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Supreme Court Published Opinions - March 2015

Note: Beginning in June 2012, opinions will be posted as Adobe PDFs. You can download a free copy of Adobe Reader here.

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

27507 - Dreher v. SCDHEC

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.

27509 - Lewis v. L.B. Dynasty

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

27511 - State v. Lewis

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.