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Supreme Court Published Opinions - March 2019

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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.


3-6-2019 - Opinions

27866 - Osbey v. State

We reverse the denial of Osbey's PCR claim because the record does not reflect a valid waiver of Osbey's right to counsel.

3-11-2019 - Opinions

27806 - Sentry Select Insurance v. Maybank Law Firm

On a certified question from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, we find an insurer may maintain a direct malpractice action against counsel hired to represent its insured, under the limitations we will describe in the opinion.

3-13-2019 - Opinions

27867 - Skydive v. Horry County

In this case the Court clarifies that when a trial court dismisses a complaint for failure to state a claim pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, the trial court should allow the plaintiff leave to amend the complaint pursuant to Rule 15(a) before filing the final order of dismissal.