Supreme Court Published Opinions - June 2016
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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.
6-3-2016 - Opinions
This direct appeal from the Business Court arose from a substantial jury verdict involving claims sounding in contract, tort, and the South Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act. The Court reverses the award of punitive damages based on a limitation of liability clause, and therefore declines to address election of remedies. The Court affirms the verdict on all other grounds, and rejects the plaintiff's cross-appeal regarding the trial court's denial of prejudgment interest.6-8-2016 - Opinions
The Court vacates in part the PCR court's order and remands for further proceedings.6-22-2016 - Opinions
27642 - In the Matter of James Cox, Jr.
This is an opinion in which the Court publicly reprimands a lawyer.6-29-2016 - Opinions
27643 - In the Matter of William Franklin Warren, III
In this attorney discipline case, the Court disbars an attorney.
The Court reverses the PCR court's denial of Van Sellner's application for relief, finding Van Sellner's trial counsel was ineffective for advising him to take a plea deal when the State could not demonstrate all of the elements of armed robbery.