Insurers Must Disclose Limits Before Suit is Filed

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As part of the newly-enacted South Carolina Fairness in Civil Justice Act of 2011, which became effective January 1, 2012, insurance companies must now, under certain conditions, disclose the automobile coverage limits to a plaintiff’s lawyer prior to the lawyer filing suit. This has been a controversy in our state for a number of years, and this provision is tucked away into this somewhat comprehensive legislative bill at Section 38-77-250.

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