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.
March 03, 2017 Court settlements resulting in millions for the lawyers and nothing for the plaintiffs, hedge funds betting on the outcomes of cases, and lawsuits claiming advertising led plaintiffs to believe Red Bull could give them wings are all signs that our civil justice system is open to exploitation. Legislation before the U.S. House […]
Washington, DC, December 15, 2016 — The American Tort Reform Foundation issued its 2016-2017 Judicial Hellholes® report today, naming courts in Missouri, California, New York, Florida, New Jersey, Illinois, Louisiana, Virginia and Texas among the nation’s “most unfair” in their handling of civil litigation. “With both this annual report and a year-round website, our Judicial […]
Ralph Nader, Apologist for a System Abused by his Allies April 21, 2016 In a long and meandering piece for Harper’s Magazine, self-proclaimed consumer advocate, sometime-presidential candidate and “Tort Law Museum” founder Ralph Nader offers up his defense of the American tort law system with the sub-header, “Your lawsuits are good for America.” While Mr. […]
The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) and the US Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform released a joint report today entitled, “Trial lawyer Underground: Covertly Lobbying the Executive Branch”, a report documenting a nearly seven-year expansion of civil liability at the expense of investment, innovation and economic competitiveness. From their release: “In defense of lawmakers and […]
The US Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) has released its 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. South Carolina improved three spots since the last report in 2012, moving from 39th to 36th. South Carolina still has much room for improvement. The survey news release states that “75 percent of attorneys at U.S. companies say a […]
On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, SC lawmakers passed House Bill H.3266, the Trespasser Responsibility Act bill, by a 41-1 vote in the Senate and a 94-0 concurrence vote in the House. Governor Haley has signed the bill into law. The bill, now Act No.65, codifies the common law and its limitations on liability by land […]
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.