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Business Interruption

As the novel coronavirus pandemic wears on, more business owners are crying out for justice in the face of mounting economic losses. Their insurers are turning a deaf ear. Business interruption insurance helps a business cover bills and payroll in the event of a disaster that forces the business to temporarily close. But business owners required to close as a […]

Oregon Man Fined For Doing Math Without A License

In 2013, Järlström’s wife was issued a citation after a red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, caught her clearing an intersection a tenth of a second late. That small amount of time made Järlström—an electrical engineer by training—curious. He started researching traffic light timing in the city. What he found suggested to him that there was a problem with the […]

$8.41 Foreclosure

Officials in one Michigan county are demanding answers from their treasurer amid concerns that the county could be on the hook for millions of dollars in payments to former homeowners whose properties were seized under a tough forfeiture practice.  Oakland County commissioners sent an angry letter last week to Treasurer Andrew Meisner after the Michigan Supreme Court rebuked the county’s decision to seize one […]

The South Carolina Bar Exam

The Supreme Court of South Carolina recently put out a message that it “intends to administer the July Bar Examination on July 28-29, 2020. The Court will continue to evaluate the COVID-19 crisis, including state and federal directives and guidance, to determine if the Bar Examination can be safely administered in July. If it is not possible to conduct the examination […]

Fox Midday News: Estate Planning

Tom Winslow of Goldfinch Winslow appeared on Fox Midday News this week to discuss estate planning. If you have a legal issue, please feel free to reach out to us to discuss it further. 

Compulsory Schooling Laws: What If We Didn’t Have Them?

This year before the schools were shut down, I had two school hearings on children – minors – making comments that were labeled as threats.  There were no Miranda rights read to the child before the child was questioned, the parents were not called before the police were summoned, the evidence was not preserved before the sentence was given, and there […]

Becoming A Judge In South Carolina

Right now it is Political Season in our Country, our State, and our Municipalities.  In South Carolina it is Judicial Season also. Selection of state court judges in South Carolina occurs largely through legislative election.  South Carolina is one of only two states in the country where judges are elected by the general assembly rather than by the governor or people. The other is Virginia. Across the state’s […]

Tips We Learned About Working At Home

Hopefully we will not have to be on lock down again, but if we do then we need to be ready.  The team at Goldfinch Winslow, if prepared to work from home, the office, or any where we may need to.  It is our job to take care of the team, so that they can take care of you.  However, […]

A Pandemic Does Not Suspend the Rule of Law

Courts are beginning to recognize that public health powers, while broad, are not a blank check. The recent court decisions overturning COVID-19 lockdowns in Wisconsin and Oregon focused on abstruse issues of statutory interpretation. But both cases also addressed a more fundamental question: Is the rule of law suspended during a public health crisis? In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state officials have imposed […]

Virtual Auction Nets A Buyer For Detained Ship In Charleston Harbor

As many of you know, I have an LLM in Maritime Law.  therefore, when a big (literally huge) event occurs in Charleston, SC it excites me.  Recently, The M/V Evolution, which has loomed on the horizon of the Charleston Harbor since late January, was sold at auction. Working virtually in our modern age, It took some modern-day technology, an unusual […]

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