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Supreme Court Published Opinions - January 2010

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.

1-4-2010 - Opinions

26756 - Alice Dawkins v. Steve Dawkins

The Court reverses the court of appeals opinion and reinstates the order of the family court. Additionally, the Court clarifies the law on equitable division in a long-term marriage and special equity.

1-11-2010 - Opinions

26757 - Dickert v. Dickert

26758 - Edwards v. Lexington County Sheriff’s Department

The Court reverses the trial court’s grant of summary judgment and holds that the county and sheriff’s department owed Appellant a duty as a result of special circumstances.

26759 - State v. Kenneth Navy, Jr.

The Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the opinion of the Court of Appeals.

1-19-2010 - Opinions

26760 - RV Resort v. BillyBob's Marina

We granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to the Court of Appeals to review its decision in RV Resort & Yacht Owners Association v. BillyBob's Marina, Inc., Op. No. 2007-UP-556 (S.C. Ct. App. filed Dec. 14, 2007).

26761 - Tobias v. Rice

The issue in this case is whether the Court of Appeals erred in affirming the trial court’s denial of Rice’s post-trial motions to set aside a $211,000 judgment against her.

1-25-2010 - Opinions

26763 - The State v. Reginald Sweat

We granted the State's petition for a writ of certiorari to review the decision of the Court of Appeals in State v. Sweat, 379 S.C. 367, 665 S.E.2d 645 (Ct. App. 2008), in which the Court of Appeals interpreted section 56-5-4140 of the South Carolina Code, a statute regulating the maximum gross weight of vehicles driven on South Carolina roads. We affirm as modified.