Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina Supreme Court’

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SC Supreme Court appoints Lisle Traywick to Commission on CLE and Specialization

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Supreme Court of South Carolina has appointed Lisle Traywick, an attorney at Robinson Gray law firm, to serve on the Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. The Commission is the Court’s regulatory agency that administers the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education program adopted by the Court in 1982. The program establishes requirements […]

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State v. Spears supreme court opinion and the “reasonable person” standard

What does it mean to be a reasonable person? During law school, students are inundated with “what would the reasonable person do?” prompts. But who is the reasonable person? Better yet, what life experiences culminate to affect the decisions of a reasonable person? Should race, ethnicity, class, or education play a role in how we […]

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While coronavirus is out, your tenants get to stay in … but your lender can’t take it

On March 18, 2020, South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Beatty issued an Order stating, in part, “that all evictions currently ordered and scheduled statewide shall be rescheduled for a date not earlier than May 1, 2020.”*  The Order further stated that until the South Carolina Supreme Court directs otherwise, no court shall accept […]

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Compensation for Injuries Sustained for Unexplained Falls Arising in the Course and Scope of Employment

By Gibbs Leaphart The South Carolina Supreme Court reversed two Court of Appeals decisions last week in workers’ compensation.  In addressing two similar cases involving level floor falls, the Court apparently sought to clarify the analysis of idiopathic and unexplained falls in workers’ compensation law with what it believed to be shifting the burden to the […]

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Recent Supreme Court FOIA Rulings

By Rob Tyson This summer, the South Carolina Supreme Court has issued three rulings concerning the application of the Freedom of Information Act, S.C. Code Ann. §§ 30-4-10 et seq. (1991 & Supp. 2013) (“FOIA”).  See Lambries v. Saluda County Council, Op. No. 27400 (S.C. Sup. Ct. filed June 18, 2014) (Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. […]