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Supreme Court Published Opinions - October 2001

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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.

10-1-2001 - Opinions

25364 - Tench v. S.C. Department of Education

This is a case arising under the South Carolina Tort Claims Act and involves several procedural issues including Motions for Relief and Motions for Reconsideration.

25365 - State v. Clarkson

Relying on State v. Elliott, Op. No. 25356 (S.C. Sup. Ct. filed September 4, 2001)(ABHAN is a lesser included offense of assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct), this opinion reverses the Court of Appeals' opinion in State v. Clarkson, 337 S.C. 518, 523 S.E.2d 817 (Ct. App. 1999)(trial court was without jurisdiction to accept plea to ABHAN where defendant was indicted for assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct).

25366 - In the Matter of Former Greenville County Magistrate Ulysses J. Thompson

Judicial disciplinary proceeding in which magistrate resigned his position and agreed to a public reprimand.

10-15-2001 - Opinions

25367 - In the Matter of Dallas Dale Ball

Opinion placing attorney on indefinite suspension.

25368 - State v. Potts

Where procedure for empaneling jury in magistrate's court comported with state law, defendant failed to show his right to jury trial was denied or impaired.

10-29-2001 - Opinions

25369 - State v. Garvin

25370 - In the Matter of Barton

Opinion publicly reprimanding attorney.

10-31-2001 - Opinions

25371 - Patel v. Patel

This case involves issues of child custody, alimony, and guardian ad litems.