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.
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 […]
Time to Take Action Ending Frivolous Lawsuits (Article published in GSA Business Report/ link) Each year thousands of Americans – including many South Carolinians – are adversely affected by frivolous lawsuits. These lawsuits pose a serious threat to South Carolina’s victims, businesses and workers, and place a needless strain on our state’s taxpayers and judicial system. […]
ATRA Cheers SCOTUS Term’s Jurisdiction-Case ‘Trifecta’ Press Releases | June 19, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2017 – With today’s announced decision of a third significant jurisdictional case by the U.S. Supreme Court this term, the American Tort Reform Association applauded the […] WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2017 – With today’s announced decision of a […]
May 04, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) highlights how Ohio’s asbestos trust transparency law has been effective at discouraging fraud and abuse without compromising the interests of plaintiffs. Ohio enacted its law in 2013 to prevent plaintiffs’ lawyers from gaming the asbestos […]
Congressman Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, has offered his strong support for legislation that aims to curb what sponsors argue are abusive practices related to class action lawsuits. The U.S. House passed the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act in March, and it is now with the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee. Its main provisions […]
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 […]
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.