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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Property Purchased By Husband – Wife's Overall Contribution (access required)

Although the commissioner found that a particular property had been purchased by husband as an investment to defray the children’s college expenses, wife nevertheless is entitled to a share in that property. Husband argues that wife is entitled to no ...

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Civil Practice – Incomplete Answer – Expanded Easement (access required)

Although the uncontradicted evidence established the existence of an easement from present State Route 661 along that road’s old bed, and a defendant who also claims an easement has asked the court to define the easement as 30 feet wide, ...

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Commercial – Substitute Trustee – Foreclosure Sale – Late Bid (access required)

Where defendant mortgage corporation replaced the original trustees under the deed of trust by appointing substitute trustees in an instrument executed by a mortgage officer, properly acknowledged and recorded in the clerk’s office, the appointment of the substitute was proper ...

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Workers' Comp – Occupational Disease – Carpal Tunnel (310504) (access required)

Where claimant’s treating neurologist referred to carpal tunnel syndrome as a disease, and a treating osteopath referred to claimant’s carpal tunnel syndrome as a “work-related illness,” we find that claimant’s carpal tunnel syndrome is a disease, which the opinions of ...

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Criminal – Bankruptcy – Asset Concealment – False Statement – False Claim Against U.S. – 'Multiplicity' (access required)

Although defendant contends he committed only one act, lying about his ownership of a Porsche automobile during his probation office interview. concerning his qualification for court-appointed counsel on a charge of concealing assets in his chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, and ...

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Civil Practice – Statute Of Repose – S.C. Law – Medical Malpractice (access required)

On certification of a question by this court, the South Carolina Supreme Court has held that the state’s statute of repose, S.C. Code Ann. § 15-3-545, was not tolled in this medical malpractice action when defendant doctor moved out of ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – State Court Litigation On Underlying Claims (access required)

Where the liability insurance provider filed suit seeking a declaratory judgment that it was not obligated to defend or indemnify its insured, a distributor of fire-retardant plywood who was facing numerous products liability claims, the district court erred in dismissing ...

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