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) …

Data Privacy – What To Expect

Bijan Ghom April 13, 2020
Charleston Data Privacy

In today’s economy, data is increasingly considered the world’s most valuable business asset. Whether your business is collecting website data to better understand your audience, or your business purchases a list of leads to target, you’re using data to benefit your bottom line. Depending on the data you collect, there is a possibility that some …

Web Scraping – Liability for Harvesting Data

Bijan Ghom October 9, 2019
Charleston Web Scraping Lawyer

How can I protect my company’s website data? Can a company (or an individual) use information on my website to its advantage? Web scraping, web harvesting, or web data extraction are all terms used to describe the process of extracting data from websites.  This process is common on the internet and typically done with code …

Contractual Review: “Best Efforts” Provisions

Timothy J.W. Muller August 28, 2019
Charleston Contract Review Lawyer

It’s not uncommon for commercial contracts (of all types) to contain clauses requiring one or both of the parties to exercise their “best efforts” to ensure that a condition is met or that a contractual promise is upheld. Sometimes these obligations are instead couched in terms which demand “all commercially reasonable efforts” or just “reasonable …

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