Parties may petition the Appellate Panel of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission to rehear its decisions. The case is Rhame v. Charleston County School Dist., 412 S.C. 273, 772 S.E.2d 159 (2015). Continue reading
When is a South Carolina appeal filed? Is it when the notice of appeal is sent, received, or something in between? For appeals to the South Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, the notice of appeal is filed when it is dropped in the mail. Rule 262, SCACR. But other appeals are handled differently. I once learned this the hard way. Continue reading
The SC Court of Appeals held last week that notices of appeal from the South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission do not need to state the grounds for the appeal. Continue reading
South Carolina appeals generally oust a trial judge’s jurisdiction. This makes sense if the appeal is from a final judgment because there is little left for the trial judge to do. But even then the trial court still has a say on when the judgment becomes enforceable, and retains an even greater say when the appeal is interlocutory.