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2007-UP-534 - Lexington Insurance Co. v. SC School Board Insurance Trust

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 Court of Appeals

Lexington Insurance Co., Appellant,

v.

South Carolina School Board Insurance Trust and School District of Marlboro County, Respondents.


Appeal From Richland County
 Thomas W. Cooper, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-534
Submitted November 1, 2007 – Filed November 20, 2007


APPEAL DISMISSED


Stephen L. Brown, William L. Howard, Edward D. Buckley, Jr., and Jeffrey J. Wiseman, all of Charleston, for Appellant.

Harry R. Easterling, of Bennettsville, John Thomas Lay and Robert J. Thomas, both of Columbia, for Respondents.

PER CURIAM: Lexington Insurance Company appeals two trial court orders transferring venue from Richland to Marlboro County.  We dismiss this appeal pursuant to Rule 220(b)(2), SCACR, and the following authorities: Breland v. Love Chevrolet Olds, Inc., 339 S.C. 89, 94-5, 529 S.E.2d 11, 14 (2000) (“Right of proper venue has not been affected such that the order would be immediately appealable.”) and Lewis v. Atkinson Implement Co., Inc., 280 S.C. 87, 88, 311 S.E.2d 80, 81 (Ct. App. 1983) (“[T]he order denying appellant a change of venue is interlocutory and not appealable.”).

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., KITTREDGE and THOMAS, JJ., concur.