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Supreme Court Published Opinions - November 2003

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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.

11-3-2003 - Opinions

25743 - In the Matter of Harold Chandler

Attorney was disbarred for multiple counts of misconduct.

25744 - In the Matter of Iseman

This Court disbars Respondent based on his criminal conviction of bank fraud and his deceitful conduct in connection with international money leasing transaction.

25745 - State v. Burton

The Court of Appeals erred in reviewing Burton's Fourth Amendment claim as it was not properly preserved.

25746 - United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v. DHEC

This opinion addresses whether a private guarantee agency can enforce a withholding order under the Federal Family Education Loan Program against the State of South Carolina without violating the Eleventh Amendment.

25747 - Franklin v. Maynard

This case establishes procedures for implementing the United States Supreme Court opinion of Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304, 122 S.Ct. 2242(2002).

11-3-2003 - Orders

ORDER - In the Matter of David R. Harrison
Reinstatement to the practice of law pursuant to Rule 32, Rule 413, SCACR
11-10-2003 - Opinions

25748 - In the Matter of Broome

Attorney received a definite suspension for multiple counts of misconduct.

25749 - State v. Brown

The Court dismissed certiorari to the court of Appeals as improvidently granted in this probation revocation case.

25750 - In the Matter of Belding

We hold that Respondent shall be definitely suspended from the practice of law for a period of one year.

11-17-2003 - Orders

ORDER - Amendments to Rule 416, SCACR, Resolution of Fee Disputes Board
This order amends Rule 416, SCACR, Resolution of Fee Disputes Board.
ORDER - In the Matter of Stephen M. Pstrak
11-24-2003 - Opinions

25751 - State v. Rosmond

This criminal case involves the issue of whether petitioner was entitled to a directed verdict on the charge of strong armed robbery.

25752 - State v. Hook

On certiorari to the Court of Appeals, this opinion holds that a probationer's statement to his probation officer is inadmissible under ยง 24-21-290.

25753 - S.C. Department of Social Services v. Cochran

This Court reverses the family court's decision to terminate mother's parental rights.

25754 - Allendale Bank v. Cadle

This opinion summarily dismisses the writ of certiorari originally granted to review the Court of Appeals' decision in Allendale County Bank v. Cadle, 348 S.C. 367, 559 S.E.2d 342 (Ct. App. 2001).

25755 - Cheap-O's Truck Stop v. Cloyd

This case involves the issues of whether the Court of Appeals erred by finding the settlement agreement enforceable, by finding the circuit court properly found petitioners in contempt, and by finding the circuit court properly awarded respondents attorney's fees.