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Chemicals banned in the 1970s lead to $450m suit today

October 23 2012 Numerous drinking water wells near the small town of McBee in Chesterfield Country, SC, are contaminated with ethylene dibromide ( EDB ) and dibromochloropropane (DBCP). 

Indemnification law in South Carolina 101: what can I recover?

October 19 2015 Going back to our running scenario, if you recall, a general contractor has been sued by an owner alleging that the air conditioning unit in the…

Indemnification law in South Carolina 101: requirements of equitable indemnification

May 18 2015 In our last post in this series, we looked at the form of indemnification available when there is no contract between the parties—equitable…

License to sue: contractor licensing and standing to sue in South Carolina

March 24 2014 It is no secret that, in most cases, a contractor must be licensed. For example, in South Carolina, a contractor must obtain a license to perform…

Effectiveness of reaffirmation agreements

August 6 2014 Reaffirmation agreement becomes effective upon filing with the Court if represented by an attorney and not presumed an undue hardship. Per the…

Indemnification law in South Carolina 101: what can I recover?

October 19 2015 Going back to our running scenario, if you recall, a general contractor has been sued by an owner alleging that the air conditioning unit in the…

Chasing more than rainbows: the flood after the flood – potential claims related to the South Carolina storm damage

October 12 2015 Fortunately, despite being a perennial target every hurricane season, South Carolina rarely experiences extreme weather events, but the recent deluge…

North Carolina federal court upholds application of pollution exclusion to Chinese Drywall claims

August 17 2015 Insurance carriers have been pretty successful in denying coverage for Chinese Drywall claims, even in jurisdictions where the “middle ground”…

FFIEC releases Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

August 17 2015 Following guidance set forth by NIST and others, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Counsel (FFIEC) recently released a Cybersecurity…

How likely are patent jury’s decisions to be upheld?

August 17 2015 A recent appeals court decision raises interesting implications as to whether a question of law will actually be reviewed as such when a patent…