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Supreme Court Seal
South Carolina
Judicial Department
Civil Court Rules
I. Scope of Rules - One Form of Action
1 SCOPE OF RULES
2 ONE FORM OF ACTION
II. Commencement of Action: Service of Process, Pleadings, Motions and Orders
3 COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION
4 PROCESS
5 SERVICE AND FILING OF PLEADINGS AND OTHER PAPERS
6 TIME
III. Pleadings and Motions
7 PLEADINGS ALLOWED: FORM OF MOTIONS
8 GENERAL RULES OF PLEADING
9 PLEADING SPECIAL MATTERS
10 FORM OF PLEADINGS
11 SIGNING OF PLEADINGS; ATTORNEYS
12 DEFENSES AND OBJECTIONS-WHEN AND HOW PRESENTED-BY PLEADING OR MOTION-MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON PLEADINGS
13 COUNTERCLAIM AND CROSS-CLAIM
14 THIRD PARTY PRACTICE
15 AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTAL PLEADINGS
16 PRE-TRIAL PROCEDURE: FORMULATING ISSUES
IV. Parties
17 PARTIES PLAINTIFF AND DEFENDANT: CAPACITY
18 JOINDER OF CLAIMS AND REMEDIES
19 JOINDER OF PERSONS NEEDED FOR JUST ADJUDICATION
20 PERMISSIVE JOINDER OF PARTIES
21 MISJOINDER AND NON-JOINDER OF PARTIES
22 INTERPLEADER
23 CLASS ACTIONS
24 INTERVENTION
25 SUBSTITUTION OF PARTIES
V. Depositions and Discovery
26 GENERAL PROVISIONS GOVERNING DISCOVERY
27 DEPOSITIONS BEFORE ACTION OR PENDING APPEAL
28 PERSONS BEFORE WHOM DEPOSITIONS MAY BE TAKEN; DEPOSITIONS IN OUT-OF-STATE ACTIONS
29 STIPULATIONS REGARDING DISCOVERY PROCEDURE
30 DEPOSITIONS UPON ORAL EXAMINATION
31 DEPOSITIONS UPON WRITTEN QUESTIONS
32 USE OF DEPOSITIONS IN COURT PROCEEDINGS
33 INTERROGATORIES TO PARTIES
34 PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND THINGS AND ENTRY UPON LAND FOR INSPECTION AND OTHER PURPOSES
35 PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EXAMINATIONS
36 REQUEST FOR ADMISSION
37 FAILURE TO MAKE OR COOPERATE IN DISCOVERY: SANCTIONS
VI. Trials
38 JURY TRIAL OF RIGHT
39 TRIAL BY JURY OR BY THE COURT
40 GENERAL DOCKET, TRIAL ROSTERS, AND CALL OF CASES FOR TRIAL
41 DISMISSAL OF ACTIONS; NON-SUIT
41.1 SEALING DOCUMENTS AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS
41.2 PRIVACY PROTECTION FOR FILINGS
42 CONSOLIDATION; SEPARATE TRIALS
43 CONDUCT OF TRIAL
44 PROOF OF OFFICIAL RECORD; FOREIGN LAW
45 SUBPOENA
46 EXCEPTIONS UNNECESSARY
47 JURORS
48 JURIES OF LESS THAN TWELVE; MAJORITY VERDICT
49 SPECIAL VERDICTS AND INTERROGATORIE
50 MOTION FOR A DIRECTED VERDICT AND FOR JUDGEMENT NOTWITHSTANDING THE VERDICT
51 INSTRUCTIONS TO JURY: OBJECTION
52 FINDINGS BY THE COURT
53 MASTERS AND SPECIAL REFEREES
VII. Judgment
54 JUDGMENTS: COSTS
55 DEFAULT
56 SUMMARY JUDGMENT
57 DECLARATORY JUDGMENTS
58 ENTRY OF JUDGMENT
59 NEW TRIALS; AMENDMENT OF JUDGMENTS
60 RELIEF FROM JUDGMENT OR ORDER
61 HARMLESS ERROR
62 STAY OF PROCEEDINGS TO ENFORCE A JUDGMENT
63 DISABILITY OF A JUDGE
VIII. Provisional and Final Remedies and Special Proceedings
64 REMEDIES FOR SEIZURE, REMEDIES NOT PROVIDED
65 INJUNCTIONS; MANDAMUS, HABEAS CORPUS, AND OTHER REMEDIAL WRITS
66 RECEIVERS
67 DEPOSIT IN COURT
68 OFFER OF JUDGMENT
69 EXECUTION
70 JUDGMENT FOR SPECIFIC ACTS: VESTING TITLE
71 FORECLOSURE AND PARTITION
71.1 POST-CONVICTION RELIEF ACTIONS
IX. Appeals and Arbitration
72 JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS SUBJECT TO APPEAL
73 PROCEDURE ON APPEAL TO SUPREME COURT OR COURT OF APPEALS
74 PROCEDURE ON APPEAL TO THE CIRCUIT COURT
75 RECORD ON APPEAL TO THE CIRCUIT COURT: TRANSMITTAL
76 ARBITRATION: AUTOMOBILE REPARATION
X. Courts and Clerks
77 COURTS AND CLERKS
78 CLERKS OF COURT: RECORDS, ABSTRACTS, BOOKS
79 CALENDAR OF CIVIL ACTIONS; FILE BOOK
80 STENOGRAPHIC REPORT OF TRANSCRIPT AS EVIDENCE
XI. General Provisions
81 APPLICABILITY
82 JURISDICTION AND VENUE
84 FORMS
85 TITLE; CRIMINAL PROCEDURE; RULES REPEALED
86 EFFECTIVE DATE
APPENDIX OF FORMS