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April 2015

  • Are Big Changes Coming?

    Last week Senator Shane Martin sponsored Bill 674, which was introduced and referred to the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee.  This bill would completely rewrite the Workers’ Compensation statute and would designate the South Carolina Department of Insurance as the agency to oversee the Workers’ Compensation system.  The bill is quite lengthy, and it appears…

  • Dicta in Clemmons v. Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc.

    The Court of Appeals recently decided the case of Clemmons v. Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc.  At first glance, the bottom line here is that the appellate courts will give deference to Findings of Fact by the Workers’ Compensation Commission, as long as those findings are supported by “substantial evidence.”  Nothing new there. The claimant did…