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Recent Decisions From the South Carolina Supreme Court

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...

South Carolina v. Beaty  
Date: December 29, 2016
Docket Number: 27693

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Michael Beaty, Jr. was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. After the jury was sworn the trial judge gave preliminary remarks. Appellant objected to the use of...

South Carolina v. Bash  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 27692

Justia Opinion Summary: Walter Bash was indicted for trafficking in cocaine and cocaine base. The circuit court found officers conducted an illegal search, and suppressed the drugs. The State appealed. The court of appeals reversed the circuit...

Robertson v. South Carolina  
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 27691

Justia Opinion Summary: In this capital Post-Conviction Relief ("PCR") case, petitioner James Robertson filed a second PCR application alleging, among other things, that his prior PCR counsel were not qualified under section 17-27160(B) of the...

MO-032 - Blue Ridge Electric v. Gresham
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 2016
In the Matter of John Locklair
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 27686
Kinard v. State
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 27687
In the Matter of David Reuwer
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 27688
In the Matter of John Owens
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 27689
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