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August 6, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Fowler v Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company Nationwide appealed the verdict against it arguing the trial court erroneously allowed expert testimony through a lay witness. The panel reversed and remanded for a new trial. It held that once the trail … Continue reading

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May 21, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Centennial Casualty Co., Inc. v Western Surety Company Centennial sued western for reimbursement pursuant to South Carolina Code 56-15-320(B) arguing that it paid for losses sustained by an auto wholesaler bonded by western and should therefore be reimbursed. The circuit … Continue reading

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April 23, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Digital Ally, Inc. v Light-N-Up, LLC Ally obtained a default judgment against Light-N-Up in Missouri and moved to enforce it in South Carolina. The circuit court entered an order allowing enforcement. The panel affirmed. It held that Missouri had jurisdiction … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinion

State v Scott Scott requested a jury instruction on involuntary manslaughter at his murder trial. The circuit court refused to give the charge and Scott was convicted of murder. The panel, 2-1, affirmed. It held that the evidence Scott argued … Continue reading

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December 4, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

State v Watkins The South Carolina Court of Appeals reversed Watkins conviction adopting a rule that a judge who presides over a post-conviction relief hearing must recuse grant a motion to recuse at a subsequent trial on the same case. … Continue reading

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October 16, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinion

State v Lamire During jury deliberations in Lemire‚Äôs trial for lynching, conspiracy and pointing a firearm, the trail court sent back a written copy of the jury instructions. Lemire was convicted on all counts. The panel, 2-1, affirmed. The majority … Continue reading

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August 23, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Bartko Bartko was convicted of fraud and other crimes arising from a security fraud scheme. The trial court denied his motions for new trial. It also refused to give certain jury instructions and applied certain sentencing enhancements. … Continue reading

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