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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - September 2003

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The summary following each opinion is prepared to offer lawyers and the public a general overview of what a particular opinion decides. The summary is not necessarily a full description of the issues discussed in an opinion.

9-15-2003 - Opinions

3674 - Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. Horne

In this declaratory judgment action, minor child was not a resident relative of her father and stepmother's household and, thus, was not a Class I insured entitled to stack underinsured motorist's benefits.

3675 - State v. Ellison

This opinion vacates a conviction for second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor based on the insufficiency of the indictment to vest subject matter jurisdiction in the trial court.

3676 - Avant v. Willowglen Academy

In this case involving duplicate worker's compensation coverage, the carrier for the voluntary policy and not the assigned risk policy was the proper carrier under the Worker's Compensation Insurance Plan (WCIP) regulations.

3677 - Housing Authority v. Cornerstone Housing

This case involves the existence and enforceability of an arbitration agreement.

9-22-2003 - Opinions

3678 - Coon v. Coon

This case questions whether the family court has subject matter jurisdiction to award one spouse more than fifty percent of the other spouse’s military retirement benefits.

3679 - Vestry v. Orkin and Terminix

Orkin and Terminix both appeal from the trial court's order denying their motions to compel arbitration. We affirm with respect to Orkin and reverse with respect to Terminx.

9-29-2003 - Opinions

3680 - Townsend v. Townsend

atricia Joyce Townsend, the custodial parent, appeals from a family court order granting Robert L. Townsend's request for a reduction in child support.