Contracts and Transactions

Updated South Carolina Building and Fire Codes Include Carbon Monoxide Alarm Requirements Aimed at Protecting Against the “Silent Killer”

In the past several months, the tragic deaths of an elderly couple and a child in two separate incidents in the same North Carolina hotel room have garnered national media attention. According to North Carolina authorities, the deaths of these individuals are attributable to a carbon monoxide (“CO”) leak originating from a pool heater located in anRead More

Anticipating the “Flood” of Post-Sandy E&O Claims for Insurance Brokers

Guest blog written by John R Gonzo, ESQ. Mr. Gonzo is the Managing Partner of the Gonzo Law Group and specializes in professional lines defense. Superstorm Sandy devastated portions of New Jersey, impacting individuals and companies of all types, including insurance brokers. Stories of insurance brokers, whose offices had no power, heat, or internet accessRead More

Do you REALLY know what your real estate agents are doing?

In today’s tough market, agents are doing whatever they can to make money. How much do you really know about their actions? We are seeing a dramatic increase in claims where real estate agents are doing business that is not condoned by the broker. More and more agents are getting involved in activity outside theirRead More

Avoiding Lender Fraud

The recent cooling of the residential real estate market in most areas of the state has created a new opportunity for those inclined to defraud their lenders.  We have seen buyers making offers that exceed the listing price and then requesting a credit to be refunded back to the buyers.  The credit is usually equal to or slightlyRead More

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