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. The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study

    September 10, 2012 | Research

    The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to explore how fair and reasonable the states' tort liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses. Participants in the survey were comprised of a national sample of 1,125 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives who indicated that they are knowledgeable about litigation matters at companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. The 2012 ranking builds on previous years' work, where in each survey year all 50 states are ranked by those familiar with the litigation environment in that state. Prior to these rankings, information regarding the attitudes of the business world toward the legal systems in each of the states had been largely anecdotal. The State Liability Systems Ranking Study aims to quantify how corporate attorneys view the state systems.... Read More

  2. 2011 Legal Reform Awards Presented at the 12th Annual Legal Reform Summit

    October 26, 2011 | Video | Watch

  3. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's Keynote Address at the 12th Annual Legal Reform Summit

    October 26, 2011 | Video | Watch