I. Introduction In 1975, the Supreme Court last spoke regarding the maximum medical improvement (MMI) defense in Maintenance and Cure with Vella v. Ford Motor Co.1 On April 4, 1968, Vella, a seaman aboard a Great Lakes vessel, slipped and fell on an oily floor plate striking his head on an electrical ...
July 14, 2014Thomas W. Winslow
I. Introduction Of course, as a vessel owner issues never arise while your ship is on shore being repaired or in stowage. Problems occur on the water when you are just trying to get home after your run. You call for a tow and the tow company comes out and presents ...
July 11, 2014Thomas W. Winslow
“As the pendulum lifts one, it leaves the other to fall”1 Introduction On December 10, 1912, a meeting of public port officials from throughout the United States convened in New York City to "exchange ideas relative to port organizations, to promote the exchange of information and the development of uniform methods of administration and ...
July 8, 2014Thomas W. Winslow
I. Introduction The economy of South Carolina was built in the minds of a few who had the foresight to implement a crop that may or may not grow in the marshy area of the low country. Emanating from Africa and Indonesia, Carolina Gold Rice, a long grain was the basis ...
July 1, 2014Thomas W. Winslow
We must direct more of our current education spending into classrooms. We must improve the educational outcomes and job prospects for our children by reducing administrative bureaucracy in the school systems and ensuring that more of the money spent on education is actually spent in the classrooms on teaching. Right now less than ...
January 8, 2014Senator Stephen L. Goldfinch
More and more people are becoming dependent upon the government. It's a fact that requires serious debate and will certainly test the bounds of our collective moral and ethical obligations to the individual and our country. The purpose of this piece is to encourage necessary dialog among neighbors, friends and ...
September 9, 2013Senator Stephen L. Goldfinch
In recent times, we have seen the decline in the economy seemingly stimulated by mass corruption and greed. Amongst those who have found themselves in the midst of fraud have found professionals be they bankers, auditors, investors, and lawyers. We will evaluate two separate scenarios to determine the implications of ...
August 8, 2010Thomas W. Winslow
In a recently delivered South Carolina Circuit Court Opinion, it was determined that a wrongful death claim may end prior to the actual death by the application of the statute of limitations in conjunction with the South Carolina Discovery Rule1 concerning negligence. As quoted from the order. "Clearly the statutory ...
October 1, 2009Thomas W. Winslow