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6-5-2006 - Opinions
Two issues are presented in this termination of parental rights case: (1) Did the trial court err in finding that the consent of the biological father of the child subject to the adoption proceedings was not required by Section 20-7-1690 of the South Carolina Code of Laws. (2) Did the trial court err in terminating the appellant's parental rights.
6-12-2006 - Opinions
4120 - Hancock v. Mid-South Management
In this "trip and fall" case, Hancock appeals arguing the trial court erred in granting summary judgment to the defendant.
Following a conviction for murder in the death of his brother, Dana Lockamy appeals arguing the trial court erred in refusing to charge the jury on the law of self-defense.
4122 - Grant v. Mount Vernon Mills
This is an appeal from the granting of Mount Vernon Mills' motion for summary judgment as to Grant's claims for breach of contract, breach of contract accompanied by fraudulent act, and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing in connection with the termination of Grant's employment.
6-14-2006 - Opinions
In this termination of parental rights action, the issue is whether the fact that the intervention action proceeded to trial while related criminal charges were pending violated Nelson's constitutional due process or equal protection rights.
6-19-2006 - Opinions
Affirms the trial court's order requiring the expungement of a magistrate court conviction for petit larceny.
4124 - Companion Property and Casualty Insurance v. Airborne Express
Affirms the circuit court grant of summary judgment on the basis that under Georgia law an insurer under a commercial liability policy has no legal obligation to defend various negligence claims arising out of an intentional act committed by an employee of the insured company.
This case presents the issue of whether this court has jurisdiction to review a decision of the Resolution of Fee Disputes Board that has been appealed to the circuit court.
Christopher Santiago appeals his convictions for murder and possesion of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, alleging the trial judge erred in refusing to charge the jury on self-defense and in excluding testimony of a forensic psychiatrist. We affirm.
6-26-2006 - Opinions
In this John Doe proceeding, Appellant avers the circuit judge erred in dismissing the Appellant’s complaint for failure to comply with S.C. Code Ann. § 38-77-170 (2002).
Former wife appeals the family court's order directing her to sign a waiver of her beneficiary interest in her former Husband's retirement accounts. We affirm.