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 2014 Tort Law Update

 New seminar date: Thursday, Feb. 27.
 The program will be held live at the S.C. Bar Conference Center
 
 
presented by the
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division

at these group locations:
Bar Conference Center
Columbia, SC 29201

 

Aiken - USC Aiken, Business & Education Bldg., 471 University Pkwy, Room 124 www.usca.edu
 
Beaufort - One Beaufort Town Center, 2015 Boundary Street, Room 325 (843) 521-9000; www.beauforttowncenter.com
 
Florence - South Eastern Institute of Manufacturing Technology, 1951 Pisgah Road, Room 250 www.simt.com

Greenville - Greenville Technical College - Buck Mickel Center 216 South Pleasantburg Dr., Room 135; (864) 250-8800
 
Greenwood - Greenwood County Solicitors Office, 600 Monument Street, Suite 203 (864) 993-8698; (864) 993-9013
 
North Charleston - Trident Tech, 2001 Mabeline Rd, Bldg. 910 Room 122 (843) 574-6262 ext 9092
 
Rock Hill - The Baxter M. Hood Center, 452 South Anderson Rd., Dalton Room www.yorktech.edu 
 
Spartanburg - Spartanburg County Public Library, 151 S. Church Street, Boardroom www.infodepot.org
 
Sumter - USC Sumter, 200 Miller Rd., Anderson Library Room 102 
 
 
 
also available via individual live Webcast  

Registration Fees:
Early Bird - $280
Regular - $320 (after 1/31)  
Credit Hours
6.0 MCLE, 1.0 LEPR
About the Seminar
he South Carolina Tort Law Update has become an institution and annual favorite for attorneys who practice personal injury insurance and tort law. Course Planners John Nichols and Scott Moise have recruited an outstanding faculty of jurists and practitioners for a day of scholarly insight.
Best of all, every registrant will receive a copy of Nichols’ and Moise’s brand new 2013 Supplement to The South Carolina Law of Torts, Fourth Edition by Professors Pat Hubbard and Bob Felix. If you practice personal injury or tort law in South Carolina, this is a program and book you cannot afford to miss!
 
About the Book
The South Carolina Law of Torts, 2013 Cumulative Supplement by John S. Nichols and E. Scott Moise
The 2013 Supplement includes research current through August 31, 2013. It updates the Fourth Edition of The South Carolina Law of Torts, Fourth Edition by Professor F. Patrick Hubbard and Professor Robert L. Felix, copyright 2011. Each attendee of the 2014 South Carolina Tort Law Update will receive a copy of the 2013 Supplement as part of the course materials.
 
 
Agenda
8:30 a.m. Registration
 
8:55 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
John S. Nichols
Bluestein Nichols Thompson & Delgado, LLC
 
Elizabeth Scott Moise
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
 
9:00 a.m. 
“Evidence Issues Impacting Tort Law”
E. Warren Moise
Grimball & Cabaniss, LLC
 
9:30 a.m. 
“In Depth View of S.C. Appellate Torts Cases”
Hon. John C. Few
Chief Judge, S.C. Court of Appeals
 
10:00 a.m. 
“An Overview of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission” 
Inez M. Tenenbaum
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP 
 
10:30 a.m. Break
 
10:45 a.m. 
“Nuisance, Trespass and Negligence: Property Torts after Babb v. Lee County Landfill”
Gary W. Poliakoff
Poliakoff & Assoc., PA
 
11:30 a.m. 
“Has Anyone Noticed? Special Pleading Procedures in Professional Negligence Cases”
Blake A. Hewitt
Bluestein Nichols Thompson & Delgado, LLC
 
12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
 
1:30 p.m. 
“Strategies in Handling Products Liability Cases in Light of Branham, Watson, Graves and Lawing”
John D. Kassel
Kassel McVey
 
2:15 p.m. 
“Should Comparative Fault be a Defense to Strict Liability: New Light on an Old (and Persistent) Question”
Richard H. Willis
Bowman & Brooke, LLP
 
3:00 p.m. Afternoon Break
 
3:15 p.m. Ethics Roundtable
Moderator: Dean Robert Wilcox
 
4:15 p.m. 
“Looking Back and Looking Forward”
Prof. Robert L. Felix
University of South Carolina School of Law
 
4:45 p.m. Adjourn