Archive for September, 2011

Famous South Carolina Matrix Case

September 20, 2011

This case has been the subject of a great deal of discussion throughout the State. It deals with a mortgage foreclosure and the doctrine of equitable subrogation. In addition, a majority of the South Carolina Supreme Court held that it involved the unauthorized practice of law in the State of South Carolina. I am delighted to be posting now a future law review note, written by a third year Charleston School of Law student, Josh Crowfoot,  who has written a very interesting piece on the Matrix decision. Of course, his views are just that, his own views and this piece will officially be published in the Student Edition Section of the Charleston School of Law Review in the near future. I thank Josh for writing it, I thank the Charleston School of Law for its permission to publish here (in its unofficial version) and I certainly invite readers to comment on this subject — pro and con. It is a highly contested topic — as the Court itself was quite divided on this issue.

Stephen Spitz

PS: A copy of Josh’s background is also attached as a link.