Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce that Michael A. Molony, Carol B. Ervin, Wilbur E. Johnson, William J. Bates, C. Michael Branham, Wallace G. Holland, and F. Drake Rogers have been chosen for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2014 Edition. Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than three million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.
Carol B. Ervin and Wilbur E. Johnson have been asked to speak on September 30, 2013 at a National Business Institute seminar entitled: “Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now.” Carol’s topic is ‘Wage and Benefit Issues’ and Wilbur’s topic is ‘The Affordable Care Act and Other Developments in Employment Law.’ The seminar will be held at the Town & Country Inn & Conference Center in Charleston. You may click on www.nbi-sems.com for additional details and registration information.
After a month long trial, Clement Rivers, LLP attorneys Duke R. Highfield and Stephen L. Brown, along with attorneys Catherine H. Chase, Brandt R. Horton and James E. Scott, IV, received a defense verdict in a difficult case in Federal Court on behalf of Camden Military Academy. The jury deliberated for an hour and a half before finding that Camden Military Academy and the three named school administration defendants were not negligent in their supervision of cadets or employees in a case involving allegations that the school failed to prevent hazing, bullying and an instance of rape. The defense disputed that their clients were negligent and that the underlying events even occurred. Clement Rivers, LLP attorneys also successfully entered the Plaintiff’s entire Facebook account into evidence, which is either the first, or at least one of the first, times that has happened in a court in South Carolina. For the full article about the trial, read here.
* This result does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.
The commercial litigation team headed by attorney Stephen Brown recently tried a wrongful death case involving a mother who died while rescuing her son from a partially finished pool. The deceased mother’s estate brought suit alleging the pool installation company was negligent in not completing the construction of the pool in a timely fashion. The jury returned a verdict that was significantly less than the defendant had offered to resolve the matter. Mr. Brown was assisted by his legal assistant, Aimee Justman, throughout the week long trial.
Wallace G. “Buster” Holland recently spoke to the Circuit Court Mediation Training School. This is the fourth consecutive time Buster has spoken to this group as guest lecturer; he spoke on mediation techniques as well as the new Workers’ Compensation regulation on mediations.
D. Jay Davis, Jr., Carol B. Ervin, Wallace G. "Buster" Holland, and Shawn Daughtridge Wallace have been named South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2013. Also, Brian L. Quisenberry has again been named a "Rising Star" for 2013.
Tax, Estate Planning and Probate Practice Group Chair C. Michael Branham recently presented a Continuing Legal Education seminar on “Recent Developments in Federal Tax Law” to the Charleston Tax Roundtable.
Jay Davis has been asked to be a speaker on March 14, 2013 at the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of South Carolina’s Spring Conference in Columbia, South Carolina.
The South Carolina Department of Insurance has conditionally licensed the first Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) in the Southern U.S. The Charleston based company was created under the Affordable Care Act to be an option on the federal health insurance exchange for South Carolina businesses and individuals who are not Medicaid eligible but cannot afford traditional health insurance plans. Clement Rivers, LLP prepared the application and facilitated the administrative licensure process, and the firm continues to assist the CO-OP as it prepares to begin offering coverage January 1, 2014. For more information, contact Doug Concannon.
Wilbur E. Johnson was recently re-elected to serve a second term as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Mr. Johnson also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Richmond Bank.
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