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  • Ed Buckley and Nick Rivera recently prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment on a plaintiff’s strict liability and warranty claims in a tire blowout products liability case.  The judge’s ruling was a significant win for the defense.  Our attorneys’ motion resulted in two important victories for our client:

    1. The Order dismissed the Strict Liability claim because the Plaintiff was not the user or consumer of the vehicle condemning the allegedly defective tire.  Rather, she was travelling in her own vehicle in the opposite direction and was struck by another vehicle that crossed the center line after the blowout.  The Plaintiff died as a result of her injuries.
    2. The Plaintiff abandoned the warranty of merchantability claim at the Summary Judgment Hearing because our attorneys proved conclusively that the sale of the subject vehicle was “as is” without any warranties.  None of the paperwork contained any warranty disclaimers, but the UCC allows exclusion of warranties in transactions between “merchants” through usage of trade. The vehicle and it's allegedly defective tire had been obtained by our client in trade and was wholesaled to a local used car dealer who testified that all such wholesale dealer to dealer sales are "AS IS" whether or not warranties are disclaimed in writing.
  • YCRLAW is honored to announce that the law firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2016 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms". This Tier 1 ranking was determined from the firm's overall evaluation, which was derived from a combination of factors including clients feedback and the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice area have for the firm.

  • When he is not practicing law, Michael Molony presides as a judge over Charleston’s livability court, which is designed to address things like noise violations that threaten the charm of our great city.  Michael helped create this court in 2002, and now Florence has adopted this same model.  Michael discussed the livability court in the ABA Journal released this month.  To read the article and learn more about the livability court, click here.

  • YCRLAW continues to celebrate 50 years of service this year.  To view this year’s firm brochure, which includes our 50th anniversary video and personal bios on each of our attorneys, click here.

  • YCRLAW is pleased to announce that the following YCRLAW attorneys have been chosen for inclusion in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America:

    Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than three million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.

  • Brandt Horton recently obtained a defense verdict in Charleston County Circuit Court.  The Plaintiff filed suit after the Defendant struck him from behind at approximately 50mph.  The Plaintiff alleged the Defendant was negligent in causing the accident, and sought past and future medical expenses as well as damages for ongoing pain and suffering.  Brandt successfully convinced the jury that the Defendant was not negligent, notwithstanding the fact that she struck the Plaintiff from behind.

  • D. Jay Davis, Jr.  and James E. Scott secured a defense verdict after a week-long medical malpractice trial in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.   The Plaintiff initially filed suit alleging medical malpractice and violation of civil rights.   The Plaintiff specifically alleged that a correctional-facility healthcare provider failed to timely diagnose, refer, and/or treat his neuro-tuberculosis.  The Plaintiff alleged these failures lead to permanent blindness.  The Plaintiff sought actual and punitive damages in the case.  In closing arguments, the Plaintiff asked the jury to award a mid-seven figure number in damages and also attempted to prove gross negligence in hopes of defeating the South Carolina cap on non-economic damages.   The jury ruled in favor of the Defendant on all issues.

  • Frank Staiano recently presented a webinar to ACE American Insurance Company E&O underwriters as well as architects, engineer brokers and insureds regarding design and contract administration issues facing design professionals. 

  • D. Jay Davis, Jr. recently spoke to the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel at its annual meeting in Banff, Canada on the topic of defense of a communicable disease case.  Jay spoke to the plenary session on the liability aspects and defense of a communicable disease exposure and the disruptive effects an outbreak on the operations at large healthcare institutions.

    D. Jay Davis, Jr. has been elected to a two year term as the Chair of the Healthcare Section for the Federation of Defense and Corporate counsel.

  • YCRLAW attorneys Joe Tierney and Christine Toporek obtained a defense verdict in June 2015 at the conclusion of a 5 day trial in Georgetown County, South Carolina.  In the case they represented and defended a physician who specializes in Internal Medicine against allegations of medical negligence. 

    * This result does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

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Win In Tire Blowout Claim

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YCRLAW Best Law Firms 2016

YCRLAW is honored to announce that the law firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2016 Edition of U.S. News - Bes...
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