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Recent Decisions From the South Carolina Supreme Court

Carolina Convenience Stores v. City of Spartanburg  
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 27663

Justia Opinion Summary: Jimmy Johnson fled from police after being stopped for having an expired vehicle license. Armed, Johnson went to a Carolina Convenience Store in Spartanburg, where he took Saroj Patel hostage. The City's police departmen...

In the Matter of Spero C. Keretses
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 27656
In the Matter of Eric G. Fosmire
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 27657
In the Matter of Joenathan Shelly Chaplin
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 27658
In the Matter of Abigail P. Allocco
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 27659
In the Matter of George Thomas Samaha, III
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 27660
In the Matter of Matthew Jeffrey Lester
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 27661
Allegro, Inc. v. Scully  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 27662

Justia Opinion Summary: The underlying matter to this appeal stemmed from Emmitt Scully's departure from Allegro, Inc., a professional employer organization (PEO), in order to form a competing PEO, Synergetic, Inc., along with former Allegro em...

South Carolina v. Rearick  
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 27654

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a mistrial, Bryan Rearick moved to bar subsequent prosecution of felony driving under the influence resulting in death ("felony DUI") on the ground a second trial would violate the Double Jeopardy Clause of the...

Parsons v. John Wieland Homes  
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 27655

Justia Opinion Summary: The South Carolina Supreme Court granted certiorari to review a Court of Appeals' decision affirming a circuit court order denying petitioner's John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods of the Carolinas, Inc.'s ("JWH") motion...

MO-026 - Hutto v. SC Retirement System
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 2016
Roe v. Bibby
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 27652
In the Matter of Justin J. Trapp
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 27653
MO-025 - Thomas v. State
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 2016
Castro v. South Carolina  
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 27648

Justia Opinion Summary: After a trial, petitioner Nelson Castro was convicted of trafficking cocaine between twenty-eight and one hundred grams and was sentenced to fifteen years' imprisonment. Petitioner filed a timely motion for resentencing,...

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