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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
GWB attorney Greg Sloan attained a summary judgment for a Class 1 railroad client in a case where the plaintiff alleged FELA violations, as well as violations of the Locomotive Inspection Act and Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
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.
Daniel B. White and Kyle J. White recently obtained the dismissal of a product liability case against an industrial machinery manufacturer.
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.
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.