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Does your hospital owe you a duty to ensure that practicing doctors maintain adequate malpractice insurance coverage? Maybe not…

Recently, the South Carolina Court of Appeals decided an appeal involving the question of whether a hospital owes a duty to its patients to ensure that a doctor practicing at the hospital maintains malpractice insurance coverage.  In McCord v. Laurens… Read Full Article »

What is the attorney-client privilege?

The attorney-client privilege protects against the disclosure of confidential communications by a client to his or her attorney and it may apply to communications from a lawyer to his or her client. This means that, if the attorney-client privilege applies, neither you nor your lawyer can be compelled to divulge your written or oral communications. Continue reading

Discovery in civil cases: what you need to know

Whenever you are a party to a civil case in state or federal court, certain rules apply to the conduct of the litigation. In state court, the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure govern, and in Federal Court, it’s the… Read Full Article »