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SC Judicial Department

(2 days ago) Seaborn, 270 S.C. 696, 244 S.E.2d 317 (1978); Supreme Court Order In re: Unauthorized Practice of Law Rules Proposed by the South Carolina Bar, September 21, 1992. While a business can be represented by a non-lawyer officer, agent, or employee, including attorneys licensed in other jurisdictions and those possessing Limited Certificates of

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SC Judicial Department

(4 days ago) The collection includes regional and federal reporters, form books, treatises and law journals. Our collection also includes all briefs and records of cases heard before the S.C. Supreme Court from 1918 to the present. The Library primarily serves the Supreme Court and other members of the state judiciary and state/federal government agencies.

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SC Judicial Department

(Just Now) A copy must be provided to the plaintiff and to the local law enforcement agencies that have jurisdiction over the plaintiff. Service must be made without charge to the plaintiff. § 16-3-1790. Any violation of an order is a criminal offense punishable by 30 days in jail, a $500 fine, or both. § 16-3-1770(C).

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SC Judicial Department

(Just Now) "All law enforcement officers should be cognizant of the potential ramifications and legal liabilities which could result from improper procedures or from the use of excessive or unreasonable force. In any event, the law only authorizes such force as is necessary to carry out the mandate of the Writ."

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SC Judicial Branch

(2 days ago) Requiring an affidavit or verified petition is consistent with manifest case law and other procedural rules. A rule to show cause issued to initiate contempt proceedings must be based upon an affidavit or verified "petition." State v. Johnson, 249 S.C. 1, 152 S.E.2d 669 (1967). The failure to support the rule to show cause by an affidavit or

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SC Judicial Branch

(4 days ago) When a statute allows a decision of the administrative law court or agency (administrative tribunal) to be appealed directly to the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals, the notice of appeal shall be served on the agency, the administrative law court (if it has been involved in the case) and all parties of record within thirty (30) days after

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA In The Supreme Court

(6 days ago) State law remains applicable if that law, whether legislative or judicial, arose to govern issues concerning the validity, revocability, and enforceability of all contracts generally. Perry v. Thomas, 482 U.S. 483, 492 n. 9 (1987). A state law that places arbitration clauses on an unequal footing with contracts generally, however, is preempted

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SC Judicial Branch

(2 days ago) The law clerk or staff attorney must submit a statement from a judge, justice, or other court official certifying that the law clerk has been employed as a law clerk or staff attorney for the period required by this rule. A Certificate (see (d) above) must be submitted for the experience. (i) Bankruptcy Law Clerks.

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SC Judicial Branch

(5 days ago) Therefore, it is the finding of this Court that under South Carolina choice-of-law analysis, the choice-of-law provision contained in the Purchase Agreement should be narrowly construed. Georgia substantive law shall be applied to all issues pertaining to the …

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

(6 days ago) TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS: Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the terms of this Order are enforceable throughout this State. S.C. Code Ann. § 16-3-1750(F). Any person who violates a provision of this Order is subject to a fine of five hundred dollars, thirty days imprisonment, or both. S.C. Code Ann. § 16-3-1770(C).

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South Carolina Bench Book for Magistrates and Municipal

(2 days ago) "The uniform traffic ticket, established under the provisions of Section 56-7-10, may be used by law enforcement officers to arrest a person for an offense committed in the presence of a law enforcement officer if the punishment is within the jurisdiction of magistrate's …

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SC Judicial Branch

(5 days ago) The conflict at issue arises because North Carolina law provides, "[a]ny provision in a contract requiring a party to the contract to waive his right to a jury trial is unconscionable as a matter of law and the provision shall be unenforceable." N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 22B-10.

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SC Judicial Branch

(7 days ago) Judicial law clerks are governed by Rule 1.12. [8] A conflict arising under Rule 1.8 (c) is specifically imputed to other lawyers within the firm under this Rule. Otherwise, where a lawyer is prohibited from engaging in certain transactions under Rule 1.8, paragraph (j) of that Rule, and not this Rule, determines whether that prohibition also

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SC Judicial Branch

(4 days ago) Records, reports, statements, or data compilations, in any form, of public offices or agencies, setting forth (A) the activities of the office or agency, or (B) matters observed pursuant to duty imposed by law as to which matters there was a duty to report, excluding, however, in criminal cases matters observed by police officers and other law

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SC Judicial Branch

(9 days ago) The Rules simply provide a framework for the ethical practice of law. [4] Furthermore, for purposes of determining the lawyer's authority and responsibility, principles of substantive law external to these Rules determine whether a client-lawyer relationship exists.

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SC Judicial Branch

(5 days ago) The lawyer may retain papers as security for a fee only to the extent permitted by law. See Rule 1.15; In re Tillman, 319 S.C. 461, 432 S.E.2d 283 (1995); In re Anonymous Member of South Carolina Bar, 287 S.C. 250, 335 S.E.2d 803 (1985). When permitted, a nonrefundable retainer still must comply with Rule 1.5 and not be unreasonable.

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SC Judicial Branch

(6 days ago) A lawyer may be admitted to practice law in a jurisdiction on a regular basis or may be authorized by court rule or order or by law to practice for a limited purpose or on a restricted basis. Paragraph (a) applies to unauthorized practice of law by a lawyer, whether through the lawyer's direct action or by the lawyer assisting another person.

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SC Judicial Branch

(4 days ago) [10] Paragraph (d) is intended to work in conjunction with paragraph (b) to provide accountability for the content of lawyer advertising. It applies only to communications that contain substantive advertising or soliciting statements and inferences beyond a lawyer or law firm's mere name, design logo, and ordinary contact information.

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(4 days ago) (a) Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice; Tribunal Defined. Upon written motion, an attorney who is not admitted to practice law in South Carolina and who is admitted and authorized to practice law in the highest court of another state or the District of Columbia may be admitted pro hac vice in any action or proceeding before a tribunal of this state.

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SC Judicial Department

(2 days ago) State law provides that whenever a deaf person (§15-27-15) or a non-English speaking person (§15-27-155) is a party, witness, or juror to a civil or criminal court proceeding, the court must appoint as many qualified interpreters or deaf relay interpreters (in the case of a deaf person) to interpret the proceedings and the testimony of the

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(3 days ago) An indictment for this offense does not abrogate the law of conspiracy (§16-17-410) and has no reference to conspiracy to commit common law offenses. Penalty: Fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or both.

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SC Judicial Department

(2 days ago) Any inference created by law which I have just read to you is an inference only. This inference is simply an evidentiary fact to be taken into consideration by you, the jury, along with other evidence in the case, and to be given such weight as the jury determines it should receive when considered with all of the evidence in the case.

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(3 days ago) oppose or resist a law enforcement officer in serving, executing, or attempting to serve or execute, a legal writ or process, or : b. resist an arrest when being made by one whom the person knows or reasonably should know is a law enforcement officer, whether with or without a warrant. B. 1. That the accused did knowingly and willfully; a.

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South Carolina Bench Book for Summary Court Judges

(2 days ago) O. Liens and Incumbrances . 1. Generally . There exists in the law of South Carolina numerous statutory liens; liens on real property, mechanics' liens, liens on ships and vessels, laborers' liens, mining liens, agricultural liens, and still others found in S.C. Code Ann. § 29-1-10 et seq.

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SC Judicial Branch

(4 days ago) RULE 244 CERTIFICATION OF QUESTIONS OF LAW (a) Scope of Certification. The Supreme Court in its discretion may answer questions of law certified to it by any federal court of the United States or the highest appellate court or an intermediate appellate court of any other state, when requested by the certifying court if there are involved in any proceeding before that court questions of law of

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Guardianship in South Carolina Frequently Asked Questions

(6 days ago) are responsible for researching the law on your own. Please note that the presiding judge decides what law applies in each case. Guiding Principles: When a person needs help making decisions about his or her care and well-being, guardianship is one important option to consider. There are other options called least restrictive alternatives. Least

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SC Judicial Branch

(6 days ago) (a) A lawyer or law firm shall not share legal fees with a nonlawyer, except that: (1) an agreement by a lawyer with the lawyer’s firm, partner, or associate may provide for the payment of money, over a reasonable period of time after the lawyer’s death, to the lawyer’s estate …

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South Carolina Bench Book for Summary Court Judges

(2 days ago) In some instances the law requires the contract to be in writing in order to be enforceable. For example, if an oral contract is incapable of performance within a year or if it is an oral contract for the sale of land, it is barred by the Statute of Frauds. (See § 32-3-10). 2. Parole Evidence Rule

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SC Judicial Department

(4 days ago) A right to indemnity may arise by contract (express or implied) or by operation of law as a matter of equity between the first and second party. (6) Courts have traditionally allowed equitable indemnity in cases of imputed fault or where some special …

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA In t

(9 days ago) Because there is no law in South Carolina supporting a separate cause of action for spoliation of evidence, the Appellant cites the Hannah v. Heeter , 584 S.E.2d 560 (W.Va. 2003). This West Virginia case, of no precedential value, upholds a cause of action for spoliation of evidence; however, even the West Virginia court requires a duty owed by

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Supreme Court of South Carolina

(6 days ago) practice law in South Carolina and of the completeness and truthfulness of my answers hereinabove made, and I hereby release and exonerate those so authorized, and any person or organization supplying requested information, from liability of any kind resulting from the investigation or furnishing of the information; that I

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SC Judicial Department

(4 days ago) The State responded that it thought the judge had charged the correct and current law. The trial court agreed, stating, "I think it was an appropriate charge. I deny the motion." The trial judge is required to charge the current and correct law of South Carolina. State v. Foust, 325 S.C. 12, 479 S.E.2d 50 (1996). Jury instructions should be

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The Supreme Court of South Carolina

(6 days ago) remain administratively suspended from the practice of law pursuant to Rule 419(c), SCACR. Pursuant to Rule 419(e), SCACR, these lawyers are hereby suspended from the practice of law by this Court. They shall, within twenty (20) days of the date of this order, surrender their certificates to practice law in this State to the Clerk of this Court.

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Guidelines for Declaring a Mobile Home Derelict and For

(6 days ago) SCCA/278 (01/2008) 3. Landowner must post a sturdy, weatherproof notice on each door of the mobile home for 30 consecutive days reading substantially as follows: NOTICE This mobile home is the subject of a proceeding in the magistrates court to determine if

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(4 days ago) LAW/ANALYSIS. Evidence obtained as a result of an unreasonable search or seizure is inadmissible. See State v. Easterling, 257 S.C. 239, 185 S.E.2d 366 (1971) (citing Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961)). An officer's decision to stop a vehicle generally is reasonable if he has probable cause to believe a traffic violation has occurred.

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SC Judicial Branch

(4 days ago) Allowing a plea of nolo contendere to be used for impeachment is consistent with the prior law. State v. Lynn, 277 S.C. 222, 284 S.E.2d 786 (1981). Subsection (a) does change the law in South Carolina. The prior law was that a witness could be impeached by evidence that the witness had been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude. State v.

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(5 days ago) Claims Under $2,500, S.C. Code § 62-5-433 (D) Settlement may occur without court approval. Settlement may occur without appointment of a conservator. Payment may be made in accordance with § 62-5-103. When a conservator is to be appointed, the conservator must be appointed by the Probate Court, pursuant to § 62-5-402.

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OF THE SUPREME COURT

(6 days ago) the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division; and Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Assistant Attorney General Harley Littleton Kirkland, all of Columbia, for Appellants. Jonathan Edward Ozmint, of The Ozmint Firm, LLC, of Columbia, and Elise Freeman Crosby, of Crosby Law Firm, LLC, of Georgetown, for Respondent.

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SC Judicial Department

(4 days ago) Verdery first argues the circuit court erred in concluding this was an action at law and thus applied the wrong standard of review. We agree. The standard of review applicable to cases originating in the probate court is controlled by whether the underlying cause of action is at law or in equity. Howard v.

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SC Judicial Department

(5 days ago) Comparative negligence is the law in South Carolina. Nelson v.Concrete Supply Co., 303 S.C. 243, 399 S.E.2d 783 (1991). The jury must apportion fault between the plaintiff and defendant in a negligence action. The plaintiff may recover damages when his or her negligence is not greater than that of the defendant.

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SC Judicial Department

(4 days ago) LAW/ANALYSIS. I. Meeting of the Minds. Bodolosky contends the trial court erred in finding there was a meeting of the minds and finding the contract was enforceable as …

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SC Judicial Department

(4 days ago) South Carolina Dept of Mental Health, 331 S.C. 79, 502 S.E.2d 78 (1998). The existence of a duty owed is a question of law for the courts. Doe v. Batson, 345 S.C. 316, 323, 548 S.E.2d 854, 857 (2001). In a negligence action, if no duty exists, the defendant is entitled to judgment as a …

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(5 days ago) S.C. Code Ann. 58-9-2020 (1976). Finally, regulatory law provides that [e]ach utility shall exercise reasonable care to reduce the hazards to which its employees, its customers and the general public may be subjected. 26 S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 103-671 (1976) (emphasis added).

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SC Judicial Department

(3 days ago) The car became completely submerged, killing the child. 572 F. Supp. at 1202. Interpreting South Dakota law, the district court held that Ford owed the plaintiff an independent legal duty due to her status as a user of the car involved in the …

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Frequently Asked Questions Circuit 3

(8 days ago) rights or the law that affects your case, please talk with an attorney. DISCLAIMER: The general information provided in these FAQs is not legal advice, cannot be cited as legal authority, and cannot replace the advice of an attorney licensed in South Carolina. The information in these FAQs is accurate as of the date of publication. If you decide to

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Expungements and

(8 days ago) State law requires that the Solicitor provide you a completed copy of the expungement order. After you get the expungement order, wait 1 or 2 months and get a copy of your record from SLED to make sure the expungement worked. SLED charges a $25 fee to get an electronic copy or to get a paper copy of your record through the mail.

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SC Judicial Branch

(4 days ago) SC Judicial Branch. RULE 208. INITIAL BRIEFS. (a) Time for Serving and Filing Initial Briefs. (1) Brief of Appellant. Within thirty (30) days after receiving the transcript or, if no transcript is ordered, within thirty (30) days after serving the notice of appeal, appellant shall …

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