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The summary below each case is prepared to offer lawyers and the public a general overview of what issues are included in a case which will be argued. The summary is not a limit on what issues a party to a case may present at oral argument.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Supreme Court Courtroom
 09:30 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-10-5-5)  
2021-001018   The State, Respondent, v. William Holmes, Petitioner.

Chief Appellate Defender Robert Michael Dudek, of Columbia; and Jason Thomas Yonge, of Williams, Stitely & Brink PC, of Lexington, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Senior Assistant Attorney General Mark Reynolds Farthing, both of Columbia; and Solicitor Scarlett Anne Wilson, of Charleston, for Respondent.

The trial court denied Holmes's motion to suppress evidence stemming from a knock and talk, and the court of appeals affirmed. State v. Holmes, Op. No. 2021-UP-249 (S.C. Ct. App. filed June 30, 2021). We granted Holmes's petition for writ of certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision.

 09:30 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-10-5-5)  
2021-000549   The State, Respondent, v. Darell Oneil Boston, Petitioner.

David Nelson Lyon, of Duff, Freeman, Lyon; and Chief Appellate Defender Robert Michael Dudek, both of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson, Senior Assistant Attorney General Mark Reynolds Farthing, both of Columbia; and Solicitor Scarlett Anne Wilson, of Charleston, for Respondent.

The trial court denied Boston's motion to suppress evidence stemming from a knock and talk, and the court of appeals affirmed. State v. Boston, Op. No. 5808 (S.C. Ct. App. filed Mar. 10, 2021). We granted Boston's petition for writ of certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Supreme Court Courtroom
 10:00 a.m. (Time Limits: 15-15-5)  
2020-000605   Amy Garrard and Lee Garrard, Guardians Ad Litem for R.C.G., A Minor; and Dean Frailey and Kathryn Frailey, Guardians Ad Litem for C.F., A Minor, Richard Nelson and Cheryl Nelson, Guardians Ad Litem for D.G.N., A Minor; Adam Olsen Ackerman; and A.E.P., III , Plaintiffs, v. Charleston County School District, Kevin Clayton, Axxis Consulting Company, and Jones Street Publishers, LLC, Defendants, And Eugene H. Walpole, Plaintiff, v. Charleston County School District, Kevin Clayton, Axxis Consulting Company, and Jones Street Publishers, LLC, Defendants, Of Whom Eugene H. Walpole, Amy Garrard and Lee Garrard, Guardians Ad Litem for R.C.G., A Minor; and Dean Frailey and Kathryn Frailey, Guardians Ad Litem for C.F., A Minor, Richard Nelson and Cheryl Nelson, Guardians Ad Litem for D.G.N., A Minor; Adam Olsen Ackerman; and A.E.P., III, are the Petitioners. And Of Whom Jones Street Publishers, LLC is the Respondent.

John E. Parker and John Elliott Parker, Jr., both of Parker Law Group, LLP; and William Franklin Barnes, III, of Barnes Law Firm, LLC, both of Hampton, for Petitioners. Wallace K. Lightsey and Meliah Bowers Jefferson, of Wyche, PA, of Greenville, for Respondent.

The Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in Garrard v. Charleston County School District, 429 S.C. 170, 838 S.E.2d 698 (Ct. App. 2019).

 11:00 a.m. (Time Limits: 20-20-10)  
2019-000968   Brad J. Walbeck and Lea Ann Adkins, Both Individually and Derivatively on Behalf of The I'On Assembly, Inc.; I'On Assembly, Inc., Petitioners-Respondents, v. The I'On Company, LLC; The I'On Club, LLC; The I'On Group, LLC f/k/a Civitas, LLC; and I'On Realty, LLC, Respondents-Petitioners.

Justin O'Toole Lucey, Joshua Fletcher Evans and Dabny Lynn, of Justice O'Toole Lucey, PA, of Mount Pleasant, for Petitioners-Respondents. Brian C. Duffy, Julie Lauren Moore and Patrick Coleman Wooten, of Duffy & Young, LLC, of Charleston, for Respondents-Petitioners.

We granted certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in Walbeck v. I'On Co., LLC, 426 S.C. 494, 827 S.E.2d 348 (Ct. App. 2019).