Supreme Court Published Opinions - May 2014
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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.
5-14-2014 - Opinions
This case is dismissed as improvidently granted.5-21-2014 - Orders
ORDER - In the Matter of Edwin Donald Givens
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel asks this Court to place respondent on interim suspension pursuant to Rule 17 of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement (RLDE) contained in Rule 413 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR).5-28-2014 - Opinions
27388 - In the Matter of Bruce Hoffman
This is an opinion publicly reprimanding a lawyer.
27389 - In the Matter of David Swanner
This is an opinion definitely suspending a lawyer.
The Court remanded the case to the Court of Appeals to consider the defendants' argument that the trial judge erred in denying the defendants' directed verdict and JNOV motions.
The Court holds when the Department of Corrections must give an inmate formal notice when it decides to amend its original recordation of his sentence and advise him of his opportunity to be heard through the grievance procedure. It further holds the Department is confined to the face of the sentencing sheets in determining the length of a sentence, but may refer to the sentencing transcript if there is an ambiguity in the sentencing sheets.