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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’s 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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August 14, 2013 South Carolina Supeme Court published opinions

Bardsley v Government Employees Insurance Company A drunk driver drove into Bardsley’s home killing her husband. After settling her wrongful death suit, she sought underinsured motorist property coverage from GEICO which refused. The trial court ordered GEICO to pay Bardsley … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Turpin v Lowther While serving as personal representative of his father’s estate, Lowther negotiated a sale of real property in the estate without informing the other heirs. Turpin and the other heirs sold their interest in the real property to … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Beekman Beekman was convicted of molesting two stepchildren at a trial on charges related to both victims. The panel affirmed. It held that joinder of the charges was proper as the molestation took place in the same home … Continue reading

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