U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) News

From new office, Bryant talks business, taxes, tort reform and regulations

It is almost exactly six months since Kevin Bryant was unexpectedly propelled into the lieutenant governor's position following Gov. Nikki Haley's appointment as U.N. ambassador, which moved then-Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster into the Governor's Mansion.

RX Drug Lawsuit Ads Could Scare Millions Out of Taking Their Medications (SPONSORED)

One in four Americans taking certain prescribed medicines say they would stop taking them immediately—without consulting their doctor—after seeing ads promoting lawsuits against the drugs’ manufacturers, according to a new national survey released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Gowdy subcommittee to examine impact of plaintiff lawyer TV ads on Rx drug adherence

A U.S. House subcommittee on which South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-4) serves will hold a hearing tomorrow regarding the impact and oversight of plaintiff lawyer television ads that pitch lawsuits against makers of prescription drugs.

U.S. businesses seeing 'explosive growth' in lawsuits under Hollings-backed telemarketing law

U.S. businesses are seeing what one legal reform group is calling "explosive growth" in litigation filed under a law that was originally championed by South Carolina's former governor and U.S. Senator, Ernest "Fritz" Hollings (D-SC).

U.S. Chamber Election Day survey finds strong support for lawsuit reform among Trump voters

Lawyers benefit most from lawsuits, while victims and consumers are least likely to benefit, an Election Day survey suggests.

SC attorney general joins opposition to CFPB's proposed arbitration rule

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has joined opposition to a new rule banning the use of arbitration clauses by companies selling some financial products.

SC civil justice group backs reform of Hollings' Telephone Consumer Protection Act; House panel holds hearing this week

The South Carolina Civil Justice Coalition (SCCJC) is among the groups urging Congress to reform the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a law aimed to restrict telemarketers that was originally sponsored by Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings (D-SC) in the early 1990’s.

House passes Gowdy-supported bill to end federal ‘settlement slush funds’

“The Obama administration is not allowed to circumvent Congress to reward groups, simply because they share an agenda with the White House,” Gowdy told Palmetto Business Daily last month.

SC Civil Justice Association urges reforms to Hollings-sponsored Telephone Consumer Protection Act

The South Carolina Civil Justice Association was among thirty-two organizations to sign on to a letter commending the leadership of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee for holding a hearing on possible reforms of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Reform of Hollings-sponsored Telephone Consumer Protection Act to be considered in U.S. Senate hearing

Reform of an anti-telemarketing law sponsored by former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings (R-SC) and signed into law in 1991 will be discussed during a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday. 

Sanford, Clyburn vote differently on Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act

The House passed the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (HR 758) on Thursday.   U.S. Reps. Mark Sanford (R-Dist. 1) and Jim Clyburn (D-Dist. 6) voted differently on the measure -- Sanford supported it while Clyburn did not.

Poll on business lawsuit climate ranks South Carolina at 36

A new poll shows 75 percent of attorneys working with companies in the United States said that a state’s lawsuit climate has a strong impact on the company’s decisions, including where to establish or expand their business, with South Carolina ranking 36 on the list.

South Carolina featured in legal reform campaign

U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform campaign highlights lawsuit abuse.

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