No. 26984.

393 S.C. 147 (2011)

711 S.E.2d 892

Ex parte Johns DOE C, D, H, J, K, L, M, and B; Janes Doe G, I, and M; and the mother of John Doe J, Appellants, In re John Doe #53, John Doe # 66, John Doe # 66A, John Doe # 67, Jane Doe 1, Jane Doe 2 and Rachel Roe, individually and as representatives of classes of people similarly situated, Respondents, v. The Bishop of Charleston, a Corporation Sole, and the Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, in his official capacity, Respondents.

Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Decided June 13, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gregg Meyers , of Charleston, for Appellants.

David K. Haller and Lawrence E. Richter, Jr. , of Mt. Pleasant, for Respondents John Doe # 53, et al.

A. Peter Shahid, Jr. , of Charleston, for Respondents the Bishop of Charleston, a Corporation Sole, et al.


This appeal follows a long and complex series of motions related to a class action settlement that was administered in Dorchester County. The underlying class action dealt with allegations that certain minors were victims of sexual abuse at the hands of agents of the Diocese of Charleston.1 Appellants objected to and opted out of the class action, then reached an independent settlement with the Diocese. Pursuant to that settlement...

Let's get started


Welcome to the leading source of independent legal reporting
Sign on now to see your case.
Or view more than 10 million decisions and orders.

  • Updated daily.
  • Uncompromising quality.
  • Complete, Accurate, Current.

Listed below are the cases that are cited in this Featured Case. Click the citation to see the full text of the cited case. Citations are also linked in the body of the Featured Case.

Cited Cases

  • No Cases Found

Listed below are those cases in which this Featured Case is cited. Click on the case name to see the full text of the citing case.

Citing Cases