Random blog posts on law-related topics that I think are interesting.

What to do if your egg salad sandwich tries to kill you

By Sarah J.M. Cox Law Clerk A new outbreak of Salmonella, which has sickened dozens of people, has been traced to a farm in North Carolina, causing recalls of eggs sold in several states, including South Carolina. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has a helpful website with information about what to […]

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Malissa on Weed: Legalized Marijuana and Employer Drug Testing

By M. Malissa Burnette Attorney at Law It’s Weed Day 2018! Marijuana is no longer perceived as the threat to all humanity portrayed in the 1936 propaganda film “Reefer Madness”. That iconic work, now viewed as laughable, was a melodramatic marvel depicting teenagers lured to using marijuana then driven to insanity, mayhem and murder. On […]

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#MeToo . . . the tweet heard round the world

By Nekki Shutt Attorney at Law October 15, 2017. That was the day celebrity Alyssa Milano (from Who’s the Boss?, Melrose Place and Charmed) tweeted “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write “me too” as a reply to this tweet.” That tweet evoked a tidal wave of response: Within 24 hours, half a million […]

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Copyrights: Why it pays to have your copyright registered with the U.S. Copyright Office

A “copyright” is a type of protection that the law gives to original works of authorship, and it is available for published and unpublished works.  Technically, a “copyright” is the right to reproduce copies; however, the Copyright Act gives authors of original works many more rights, such as enabling authors to do or authorize (i.e. […]

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Donevant v. Town of Surfside Beach: The Public Policy Exception to South Carolina’s At-Will Employment Doctrine

South Carolina, like many other states, adheres to the at-will employment doctrine, which allows an employer to terminate an employee for any reason or no reason at all.  “An at-will employee may be terminated at any time for any reason or for no reason, with or without cause.” Barron v. Labor Finders of S.C., 393 S.C. […]

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Quit Demanding “Strict Proof” in Your Answers – it’s not a thing

Lemming (Lem-ing; noun):  A member of a crowd with no originality or voice of his own. One who speaks or repeats only what he has been told.  Source: Urban Dictionary. Do you ever wonder why people do the things they do?  I do, especially when it comes to litigation-related matters.  With the benefit of e-filing in the […]

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C-Track – S.C.’s On-Line Appellate Court Public Index and the Importance of Redacting

The South Carolina Judicial Department recently unveiled its online public index system, C-Track, which provides public access to information regarding cases filed with the Supreme Court of South Carolina and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.  Users can view events and other basic case information online.  One of the the best features of this system is the […]

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