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1-1-2001 - Opinions
This is a direct criminal appeal in a death penalty case.
This is a post-conviction relief case which involves the issue of subject matter jurisdiction.
This civil case discusses the enforceability of a structured settlement agreement.
This domestic case addresses issues regarding an increase in child support.1-16-2001 - Opinions
This DUI case addresses issues regarding circumstantial evidence jury charges.
This case in the Court's original jurisdiction addresses whether a school board has authority to impose a certain tax levy in order to operate the public school system in Charleston County.
Attorney Disciplinary matter involving non payment of physician's court appearance fee and failure to respond to Disciplinary Counsel inquiry.
Opinion publicly reprimanding attorney.
Attorney disciplinary matter in which respondent admitted misconduct and consented to a public reprimand.
Attorney disciplinary matter in which respondent admitted misconduct and consented to a definite suspension from the practice of law for sixty (60) days.
Loss of enjoyment of life' and 'pain and suffering' are separately compensable elements of damages.
This Workers' Compensation case involves aggravation of a pre-existing psychological condition and calculation of average weekly wage.1-22-2001 - Opinions
This civil case discusses application of the Federal Arbitration Act in the context of a consumer loan transaction.1-24-2001 - Opinions
This case concerns the assignment of territory between electric suppliers.
Death penalty conviction reversed because of four errors in the guilt phase.
This is a criminal appeal from a murder conviction which involves issues of third party guilt, the admissibility of a photograph, and whether a life sentence was mandatory.1-29-2001 - Opinions
This is a disciplinary case involving criminal misconduct.
This case concerns whether a trial judge should have granted a directed verdict in an arson case.
Judicial dissolutionof a closely held family corporation; primary issue is what constitutes oppressive conduct.