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The summary below each case is prepared to offer lawyers and the public a general overview of what issues are included in a case which will be argued. The summary is not a limit on what issues a party to a case may present at oral argument.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Supreme Court Courtroom
2:30 p.m. (Time Limits: 20-20-5)

2016-002473    Tom Davis, individually, and as a Citizen, Resident, Taxpayer, Qualified Elector and State Senator of South Carolina, Petitioner, v. Hugh K. Leatherman, Sr., in his capacity as President Pro Tempore of the South Carolina Senate; James H. Lucas, in his capacity as Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives and as a member of the Legislative Council; Henry D. McMaster, in capacity as Lieutenant Governor and President of the South Carolina Senate and as a member of the Legislative Council; Nikki R. Haley, in her capacity as Governor of South Carolina; Alan M. Wilson, in his capacity as Attorney General of the State of South Carolina; Luke A. Rankin, in his capacity as a member of the Legislative Council; F. Gregory Delleney, Jr., in his capacity as a member of the Legislative Council; Mark Hammond, in his capacity as a member of the Legislative Council; and the State of South Carolina, Respondents.

Thomas Christian Davis, Senator, of Beaufort, pro se. Patrick G. Dennis, Charles Fennell Reid, Emma Thomas Dean, Richard L. Pearce, James Harold Goldin, and Roland M. Franklin, Jr., all of Columbia, for James H. Lucas, Speaker; and Francis G. Delleney, Jr., Karl Smith Bowers, Jr., and Richele Keel Taylor, both of Columbia, for Respondent Governor Nikki R. Haley; Eugene Hamilton Matthews and Melissa Biggers Manning, of Columbia, for Respondent, Mark Hammond; William W. Wilkins, of Greenville, Richard Lee Tapp, Jr., of Charleston, Andrew A. Mathias and Konstantine Peter Diamaduros, both of Greenville, all for Respondent Hugh K. Leatherman, Sr., President Pro Tempore and Luke A. Rankin; Henry Dargan McMaster, Respondent, of Columbia, Lieutenant Governor and President of the South Carolina Senate, pro se; and Robert D. Cook and J. Emory Smith, Jr., both of Columbia for Respondent Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson. Larry A. Martin, of Pickens, pro se for Amicus Curiae. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

9:30 am - 2016-001765    Paula Fullbright and Mark Fullbright, Plaintiffs, v. Spinnaker Resorts, Inc., d/b/a Spinnaker Resorts South Carolina, Inc., Defendant.

Joseph DuBois and Zach S. Naert, both of Naert & DuBois, of Hilton Head Island, for Plaintiffs. Barry L. Johnson, of Johnson & Davis, of Bluffton, for Defendant. 

The Court answers three certified questions from the U.S. District Court regarding the "Timeshare Act."

10:00 am - 2016-001766    Paul Chenard and Rebecca Chenard, Plaintiffs, v. Hilton Head Island Development Company, LLC d/b/a Coral Resorts and Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd. d/b/a Coral Resorts, Defendants. James Nichols and Irene Nichols, Plaintiffs, v. Hilton Head Island Development Company, LLC, Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd., Sherri J. Smith, Patrick Budnik, and Robert Lauderman d/b/a Coral Resorts, Defendants, Linda Renchkovsky, Plaintiff, v. Coral Resorts, LLC, and Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd. d/b/a Coral Resorts, Defendants. Robert Curry, Jr. and Monica R. Curry, Plaintiffs, v. Hilton Head Island Development Company, LLC, d/b/a Coral Resorts and Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd. d/b/a Coral Resorts, Defendants. Charles Olenick and Karen Maniscalco, Plaintiffs, v. Coral Resorts, LLC and Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd. d/b/a Coral Resorts, Defendants. Phillip Ross and Kimberly Ross, Plaintiffs, v. Hilton Head Island Development Company, LLC, Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd., Sherri J. Smith, David Watson, and Sheldon Stanhope, Defendants.

Joseph DuBois and Zach S. Naert, of Naert & DuBois, of Hilton Head Island, for Plaintiffs. Nekki Shutt, Kathleen M. McDaniel and Jacqueline M. Pavlicek, of Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC, of Columbia, for Defendants Coral Resorts, LLC and Hilton Head Island Development Company, LLC; Thornwell F. Sowell, III and Bess J. DuRant, of Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffittee, LLC, of Columbia, for Defendants Sunrise Vacation Properties, Ltd., Sherri J. Smith, David Watson, Sheldon Stanhope, and Robert Lauderman; and James E. Smith, Jr., of James E. Smith, Jr., PA, of Columbia, for Defendants. 

The Court answers three certified questions from the U.S. District Court regarding the "Timeshare Act."

10:30 am - 2012-212473    Carolina Convenience Stores, Inc., Harry Lancaster, Jr., as Power of Attorney for Harry Lancaster, Sr. and Willard Oil Company, Petitioners, v. City of Spartanburg, Respondents.

Charles J. Hodge and T. Ryan Langley, of Hodge & Langley Law Firm, PC, of Spartanburg, for Petitioner. David L. Morrison, of Morrison Law Firm, of Columbia, for Respondent. 

The Court granted Carolina Convenience Stores' petition for rehearing to review its decision in Carolina Convenience Stores, Inc. v. City of Spartanburg, No. 2012-212473, 2016 WL 4537656 (August 21, 2016).

Wednesday, February 9, 2017

10:00 am - 2016-001351    Sentry Select Insurance Company, Plaintiff, v. Maybank Law Firm, LLC, and Roy P. Maybank, Defendants.

Daryl G. Hawkins, of Law Office of Daryl G. Hawkins, LLC, of Columbia, for Plaintiff. David W. Overstreet, Michael B. McCall and Steven R. Kropski, all of Earhart Overstreet, LLC, of Charleston, for Defendants. 

The Court answers two certified questions from the U.S. District Court concerning legal malpractice claims.

10:30 am - 2015-002347    Barbara Gaines, Petitioner, v. Joyce Ann Campbell, Respondent.

John Robert Peace, of John Robert Peace, PA, of Greenville, for Petitioner. Marcus Kirk McGarr, of Marcus K. McGarr, PA, of Greenville, for Respondent. 

The Court granted certiorari to review the court of appeals' unpublished decision in Gaines v. Campbell, No. 2015-UP-432, 2015 WL 4937808 (Ct. App. August 19, 2015).