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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) shows that the cost and compensation paid in the U.S. tort system totaled $429 billion—or 2.3 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP)—in 2016. Despite those numbers, the study shows that the system delivered only 57 cents […]
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2018 – The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today praised South Carolina attorney general candidate Alan Wilson for embracing good-government principles by signing ATRA’s 2018 Transparency Code pledge and for his promise to support some version of the Transparency in Private Attorney Contracting (TiPAC) model legislation supported by ATRA. “By signing […]
Marking the one-year anniversary of SC Supreme Court ruling in the case Smith v. Tiffany. Today, April 26, 2018, marks the one-year anniversary of a South Carolina Supreme Court case that could put SC businesses at risk for being unfairly targeted in lawsuits. The Court’s majority decision in Smith v. Tiffany is a giant step […]
April 17, 2018 The New York Post Editorial Board said a recent report is “yet another grotesque abuse by the legal-lending industry.” Sunday, the New York Times reported that lawyers, lawsuit lenders, and marketing firms worked in tandem to encourage women to have “often-unneeded surgery” to make them better plaintiffs in lawsuits against medical device […]
Governor Henry McMaster Press Release: February 13, 2018 2/13/2018 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by members of the business community and members of the General Assembly for a bill signing ceremony for H.3653, a bill protecting South Carolina companies from being found a public or private nuisance if they are following all pertinent […]
September 12, 2017 The 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable the states’ liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses. These perceptions matter because they can be influential in business decisions about where to conduct/expand/constrict […]
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.