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South Carolina
JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT
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SCOPE & PURPOSE

These rules govern civil procedure in the magistrates courts. They are to be known and cited as the "South Carolina Rules of Magistrates Court." They shall be construed to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every civil case within the jurisdiction of the magistrates court. All civil actions in the magistrates court shall be conducted in such a manner as to do substantial justice between the parties according to the rules of substantive law. Provided, however, the time limits for taking any actions under these rules shall not apply where different time limits are specified by statute