching a crackdown on price-gouging in the food industry. Wednesday's announcements were discussed when President Joe Biden met with his White House Competition Council. The council is a group of administration officials established under a [...]

Sep 24, 2018

Smith Moore Leatherwood ties knot with Fox Rothschild

  The law firm Smith Moore Leatherwood has announced that it will merge with the national law firm Fox Rothschild effective Nov. 1. Smith Moore has six offices, including one in Greenville, which will bear the Fox Rothschild name after the merger. Fox Rothschild has 27 offices and over 900 attorneys nationwide, but this is […]

Aug 9, 2018

Nelson Mullins merger with Broad and Cassel complete

South Carolina’s largest law firm has grown a bit more with the completion of a merger with Florida-based firm Broad and Cassel on Aug. 1. The new firm will be known as Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel in Florida, while retaining the name Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough elsewhere. The combined firm will have 750 […]

Jul 17, 2018

Dominion gets 1st level of approval to merge with SC utility

COLUMBIA (AP) Federal regulators have given the first of several levels of approval to a Virginia-based power company’s proposed merger with an embattled South Carolina utility after the failure of a multibillion-dollar nuclear project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 13 ruled that the combination of SCANA Corp. and Dominion Energy, Inc. “is consistent with […]

Feb 13, 2014

Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion

Comcast Corp. will buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for about $45.2 billion in a deal that would combine the nation's top two cable TV companies and create a dominant force in creating and delivering entertainment.

Mar 22, 2013

Corporate – Derivative Suit – Civil Practice – Standing – Continuous Ownership – Merger

Estate of Stevenson v. Kavanaugh When a merger deprived plaintiffs of ownership of stock in Force Protection, Inc., plaintiffs lost standing to maintain this derivative action on behalf of Force Protection. This is true under the law of Nevada – the state in which Force Protection was incorporated – and would also be true if S.C. law applied.

Dec 6, 2011

Civil Practice – Federal Jurisdiction – Diversity – S.C. Corporations – Merger

Mendenall v. Walterboro Veneer, Inc. </emAt the time plaintiff filed her complaint (and even at the time her cause of action arose), the S.C. corporations that plaintiff named as defendants had already merged into the surviving out-of-state corporation. The S.C. defendants no longer exist; therefore, there is no possibility that plaintiff could establish a cause of action against them. Comp[...]

Apr 29, 2011

Sign might remain for awhile, but internal changes underway for Buist

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?

Apr 13, 2011

NC giant Womble Carlyle to take on Charleston’s Buist Moore

North Carolina powerhouse Womble Carlyle is entering the Charleston market by acquiring the city's largest law firm. In a merger fueled by the prospect of rapid economic growth in the Charleston area, North Carolina's largest law firm is joining forces with Buist Moore Smythe McGee. They will complete the deal on April 30, partners at both firms told Lawyers Weekly. "We're just very excited. We th[...]

Mar 25, 2011

Civil Practice – Statute of Limitations – Accrual Date – Corporate – Merger – Delaware Law – Release

Menezes v. WL Ross & Co. In settling a prior lawsuit against defendants, plaintiff signed a comprehensive release. Defendants announced a merger with another company before plaintiff signed the . . .

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