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Supreme Court Published Opinions - February 2012

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.

2-1-2012 - Opinions

27088 - In the Matter of John Barry Kern

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

27089 - In the Matter of Jennifer Elizabeth Meehan

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

27090 - In the Matter of Dannitte Mays Dickey

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

27091 - In the Matter of Wallace A. Mullinax, Jr.

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

27092 - Chisholm v. Chisholm

The Court reverses the court of appeals' denial of attorney's fees to Wife and reinstates the amount awarded by the family court. The Court finds that the family court properly considered Husband's beneficial results in determining the amount of the award as directed by the court of appeals.

2-15-2012 - Opinions

27093 - In the Matter of William G. Mayer

This is an opinion publicly reprimanding a lawyer.

2-22-2012 - Opinions

27094 - SCDC v. Cartrette

Billy Joe Cartrette (Petitioner), an inmate at Ridgeland Correctional Institution, appeals the decision of the court of appeals finding that he is not an employee of Kwalu Furniture (Kwalu), a private sponsor, in a Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (PIECP); that he is not entitled to reimbursement of monies deducted from his gross prison industries pay for Victim Assistance programs; and that he is entitled to time-and-a-half pay for overtime hours he provided to Kwalu as part of the PIECP project. The Court dismissed this case as improvidently granted.

27095 - Knight v. Austin

The Court affirms the trial court's grant of summary judgment.

2-29-2012 - Opinions

27096 - State v. Sterling

The Court affirmed appellant's conviction.

27097 - In the Matter of Glenn Oliver Gray

In this disciplinary matter, the Court publicly reprimanded Respondent Glenn Oliver Gray.

27098 - In the Matter of William R. Taylor

In this disciplinary matter, the Court disbarred Respondent William R. Taylor.

2-29-2012 - Orders

ORDER - In the Matter of John Barry Kern