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Buchanan v. SC Property and Casualty Insurance  
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 27840

Justia Opinion Summary: The underlying dispute arose following a deadly motor vehicle accident in Bamberg County, South Carolina in January 2008. At the time of the accident, decedent James Buchanan was driving a tractor trailer traveling north...

Patterson v. Witter  
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 27841

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal involved the South Carolina Home Builders Self Insurers Fund (Fund), which was created by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, Inc. "for the purpose of meeting and fulfilling an employer's obligat...

MO-030 - McGuinn Construction v. Espino
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 2018
In the Matter of Robert E. Peeler
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 27830
Palmetto Mortuary v. Knight Systems  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 27833

Justia Opinion Summary: Palmetto Mortuary Transport, Inc. sued Knight Systems, Inc. and Robert Knight (collectively, Knight) for breach of an asset purchase agreement executed in connection with the sale of Knight's mortuary transport business...

South Carolina v. Scott  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 27834

Justia Opinion Summary: On the night of April 10, 2010, Shannon Scott and his fiancé Rosalyn were asleep at Scott's home. Scott's daughter Shade and three of Rosalyn's daughters were at a party at a teen nightclub with friends. Shade had a hist...

Callawassie Island Club v. Dennis  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 27835

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, Ronnie and Jeanette Dennis purchased property on Callawassie Island. At that time, the Dennises joined a private club known as the Callawassie Island Club, and paid $31,000 to become "equity members." The Club's...

South Carolina v. Brown  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 27836

Justia Opinion Summary: A restaurant in Goose Creek, South Carolina, was robbed by two males wearing ski masks and gloves while carrying a gun and knife, around midnight on Christmas Eve. During the robbery, an employee was shot by one of the r...

Repko v. County of Georgetown  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 27837

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent David Repko, the owner of two lots in Harmony Phase 2-D-1, commenced this action against the County alleging that the County negligently and grossly negligently failed to comply with or enforce its rules, regu...

Silva v. Allstate  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 27838

Justia Opinion Summary: The South Carolina Supreme Court accepted two certified questions from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina arising from a dispute over uninsured motorist (UM) coverage: (1) whether a polic...

Pee Dee Health Care v. Estate of Hugh S. Thompson  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 27839

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue before the South Carolina Supreme Court in this case was an appeal of a circuit court's decision to impose sanctions against Pee Dee Health Care, P.A., and its attorney for conduct that occurred before the circu...

In the Matter of Robert E. Peeler
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 27830
Nationwide Mutual Insurance v. Eagle Window & Door  
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 27831

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, homeowners Renaul and Karen Abel contracted with Gilliam Construction Company, Inc. for the construction of a house in an upscale Landrum subdivision. In constructing the house, Gilliam used windows manufactured...

South Carolina v. Alexander  
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 27832

Justia Opinion Summary: A municipal police officer responded to a 911 call received through his dispatch center regarding a report of a disabled vehicle. After arriving on the scene, the officer found the vehicle slightly off the roadway in a d...

SCDOT v. Powell  
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 27827

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue before the South Carolina Supreme court was the propriety of the grant of partial summary judgment in a condemnation action. The court of appeals affirmed the circuit court's ruling that the landowner, David Pow...

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