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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - June 2006

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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.

6-5-2006 - Opinions

4119 - Doe v. Roe

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.

4121 - State v. Lockamy

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

4125 - SCDSS v. Walter

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

4123 - Fryer v. SLED

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.

4126 - Wright v. Dickey

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.

4127 - State v. Santiago

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

4128 - Shealy v. Doe

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).

4129 - Stribling v. Stribling

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.