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Supreme Court Published Opinions - October 2008

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.

10-6-2008 - Opinions

26549 - State v. Gaines

This case involves a conviction for criminal solicitation of a minor in violation of S.C. Code Ann. 16-15-342.

10-10-2008 - Opinions

26553 - Armstrong-Pierce v. Atlantic Beach

In this opinion, the Court affirms the decision of the circuit court upholding the Atlantic Beach Municipal Election Commission's decision to order a new election, but reverses that portion of the circuit court decision requiring a de novo election.

10-13-2008 - Opinions

26550 - In the Matter of William Randall Sims

This is an opinion in which the Court suspended a lawyer from the practice of law for ninety (90) days.

26551 - In the Matter of Clyde L. Pennington, Jr.

This is an attorney disciplinary matter.

26552 - Denmark Municipal Court Judge Myron V. Anderson

This is a judicial disciplinary matter.

26554 - Federal Financial Company v. Hartley

10-13-2008 - Orders

ORDER - In the Matter of Heather Anne Glover

This is an order placing a lawyer on interim suspension.
ORDER - Amendment to Rule 401, South Carolina Appellate Court Rules
At the request of the South Carolina Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution, the Court has amended Rule 401, SCACR, to permit eligible law students to serve as mediators in certain matters.
10-20-2008 - Opinions

26555 - In the Matter of Kimla C. Johnson

This is an attorney discipline matter in which the Court placed a lawyer on indefinite suspension.

10-27-2008 - Opinions

26352 - In the Matter of Samantha D. Farlow, Respondent.

This is a disciplinary opinion which was refiled after discovery of a scrivener's error.

26556 - In the Matter of Blaine T. Edwards

This is an opinion in which the Court imposed reciprocal discipline on a lawyer.

26557 - McCrea V. Gheraibeh

In this case, the Court reverses the decision of the court of appeals upholding the trial court’s denial of Petitioner’s Batson motion. Specifically, the Court holds that trial counsel’s reason for dismissing a juror was not a race-neutral reason.