Small businesses are driving job growth in the U.S. creating 64% of the new jobs over the past 15 years. Unfortunately, small businesses are threatened by increased liability and workers' comp costs.
An important element to job retention and creation is developing positive conditions for businesses to prosper and grow. Likewise, an important element of a positive business environment is low costs of doing business. One way we can move South Carolina forward starts with improving the civil lawsuit climate.
In the areas of tort reform and workers compensation, SCCJC has made significant legislative progress strengthening the business climate for current and future businesses and industries in South Carolina.
American Tort Reform Association – August 21, 2012
The American Tort Reform Association and the grassroots Sick of Lawsuits campaign have released a new national survey indicating that strong majorities of voters across the political spectrum believe lawsuit abuse hurts economic growth, job creation and U.S. competitiveness.
Tort reform, important to the entire business community, was signed by Governor Nikki Haley in a ceremony outside her State House office with numerous business leaders and legislators looking on.
South Carolina Civil Justice Coalition – January 15, 2009
Members of the South Carolina Civil Justice Coalition, the South Carolina business organization that is fighting for comprehensive civil justice reform expressed appreciation for Governor Mark Sanford’s recognition of the positive impacts that tort and workers’ compensation reforms have had on improving our business climate.
The State – November 1, 2009
The Boeing decision demonstrates what our political leaders – even under what most would agree is the worst of circumstances – can accomplish when they put the best interests of our state ahead of personal and political feuds, rigid philosophical hang-ups and other distractions and petty differences that so often hold our state back.
The South Carolina Civil Justice Coalition (SCCJC) serves as the united voice for the business community on tort and workers' compensation issues; coordinating lobbying, legal, grassroots and public relations activities.