Wyche, P.A. Announces Partnership with Liberty Fellowship as the Capstone of Wyche’s Centennial Legacy Project

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“The Challenge to Lead,” presented by Wyche, P.A. and Liberty Fellowship, encourages the business community to invest in the next generation of leaders advancing South Carolina GREENVILLE, SC (October 6, 2022) – Wyche has announced a partnership with Liberty Fellowship as the capstone of Wyche’s year-long celebration of its centennial. “The Challenge to Lead” calls…
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Wyche Attorney Rita Bolt Barker Elected as a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers

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GREENVILLE, SC (August 15, 2022) – Wyche attorney Rita Bolt Barker has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers.  The American College of Environmental Lawyers elects fellows based on their recognition as the top environmental attorneys in the country. Fellows are regarded as distinguished environmental lawyers dedicated to maintaining and…
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Chambers USA Recognizes Wyche, P.A. as a 2022 Leading Law Firm

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GREENVILLE, SC – Chambers USA has recognized Wyche and 11 of its attorneys in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The independent research conducted by Chambers and Partners is often referred to as the “gold standard” of lawyer ratings, delivering insight into and analysis of the legal profession that is…
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Greenville’s Yuri Tsuzuki sculpture celebrates 100 years of Wyche

Greenvilles Yuri Tsuzuki Sculpture Celebrates 100 Years Of Wyche

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Internationally renowned artist Yuri Tsuzuki has just installed her latest sculpture, and it’s inside Wyche in downtown Greenville. “Invisible Cities” transforms a two-story spiral staircase into what Tsuzuki describes as a “new sense of space and place through perceptual experience.” Wyche commissioned the art to honor the centennial of the Greenville-based law…
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South Carolina Super Lawyers Recognizes 21 Wyche Attorneys

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GREENVILLE, SC – Super Lawyers, a publication recognizing outstanding lawyers, has recognized 21 Wyche attorneys in its 2022 South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine. Wallace Lightsey is ranked as the number one attorney in the state by Super Lawyers. Tally Parham Casey and Matthew Richardson are among the Top 25 attorneys in the state. The annual selections…
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Wallace Lightsey Ranked as the Number One Attorney in South Carolina by Super Lawyers

Wallace Lightsey Ranked As The Number One Attorney In South Carolina By Super Lawyers

GREENVILLE, SC – Super Lawyers, a publication recognizing outstanding lawyers, has ranked Wallace Lightsey as the number one attorney in South Carolina. Lightsey’s recognition as the leading attorney in the state follows the 2021 South Carolina Super Lawyers cover story highlighting Lightsey’s career. Lightsey is widely recognized for his skill and experience as a trial…
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Children in Custody at South Carolina Juvenile Justice Centers Held in Nightmarish Conditions, New Lawsuit Alleges

Children In Custody At South Carolina Juvenile Justice Centers Held In Nightmarish Conditions New Lawsuit Alleges

SOUTH CAROLINA – A lawsuit filed last night in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina alleges horrific living conditions for the more than 250 children detained by the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, the agency tasked by law with providing South Carolina’s detained children with care and rehabilitation rather…
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SC Supreme Court upholds Heritage Act, but rules vote measure an ‘overreach’

Sc Supreme Court Uphold Heritage Act But Rules Vote Measure An Overreach

The State By John Monk and Emily Bohatch Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a key but controversial section of a state law requiring a supermajority vote in the General Assembly to change certain statues and monuments is unconstitutional. But the justices ruled the crux of the 21-year-old law can…
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Learning From Others’ Mistakes: Former prosecutors share 3 big takeaways from high-profile fraud cases

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Beginning with “Operation Brace Yourself,” the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) launched widespread and headline-grabbing prosecutions of individuals and companies across the home medical equipment (HME) industry. Over the past three years, DOJ investigators have set their sights on medical professionals, chief executive officers, compliance officers and other supporting players. Paired with additional coordinated…
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Greenville attorney shares reaction to confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Attorney Meliah Bowers Jefferson Shares Reaction To Confirmation Of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WYFF, Carlos Flores GREENVILLE, S.C. — It was a moment frozen in time. History, being made for an entire generation as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was officially confirmed on Thursday. She will now become the first Black woman to be confirmed to the Supreme Court after a 53-to-47 Senate vote. Reaction to the news has…
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Wyche, P.A. Announces Partnership with Conestee Nature Preserve to Inspire the Next Generation of Environmental Stewardship

Wyche P.a. Announces Partnership With Conestee Nature Preserve To Inspire The Next Generation Of Environmental Stewardship

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche has announced a partnership with Conestee Nature Preserve to develop the state’s first “Nature Playscape” as the firm’s second Centennial Legacy Project. Designed to expand access and opportunities for children to interact with the Preserve’s environmentally significant greenspace and wildlife, the concept reimagines the playground experience, replacing traditional equipment with creatively…
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Lucy Dinkins Named Shareholder of Wyche, P.A.

Lucy Dinkins Named Shareholder

COLUMBIA, SC – Wyche, a leading full-service law firm with three offices across South Carolina, announces that Lucy Dinkins has been named a shareholder of the firm. “Lucy is a skilled litigator and a tireless advocate for her clients,” said Tally Parham Casey, CEO of Wyche. “She’s an innovative thinker who embodies our firm’s focus…
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Camden Navarro Massingill Named Shareholder of Wyche, P.A

Camden Massingill Named Shareholder

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche, a leading full-service law firm with three offices across South Carolina, announces that Camden Navarro Massingill has been named a shareholder of the firm. “Camden is an excellent lawyer. Her experience and insights allow her to guide her clients to creative and practical solutions,” said Tally Parham Casey, CEO of Wyche.…
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The South Carolina Bar Foundation Honors James C. Parham, Jr. with the DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award

The South Carolina Bar Foundation Honors James C. Parham, Jr. With The Durant Distinguished Public Service Award

GREENVILLE, SC – The South Carolina Bar Foundation has named James C. Parham, Jr., Shareholder of Wyche, P.A., the recipient of its DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award. The award recognizes a lifetime in the law marked by integrity, character, and active pursuits to ensure justice. The DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award was established in 1980…
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Tally Parham Casey Named Among Columbia’s “50 Most Influential” by Columbia Business Monthly

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COLUMBIA, SC – Tally Parham Casey, CEO of Wyche, a leading full-service law firm with three offices across South Carolina, has been named among Columbia’s “50 Most Influential” by Columbia Business Monthly. Casey focuses her practice at Wyche on complex commercial and securities litigation, health care and voting rights litigation, products liability, insurance, and aerospace…
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Wyche, P.A. Announces “City of Women” Exhibit as its First Centennial Legacy Project

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche has announced a partnership with Greenville Center for Creative Arts in the launch of the “City of Women” exhibit. The “City of Women” initiative is inspired by an article in the New Yorker in which author Rebecca Solnit reimagined a world in which cities routinely recognized notable women by naming community…
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Wyche Recognized as 2022 “Best Law Firm”

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GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche has been named a 2022 Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in 15 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. The selection follows a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews, and review of additional information. Firms included in the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized…
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Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Wyche, P.A. Client with a $32.4 Million Judgment in International Defamation Suit

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GREENVILLE, SC (November 2, 2021) – A federal judge in Charleston, SC has ruled in favor of Wyche client Zdenek Bakala, a Czech-American entrepreneur and philanthropist residing in South Carolina, in a defamation case against Slovak businessman, Pavol Krupa. Judge David Norton of the U.S. District Court found Krupa liable on two counts of violations…
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South Carolina Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Wyche, P.A.’s Client to Stop Duke Energy from $1 Billion Increase of Customer Electricity Bills 

South Carolina Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Wyche, P.A.’s Client to Stop Duke Energy

In an opinion by Acting Chief Justice John Kittredge, the Court rules in favor of the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, represented by Wyche attorney Wallace Lightsey, affirming that Duke Energy cannot recover North Carolina environmental clean-up costs by increasing rates for South Carolina customers  GREENVILLE, SC (October 28, 2021) – The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in favor…
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Federal Court Blocks South Carolina’s Ban on Mask Mandates in Schools

Federal Court Blocks South Carolina’s Ban on Mask Mandates in Schools

Press Release Source: ACLU South Carolina COLUMBIA, S.C. — A federal district court today granted plaintiffs’ request to block South Carolina’s ban on mask mandates in schools. The court ruled that South Carolina’s budget provision prohibiting schools from imposing mask mandates for students and teachers discriminates against students with disabilities in violation of Title II…
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Deepfakes: What are they, and why are they dangerous?

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Published in: SC Lawyer Magazine By now, most everyone has seen synthetic video reproductions of political figures (including Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Boris Johnson), business leaders, or celebrities. Deepfakes, a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake,” are fake images, video, audio, and text content that appear to be real. This technology can be used…
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Wyche, P.A. Announces Centennial Legacy Project as the Firm Celebrates 100 Years

In celebration of its 100th year of practice, Wyche, P.A. announces the launch of its Centennial Legacy Project. Wyche’s Centennial Legacy Project will continue the firm’s history of legal and community leadership by supporting projects across the state that advance the four pillars that have defined the firm and that continue to form its vision…
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Twenty-Four Wyche Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers Lists

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GREENVILLE, SC (August 25, 2021) – Best Lawyers® has recognized 24 Wyche attorneys for 2022. Five Wyche attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas. Ted Gentry is the 2022 Greenville Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year;” Eric Graben is the 2022 Greenville Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) “Lawyer…
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Disability Rights Groups Challenge South Carolina Ban on School Mask Mandates

Disability Rights Groups Challenge South Carolina Ban On School Mask Mandates

Press Release Source: ACLU South Carolina Disability rights groups and parents of children with disabilities filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a South Carolina law that bans school districts from imposing mask mandates in schools. The parents and disability rights groups represent students whose disability, including underlying health conditions, makes them particularly susceptible to severe…
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Education Law Update | 2021 Back-to-School Edition

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The 2021-22 academic year is upon us, and Wyche’s Education Law team is here to help school leaders in South Carolina make this year a great one, despite the many challenges and questions you may be facing. Here is a summary of some of the key changes in laws and regulations that may affect your…
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Twenty-Nine Wyche Attorneys Named as 2021 “Legal Elite”

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GREENVILLE, SC (August 13, 2021) – Twenty-nine Wyche attorneys have been recognized for excellence in their areas of practice by Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, or Charleston Business in the magazines’ 2021 “Legal Elite” issue. Among those recognized, four Wyche attorneys are named as “Top Vote Recipients”: Rachael Anna for Antitrust Law, Rita Bolt…
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Former Federal Prosecutor Jim May Joins Wyche, P.A. as a Member of the Firm

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COLUMBIA, SC (August 2, 2021) – Wyche, a leading full-service law firm with three offices across South Carolina, announces that Jim May, a former federal prosecutor has joined the firm as a member in its litigation practice. May will be based in the Columbia and Greenville offices of Wyche and will focus his practice on complex…
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Rights Groups Announce Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging the Spartanburg County Detention Center’s Failure to Protect Incarcerated People from COVID-19

Press Release Source: ACLU South Carolina SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina, Root & Rebound, Wyche, P.A., and Disability Rights South Carolina (formerly known as Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc.) today announced a settlement with Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright and…
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International Friendship Day: A Conversation with Michael Wang, President of the Carolinas Chinese Chamber of Commerce

International Day of Friendship, also known as World Friendship Day, is observed annually on July 30th. The day originated in the 1930s as a marketing gimmick for Hallmark, and later celebrated sporadically around the world until the United Nations officially designated the day by proclamation in 2011. In its proclamation, the UN expressed hope that…
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Tax Credits for Rehabilitation of Abandoned Properties in South Carolina Extended

Tax Credits for Rehabilitation of Abandoned Properties in South Carolina Extended

Many developers of property in South Carolina are applauding the recent extension of tax credits available for the rehabilitation of abandoned properties under the South Carolina Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act (S.C. Code Section 12-67-100, et seq.) to December 31, 2025. The Act was set to expire at the end of 2021. This is also great…
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South Carolina Super Lawyers Recognizes 20 Wyche Attorneys and Profiles Wallace Lightsey in Its Cover Feature

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GREENVILLE, SC (May 3, 2021) – Super Lawyers, a service recognizing outstanding lawyers, has recognized 20 Wyche attorneys in its 2021 South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine. The 2021 cover story of the magazine features Wyche attorney Wallace Lightsey, also named among the Top 10 Lawyers in South Carolina by Super Lawyers. The annual selections are…
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The Role That Shaped My Legal Career and My Life

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Following graduation from law school, I served as a law clerk for Judge Beverly B. Martin, then on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and now on the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. This role shaped my legal career and my life in countless ways. Judge Martin displayed boundless energy,…
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New Executive Order Directs Sweeping Re-evaluation of Title IX Rules

New Executive Order Directs Sweeping Re-evaluation of Title IX Rules

On March 8, 2021, the Biden administration issued an Executive Order on “Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Including Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.” The Order specifically calls for a review of rules implementing Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans discrimination on the basis of sex in…
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Early Changes to M&A Process Under the Biden Administration

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On February 1, 2021, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced an annual update to the thresholds for reporting requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act). The HSR Act requires the parties to a merger or acquisition to notify the FTC’s Premerger Notification Office and the Antitrust Division of the Department…
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Wyche Prepares for Expansion with New Office Location in Downtown Greenville

GREENVILLE, SC (February 1, 2021) – Wyche, P.A. has announced its plans to relocate to 200 East Broad Street in downtown Greenville, S.C. in a move designed to accommodate the firm’s growth and to reflect Wyche’s unique approach to serving clients and the community through collaboration and creativity. The announced move is the latest step…
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DOJ Continues Focus on Labor Markets – Brings Criminal No-Poach and Wage-Fixing Prosecutions Against Competing Employers

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In 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued joint Antitrust Guidance to Human Resource (HR) Professionals (HR Guidelines) and Red Flags for Employment Practices. The HR Guidelines make clear that companies that compete to hire or retain employees are competitors in the employment market. Even companies that…
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Treasuring the Rule of Law – A Lawyer’s Thoughts on the Storming of the Capitol

Benjamin Franklin famously wrote that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. While it requires some temerity to edit Franklin, I would suggest that we can safely add “human conflict” to the list of certainties. By the fourth chapter of Genesis, Cain had killed Abel, and our conduct has not improved since. We…
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Wyche Attorney Matthew Richardson Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

GREENVILLE, SC (October 1, 2020) – Wyche is proud to announce that Matthew Richardson has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The special induction ceremony took place during the 2020 Virtual National Meeting of the College on Friday, September 25,…
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Eleanor Winn Nordholm Joins Wyche’s Corporate Team

GREENVILLE, SC (September 24, 2020) – Wyche is pleased to announce Eleanor Winn Nordholm has joined the firm as an Associate on the Corporate Team in its Greenville office.  With experience across the public and private sectors, Nordholm will focus her practice at Wyche on general corporate matters, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior…
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S.C. Supreme Court Addresses Faculty Handbooks and Tenure

S.C. Supreme Court Addresses Faculty Handbooks and Tenure The South Carolina Supreme Court speaks only rarely on issues directly relevant to higher education. However, last week’s decision in Crenshaw v. Erskine College has significant implications for colleges and universities. While the lengthy opinion is likely to influence a wide variety of legal decisions concerning colleges…
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Twenty-Two Wyche Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers Lists

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GREENVILLE, SC (August 24, 2020) – Best Lawyers® has recognized 22 Wyche attorneys for 2021.  These recognitions include designating three Wyche attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.  Greg English is the 2021 Greenville Commercial Litigation and Greenville Environmental “Lawyer of the Year,” Henry Parr is the 2021 Greenville Bet-the-Company Litigation…
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Twenty-Nine Wyche Attorneys Recognized as “Legal Elite”

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GREENVILLE, SC; COLUMBIA, SC (August 10, 2020) – Greenville Business Magazine and Columbia Business Magazine have recognized 29 Wyche attorneys as being among the areas’ “Legal Elite.”  The magazines collect nominations from Greenville- and Columbia-area attorneys to determine the best lawyers in twenty practice areas for their “Legal Elite” lists.  The attorneys chosen for the…
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Rachel Horton Joins Wyche as Summer Associate

We welcome Rachel Horton to our 2020 Summer Associates Class!  Rachel is a 2L at Duke University School of Law where she is involved in the Duke Law North Carolina Club, the Duke Law Innocence Project, the Women’s Law Student Association, the Business Law Society, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.  Rachel received her undergraduate…
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A Message from Our CEO in Observation of Juneteenth

Friday, June 19th is Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day.  Wyche’s offices will be closed to observe and celebrate this day. Juneteenth is an annual holiday observing the end of slavery and marks the day when people in Galveston, Texas, one of the deepest parts of the Confederacy, received news of emancipation.…
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Supreme Court Bans LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday, June 15, 2020, that workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is prohibited under federal law. The 6-3 majority opinion is authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch and joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen Breyer,…
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Justice

A Message from our Executive Committee Chair, Tally Parham Casey: As South Carolina lawyers, we took an oath to “assist the defenseless or oppressed by ensuring that justice is available to all citizens….” We cannot tolerate the persistent violence against our African-American brothers and sisters.  As friends, we cannot be silent.  The injustice is antithetical…
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Nine Wyche Attorneys named to South Carolina Supreme Court Pro Bono Honor Roll

GREENVILLE, SC (May 29, 2020) – The Supreme Court of South Carolina has recognized nine Wyche attorneys for their pro bono efforts.  The Supreme Court’s Pro Bono Honor Roll recognizes lawyers who provide 50 or more hours of pro bono legal service in a calendar year. The following Wyche attorneys were honored: Rita Bolt Barker…
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Legal Groups File Lawsuit Against Spartanburg County Detention Center for Failure to Protect Incarcerated People from Risk of Pandemic Outbreak

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Root & Rebound, The American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina, South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center and Wyche, P.A. filed a lawsuit today in the United States District Court challenging Spartanburg County’s failure to protect incarcerated people from risks associated with a COVID-19 outbreak in custodial settings. Protection and Advocacy for…
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Is your business taking steps to reduce its COVID-19 liability?

Liability waivers are a well-known staple in the business world.  These waivers are written contracts, or provisions inserted into service agreements, in which you, the business owner, put your customers or clients on notice of the risks of participating in whatever activity – or accepting whatever services – your business provides.  You’ve signed one of…
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Eviction Moratorium

Per Chief Justice Beatty’s April 30, 2020 Order, all evictions currently ordered and scheduled statewide in South Carolina will resume May 15, 2020. The magistrate courts will also begin accepting new evictions at that time. However, in a follow-up May 6, 2020 Order, Chief Justice Beatty clarified any party pursuing an eviction in South Carolina…
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Meliah Bowers Jefferson receives Compleat Lawyer Award

GREENVILLE, SC (May 8, 2020) – The University of South Carolina School of Law has recognized Meliah Bowers Jefferson as a Silver Recipient of the Compleat Lawyer Award.  The awards were established in 1992 by the University of South Carolina Law School Alumni Council to recognize alumni for their outstanding civic and professional accomplishments.  Recipients…
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Ex-SC Rep. Rick Quinn’s guilt upheld, but Supreme Court scolds special prosecutor

The State COLUMBIA, S.C. — The S.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld special prosecutor David Pascoe’s conviction of former State Rep. Rick Quinn, R-Lexington, who in 2017 pleaded guilty to misconduct in office and in return resigned from office and received probation. But at the same time, the high court rejected an appeal by Pascoe…
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Chambers USA Recognizes Wyche, P.A. as a Leading Law Firm

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GREENVILLE, SC (May 21, 2021) – Chambers USA has recognized Wyche and 12 of its attorneys in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The independent research conducted by Chambers and Partners is often referred to as the “gold standard” of lawyer ratings, delivering insight and analysis on the global profession…
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Wyche, P.A. recognized as a Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA

Chambers USA Recognizes Wyche Attorneys

GREENVILLE, SC (May 4, 2020) – Chambers USA (“Chambers”) has recognized Wyche and 10 of its attorneys in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  Wyche’s Corporate/M&A, Litigation, Environment, and Real Estate practices have been ranked among the best in South Carolina. The following Wyche attorneys have been recognized for their…
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Sixteen Wyche Attorneys Recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers

GREENVILLE, SC (April 27, 2020) – Super Lawyers, a service recognizing outstanding lawyers, has recognized 16 Wyche attorneys in its 2020 South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine.  The magazine features attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.  Super Lawyers highlights Wallace Lightsey as one of the top 10 lawyers in South Carolina.  Along with…
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Analyzing Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Losses

Businesses are experiencing significant business interruption losses as a result of COVID-19.  You may have purchased “business interruption” insurance, and so you may expect to have coverage under that policy.  Indeed, business interruption insurance is generally intended to cover losses from interruptions to a company’s operations, such as from fires or natural disasters.  Coverage may…
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A message from our Executive Committee Chair

In these uncertain times, Wyche Law Firm is committed to keeping you informed about our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of our clients, associates and teammates in light of the coronavirus outbreak, also known as COVID-19. We are absolutely dedicated to ensuring the health of trusted partners like you. That’s why we have invested…
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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) has passed the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House and is expected to be signed into law by President Trump today, March 27, 2020.  The following is a summary of the key provisions of the CARES Act that most impact businesses. Dramatic Expansion of…
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Trump last night, March 18, 2020.  This emergency legislation includes a number of provisions that directly impact employers – particularly small business owners.  The following is a summary of the key provisions of the Act that will impact employers. Amendments to…
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Kara Bailey Hamilton joins Wyche Commercial Real Estate Team

COLUMBIA, SC (MARCH 16, 2020) – Wyche is pleased to announce Kara Bailey Hamilton has joined the firm as an Associate on the Commercial Real Estate Team.  Kara’s practice focuses on matters relating to commercial real estate acquisition, commercial development, commercial lending and borrowing, including loan documentation drafting, workouts, and forbearance agreements, deeds in lieu…
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Wade Kolb and John Moylan Elected to Wyche Executive Committee

GREENVILLE, SC (November 13, 2019) – Wade Kolb and John Moylan have been elected as members of Wyche’s Executive Committee by the firm’s membership. As members of the Executive Committee, they will be responsible for the firm’s overall leadership and direction. “John and Wade are tremendously talented attorneys,” said Tally Parham Casey, Chair and CEO,…
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Wyche Names Matthew Couvillion and Josh Lonon Shareholders

Greenville, SC (November 1, 2019) — Wyche is pleased to announce that Matthew Couvillion and Josh Lonon have been named shareholders of the firm. Matthew Couvillion serves as the firm’s Corporate Practice Group leader and focuses his practice on transactional matters, with an emphasis on corporate law, tax, and tax exempt organizations.  He has experience…
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Eighteen Wyche Attorneys Named to the 2020 Best Lawyers List

GREENVILLE, SC (August 15, 2019) – Best Lawyers® has recognized 18 Wyche attorneys as The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.  Best Lawyers also named three Wyche attorneys “Lawyer of the Year.”  Eric Amstutz is the 2020 Greenville Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Henry Parr is the 2020 Greenville Appellate Practice Law “Lawyer of the…
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Twenty Wyche Attorneys Recognized as Greenville’s “Legal Elite”

GREENVILLE, SC (August 1, 2019) – Greenville Business Magazine has recognized 20 Wyche attorneys as being among the area’s “Legal Elite.”  The magazine collects nominations from Greenville-area attorneys to determine the best lawyers in twenty practice areas for its “Legal Elite” list.  The attorneys chosen for the list received the largest number of nominations from…
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Rachael Anna Joins Wyche’s Litigation Team

GREENVILLE, SC (June 12, 2019) – Wyche is pleased to announce Rachael Lewis Anna has joined the firm as a Member of the Litigation Team.  Rachael’s practice focuses on complex business litigation. She is experienced representing clients in antitrust, trade secret, unfair trade practice, False Claims Act, healthcare, contractual, and professional malpractice disputes.  Her past…
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Wyche, P.A. Recognized as a Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA

GREENVILLE, SC (May 6, 2019) – Chambers USA (“Chambers”) has recognized Wyche and 11 of its attorneys in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  Wyche’s Corporate/M&A, Litigation, Environment, and Real Estate practices have been ranked among the best in South Carolina. The following Wyche attorneys have been recognized for their…
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Fifteen Wyche Attorneys Recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers

GREENVILLE, SC (April 4, 2019) – Super Lawyers, a service recognizing outstanding lawyers, has recognized 15 Wyche attorneys in its 2019 South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine. The magazine features attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. Super Lawyers highlights Wallace Lightsey as one of the top 10 lawyers in South Carolina. Along with…
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Former U.S. Supreme Court Clerk Joins Wyche Law Firm

COLUMBIA, SC; GREENVILLE, SC (November 2018) – Andrew Bentz has joined Wyche as a litigation associate.  From 2014 to 2015, Andrew served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Most recently, Andrew worked at Jones Day in Washington, D.C. in the firm’s Issues and Appeals practice. Andrew brings a wealth of experience…
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Wyche Expands Its Litigation Practice Group

COLUMBIA, SC; (November 2018) – Wyche, P.A. continues to grow its litigation practice group to meet client needs as it adds new associate Lucy Dinkins. Dinkins joins Wyche as a litigation associate, concentrating her practice in the area of general litigation and representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of complex matters.  Prior…
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Wyche Expands Its Real Estate Practice Group

GREENVILLE, SC (November 2018) – Wyche, P.A. announces the addition of Maheen Akhter to its real estate practice group. Akhter joins Wyche as a real estate associate, focusing on commercial real estate with an emphasis on multi-family and commercial development, leasing and borrower-side financing. A South Carolina native, Akhter is a 2006 graduate of Southside…
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Wyche Recognized as 2019 “Best Law Firm”

GREENVILLE, SC (November 5, 2018) – Wyche has been named a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in 17 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2019.  The selection is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in each practice area, and review of additional information…
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Rita Bolt Barker Elected to Wyche Executive Committee

Wyche is pleased to announce Rita Bolt Barker has been elected to the firm’s Executive Committee.  Wyche’s Executive Committee consists of five shareholders and serves as the governing body of the firm, addressing business matters, policies, and the firm’s overall direction. “I am excited to work with such a distinguished group of attorneys whose mission…
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“Follow along as pivotal hearing into SCE&G electric rates begins”

The State COLUMBIA, S.C. — The S.C. Public Service Commission convened Thursday in the first day of hearings into over SCE&G’s electric rates and Virginia-based Dominion Energy’s proposed buyout of the Cayce-based utility. At stake is who will pay for SCE&G’s failed, $9 billion nuclear project and how big the power bills of about 728,000…
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The ABCs of Being a Fiduciary

A: Are you a fiduciary? Generally, fiduciaries are persons who owe a duty of care and trust to another and must act primarily for the benefit of the other. ERISA fiduciaries may be named in plan documents or may earn the position based on the functions they perform (e.g., the exercise of discretionary authority or…
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Hospital Chain Will Pay Over $260 Million to Resolve False Billing and Kickback Allegations; One Subsidiary Agrees to Plead Guilty

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Health Management Associates, LLC (HMA), formerly a U.S. hospital chain headquartered in Naples, Florida, will pay over $260 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a scheme to defraud the United States.  The government alleged that HMA knowingly…
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Offering Paid FMLA Leave Could Lead to Tax Credits for Your Company

Employers who voluntarily offer paid family and medical leave could be in for a pleasant surprise come next tax season. An act passed in December of 2017 includes a new, easily overlooked tax credit available to any employer who offers paid Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave that meets certain criteria. While the Internal Revenue…
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Eighteen Wyche Attorneys Named to the 2019 Best Lawyers List

GREENVILLE, SC (August 16, 2018) – Best Lawyers® has recognized 18 Wyche attorneys as The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.  Best Lawyers also named three Wyche attorneys “Lawyer of the Year.”  Eric Graben is the 2019 Greenville Securities/Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Ted Gentry is the 2019 Greenville Appellate Practice Law “Lawyer of…
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“While SCE&G tries to stop rate cuts, SC attorneys argue against it”

The State COLUMBIA, S.C. — Attorneys representing S.C lawmakers and the S.C.. Public Service Commission have asked the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday to deny SCE&G’s continued effort to block a more than $22-a-month cut to its average customer’s electric bill. SCE&G asked the court last week for an emergency order to…
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“SCE&G lost a battle to keep a critical audit about its SC nuclear project out of court”

The Post and Courier COLUMBIA — Attorneys opposing S.C. Electric & Gas won a vital victory last week, likely spoiling the utility’s attempts to block a critical audit from being used against it and weakening the company’s position as it seeks to charge customers $3.3 billion for its failed nuclear project in the coming decades.…
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“SCE&G’s electric rates will drop 15% following court decision”

The Post and Courier COLUMBIA — South Carolina Electric & Gas customers’ power bills will drop by 15 percent on Tuesday after a federal judge allowed a temporary rate cut to take effect, sealing a major victory for the state Legislature. U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs ruled that SCE&G was unlikely to win the lawsuit…
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“SCANA accountant: Utility execs pressured me to lie about SC nuclear project”

The State COLUMBIA, S.C. — A SCANA accountant says the utility’s leaders pressured her to lie and altered information she gave to S.C. regulators about how much it would cost to finish the utility’s floundering V.C. Summer nuclear project, later abandoned. The allegations are contained in a recently released, heavily redacted deposition given by former…
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“What to expect next in the V.C. Summer closure saga”

The Post and Courier The aftermath of two canceled nuclear reactors in South Carolina is still unfolding more than a year after South Carolina Electric & Gas and Santee Cooper pulled the plug on the V.C. Summer project last July. And that’s unlikely to change any time soon. The two utilities, South Carolina’s lawmakers, the…
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Nineteen Wyche Attorneys Recognized as Greenville’s “Legal Elite”

GREENVILLE, SC (August 2, 2018) – Greenville Business Magazine has recognized 19 Wyche attorneys as being among the area’s “Legal Elite.”  Greenville Business Magazine collects nominations from Greenville-area attorneys to determine the best lawyers in twenty practice areas for its “Legal Elite” list.  The attorneys chosen for the list received the largest number of nominations…
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“‘You’ll Get an Answer Soon,’ Federal Judge to Decide on SCE&G Rate Cuts”

WLTX19 Columbia, SC (WLTX) – SCE&G is now waiting on a decision from Federal Judge J. Michelle Childs on if they will have to cut nuclear rates by 15 percent and pay back four months worth of rate cuts. Throughout the two-day hearing attorney’s for SCE&G argued that the temporary rate cuts would cause irreparable…
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“Lawyer: SCANA set aside $110M for execs while charging customers for failed project”

The State COLUMBIA, S.C. — While charging its customers $37 million a month for a failed multibillion-dollar nuclear project, top executives at a South Carolina utility set aside $110 million in an irrevocable trust to pay themselves bonuses for aiding their utility’s sale. The revelation came Monday during a hearing a on SCE&G’s motion to…
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“Cutting customers’ electric bills could cripple SCE&G, experts tell federal judge”

The State COLUMBIA, SC — Cutting SCE&G’s rates will make it harder for the Cayce-based utility to borrow and will threaten its financial health, witnesses for SCE&G told a federal judge Tuesday. However, another witness testified SCE&G could withstand the rate cuts. That testimony, before U.S. District Court Judge Michelle Childs, came as a two-day…
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“SCE&G Wants Judge to Stop Lowering of Customers’ Bills Over Nuke Plant”

WLTX19   COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina utility told a federal judge on Monday that it played by the rules, so lawmakers should too, even if it means saddling customers with billions of dollars of debt from a failed nuclear project. South Carolina Electric & Gas Co (SCE&G) wants the judge to stop…
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“SC nuclear fiasco hearing: State attorneys slam SCE&G for insisting on secrecy”

The State YORK, SC — An attorney for South Carolina’s Office of Regulatory Staff blasted SCE&G on Wednesday for insisting on secrecy in turning over its internal records for an ill-fated $9 billion nuclear reactor project. The publicly traded investor-owned utility doesn’t deserve much confidentiality after spending so much money on “an expensive white elephant,”…
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“SCE&G wants to keep secret 1.4 million pages of V.C. Summer nuclear documents”

The State After leaving more than 700,000 of its electric customers on the hook for the cost of two abandoned nuclear reactors, SCE&G continues to try to keep secret what it knew — and when — about the $9 billion project’s woes, S.C. regulators and legislators say. SCE&G is trying to keep secret roughly 1.4…
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Even the IRS is on YouTube

Yes, you read that right.  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) posts videos to YouTube to help taxpayers, and in this specific case, employers better understand what their tax-related responsibilities are and how to fulfill them. If you’ve hired a third-party payroll service provider to perform payroll processing and tax-related duties, including making employment tax deposits,…
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“Commission denies SCE&G request to withhold records in nuclear project investigation”

The State More than 700,000 South Carolina Electric & Gas ratepayers could find out sooner — rather than later — what the utility knew and when, and how it responded to the V.C. Summer nuclear fiasco. The S.C. Public Service Commission on Wednesday denied a request from SCE&G and its would-be acquirer, Dominion Energy, to…
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Overview on the South Carolina Pregnancy Accomodations Act

On May 17, 2018, Governor Henry McMaster signed the South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act (the “Act”) into law.  South Carolina is now one of 23 states that expressly grants pregnant employees the right to reasonable accommodations at work.  While federal law already prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy, the Act does include specific notice and accommodation…
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Wyche Expands Its Team of First Class Attorneys

GREENVILLE, SC (June 22, 2018) – Wyche, P.A. continues to grow as it adds two new attorneys.  Jim Cox has joined as Of Counsel and brings 14 years of litigation experience.  Brittany Arsiniega also has joined Wyche as an Of Counsel attorney. Jim Cox is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and…
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“SCE&G moved to keep audit private before it was written, fearing it could be used against it”

The Post and Courier South Carolina Electric & Gas worried that a highly critical audit of its nuclear project could be used against it even before the report was written — fears that intensified because it regarded the review as too cursory to fully unpack the project’s problems. SCE&G says it now fosters even deeper concerns…
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Fifteen Wyche Attorneys Recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers

GREENVILLE, SC (June 6, 2018) – Super Lawyers, a service recognizing outstanding lawyers, has recognized 15 Wyche attorneys in its 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine.  The magazine features attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.  Super Lawyers highlights Wallace Lightsey as one of the top 10 lawyers in South Carolina.  Along with…
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“SCE&G misled lawmakers about critical nuclear report, state agency says”

Greenville News SCE&G executives misled S.C. legislators about why a report was commissioned to investigate troubles at the failing V.C. Summer nuclear expansion project, state regulators say. In sworn testimony to lawmakers last fall, Kevin Marsh, then chief executive of SCE&G and its parent company SCANA, told legislators the Bechtel Corp. was hired to complete…
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Wyche, P.A. Recognized as a Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA

GREENVILLE, SC (May 9, 2018) – Chambers USA (“Chambers”) has recognized Wyche and 10 of its attorneys in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  Wyche’s Corporate/M&A, Litigation, Environment, and Real Estate practices have been ranked among the best in South Carolina.   The following Wyche attorneys have been recognized for…
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Attention: Current and Former Employees of Knorr-Bremse, Wabtec and Faively

On April 3, 2018, Knorr-Bremse AG and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. (“Wabtec”) (the “companies”) settled charges brought by the Department of Justice stemming from a series of alleged illegal agreements not to solicit, recruit, or hire one another’s employees without prior approval (“no poach” agreements). Wyche is investigating “no poach” agreement claims against these…
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Two New Attorneys Join Wyche, P.A.

GREENVILLE, SC (May 2, 2018) – Wyche, P.A. has added two new attorneys as it expands to meet growing client needs.  Jeff Larson has joined as a Member and brings 12 years of corporate legal experience.  Meredith Silliman has joined Wyche as an Associate. Jeff Larson counsels clients on their business development strategies and regularly…
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