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February 14th, 2018

Evidence of Trial Lawyer Corruption Comes to Light in South Carolina

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, the Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina reported new email evidence suggesting misconduct regarding a tort reform bill in 2011. The emails in question were uncovered by prosecutors and involve Rick Quinn, a former state representative who in Decemeber of 2017 plead guilty to State house corruption charges.   They also implicate the South Carolina Association for Justice, the state trial lawyers’ group, as the association sought political favors from Quinn and his political consultant father through hefty donations.

Despite these illicit donations, the association learned that then Senate president Glenn McConnell supported the bill, which would have capped punitive damage awards at $350,000.

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June 2nd, 2011

South Carolina Lawmakers Send Tort Reform Package to Gov. Haley

Both the South Carolina House and Senate have now passed a major tort reform package, and the governor is expected to sign the legislation into law soon. . . . → Read More: South Carolina Lawmakers Send Tort Reform Package to Gov. Haley