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Robert E. Sumner, IV

Mr. Sumner’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation for a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, banks, manufacturers, builders, small businesses, property owners, vessel owners, institutional trustees, and private trustees. Mr. Sumner has tried jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts in North and South Carolina. Additionally, he has handled appeals before the Court of Appeals and Supreme Courts of North and South Carolina, as well as the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Sumner is a regular presenter at industry conferences and continuing legal education seminars. He is an active member of the Trial Practice Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association. Mr. Sumner also serves on the Board of Directors for South Carolina Legal Services.
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European Parliament Passes Landmark Data Protection Regulation

Robert Sumner IV and Brandon Gaskins On April 14, 2016, the European Parliament passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its companion, Data Protection Directive for Police and Criminal Justice Authorities.  The GDPR is a comprehensive regulation that includes new and enhanced privacy rights for European Union (EU) citizens, such as “the right to … Continue reading

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