SCCLR Statement on South Carolina Senate’s Failure to Pass South Carolina Justice Act


COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Coalition for Lawsuit Reform (SCCLR) President and General Counsel Tom Mullikin released the following statement today on the South Carolina Senate’s failure to pass S. 533, the South Carolina Justice Act:

“We are grateful for the thoughtful position of the South Carolina Senate leadership and the Senators who stood in constant support of S. 533. Unfortunately, a majority of South Carolina Senate failed to answer the call of the Supreme Court and the nearly 90% of Republican primary voters who have expressed their overwhelming support for immediate legislative action to ensure that a person’s responsibility for financial damages in a lawsuit is based on that person’s actual share of fault by failing to pass the South Carolina Justice Act.” 

“We thank the Senate leadership and those Senators who voted in favor of the SC Justice Act for their steadfast support of our legislation. This is an issue that is not going to go away and we are resolved to continue fighting to level the playing field for South Carolina’s businesses by making our state’s civil justice system fairer and more equitable. We will continue to work with them to fight for reform to ensure our state reaches its full economic potential, to ensure that businesses do not have to close their doors because of a single lawsuit, and that all South Carolinians are protected.”

“A balanced system of civil justice is fundamental to civil society and is vital to the continued health, growth and prosperity of our state.”      

The South Carolina Coalition for Lawsuit Reform serves as the united voice for the business community on tort and workers’ compensation issues; coordinating lobbying, legal, grassroots, and public relations activities.

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