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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - September 2006

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.

9-11-2006 - Opinions

4150 - Fuller v. Fuller

In this domestic appeal, Husband appeals the awards of equitable distribution, alimony, and expert fees to Wife. He also appeals the finding that a real estate holding company was a marital asset. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand.

9-25-2006 - Opinions

4151 - State v. Geiger

Eddie Geiger appeals his conviction for assault with intent to commit first degree sexual conduct (ACSC). Geiger argues the trial court erred in refusing his request to charge the jury with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature (ABHAN) as a lesser included offense. We affirm.

4152 - Bennett v. Investors Title Insurance Company

Warren C. Powell, Jr., of Columbia, for Respondent CBS Surveying and Mapping, Inc.

4153 - Bennett v. Investors Title Insurance Company

In this civil action, the Circuit Judge granted summary judgment in regard to the claims of Investors Title Insurance Company against Crescent Resources, LLC. The issues on appeal are: (1) The Circuit Court erred in concluding the “exceptions and exclusions” in the Crescent Deed precluded deed warranty liability on the part of Crescent; (2) The Circuit Court erred in ruling that the “exceptions and exclusions” in the Crescent Deed precluded deed warranty liability because the habendum clause could not reduce the effect of the granting clause; and (3) The Circuit Court erred in failing to conclude there was an ambiguity in the Crescent Deed in regard to the limited warranty. We affirm.

4154 - McEachern v. SC Employment Security Commission

Michael J. McEachern appeals an order of the circuit court affirming the denial of his claim for unemployment benefits by the South Carolina Employment Security Commission.