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2010-UP-260 - Bishop v. City of Union

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

Sarah Beth Bishop, Appellant,

v.

The City of Union, The Union Department of Public Safety, and Police Chief Sam White, Respondents.


Appeal From Union County
John C. Hayes, III, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-260
Submitted April 1, 2010 – Filed April 26, 2010   


AFFIRMED


N. Douglas Brannon, of Spartanburg, for Appellant. 

Donna S. Givens and C. Edward Rawl, Jr., both of Columbia; and William Whitney, Jr., of Union, for Respondents.

PER CURIAM:  Sarah Beth Bishop filed suit against the City of Union, The Union Department of Public Safety, and Police Chief Sam White (collectively Respondents) under the South Carolina Tort Claims Act for negligence and negligent supervision in connection with a series of assaults in which Bishop was the victim.  Bishop appeals the circuit court's dismissal of her suit as untimely filed, arguing she did not discover she had a claim against Respondents until February 15, 2006.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and the following authorities:  S.C. Code Ann. § 15-78-110 (2005) ("[A]ny action brought pursuant to [the Tort Claims Act] is forever barred unless an action is commenced within two years after the date the loss was or should have been discovered."); Wiggins v. Edwards, 314 S.C. 126, 128, 442 S.E.2d 169, 170 (1994) (requiring an injured party to "act with some promptness where the facts and circumstances of an injury would put a person of common knowledge and experience on notice that some right of his has been invaded or that some claim against another party might exist"). 

AFFIRMED.  

HUFF, THOMAS, and KONDUROS, JJ., concur. 


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