Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

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1230 Main Street
Suite 700
Columbia, South Carolina 29201, United States
Contact: Jackie Spivey, Business Development/Communications Manager
Phone: 919-573-7437
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Maritime Law
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  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

New NC Law Improves Protections of Farmers Against Unionization

On July 13, 2017, North Carolina helped farmers by improving statutory protections against unionization. Although farmworkers generally do not have a statutory right to unionize under N.C. or federal law, unions are using…more
 /  Agriculture, Labor & Employment Law

Not too hot, not too cold: US District Court for SC Adopts Moderate Approach for Counterclaims in Response to Amended Complaints

Addressing a procedural matter of first impression, the United States District Court for South Carolina adopted the moderate approach in response to the question of whether a party requires leave of court to amend counterclaims…more
 /  Civil Procedure

NC Legislative Update: End of Session Wrap

2017 Session - After 23 weeks of session, lawmakers adjourned the 2017 long session of the North Carolina General Assembly on June 30th. The Adjournment Resolution passed by both bodies reconvenes the legislature on August…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Education, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

Interesting and Useful Cases in Torts and Insurance - April 2017 in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Each month, Nexsen Pruet attorney Marc Manos, a member of the SC Bar Torts and Insurance Practice Section Council, sheds light on a few recent cases from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, focused in the area of Torts &…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law

Title IX Update - July 2017

Office for Civil Rights Indicates Changes to Investigation Protocols - The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reportedly released an internal memorandum indicating a change to its investigation…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education

Equitable Estoppel Halts Insurer’s Success In Bad Faith Claim

Demonstrating that equitable estoppel can create genuine obstacles for insurers, the court in the Middle District of North Carolina denied a carrier relief to which it would have otherwise been entitled based upon the carrier’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

NC Legislative Update: June 2017 #5

This Week - Lawmakers adjourned the 2017 long session of the North Carolina General Assembly shortly after 2:00AM Friday morning. The Adjournment Resolution passed by both bodies would reconvene the legislature on August…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Is Recent Legislation a Prediction of Statutory Dram Shop Liability?

There is no question; drunk drivers are a danger to everyone on the road – including themselves. Recognizing that, many states have enacted dram shop laws; laws that hold restaurants or bars that overserve patrons and then allow…more
 /  Personal Injury

District Court Rules “Professional Services” Exclusion means Professional Services

Recently, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina granted judgment in favor of an insurance carrier, finding the carrier did not owe a duty of defense or a duty to indemnify the insured in an…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Credit Reporting Agencies Remove Most Judgment and Lien Information from Credit Reports

Did you know that beginning July 1, 2017, the three largest nationwide credit reporting agencies, Experian, Equifax and Transunion, will delete certain civil judgment and lien information from the databases they use to create…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Bankruptcy Court Finds No Stay Violation Where Creditor Initially Refused to Return Vehicle to Debtor Who Claimed Equitable Ownership Interest - Discussion of Treatment in SC and NC

From the Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina : In McCall v. Anderson Brothers Bank (In re McCall), Adv. Pro. No. 16-80008-jw (Bankr. D.S.C. 2016), the Honorable John E. Waites held that a creditor did not…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

When an Assault Really Is an Assault... A Sequel

Jesse Bass was a guest at Henry’s Sports Bar in December 2012, when the bouncer struck him in the head with such force that he was knocked unconscious and suffered serious brain injury. Bass brought an action against Henry’s,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance, Personal Injury

Supreme Court Confirms Retirement Plans of Church-Affiliated Organizations Can be Exempt from ERISA

In a much-anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 5 that retirement plans maintained by church-affiliated organizations can be exempt from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), regardless of which…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Groundbreaking Trial Ends with Ruling that Grocery Store Must Make its Website ADA Accessible

In a first, a federal court in Florida ruled recently that a grocery store must make its website accessible to the disabled. The plaintiff in the case, a blind man who uses screen-reading technology to access and view websites,…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

NC Legislative Update: June 2017 #4

This Week - Lawmakers finished a busy week last Thursday, aiming to adjourn the 2017 long session before the 4th of July. Legislative leaders began the week with a press conference to highlight the Conference Report for the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Agriculture, Education, Elections & Politics, Taxation
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