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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - December 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.

12-2-2020 - Opinions

5738 - The Kitchen Planners v. Friedman

The Kitchen Planners, LLC (Kitchen Planners) appeals the circuit court's order granting summary judgment in favor of Samuel and Jane Friedman as to Kitchen Planners's action for a mechanic's lien and foreclosure. We affirm.

12-9-2020 - Opinions

5754 - Sellers v. Nicholls

Lindsay Allison Sellers (Mother) appeals the family court's order denying her motion for a continuance and finding it was in the children's best interest to be placed with Douglas Anthony Nicholls (Father) and granting Father $15,000 in attorney's fees. We affirm.

5785 - Jackson v. Jackson

Sammy Lee Jackson (Husband) appeals the family court's order granting Annie Jackson (Wife) a divorce and dividing the marital estate. Husband argues the family court erred in (1) failing to equitably divide the marital estate; (2) ordering him to pay half of their minor child's (Daughter's) graduation expenses and elective international school trip (the School Trip); and (3) ordering him to pay alimony. We affirm in part and reverse in part.

12-23-2020 - Opinions

5769 - Fairfield Waverly, LLC v. Dorchester County Assessor

This case concerns section 12-37-3135 of the South Carolina Code (2014) which establishes a twenty-five percent property tax exemption when there is an "Assessable Transfer of Interest" of certain types of real property. We affirm the Administrative Law Court's judgment allowing two property owners to claim this exemption even though they did not do so during the first year of eligibility.

5786 - Seabrook v. Town of Mount Pleasant

Bryan Seabrook brought this suit claiming the warrant for his arrest was based on a false and misleading affidavit and the Town of Mount Pleasant was liable for arresting and prosecuting him without probable cause. The circuit court granted the Town a summary judgment. We affirm.