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Supreme Court Published Opinions - May 2015

Note: Beginning in June 2012, opinions will be posted as Adobe PDFs. You can download a free copy of Adobe Reader here.

The summary following each opinion is prepared to offer lawyers and the public a general overview of what a particular opinion decides. The summary is not necessarily a full description of the issues discussed in an opinion.

5-6-2015 - Opinions

27520 - Bundy v. Shirley

In this declaratory judgment action, W. H. Bundy, Jr. sought a determination of whether Bobby Brent Shirley established a prescriptive easement over a road on rural property owned by Bundy. The special referee found Shirley was entitled to the easement. The Court of Appeals reversed. Bundy v. Shirley, Op. No. 2013-UP-153 (S.C. Ct. App. filed May 8, 2013). This Court granted Shirley's petition for a writ of certiorari to review the decision of the Court of Appeals. We affirm as modified.

5-13-2015 - Opinions

27521 - In the Matter of Max Singleton

This is a disciplinary opinion in which the Court definitely suspends a lawyer.

27522 - Centennial Casualty v. Western Surety Co.

The Court grants certiorari, dispenses with further briefing, reverses, and remands to the court of appeals.

27523 - In the Matter of Kay Paschal

This is a disciplinary opinion definitely suspending a lawyer from the practice of law.

27524 - In the Matter of Douglas Francis Gay

This is a disciplinary opinion definitely suspending a lawyer.

5-27-2015 - Opinions

27525 - State v. Bruce

The Court reverses the court of appeals' opinion in State v. Bruce, 402 S.C. 621, 741 S.E.2d 590 (Ct. App. 2013), finding the trial court did not err in denying Bruce's motion to suppress because there was no violation of his Fourth Amendment rights.