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Supreme Court Published Opinions - February 2001

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.

2-5-2001 - Opinions

25245 - Garvin v. Bi-Lo, Inc.

Negligence case holding grocery stores stacking of canned goods was insufficient to create a jury question as to whether the display created a dangerous condition.

25246 - State v. Braxton

This criminal appeal involved evidentiary issues; Lyle, character, and ill feelings between parties.

2-12-2001 - Opinions

25247 - State v. Forrester

The following issue was before this Court on certiorari: Does the South Carolina Constitution's prohibition on "unreasonable invasions of privacy" require suspects to be affirmatively informed that they have the right to refuse consent to a search of their possessions?

25248 - State v. Higgenbottom

This criminal case involves a due process issue related to an increase in sentence on a motion for reconsideration.

25249 - Douglass v. Boyce

This civil case discusses an attorney's duty to third parties.

25250 - In the Matter of J. Allen Lewis, Jr.

In the Matter of J. Allen Lewis, Jr. Attorney disciplinary matter in which the attorney admitted misconduct and consented to disbarment.

25251 - In the Matter of Gregory Lance Morris

Attorney disciplinary matter in which respondent admitted misconduct and consented to disbarment from the practice of law in this state.

25252 - In the Matter of Leon C. Banks

Opinion disbarring attorney.

2-20-2001 - Opinions

25253 - Brown v. Allstate Insurance Company

This case, on certiorari from the Court of Appeals, concerns the admission of evidence in an arson case.

2-26-2001 - Opinions

25254 - Wintersteen v. Food Lion, Inc.

Neglience case- Slip and fall on a foreign substance on grocery store floor.

25255 - In the Matter of Ivey Pernell Starks

This is an attorney disciplinary matter.