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2009-UP-088 - Waterford Place Homeowners Association v. Barnes

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

Waterford Place Homeowners Association of Lexington, Inc., Respondent,

v.

Richie D. Barnes, Appellant.


Appeal From Lexington County
James O. Spence, Master-in-Equity


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-088
Submitted February 2, 2009 – Filed February 12, 2009   


AFFIRMED


Richie D. Barnes, of Irmo, for Appellant.

Walter B. Todd, Jr. and J. Derrick Jackson, of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Richie D. Barnes appeals the master-in-equity's award of attorney's fees and damages, arguing the master abused his discretion in hearing the matter and erred in awarding attorney's fees and damages.  We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and the following authorities:  Rule 220(b)(2), SCACR ("The Court of Appeals need not address a point with is manifestly without merit."); State v. Tyndall, 336 S.C. 8, 16, 518 S.E.2d 278, 282 (Ct. App. 1999) ("Conclusory arguments constitute an abandonment of the issue on appeal."); Solomon v. City Realty Co., 262 S.C. 198, 201, 203 S.E.2d 435, 436 (1974) (holding an issue is abandoned on appeal if argued in an incorrect single conclusory statement that leaves the error assigned unargued).

AFFIRMED.[1]

SHORT, THOMAS, and GEATHERS, JJ., concur.


[1] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.