SC Supreme Court Rules Insurer May Assert Malpractice Claim Against Attorney Hired to Defend Insured

In Sentry Select Ins. Co. v. Maybank Law Firm, LLC, and Roy P. Maybank, 2018 WL 2423694 (2018) (Op. No. 27806), decided May 30, 2018, the South Carolina Supreme Court held that an insurer may maintain a direct legal malpractice action against counsel hired to represent its insured where the insurance company has a duty to […]

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ALC Case Could Impact Telecom Tax Liability and County Revenues

The S.C. Administrative Law Court is considering a case that could have implications for the tax revenues of S.C. counties and the tax liability of rural telephone service providers.  S.C. law grants special tax treatment for property used in providing rural telephone service.  Specifically, S.C. Code Ann. § 12-37-220(B)(10) provides that such property that was […]

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The Catch-All Disciplinary Provision of the Nurse Practice Act

As discussed in a previous post, there are thirty-eight separate grounds for discipline applicable to nurses:  twenty-six that apply specifically to nurses and twelve that apply to all licensed professionals.  The single-most common ground for which nurses are disciplined is S.C. Code Ann. § 30-33-110(A)(3): [T]he board may cancel, fine, suspend, revoke, issue a public […]

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The South Carolina Board of Nursing Complaint Process and Nurses’ Right to Defend

The disciplinary process before the S.C. Board of Nursing can be very stressful.  Your license represents your livelihood and your reputation, and it is worth defending.  South Carolina law protects the right of nurses to defend their licenses, and the Board of Nursing provides an opportunity for the nurse to present his or her side […]

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Recent Developments in Disciplinary Matters Before LLR Boards

There have been two recent and significant developments that relate to licensure disciplinary matters before boards at the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) (discussed more here).  The first is an order issued by the South Carolina Administrative Law Court in November 2017 remanding a decision issued by the State Board of […]

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