South Carolina Coalition for Lawsuit Reform

The voice for the business community.

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.

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  • U.S. Chamber’s ‘Summit XX: Law, Policy, & Politics’ Event Highlights New Report

    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 […]

  • ATRA Applauds Alan Wilson for Signing 2018 Transparency Code Pledge

    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 […]

  • Joint and Several Liability: Should a Party Who is 1 Percent Responsible Pay 100 Percent of Damages?

    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 […]

  • “A Truly Disgusting Legal-lending Racket”

    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 […]

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