Save Small Businesses insurance reform State House Rally

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David Hucks
David Hucks
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

January marks the beginning of a new legislative session.

Small businesses across South Carolina are meeting at the S.C. State House to rally against a bill sponsored by Horry County S.C. Senator Luke Rankin.

Senator Rankin

The bill allows for multiple businesses selling alcohol to be sued multiple times when a patron drinks in their different establishments.

EXAMPLE: A person visits a restaurant for lunch and has a glass of wine with his meal. Later that same day, he visits a sports bar and has a few drinks with his friends watching a football game. Then even later he has dinner, and has one beer. At the end of the day, he visits the House of Blues to see a live concert where he has another beer.

Under Rankin’s pro S.C. Trial Lawyer’s legislation, should this patron get into a wreck after leaving the house of blues, the other vehicle involved in the accident has rights to sue all the establishments above.


Because of the unlimited liabilities caused by Rankin’s law, insurance rates have gone us as much as 20 times their previous rates. Even worse, insurance carriers are leaving the state of S.C. because of these risks. The only winners are Rankin’s Trial Lawyer associates.

The S.C. Venue Crisis is working to help small businesses and have Rankin’s law changed.


Tuesday 1.9.24 – The Rally (1100 Gervais St. Columbia)

8:30 – 10:00 AM – The Gathering Begins – Network and MAKE SOME NOISE

10:00 – 10:30 AM – Music by Hans Wenzel

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Speakers from SC business owners, legislators, and others from various SC industries

WHAT IF YOU CAN’T BE THERE? Call or email your legislators and ask them to commit to TORT REFORM in 2024. Ask them to support the SC Justice Act.

If you are unsure who your legislators are, this link will help. Enter your address, and a list of your district Senators and Representatives will appear.

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