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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - May 2024

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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.

5-1-2024 - Opinions

6058 - SC Coastal Conservation League v. SCDHEC

The South Carolina Coastal Conservation League (the League) appeals the administrative law court's (ALC's) order affirming the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's issuance of a permit to Debordieu Colony Community Association for the construction of anti-erosion groins on the beach of Debordieu Colony. The League contends the ALC erred in finding the groins would be placed in a high erosion area, erosion threatened existing structures, and the groins would not detrimentally impact the downdrift of sand to other beaches. We affirm.

5-8-2024 - Opinions

6059 - The State v. Daquan J. Crummey

Daquan J. Crummey appeals his convictions for first-degree burglary, armed robbery, assault and battery, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, arguing the circuit court erred in admitting into evidence a photographic identification, two Facebook screenshots, and a recorded jail call. Crummey also challenges the validity of the warrant authorizing the search of his iPhone. We affirm.

5-22-2024 - Opinions

6060 - Charles Blanchard v. 480 King Street, LLC

480 King Street, LLC appeals a circuit court order dismissing its lawsuit against Glick/Boehm & Associates, Inc. with prejudice on the ground that 480 King failed to comply with section 15?36?100 of the South Carolina Code (Supp. 2022). We reverse the order of dismissal and remand the matter to the circuit court for further proceedings.

5-29-2024 - Opinions

6053 - Kaci May v. Dorchester School District Two

Kaci May filed this circuit court action seeking to enjoin the South Carolina Department of Social Services from interviewing her children at school and to prevent Dorchester School District Two (School District) from facilitating such interviews without a court order, warrant, subpoena, or new allegation of abuse or neglect. May now appeals the order denying injunctive relief. She further challenges the circuit court's finding that because Respondents acted within their express statutory authority, their actions did not implicate the Fourth Amendment. We affirm the well-reasoned order of the circuit court.