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4951Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000413Primary Sponsor: JenningsAll Sponsors: Jennings, Askins and BattleDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22586cm00.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Tobacco litigation where punitive damages awarded, appeal bond amount; Agriculture, Courts, TortsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000413 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 15-1-245 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE AMOUNT OF AN APPEAL BOND THAT MUST BE POSTED BY A DEFENDANT APPEALING A PLAINTIFF'S VERDICT ARISING FROM TOBACCO LITIGATION WHERE PUNITIVE DAMAGES WERE AWARDED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 15-1-245. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an appeal bond not to exceed the limits provided below must be posted by a defendant appealing a plaintiff's verdict arising from tobacco litigation where punitive damages were awarded:
Amount of Verdict Amount of Appeal Bond Required"
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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