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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.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Virtual Courtroom I
 10:00 a.m. (Time Limits: 15-15-5)  
2018-000562    Mary P. Smith, Maezell Mitchell Jefferson, Individually and as personal representative of the Estate of Annabelle Thornton, Shirrese B. Brockington, as special administrator of the Estate of Janine Gourdine, Emma Smalls, Viola Pringle, Cephus Thornton, Arthur Graddick, III, an imprisoned person, Venetra Watson, and any known or unknown persons or entities claiming any interest in the Estates of Lucinda Pringle, Odessa Graddick, Arthur Graddick, Jr., Annabelle Thornton, and Janine Gourdine, Appellants, v. Angus M. Lawton, personal representative of the Estate of Lucinda Pringle, Evelina Brown Moses, Thomas P. Brown, Jr., and Unknown PR Rebecca Patricia Brown, Respondents.

Thomas Jefferson Goodwyn, Jr., of Goodwyn Law Firm, LLC, of Columbia, for Appellants. Jonathan Scott Altman, of Derfner & Altman, LLC, of Charleston; and Stephen Michael Slotchiver of Slotchiver & Slotchiver, LLP, of Mount Pleasant, SC, for Respondents.

In this probate action, the estates of Mary Smith, Annabelle Thornton, Emma Smalls, and Janine Gourdine (Appellants) appeals the circuit court's order affirming the probate court's order probating the will of Lucinda Pringle (decedent), which devised decedent's property to Evelina Moses, Thomas Brown, and Rebecca Brown (Respondents). On appeal Appellants argue the probate court erred in probating the will because (1) no evidence was offered to prove proper execution, (2) the will was altered, and (3) it was not offered timely.

 10:40 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2018-000561    The State, Respondent, v. General T. Little, Appellant.

Chief Appellate Defender Robert Michael Dudek and Vordman Carlisle Traywick, III, of Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, both of Columbia, for Appellant. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Michael Douglas Ross, both of Columbia, for Respondent.

General T. Little appeals his conviction for murder of Barbra Little. On appeal, Little argues the trial court abused its discretion (1) failing to suppress evidence found in Little's vehicle and home following an illegal search, (2) denying his motion for a mistrial, and (3) admitting testimony from the State's footwear expert.

 11:20 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5-5)  
2018-000436    Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for NovaStar Mortgage Funding Trust, Series 2007-1 NovaStar Equity Loan Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2007-1, Respondent/Appellant, v. Patricia Owens a/k/a Patricia Ann Owens; Tammy M. Bailey; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Defendants, Of whom Patricia Owens a/k/a Patricia Ann Owens and Tammy M. Bailey are the Appellants/Respondents.

Andrew Sims Radeker, of Harrison, Radeker & Smith, P.A., of Columbia, for Appellant-Respondents. Michael Casin Griffin, of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, of Waxhaw, NC, for Respondent-Appellant. George Benjamin Milam and Jonathan Edward Schulz, both of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, of Charlotte, NC, for Respondent-Appellant. Mary R. Powers, of Brock & Scott, PLLC, of Columbia, for Respondent-Appellant.

In this cross-appeal, Patricia Owens and Tammy M. Bailey (collectively, Debtors), appeal the master-in-equity's order granting their motion for summary judgment and finding Deutsche Bank National Trust Company (Deutsche Bank) liable for failing to enter satisfaction of Debtors' mortgage pursuant to section 29-3-320 of the South Carolina Code (2007). Debtors solely argue the master erred by failing to require Deutsche Bank to pay the penalty required under section 29-3-320. Deutsche Bank argues the master erred by granting Debtors' motion for summary judgment and finding it was procedurally barred from seeking foreclosure of Debtors' mortgage.

 12:00 p.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)  
2018-000448    The State, Respondent, v. Nick Russell Evangelista, Appellant.

Chief Appellate Defender Robert Michael Dudek, of Columbia, for Appellant. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and William Joseph Maye, both of Columbia, for Respondent.

Nick Evangelista appeals his murder conviction arguing the circuit court erred in (1) ruling inappropriate the expert testimony of Dr. Lois Veronen for the pretrial immunity hearing as to the battered person syndrome and Evangelista's state of mind, and (2) excluding evidence that Evangelista's live-in girlfriend, Rebecca Melton (Victim), operated a financial scam to return for a cash refund merchandise she never purchased, and that she had Evangelista take over or participate in the scam once she was discovered.

Cases to be Submitted Without Oral Argument
2018-000117    Jimmy Lee Sessions, Respondent, v. State of South Carolina, Petitioner.

2018-002264    The State, Respondent, v. John Andrew Finch, Appellant.

2019-002007    William S. Pegues, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001004    Jovan Mitchell, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001149    Gene Tony Cooper, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000851    The State, Respondent, v. Terrell Freeman, Appellant.

2017-001659    The State, Respondent, v. Dean Alton Holcomb, Appellant.

2018-000189    The State, Respondent, v. Christopher Greene, III, Appellant.

2018-000831    Challenge Golf Group of South Carolina, LLC, Respondent, v. B.J. Brandimarte, Appellant.

2019-000859    The State, Respondent, v. Jamaa Ato Washington, Jr, Appellant.

2018-000116    Christopher Stephens, Respondent, v. State of South Carolina, Petitioner.

2018-001918    The State, Respondent, v. Mark Emil Day, Appellant.

2017-001077    April Grant Mack as Personal Representative of the Estate of Barrett Demetric Jeremiah Mack, Respondent, v. Estate of Harry Washington, Defendant, Of whom Necole Binyard, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Harry Rufus Emanuel Washington is the Appellant.

2018-000096    Jennifer McSharry, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-001755    Gerald Cornell Green, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000741    Lamont Jeremiah McCauley, Appellant, v. Paul Wickensimer, Greenville County Family Court Clerk's Office, Respondents.

2018-002197    David T. Gallman, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-001229    The State, Respondent, v. David Harold Campbell, Appellant.

2019-000853    The State, Respondent, v. Christopher Neal Morris, Appellant.

2019-001137    Raymond E. A. Burns, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000464    Jerome Campbell, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000653    The RMUE through its General Officers Barbara B. Clark, Warren E. Hatcher, Cassie Keeton, Daniel Green, Powell Hampton, Amos Hatcher, Bobby Keeton, James Moseley and Willie B. Oliver, Respondents, v. Herman Bolds, Richard Brown Cecil Parker, Theodore Miller, Carl Miller, Joan S. Roper, Martha Matthews, Thomasina G. Walker, Marilyn S. Washington, Jaree R. Stanley, Audrey Wilder, Derrick Lucas, Willie Parker, Jr., James Cromwell, James A. Roper, III, Elizabeth R. Parker, Jacqueline R. Miller and Payne Church, Appellants.

2019-001896    Albert Lee Witherspoon, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000703    The State, Respondent, v. Kraig Jermayne Anderson, Appellant.

2019-001337    Derrick J. Brown, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-000821    In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of Timothy J. Brown, Appellant.

2020-000149    Marcus Lamont Shearin, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-001332    Orlando Paul, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002295    Chavis Aikman, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-000996    The State, Respondent, v. Devontre Cortell Jackson, Appellant.

2019-001692    Danielle Lamar Peay, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000551    Thomas Johnson, Respondent, v. Alfreda Johnson, Appellant.

2018-001040    Therese Emry and Dakine Elite Automobiles, LLC, Appellants, v. Andrew Michael Carpenter, Bendell Moore, Manage My Success, Larry D. Wylie, and Vashti Encarnacion, Defendants, Of Whom Vashti Encarnacion d/b/a Manage My Success and Bendell Moore are the Respondents.

2019-000911    The State, Respondent, v. Ronald Jeffrey Eaton, Appellant.

2019-001739    Kelly E. Bruton, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001998    The State, Respondent, v. Anthony Raynard Randall, Appellant.

2019-000823    In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of Antonio D. Young, Appellant.

2018-000949    Elvis G. Groce, Appellant, v. South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority, South Carolina Retirement Systems, Respondent.

2017-002411    Daniel Lopez, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-000149    Adrian Keith Neal, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001587    Furman E. Taylor, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-000752    The State of South Carolina, Respondent, v. Harlin A. Bearden, Appellant.

2018-000570    Cary G. Ryals, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002635    Harold Estes Blackwell, Jr., Appellant, v. Toby Woodard, Respondent.

2019-001376    Santos A. Aguilera, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-000108    Gowndell Cades, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-001250    Christian P. Rollins, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001995    Waymon Eugene Newton, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-002067    Tony Fulmer, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-000455    The State, Respondent, v. William Tiay Chandler, Appellant.

2018-000035    Isiah James, Jr., Appellant, v. South Carolina Department of Corrections, Respondent.

2019-001462    Alfred Q. Dunkin, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2019-001723    Christopher David Tison, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002494    Jaquwn Brewer, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001395    The State, Respondent, v. Demorris Octswavious Andrews, Appellant.

2019-001898    Rashad Demond Johnson, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-001986    Derrick Velasquez, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2017-002168    The State, Respondent, v. Philip David Guderyon, Appellant.

2018-000875    Dr. Marvin Anderson, Respondent, v. Mary Thomas; Forest Thomas; Prodigal Enterprises, LLC; Brushy Creek BarBQ, Inc.; and Bail Pros Bail Bonding, LLC, Defendants, Of whom Mary Thomas is the Appellant.

2019-000457    Jaimie S. Obregon, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

2018-001904    In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of Dameon Montrell Brown, Appellant.

2018-001844    In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of Donald Hulon, Appellant.