The South Carolina Court of Appeals clarified yesterday that respondents may raise on appeal issues that they lost on summary judgment. This does not violate the rule against appealing orders denying summary judgment. Continue reading
This month, the South Carolina Supreme Court held that a judgment entered on an accepted Rule 68 offer is unappealable. Continue reading
The South Carolina Supreme Court reaffirmed this week that the Administrative Procedures Act (S.C. Code § 1-23-380) governs workers compensation appeals and not the general statute on appeals (S.C. Code § 14-3-330). Continue reading
The South Carolina Supreme Court recently issued two decisions clarifying when a final judgment is final enough to appeal. Continue reading
In March 1972, Watergate was a hotel and not a scandal, and the South Carolina Supreme Court granted its last writ of prohibition.
New South Life Ins. Co. v. Lindsay, 258 S.C. 198, 187 S.E.2d 794 (1972), is the case. It explains that a writ of prohibition is a centuries-old writ for challenging an inferior court’s subject matter jurisdiction. Continue reading
Last Friday’s post noted that the South Carolina Supreme Court may review trial-court orders on certiorari even if the order is not appealable before final judgment. This post describes how this works. Continue reading
The South Carolina Court of Appeals reaffirmed that discovery orders are not appealable. Johnson v. Chaudhry, M.D., Op.No. 2013-UP-176 (S.C. Ct.App. filed May 1, 2013). Continue reading