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2010-UP-531 - Kunst v. Parham

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

J. Scott Kunst, Appellant,

v.

Mike Parham and Judy Parham, Respondents.


Appeal From Greenville County
 Doyet A. Early, III, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-531
Submitted December 1, 2010 – Filed December 13, 2010   


AFFIRMED


J. Scott Kunst, pro se, of Simpsonville, for Appellant.

Blake Smith, of Greenville, and Paul Zion, of Spartanburg, for Respondents.

PER CURIAM: J. Scott Kunst appeals the circuit court's grant of summary judgment for his cause of action for defamation against Mike and Judy Parham.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities: Hunt v. S.C. Forestry Comm'n, 358 S.C. 564, 573, 595 S.E.2d 846, 851 (Ct. App. 2004) ("Issues raised in a brief but not supported by authority are deemed abandoned and will not be considered on appeal."); see also In re McCracken, 346 S.C. 87, 92, 551 S.E.2d 235, 238 (2001) ("A bald assertion, without supporting argument, does not preserve an issue for appeal.").

AFFIRMED.

THOMAS, PIEPER, AND GEATHERS, JJ., concur.


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