Hedgepath v. American Tel. & Tel. Co., Case No. 96-CP-32-0968

CourtCourt of Appeals of South Carolina
Writing for the CourtANDERSON, J.
Citation559 S.E.2d 327,348 S.C. 340
PartiesWannelle HEDGEPATH, Andrew Hedgepath, and Kristin Hedgepath, Appellants/Respondents, v. AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY, a corporation, AT & T Nassau Metals Corporation, Respondents/Appellants, and Gaston Copper Recycling Corporation, and Southwire Company, Respondents. Karen Mack as Personal Representative of the Estate of Toby L. Sharpe, Sr., Appellant/Respondent, v. American Telephone and Telegraph Company, a corporation, AT & T Nassau Metals Corporation, Respondents/Appellants, and Gaston Copper Recycling Corporation, and Southwire Company, Respondents. Maggie Banyard, Brenda Brooks for herself and as guardian for her incapacitated son Meredyth Brooks, Brenda L. Brooks, Herbert H. Brooks, Joe L. Brooks, Joseph Brooks on behalf of his minor child Brandi C. Brooks, Mary H. Brooks; Marvin Brooks for himself and as guardian for his minor children Monica, Amanda Tasiras, Marvin II, Shaine Q. and Markita S. Brooks; Nathaniel Brooks, Jr.; Gertrude Chiles for herself and as guardian for her minor grandson Stefano L. McKnight; Azalee Colter, Nathaniel Colter, Thelma D. Colter; Merdis Davis for herself and as guardian for her invalid husband Chessie D. Davis; Muriel Davis, Shanetra N. Davis, Patricia Dease, Eric S. Dibble, Henrietta Dibble, Ivory Dibble; Louella Dibble on behalf of herself and her minor daughter Shakira Dibble; Margaret Dibble of behalf of herself and her minor child Ronrico L. Dibble; Steven L. Dibble, Tronda M. Dibble, Walter Dibble, Benjamin Edmond, Rosa Mae Glover, Floyd Hall, Iva M. Hall; Priscilla Hamm on behalf of herself and her minor child Dominique C. Hamm; Cynthia Harrison, Melvin Harrison, Jettie James; Augustus James, Jr., for himself and as guardian for his minor children Augustus James, III and Marisa Ann James; Andrew Jeffcoat, Betty Jeffcoat, Daisey Jeffcoat, Marshall Jeffcoat, Stephanie S. Jeffcoat, Gloria Lou Jenkins, Wanda Jenkins, Brenda K. Johnson, Carrie B. Johnson; Debra Johnson, as guardian for her minor child Joshua Johnson; Frances Johnson, Jettie Mae Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Sam Johnson, Jr., Pandora Jones, Verdia Mae Jones, Ruby Knight, Nancy A. Knott; Barbara Ann Lowman for herself and as guardian for her minor child Marcell Lowman; Eloise Lowman, Nettie Mack, Mamie Lou Manigault, Naomi Manigault, Magnolia Smith Martin, S.L. Martin; Corlette McBride on behalf of her minor child Takila S. McBride; Rogers C.McBride, Ruther M. McBride, Clayton McDaniel, Michael McDaniel, Amos McKnight, Hattie McKnight, Jannie McKnight, Johnnie McKnight, Jr., Rhonda McKnight, Wanda J. McKnight, Willie Mims, Monica Pinckney; Charles Riley on behalf of himself and his minor child Lori Riley; Kia Riley; Patricia Riley on behalf of herself, Swansea Day Care Center, and Swansea Day Care Center, Inc.; Georgia L. Riley; Mildred Riley for herself and as guardian of her minor children Ravenell Riley and Shana Riley; Eunice Robinson; Sonja Robinson for herself and as guardian for her minor child David Robinson; Renee Robinson Scott on behalf of herself and her minor child Jabari Scott; Mary Lee Shiver, John Sipio, Beverly D. Smith; Carol Y. Smith for herself and as guardian for her minor child Tamara Smith; Dedria D. Smith, Hazie L. Smith, Johnnie L. Smith, Lou Bell Smith, Paul Smith, Willie L. Smith, Annie Bell Sutton, Bessie Sutton, Donjinee Sutton, Jasper Sutton; James Sutton for himself and his minor children James Bernard Sutton, and Joshua Jorome Sutton; John E. Sutton, Nancy Sutton, J.C. Wallery, Elizabeth Wallery, Angela Wallery, Sherry Wannamaker; Rosa Washington for herself and as guardian for her child Nicole L. Washington; Willie Washington, Rochelle S. Wideman, Ben Franklin Williams, Carol D. Williams, Gina B. Williams, Helen Williams, Hercules Williams; Melissa Williams for herself and her minor child Latoya Williams; Rebecca Williams, Robert Williams, Robert Williams, III, Roderick Williams, Sallie Mae Williams, Stacia Williams, Timothy Williams, Tom Williams, Tyrone Williams, Beverly Zeigler, Laymond Zeigler, Wanda Anthony, Martha Barnes, Joan Bennett, Claudia Mae Briggman; Linda E. Briggman on behalf of herself and her minor children Felica Briggman and Sharonda Mills; Venna M. Briggman on behalf of herself and as guardian for her minor granddaughter Andrea Briggman Muller; Alfonza Brooks, Bernetha M. Brooks, Gloria Brooks, Harvey Brooks, Lenell Brooks, Telly Brooks, Betty Brown; Linda Butler on behalf of herself and her minor child Ebony L. Butler; Billie M. Casteal, Mamie Charley, Lorraine E. Culler, Margaret Culler, Audrey M. Davis, Beverly Davis, Elizabeth S. Davis, Frances Davis; Harry W. Davis, Sr. on behalf of himself and his minor daughter Rosheka Latrelle Davis; Rev. John G. Davis, Mary Lee Davis, Mary Loretta Davis, Molly H. Davis, Norvest Davis, Thomas Davis, Willie Mae Davis, Woodrow Davis, Jr., Yolanda R. Davis, Betty Dease, Juanita Dease, Ola Mae Dease, Patricia H. Dease, Thomas Dease, Jr., Tommy Dease, Lewis B. Dibble, John Dublin, Bernice Edmond, Deborah Edmond; Eula Mae Edmond for herself and her minor child Viola Edmond; Nay Edmond, Retia Edmond, Ruby Edmond, Dassie Favor, Sallie J. Favor, Annie Feeder, Marie S. Fields, Annie Lou Fordhooks, Clemson Fordhooks, Frederick Gilliam, Edna Lee Gladden, Wesley Glover, Robin Golson, Ruby D. Gordon, Dolphis Hall, Ina B. Hall, Inez R. Hall, Tom T. Hall, Sr., Cynthia Hallmon; Jessie Hallmon on behalf of herself and her minor children Kevin, Chad, and Yolanda; Monica Hallmon on behalf of herself and her minor children Steven L. Hallmon, Jr., an Stephen M. Hallmon; Steven L. Hallmon, Thomas Ham, Jr., Earlene Hame, Henrietta B. Hart, John Hart, John H. Hart, Jr., Verta Mae Hart, Willie Mae Hart, Diane Henley, Milo Henley, Eyvonne Hipps, Diane Hook, Dorothy Hook, Dasia B. Houser, Karen Jackson, Perry J. Jackson, Verdaniel Jackson, Kenny L. James, Cornell Jeffcoat, David T. Jeffcoat, Rev. Dennis Jeffcoat, Eddie Lee Jeffcoat, Erica D. Jeffcoat, Erick Jeffcoat, George Jeffcoat, Jr., Gregg M. Jeffcoat, Iris F. Jeffcoat, Louise Jeffcoat, Tom W. Jeffcoat, Vickie Jeffcoat-Hayses; Willie Mae Jeffcoat for herself and for her minor child Salika Jeffcoat; Wykeria Jeffcoat; Darletha Johnson for herself and for her minor child Wallace A. Johnson; Elaine Johnson, Faith Johnson, Julian Johnson, Corey Jones, Gloria Jones, Jamie Jones, Estate of Mary A. Jones through Flossie Lee Stevenson; Sarah M. Jones, Shirley M. Jones, John Lowman, Morris Lowman, Eric Lykes; Loretta Lykes on behalf of herself and her minor son Marcus Lykes; Samuel Lykes; Shirley Lykes on behalf of herself and her minor daughter Tapker Lykes; Juanita McDaniel for herself and for her minor child Whitney McDaniel; Leila McDaniel, Maggie McDaniel, Evelyn A. McNeal, Robert L. McNeal, Tamara McNeal, James Evan Mack, Meredith Mack, R. Marie Mack-Roberts, Luther Manigault; Ronald Manigault, Sr., on behalf of himself and his minor children Ronald Manigault, Jr., and Ronnieshia D. Manigault; David W. Martin, Patricia A. Martin; Nadine Milhouse on behalf of herself and her minor sons Tyries, Kerdrick, and Quan; Carolyn Mims, Emma B. Mitchell, David Myers, Sr., Louise Myers, Booker T. Nelson, Ellerweas Paulling, Ellen L. Porterfield; Willor Dean Richardson, on behalf of herself and her minor children Latasha Richardson and Jamal Richardson; Emma Dell Riley, Jannie W. Riley, John C. Riley, Kevin D. Riley; Mary Riley on behalf of herself and her minor children Sharpi and Akeem; Lillie Mae Roach, Jackie Robinson, Judi Robinson; Julia Robinson on behalf of herself and her minor children Somonia and Terri; Robert Robinson, Shandon M. Robinson, Tamata Robinson, Rosetta Ross, Carlisle L. Salley, Elvin Salley, Elvin Salley, Jr., Ethel G. Salley, Jerry Salley, Linda G. Salley, Morris E. Salley, Ola Ree Salley, Walter Salley, Wilbert Salley, Albert Sease, Bertha Sease, Diane Sease; Grovette Sease on behalf of herself and her minor children Everette Sease; James Sease, Jr., Pearline Sease, Tyra Sease, Ruthen Sease@, Eugene Seawright; Margaret Seawright on behalf of herself and her minor children Marcia M. Seawright, Marcus E. Seawright, C. Tiwan Seawright, and Antjuan O. Seawright; Brian O'Neal Simmons, Joyce J. Simmons, Ruby Mack Simmons, Zarita S. Simmons; Alice J. Smith for herself and her minor child Mario M. Smith; Altonia G. Smith, Andy Smith, Cornet Smith, Dana Smith, Jerry Smith, Prince O. Smith, Rosa Smith, Samuel C. Smith, Willie C. Smith, Claire L. Stack, Bessie Stenerson; Flossie Lee Stevenson on behalf of herself and her minor child George Dell Stevenson; G. Dell Stevenson, Eileen Stroman, Arthur J. Sutton, Daisy G. Sutton, Debra Sutton, HenrySutton, Jr., James L. Sutton, Londell Sutton, Swansea Day Care Center, Swansea Day Care Center, Inc., Eula Mae Walker, Michael Wannamaker, Macy S. Washington, Margaret M. Washington, Felicia Willhoit, Berlene Williams, Gloria S. Williams, Mary A. Williams, Pamela P. Williams, Sammie Williams, Marilyn Wilson, Jean B. Wright, Terry v. Wright, Deatrix Zeigler; Deborah Zeigler on behalf of herself and her minor children Allen Zeigler and Sateria Zeigler; Earline Zeigler for herself and as guardian for Margario Harris; Jimmy Zeigler, Leon Zeigler, Lula M. Zeigler, Mildred Zeigler; Sheila Zeigler on behalf of herself and her minor child Brittany Zeigler; Vernetta Zeigler; Wanda Renee' Zeigler on behalf of her minor children Cierra M. Zeigler and Shareka L. Zeigler; Geneva Adams on behalf of herself and her minor child Michael A. Adams; Jettie Mae Brooks, Mattie Davis, Sarah Davison, Maggie Hamm, Gwendolyn Jackson, Augustus Jones, Terry Jones, Tim Martin, Valerie Martin, Coreletta McBride, Wanda McKnight, Lashonda Smith, John E. Sutton; Nancy Sutton on behalf of her minor child Leslie Sutton; Ronald Taylor, Yemen Taylor; Rosa Washington on behalf of her minor child Destiny Anderson; Loteria Williams, Lateshia Williams, Terry Williams; Gloria Brooks on behalf of her child Jamel Brooks; Debra Brooks, Betty Brooks, Ben Brooks, Carsina Brooks, Laura Fields, Helen Golson; Verdia Jones as guardian for Jermaine Green; Herbert Henley, Lamont McKnight, Willie Mae Porterfield; Sonja Robinson on behalf of her child Lajuana Robinson; Martha Robinson, Cherry Samuel, Abertha Seawright, Dorothy Shivers, Lillie Sutton, Carmell Washington, Carolyn Williams, Jerod Zeigler, Shane Zeigler; Winifred R. Smith Williams for her minor children Adrienne Williams and Benton R. Williams, Appellants, v. American Telephone and Telegraph Company, a corporation, AT & T Nassau Metals Corporation, Gaston Copper Recycling Corporation, and Southwire Company, Respondents.
Decision Date10 December 2001
Docket NumberCase No. 96-CP-32-2573. Opinion No. 3418.,Case No. 96-CP-32-1016,Case No. 96-CP-32-0968

348 S.C. 340
559 S.E.2d 327

Wannelle HEDGEPATH, Andrew Hedgepath, and Kristin Hedgepath, Appellants/Respondents,
v.
AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY, a corporation, AT & T Nassau Metals Corporation, Respondents/Appellants, and
Gaston Copper Recycling Corporation, and Southwire Company, Respondents.
Karen Mack as Personal Representative of the Estate of Toby L. Sharpe, Sr., Appellant/Respondent,
v.
American Telephone and Telegraph Company, a corporation, AT & T Nassau Metals Corporation, Respondents/Appellants, and
Gaston Copper Recycling Corporation, and Southwire Company, Respondents.
Maggie Banyard, Brenda Brooks for herself and as guardian for her incapacitated son Meredyth Brooks, Brenda L. Brooks, Herbert H. Brooks, Joe L. Brooks, Joseph Brooks on behalf of his minor child Brandi C. Brooks, Mary H. Brooks; Marvin Brooks for himself and as guardian for his minor children Monica, Amanda Tasiras, Marvin II, Shaine Q. and Markita S. Brooks; Nathaniel Brooks, Jr.; Gertrude Chiles for herself and as guardian for her minor grandson Stefano L. McKnight; Azalee Colter, Nathaniel Colter, Thelma D. Colter; Merdis Davis for herself and as guardian for her invalid husband Chessie D. Davis; Muriel Davis, Shanetra N. Davis, Patricia Dease, Eric S. Dibble, Henrietta Dibble, Ivory Dibble; Louella Dibble on behalf of herself and her minor daughter Shakira Dibble; Margaret Dibble of behalf of herself and her minor child Ronrico L. Dibble; Steven L. Dibble, Tronda M. Dibble, Walter Dibble, Benjamin Edmond, Rosa Mae Glover, Floyd Hall, Iva M. Hall; Priscilla Hamm on behalf of herself and her minor child Dominique C. Hamm; Cynthia Harrison, Melvin Harrison, Jettie James; Augustus James, Jr., for himself and as guardian for his minor children Augustus James, III and Marisa

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Ann James; Andrew Jeffcoat, Betty Jeffcoat, Daisey Jeffcoat, Marshall Jeffcoat, Stephanie S. Jeffcoat, Gloria Lou Jenkins, Wanda Jenkins, Brenda K. Johnson, Carrie B. Johnson; Debra Johnson, as guardian for her minor child Joshua Johnson; Frances Johnson, Jettie Mae Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Sam Johnson, Jr., Pandora Jones, Verdia Mae Jones, Ruby Knight, Nancy A. Knott; Barbara Ann Lowman for herself and as guardian for her minor child Marcell Lowman; Eloise Lowman, Nettie Mack, Mamie Lou Manigault, Naomi Manigault, Magnolia Smith Martin, S.L. Martin; Corlette McBride on behalf of her minor child Takila S. McBride; Rogers C.McBride, Ruther M. McBride, Clayton McDaniel, Michael McDaniel, Amos McKnight, Hattie McKnight, Jannie McKnight, Johnnie McKnight, Jr., Rhonda McKnight, Wanda J. McKnight, Willie Mims, Monica Pinckney; Charles Riley on behalf of himself and his minor child Lori Riley; Kia Riley; Patricia Riley on behalf of herself, Swansea Day Care Center, and Swansea Day Care Center, Inc.; Georgia L. Riley; Mildred Riley for herself and as guardian of her minor children Ravenell Riley and Shana Riley; Eunice Robinson; Sonja Robinson for herself and as guardian for her minor child David Robinson; Renee Robinson Scott on behalf of herself and her minor child Jabari Scott; Mary Lee Shiver, John Sipio, Beverly D. Smith; Carol Y. Smith for herself and as guardian for her minor child Tamara Smith; Dedria D. Smith, Hazie L. Smith, Johnnie L. Smith, Lou Bell Smith, Paul Smith, Willie L. Smith, Annie Bell Sutton, Bessie Sutton, Donjinee Sutton, Jasper Sutton; James Sutton for himself and his minor children James Bernard Sutton, and Joshua Jorome Sutton; John E. Sutton, Nancy Sutton, J.C. Wallery, Elizabeth Wallery, Angela Wallery, Sherry Wannamaker; Rosa Washington for herself and as guardian for her child Nicole L. Washington; Willie Washington, Rochelle S. Wideman, Ben Franklin Williams, Carol D. Williams, Gina B. Williams, Helen Williams, Hercules Williams; Melissa Williams for herself and her minor child Latoya Williams; Rebecca Williams, Robert Williams, Robert Williams, III, Roderick Williams, Sallie Mae Williams, Stacia Williams, Timothy Williams, Tom Williams, Tyrone Williams, Beverly Zeigler, Laymond Zeigler, Wanda Anthony, Martha Barnes, Joan Bennett, Claudia Mae Briggman; Linda E. Briggman on behalf of herself and her minor children Felica Briggman and Sharonda Mills; Venna M. Briggman on behalf of herself and as guardian for her minor granddaughter Andrea

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Briggman Muller; Alfonza Brooks, Bernetha M. Brooks, Gloria Brooks, Harvey Brooks, Lenell Brooks, Telly Brooks, Betty Brown; Linda Butler on behalf of herself and her minor child Ebony L. Butler; Billie M. Casteal, Mamie Charley, Lorraine E. Culler, Margaret Culler, Audrey M. Davis, Beverly Davis, Elizabeth S. Davis, Frances Davis; Harry W. Davis, Sr. on behalf of himself and his minor daughter Rosheka Latrelle Davis; Rev. John G. Davis, Mary Lee Davis, Mary Loretta Davis, Molly H. Davis, Norvest Davis, Thomas Davis, Willie Mae Davis, Woodrow Davis, Jr., Yolanda R. Davis, Betty Dease, Juanita Dease, Ola Mae Dease, Patricia H. Dease, Thomas Dease, Jr., Tommy Dease, Lewis B. Dibble, John Dublin, Bernice Edmond, Deborah Edmond; Eula Mae Edmond for herself and her minor child Viola Edmond; Nay Edmond, Retia Edmond, Ruby Edmond, Dassie Favor, Sallie J. Favor, Annie Feeder, Marie S. Fields, Annie Lou Fordhooks, Clemson Fordhooks, Frederick Gilliam, Edna Lee Gladden, Wesley Glover, Robin Golson, Ruby D. Gordon, Dolphis Hall, Ina B. Hall, Inez R. Hall, Tom T. Hall, Sr., Cynthia Hallmon; Jessie Hallmon on behalf of herself and her minor children Kevin, Chad, and Yolanda; Monica Hallmon on behalf of herself and her minor children Steven L. Hallmon, Jr., an Stephen M. Hallmon; Steven L. Hallmon, Thomas Ham, Jr., Earlene Hame, Henrietta B. Hart, John Hart, John H. Hart, Jr., Verta Mae Hart, Willie Mae Hart, Diane Henley, Milo Henley, Eyvonne Hipps, Diane Hook, Dorothy Hook, Dasia B. Houser, Karen Jackson, Perry J. Jackson, Verdaniel Jackson, Kenny L. James, Cornell Jeffcoat, David T. Jeffcoat, Rev. Dennis Jeffcoat, Eddie Lee Jeffcoat, Erica D. Jeffcoat, Erick Jeffcoat, George Jeffcoat, Jr., Gregg M. Jeffcoat, Iris F. Jeffcoat, Louise Jeffcoat, Tom W. Jeffcoat, Vickie Jeffcoat-Hayses; Willie Mae Jeffcoat for herself and for her minor child Salika Jeffcoat; Wykeria Jeffcoat; Darletha Johnson for herself and for her minor child Wallace A. Johnson; Elaine Johnson, Faith Johnson, Julian Johnson, Corey Jones, Gloria Jones, Jamie Jones, Estate of Mary A. Jones through Flossie Lee Stevenson; Sarah M. Jones, Shirley M. Jones, John Lowman, Morris Lowman, Eric Lykes; Loretta Lykes on behalf of herself and her minor son Marcus Lykes; Samuel Lykes; Shirley Lykes on behalf of herself and her minor daughter Tapker Lykes; Juanita McDaniel for herself and for her minor child Whitney McDaniel; Leila McDaniel, Maggie McDaniel, Evelyn A. McNeal, Robert L. McNeal, Tamara McNeal, James Evan Mack, Meredith Mack, R. Marie

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Mack-Roberts, Luther Manigault; Ronald Manigault, Sr., on behalf of himself and his minor children Ronald Manigault, Jr., and Ronnieshia D. Manigault; David W. Martin, Patricia A. Martin; Nadine Milhouse on behalf of herself and her minor sons Tyries, Kerdrick, and Quan; Carolyn Mims, Emma B. Mitchell, David Myers, Sr., Louise Myers, Booker T. Nelson, Ellerweas Paulling, Ellen L. Porterfield; Willor Dean Richardson, on behalf of herself and her minor children Latasha Richardson and Jamal Richardson; Emma Dell Riley, Jannie W. Riley, John C. Riley, Kevin D. Riley; Mary Riley on behalf of herself and her minor children Sharpi and Akeem; Lillie Mae Roach, Jackie Robinson, Judi Robinson; Julia Robinson on behalf of herself and her minor children Somonia and Terri; Robert Robinson, Shandon M. Robinson, Tamata Robinson, Rosetta Ross, Carlisle L. Salley, Elvin Salley, Elvin Salley, Jr., Ethel G. Salley, Jerry Salley, Linda G. Salley, Morris E. Salley, Ola Ree Salley, Walter Salley, Wilbert Salley, Albert Sease, Bertha Sease, Diane Sease; Grovette Sease on behalf of herself and her minor children Everette Sease; James Sease, Jr., Pearline Sease, Tyra Sease, Ruthen Sease@, Eugene Seawright; Margaret Seawright on behalf of herself and her minor children Marcia M. Seawright, Marcus E. Seawright, C. Tiwan Seawright, and Antjuan O. Seawright; Brian O'Neal Simmons, Joyce J. Simmons, Ruby Mack Simmons, Zarita S. Simmons; Alice J. Smith for herself and her minor child Mario M. Smith; Altonia G. Smith, Andy Smith, Cornet Smith, Dana Smith, Jerry Smith, Prince O. Smith, Rosa Smith, Samuel C. Smith, Willie C. Smith, Claire L. Stack, Bessie Stenerson; Flossie Lee Stevenson on behalf of herself and her minor child George Dell Stevenson; G. Dell Stevenson, Eileen Stroman, Arthur J. Sutton, Daisy G. Sutton, Debra Sutton, HenrySutton, Jr., James L. Sutton, Londell Sutton, Swansea Day Care Center, Swansea Day Care Center, Inc., Eula Mae Walker, Michael Wannamaker, Macy S. Washington, Margaret M. Washington, Felicia Willhoit, Berlene Williams, Gloria S. Williams, Mary A. Williams, Pamela P. Williams, Sammie Williams, Marilyn Wilson, Jean B. Wright, Terry
v.
Wright, Deatrix Zeigler; Deborah Zeigler on behalf of herself and her minor children Allen Zeigler and Sateria Zeigler; Earline Zeigler for herself and as guardian for Margario Harris; Jimmy Zeigler, Leon Zeigler, Lula M. Zeigler, Mildred Zeigler; Sheila Zeigler on behalf of herself and her minor child Brittany Zeigler; Vernetta Zeigler; Wanda Renee' Zeigler on behalf of her minor children Cierra

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M. Zeigler and Shareka L. Zeigler; Geneva Adams on behalf of herself and her minor child Michael A. Adams; Jettie Mae Brooks, Mattie Davis, Sarah Davison, Maggie Hamm, Gwendolyn Jackson, Augustus Jones, Terry Jones, Tim Martin, Valerie Martin, Coreletta McBride, Wanda McKnight, Lashonda Smith, John E. Sutton; Nancy Sutton on behalf of her minor child Leslie Sutton; Ronald Taylor, Yemen Taylor; Rosa Washington on behalf of her minor child Destiny Anderson; Loteria Williams, Lateshia Williams, Terry Williams; Gloria Brooks on behalf of her child
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    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of South Carolina
    • March 13, 2006
    ...West v. Newberry Elec. Co-op., 357 S.C. 537, 544, 593 S.E.2d 500, 503 (Ct.App.2004) (quoting Hedgepath v. Am. Telephone and Telegraph Co., 348 S.C. 340, 559 S.E.2d 327 (Ct.App.2001)); accord Silvester v. Spring Valley Country Club, 344 S.C. 280, 286, 543 S.E.2d 563, 566 (Ct.App.2001). As th......
  • College of Charleston Foundation v. Ham, C.A. No. 2:07-3264-PMD.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 4th Circuit. United States District Court of South Carolina
    • January 24, 2008
    ...is any intentional invasion of the plaintiffs interest in the exclusive possession of his property." Hedgepath v. Am. Tel. & Tel. Co., 348 S.C. 340, 357, 559 S.E.2d 327, 337 (S.C.Ct.App.2001). "For a trespass action to lie, the act must be affirmative, the invasion of the land must be inten......
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    • Court of Appeals of South Carolina
    • December 22, 2003
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