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9-5-2018 - Opinions
The Court affirms the court of appeals' decision as modified, finding the statutory language is ambiguous and construing the key phrase "amount payable on a covered claim" to mean the total amount of damages suffered under a covered claim.9-26-2018 - Opinions
The Court affirms the Court of Appeals' decision in State v. Cartwright, Op. No. 2015-UP-466 (S.C. Ct. App. September 30, 2015). We hold that, although evidence of a suicide attempt is admissible, we find its admission should be made on a case-by-case basis using the framework outlined in this opinion.