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Mose v. South Carolina  
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 27732

Justia Opinion Summary: Renwick Mose appealed the dismissal of his application for post-conviction relief. The application was denied for being three days past the statute of limitations period ended, but Mose contended he delivered the applica...

Protestant Episcopal Church v. Episcopal Church  
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 27731

Justia Opinion Summary: The Respondents were the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina (Disassociated Diocese); the Trustees of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina (Trustees); and thirty-six individual paris...

Harleysville Group Ins. v. Heritage Communities, Inc.
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 27698
Doe v. South Carolina  
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 27728

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue in this case arose from classifications contained in South Carolina's domestic violence statutes. Specifically, the classifications provided that only "Household member[s]," defined as, inter alia, a "male and...

Daufuskie Island v. Regulatory Staff  
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 27729

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Daufuskie Island Utility Company ("DIUC") appeals an order of the South Carolina Public Service Commission ("Commission") granting only thirty-nine percent of the additional revenue requested in its applicatio...

Patton v. Miller  
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 27730

Justia Opinion Summary: A minor may bring an action for her own medical expenses if she the "real party in interest.” Alexia L. was born on April 5, 2007, delivered by obstetrician Gregory Miller, M.D. Alexia's mother, Angela Patton, filed a me...

MO-013 - State v. Deleston
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 2017
South Carolina v. Harry  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 27724

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner and his “enlisted cohorts” went to, in petitioner’s estimation, peacefully retrieve his forty-seven-inch plasma-screen television from Kevin Bowens (Victim). Victim was shot and killed on his property by one o...

Jowers v. SCDHEC  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 27725

Justia Opinion Summary: The Surface Water Withdrawal, Permitting, Use, and Reporting Act regulated surface water withdrawals in South Carolina. Surface water is defined as "all water that is wholly or partially within the State . . . or within...

Mangal v. South Carolina  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 27726

Justia Opinion Summary: Farid Mangal was convicted of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, lewd act upon a child, and incest. After his convictions were affirmed, Mangal filed this action for post-conviction relief (PCR), arguing trial counsel...

Boone v. Quicken Loans  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 27727

Justia Opinion Summary: The South Carolina Supreme Court accepted a declaratory judgment matter in its original jurisdiction to determine if Respondents-Petitioners Quicken Loans, Inc. and Title Source, Inc. engaged in the unauthorized practice...

Clemmons v. Lowe's Home Centers  
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 27708

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Henton Clemmons, Jr. injured his back and neck while working at Lowe's Home Center and brought a claim for disability benefits under the scheduled-member statute of the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Act...

MO-011 - Wellborn v. City of Rock Hill
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 2017
City of Columbia v. Assa'ad-Faltas  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 27723

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant's unrelenting inappropriate conduct in the South Carolina courts necessitated that certain restrictions be placed upon Appellant's pro se access to the courts to curb her abuse of the judicial process. In a dir...

MO-010 - State v. Scott
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 2017
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