Tuten v. Joel (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-104-14, 15 pp.) (John Few, Ch. J.) (John Geathers, J., concurring) Appealed from Aiken County Circuit Court (Doyet Early III, J.) S.C. App. Holding: A lawyer who closed his South Carolina office never actually ...Read More »
Lee v. n-Link Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-152-14, 14 pp.) (Cameron McGowan Currie, Sr. J.) 3:12-cv-02109; D.S.C. Holding: Where plaintiff was clearly on notice (1) of four long-pending motions for sanctions and summary judgment, (2) of the court’s warning that ...
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Pellegrin v. Berthelsen Even though the parties’ partnership agreement takes away a partner’s “rights” once he withdraws from the partnership, this provision of the agreement does not prohibit plaintiff - a former partner who withdrew from the partnership — from suing his former partners for partnership dissolution/forced buy-out; breach of fiduciary duty; breach of contract; an accounting; an injunction; liquidation of partnership assets; and a declaration that plaintiff is relieved from making contributions to the partnership’s operating deficits.Read More »
ITC Commercial Funding, LLC v. Crerar In two letters to appellant, Georgia attorney John West explained that he was not authorized to practice law in South Carolina and that appellant needed to find new counsel. Even if West did not comply with Rule 1.2(c) of the Rules of Professional Conduct, the trial court was not required to consider the RPC in determining whether West acted with reasonable care. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in determining that West’s letter sufficiently limited his representation of appellant. We affirm the trial court’s refusal to set aside a default judgment against appellant.Read More »