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SC Supreme Court Issues Game Changer Opinion in Legal Malpractice – If you think Fabian only applies to trusts and estates lawyers, think again!

In 2009, our firm was unsuccessful in persuading our appellate court to extend the liability of trusts and estates lawyers to the intended beneficiaries of the instruments which they draft, as opposed to owing duties only to the Testator.  In Rydde v. Morris, 675 S.E.2d 431 (2009), the Plaintiff complained that because of the negligence of…

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When and How to Refer Out a Case:

WHEN: If you are asking yourself the question “should I refer this case out,” the likely answer is “yes.” After all, the lawyer subconscious and instinct is keen and it is usually correct. The question itself is most likely the by-product of an internal recognition that you either lack the experience, the resources or the…

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What Happens When Life Happens

It’s been quite some time since our last post. Life happens. My wife and I went through a miraculous experience together earlier this year. As a sufferer of polycystic kidney disease, my wife’s kidney function entered its end stage last summer and she was placed on the kidney transplant list. Because we had determined that…

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