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11-3-2003 - Opinions
Attorney was disbarred for multiple counts of misconduct.
This Court disbars Respondent based on his criminal conviction of bank fraud and his deceitful conduct in connection with international money leasing transaction.
The Court of Appeals erred in reviewing Burton's Fourth Amendment claim as it was not properly preserved.
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.
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, SCACR11-10-2003 - Opinions
Attorney received a definite suspension for multiple counts of misconduct.
The Court dismissed certiorari to the court of Appeals as improvidently granted in this probation revocation case.
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
This criminal case involves the issue of whether petitioner was entitled to a directed verdict on the charge of strong armed robbery.
On certiorari to the Court of Appeals, this opinion holds that a probationer's statement to his probation officer is inadmissible under § 24-21-290.
This Court reverses the family court's decision to terminate mother's parental rights.
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).
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.