Tag Archives: SCTCA

Tort/Negligence – Deputy Sheriffs – State Employees – SCTCA – Municipal – County Training (access required)

Rucker v. Greenville County Sheriff Department The defendant-sheriff and his deputies are state employees rather than employees of the defendant-county; therefore, the county is not liable with regard to plaintiff’s claim of gross negligence and recklessness. Defendants’ motion for summary judgment is granted.

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Tort/Negligence – SCTCA — Civil Practice – Jurisdiction – Municipal Airport (access required)

Randolph M. James, P.C. v. Oconee County Aeronautics Commission Pursuant to the Oconee County ordinances, the defendant-commission lacks the capacity to be sued; the proper defendant is the county itself. Since the county is the proper defendant, plaintiff’s negligence claim is governed by the S.C. Tort Claims Act, and jurisdiction over such claims lies only in state court. Defendant’s motion to dismiss is granted.

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Prisons & Jails – Civil Rights – ADA – Crutches Withheld – SCTCA (access required)

Moore v. Laurens County Where the defendant-county asserts that the county jail prohibited plaintiff from using his crutches only because the crutches were a potential weapon, and where plaintiff does not allege the jail prohibited his use of crutches on the basis of his disability, plaintiff has not made out a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court grants the county’s motion for summary judgment.

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Tort/Negligence – Civil Conspiracy – SCTCA – Labor & Employment – Public Employees – Prisons & Jails (access required)

Pridgen v. Ward. Plaintiff's evidence allowed a jury to conclude that defendants - a group of S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) employees - conspired and violated SCDOC policy in order to have plaintiff fired from his position with SCDOC. We affirm the . . .

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