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Court of Appeals - Roster of Cases for Hearing

   

The summary below each case is prepared to offer lawyers and the public a general overview of what issues are included in a case which will be argued. The summary is not a limit on what issues a party to a case may present at oral argument.

Monday, September 13, 2021
Court Room I
 11:20 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2018-002028    Eugene L. Griffin, Jr., and Beth King Griffin, Appellants, v. Arden Chase Homeowners' Association, Inc., Respondent.

Daniel L. Draisen, of The Injury Law Firm, PC, of Anderson, for Appellants. James W. Logan, Jr., and Stacey Todd Coffee, both of Logan Jolly & Smith, LLP; Ernest Caskey Trammell, of Trammell & Mills Law Firm, LLC; and J. Franklin McClain, all of Anderson, for Respondent.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Court Room I
 10:40 a.m. (Time Limits: 15-15-5)  
2018-000850    The State, Respondent, v. Eric Emanuel English, Appellant.

Joanna Katherine Delany, of Columbia, for Appellant. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Assistant Attorney General Mark Reynolds Farthing, both of Columbia, for Respondent.

Appellant Eric E. English appeals his conviction for first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and sentence of forty years' imprisonment, arguing the trial court erred by admitting the results of STD tests when the analysts who performed the testing did not testify to substantiate the test results and the results therefore constituted inadmissible hearsay evidence.

 11:20 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2018-001054    Tina G. McMillan, Respondent, v. Jimmy Dan McMillan, Appellant.

Bruce Wyche Bannister and Luke Anthony Burke, both of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC, of Greenville, for Appellant. Gwendolynn Wamble Barrett, of Barret Mackenzie, LLC, of Greenville, for Respondent.

On appeal, Jimmy Dan McMillan argues the family court erred by making new findings of fact on remand, failing to properly and equitably divide the parties' marital estate, and by applying interest to the division of the parties' assets.

 12:00 p.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2018-000488    Allen Lee Jacobs, Meghan Jacobs, Donald L. Jacobs, and Tamila D. Jacobs, Plaintiffs, v. Ashley Nicole Zarcone, David Zarcone, Joseph Rose, April Rose and South Carolina Department of Social Services, Defendants, Of whom Ashley Nicole Zarcone is the Appellant, and Meghan Jacobs, Donald L. Jacobs, and Tamila D. Jacobs are the Respondents.

Jeffrey Alton Phillips, of Phillips Law Firm, P.A., of Travelers Rest; and Bruce A. Byrholdt and Sarah Ganss Drawdy, both of Byrholdt Drawdy, LLC, of Anderson, all for Appellant. Amanda Morris Gallivan, of Christophillis & Gallivan, P.A., and Robert Steve Ingram, III, of Holliday Ingram LLC, both of Greenville, for Respondents Donald L. Jacobs and Tamila D. Jacobs. Bruce Wyche Bannister and Luke Anthony Burke, both of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC; and James D. Calmes, III, of James D. Calmes, III Law Firm, all of Greenville, for Respondent Meghan Jacobs.

On appeal, Ashley Zarcone (Mother) argues the family court erred in awarding of custody of her children to the children's stepmother and visitation to the children's paternal grandparents following the death of the children's father.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Court Room I
 10:00 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2018-000988    The State, Respondent, v. Tammy Dianne Brown, Appellant.

Adam Sinclair Ruffin, of Columbia, for Appellant. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Jonathan Scott Matthews, both of Columbia, for Respondent.

Tammy D. Brown appeals her convictions for felony driving under the influence (DUI) resulting in death and felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury. Brown argues the trial court erred in (1) refusing to quash or dismiss the indictments because they did not allege the particular traffic violation the State sought to prove as an essential element of each offense; (2) admitting her blood sample taken at the hospital because she was not provided an independent sample and law enforcement did not offer her affirmative assistance; and (3) admitting testimony regarding her blood alcohol level from a sample obtained by law enforcement at the hospital when the collection of the sample was not recorded by video.

 10:40 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2018-000115    The State, Respondent, v. Montrelle Lamont Campbell, Appellant.

Lara Mary Caudy, of Columbia, for Appellant. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson, Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Melody Jane Brown, W. Jeffrey Young, and William Joseph Maye, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

Montrelle Lamont Campbell appeals his convictions of murder and attempted murder. He contends that because attempted murder is a specific intent crime, the trial court erred in charging the jury that malice may be inferred when a deadly weapon is used. Additionally, he maintains that because no evidence supported an accomplice liability charge, the trial court erred by instructing the jury on the hand of one is the hand of all theory of accomplice liability.

 11:20 a.m. (Time Limits: 20-20-10-10)  
2018-001444    Encore Technology Group, LLC, Respondent/Appellant, v. Keone Trask and Clear Touch Interactive, Inc. f/k/a Clear Touch Interactive, LLC, Appellants/Respondents. AND Clear Touch Interactive, Inc. f/k/a Clear Touch Interactive, LLC, Appellant/Respondent, v. Encore Technology Group, LLC, Respondent/Appellant.

Joseph Owen Smith and Joshua Jennings Hudson, both of Smith Hudson Law, LLC, of Greenville, for Appellant-Respondents. Gregory Jacobs English and Rita Bolt Barker, both of Wyche Law Firm, of Greenville, for Respondent-Appellant.

Encore Technology brought and won various self-dealing claims against Keone Trask and Clear Touch Interactive. Trask and Clear Touch make several arguments as to why the circuit court's judgment should be reversed or modified, and Clear Touch argues the circuit court erred in dismissing its separate subsequent lawsuit against Encore. Encore cross-appeals the circuit court's failure to order restitution from Clear Touch.

 11:20 a.m.
2019-000530    Jami Powell and Encore Technology Group, LLC, Plaintiffs, Of which Encore Technology Group, LLC is the Appellant, v. Clear Touch Interactive, Inc. (a Nevada Corporation) f/k/a Clear Touch Interactive, LLC (a Nevada LLC); Keone Trask and Tamara Trask, Respondents.

Gregory Jacobs English and Rita Bolt Barker, both of Wyche Law Firm, of Greenville, for Appellant. Joseph Owen Smith and Joshua Jennings Hudson, both of Smith Hudson Law, LLC, of Greenville, for Respondents.

In the consolidated case, Encore Technology appeals circuit court orders staying receivership and dismissing Encore as a party in a dispute about Clear Touch's ownership once the judgments against Trask and Clear Touch in the primary appeal were paid into court.

 2:00 p.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2018-001423    John M. Burgess, Appellant, v. Katherine C. Hunter, Respondent.

Cases to be Submitted Without Oral Argument
2019-001249    Bilal S. Haynesworth, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-000205    The Savannah Homeowners Association, Inc., Respondent, v. Denise H. Jones and LVNV Funding LLC, Defendants, Of Whom Denise H. Jones is the Appellant.

2018-001469    Gartharee Hinson, Respondent, v. State of South Carolina, Petitioner.

2020-000565    Michael D. Williams, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001987    Wallace Glover, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001898    Sammy Lee Scarborough, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-002249    Robert Lee Wright, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-000632    The State, Respondent, v. Anthony Briggs, Appellant.

2019-001412    The State, Respondent, v. Bernard Emmanuel Jackson, Appellant.

2020-001417    Karras Cascelle Cohen, Jr., Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000476    Joshua Lee Philips, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-000424    Johnny Neal Sexton, II, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-001820    Dominique Cash, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001957    Richard E. Tedford, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-000528    David J. Benjamin, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001854    Robert A. Baker, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001817    James R. Frady, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-001043    The State, Respondent, v. Donnel Lamont Washington, Appellant.

2019-001089    Harold Lee Jackson, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-002173    Antonio Sadler, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001988    Walter Terran Gaines, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000396    Richard B. Niles, Jr., Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-000002    Caziek Lighty, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001793    Dominic A. Leggette, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001583    Michael Dayse, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000779    Vernard Mathis, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-001220    Robert Wright, Respondent, v. State of South Carolina, Petitioner.

2020-001080    Manuel S. Hernandez, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-000864    Sandy Lee Locklear, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-002278    Sylvester Keejaun King, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001839    Calvin Terrell Williams, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001115    Antonio Ochoa-Tavera, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-001445    The State, Respondent, v. Jeremy Williams, Appellant.

2019-000111    Tyrone Joseph Whatley, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001580    Demetrius Price, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-002067    Donetelle D. Cannon, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001134    Glenda R. Couram, Appellant, v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Titan Indemnity Company, Eugene Matthews, in his individual capacity, Sherwood Plumbing SVC, LLC, dba and Beatrice T. Tidwell, Rick Skurko in his official and individual capacity and Tracey Peer, in her official and individual capacity, Respondents.

2018-000266    Michael C. Kennedy, Respondent-Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Petitioner-Respondent.

2018-001958    Karacus K. Freeman, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001204    Charles Green, Jr., Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-002016    Stephen Francois, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-000937    The State, Respondent, v. Diondrae Emanuel Jackson, Appellant.

2019-000543    The State, Respondent, v. Demarcus Obrien Foster, Appellant.

2019-000915    The State, Respondent, v. Quintin Mills, Appellant.

2020-000110    Nathaniel Johnson, Jr., Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-000381    Henry Nesbit, Jr., Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-002268    London A. Kelley, # 362015, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-002210    Matthew C. Dwyer, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001595    The State, Respondent, v. Marquille Rondale Livingston, Appellant.

2018-001880    Elliott Judon, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000908    Julia Shawnette Gorman, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000854    Tyrone Davis, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-002051    James D. Lloyd, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001530    Christian Coleman, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-002110    Troy Darnell Hunter, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001933    DeAngelo Mickell, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-000533    Larry T. Chestnut, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000052    David Scott Mooney, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001627    Joey Lynn Clark, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001507    Wayne D. Cooper, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-001754    Tyrel Rashone Collins, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.