Supreme Court Published Opinions - April 2017
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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.
4-19-2017 - Opinions
27710 - In the Matter of Robert Glenn Bacon
This is a disciplinary opinion in which the Court definitely suspends a lawyer.
We reverse the court of appeals' opinion and remand the matter of Petitioner's compensation to the commission.
27712 - In the Matter of Melanie Anne Emery
This is an opinion in which the Court publicly reprimands a lawyer.
27713 - In the Matter of John Michael Bosnak
This is an opinion definitely suspending a lawyer for one year.4-26-2017 - Opinions
27714 - Machin v. Carus Corporation
The Court answers four certified questions from the U.S. District Court addressing the legislative tension created at the intersection of workers' compensation and tort law.
The Court interprets the South Carolina Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act, S.C. Code Ann 15-38-10 to -70 (2005 & Supp. 2016), and affirms the trial court's grant of summary judgment and dismissal of Appellants' third party complaint.