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The Limitations On Defendants During A Default Judgment Damages Hearing

Rosen Hagood June 16, 2021

A default judgment has serious repercussions. In South Carolina, a party that has been served with the complaint (the defendant) has 30 days to file an answer. There are certain rules that have to be followed with respect to the contents of that answer. A defendant can also request an extension of time to answer. …

How South Carolina Distinguishes Between Independent Contractors and Employees

Elizabeth May 13, 2021

Independent contractors are playing an increasingly common role in our economy, with the advent of the gig economy and more freelance jobs than ever before. When done properly, classifying a worker as an independent contractor can save a company significant money on taxes, insurance, and overhead. However, if a worker is incorrectly classified, it could …

Does Your LLC Protect You From Personal Liability?

James Atkinson "Chip" Bruorton, IV May 6, 2021

As a general rule, limited liability companies (LLCs) protect business owners’ personal assets from liability for financial obligations, judgments, and other problems the business might experience. But there are situations in which LLC members can face personal liability. It’s important to make sure the LLC is properly formed and in compliance with all legal requirements. …

Who Will Decide Your Case: Judge or Jury?

Bijan Ghom January 27, 2021

The party bringing the lawsuit—the plaintiff—is described as the master of his complaint. The United States Supreme Court has even said that the plaintiff is “ordinarily allowed to select whatever forum [she] considers most advantageous.” Atl. Marine Const. Co., Inv. v. U.S. Dist. Court for W. Dist. Of Texas, 134 S. Ct. 568, 581 (2013). …

Defense to Tortious Interference with Contract

Elizabeth May 18, 2020
Charleston Tortious Interference Lawyer

There’s Justification. And Then There’s Justification. Tortious Interference with Contracts in South Carolina. Whether you’re a hummingbird, a professional golfer, or a distributor of beauty supplies, competition is a fact of life. Mates, trophies and sales territories are valuable, and if you want one, you’re going to have to beat out other people (or birds) …

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