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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - September 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.

9-21-2022 - Opinions

5945 - Jane Doe v. Oconee Memorial Hospital

In this civil action, Jane Doe appeals the circuit court's order dismissing her complaint against Oconee Memorial Hospital and Greenville Health System (the Hospital and GHS; collectively, Respondents) pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6), SCRCP. Doe argues the circuit court erred in dismissing her causes of action for negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress and in dismissing her complaint when her motion to amend her complaint was still pending. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand to the circuit court to allow Doe an opportunity to amend her complaint.

9-28-2022 - Opinions

5946 - The State v. Frankie L. Davis, III

Frankie L. Davis, III, appeals his conviction for resisting arrest, arguing the circuit court erred in: (1) finding probable cause for his arrest, (2) denying his motions to suppress, for a directed verdict, and to compel the personnel records of the arresting officer, and (3) refusing to allow him to question the arresting officer about a prior incident for which he was disciplined. We affirm the conviction.

5947 - Richard W. Meier v. Mary J. Burnsed

In this dispute over the proceeds of a life insurance policy, Richard Walter Meier and the Estate of William Carl Meier, by and through Conrad Meier, its personal representative, appeal the circuit court's grant of summary judgment to Mary J. Burnsed. They contend the court erred in finding section 62-2-507 of the South Carolina Code (2022) did not apply to revoke a beneficiary designation made before a divorce when both the beneficiary designation and divorce occurred prior to the effective date of the statute. We reverse.