South Carolina

South Carolina is ranked #34 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, improving two positions from 2015. The state had double digit improvements in three of the ten key element categories: having and enforcing meaningful venue requirements, damages, and judges' competence.

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  1. Faster, Smarter, Better: Creating a Business Court in Georgia

    February 28, 2018 | Blogs

    Georgia businesses will soon see signs of hope-at least, they will if HR 993 becomes law.... Read More

  2. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  3. Former South Carolina Lawmaker Sentenced for Improperly Using Office to Help Trial Lawyers

    February 14, 2018 | News

    Former South Carolina Rep. Rick Quinn has been sentenced to 500 hours of community service, The State reports.... Read More

  4. Sen. Graham's Trial Lawyer Tax Loophole Gaining More Attention

    December 19, 2017 | News

    The Palmetto Business Daily published a story on Sen. Lindsey Graham's efforts to preserve a trial lawyer tax loophole.... Read More

  5. In the News Today - June 27, 2017

    June 27, 2017 | News and Blog

    Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, a 12-year South Carolina Senate veteran, said in a recent interview that among the top priorities for South Carolina is reducing "burdensome laws and regulations." Bryant went on to say, "I enthusiastically support continuing tort reform, workers comp reform, and the curtailing of frivolous lawsuits.... Read More

  6. In the News Today - May 17, 2017

    May 17, 2017 | News and Blog

    Senator Ross Turner introduced S. 419 to limit the type of cases in which the South Carolina attorney general or other state solicitors can hire outside attorneys, and the amount the state can pay. The bill is "aimed at curtailing the state's involvement in class action lawsuits sometimes generated outside the state."... Read More

  7. WSJ Editorial - Graham "Tort Bar's Senate Undertaker"

    April 21, 2017 | News and Blog

    The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes on the "largesse that the plaintiffs' bar is bestowing on South Carolina's Lindsey Graham in its moment of maximum political peril" through a fundraiser hosted by Houston plaintiffs' attorney Mark Lanier.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - April 18, 2017

    April 18, 2017 | News and Blog

    Texas plaintiffs' attorney Mark Lanier is co-hosting a fundraiser for Sen. Graham this week, "spreading talk among conservatives that Graham has allied himself with plaintiff attorneys who have a huge financial incentive to block bills that sailed through the House of Representatives earlier this year." ... Read More

  9. Out-of-State Trial Lawyers to Host Texas Fundraiser for Graham

    April 17, 2017 | News and Blog

    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will head to Houston, Texas later this month to raise money from trial lawyers writes the Palmetto Business Daily.... Read More

  10. In the News Today - November 21, 2016

    November 21, 2016 | News and Blog

    Asked why he thought Sen. Lindsey Graham has not yet joined the more than 19 elected officials who have returned political contributions to the embattled Boston-based asbestos plaintiffs' firm, Thornton Law Firm, Brendan Fisher, associate counsel for the Campaign Legal Center said that politician "Lindsey Graham may know the FEC takes a very long time to resolve cases."... Read More