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Supreme Court Published Opinions - December 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.

12-6-2010 - Opinions

26896 - In the Matter of John E. Cheatham

This is a disciplinary opinion in which the Court imposed a public reprimand on a lawyer.

26897 - In the Matter of Harry Ennis Bodiford

This is a disciplinary opinion in which the Court publicly reprimanded a lawyer.

26898 - In the Matter of Patrick James Thomas Kelley

This is a disciplinary opinion in which the Court publicly reprimanded a lawyer.

26899 - In the Matter of James Archie Patrick

This is a disciplinary opinion in which the Court disbarred a lawyer.

26900 - In the Matter of Fred Wallace Woods, Jr.

This is a disciplinary opinion in which the Court imposed a public reprimand on a lawyer.

26901 - Gillespie v. State

In this opinion, the Court dismisses an appeal by SCDMV from an order of the circuit court because SCDMV is not a party.

12-6-2010 - Orders

ORDER - Amendments to South Carolina Appellate Court Rules

12-13-2010 - Opinions

26902 - State v. Johnson

26903 - Earthscapes v. Ulbrich

This case involves an action in which Respondent sought foreclosure of a mechanic's lien, alleging breach of contract, and in the alternative, seeking judgment under quantum meruit.

26904 - State v. Torres

Defendant appealed the admission of autopsy photographs and videotape recording during the sentencing phase of his capital murder trial. The circuit court found that the evidence did not violate South Carolina Rule of Evidence 403 and did not introduce an arbitrary factor into the proceeding. This Court affirms.

12-20-2010 - Opinions

26905 - Sweetser v. SC Department of Insurance Reserve Fund

The Court affirmed a circuit court order holding that a provision in an employer-purchased automobile liability policy providing for an offset of workers compensation benefits against an employee's uninsured motorist recovery was enforcable.

12-20-2010 - Orders

ORDER - Amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 407, SCACR, and the Code of Judicial Conduct, Rule 501, SCACR

12-29-2010 - Opinions

26878 - Linda Mc Company v. Shore

The Court affirms as modified the court of appeals decision regarding the issuance of an order to execute and levy a judgment against Petitioners.