A sobering decision: South Carolina Supreme Court ruling changes liquor license limits

By Dan Ballou South Carolina historically has limited the number of liquor licenses a retailer could own to three.  A recent court ruling, though, will dramatically change the regulatory landscape in which liquor retailers operate, if the ruling stands. The three-store rule had been justified by the broadly defined “police” power of the General Assembly […]

Posted on May 4th, 2017

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Lancaster County considering wholesale changes to development ordinance

By Dan Ballou Property owners in Lancaster County should be aware that the County is in the final stages of a wholesale rewrite of the Uniform Development Ordinance, or UDO, that establishes zoning and development regulations for all real property  in the unincorporated areas of Lancaster County.  In June 2015, the County approved a moratorium […]

Posted on July 11th, 2016

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Beating the competition: The art of crafting non-compete agreements

By Dan Ballou ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – In today’s business world, the value of a company is often defined as much by information and relationships as by the actual products or services provided.  At the same time, employees are more transient than ever before, and employers need to know that when (not if) change […]

Posted on May 18th, 2016

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Morton & Gettys welcomes Dan Ballou as Senior Counsel

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Daniel J. Ballou, a veteran attorney who has more than 20 years’ experience trying cases in South Carolina courts, has joined Morton & Gettys as senior counsel. Ballou began practicing in Rock Hill in 1993. At Morton & Gettys, he’ll focus on trial and appellate work, including commercial and construction […]

Posted on August 21st, 2015

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