The Legislature is back and things are starting to move. I spent much of last week in committee meetings.
I testified at the House Judiciary Constitution Law Subcommittee in favor of H. 3758 the Fair Share Bill last Thursday morning. In my brief remarks, I asked the committee for a favorable report. I told them Engineering Companies are vulnerable to more and larger lawsuits where they may be responsible for 100% of damages, even when they are not even 50% at fault due to the Supreme Court’s decision. I followed up saying many of our members drive company cars with logos on the sides which makes them targets for deep-pocket defendants. Modified joint and several liability if established would drastically reduce engineers’ risk. The bill was carried over, but we expect another hearing this month. Click here to read H.3758 and see all of the bills ACEC-SC is tracking.