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The summary following each opinion is prepared to offer lawyers and the public a general overview of what a particular opinion decides. The summary is not necessarily a full description of the issues discussed in an opinion.9-4-2001 - Opinions
Code Ann. § 15-48-10(b)(4) (Supp. 2000) "reverse pre-empts" the Federal Arbitration Act through the McCarran-Ferguson Act and whether § 15-48-10(b)(4) applies to fraternal benefits associations.3383 - State v. LaCoste
This criminal appeal from convictions of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and assault involves the issues of whether the trial court erred in (1) refusing to grant a directed verdict on the indicted charges, (2) excluding the hearsay statements of an unknown declarant, (3) refusing to give a full and complete charge on the right to resist an illegal arrest, and (4) charging simple assault as a lesser included offense of criminal domestic violence.9-10-2001 - Opinions
This case examines the issue of privity between a sheriff and his deputy for purposes of applying collateral and judicial estoppel in a civil action against the sheriff following the deputy's guilty plea to reckless driving3385 - Cothran v. Brown
This case discusses whether a defendant can be judicially estopped from litigating the issue of comparative negligence in the subsequent civil suit based on his guilty plea to the criminal charge arising from the same incident.3386 - Bray v. Marathon Corporation
This case involves the application of the "bystander" requirements of an action for negligent infliction of emotional distress under Kinard v. Augusta Sash and Door Co., 286 S.C. 579,336 S.E.2d 465 (1985), to a products liability action.3387 - State v. Brannon
This appeal involves the issue of whether a consent to search a vehicle was voluntarily given where the driver was immediately detained and handcuffed.3388 - Lowcountry Open Land v. Atkins
Case affirming master's order finding Lowcountry Open Land Trust owns marshland in fee on which James Atkins cannot build a dock without permission.9-17-2001 - Opinions
This insurance appeal involves issues of: (1) coverage for damage caused by a personal pet on business premises; and (2) primary versus excess coverage.3389 - Nelson v. Taylor
A physical therapist is not qualified as a medical expert to testify as to causation.3390 - McKeown v. Charleston County Board of Zoning Appeal
County zoning ordinance which prohibited businesses from selling beer and alcoholic beverages within 500 feet of residential areas did not criminalize or directly conflict with the Department of Revenue's licensing provisions for issuing beer and wine sales permits.9-24-2001 - Opinions
This is an action to foreclose on a real estate mortgage dealing with issues of equitable subrogation.