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South Carolina Supreme Court Opinions for March

In March, the Supreme Court published four opinions: In Clemmons v. Lowe’s Home Centers, the Court determined whether a claimant’s ability to work can affect his entitlement to disability benefits under the scheduled-member statute of the South Carolina Worker’s Compensation … Continue reading

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August 27, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Bagwell v State Bagwell moved for post conviction relief arguing ineffective assistance of counsel. The circuit court denied his motion. The panel, 2-1, reversed. The majority held that trial counsel was ineffective when she failed to have blood samples form … Continue reading

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March 26, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Meehan v Meehan Wife sought to enforce a payment provision in a prenuptial agreement as part of the parties divorce action. The family court ruled the agreement lodged jurisdiction over the payment issue in the circuit court and also denied … Continue reading

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March 19, 2014 South CArolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Beckman v Sysco Columbia, LLC Beckman injured his back and Sysco accepted his claim for workers compensation. The appellate panel awarded scheduled permanent disability benefits under South Carolina Code 42-9-30 ruling the only injury sustained was to Beckman’s back. The … Continue reading

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March 19, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

In the Matter of the Estate of Charles Rider (Carolyn Rider v Estate of Charles Rider et al.) Shortly before his death, Charles ordered his bank to transfer securities to a new account in Carolyn’s name. Two transfers took place … 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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March 20, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Sigmon v State Sigmon sought post conviction relief from his death sentence arguing his trial counsel was ineffective. The circuit court denied his petition and the Court affirmed. It held trial counsel was not ineffective for nto objecting to statements … Continue reading

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