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Supreme Court Published Opinions - June 2004

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.

6-1-2004 - Opinions

25830 - In the Matter of Drayton

This is an opinion concerning an attorney disciplinary matter.

25831 - In the Matter of Mann

This is an opinion concerning an attorney disciplinary matter.

25832 - Fernanders v. State

This case involves the issue of whether the PCR court erred by granting respondent relief on three charges of possession of a pistol by a person convicted of a crime of violence.

25833 - Council v. Catoe

This Court reverses the PCR judge’s imposition of an indefinite stay on Petitioner's PCR proceedings and adopts a new approach for determining whether a petitioner’s PCR hearing should go forward when he claims incompetence.

6-1-2004 - Orders

ORDER - In the Matter of Damon Eugene Cook

Attorney placed on interim suspension.
ORDER - In the Matter of Tara Anderson Thompson
Attorney placed on interim suspension.
ORDER - In the Matter of Todd Anthony Strich
Attorney placed on interim suspension and attorney to protect suspended attorney's clients was appointed.
ORDER - In the Matter of Tara Anderson Thompson
This order concerns appointment an attorney to protect clients' interests.
ORDER - In the Matter of Robert Barnwell Clarkson
This order addresses whether an individual was practicing law without a license.
6-7-2004 - Opinions

25834 - In the Matter of Lyndon B. Jones

Respondent is suspended from the practice of law for one year.

25835 - Anne Parker v. Shecut

The Court affirmed the master-in-equity's findings concerning, among other things, calculation of damages for ouster and attorney's fees and interest awards.

6-7-2004 - Orders

ORDER - In the Matter of Randolph Frails

This is an order reinstating an attorney to the practice of law after his interim and administrative suspensions.
6-14-2004 - Opinions

25836 - In the Matter of Wilkes

In this attorney disciplinary matter, the attorney was disbarred for, among other things, misconduct in several real estate and probate matters, a criminal conviction for tax evasion, the destruction of client records, and for failing to respond to Disciplinary Counsel.

25838 - State v. Simmons

This capital case involves issues of juror voir dire, juror dismissal after trial has begun, and affirmance of a death sentence when an aggravating circumstance has been invalidated.

6-14-2004 - Orders

ORDER - In the Matter of Mark D. Lattimore

This is an order placing an attorney on interim suspension.
6-21-2004 - Opinions

25837 - In the Matter of Baker

This is an attorney disciplinary matter

6-21-2004 - Orders

ORDER - In the Matter of Laurie A. Baker

This is an order withdrawing and substituting a prior opinion.
6-28-2004 - Orders

ORDER - In the Matter of William B. Harper
This is an order placing an attorney on interim suspension.