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South Carolina

South Carolina is ranked #37 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey

The Palmetto State fell three spots from 2017. In the category of “Trial Judges’ Competence,” the state saw a 15-place decline. Its biggest improvement was in “Treatment of Class Action and Mass Consolidation Suits.”

South Carolina at a Glance

State Lawsuit Climate Report
#37 2019
#34 2017
#36 2015
#39 2012
#39 2010
#43 2008
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Costs and Compensation of the U.S. Tort System - State Details
2.5%

Tort Costs as % of State GDP
(12/50 States)
$2802

Tort Costs per Household ($)
(33/50 States)

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