Last Friday’s post noted that the South Carolina Supreme Court may review trial-court orders on certiorari even if the order is not appealable before final judgment. This post describes how this works. Continue reading
What do Chaucer, Einstein, and the Grammar Girl have in common? They begin sentences with conjunctions. And they are not alone. Continue reading
It took me a little longer to realize that the problem was the brief’s lack of a theme. There was no underlying focus or theory of the case that came through, at least not clearly. Continue reading
Say your client lost on summary judgment and you moved to reconsider. You know that the motion is a long shot, and now want to withdraw it so that you may go ahead and appeal. But you are concerned that withdrawing the motion means that you lose the motion’s normal tolling effect on the time to appeal. Do you? Continue reading
Today, April 15th, is of course tax day. This prompted thoughts about an experience I had when an opposing counsel moved to tax costs after a single Court of Appeals’ judge denied my motion to dismiss an appeal.
What? I planned to pursue the motion to dismiss with the full panel. What happened if I ultimately won? Would that wipe out an award of costs? Continue reading