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2012-UP-208 - Chapman v. Clark

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 268(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

Clyde Hayward Chapman, Respondent,

v.

Reliford Clark, Jr., a/k/a Reliford Clark a/k/a Buster J. Clark a/k/a Buster Clark, Jr. and Joyce Clark, f/k/a Joyce Clark d/b/a Cooter's Cuts and Supplies, Defendants,

Of whom Reliford Clark, Jr., a/k/a Reliford Clark a/k/a Buster J. Clark a/k/a Buster Clark, Jr. is the Appellant.


Appeal From Oconee County
Ellis B. Drew, Jr., Master-in-Equity


Unpublished Opinion No. 2012-UP-208
Heard March 1, 2012 – Filed March 28, 2012


AFFIRMED


Bradley A. Norton and Keith G Denny, both of Walhalla, for Appellant.

Corinne B. Cannon, of Clemson, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Reliford Clark appeals the determination that he was not entitled to an equitable partnership accounting prior to the enforcement of a foreign order by a former partner who has the rights of a judgment creditor.  We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities:  U.S. Const. art. IV, § 1 ("Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the . . . judicial proceedings of every other state."); Colonial Pac. Leasing Corp. v. Taylor,  326 S.C. 529, 532, 484 S.E.2d 595, 597 (Ct. App. 1997) ("In essence, the thrust of the clause is that courts of one state must give such force and effect to a foreign judgment as the judgment would receive in its own state."); Abba Equip., Inc. v. Thomason,  335 S.C. 477, 483, 517 S.E.2d 235, 238 (Ct. App. 1999) ("The purpose of the [Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act] is to provide a simpler, more expedient procedure to enforce foreign judgments. . .").

AFFIRMED.

Pieper, Konduros, and Geathers, JJ., concur.