Jeff Wiseman recently obtained summary judgment from the Honorable Michael G. Nettles in favor of a client trucking dealership and repair company. The Plaintiffs had sued the client for fraud and Jeff Wiseman was successful in having this claims dismissed via summary judgment.
Duke Highfield prevailed for the defense at the conclusion of a commercial trucking case in Horry County during May of 2018. The case involved an accident between the plaintiff’s car and the defendant’s cement truck. Plaintiff presented evidence and argued that the collision was a rear-end collision for which the defendant was solely at fault. Plaintiff argued that the defendant was exceeding the speed limit and failed to keep a proper distance when it collided into plaintiff’s vehicle. The defense presented evidence and argued that the plaintiff failed to yield the right of way to the defendant for which the plaintiff was solely at fault and comparatively negligent. The physical evidence of the accident scene, including most particularly the roadway markings, proved critical in establishing the defendant’s lack of negligence. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the defense on all charges.
Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce that D. Jay Davis, Jr., Carol B. Ervin, and Shawn Daughtridge Wallace have been named South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2018. Also, Brian L. Quisenberry and Matt Riddle have been named “Rising Stars” for 2018.
Duke Highfield has recently been accepted as a member of ABOTA, the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA is dedicated to the highest ethical and technical standards of trial advocacy. It is an invitation only organization, which only accepts attorneys who have completed at least 10 civil trials as lead counsel and who demonstrate high personal character and an honorable reputation.
The SC Chapter of the Federal Bar Association recently selected Stephanie Ramia to attend the FBA Rising Professionals Symposium in Las Vegas, NV on behalf of the Chapter. As part of her selection, the FBA awarded Stephanie a scholarship to cover the cost of attendance. The conference provided a great platform of panel speakers and discussion relevant to Stephanie’s practice experience in Federal Court.
The Court of Appeals recently affirmed the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s denial of two hearing loss cases for failure to timely provide notice of the repetitive trauma injury to the employer. F. Drake Rogers, III handled the cases before the Commission, and Stephen L. Brown and Catherine H. Chase handled the cases before the Court of Appeals.
On February 27, Catherine H. Chase will speak on the topics of handling email, social media, and other ESI (Electronically Stored Information) and ethical considerations at the upcoming continuing legal education seminar, The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit.
Brian Quisenberry and Leslie Whitten will be speaking at the upcoming seminar for SC Prima on March 5 and 6 in Greenville, SC. They will speak about overlapping issues in employment and workers’ compensation laws as well as Cybersecurity. To learn more, or to register, go to this link.
Clement Rivers, LLP attorney Duke Highfield obtained a directed verdict in favor of their client in Horry County, South Carolina, in November of 2017. The plaintiff sued for premises liability and negligence per se, and sought damages alleging permanent and total disability. At no point was a demand ever submitted by plaintiff’s counsel for less than $6,000,000.00. The directed verdict was issued at the close of the plaintiff’s case on the third day of trial that was scheduled to last the week.
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