In the real world some cases have a number of different, separate and distinct claims and issues. Certainly that is true for the Case that the Honorable S. Jackson Kimball, Special Circuit Court Judge, was kind enough to send in to Equity is Swell blog. One of the key issues in this case, is how a member of an LLC can be “dissociated” from the LLC for its own alleged misconduct. The broader lesson, in equity, has always been clear: the conduct of the parties in an equity case is always relevant. Thanks, Judge, for sending this unique lower court case to a public domain where the many readers of Equity is Swell will find it very interesting. (Of course, any lower court decision is always subject to motions for reconsideration, appeal, modification, and so on)
Chief Judge Few, of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, gave this commencement speech to the graduating students of the Charleston School of Law on December 16, 2012. With so much relentless criticism today of the legal profession, it is especially nice to consider this speech. As Judge Few reminds us - at its very best – law can be a highly honorable field and individual lawyers and judges really can make a true meaningful difference in this world. Thanks, Judge Few, for sharing this recent commencement speech with all of us and permitting me to post it on the Equity is Swell blog. Naturally, I always invite comments on anything that is posted here.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.
This student paper, titled Equitable Attorney Fees, was written for my Spring 2012 Equity class by Angel I. Daniels, Nicole Lynne Paluzzi, and Margarete Linsay Allio.
Student Paper on “Til Equity Do Us Part”: Equitable Distribution of Property in Marital and Non-Marital RelationshipsOctober 15, 2012
This student paper, titled “Til Equity Do Us Part”: Equitable Distribution of Property in Marital and Non-Marital Relationships, was written for my Spring 2012 Equity class by Amber Rogers, Lauren Spears, and Tiffany Winks.
This student paper, titled Rule 70 SCRCP: The Rarely Used and Often Forgotten Rule, was written for my Spring 2012 Equity class by Lisa Mozley, Jennie Smith, and Samantha Vaughn.
This student paper, titled Judicial Estoppel and Its Application (Or Misapplication?) in South Carolina, was written for my Spring 2012 Equity class by Katie Kirila, Travis Anderson, and Sylvia Maddox.
This student paper, titled Using Maxims as a Beacon How Equity Helped the Good Guy Survive the Storm, was written for my Spring 2012 Equity class by Shirene C. Hansotia and Ansley H. Willis .
This student paper, titled “SUEM” as Applied to F. Gregorie & Sons v. Hamlin , was written for my Spring 2012 Equity class by Will Glenn, Michael Dodd, and Mark Anthony Bible Jr..