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1-14-2002 - Opinions
Holding a party must satisfy both contingencies of South Carolina Code section 5-3-270 in order to prosecute an action to challenge the validity of an annexation ordinance
Holding a contract of indemnity need not necessarily be restricted to losses incurred to third parties
The Court of Appeals reverses the trial court's decision denying the defendant's motion for relief under Rule 55(c), SCRCP, to vacate an entry of default.
1-22-2002 - Opinions
In order to survive a motion to dismiss a cause of action for intentional interference with prospective contractual relations, a plaintiff must specifically allege facts that give rise to some reasonable expectation of economic benefits from an identifiable contract.
This case discusses whether an employee of a common carrier was a statutory employee of a shipper and therefore barred from proceeding in tort by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act and rejects the contention that Abbott v. The Limited recognizes a distinction between a shipper and a recipient of goods.
1-28-2002 - Opinions
This is an action alleging trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction due to insufficiency of indictment.
Opinion discussing nontestamentary nature of IRAs.