Collins & Lacy, P.C.

1330 Lady St Sixth Floor P.O. Box 12487
Columbia, South Carolina 29201, United States

  • (803) 256-2660
  • (803) 771-4484

6 Mistakes Managers Make in Performance Reviews

The end of the year marks the holiday season with office parties and Christmas cheer. However, the end of the year also marks the time when many businesses conduct annual performance reviews of their employees. Office reviews…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Tension Between Form 21 Hearings and the Mediation Statute

At the last business meeting, the Workers’ Compensation Commission grappled with tension between the requirement to hold a hearing within 60 days on an Employer’s Request for Hearing and the requirement that cases alleging…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

How to Keep Your Business on the Nice List: 2014 Tips for Holiday Shopping Crowd Control

Effective crowd management should be a year-round priority for retailers, but Black Friday and the ensuing holiday shopping season elevates the importance of crowd control. It seems like each holiday season the media reports…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Summary Judgment Granted in “Known Condition” Premises Case

Federal District Court in Columbia Holds No Duty to Warn of Rainy Conditions - Retailers and hospitality-related entities doing business in South Carolina should be encouraged by a recent premises liability decision…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

Auto Coverage for UberX Drivers Meets SC Requirements According to SCDOI

In July 2014, UberX, a ridesharing service, expanded into South Carolina, offering transportation in four of the state’s major urban areas – Columbia, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, and Greenville. UberX’s transportation service is…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Transportation

Down with the Case Law Update

Every educational conference I have attended, such as the upcoming South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (SCWCEA) “Comp Camp”, there has been a case law update. Many of those updates were delivered by me…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Preparing Hospitality-Related Entities and Retailers for Hurricane Season

With that vivid memory and hurricane season in full swing, it’s imperative that businesses such as hotels, food service establishments, and retailers evaluate and discuss disaster planning preparedness, proper emergency…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Kickball Game Organizer Covered When Injured During Game

In a 3-2 decision the Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and the Workers’ Compensation Commission, finding an injury to the organizer of a company kickball game was compensable, although it may not have been for other…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

In a Case of First Impression, District Court Finds an Insurer May Not Seek a Declaration as to Another Insurer’s Duty to Defend

An insurance company may not seek to require another insurer to defend its insured via declaratory judgment according to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina in Auto-Owners Insurance Company v…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Judgment Against Insurer For Fire Loss Reversed Due To Admission Of Opinion Testimony Of Non-Expert Volunteer Fire Chief

The S.C. Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a half million dollar verdict against a homeowner’s insurance company because the fire chief was allowed to testify regarding his opinion on causation. Fowler v. Nationwide Mutual…more
| Civil Procedure, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

“Your Work” Exclusion Bars Coverage for Tearing Down & Rebuilding Wall

The S.C. Court of Appeals recently applied the “your work” exclusion in a declaratory judgment action arising out of a construction defect suit to find the policy did not provide coverage. In Precision Walls v. Liberty Mutual…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

SCWCC Announces New Judicial Director

The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (SCWCC) has named Amy Bracy as Judicial Director effective August 1, 2014. Bracy replaces long time Judicial Director Virginia “Ginger” Crocker…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Governor Haley appoints Mike Campbell as Interim Commissioner

Governor Nikki Haley is appointing Mike Campbell to the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission to fill the vacancy left by Commissioner Andrea Roche. Commissioner Roche announced her resignation and decision to return…more
| Elections & Politics, Worker’s Compensation

Keep Calm and Investigate: Top 10 Tips for Documenting Accidents at Your Business

An effective and thorough investigation is the first line of defense in any premises liability case. When a guest reports an accident, it is important to gather as much information as possible. Employees move on and memories…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury

Commissioner Roche Has Resigned. What Now?

The announcement this week did not give Commissioner Roche’s reason for resigning, only that she was returning to private practice. We can speculate, but regardless of the reason, her leaving will be a great loss to the…more
| Elections & Politics, Worker’s Compensation
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