Tag Archives: Sen. Gerald Malloy

No End in Sight for Court Fees

If users of the state’s court system are hoping to see lower court fees any time soon, they likely won’t find an ally in S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal. During a hearing last week before a Senate Judiciary … Continue reading

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Court System Raking in Fees, Accumulating Millions in Reserves

File a lawsuit in circuit court in South Carolina and it will cost you $150. Add another $25 for each motion filed in your suit. If you’re filing a civil complaint in magistrate’s court, you’ll pay $25. Throw in another … Continue reading

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Senator Proposes Huge Increase in Court Funding

South Carolina’s court system likely would receive at least $70 million more annually in state tax dollars – nearly tripling its current general fund appropriation – if a proposal by a lawyer-lawmaker becomes law. Continue reading

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