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South Carolina Court of Appeals’ Opinions

In March, the South Carolina Court of Appeals published seven opinions: Fay v. Total Quality Logistics was a cross appeal involving the enforceability of an employee noncompete, confidentiality, and nonsolicitation agreement. The Court of Appeals found that the Agreement did not … Continue reading

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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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South Carolina Court of Appeals Decisions for April 1, 2015

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the South Carolina Court of Appeals published five opinions: Sean Fay v. Grand Strand Regional, Ferguson v. Amerco U-Haul, Clemmons v. Lowe’s Home Centers, Bluffton Towne Center v. Gilleland-Prince,  and Rickerson v. Karl Sean Fay v. Grand Strand Regional was a … Continue reading

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August 27, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

Whigham v Jackson Dawson Communications  Whigham suffered a leg injury at a kickball event he organized for Jackson. He filed a workers compensation claim which was rejected on the ground that Whigham was not in the course of employment when … Continue reading

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July 30, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

State Accident Fund v South Carolina Second injury Fund (In re Adger) Accident Fund sought reimbursement from Injury Fund under South Carolina Code 42-9-400 arguing Adger’s preexisting diabetes resulted in higher medical expenses when he injured his knee on the … Continue reading

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June 11, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Coastal States Bank v Cosman  Bank sued Cosman under guarantees he signed as part of a loan. The circuit court granted bank partial summary judgment ruling the statute of limitations had not run and a release of other guarantors did … 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 11, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

Barton v House of Raeford Farms, Incorporated Barton and other employees sued farms alleging wage and retaliation claims. The district court granted summary judgment to Farms on the federal wage claim and a jury found in favor of several plaintiffs … Continue reading

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January 29, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Sullivan v State  Sullivan sought post conviction relief arguing his trial counsel was ineffective by failing to request a jury instruction on involuntary manslaughter. The circuit court denied his petition and the panel affirmed. It held that because Sullivan admitted … Continue reading

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January 8, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Martinez v Spartanburg County The circuit court reversed the denial of Martinez’s workers compensation and claim and remanded for further proceedings. The South Carolina Court of Appeals reversed on the merits. The Court vacated the Court of Appeals opinion and … Continue reading

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