South Carolina Supreme Court Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the South Carolina Supreme Court

In the Matter of Robinson
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 27824
In the Matter of Gorski
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 27825
MO-026 - Helton v. State
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2018
Government Employees Insurance Company v. Poole  
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 27821

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States District Court for the District of South Carolina certified a question of law to the South Carolina Supreme Court. Jack Poole and his wife, Jennifer, were riding in a vehicle owned by Doris Knight, Jenn...

South Carolina v. Jones  
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 27822

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Roy Jones appealed his convictions for first-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) with a minor, second-degree CSC with a minor, and two counts of committing a lewd act on a minor. The issues Jones raised on ap...

Pertuis v. Front Roe Restaurants, Inc.  
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 27823

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners Mark and Larkin Hammond built and operated several successful restaurants in Lake Lure, North Carolina, and Greenville, South Carolina. The Hammonds hired Respondent Kyle Pertuis to manage the restaurants, an...

Spalt v. South Carolina Dept. Motor Vehicles  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 27817

Justia Opinion Summary: Melissa Spalt was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. When she refused to submit to a breath test, the arresting officer issued a "notice of suspension" of her driver's license. Spalt requested a hearing...

Williams v. Quest  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 27818

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States District Court for the District of South Carolina certified a question of state law to the South Carolina Supreme Court. This wrongful death action arose from the death of a minor. The deceased was a yo...

South Carolina v. Simmons  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 27819

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner James Simmons Jr. was convicted of criminal sexual conduct (CSC) involving two minors. The minors were Petitioner's twin sons. A key feature of the State's case was the challenged testimony of a pediatrician a...

In the Matter of John B. Kern
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 27820
MO-025 - McFadden v. State
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 2018
South Carolina v. Dill  
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 27816

Justia Opinion Summary: James Dill Jr. was convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine, and the trial court sentenced him to a prison term of ten years. Dill appealed his conviction, and the court of appeals affirmed. Sheriff's deputies searched...

In the Matter of David R. DuBose
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 27812
In the Matter of Samuel R. Drose
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 27813
South Carolina v. Brown  
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 27814

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue before the South Carolina Supreme Court was whether the digital information stored on a cell phone may be abandoned such that its privacy is no longer protected by the Fourth Amendment. The victim contacted poli...

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