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Summary Jury Trials a/k/a Fast Track Trials in South Carolina

A summary jury trial is a method of alternative dispute resolution frequently used in South Carolina.  This article explains how a summary jury trial is conducted and how it differs in several important respects from a traditional jury trial. [...]

By | May 7th, 2016|Categories: Courts, Trial|0 Comments

South Carolina Courts-Common Pleas vs. Magistrate’s Court

This article describes some of the differences between Common Pleas Court and Magistrate's Court in South Carolina. Common Pleas Court What is Common Pleas Court? Each County in South Carolina has a Circuit Court. The Circuit Court in each [...]

By | May 1st, 2016|Categories: Courts|0 Comments

Mediation in South Carolina

As a certified mediator in South Carolina, it is my pleasure and privilege to help parties reach an amicable settlement of their dispute through mediation.  Mediation  provides a cost-effective way to avoid expensive litigation costs and attorneys fees, while [...]

By | April 30th, 2016|Categories: Mediation & ADR|0 Comments

Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage in South Carolina

Uninsured Motorist coverage and Underinsured Motorist coverage are different types of coverages, but they do share some common characteristics. Uninsured Motorist Coverage What is uninsured motorist coverage ? Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage is mandatory for all automobile policies issued [...]

By | April 24th, 2016|Categories: Personal Injury|0 Comments

Wrongful Death & Survival Claims in South Carolina

A wrongful death claim is brought when someone dies as a result of a negligent or wrongful act of another person. A South Carolina statute, S.C. Code section 15-51-10, governs wrongful death actions. Wrongful Death Claims Who brings the [...]

By | April 24th, 2016|Categories: Personal Injury|0 Comments

Dog Bite Claims in South Carolina

Liability for injuries inflicted by a dog in South Carolina can exist under two different legal theories.  The first is strict liability, which does not require a showing of fault.  The second theory, negligence, does require proof that the [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury|0 Comments