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Better check your spam folder…or you might miss your appeal!

The South Carolina Supreme Court recently held in Wells Fargo v. Fallon Properties that an email sent from “the court, an attorney of record, or a party triggers the time to serve a notice of appeal.” Wells Fargo, N.A. v. Fallon Properties South Carolina, LLC, 810 S.E.2d 856 (2018). In the case, the master-in-equity’s administrative […]

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Utah and the “No Other Lawyer” Requirement for Causation

By Will Jordan We’ve been dilatory in our blogging efforts lately. The blogging grind can be taxing. Other commitments get in the way. You know the drill. We know, “[R]ule number 76. No excuses. Play like a champion.” We’re back and we’ll try to be better. Today’s dose of legal malpractice news comes out of […]

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The Intersection of Pop Culture and Legal Malpractice

By Will Jordan It isn’t often that pop culture and the world of legal malpractice intersect. Naturally, when they do, we can’t help but blog about it. “Real Housewife of New Jersey” Teresa Giudice, who is currently serving a fifteen-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to fraud charges relating to her bankruptcy filing, is suing […]

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Legal Malpractice Claims Cannot Be Assigned Between Adversaries in Litigation

The South Carolina Supreme Court certified the following question from the United States District Court: “Can a legal malpractice claim be assigned between adversaries in litigation in which the alleged legal malpractice arose?” The Court answered the question in the negative, following the majority of other jurisdictions that have addressed the issue and finding that […]

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No Legal Malpractice Claim Following Settlement to Which Client Agreed

By Will Jordan Attorney represented Client in a workers’ compensation claim. Following settlement of the workers’ comp claim, Client filed a legal malpractice action against Attorney, alleging that Attorney gave incorrect legal advice that lead to the compromise and release and, but for the incorrect legal advice, Client would not have agreed to the settlement […]

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