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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - April 2022

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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.


4-6-2022 - Opinions

5903 - State v. Phillip Wayne Lowery

Phillip Wayne Lowery appeals his driving under the influence (DUI) conviction, arguing the trial court erred in (1) admitting statements he made on a dash camera recording and (2) not dismissing the charge due to the State's failure to comply with the DUI statute regarding a second dash camera recording. We reverse and remand.

5904 - State v. Eric Emanuel English

Eric Emanuel English appeals his conviction for first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, arguing the trial court erred in admitting medical test results of himself and another individual who was also alleged to have sexually abused the victim because no one from the laboratories that provided the test results testified to substantiate the results. We affirm.

4-20-2022 - Opinions

5905 - State v. Richard Kenneth Galloway

Richard Kenneth Galloway appeals his convictions of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the first degree and lewd act upon a child, arguing the trial court erred in (1) limiting the testimony of his expert witness, (2) allowing the State's expert witness to testify about risk factors for childhood sexual abuse, (3) permitting the State's witness to testify about childhood sexual abuse dynamics and disclosures although she did not comply with a subpoena duces tecum, (4) admitting evidence of his alleged prior bad acts against Victim's mother, and (5) admitting testimony in violation of the best evidence rule. We affirm.

4-27-2022 - Opinions

5906 - Isaac D. Brailey v. Michelin North America, Inc.

Issac Brailey appeals the order of the Appellate Panel of the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission (the Commission) denying his claim for benefits against Michelin N.A., Inc. Brailey contends the Commission erred in finding (1) he failed to prove he sustained a compensable injury; (2) his claim was barred by the fraud in the application defense under Cooper v. McDevitt & Street Co.; (3) Michelin successfully proved the elements of Capers v. Flautt; and (4) he intentionally and willfully caused injury to himself. We reverse and remand.