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South Carolina Employee Leasing Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of South Carolina or Court of Appeals of South Carolina where the terms employee leasing has been mentioned. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Cooke v. Palmetto Health Alliance - 12/12/2005
Opinion Heard October 11, 2005 AFFIRMED This is an appeal from the order of the circuit court, finding John E. Cooke was not a statutory employee of Palmetto Health Alliance (the Hospital) when he was injured....

Southern Glass & Plastics Co. v. Duke - 12/12/2005
Opinion Heard October 11, 2005 AFFIRMED IN PART and REVERSED IN PART Southern Glass & Plastics Co. instituted an action against Angela Duke, one if its former employees, seeking to recover money it alleges she...

Vaughn v. Carriers - 11/30/2005
Submitted November 1, 2005 AFFIRMED In this workers' compensation action, Salem Carriers and Virginia Surety Carrier appeal the trial court's order affirming the order of the South Carolina Workers' Compensation...

Tower v. SC Dep't of Corrections - 11/28/2005
Submitted November 1, 2005 AFFIRMED In this workers' compensation case, Michelle Tower appeals a circuit court order affirming the full commission's denial of her claim for benefits. Tower, an administrative assistant for...

Brunson v. American Koyo Bearings - 11/28/2005
Submitted September 1, 2005 APPEAL DISMISSED This is an appeal from an interlocutory order of the Workers' Compensation Commission. American Koyo Bearings and its insurance carrier, Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance...

Spivey v. Carolina Crawler - 11/23/2005
Heard October 11, 2005 AFFIRMED IN PART and DISMISSED IN PART Chris Spivey brought this action against Carolina Crawler, his employer, and Travelers Property and Casualty Co., insurance carrier for Carolina Crawler,...

Lizee v. South Carolina Dep't of Mental Health - 11/21/2005
Heard September 13, 2005 AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART AND REMANDED This is a workers' compensation appeal in which Respondent Mary Lizee was awarded benefits by the Workers' Compensation Commission. Lizee's employer,...

Bass v. Kenco Group - 11/21/2005
Heard November 8, 2005 AFFIRMED In this Workers' Compensation case, Kenco appeals the circuit court's order affirming an award of benefits to John Bass. FACTUAL/PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND In July of 2000, Bass began...

Hendrix v. J.D. Hollingsworth - 11/17/2005
Submitted November 1, 2005 AFFIRMED In this workers' compensation action, the single commissioner determined Waymon Hendrix's claim was barred by the applicable statute of limitations, S.C. Code Ann. Section 42-15-40...

Shuler v. Gregory Electric - 11/7/2005
Heard September 13, 2005 AFFIRMED Gregory Electric appeals from an order of the circuit court affirming the single commissioner and full commission's award of workers' compensation benefits to the survivors of Linda...

Bessinger v. BI-LO - 11/7/2005
Heard September 13, 2005 AFFIRMED Maurice Bessinger and Piggie Park Enterprises, Inc. (collectively "Plaintiffs") appeal the dismissal of their claims against various retail grocers and store managers (collectively...

Daniels v. Bi-Lo - 10/27/2005
Submitted October 1, 2005 AFFIRMED Geraldine Daniels applied for workers' compensation benefits alleging a change in physical condition. The single commissioner, commission, and circuit court found Daniels sustained a...

Brown v. Greenwood Mills - 10/24/2005
Heard October 12, 2005 AFFIRMED IN PART and REVERSED IN PART The workers' compensation commission affirmed the order of the single commissioner awarding benefits to Edwin H. Brown (Brown) for an occupational lung disease,...

Sargent v. International Paper Co. - 10/17/2005
Submitted October 1, 2005 AFFIRMED In this workers' compensation action, Carolyn Sargent appeals the trial court's order affirming the order of the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission (Commission) denying...

Landry v. Lewis - 10/12/2005
Submitted September 9, 2005 AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND MODIFIED IN PART This is an appeal from a post-divorce action in which the trial court denied Husband's request to reduce his child support obligation,...

Houck v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Co. - 9/26/2005
Heard June 2, 2005 AFFIRMED We certified this case from the Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 204, SCACR. At issue is the liability of Respondent, State Farm Insurance Company, to Appellants, homeowners in Beaufort County...

Neely v. Thomasson - 8/15/2005
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF APPEALS Heard March 1, 2005 AFFIRMED IN PART; REVERSED IN PART This case involves a probate matter. The probate court ruled that Nancy Thomasson (Nancy) was not the child of John...

Whitworth v. Window World - 7/26/2005
Heard June 21, 2005 REVERSED AND REMANDED Tracy Lee Whitworth was injured in an automobile accident while he was transporting a large piece of equipment to a jobsite. He filed a claim for workers' compensation, which the...

Johnston v. South Carolina Dep't of Labor - 7/25/2005
Heard June 14, 2005 REVERSED Following petitioner's (the Board's) issuance of an order fining and suspending respondent, respondent appealed to the Administrative Law Court (ALC). The ALC reversed the Board's order and...

Bowman v. State Roofing Co. - 7/18/2005
ORDER Appellants Travelers Insurance Company and AFCO Credit Corporation have petitioned this Court for rehearing in this matter. We deny the petitions but withdraw our former opinion and substitute the attached opinion. ...

Hessenthaler v. Tri-County Sister Help - 7/18/2005
Heard November 21, 2002 - Filed May 12, 2003 - Reheard March 3, 2004 - Refiled October 18, 2004 Reheard February 16, 2005 - Refiled July 18, 2005 AFFIRMED IN RESULT Petitioner Emma F. Hessenthaler (Hessenthaler) brought a...

Smith-Hunter Construction Company - 7/5/2005
Heard Filed April 19, 2005 AFFIRMED Both parties have appealed the trial court's order in this action concerning the construction of a house. This matter was certified from the Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 204(b),...

McClure v. Service Partners - 6/23/2005
Submitted May 1, 2005 AFFIRMED Service Partners, LLC, and Travelers Indemnity Company appeal the circuit court's decision reversing the Workers' Compensation Appellate Panel (Full Commission) and finding Karen McClure...

Alexander v. Forklifts Unlimited - 6/20/2005
Opinion Heard May 11, 2005 REVERSED Forklifts Unlimited and Zurich American Insurance Company ("Appellants") appeal a circuit court order awarding benefits under the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Act. We...

Keith v. River Consulting - 6/20/2005
Opinion Heard April 5, 2005 REVERSED AND REMANDED A.J. Concrete Pumping, LLC (A.J. Concrete), appeals the grant of summary judgment to Hightower Construction Company, Inc. (Hightower Construction), arguing the...

Smith v. Thermo Information Solutions Inc. - 6/6/2005
Submitted May 1, 2005 AFFIRMED In this workers' compensation case, the single commissioner found that Gary Smith suffered a brain injury as a result of a work-related accident and awarded total disability benefits. The...

[W] Bowman v. State Roofing Co. - 6/6/2005
Heard February 2, 2005 AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED Claimants Bowman and Gainey commenced these workers' compensation claims alleging on-the-job injuries sustained on June 3 and September 15, 1998, while working for respondent...

Bass v. Isochem - 6/6/2005
Heard May 11, 2005 AFFIRMED IN RESULT AND REMANDED In this Workers' Compensation case, the employer, Isochem Colors, Inc., appeals the circuit court's order reversing the denial of benefits to Teresa A. Bass by the...

Bush v. Pioneer Machinery - 5/16/2005
Submitted May 1, 2005 AFFIRMED In this workers' compensation action, the single commissioner determined that Thomas P. Bush was permanently and totally disabled as a result of an on-the-job injury to his back. An...

Baril v. Aiken Regional Medical Centers - 4/19/2005
Heard March 10, 2005 AFFIRMED Marolyn Baril brought this action for breach of an employment contract against Aiken Regional Medical Centers (Hospital). A jury returned a verdict in favor of Baril, and Hospital appeals. We...

Peoples v. Henry Co. - 3/28/2005
Submitted February 1, 2005 AFFIRMED This is a workers' compensation case. Henry Company and its insurer appeal an order of the circuit court finding its employee, Samuel K. Peoples, sustained an injury arising out of and in...

Abu-Shawareb v. South Carolina State University - 3/21/2005
Heard December 8, 2004 AFFIRMED Hassan Abu-Shawareb appeals the trial court's grant of judgment notwithstanding the verdict in favor of South Carolina State University, arguing the court erred by determining a prior order...

Rodriguez v. Romero - 2/28/2005
Heard September 21, 2004 AFFIRMED This is a workers compensation matter. At issue is which of two insurance carriers, The Insurance Corporation of New York (INSCORP) or Capital City Insurance Company (Capital), is...

Wooldridge v. Greenwood Mills - 2/23/2005
Submitted February 1, 2005 AFFIRMED Brenda Wooldridge appeals the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Greenwood Mills, Inc. in her action for wrongful termination. We affirm. Facts Wooldridge...

Spruill v. Richland County School District 2 - 2/22/2005
Opinion Heard September 23, 2004 AFFIRMED This is a worker's compensation case. Appellant (Employee) contends the single commissioner erred in refusing to allow Employee to withdraw her Form 50 following the...

Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. v. South Carolina Second Injury Fund - 2/22/2005
Opinion Heard February 9, 2005 AFFIRMED Timothy Paul Williams (Claimant) lost his right leg in a work-related accident. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (Liberty) sought reimbursement for compensation benefit...

Toner v. South Carolina Employment Security Commission - 2/15/2005
Submitted January 1, 2005 AFFIRMED Michael Toner appeals the decision of the circuit court, affirming the Employment Security Commission's finding that workers' compensation benefits are excluded from the definition of...

Gordon v. Phillips Utilities - 1/24/2005
Heard November 18, 2004 AFFIRMED This is a negligence case in which the trial court granted partial summary judgment to the respondent on the appellant's claim of a set-off in the amount of workers' compensation benefits...

Dodd v. Exide Battery Corp. - 1/13/2005
Heard December 14, 2004 AFFIRMED This is a workers' compensation case. The single commissioner found the claimant Willie Earl Dodd, an assembly line worker, sustained a compensable injury by accident on January 3, 1995,...

Elliott v. S.C. Dep't of Transportation - 12/20/2004
Heard September 15, 2004 REVERSED AND REMANDED Katherine Elliott appeals the circuit court's order affirming the workers' compensation commission's decision to calculate her average weekly wage without including her earned...

Simpson v. Omnova Solutions - 12/16/2004
Submitted October 1, 2004 AFFIRMED The appellate panel of the Workers' Compensation Commission issued a default order pursuant to 25A S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 67-709 (2003) affirming the single commissioner's decision that...

Montgomery v. CSX Transportation - 12/6/2004
Heard October 13, 2004 REVERSED and REMANDED Harry Montgomery, a railroad employee with CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSX), was injured as he attempted to tighten a bolt on a railroad track. Montgomery filed this action against...

McQueen v. Staffmark - 9/30/2004
Submitted September 15, 2004 REVERSED StaffMark, Inc. and Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company (collectively StaffMark) appeal the circuit court's reversal of the Appellate Panel of the Workers' Compensation Commission's...

Frazier v. Badger - 9/27/2004
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI Heard January 6, 2004 AFFIRMED This review stems from an action by E'Van Frazier ("Frazier") against Athaniel Badger, Jr. ("Badger") for the tort of outrage. The jury awarded Frazier $400,000 in...

Burns v. Universal Health Services - 9/27/2004
Heard September 14, 2004 REVERSED and the JURY VERDICT is REINSTATED Katherine Burns appeals the trial court's decision granting Universal Health Service's (Universal) motion for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict...

Grant v. Grant Textiles - 9/7/2004
Heard June 8, 2004 REVERSED Grant Textiles and its insurer, U.S. Fire Insurance Company, appeal the circuit court's order reversing the decision of the full commission and finding Charles Grant's injuries compensable under...

Ellison v. Frigidaire Home Products - 6/28/2004
Heard May 12, 2004 REVERSED In this workers' compensation action, Appellant-Employer Frigidaire Home Products contends the circuit court erred in concluding an employee's leg injury entitled him to compensation for total,...

Thigpen v. Baker Homes - 6/15/2004
Submitted June 8, 2004 AFFIRMED Kenneth L. Thigpen appeals an order of the circuit court affirming the decision of an appellate panel of the Workers' Compensation Commission denying his claim for compensation. We affirm. ...

Richey v. Becton Dickinson - 6/14/2004
Submitted May 12, 2004 AFFIRMED Carroll D. Richey filed a workers' compensation claim against Becton Dickinson and Travelers Property Casualty Co. arising from an accident that occurred in 1987. The single commissioner...

Hall v. Jones - 6/10/2004
Submitted June 8, 2004 AFFIRMED In this legal malpractice action, Ella Hall appeals a circuit court order granting summary judgment in favor of J. Richard Jones, Esquire. We affirm. FACTS Ella Hall worked as a...

Agnew v. Spartanburg County School District No. 3 - 6/10/2004
Heard April 6, 2004 VACATED AND REMANDED In this workers' compensation case, Janet Agnew appeals the circuit court's decision affirming the Full Commission's ruling that Agnew sustained a compensable injury to her back...

Edens v. Bellini - 6/1/2004
Submitted May 12, 2004 AFFIRMED Susan Edens, personal representative of the Estate of Christopher Edens (the Estate), filed wrongful death and survival actions against Milliken & Company, and three of its employees,...

Angus v. Burroughs & Chapin Co. - 2/9/2004
Heard September 9, 2003 Filed February 9, 2004 Withdrawn, Substituted and Refiled May 12, 2004 AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART Linda Angus appeals the circuit court'order granting summary judgment on her cause of...

[W] Angus v. Burroughs & Chapin Co. - 2/9/2004
Heard September 9, 2003 AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART Linda Angus appeals the circuit court's order granting summary judgment on her cause of action for civil conspiracy. We affirm in part and reverse in part. ...

Tillotson v. Keith Smith Builders - 2/2/2004
Heard June 11, 2003 REVERSED AND REMANDED Gregory Tillotson ("Tillotson") appeals from the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Keith Smith Builders ("Builder"). FACTS Tillotson, a self-employed...

McDowell v. Travelers Property & Casualty Co. - 12/22/2003
Heard October 7, 2003 AFFIRMED Roy McDowell was injured in a motor vehicle collision while driving a tractor-trailer owned by his employer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company ("Goodyear") and insured by Travelers Property...

United Student Aid Funds - 11/3/2003
Heard September 24, 2003 AFFIRMED The Court granted a writ of certiorari to review the decision of the Court of Appeals in United Student Aid Funds, Inc., v. South Carolina Dep't of Health and Envtl. Control, 349 S.C. 162,...

In re Weinberg - 9/29/2003
Submitted August 29, 2003 INDEFINITE SUSPENSION In this attorney disciplinary matter, respondent and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel have entered into an Agreement for Discipline by Consent pursuant to Rule 21, RLDE,...

In re Oliver - 9/29/2003
Heard June 10, 2003 DEFINITE SUSPENSION In this attorney disciplinary matter, the Commission on Lawyer Conduct filed formal charges against respondent Susan Oliver. Respondent filed an answer admitting the charges, but...

Rogers v. Norfolk Southern Corp. - 9/22/2003
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF APPAEALS Reheard June 10, 2003 AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED We granted certiorari to review the Court of Appeals' decision in Rogers v. Norfolk Southern Corp., 343 S.C. 52, 538 S.E.2d 664...

Avant v. Willowglen Academy - 9/15/2003
Heard April 8, 2003 REVERSED Travelers Property Casualty Company (Travelers) filed a motion with the Workers' Compensation Commission seeking an order identifying the proper carrier for Marty Avant's claim. The single...

Zepsa Constuction - 9/15/2003
Heard May 13, 2003 Filed September 15, 2003 Withdrawn, Substituted and Re-filed January 7, 2004 AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED In this action to foreclose a mechanic's lien, the master ordered judgment against Phillip and...

Hancock v. Wal-Mart Stores - 6/2/2003
Submitted March 10, 2003 AFFIRMED Richard Hancock was injured while working for his employer on Wal-Mart's premises.á Hancock filed suit in the circuit court, alleging his injuries were the result of Wal-Mart's negligence.á...

O'Neal v. Intermedical Hospital of South Carolina - 6/2/2003
Heard March 12, 2003 AFFIRMED IN PART AND REVERSED IN PART In this wage payment dispute, the trial court trebled the jury's $1,350 award of damages to plaintiff Betty P. O'Neal and ordered defendant Intermedical Hospital of...

Risinger v. Knight Textiles - 12/9/2002
Submitted November 4, 2002 AFFIRMED Knight Textiles appeals an order of the circuit court requiring it to provide certain medical treatment recommended by Billy Risinger's physician for work-related injuries. Knight argues...

State v. Brown - 9/9/2002
Heard June 17, 2002 VACATED Bonnie Nelson Brown appeals his convictions for two traffic-related offenses in the Abbeville County Magistrate's Court.á We vacate the convictions.á FACTS/PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND A...

State v. Brewer - 8/19/2002
Heard June 26, 2002 Appellant was convicted of one count of misconduct in public office and nine counts of embezzlement. In this appeal, we are asked to determine whether the trial court erred by finding appellant is not entitled...

McCraw v. Mary Black Hospital - 6/17/2002
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF APPEALS Heard April 16, 2002 AFFIRMED IN PART; VACATED IN PART; REVERSED IN PART; and REMANDED. In this workers' compensation case, we granted a writ of certiorari to review the...

United Student Aid Funds - 3/25/2002
Appeal From Richland County Donald W. Beatty, Circuit Court Judge Formerly Unpublished Opinion No. 2002-UP-565 Heard January 12, 2000 AFFIRMED United Student Aid Funds, Inc. (USA Funds) brought this action...

Cason v. Duke Energy Corporation - 3/4/2002
ON CERTIFICATION FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA Heard November 15, 2001 CERTIFIED QUESTION ANSWERED The Court agreed to answer the following questions certified by the United...

In re Yarborough - 2/11/2002
Heard November 28, 2001 INDEFINITE SUSPENSION In this attorney disciplinary matter, the sub-panel and the full panel recommended respondent Ernest E. Yarborough be definitely suspended for 18 months. We impose an indefinite...

Wade v. Berkeley County - 2/4/2002
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF APPEALS Appeal From Berkeley County R. Markley Dennis, Jr., Circuit Court Judge Heard October 24, 2001 AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART The Court granted a writ of...

In re Gaines - 1/28/2002
Heard December 13, 2001 DISBARRED In this attorney disciplinary matter, the Commission on Lawyer Conduct filed formal charges against respondent. Respondent filed an answer admitting the allegations. A hearing, at which...

In re Pyatt - 12/3/2001
Submitted October 30, 2001 PUBLIC REPRIMAND In this attorney disciplinary matter, respondent and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel have entered into an Agreement for Discipline by Consent pursuant to Rule 21, RLDE, Rule...

Unisys Corp. v. South Carolina Budget and Control Board Div. of General Services Information Technology Management Office - 8/14/2001
Appeal From Richland County J.C. Nicholson, Jr., Circuit Court Judge Heard June 6, 2001 AFFIRMED This dispute involves the State's multi-million dollar contract with appellant Unisys Corporation for the implementation...

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