Supreme Court of South Carolina


Event Date and Time:  Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

09:30 a.m. 2016-002156    Janette Buchanan and Shana Smallwood, Individually and as Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of James S. Buchanan, Respondents, v. The South Carolina Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association, Petitioner.

Howard A. Van Dine, III, Allen Mattison Bogan, and Erik Tison Norton, all of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Blake A. Hewitt, of Bluestein Thompson Sullivan, LLC, of Columbia; and Daniel W. Luginbill, of Wilson & Luginbill, LLC, of Bamberg, both for Respondents. 

The Court issued a writ of certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in Buchanan v. South Carolina Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association, 417 S.C. 562, 790 S.E.2d 783 (Ct. App. 2016).

10:00 a.m. 2017-000640    Frank Gordon, Jr., Individually and as Trustee of Dorothy S. Gordon (Deceased) Trust, Respondent, v. Donald W. Lancaster, Petitioner.

Stephen Peterson Groves, Sr., and Alexandra Harrington Austin, both of Nexsen Pruet, LLC, of Charleston; and John Joseph Dodds, III, of The Law Firm of Cisa & Dodds, LLP, of Mt. Pleasant, for Petitioner. Justin O'Toole Lucey and Stephanie D. Drawdy, both of Justin O'Toole Lucey, PA, of Mt. Pleasant, for Respondent. 

In this appeal, Petitioner Donald Lancaster contends the court of appeals erroneously expanded this Court's holding in Linda Mc Company v. Shore, 390 S.C. 543, 703 S.E.2d 499 (2010), thereby granting relief to Respondent Frank Gordon, who sought to enforce a judgment over ten years old.

10:30 a.m. 2017-000681    Pee Dee Health Care, P.A., Respondent, v. Estate of Hugh S. Thompson, III, Petitioner.

John Jay James, II, of Paulling and James, LLP, of Darlington and J. Rene Josey, of Turner, Padgett, Graham & Laney, PA, of Florence, for Petitioner. Ariail E. King, of Lewis Babcock, LLP and James M. Griffin, of Griffin Davis Law Firm, both of Columbia, for Respondent. 

The Court reviews the court of appeals' decision in Pee Dee Health Care, P.A. v. Estate of Thompson, 418 S.C. 557, 795 S.E.2d 40 (Ct. App. 2016). The issue relates to the time period in which to file a motion under Rule 11 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure.