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Supreme Court Published Opinions - September 2018

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.

9-5-2018 - Opinions

27840 - Buchanan v. SC Property and Casualty Insurance

The Court affirms the court of appeals' decision as modified, finding the statutory language is ambiguous and construing the key phrase "amount payable on a covered claim" to mean the total amount of damages suffered under a covered claim.

9-26-2018 - Opinions

27842 - State v. Cartwright, III

The Court affirms the Court of Appeals' decision in State v. Cartwright, Op. No. 2015-UP-466 (S.C. Ct. App. September 30, 2015). We hold that, although evidence of a suicide attempt is admissible, we find its admission should be made on a case-by-case basis using the framework outlined in this opinion.