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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - December 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.

12-9-2002 - Opinions

3574 - Risinger v. Knight Textiles

In this workers' compensation case, Knight Textiles appeals an order of the circuit court, which required Knight to provide medical treatment recommended by Risinger's physician. Knight argues the commission erred by not allowing Knight to get an indepedent medical examination of Risinger after a final order of the commission had been issued and Knight was paying benefits to Risinger under the final order.

3575 - Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc. v. S.C. Department of Transportation

In this condemnation action, SCDOT appeals the jury's verdict, awarding Burroughs & Chapin over $87,000 for its taken property and for the dimunition in value of its remaining property. Specifically, SCDOT argues the trial judge erred in the admission of expert witness testimony and in charging the jury in violation of hte

3576 - Burroughs v. Worsham

This case involves the analysis of the doctrine "loss of chance of survival" as applied in a medical malpractice death case. Additionally, future damages, evidentiary issues, jury charges, and inconsistent verdict principles are analyzed.

12-16-2002 - Opinions

3580 - FOC Lawshe v. International Paper

FOC Lawshe Limited Partnership brought suit against Interantional Paper Company seeking injunctive relief and damages arising from an alleged nuisance. FOC Lawshe appeals from the trial court's denial of its motion for temporary injunctive relief. International Paper appeals the trial court's denial of its motion to dismiss.

12-19-2002 - Opinions

3581 - Nexsen v. Haddock

Lifrage and Diggers appeal the trial court's finding that their sublease is a nullity pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. Section 27-35-60.