Category Archives: How to Lose an Appeal Before it Begins

SC Appellate Blunders for June 2016

Last month the South Carolina Court of Appeals issued over a dozen decisions on how you may lose an appeal without getting to the merits. This ranged from appealing unappealable orders, to raising issues that were not preserved at trial or that were resolved in a prior appeal, to improperly briefing issues in your appellate brief.  Continue reading

In SC, “Filed” Means Received – And We Mean It!

This updates an earlier post on when South Carolina notices of appeal are filed. Notices of Appeals to the South Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court are filed when the notice is dropped in the mail. Rule 262, SCACR. Appeals from a probate court to the circuit court are not.  The Supreme Court recently drove this point home.   Continue reading