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Real Estate - First Time Buying a Home?

Real estate closings can be confusing, let the team of professionals at the Finkel Law Firm represent you to make the home buying process straightforward. ...
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Medical Malpractice - Anesthesia Complications -$845,000.00 Settlement

Injuries due to anesthesia complications are often difficult to prove because the only friendly witness to the care is unconscious and undergoing the procedure. ...
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Successful Class Action Settlement

In June 2016, Bill Padget, along with co-counsel from Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC, obtained final approval of a class action settlement on behalf of hundreds of former members ...
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Personal Injury - Trucking Accident - $575,000.00 Settlement

Injuries in trucking accidents are often serious and insurance carriers for trucking companies work hard to limit payouts. ________________________________________________________________ In June ...
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Brink Hinson & Bill Padget Included to Super Lawyers 2016 Rising Stars List

Brink Hinson and Bill Padget were recently named to the Super Lawyers 2016 Rising Stars List. This honor is reserved to less than 2% percent of all attorneys in South Carolina. Both were recognized ...
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$50,000 Settlement in Car Accident Causing PTSD and Anxiety Attacks

In February 2016, Harry Goldberg and Carl Hiller obtained a $50,000 settlement for a young woman who was involved in a car accident resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety attacks. The ...
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Personal Injury- $2.5 Million Jury Verdict

The Finkel Law Firm wins a major jury verdict in a premises liability case.* Foreign substances on walkways can pose serious danger to personal safety. _______________________________________ In ...
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Insurance Law and Automobile Accidents - UIM Coverage

Insurance Law and Automobile Accidents – UIM Coverage DO I NEED UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE? To operate a vehicle in South Carolina, you are required by law to maintain at least $25,000 in ...
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Mediation Practice in South Carolina

Mediation is now required in all 46 South Carolina Counties in civil and domestic cases, with limited exceptions. The Finkel Law Firm has been at the forefront of the mediation process from the ...
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Construction Law: Legal Implications of Rebuilding in the Floodplain

Renovations in a Floodplain and Floodway and the Substantial Improvement Rule What is a floodway? The channel of a river or stream and the parts of the floodplain adjoining the channel that is ...
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Construction Law: Finding a Reputable Contractor

Contracting for Flood Damage Repairs With the recent floods having devastated South Carolina, there will be another flood soon coming. That flood is the rush of contractors seeking to cash in on the ...
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Insurance Litigation - Flood Coverage in Columbia, South Carolina

With the unprecedented recent weather events and flooding across the state, many people have lost their homes, businesses, possessions, and inventory. We will soon need to begin the slow and painful ...
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Construction Law - Mechanic's Liens

The kitchen remodel is nearly finished but you thought that the contract called for under cabinet lighting. The addition is almost done, but there are several items still left incomplete and the ...
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Probate Law & Family Law- The Role of the Guardian ad Litem

Guardians ad litem are well known to attorneys and litigants in family court. In a family court proceeding where children are involved, the GAL serves as the “eyes and ears” of the court ...
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Probate Law- Subsequent Administration: Opening a Closed Probate Estate

Have you recently discovered an additional asset of a deceased love one? Sometimes it becomes necessary to reopen a probate estate after closure of the estate and the Personal Representative has been ...
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Occupational Accident Insurance Policies - Breach of Contract and Bad Faith

Has an Insurance Company denied your claim? Many South Carolinians protect themselves and their loved ones by obtaining occupational insurance policies which represent that they will pay for medical ...
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The Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy

What is this automatic stay business? So, you are served with a bankruptcy filing from someone who owes you money. What is this Automatic Stay business? How does someone else’s bankruptcy apply ...
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Same Sex Marriage in South Carolina

Same Sex Marriage Is Legal in South Carolina On July 28, 2014, in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the case of Bostic v. Schaefer was decided, ruling in favor of equal protection under the law for ...
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Family Law, Divorce and Mediation

By Attorney Anthony Charles Increasingly, mediation of divorce and custody disputes is becoming the norm. In South Carolina, there are currently 33 counties that require mediation of Family Court ...
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Criminal Law - Implications of Refusing to Take a Breathalyzer Exam

One of the most frequent questions I'm asked about Driving Under the Influence ("DUI") is, "should I take the breathalyzer?" Generally, whether you should refuse or submit to ...
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The Ethics of Mechanic's Liens Pt. 2 - Got 'Em Over a Barrel

Under South Carolina Law, a court cannot dissolve a mechanic's lien if the contractor makes a prima facie showing for filing the lien or if the amount owed depends upon which of the party's ...
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The Ethics of Mechanic's Liens Part 1- Do You Mean I Don't Get Any Profit?

Title 29 Chapter 5 of the South Carolina Code sets forth the basis by which a contractor, subcontractor, material supplier or other persons improving real estate may file a lien on property for which ...
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Child Custody and Child Support- Modification

Determining whether a parent is entitled to modify an existing child support order depends on your unique circumstances. The Family Courts of the State of South Carolina must consider the "best ...
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Wrongful Denial of Auto Insurance Claims - Excluded Drivers

In South Carolina, contracts for automobile insurance are strictly governed by the laws of this state, and any provision of an automobile insurance policy that conflicts with the laws of this state is ...
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Family Law, Divorce and Domestic Issues- The UCCJEA

When parents live in different states determining the proper state to decide child custody disputes can be complex. We live in a mobile society. People move around, often between states. People move ...
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