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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - January 2002

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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.

1-14-2002 - Opinions

3432 - Estate of Moon v. City of Greer

Holding a party must satisfy both contingencies of South Carolina Code section 5-3-270 in order to prosecute an action to challenge the validity of an annexation ordinance

3433 - Laurens Emergency v. Bailey

Holding a contract of indemnity need not necessarily be restricted to losses incurred to third parties

3434 - McCuen v. McCuen

3435 - Pilgrim v. Miller

The Court of Appeals reverses the trial court's decision denying the defendant's motion for relief under Rule 55(c), SCRCP, to vacate an entry of default.

1-22-2002 - Opinions

3436 - United Educational Distributors, LLC v. Educational Testing Service

In order to survive a motion to dismiss a cause of action for intentional interference with prospective contractual relations, a plaintiff must specifically allege facts that give rise to some reasonable expectation of economic benefits from an identifiable contract.

3437 - Olmstead v. Shakespeare

This case discusses whether an employee of a common carrier was a statutory employee of a shipper and therefore barred from proceeding in tort by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act and rejects the contention that Abbott v. The Limited recognizes a distinction between a shipper and a recipient of goods.

1-28-2002 - Opinions

3438 - State v. Knuckles

This is an action alleging trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction due to insufficiency of indictment.

3439 - McInnis v. McInnis

Opinion discussing nontestamentary nature of IRAs.