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Supreme Court Published Opinions - April 2016

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.

4-13-2016 - Opinions

27620 - Hartzell v. Palmetto Collision

The Court reverses the court of appeals' decision reversing the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission's determination that Hartzell was entitled to medical benefits for a work-related back injury and remands for further proceedings.

27621 - Brock v. Town of Mount Pleasant

The Court affirms the court of appeals' decision as modified.

27622 - Teamer v. State

The Court reverses, finding the post-conviction relief court's order was controlled by several errors of law.

27623 - State v. Beekman

The Court affirms the decision of the court of appeals in State v. Beekman, 405 S.C. 225, 746 S.E.2d 483 (Ct. App. 2013).

4-20-2016 - Opinions

27607 - State v. Phillips

The Court affirms as modified the court of appeals' opinion in State v. Phillips, 411 S.C. 124, 767 S.E.2d 444 (Ct. App. 2014).

27624 - In the Matter of Gene Stockholm

This opinion disbars Gene Stockholm from the practice of law.

27625 - In the Matter of Robert Breckenridge

This is a disciplinary opinion in which the Court publicly reprimands a lawyer.

27626 - In the Matter of Timothy Moses

The Court disbars Respondent.

27627 - CareAlliance Health Services v. SCDOR

The Court reverses the administrative law court, which granted summary judgment in favor of CareAlliance Health Services.

27628 - State v. Legg

The Court rejects appellant's Due Process challenge and affirms appellant's conviction and sentence.

27629 - Traynum v. Scavens

The Court affirm the trial court's award of summary judgment to Respondent.

4-20-2016 - Orders

ORDER - Amendment to Rule 410, South Carolina Appellate Court Rules

ORDER - Amendments to Appendix H to Part IV, South Carolina Appellate Court Rules
ORDER - Limited Certificate of Admission for Military Spouse Attorneys
ORDER - Amendments to the South Carolina Bar Constitution
4-27-2016 - Opinions

27630 - Gibbs v. State

The Court affirms the post-conviction relief (PCR) court's dismissal of Gibbs' PCR application, finding Gibbs was not prejudiced by trial counsel's failure to object to evidence of witness intimidation.

27631 - Hueble v. SCDNR

The Court reverses the court of appeals decision in Hueble v. SCDNR, Op. No. 2012-UP-081 (S.C. Ct. App. filed February 15, 2012), and finds Hueble was a prevailing party and special circumstances do not exist to deny attorneys' fees. It further remands to the trial court to consider the award of attorneys' fees.