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February 2017

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The summary below each case is prepared to offer lawyers and the public a general overview of what issues are included in a case which will be argued. The summary is not a limit on what issues a party to a case may present at oral argument.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Supreme Court Courtroom
09:30 a.m. (Time Limits: 15-20-5)
2016-001765    Paula Fullbright and Mark Fullbright, Plaintiffs, v. Spinnaker Resorts, Inc., d/b/a Spinnaker Resorts South Carolina, Inc., Defendant.

Joseph DuBois and Zach S. Naert, both of Naert & DuBois, of Hilton Head Island, for Plaintiffs. Barry L. Johnson, of Johnson & Davis, of Bluffton, for Defendant.

The Court answers three certified questions from the U.S. District Court regarding the "Timeshare Act."

10:00 a.m. (Time Limits: 15-20-5)
2016-001766    Paul Chenard and Rebecca Chenard, Plaintiffs, v. Hilton Head Island Development Company, LLC d/b/a Coral Resorts and Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd. d/b/a Coral Resorts, Defendants. James Nichols and Irene Nichols, Plaintiffs, v. Hilton Head Island Development Company, LLC, Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd., Sherri J. Smith, Patrick Budnik, and Robert Lauderman d/b/a Coral Resorts, Defendants, Linda Renchkovsky, Plaintiff, v. Coral Resorts, LLC, and Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd. d/b/a Coral Resorts, Defendants. Robert Curry, Jr. and Monica R. Curry, Plaintiffs, v. Hilton Head Island Development Company, LLC, d/b/a Coral Resorts and Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd. d/b/a Coral Resorts, Defendants. Charles Olenick and Karen Maniscalco, Plaintiffs, v. Coral Resorts, LLC and Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd. d/b/a Coral Resorts, Defendants. Phillip Ross and Kimberly Ross, Plaintiffs, v. Hilton Head Island Development Company, LLC, Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd., Sherri J. Smith, David Watson, and Sheldon Stanhope, Defendants.

Joseph DuBois and Zach S. Naert, of Naert & DuBois, of Hilton Head Island, for Plaintiffs. Nekki Shutt, Kathleen M. McDaniel and Jacqueline M. Pavlicek, of Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC, of Columbia, for Defendants Coral Resorts, LLC and Hilton Head Island Development Company, LLC; Thornwell F. Sowell, III and Bess J. DuRant, of Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffittee, LLC, of Columbia, for Defendants Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd., Sherri J. Smith, David Watson, Sheldon Stanhope, and Robert Lauderman; and James E. Smith, Jr., of James E. Smith, Jr., PA, of Columbia, for Defendants. Angus H. Macaulay and Michael P. Scott, both of Nexsen Pruet, LLC, of Columbia, for amicus curiae American Resort Development Association. R. Hawthorne Barrett, of Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A., of Columbia, for amicus curiae Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

The Court answers three certified questions from the U.S. District Court regarding the "Timeshare Act."

10:30 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)
2012-212473    Carolina Convenience Stores, Inc., Harry Lancaster, Jr., as Power of Attorney for Harry Lancaster, Sr. and Willard Oil Company, Petitioners, v. City of Spartanburg, Respondents.

Charles J. Hodge and T. Ryan Langley, of Hodge & Langley Law Firm, PC, of Spartanburg, for Petitioner. David L. Morrison, of Morrison Law Firm, of Columbia, for Respondent.

The Court granted Carolina Convenience Stores' petition for rehearing to review its decision in Carolina Convenience Stores, Inc. v. City of Spartanburg, No. 2012-212473, 2016 WL 4537656 (August 21, 2016).

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Supreme Court Courtroom
09:30 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)
2015-000992    In the Interest of Justin B., a Juvenile under the Age of Seventeen, Appellant.

John Brandt Rucker, of Greenville, for Appellant. Attorney General Alan Wilson and Assistant Attorney General William M. Blitch, Jr., both of Columbia, and Solicitor Barry J. Barnette, of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

The Court considers whether the mandatory lifetime placement of juveniles onto the South Carolina Sex Offender Registry is unconstitutional.

10:00 a.m. (Time Limits: 15-15-5)
2016-001351    Sentry Select Insurance Company, Plaintiff, v. Maybank Law Firm, LLC, and Roy P. Maybank, Defendants.

Daryl G. Hawkins, of Law Office of Daryl G. Hawkins, LLC, of Columbia, for Plaintiff. David W. Overstreet, Michael B. McCall and Steven R. Kropski, all of Earhart Overstreet, LLC, of Charleston, for Defendants.

The Court answers two certified questions from the U.S. District Court concerning legal malpractice claims.

 

Cases to be Submitted Without Oral Argument

Letron S. Davis, Respondent, v. State of South Carolina, Petitioner.

Attorney General Alan M. Wilson and Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Johanna Catalina Valenzuela, both of Columbia, for Petitioner. Assistant Appellate Defender Laura Ruth Baer, of Columbia, for Respondent.

Renwick D. Mose, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

Deputy Chief Appellate Defender Wanda H. Carter, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan M. Wilson and Assistant Attorney General Julie Amanda Coleman, both of Columbia, for Respondent.

City of Columbia, Respondent, v. Marie-Therese Assa'ad-Faltas, Appellant.

Appellate Defender John H. Strom, of Columbia, for Appellant. Bruce H. Greenberg, of Columbia, for Respondent.