Before WILKINSON, HARRIS, and QUATTLEBAUM, Circuit Judges.
Kelsey J. Brudvig, Peter H. Dworjanyn, COLLINS & LACY, PC, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellant/Cross-Appellee. Morgan S. Templeton, Stephanie G. Brown, WALL TEMPLETON & HALDRUP, P.A., Charleston, South Carolina, for Appellee/Cross-Appellant.
Owners Insurance Company filed a declaratory judgment action seeking an order that an insurance policy issued to Warren Mechanical LLC was void ab initio. The district court dismissed the action without prejudice, noting that the same issue was before the state worker's compensation commission. The court thereafter granted Warren Mechanical's motion for recovery of costs but denied Warren Mechanical's motion for attorney's fees. Warren appeals the denial of its motion for attorney's fees. Owners Insurance filed a cross-appeal, challenging the district court's dismissal of the declaratory judgment action and the award of costs. We have reviewed the record on appeal and find no abuse of discretion and no reversible error. Accordingly, we affirm for the reasons stated by the district court. Owners Ins. Co. v. Warren Mech. LLC, No. 2:16-cv-00669-DCN (D.S.C. Jan. 11, 2018 & Aug. 16, 2018). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
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