Join the Bigg Doggs

Join Alexis Lindsay as she relaunches “Bigg Doggs” with the Richland County Bar Association! The first lunch in this series will be held on March 16 at Nelson Mullins and will feature University of South Carolina School of Law Professor Colin Miller. Professor Miller is the creator and blog editor of EvidenceProf Blog and has […]

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Sowell Gray’s Appellate Advocacy Group Devotes Significant Time to Pro Bono Appellate Matters

By Beth Burke Richardson Seven members of Sowell Gray’s appellate advocacy group devoted more than 870 hours (or approximately 22 forty-hour work weeks) to pro bono appellate work in the last two years.  Through both service on the South Carolina Appellate Practice Project and appointment by the Discretionary Panel of the United States Court of […]

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Personal Identifying Information is Exempt from FOIA

The South Carolina Court of Appeals reversed a trial court decision that ordered the City of Columbia to disclose the home addresses, personal telephone numbers, and personal email addresses for applicants who applied for the position of city manager. Plaintiff sent the City a Freedom of Information Act request for all materials relating to the […]

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An Email Constitutes Written Notice For Purposes of Rule 203(b)(1), SCACR

In Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Fallon Properties South Carolina, LLC, No. 2015-000157 (S.C. App. Aug. 26, 2015) (Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. 33), the South Carolina Court of Appeals found that an email from a court with the order on appeal as an attachment constitutes written notice of entry of the order under Rule 203(b)(1) […]

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Legal Malpractice Claims Cannot Be Assigned Between Adversaries in Litigation

The South Carolina Supreme Court certified the following question from the United States District Court: “Can a legal malpractice claim be assigned between adversaries in litigation in which the alleged legal malpractice arose?” The Court answered the question in the negative, following the majority of other jurisdictions that have addressed the issue and finding that […]

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