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Recent Decisions From the South Carolina Supreme Court

MO-014 - Kennedy v. Richland County School District Two
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 2019
Wright v. PRG Real Estate Management  
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 27868

Justia Opinion Summary: Denise Wright was abducted and robbed at gunpoint by two unknown assailants in a common area of an apartment complex (Wellspring) in which she resided. Wellspring was owned by Respondent Franklin Pineridge Associates and...

Shaw v. Psychemedics Corporation  
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 27869

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. Plaintiff was a former employee of BMW at its manufacturing facility in Spartanbu...

Sweeney v. Sweeney  
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 27870

Justia Opinion Summary: Although the trial court acknowledged Respondent Irene Sweeney would receive substantial income from her share of an investment account, it granted her alimony. The court of appeals affirmed, noting the family court exte...

MO-013 - State v. Kelly
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 2019
Skydive v. Horry  
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 27867

Justia Opinion Summary: Skydive Myrtle Beach, Inc. brought this lawsuit alleging Horry County, the Horry County Department of Airports, and several of their individually named employees improperly attempted to remove Skydive from the space it l...

Sentry Select Insurance v. Maybank Law Firm
Date: March 11, 2019
Docket Number: 27806
Sentry Select Insurance v. Maybank Law Firm  
Date: March 6, 2019
Docket Number: 27865

Justia Opinion Summary: Sentry Select Insurance Company brought a legal malpractice lawsuit in federal district court against the lawyer it hired to defend an insured in an automobile accident case. The district court requested the South Caroli...

Osbey v. South Carolina  
Date: March 6, 2019
Docket Number: 27866

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Osbey pled guilty to criminal charges without counsel. He later applied for post-conviction relief (PCR) on the ground he did not waive his right to counsel. After review, the South Carolina Supreme Court reversed...

MO-009 - DiMarco v. DiMarco
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: 2019
In the Matter of Jonathan L. B. Davis
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: 27863
In the Matter of Fulton Casey Dale Cornwell
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: 27864
MO-007 - McFarland v. Rashtchian
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 2019
Innovative Waste Management v. Crest Energy
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 27862
South Carolina v. Herrera  
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 27861

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, Petitioner Daniel Herrera was convicted of "trafficking in" (meaning, possessing) between ten and 100 pounds of marijuana, which carried a substantial term of imprisonment. The penalty for possessing fewer...

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