Supreme Court Published Opinions - July 2004
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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.
7-6-2004 - Opinions
25839 - Horton v. Darby Electric Company
This case involves the issues of whether the trial court erred by (1) finding the restrictive covenant and nondisclosure agreement provided for employment at-will and (2) finding there was not a genuine issue of fact regarding the existence and breach of an implied contract of employment based upon respondent's policy manual.
This case involves the issue of whether the trial court erred by finding certain long distance telephone cards and electronic phone card dispensers to be illegal gambling devices.7-12-2004 - Opinions
"This Court sanctions respondent with a public reprimand for his failure to accomplish the task for which he was hired, which was to clear title to his client's property."7-20-2004 - Opinions
25842 - In the Matter of Ray D. Lathan
This is an attorney disciplinary opinion.
25843 - In the Matter of Ronald F. Barbare
This is an attorney disciplinary opinion.7-26-2004 - Opinions
25844 - Ledger v. South Carolina Ethics Commission
This statutory construction case involves the confidentiality provisions of the Ethics Reform Act.
25845 - In the Matter of William Yon Rast, Jr.
This is an attorney disciplinary matter.
This opinion finds that the recently enacted definition of "contiguity" applicable to municipal incorporation is unconstitutional special legislation.
The issues on appeal involve the admissibility of a pre-trial photograhpic line-up.
25848 - In the Matter of McFarland
This opinion publicly reprimands respondent.7-26-2004 - Orders
ORDER - In the Matter of Ray D. Lathan
Reinstatement to the practice of law pursuant to Rule 32 of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement contained in Rule 413, SCACR.ORDER - In the Matter of Ronald F. Barbare
Reinstatement to the practice of law pursuant to Rule 32 of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement contained in Rule 413, SCACR.