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July 30, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Pearson Pearson moved for a directed verdict on the burglary and other charges he faced at his trial. The circuit court denied his motion and the jury convicted him on all counts. The panel reversed. It held that … Continue reading

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July 2 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

State v Wessinger The trail court found that Wessinger’s indecent exposure convictions were violent offenses for purposes of the sex offender civil commitment statute without holding a hearing with opportunity to cross examine witnesses. The Court affirmed holding that on … Continue reading

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March 12, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Engaging and Guarding Lauren’s County’s Environment v South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Engaging challenged the issuance of a permit by Department allowing a landfill to be constructed. After a contested hearing, the administrative law judge found that … Continue reading

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February 12, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Anderson  Anderson was convicted of first degree burglary. On appeal, he challenged the state’s expert’s qualification as an expert witness and the failure to provide the full batch of fingerprints analyzed by the expert. The panel, with one … Continue reading

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January 24, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

North Carolina Utilities Commission v Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Commission filed an opposition with the FERC seeking disallowance of five incentive payments to an applicant. After FERC denied their opposition, Commission moved for rehearing. Before FERC decided the motion, it … Continue reading

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December 11, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

State v Hepburn Hepburn moved for a directed verdict at her child abuse homicide trial. The trial judge denied it. Her codefendant testified Hepburn was responsible and Hepburn testified she was not in rebuttal without adding anything to the state’s … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

York and Christy v Dodgeland of Columbia, Inc. York and Christy each purchased a car form a dealership. Each dealership added a documentation fee. York and Christie jointly sued the dealerships and sought class action status. The dealerships moved to … Continue reading

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March 13, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Larmand Larmand moved for a directed verdict on charges of lynching, conspiracy and pointing a firearm. The trial court denied the motion and the jury convicted Larmand on all three counts. The full Court, 9-0, reversed all three … Continue reading

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February 20, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Taylor At Taylor’s murder trial, the judge refused to allow Taylor to cross examine a witness about certain dismissed felony counts and allowed two ballistics expert reports into evidence. The panel affirmed. It held that the dismissed felony … Continue reading

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