12-11-2013 - Opinions
27336 - State v. Hepburn
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.
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