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South Carolina
Judicial Branch

The Supreme Court of South Carolina


RE:  Structured Settlements



Pursuant to Article V, Section 4 of the South Carolina Constitution,

IT IS ORDERED that all matters related to S.C. Code Ann. § 15-50-40 (2005) shall not be referred to Masters-In-Equity or special referees until further order of the Chief Justice.  All pending orders referring these matters to Masters-In-Equity or special referees are hereby vacated.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all Clerks of Court statewide shall, within five business days of the date of this order, identify all pending matters involving structured settlements for which a Master-In-Equity or special referee has been appointed and forward a list of those matters to their respective Chief Judges for Administrative Purposes. 

The provisions of this order are effective immediately and remain in effect unless amended or revoked by subsequent order of the Chief Justice.


s/Donald W. Beatty                                   
Donald W. Beatty
Chief Justice of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina
September 7, 2022