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7-14-2003 - Opinions
In this opinion, the Court publicly reprimands former Sumter County Magistrate Warren Stephen Curtis, the strongest punishment it can impose under the circumstances, based on his guilty plea to possession of cocaine.
In this opinion, the Court suspended Warren Stephen Curtis from the practice of law for two years, retroactive to June 17, 2002, based on his guilty plea to possession of cocaine.
This Court holds that Petitioner is not liable on a first party negligent entrustment claim resulting from his allowing an intoxicated person to borrow his car.
In this case, Petitioner argued that he was entitled to a new trial becuase the probative value of the seven prior burglary convictions that were admitted was outweighed by the prejudice resulting from admission of all seven prior convictions.7-14-2003 - Orders
ORDER - In the Matter of Dennis J. Rhoad
This order places Dennis J. Rhoad on interim suspension and appoints Capers G. Barr, III, to protect the interests of Mr. Rhoad's clients.7-21-2003 - Opinions
Whether an impermissible guilty plea results from preserving a sentencing issue for appeal.
This is a post-conviction relief matter concerning whether trial counsel rendered ineffective assistance of counsel by failing to request a self-defense charge.
This case addressess the constitutionality of the contributing to the delinquency of a morals statute.
This case involves issues related to a tax sale.
This is an appeal pursuant to the Sexually Violent Predator Act.
Sole issue is whether the trial court erred in refusing to charge the jury on the law of involuntary manslaughter.7-28-2003 - Opinions
This opinion reverses in part and affirms in part the Court of Appeals' opinion. Future medicals are included in a fund under section 42-1-560(g), and the carrier's lien under 42-1-560(f) includes medicals paid and accrued but not yet paid. Finally, the Kirkland factors go only to whether to reduce carrier's lien and not to the amount.
In this case, Petitioner argued that it was not obligated under its contract to indemnify Respondent for losses caused by the Petitioner's employee in the absence of a third party claim.
In this PCR, Petitioner contends that the circuit court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to convict him of first degree burglary.
The Court, in this opinion, disbars R. Dean Welch, retroactive to February 19, 1998, based on his conviction for bank fraud.
In this opinion, the Court suspended Bamberg County Magistrate Danny J. Singleton for failing to turn over proceeds from the sale of abandoned and stored vehicles to the county.
This case involved whether or not petitioner should have been sentenced under the accommodation statute for a distribution of marijuana charge. We held that he should have been sentenced under the accommodation statute.
The decision of the Court of Appeals, upholding the trial judge's grant of a JNOV in this strict liability action, is reversed.