Supreme Court Published Opinions - February 2001
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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.
2-5-2001 - Opinions
Negligence case holding grocery stores stacking of canned goods was insufficient to create a jury question as to whether the display created a dangerous condition.
This criminal appeal involved evidentiary issues; Lyle, character, and ill feelings between parties.2-12-2001 - Opinions
The following issue was before this Court on certiorari: Does the South Carolina Constitution's prohibition on "unreasonable invasions of privacy" require suspects to be affirmatively informed that they have the right to refuse consent to a search of their possessions?
This criminal case involves a due process issue related to an increase in sentence on a motion for reconsideration.
This civil case discusses an attorney's duty to third parties.
25250 - In the Matter of J. Allen Lewis, Jr.
In the Matter of J. Allen Lewis, Jr. Attorney disciplinary matter in which the attorney admitted misconduct and consented to disbarment.
25251 - In the Matter of Gregory Lance Morris
Attorney disciplinary matter in which respondent admitted misconduct and consented to disbarment from the practice of law in this state.
25252 - In the Matter of Leon C. Banks
Opinion disbarring attorney.2-20-2001 - Opinions
25253 - Brown v. Allstate Insurance Company
This case, on certiorari from the Court of Appeals, concerns the admission of evidence in an arson case.2-26-2001 - Opinions
25254 - Wintersteen v. Food Lion, Inc.
Neglience case- Slip and fall on a foreign substance on grocery store floor.
25255 - In the Matter of Ivey Pernell Starks
This is an attorney disciplinary matter.