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Recent Decisions From the South Carolina Supreme Court

In the Matter of Chester County Magistrate Angel Underwood
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 27665
Joseph v. SC Dept of Labor, Licensing & Regulation  
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 27666

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was one in a string of longstanding disagreements regarding how the practice of physical therapy should be regulated in South Carolina. The South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy (the Board) sided with member...

In the Matter of Kenneth C. Krawcheck
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 27667
South Carolina v. Manning  
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 27664

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Theodore Manning was charged with murder following the death of his girlfriend, Mikki McPhatter. The victim died after being shot in the back of the head in Respondent's home. It was undisputed that the victim...

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
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