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.
April 2, 2015 http://www.wsj.com/articles/tiger-joyce-how-the-tort-juggernaut-trolls-for-clients-1428016906 OPINION How the Tort Juggernaut Trolls for Clients Judges and juries have begun to expose the fraud behind many injury claims. The FTC should dig into it too. By TIGER JOYCE It has been more than 15 years since former Supreme Court Justice David Souter referred to asbestos litigation […]
One needs to look no further than U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges’ Garlock Sealing Technologies decision in a Charlotte federal court last year or the recent resignation of NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, in light of his indictment on asbestos fraud charges, to begin to understand the degree of fraud and abuse that exits in asbestos litigation and trusts […]
By Mikee Johnson Guest Columnist The State Newspaper March 5, 2015 Frivolous lawsuits victimize South Carolina’s citizens and businesses, and it’s time this stops. There are three areas of tort reform that must be a top priority in this year’s legislative session. If someone cuts a leg on a barbed-wire fence while he’s trespassing, the […]
The American Tort Reform Foundation issued its annual Judicial Hellholes® report on December 16, 2014, naming civil courts in California, Louisiana, New York City, West Virginia, Southwestern Illinois’ Madison and St. Clair counties, and South Florida among the nation’s “most unfair.”
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.
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.
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.