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Supreme Court Published Opinions - June 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.

6-1-2010 - Opinions

26824 - In the Matter of Jack Schoer

This is a disciplinary opinion in which the Court definitely suspended a lawyer.

6-1-2010 - Orders

ORDER - Amendments to Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement

Pursuant to Article V, § 4 of the South Carolina Constitution, Rules 17(e) and Rule 31(a) of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement (RLDE) contained in Rule 413 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR) are amended as indicated in the attachment to this order.
ORDER - Amendment to Rules for Judicial Disciplinary Enforcement
Pursuant to Article V, § 4 of the South Carolina Constitution, Rules 17(e) of the Rules for Judicial Disciplinary Enforcement (RJDE) contained in Rule 502 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR) is amended as indicated in the attachment to this order.
6-8-2010 - Opinions

26825 - Aakjer, et al v. City of Myrtle Beach

In this declaratory judgment action, the Court held the City of Myrtle Beach Helmet Ordinance failed under implied field preemption and that certain Motorcycle Ordinances were impliedly repealed by the ordinance repealing the City's administrative hearing system.

6-14-2010 - Opinions

26826 - O'Neill v. Smith

The question certified to this Court asks whether it would violate South Carolina's public policy for a plaintiff to seek an award of punitive damages in a tort action after signing a covenant not to execute against a defendant.

26827 - Sloan v. Greenville Hospital System

We affirm a circuit court order finding the Greenville Hospital System is not a state governmental body subject to the requirements of the South Carolina Consolidated Procurement Code.

26828 - Media General v. SC Department of Revenue

The Department appeals from an order of the ALC finding it has the authority to apply the combined entity apportionment method in calculating the South Carolina taxes due from multistate corporations conducting business in South Carolina.

26829 - Chastain v. AnMed

The Court affirmed trial court orders reducing a charitable immunity plaintiff's verdict to $ 300,000.

6-14-2010 - Orders

ORDER - In the Matter of John L. Drennan

ORDER - In the Matter of Robert L. Gailliard
ORDER - Administrative Suspensions for Failure to Comply with Continuing Legal Education Requirements
6-28-2010 - Opinions

26830 - Bradshaw v. Anderson County

Pursuant to the Home Rule Act, the Court affirms the trial court's dismissal of the Appellant's action against Anderson County Council.

6-29-2010 - Orders

ORDER - In the Matter of Brian Charles Reeve

ORDER - Amendments to the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules - SCACR 403
ORDER - New Certificate Form, Rule 403, SCACR