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The summary below each case is prepared to offer lawyers and the public a general overview of what issues are included in a case which will be argued. The summary is not a limit on what issues a party to a case may present at oral argument.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Court Room I
 10:40 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2017-000885    Robert Bauckman, Respondent, v. Jennifer McLeod, Appellant.

John Eagle Miles, Sr. of John E. Miles, Sr., Attorney at Law, of Sumter, for Appellant. Everett Joseph Mercer, of Sumter, for Appellant. Richard Thomas Jones of Jones Seth & Jones, LLP, of Sumter, for Respondent.

In this action to determine child support arrearages, Jennifer McLeod ("Mother") challenges the family court's final order, arguing the family court erred in 1) reducing the amount of child support arrearages owed by Robert Bauckman ("Father"); 2) failing to award judgment interest on the arrearage amount; 3) failing to modify Father's current support obligation; and 4) awarding attorney's fees and costs to Father.

 11:20 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2017-000994    Rajinder Parmar, Respondent, v. Balbir S. Minhas, Midlands Gastroenterology, PC, and Midlands Endoscopy Center, LLC, Appellants.

Robert L. Widener of Burr & Forman, LLP, of Columbia, for Appellants. Edward Wade Mullins, III, of Bruner Powell Wall & Mullins, LLC, of Columbia, for Respondent.

Balbir S. Minhas, Midlands Gastroenterology, PC, and Midlands Endoscopy Center, LLC (Appellants), appeal the circuit court's order granting Rajinder Parmar's motion to confirm an arbitration award. Appellants argue the circuit court erred in (1) failing to find a shareholder's agreement precluded Parmar from recovery; (2) compelling arbitration; (3) failing to vacate the arbitrator's award; (4) failing to reduce the arbitrator's award to avoid double recovery; (5) awarding prejudgment interest; and (6) failing to find the arbitrator's award was not timely issued.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Court Room I
 10:00 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2017-000482    The State, Respondent, v. Brian Willie Lewis, Appellant.

Chief Appellate Defender Robert Michael Dudek, of Columbia, for Appellant. Laura Ruth Baer of Collins & Lacy, PC, of Columbia, for Appellant. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Senior Assistant Attorney General David A. Spencer, both of Columbia, for Respondent. Solicitor William Walter Wilkins, III, of Greenville, for Respondent.

In this appeal from convictions for armed robbery, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, conspiracy, and resisting arrest, Brian Lewis asserts the trial court erred in (1) including "searching for the truth" language in its reasonable doubt charge, (2) declining to charge his requested jury instructions on identification and credibility, and (3) admitting his out-of-court statements because they were not knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily made.

 10:40 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2017-000725    Mitzi S. Turner, Respondent, v. Richard Charles Thomas and John Doe, Defendants, v. Charles Louis Garrard, Jr., Third Party Respondent, Of whom Richard Charles Thomas is the Appellant.

Bruce Wyche Bannister and Luke Anthony Burke, both of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC, of Greenville, for Appellant. Kirby Rakes Mitchell of S.C. Legal Services, of Greenville, for Respondent Charles Louis Garrard, Jr. Robert M. Rosenfeld of Robert M. Rosenfeld, Attorney-at Law, of Greenville, for Respondent Charles Louis Garrard, Jr. Mitzi S. Turner, of Seneca, pro se Respondent. Lisa Richardson Mobley, of Greenville, for Guardian ad Litem.

 11:20 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2017-000679    Tammy Taylor, Appellant, v. April Springs, Angela Berry, A B Country Kitchen a/k/a A&B Country Kitchen, Respondents.

Marcus LeFond Woodson of The Woodson Law Firm, LLC, of Marion, for Appellant. Alan Lenneau Berry, Jr. of Law Office of Alan L. Berry, Jr., LLC, of Latta, for Respondents.

Tammy Taylor argues the circuit court erred in dismissing her personal injury case on the ground that A B Country Kitchen is not a legal entity because A B Country Kitchen is bound by its admission in its answer that it is a business entity.

 2:00 p.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2017-001587    Melissa Jones, Appellant, v. Murray Keith Jones, Respondent.

Cheryl Turner Hopkins of Law Office of Cheryl Turner Hopkins, of Florence, for Appellant., Amy Kristan Raffaldt, of Myrtle Beach, for Appellant. Janet Dawn Altman Paschal of Curry & Paschal Law Firm, P.A., of Dillon, for Respondent. Everett Joseph Mercer, of Sumter, for Respondent.

This appeal arises from the divorce of Melissa Jones (Wife) and Murray Jones (Husband). Wife appeals the family court's final order, arguing the family court erred in: (1) awarding custody of their daughter (Daughter) to Husband, and in so doing, making factual determinations that lacked evidentiary support; (2) failing to admit Husband's medical records; (3) setting the visitation schedule; (4) not addressing the dependent tax exemption; (5) calculating Wife's child support obligation; and (6) failing to award Wife custody or visitation of Husband's minor son (Husband's Son) from a previous relationship

 2:40 p.m.
2016-000242    Michael Elders, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

Appellate Defender Taylor Davis Gilliam, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Assistant Attorney General Taylor Zane Smith, both of Columbia, for Respondent.

In this appeal from a denial of post conviction relief (PCR), Petitioner argues the PCR court erred in finding trial counsel was not deficient in failing to object to certain testimony of two witnesses.

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Court Room I
 10:00 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2015-001867    The State, Respondent, v. William Craig Caughman, Appellant.

Appellate Defender Taylor Davis Gilliam, of Columbia, for Appellant. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General William M. Blitch, Jr., both of Columbia, for Respondent.

 10:40 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2017-001947    Rico Dorsey, Employee, Appellant, v. Allwaste Services, Inc., Employer, and Bridgefield Casualty Insurance c/o Summit Holding, Inc., Carrier, Respondents.

Andrew Nathan Safran of Andrew N. Safran, LLC, of Columbia, for Appellant. Creighton B. Coleman of Coleman & Tolen, LLC, of Winnsboro, for Appellant. Blake A. Hewitt of Bluestein Thompson Sullivan LLC, of Columbia, for Appellant. Nicolas Lee Haigler and Jasmine Denise Smith, both of Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, L,LC of Columbia, for Respondents.

Rico Dorsey (Claimant) appeals the order of the Appellate Panel of the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission, arguing it erred in denying his request to leave the record open in order to admit two expert depositions scheduled after the hearing date.

Monday, September 16, 2019
Court Room I
 10:00 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5-5)  
2016-002556    Russell Shane Carter, Respondent/Appellant, v. Bruce Bryant, as Representative for the Office of the York County Sheriff, Appellant/Respondent.

Andrew F. Lindemann of Lindemann, Davis & Hughes, PA, of Columbia, for Appellant/Respondent. Robert David Garfield of Crowe LaFave, LLC, of Columbia, for Appellant/Respondent. Alexandre Thomas Postic of Law Offices of Alex Postic, of Columbia, for Respondent/Appellant. John Christopher Mills of J. Christopher Mills, LLC, of Columbia, for Respondent/Appellant.

 10:40 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2017-001111    The State, Respondent, v. Mack Seal Washington, Appellant.

Appellate Defender Susan Barber Hackett, of Columbia, for Appellant. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Scott Matthews, both of Columbia, for Respondent. Solicitor Scarlett Anne Wilson, of Charleston, for Respondent.

Mack Seal Washington appeals his convictions of first-degree burglary, malicious injury to property, and obtaining goods by false pretenses, arguing the trial court erred in not suppressing certain statements made by law enforcement during an interrogation because they constituted improper opinion evidence and improperly shifted the burden of proof from the State to him.

 11:20 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2017-001817    Daniel Eric Knight, Respondent, v. Phillip Ray Causey, Appellant.

Joseph DuRant Thompson, III, of Hall Booth Smith, PC of Mount Pleasant, for Appellant. Ian D. Maguire and P. Brooke Eaves Wright, both of Maguire Law Firm, of Myrtle Beach, for Respondent., Blake A. Hewitt of Bluestein Thompson Sullivan LLC, of Columbia, for Respondent.

Philip Causey appeals the special referee's default judgment award of $3,489,206.14 in actual damages to Daniel Knight, arguing (1) the special referee erred in denying Causey's motions for a new trial because the judgment was grossly excessive, shocked the conscience, and was unsupported by admissible evidence; (2) the special referee erred in denying Causey's motion to alter or amend the judgment because the special referee awarded future damages for a surgery that had occurred by the time the judgment was entered; (3) Causey did not receive proper notice of the default damages hearing; (4) the special referee lacked jurisdiction to decide Causey's motion to set aside default and demand for a jury trial; (5) the special referee erred in failing to grant Causey's motion to set aside default and demand for a jury trial; (6) the special referee lacked the jurisdiction to hold a damages hearing because the referral of the case to the special referee was procedurally defective; (7) the special referee erred in denying Causey's motion for a new trial for failure of due process and bias of the special referee; and (8) the special referee erred in denying Causey's motion for relief from judgment pursuant to Rule 60(b), SCRCP.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Court Room I
 2:00 p.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2015-001860    Polly Thompson, Respondent, v. Cathy Swicegood, Appellant.

John G. Reckenbeil of Law Office of John G. Reckenbeil, L.L.C., of Mauldin, for Appellant. J. Falkner Wilkes, of Greenville, for Appellant. Margaret A. Chamberlain of Chamberlain Law Firm, LLC, of Greenville, for Respondent. Melissa Hope Moore, of Fountain Inn, for Respondent.

 2:00 p.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2018-000008    Cathy J. Swicegood, Appellant, v. Polly A. Thompson, Respondent. State Ex Rel Alan Wilson, Attorney General, Intervenor.

John G. Reckenbeil of Law Office of John G. Reckenbeil, L.L.C., of Mauldin, for Appellant. J. Falkner Wilkes, of Greenville, for Appellant. Margaret A. Chamberlain of Chamberlain Law Firm, LLC, of Greenville, for Respondent. Melissa Hope Moore, of Fountain Inn, for Respondent. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson, Solicitor General Robert D. Cook, Deputy Solicitor General J. Emory Smith, Jr., and Assistant Attorney General Ian Parks Weschler, all of Columbia, for Intervenor State Ex Rel Alan Wilson, Attorney General.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Court Room I
 10:00 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2017-001764    Chisolm Frampton, Employee, Appellant, v. S.C. Department of Natural Resources, Employer, and S.C. State Accident Fund, Carrier, Respondents.

John C. Land, III, of Land Parker & Welch, PA, of Manning, for Appellant. Blake A. Hewitt of Bluestein Thompson Sullivan LLC, of Columbia, for Appellant. Kirsten Leslie Barr of Trask & Howell, LLC, of Mt. Pleasant, for Respondents.

Chisolm Frampton (Claimant) appeals the order of the South Carolina workers' compensation commission's appellate panel reversing the single commissioner's order, arguing (1) the appellate panel erred in requiring Claimant to prove a compensable injury to his spine after liability had been admitted; and (2) the single commissioner erroneously used Claimant's post-injury return to work and subsequent promotions in determining his impairment rating.

Cases to be Submitted Without Oral Argument
2018-000052    David Scott Mooney, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000477    Roderick Germaine Wynn, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000522    Chadwick Cribb, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2016-001893    Christopher K. Maddaloni, Respondent, v. Jacqueline Pidanick, Appellant.

2017-000175    Christopher K. Maddaloni, Respondent, v. Jacqueline Pidanick, Appellant.

2017-001971    Leonard Eugene Jenkins, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000077    Travis Napoleon Davis, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000466    Timothy L. Frady, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002624    The State, Respondent, v. Demarcus L. Robinson, Appellant.

2018-000254    The State, Respondent, v. Andrew Allston Kirkland, Appellant.

2017-002630    George A. Cousins, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000816    Curtis D. Richardson, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2016-002049    Christopher K. Maddaloni, Respondent, v. Jacqueline Pidanick, Appellant.

2017-001671    Lisa E. Crowe, Appellant, v. Fred's Stores of Tennessee, Inc. and NARA Properties, LLC, Defendants, Of which Fred's Stores of Tennessee, Inc. is the Respondent.

2018-000732    Bill Boyd Booker, II, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002000    Victor McCoy Weldon, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000482    John Adrian Zieglar, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002343    Dawan Chatman, #172972, Appellant, v. South Carolina Department of Corrections, Respondent.

2016-002234    PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company, Respondent, v. Ronnell Demar Walker a/k/a Ronnell D. Walker; and South Pointe Homeowners Association, Defendants, Of whom Ronnell Demar Walker a/k/a Ronnell D. Walker is the Appellant.

2018-000233    David Reagan, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-000825    The State, Respondent, v. Logan Drake Mundy, Appellant.

2017-001968    Davontay Darrell Henson, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000204    Nathaniel McMillian, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000232    Kashaun Banks, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000430    Anthony B. Lay, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000929    Christopher Martin, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000961    Billy Roy Boyd, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-001273    Alfred Guy Henson, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002103    The State, Respondent, v. Christopher Michael Jackson, Appellant.

2018-000733    Anthony Heyward, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002257    The State, Respondent, v. Rusty Antron Jones, Appellant.

2018-000153    William J. Palmer, III, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000265    Shonathan M. Jeter, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000513    Larry Junior Coles, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000558    Malcolm Cromedy, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000736    Latrone Butler, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-001713    The State, Respondent, v. William Guy Shumpert, Appellant.

2018-000998    Sasha D. Thomas, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000181    Brittany Lewis, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000598    Charles Benjamin Proffitt, Jr., Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000440    William Lamont Seabrook, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000614    Mitchell Hames, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000020    Kelvin O'Neal, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000474    The State, Respondent, v. Tony Nevail Myers, Appellant.

2018-000519    Fitzgerald McDuffie, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-001740    Antonio Jacobs, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000437    Boyd William Rowe, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-000997    Beverly Ann Gilchrist, Appellant, v. Florence Miles, Jimmy Glover, Albert Glover, Tommy Glover, Mary M. Bibbs, Annie Jefferson, Barry Shedrick, Myra S. Padgett, Wade Shedrick, Randy Glover, Genie Miles, Freddie Glover, Jr., Aaron Glover, Steven R. Glover, Terrie G. Frazier and Odell Glover, Doretha Sander, Michael Holmes, Jackie James, Donnell Hampton, Yvonne Forrest, ...Including any children and heirs at law or distributees and devisees and all persons entitled to claim under or through them, and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title or interest in a lien upon the real estate described in the Complaint herein, any unknown adults being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown infants, minors or persons under a legal disability including those in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe, Respondents.

2017-001742    Juan Arroyo, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002366    Brandon A. Jenkins, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002416    Dikeem Dargan, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002499    The State, Respondent, v. Henry Kevin Grant, Appellant.

2018-000179    Charles P. Blackwell, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002315    Marcus Addison, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2016-001554    The State, Respondent, v. Edward Terrell Chandler, Appellant.

2016-002357    Dyeshawn Foster, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2016-002457    The State, Respondent, v. Robert Bernard Campbell, Appellant.

2017-001741    Cesar O. Portillo, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-001842    The State, Respondent, v. Marcus Antonio Mack, Appellant.

2018-000034    Richard F. V. Bowman, III, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000517    Nehemiah J. Evans, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000694    Donnie Ray Gibson, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000727    The State, Respondent, v. Tyrone Deangelo Fleming, Appellant.

2018-001029    Traci M. Barr and Tracy L. Woodward, Appellants, v. Ebben Alley, Kyna Oliver, and South Carolina Department of Social Services, Respondents. In the interest of a minor under the age of eighteen.

2017-001397    K. C. Langford, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-001778    Dayton C. Frinks, Jr., Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002516    Jose Luna Cabarruvias, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000053    Robbie Lee Bufkin, Jr., Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000716    The State, Respondent, v. Joseph Chappell, Appellant.

2017-001668    The State, Respondent, v. Chris Nathaniel Williams, Appellant.

2017-001761    Shamsy Madani, Respondent, v. Rickey Phelps and Christy Phelps, Appellants.

2018-000955    Kendal Sudduth, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000483    Michael Browning, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000078    Marcellous R. Clark, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000916    Jerell Jackson, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002005    Steven Randall Cobb, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-001615    Stefano Brooks, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-001679    The State, Respondent, v. Traevis A. Mingo, Appellant.

2018-000047    Tito Harris, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-000484    Katie Elizabeth Wright, Respondent, v. Travis Wayne Wright, Appellant.

2018-000523    Craig Austin Livingston, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-001334    In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of Tarl Bradford Rollings, Appellant.