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April 5th, 2016

COLUMBIA, SC – Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, is pleased to announce that Columbia shareholder Robert P. Wood was appointed by Governor Nikki Haley to serve on the South Carolina Board of Accountancy. Bob concentrates his practice in civil litigation, with particular emphasis in commercial litigation (including representation of creditors in bankruptcy court), real estate… Read More

January 16th, 2016

CHARLESTON, SC – Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, is pleased to announce the new location of the Firm’s Charleston office.  Attorney Francis M. Ervin II, who serves as Special Counsel and litigator with the Firm, will manage this new location. Located at 321 East Bay Street, Charleston, the new office is set in the historic… Read More

July 21st, 2015

The general rule in most jurisdictions is that where injury is caused by exposure to some substance, the plaintiff has the burden of proving both General causation and Specific causation. General causation means there is sufficient scientific evidence to prove that the substance is capable of causing the alleged injury; Specific causation means there is… Read More

July 20th, 2015

COLUMBIA, SC – Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, is pleased to announce that attorney John J. Hearn, a shareholder in the Firm’s Columbia office, was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN). The ALFN is a professional organization comprised of members of the residential mortgage banking and legal… Read More

July 8th, 2015

MCGINNES INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE CORPORATION v. THE PHOENIX INSURANCE COMPANY AND THE TRAVELERS INDEMNITY COMPANY :: 2015 :: Supreme Court of Texas Decisions :: Texas Case Law :: Texas Law :: U.S. Law :: Justia. Texas has joined a growing number of jurisdictions which have ruled that enforcement actions by EPA can qualify as a “suit”… Read More

June 3rd, 2015

Bottom line: A covenant violation by a homeowner does not justify or excuse a violation by another homeowner. Noticing other plastic mailboxes in the neighborhood, a homeowner installs her own without seeking the approval of the architectural committee of his homeowners association. Soon thereafter, she gets a violation notice from the association board of directors:… Read More

May 18th, 2015

In our last post in this series, we looked at the form of indemnification available when there is no contract between the parties—equitable indemnification. However, there are two requirements that the party seeking indemnification must remember: (1) The party seeking indemnification must be “without fault” and (2) There must be a “special relationship” between the… Read More

May 18th, 2015

COLUMBIA, SC – Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, is pleased to announce that attorney  T. McRoy “Roy” Shelley III, a shareholder in the Firm’s Columbia office, was named Law-Related Education (LRE) Lawyer of the Year by the South Carolina Bar. The award is presented annually to a member of the South Carolina Bar who has:… Read More

May 15th, 2015

The ‘living concrete’ that can heal itself – The construction industry is nothing if not innovative. Dutch researchers have found a way to mix bacteria into concrete in order to repair cracks. The bacteria remain  dormant until water (entering through a crack) dissolve a plastic encapsulation, whereupon the bacteria grow and consume a calcium… Read More

May 12th, 2015

SMITH v. GEORGIA FARM BUREAU MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY – FindLaw. In a March 31, 2015 opinion, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that an absolute pollution exclusion provision in a CGL policy did not exclude coverage for alleged damages from lead-based paint. The Court’s analysis was based on the premise that “[p]olicies of insurance will… Read More

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