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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - August 2002

Note: Beginning in June 2012, opinions will be posted as Adobe PDFs. You can download a free copy of Adobe Reader here.

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.

8-5-2002 - Opinions

3540 - Greene v. Greene

Elaine Greene (Wife) appeals several aspects of family court's equitable distribution of property in a divorce action against Jackson Greene (Husband). The court of appeals reversed the family court's holding that two parcels of real estate were marital

8-19-2002 - Opinions

3541 - Satcher v. Satcher

This opinion discusses the doctrine of promissory estoppel and an oral gift of real property in a dispute arising from the provisions of a landowner's will.

3542 - Burch v. Farm Bureau

This case involves the issue of whether an insurance contract was properly reformed to include underinsured motorist coverage for failure to make a meaningful offer, where the offer failed to include in its example of commonly available limits any amounts below minimum limits liability coverage.

3543 - SCE&G v. Awendaw

Town may not properly charge electric provider with a franchise fee where the provider's only customers in town were annexed by town.

8-26-2002 - Opinions

3544 - Gilliland v. Doe

John Doe appeals the trial court's denial of his motion for a JNOV, or for a new trial, arguing the trial court erred in holding that Gilliland's evidence was sufficient to satisfy the requiremetnts of S.C. Code Ann. section 38-77-170.

3545 - Black v. Patel v. Karrottukunnel

Must a grantor reimburse a grantee for attorney's fee incurred in successfully defending a suit brought by an adjoining landowner claiming superior title to a portion of the conveyed property?