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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - September 2019

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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.

9-4-2019 - Opinions

5683 - State v. Makins

Ontario Stefon Patrick Makins appeals his conviction for third degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) with a minor, arguing the circuit court erred in (1) refusing to allow Makins to cross examine the victim (Victim) about her prior allegations of sexual abuse and (2) allowing a therapist to essentially vouch for Victim's credibility by testifying both as a fact witness regarding Victim's allegations of abuse and an expert witness on child sexual abuse trauma. We reverse and remand for a new trial.

9-11-2019 - Opinions

5684 - Ray v. City of Rock Hill

In this action Lucille Ray asserts the circuit court erred in: (1) excluding witness testimony regarding abatability; (2) granting a directed verdict to the City of Rock Hill (the City) as to her claim for trespass; and (3) granting summary judgment to the City as to her claims for inverse condemnation and injunctive relief. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand to the circuit court.