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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.12-4-2013 - Opinions
The Court reversed a Court of Appeals opinion that had reversed the trial judge's denial of the criminal defendant's motion that the judge recuse himself.27335 - State v. Curry
In this direct appeal, the Court affirms Appellant's convictions and sentences for the offenses of voluntary manslaughter and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.12-11-2013 - Opinions
The Court reversed the circuit court's denial of Appellant's mid-trial motion for directed verdict, finding the waiver rule is operative in South Carolina, and exceptions exist to this rule where a co-defendant testifies implicating the criminal defendant and the defendant's testimony does not fill gaps in the State's case-in-chief. On the State's evidence alone, there was neither sufficient direct evidence nor substantial circumnstantial evidence to convict Appellant. Therefore, the Court directed a verdict of acquittal.27337 - Jordan v. State
In this post-conviction relief case, the Court finds trial counsel had an actual conflict of interest and reverses and remands the matter for a new trial.27338 - In the Matter Michael Anthony Walker
This is a disciplinary opinion in which the Court disbarred a lawyer.27339 - In the Matter of Robert Lawrence Papa
This is a disciplinary opinion in which the Court definitely suspends a lawyer.27340 - Carter v. Standard Fire Insurance
The Court affirms the court of appeals decision finding that Respondents were entitled to stack underinsured motorist coverage despite a policy exclusion purporting to limit stacking only to those vehicles owned by the insured and insured under the subject policy.12-11-2013 - Orders
By order dated November 6, 2013, the Court placed respondent on interim suspension and appointed the Receiver, Gretchen B. Gleason, to protect the interests of his clients.