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South Carolina
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Rule 14
Description of Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE)

In early neutral evaluation, the parties and their counsel, in a confidential session, make compact presentations of their claims and defenses, including applicable evidence as developed at the time of the evaluation, and receive a non-binding evaluation of the matters in controversy by an evaluator. The evaluator also assists in identifying areas of agreement, offers case planning suggestions and assists the parties in settlement discussions.

Added by Order dated April 30, 2012.