The firm has handled a variety of civil litigation matters, including business disputes, serious personal injury, product defects, construction litigation, and contract disputes.  Among those are many difficult and complex cases.  The firm has also handled a number of cases which have been appealed to State and federal appellate courts and which consequently have appeared in the reported decisions.


Hutchinson v. Liberty Life Insurance Co.
404 S.C. 20, 743 S.E.2d 827 (2013)
Upheld summary judgment against insurance company for refusal to pay life insurance benefits.

Simo v. Mitsubishi
245 F. App’x 295 (4th Cir. 2007)
Seven million dollar verdict arising out of untripped rollover of Mitsubishi Montero Sport which ended career of a promising college soccer player.

Fernanders v. International Pavilion and FKL Go-Karts, Inc.
330 S.C. 470, 499 S.E.2d 509 (1998)
Involved the tragic drowning death of a six year old girl at an amusement park.

Culbertson v. Culbertson
143 F.3d 825 (4th Cir. 1998)
Affirmed the lack of liability on the part of an attorney who used wiretapped conversations to establish adultery on the part of a spouse in family court.

Jacobs Press v. Hartford Steam Boiler
107 F.3d 866 (4th Cir. 1998)
Involved the refusal to pay insurance proceeds for a fire which destroyed a large industrial printing press.

Foster v. SC Dept. of Highways
306 S.C. 519, 413 S.E.2d 31 (1992)
Involved a highway defect which led to the quadriplegia of a young woman and helped establish the standard for highway maintenance in the state.

McJunkin v. Mountain Lake Colony
308 S.C. 202, 417 S.E.2d 578 (1992)
Involved a dispute over the ownership of property and confirmed the right to a jury trial on such issues.

Carter v. R. L. Jordan Oil Co., Inc.
294 S.C. 435, 365 S.E.2d 324 (1988); 299 S.C. 439, 385 S.E.2d 820 (1989); 301 S.C. 84, 390 S.E.2d 367 (1990)
Arose out of the operation and maintenance of a tractor-trailer whose rear wheels became detached and injured another driver.


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