And The Court Rules


Attorney Amy Hill Successfully Defends Clients Against Brokerage Firm in FINRA Arbitration

GWB attorney Amy Hill has successfully defended two advisors in a contract dispute with brokerage firm Ameriprise.  Ameriprise was requesting over $800,000 in damages for an alleged violation of a non-compete clause.  Two FINRA arbitration panels found the claims by Ameriprise “failed to carry its burden of proof”.  Additionally, the arbitration panels ordered Ameriprise to pay more than $500,000 to the advisors for alleged misconduct, including unfair trade practices and breach of the Broker Protocol by the brokerage firm.

S.C. Supreme Court Rejects Assignment of Legal Malpractice Claims

In a unanimous decision issued July 15, 2015, the South Carolina Supreme Court joined the majority of jurisdictions across the country in holding that purported assignments of legal malpractice claims are void as against public policy.

GWB Defends Workers’ Compensation Claim While Claimant on the Golf Course

The claimant alleged injuries to the right leg (knee), left arm (elbow), and left leg (knee – overcompensation) after having fallen in an unwitnessed incident.  Initially, the claim was admitted for the right knee and left elbow.  However, after the claim was referred to defense counsel and additional investigation was conducted, the claim was subsequently denied for the following reasons…

GWB Successfully Defends Toxic Chemical Exposure Case

Stephanie G. Flynn, a partner in Gallivan, White & Boyd’s Greenville, South Carolina, office, successfully defended a toxic chemical exposure case filed against a global supplier of construction and engineering staffing services in both the South Carolina District Court and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which recently affirmed summary judgment in favor of the defendant.

GWB Secures Significant Second Injury Fund Reimbursement for Client

Gallivan, White & Boyd (GWB) attorney Jared M. Pretulak secures a significant Second Injury Fund reimbursement award on behalf of his clients before the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

South Carolina Supreme Court Gives Life to Doctrine of Reasonable Expectations

For many years, South Carolina valiantly resisted the urge to join in the reasonable expectations movement.  Recently, however, signs emerged that the SC Supreme Court might be looking to rethink its position.

Products Liability Wrongful Death Case Dismissed Following Summary Judgment Motion

Daniel B. White and Kyle J. White recently obtained the dismissal of a product liability case against an industrial machinery manufacturer.

Summary Judgment Affirmed By Appellate Court In Products Liability Case

GWB attorneys Curtis Ott and Laura Jordan have a summary judgment in a client’s products liability case affirmed by the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Premises Liability Suit Voluntarily Dismissed

GWB attorneys Daniel B. White and Kyle J. White recently obtained the dismissal of a serious premises liability suit against a major national waste management company.

Court Awards Record Sanction In Business Dispute

GWB represented an international manufacturer of industrial transformers in a business tort dispute with a steel manufacturer.