South Carolina Judicial Department
Effective July 20, 2016, an enhancement will be made to the E-Filing System concerning the E-Filing of Form 4 (Judgment in a Civil Case) orders that are required to be E-Filed together with proposed orders. At the request of circuit court judges, masters-in-equity, and the clerks of court, E-Filers should combine a proposed order and Form 4 order into a single Word document for E-Filing, rather than E-Filing them as two separate Word documents.
Specifically, E-Filers are asked to incorporate the Form 4 at the end of any proposed order, save the document as a single Word document, and upload the combined proposed order and Form 4 order as a single document under a number of new "Actions" that have been created for this purpose. Judges will use a single signature page to electronically sign the proposed order and the Form 4 order. Note that a proposed Form 4 order may still be E-Filed individually, if necessary, by using the action "Proposed Order/Form 4."
These new actions are:
Proposed Master/Order for Partition and Form 4
Proposed Master/Order for Supplemental Foreclosure & Sale and Form 4
Proposed Master/Order for Quiet Title and Form 4
Proposed Master/Order for Deficiency Judgment and Form 4
Proposed Master/Order of Foreclosure & Sale and Form 4
Proposed Order/Judgment and Form 4
Proposed Order/Judgment Amended and Form 4
Proposed Order/Judgment by Default and Form 4
Special Referee/Order for Deficiency Judgment and Form 4
Special Referee/Order of Foreclosure and Sale and Form 4
An example of a proposed order and Form 4 order filed as a single Word document requesting judgment by default is set forth below.