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  • 2014 Charleston Leukemia Cup Regatta

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    The 18th Annual South Carolina Leukemia Cup Regatta was held over the weekend of September 27th-28th in Charleston Harbor. The weekend’s races capped off a several month effort to raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This signature event combines the joy of sailing with the important task of raising money to cure […]

  • Emma’s Law

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    Starting October 1st, South Carolina will change how it penalizes Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I.) and Driving with Unlawful Alcohol Concentration (D.U.A.C.) convictions. On April 30, 2014, Governor Nikki Haley signed Senate Bill 137, affectionately known as “Emma’s Law.” The law, named after 6-year-old Emma Longstreet who was tragically killed in a car accident involving […]

  • Staying Insured

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    It is a well-known fact that in order to drive a car, the law requires you to have car insurance. Because this insurance is required, it is generally assumed that a person will continue to be insured as long as they continue making payments. This, however, isn’t always the case. Many people are unaware that […]

  • Hit and Run Drivers: How to Make Sure You’re Covered

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    Car accidents happen. A driver makes a mistake and hits another person’s vehicle, the police are called, medical care is administered if necessary, and insurance information is exchanged. While unfortunate and inconvenient, car accidents follow a predictable procedure most of the time, and, if your policy provides for it, your insurance company will cover the […]

  • Payment of Wages: What To Do If You Don’t Get Paid

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    South Carolina is a very pro employer state, however employees aren’t completely unprotected by the law. The South Carolina Payment of Wages Act is “remedial legislation designed to protect working people and assist them in collecting compensation wrongfully withheld.” Dumas v. Infosafe Corp., 462 S.E.2d 641, 645 (S.C. Ct. App. 1995); Allen v. Pinnacle Healthcare […]

  • Using Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs)

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    Most people are fortunate enough to live their entire lives without being a party in a lawsuit, however there are many people that are not so lucky. The American legal system has been designed to resolve all conflicts in a quick and fair fashion, but in certain situations the legal system is unable to function […]

  • The Abuse of a Non-Verbal Autistic Child

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    The attorneys at Gruenloh Law recently obtained a confidential six figure settlement against  a local county school district in a case that concerns a teacher physically and mentally abusing a student at Knightsville Elementary School. It was alleged that the teacher involved  both mentally and physically abused a number of special needs children in her […]

  • Resolving Non-Compete Issues

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    Gruenloh Law recently handled a case regarding the enforceability of a non-compete agreement. A non-compete agreement is a document or provision in a contract that puts certain limitations on an employee after their term of employment ends. These documents are used in order to prevent employees from leaving their old jobs and either going to […]