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Supreme Court Published Opinions - February 2002

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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.

2-4-2002 - Opinions

25406 - Wade v. Berkeley County

This case concerns whether, under the particular circumstances of this case, a covenant not to execute is a settlement as contemplated by the South Carolina Tort Claims Act.

2-11-2002 - Opinions

25407 - In the Matter of Ernest E. Yarborough

This is an attorney disciplinary case.

25408 - Rafsanjoni v. Doe

Issue is tolling of statute of limitations when defendant moves out of this state 12 days prior to expiration of SOL.

25409 - Wade v. State

This case deals with whether a judge may order an inmate's credits revoked for falsely testifying at his post-conviction relief hearing.

25410 - Conner v. City of Forest Acres

This is a wrongful discharge action involving several issues, including whether there is a jury issue on whether the employment handbook created an employment contract.

25411 - In the Matter of Karl L. Kenyon

Opinion disbarring attorney.

25412 - In the Matter of R. Michael Munden

Opinion publicly reprimanding attorney.

25413 - In the Matter of Rodman C. Tullis

This is an attorney disciplinary case suspending Mr. Tullis from the practice of law for a period of 90 days.

25414 - State v. Muldrow

This criminal cases discusses the elements the State must prove for armed robbery under our amended statute.

25415 - State v. McKennedy

This direct appeal addresses what a defendant must do to exhaust his state remedies for purposes of seeking federal habeas corpus relief.

2-19-2002 - Opinions

25416 - Ingle v. State

This is a post-conviction relief case involving allegations of ineffective assistance of counsel based on counsel's failure to investigate and to object fo hearsay.

2-25-2002 - Opinions

25417 - Linder v. Insurance Claims Consultants, Inc.

This is a declaratory judgment action in the Court's original jurisdiction involving the issue of whether public insurance adjusters engage in the unauthorized practice of law.

25418 - In the Matter of Sean Bannon Zenner

This is a disciplinary matter resulting in the sanction of a public reprimand.

25419 - In the Matter of Former Newberry County Magistrate Charles M. Rushton

Public reprimand of a former magistrate.

25420 - Brown v. S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control

This case involves an application for a stormwater permit with the Deparment of Health and Environmental Control's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. Two main issues are presented in this appeal: 1) whether DHEC's Board properly interpreted an agency regulation and 2) whether the ALJ's order was sufficient for meaningful appellate review.