South Carolina

Located in the southeastern region of the US, South Carolina is one of the 13 original colonies, and was the 8th state to ratify the US Constitution, officially joining the union on May 23, 1788. The state is the 40th largest by area at just over 32,000 square miles, and the 23rd most populous, with over 5.2 million residents. The largest city is Charleston and the largest metro area is Greenville, while the state’s capital city is Columbia.

The state’s economy is strongly driven by the manufacturing, retail trade, educational services, healthcare, and food service industries. Tobacco, cotton, cattle, dairy, rice, and swine, are among the leading agricultural areas of production in the state. Transportation and utilities, and tourism also contribute greatly to the state’s economic production.

Like most state governments in the United States, South Carolina has political power divided between an executive branch, a judicial branch, and a legislative branch.

The executive branch is led by the governor and has a largely elected cabinet instead of a cabinet comprised of government appointees.  The elected positions in the state are as follows:

  • Governor of South Carolina
  • South Carolina Attorney General
  • South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
  • South Carolina Comptroller General
  • Secretary of State of South Carolina
  • South Carolina State Treasurer
  • South Carolina Superintendent of Education

The South Carolina has a strong legislative branch, consisting of a 150 member South Carolina General Assembly.  The Assembly is split into a House of Representatives, with 124 members, and a Senate, with 46 members.

The judicial branch has roughly three levels:  the South Carolina Circuit Court, which handles most of the entry-level cases in the system.  The South Carolina Court of Appeals is the appellate level, and the South Carolina Supreme Court is the highest court in the state.

South Carolina has nine electoral votes in the electoral college.  In Presidential elections the state has primarily voted for Democrats, having voted 30 democratic candidates and only 15 Republican in its history.

Prominent Universities including the University of South Carolina, Clemson, Coastal Carolina University, and Furman University, are just a few of the most well-known state universities throughout.

The National Law Review covers news and legislation from the state of South Carolina and the Fourth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals regularly. Stories visitors to the National Law Review will find includes nursing home care, healthcare industry news, state legislation, litigation and trial news, labor and employment law, state tax and bankruptcy proceedings, and coverage on insurance and hurricane relief, from recent natural disasters which have hit the state. Visitors will always find up to date coverage on the state, Federal Circuit, and coverage as it relates to the rest of the US.

Date Title Organization
4
Mar
South Carolina’s Alphabet Soup Part II: ATIs and FILOTs after South Carolina’s Tax Code Amendments Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
26
Feb
New Reporting Requirements for South Carolina Employers Jackson Lewis P.C.
9
Feb
Trending in Telehealth: January 29 – February 5, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
2
Feb
Trending in Telehealth: January 22 – 29, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
11
Jan
Navigating South Carolina Tax Sales: Divisibility of Property and Excessive Sales Nelson Mullins
2
Dec
Highlighting Key Economic Development Actions from Across the U.S. Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
2
Dec
Non-U.S. Citizens and Foreign Adversaries: Proposed South Carolina Legislation With Potential to Significantly Impact Foreign Ownership of South Carolina Real Property Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
27
Nov
A Legal Perspective on PT-300s, Soft and Hard Costs and Capitalization in South Carolina Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
1
Sep
CFPB Sues Installment Lender for Alleged Loan Churning Operation Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
1
Sep
Kraft Heinz Agrees to Settle Suit Over Malic Acid Flavoring Keller and Heckman LLP
31
Aug
PFAS AFFF MDL Settlements Moving Forward CMBG3 Law
24
Aug
PFAS Rulings in South Carolina & Michigan Shine a Light on the Fact We Have No Idea What Removing PFAS From Our Environment is Going to Cost Mintz
10
Aug
Part 3: An Update on the Federal and State E-Roe-sion or P-Roe-tection of Abortion Rights Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
9
Aug
PFAS MDL Settlements Face Additional Questions CMBG3 Law
27
Jul
3M tried to resolve its PFAS liability to water suppliers for $12.5 BILLION and almost 1/2 the States (including MA) are objecting. What's next? Mintz
10
Jul
CFPB Analyzes the Financial Health of Rural Borrowers in the South Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
10
Jun
Better Late than Never: Virtual Shareholder Meetings Now Available to South Carolina-Chartered Corporations Nelson Mullins
7
Jun
Game On: Mid-Year Update on U.S. Gaming Industry's Expanding Regulations, Legislation, and Launches Blank Rome LLP
26
May
South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act Passed and Immediate Legal Challenges Followed Nelson Mullins
19
May
South Carolina Sunsets Certificate of Need Law Nelson Mullins
17
May
PFAS MDL Bellwether Looms and Personal Injury Trials Will Follow CMBG3 Law
13
May
Trending in Telehealth: May 2– 8, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
3
May
Trending in Telehealth: April 25 – May 1, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
8
Mar
EPA's Clean Water Act "Congressional Purpose" Chicken Roosts in South Carolina Mintz
1
Feb
If at First You Don’t Succeed: Updated Medical Cannabis Bill Filed in South Carolina Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
28
Dec
South Carolina Human Affairs Commission Releases Prohibition Against Employment Discrimination Poster Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
7
Dec
Ten Individuals Charged in Business Email Compromise Scheme Targeting Medicare, Medicaid and Other Insurers Polsinelli PC
16
Nov
Part 2: An Update on the Federal and State E-Roe-sion or P-Roe-tection of Abortion Rights Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
3
Nov
With Election Day Around the Corner, Employers Need to Remember You May Have to Give Employees Time Off to Vote Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
2
Sep
South Carolina Burger King Franchisee to Make Enterprise-Wide Changes After US Department of Labor Finds Child Labor Violations at 9 Restaurants U.S. Department of Labor
30
Aug
The DOJ tells the multi-district PFAS litigation Judge what we all already knew -- naming any PFAS "hazardous substances" is a game changer. Mintz
1
Aug
The Supreme Court of South Carolina Adopts the Post-Loss Exception Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
22
Jul
Why You Still Need Fee in Lieu of Tax Agreements Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
18
Jul
South Carolina Abortion Bill Contains Harsh Criminal Penalties for Interfering with Whistleblowers Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
13
Jul
HHS Issues Reminder about EMTALA Obligations to Pregnant Women Post-Dobbs Nelson Mullins
13
Jul
Proposed South Carolina Abortion Law Includes Harsh Criminal Penalties for Interfering with Whistleblowers, including by Enforcing Confidentiality Agreements Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
29
Jun
South Carolina’s Fetal Heartbeat Law Following Dobbs Nelson Mullins
29
Jun
South Carolina’s Major Economic Development Incentive Change Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
3
Jun
DOJ Announces Convictions for Major Undercover Operation in South Carolina Norris McLaughlin P.A.
25
May
FCC Announces Nine More State Robocall Investigation Partnerships Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
17
May
South Carolina Anti-Vaccine Mandate Law: Implications for Private Employers Jackson Lewis P.C.
9
May
South Carolina’s Medical Marijuana Bill Ruled Unconstitutional, but Sponsor Vows to Keep Fighting Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
29
Apr
Court Rejects Demand for “Corrective” Notice in Blackbaud Data Breach MDL Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
27
Apr
South Carolina Governor Signs Bill Curtailing Employer Vaccine Mandates Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
15
Mar
Changes (Maybe) to South Carolina Life Insurance Rescission Procedure Nelson Mullins
23
Feb
SC Supreme Court Clarifies Statutory Cap on Punitive Damages Nelson Mullins
31
Jan
Pharmacy Benefit Managers Licensing and Compliance Developments Polsinelli PC
25
Jan
Pot’s Progress in the Palmetto State Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
17
Dec
Update: CMS Interim Final Rule Stay Lifted Nationwide, Still in Effect in Twenty-Four Plaintiff States Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
15
Nov
Multistate Regulatory Action a Significant Reminder that Insurers Must Only Conduct Business with Licensed TPAs Polsinelli PC
 

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