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State House Daybook: Jan. 29, 2019
State House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place.
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Combined meeting schedule
9:30 a.m. Senate Finance Transportation and Regulatory Subcommittee Budget Hearing, Gressette Room 307, Agenda Available
10:00 a.m. SC Legislative Black Caucus, Blatt Room 427
11:00 a.m., Senate L.C.I. Special Subcommittee on Fire Services, Gressette Room 407, Agenda Available
11:00 a.m., Senate Finance Property Tax Subcommittee, Gressette Room 408, Agenda Available
11:00 a.m., Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax Subcommittee, Gressette Room 308, Agenda Available
11:00 a.m., Minority Caucus, Blatt Room 305
11:00 a.m., Majority Caucus, Blatt Room 112
12:00 p.m., Senate Education Subcommittee, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available
12:00 p.m., House of Representatives, State House, House Chamber, Live Broadcast
2:00 p.m., Senate, State House, Senate Chamber, Live Broadcast
Immediately upon adjournment of the House Ways and Means Committee, Ways and Means Healthcare Subcommittee, Blatt Room 108, Agenda Available
Immediately upon adjournment of the House Ways and Means Committee, Ways and Means Constitutional Subcommittee, Blatt Room 511, Agenda Available
Immediately upon adjournment of the House Ways and Means Committee, Ways and Means Economic Development and Natural Resources Subcommittee, Blatt Room 317, Agenda Available
One hour after the House adjourns, House Environmental Affairs Subcommittee Blatt Room 410, Agenda Available
2:30 p.m. or 1.5 hours after the House adjourns, Judiciary Committee, Blatt Room 516, Agenda Available
S.C. SUPREME COURT
Case No: 2017-001583
Hearing Time: 09:30 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 10-10-5
Case Title: Mark M. Sweeney, Petitioner, v. Irene M. Sweeney, Respondent.
Attorneys: Bruce W. Bannister and Luke A. Burke, both of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC, of Greenville, for Petitioner. David M. Yokel, of Greenville, for Respondent.
Summary: We granted certiorari to determine whether the family court's award of alimony was proper.
Case No: 2018-001124
Hearing Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 15-15-5
Case Title: Crystal L. Wickersham, as Personal Representative of the Estate of John Harley Wickersham, Jr., Plaintiffs, v. Ford Motor Company, Defendant.
Attorneys: Ronnie L. Crosby, of Peters, Murdaugh,Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick, of Hampton and Kathleen C. Barnes, of Barnes Law Firm, LLC, of Hampton, for Plaintiffs. J. Kenneth Carter, Jr. and Carmelo B. Sammataro, both of Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A., of Columbia, Adam H. Charnes and Thurston H. Webb, both of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for Defendant. Steve A. Matthews, of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P. A., of Columbia and Victor E. Schwartz, Cary Silverman and Phil Goldberg, all of Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP, of Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae, The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc.
Summary: The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit asks this Court to determine: (1) whether South Carolina recognizes an "uncontrollable impulse" exception to the general rule that suicide breaks the causal chain for wrongful death claims, and if so, what is required to satisfy causation under the exception; and (2) whether comparative negligence in causing enhanced injuries applies in a crashworthiness case when the plaintiff alleges claims of strict liability and breach of warranty and is seeking damages related only to the plaintiff's enhanced injuries.
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