Supreme Court Published Opinions - March 2015
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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.
3-4-2015 - Opinions
27504 - Allen v. SC Public Employee Benefit Authority
The Court reverses the ALC's decision that the diabetes coverage mandate in section 38-71-46 of the South Carolina Code does not apply to the State Health Plan, and remands the case for the EIP to determine and pay benefits due under the State Health Plan.3-11-2015 - Opinions
27505 - In the Matter of Marvin Lee Robertson
This is a disbarment opinion.3-12-2015 - Opinions
27506 - Mitchell v. City of Greenville
The Supreme Court granted the petition for original jurisdiction and granted declaratory relief for respondent, holding the body of the ordinance clearly indicated an intention to adopt the nonpartisan plurality method of elections.3-18-2015 - Opinions
The Court affirms as modified the court of appeals' decision in Dreher v. South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control, 399 S.C. 259, 730 S.E.2d 922 (Ct. App. 2012), reversing the Administrative Law Court's denial of Ann Dreher's bridge construction permit application.
27508 - The Spriggs Group v. Slivka
The Court directs the Court of Appeals to depublish its opinion in The Spriggs Group, P.C. v. Slivka, 402 S.C. 42, 738 S.E.2d 495 (Ct. App. 2013). The Court then dismisses the writ of certiorari as improvidently granted.
The Court reverses the court of appeals' decision in Lewis v. L.B. Dynasty, Inc., 400 S.C. 129, 732 S.E.2d 662 (2012), and finds Lewis was an employee not an independant contractor. It further remands to the court of appeals to consider the issue of her compensation rate.3-25-2015 - Opinions
The Court granted certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in State v. Lewis, 403 S.C. 345, 743 S.E.2d 124 (Ct. App. 2013). We now dismiss the writ as improvidently granted.