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Recent Decisions From the South Carolina Supreme Court

South Carolina v. Thompson  
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 27706

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Alphonso Thompson was convicted of trafficking in cocaine in excess of 400 grams, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and possession with intent to distribute ("PWID") marijuana. H...

Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC v. Peck  
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 27707

Justia Opinion Summary: The South Carolina Supreme Court accepted this declaratory judgment action in its original jurisdiction to determine whether Community Management Group, LLC; its president, Stephen Peck; and its employee, Tom Moore, enga...

Hanold v. Watson's Orchard
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: 27702
In the Matter of Fredrick Pfeiffer
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: 27703
In the Matter of Cecil Nolan
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: 27704
In the Matter of Jeffrey Allen Chapman  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: 27705

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found Jeffrey Chapman met the statutory definition of a sexually violent predator (SVP) as set forth in South Carolina's Sexually Violent Predator Act (the Act), and the trial court subsequently signed an order to...

Stone v. South Carolina  
Date: February 8, 2017
Docket Number: 27701

Justia Opinion Summary: Bobby Stone shot and killed Charlie Kubala of the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Stone filed an application for post-conviction relief (PCR) alleging he received ineffective assistance of counsel. The PCR court denied r...

Lightner v. Hampton Hall Club, Inc.  
Date: February 1, 2017
Docket Number: 27700

Justia Opinion Summary: Hampton Hall Club, Inc. was a nonprofit organization in Beaufort County. Respondent Brad Lightner was a member of Hampton Hall, and filed this action individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated against D...

Davis v. Leatherman
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: 27699
In the Matter of Frank Barnwell McMaster
Date: January 11, 2017
Docket Number: 27697
Harleysville Group Ins. v. Heritage Communities, Inc.  
Date: January 11, 2017
Docket Number: 27698

Justia Opinion Summary: The Riverwalk at Arrowhead Country Club and Magnolia North Horizontal Property Regime developments were constructed between 1997 and 2000. After construction was complete and the units were sold, the purchasers became aw...

MO-001 - Wright v. State
Date: January 5, 2017
Docket Number: 2017
South Carolina v. Cain  
Date: January 5, 2017
Docket Number: 27694

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-defendant Charles Cain appealed after he was convicted for trafficking methamphetamine. He argued the State produced insufficient evidence as to the quantity of drugs required for trafficking, and thus the tri...

Gonzales v. South Carolina  
Date: January 5, 2017
Docket Number: 27695

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Michael Gonzales was convicted for trafficking 400 grams or more of methamphetamine, for which he was sentenced to thirty years’ imprisonment. Petitioner applied for post-conviction relief (PCR), arguing his t...

Ramirez v. South Carolina  
Date: January 5, 2017
Docket Number: 27696

Justia Opinion Summary: Ruben Ramirez was sixteen years old when he was indicted for assault and battery with intent to kill, kidnapping, first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, first-degree burglary, and lewd act upon a child. The i...

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