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Supreme Court Published Opinions - January 2020

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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.


1-22-2020 - Opinions

27930 - Skydive Myrtle Beach v. Horry County

Horry County filed an action in magistrates court to eject Skydive Myrtle Beach, Inc., from a hangar at the Grand Strand Airport in North Myrtle Beach. The magistrates court found Skydive did not have any right to occupy the hangar, and ejected Skydive. The circuit court affirmed. Skydive appealed to the court of appeals, which dismissed the appeal on the ground it was moot. We reverse the court of appeals because we hold the appeal is not moot. On the merits, we agree with the magistrates court and the circuit court that Skydive has no right to occupy the hangar. Thus, we affirm the circuit court and uphold the result of the court of appeals' dismissal.

27936 - In the Matter of Gregory Sloan

The Court accepted an Agreement for Discipline by Consent entered into between Respondent and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in which Respondent admitted his conduct violated provisions of the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct. The Court suspend Respondent from the practice of law for three years, retroactive to the date of his interim suspension.

27937 - State v. Simpson

We issued a writ of certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in State v. Simpson, 425 S.C. 522, 823 S.E.2d 229 (Ct. App. 2019). We now dismiss the writ as improvidently granted.