TITLE

IN THE HOPPER -- Tort Reform

AUTHOR(S)
Leatherman Sr., Senator Hugh K.
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
South Carolina Business Journal;May2004, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Tort reform is essential if South Carolina state is to be competitive for jobs. There are no reasonable limits on non-economic and punitive damages in South Carolina. Of the 45 states that allow punitive damages, South Carolina was ranked among the worst. Failure to reform the tort system, including placing reasonable limits on non-economic and punitive damages, will hamstring South Carolina. South Carolina is not yet considered a crisis state, but there are ominous signs it is headed in that direction as malpractice awards keep increasing.
ACCESSION #
13126838

 

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