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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - November 2020

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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.


11-18-2020 - Opinions

5726 - Frampton v. SCDNR

Chisolm Frampton (Claimant) appeals the order of the South Carolina workers' compensation commission's appellate panel reversing the single commissioner's order, arguing (1) the appellate panel erred in requiring Claimant to prove a compensable injury to his spine after liability had been admitted; and (2) the single commissioner erroneously used Claimant's post-injury return to work and subsequent promotions in determining his impairment rating. We affirm.

5782 - State v. Wright

Randy Wright appeals his conviction of ABHAN, arguing the trial judge committed reversible error in denying his request for an individual poll of the jury. We agree and reverse and remand.

5783 - SCD of Commerce v. Clemson University

In this condemnation action, Charleston County School District appeals the circuit court's order transferring the case to the non-jury trial roster. We affirm.

11-25-2020 - Opinions

5784 - Arrowpointe Federal Credit Union v. Bailey

ArrowPointe Federal Credit Union filed this action against Jimmy Eugene Bailey, Laura Jean Bailey, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, seeking foreclosure of a mortgage and a declaration that its mortgage be declared a first lien. Appellant appeals the special referee's order granting ArrowPointe summary judgment and ordering foreclosure, arguing the referee erred in finding (1) South Carolina does not recognize the replacement mortgage doctrine, (2) ArrowPointe suffered material prejudice by the application of the replacement mortgage doctrine, and (3) the existence of material prejudice under the replacement mortgage doctrine defeats the priority of the replacement mortgage. We affirm.