THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.† IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS
PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Supreme Court


Janet Elgin Arthurs, Personal Representative of the Estate of Betty B. Stephens, Deceased, Petitioner,

v.

Sue H. Brown, Respondent.


ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF APPEALS


Appeal From Greenville County
†John C. Few, Circuit Court Judge


Memorandum Opinion No. 2004-MO-069
Submitted November 19, 2004 Ė Filed December 6, 2004


REVERSED AND REMANDED


Richard Edwin Miley, of North Augusta, for Petitioner.

Phillip E. Reeves, Esquire, and Jennifer D. Eubanks, both of Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA, of Greenville, for Respondent.


PER CURIAM:††††††††† Petitioner seeks a writ of certiorari to review the Court of Appealsí dismissal of her appeal as untimely.† Additionally, petitioner has submitted a motion to remand, asking this Court to remand the case to the Court of Appeals for reconsideration in light of our recent decision in Elam v. S.C. Depít of Transp., 361 S.C. 9, 602 S.E.2d 772 (2004).

Following a jury verdict in favor of respondent, petitioner orally moved for judgment notwithstanding the verdict and a new trial.† After the denial of these motions, petitioner unsuccessfully moved to alter or amend the judgment pursuant to Rule 59(e), SCRCP.† Without reaching the merits, the Court of Appeals dismissed petitionerís appeal as untimely. [1]

In light of Elam, supra, we find petitionerís notice of appeal was timely.† Accordingly, we grant the petition for a writ of certiorari, dispense with further briefing, reverse the Court of Appealsí decision, and remand to the Court of Appeals for consideration of the issues on appeal.† Petitionerís motion to remand is denied as moot.

REVERSED AND REMANDED.

TOAL, C.J., MOORE, WALLER, BURNETT and PLEICONES, JJ., concur.


[1] Arthurs v. Brown, Op. No. 2004-UP-216 (S.C. Ct. App. filed March 30, 2004).