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The Misconception of Cure’s Maximum Medical Improvement Defense

The Misconception of Cure’s Maximum Medical Improvement Defense 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 box while […]

When is a Tow a Salvage or a Salvage a Tow?

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 you with a contract to sign. Many times these contracts […]

Carolina Gold – The New Crop to Bring South Carolina Back Into Prominence

Carolina Gold – The New Crop to Bring South Carolina Back Into Prominence 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 […]

The End of the American Small Port: A Prospectus on the Port of Georgetown, South Carolina

The End of the American Small Port: A Prospectus on the Port of Georgetown, South Carolina “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 […]

Improve Education In South Carolina

Lets Work To Reform The System Improve Education In South Carolina 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 […]

The Case For Economic Freedom Over The Government Dole

The Case For Economic Freedom Over The Government Dole 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 family. […]

Standing On In Pari Delicto

Published 8/8/2010 A Wrongdoers Right to Evoke In pari delicto Standing On In Pari Delicto  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 […]

The Alice In Wonderland Effect

A Perspective on the Loss of a Wrongful Death Claim prior to the Death The Alice In Wonderland Effect 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 […]

Our New Website

All of us at Goldfinch Winslow would like to thank Three Ring Focus, a Myrtle Beach web design and marketing company, for designing our new website. Not only does it look fantastic, but it’s also quite functional. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

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