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July 31, 2019

Carmen Thomas Explains Why Business Courts are Good for Everybody

SC Lawyers Weekly

Specialty courts, such as South Carolina's Business Court, are great news for clients who value efficiency and consistency. The business court program has been operating for 12 years and exited pilot status earlier this year, meaning it's here to stay. Carmen Thomas, a business litigator in Nelson Mullins' Columbia office, spoke to SC Lawyers Weekly about the significance of these courts for businesses.

Business courts are expeditious and consistent because judges see the same types of cases every day and hear them from start to finish. "When you have a set of judges who are seeing more cases with those certain statutes ... they're deciding cases on the same topics, and it is helpful for the parties and the judges to have that experience," she said. "Where you can group a kind of case together and figure out ways to help manage those cases, it improves the court administration and case management for everybody."

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