Today’s Opinions from the South Carolina Supreme Court

125px-SCSupreme_CourtSealToday, the South Carolina Supreme Court published two opinions: Walker v. Brooks and Hudson v. Hudson.

Walker v. Brooks, was a familial dispute over property. Kenneth Walker (Decedent) deeded to his sister, Catherine Brooks forty acres of property in two separate transfers before his death. The Court examined the issue of whether the property was deeded to Brooks freely,or subject to an equitable mortgage which would require her now to return it to the Decendents’ estate. The Court found that no equitable mortgage existed and remanded the case to the special referee for a determination on the specific performance claim that had not been reached.

Justice Kittredge dissented in a separate opinion.

Hudson v. Hudson, the Court dismissed the writ as improvidently granted.

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