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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - April 2012

Note: Beginning in June 2012, opinions will be posted as Adobe PDFs. You can download a free copy of Adobe Reader here.

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.

4-4-2012 - Opinions

4961 - Ex parte: Lipscomb v. Stonington Development

In this appeal from a civil contempt order, the Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's finding of contempt and imposition of sanctions and attorney's fees, finding the real estate development made good faith efforts to comply with the terms of the injunction.

4962 - Wachovia v. Beane

Wachovia Bank National Association appeals from judgment entered on a jury verdict in favor of Arthur and Virginia Beane. Wachovia contends the trial court erred in denying its motion for a new trial absolute. We agree and reverse. Judge Lockemy dissents.

4963 - State v. Hoyle

This appeal arises out of an order of the circuit court reversing Respondent Mark Allen Hoyle's conviction for driving under the influence. On appeal, the State claims the circuit court erred in suppressing the incident site videotape and reversing Hoyle's conviction, arguing Hoyle was given appropriate Miranda warnings in compliance with section 56-5-2953 of the South Carolina Code (Supp. 2011). We reverse.

4-25-2012 - Opinions

4964 - State v. Adams

Alfred Adams appeals his conviction for trafficking cocaine. He argues the trial court erred in refusing to suppress drugs found on his person during a traffic stop. We affirm.

4966 - State v. Atieh

Mahammed Ahamad Atieh appeals his conviction for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and assault with intent to commit third-degree criminal sexual conduct. We affirm in part and reverse in part.