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Supreme Court Published Opinions - August 2007

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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.

8-6-2007 - Opinions

26367 - State v. Lamb

This direct appeal in a murder case involves the issue of waiver from family court to general sessions court.

26368 - Bass v. Isochem

The Court dismisses a writ of certiorari granted to review the Court of Appeals' decision regarding the workers' compensation notice requirement for a repetitive trauma injury.

8-13-2007 - Opinions

26369 - Hansson v. Scalise Builders of South Carolina

Respondent sued Petitioners alleging various tort claims arising out of Respondent’s employment relationship with Petitioners. The trial court granted Petitioners’ motion for summary judgment as to all causes of action. The court of appeals reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to Petitioners on as to Respondent’s intentional infliction of emotional distress claim, and this Court granted certiorari.

26370 - In the Matter of Retired Lee County Magistrate Davis A. White

In this opinion, the Court issues a public reprimand against Magistrate White.

26371 - Young v. SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

The Court reversed and remanded, finding the trial court erred on the issues of apparent agency and non-delegable duty. The Court also found Appellants presented sufficient evidence to create a jury question as to whether a master-servant relationship existed.

8-13-2007 - Orders

ORDER - In the Matter of Michael T. Jordan
This is an order placing an attorney on interim suspension.
ORDER - Interim Guidance Regarding Personal Data Identifiers and Other Sensitive Information in Appellate Court Filings
8-27-2007 - Opinions

26372 - Doe v. Greenville County School District

In this case, John and Jane Doe appealed the trial court’s decision granting the Greenville County School District’s motion to dismiss several tort causes of action. The Court affirmed the trial court’s decision as to Mr. & Mrs. Doe’s claims for negligent supervision, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of an assumed duty in loco parentis, and the Court reversed the trial court’s decision as to Mr. & Mrs. Doe’s causes of action for negligent infliction of emotional distress and loss of consortium.

26373 - SCDOT v. McDonald’s Corporation

This opinion vacates the Court of Appeals' opinion in this matter because the issue on appeal was not preserved for review and therefore should not have been ruled on.

26374 - Henson v. International Paper Company

In this case, the Court reversed the court of appeals and held that a claim for attractive nuisance does not require the injured child to be attracted onto the defendant’s property by the nuisance which causes him or her injury.

26375 - Strickland v. Strickland

This case began as an action to enforce an alimony award. The family court dismissed the claim finding it was barred by the doctrine of laches. The Court affirms, but modifies the family court’s decision and additionally vacates a portion of the family court’s decision.

8-27-2007 - Orders

ORDER - In the Matter of William Glenn Rogers, Jr.
This is an order placing an attorney on interim suspension.
ORDER - Pee Dee Regional v. S.C. Second Injury Fund
In this order, the Court addresses where appeals from the Workers' Compensation Commission should be filed in light of 2007 Act No. 111.