Manton Grier is a trial lawyer. For more than three decades, he has been successfully trying complex business and commercial cases throughout the region.
He is well respected by his peers in litigation: Mr. Grier is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is included in 2016 South Carolina Super Lawyers for Business Litigation.
A South Carolina native, Mr. Grier represents plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of litigation, including jury and bench trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals. He also has extensive experience representing clients in investigations and civil proceedings.
Business litigation: In addition to a wide scope of breach of contract cases and business-related tort actions, he has handled dealer/distributor termination cases in the beer, wine, electronics and appliance industries.
Intellectual property disputes: Mr. Grier represents clients in complex patent actions, many of which involve multiple patents and jurisdictional issues. Over the past eight years, he has served as counsel for more than 12 patent litigation cases.
Antitrust and competition law: He has defended numerous cases involving allegations of price fixing, price discrimination, unfair trade practices and unlawful restraints of trade.
Mr. Grier is frequently asked to speak to groups of executives of major corporations on antitrust compliance issues.
RECENT APPELLATE ARGUMENT
Video: Columbia Venture v. Richland Co.
Columbia Venture, LLC v. Dewberry & Davis, LLC, 604 F.3d 824 (4th Cir. 2010); Columbia Venture, LLC v S.C. Wild Life Fed., 562 F. 3d 290 (4th Cir. 2009); In Re Bees, 562 3d 284 (4th Cir. 2009); In Re Hospital Pricing Litigation, 377 S.C. 48, 659 S.E.2nc 131 (2008)
Sonoco Products Company v. Physicians Health Plan, Inc., 338 F.3d 366 (4th Cir. 2003)
Energy Resources of Australia v. South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, 1997 U.S. App. Lexis 22234 (4th Cir. 1997)
Esab Group, Inc. v. Centricut, LLC, 34 F.Supp. 2d 323 (D.S.C. 1999)
Contributing author, South Carolina Civil Trial Techniques Manual (1998)
Contributing author, South Carolina Criminal Trial Techniques Manual (1997)
Contributing author, Business Torts Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium (2008)
Court Admissions — U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1972
U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 1972
Columbia Venture,LLC V FEMA, 562 F.3d 290(4th Cir. 2009). — Litigation over FEMA flood map involving $1 Billion development.
Energy Resources of Australia v SCE&G, 1997 U.S. Lexis 22234 (4th Cir. 1997). — Breach of contract to supply uranium fuel.
ESAB Group, Inc. v Centricut LLC, 34 F. Supp 2d 323 (D.S.C. 1999). — Patent litigation.
In Re Hospital Pricing Litigation,377 S.C. 48, 659 S.E.2d 131 (2008) — Class action seeking discounts for uninsured patients.
Sonoco Products Company v Physicians Health Plan, Inc., 338 F.3d 366 (4th Cir. 2003). — ERISA litigation involving breach of contract to insure Sonoco''s employees.