Collins & Lacy, P.C.

One Business Day Delay In Delivering Settlement Check Costs Insurer $1.1 Million

A South Carolina federal district court judge has ordered that Nationwide must pay an accident victim $1.1 million, in excess of the $50,000 Nationwide policy, as a result of Nationwide’s failure to timely respond to a…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, Insurance

Latest on Uber: Are the Drivers Employees or Independent Contractors?

The California Labor Commission recently ruled an Uber driver was an employee of Uber–as opposed to an independent contractor–and therefore must be reimbursed approximately $4,000.00 for expenses she incurred as an Uber driver…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Plaintiff Tripped Up By Summary Judgment

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 8 million people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2013 for slips, trips, and other accidental falls, making such accidents the leading cause of…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

It’s Time We Finally Do Something About §42-1-580

My rule: blogs should be short and to the point, no more than four paragraphs. I have chastised attorneys in my firm who have created blogs that turned into epistles. Well, here is their chance to criticize me, because there is…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Should Your Business Have to Pay Workers’ Compensation Temporary Disability to an Employee Who Was Terminated for Cause?

Employers should be cautious when terminating an employee on light duty restrictions as the result of a work accident. Pursuant to Section 42-9-260, when an employee is out of work due to a reported work-related injury or…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Is an Underinsured Motorist Policy Subject to the Automatic Bankruptcy Stay?

Imagine: an employee is injured in a car accident with another driver who is at fault. The employee settles with the at-fault driver for the limits of her liability policy. The employee, whose injuries exceed the at-fault…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Remedies, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

SCOTUS Provides Clarity for Courts Analyzing Lawsuits Brought Under Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Last March, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling in Young v. UPS that clarified the framework for courts to analyze discrimination lawsuits based upon the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones but Names Will Never. . .Settle Cases?

Since the mediation regulation passed, I have had the opportunity to act as mediator in many workers’ compensation cases. The skills of the attorneys on both sides in the S.C. Workers’ Compensation bar are truly humbling to…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Worker’s Compensation

South Carolina Law Does Not Permit an Insurer to Seek Contribution for Defense Costs from a Co-Insurer

An insurer cannot require contribution from a co-insurer for the expenses of a insured’s defense where one insurer denies liability and the other refuses to defend, according to a recent opinion of the Fourth Circuit Court of…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

4th Circuit Finds Insurer Was Not Required to Provide Notice Prior to Cancelling Life Insurance Policy for Unpaid Premium

An insured’s failure to make payments on his life insurance policy led it to lapse before his death according to Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Wactor v. Jackson National Life Insurance Co., No. 13-2367, 2015 WL 1020653 (4th…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Insurance

Better Safe Than Sorry: Keeping Up With Your Employees

Employee turnover is unavoidable for most businesses. Although almost no industry is immune from losing employees for any number of reasons in a free market economy, turnover is particularly prevalent in the highly seasonal…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Pendulum We Know As Workers’ Compensation

When you’ve been in the workers compensation industry for almost 40 years, you see a lot of changes. A few decades ago, workers’ compensation was a gold mine for claimant’s attorneys. The joke then was that, to win, all a…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Exotic Dancer Entitled to Workers’ Comp After Being Shot in Club

Addressing an issue that is being litigated around the country, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled last week that an exotic dancer was an employee of a gentlemen’s club and is therefore entitled to workers’ compensation…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Bus Driver’s Aneurysm Found Compensable

The South Carolina Court of Appeals issued an opinion on February 18, 2015, wherein it found a bus driver’s death due to an aneurysm compensable and the driver’s common-law wife entitled to benefits…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

New Year, New Rules! 2015 Commission Guidelines

With the new year in full force, some of the Workers’ Compensation Commission guidelines have changed for 2015: - Mileage reimbursement for travel to and from authorized medical treatment has increased to 57.5 cents per…more
| Worker’s Compensation
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