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Supreme Court Published Opinions - April 2017

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.

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.

27711 - Lewis v. L.B. Dynasty

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.

27715 - Smith v. Tiffany

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.