We’re thrilled to honor South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley with the 2011 State Leadership Award at ILR’s 12th Annual Legal Reform Summit for her unwavering commitment to legal reform in the Palmetto State. In 2011, Governor Haley signed the “South Carolina Fairness in Civil Justice Act,” a major step in reforming South Carolina’s legal standards and improving the business climate.
Her commitment to passing important legal reform legislation in South Carolina will make her state more competitive in recruiting new businesses while offering certainty and stability to current ones. The South Carolina Fairness in Civil Justice Act caps most punitive damage awards at $500,000 or three times actual costs, whichever is greater, with a special exception to raise the award in extraordinary circumstances.
The 2011 State Leadership Award is the latest addition to Governor Haley’s impressive list of acknowledgements. She has been named a “Friend of the Taxpayer” by the South Carolina Association of Taxpayers and the “Palmetto Leadership Award” from the South Carolina Policy Council for her expertise on policy matters.
Elected in 2010, Governor Haley has been a steadfast champion of job creation and revitalizing the economy.