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Supreme Court Published Opinions - November 2021

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.

11-10-2021 - Opinions

28042 - In the Matter of William E. Hopkins, Jr.

In this attorney disciplinary matter, the Court imposes a three-year definite suspension.

28048 - In the Matter of Darren S. Haley

In this attorney disciplinary matter, the Court publicly reprimands Respondent.

28067 - Swicegood v. Thompson

The Supreme Court affirmed in result the court of appeals opinion holding the parties did not enter into a common law marriage but vacated that portion of the opinion holding the statutory ban on common law marriage was an impediment to the recognition of common law marriage predating the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. 644 (2015).