Supreme Court of South Carolina
Event Date and Time: Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 9:30 AM
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
09:30 a.m. (Time Limits: 15-15-5)
2017-000784 South Carolina Department of Social Services, Respondent, and Sherry Powers, Edward Anthony Dalsing and Tammy Gaye Causey Dalsing, Intervenors, of whom Edward Anthony Dalsing and Tammy Gaye Causey Dalsing, are Petitioners, v. Erica Smith and Andrew Jack Myers, Respondents. In the interest of a minor under the age of eighteen.
James F. Thompson, of James Fletcher Thompson, LLC, of Spartanburg and Larry Dale Dove, of Dove Law Group, LLC, of Rock Hill, both for Petitioners. Melinda Inman Butler, of Union, Nathan Sheldon, of Rock Hill and Debra A. Matthews, of Winnsboro, Shawn L. Reeves, of Columbia and David E. Simpson, of Rock Hill, for Respondents. Allison B. Bullard, of Harling & West LLC, of Lexington, for Amicus Curiae Law Professors and Lecturers.
The Court granted certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in South Carolina Department of Social Services v. Smith, 419 S.C. 301, 797 S.E.2d 740 (Ct. App. 2017).
10:00 a.m. (Time Limits: 10-10-5)
2016-000460 DomainsNewMedia.com, LLC, Respondent, v. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Appellant.
Robert E. Stepp, Tina Cundari and Bess J. DuRant, all of Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, of Columbia, for Appellant. Andrew S. Radeker and Taylor M. Smith, IV, both of Harrison & Radeker, P.A., of Columbia, for Respondent. William W. Wilkins and Kirsten E. Small, both of Nexsen Pruet, LLC, of Greenville, for Amicus Curiae Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
In this direct appeal, the Court considers whether the circuit court erred in finding that the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
10:30 a.m. (Time Limits: 20-20-10)
2016-000320 Betty Fisher, as Real Representative for Alice Shaw-Baker, Petitioner, v. Bessie Huckabee, Kay Passailaigue Slade, Sandra Byrd, and Peter Kouten, and Does 1 through 100, Defendants, Of whom Bessie Huckabee, Kay Passailaigue Slade, Sandra Byrd, and Peter Kouten are the Respondents.
John Hughes Cooper and Lisa Fisher, both of John Hughes Cooper, P.C., of Mount Pleasant, for Petitioner. Peter A. Kouten, of Johns Island, and Warren W. Wills, III, of the Law Office of W. Westbrook Wills, III, of Folly Beach, for Respondents.
The Court reviews the court of appeals' decision in Fisher ex rel. Shaw Baker v. Huckabee, 415 S.C. 171, 781 S.E.2d 156 (Ct. App. 2015).
Cases to be Submitted Without Oral Argument
Yancey Thompson, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.
Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan M. Wilson, Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka and Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Melody J. Brown, all of Columbia, for Respondent.
Gregg Taylor, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.
Mark John Devine, of Charleston, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Assistant Attorney General Justin James Hunter, both of Columbia, for Respondent.