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Re: Rule 41.2, SCRCP


Pursuant to the provisions of S. C. CONST. Art. V, § 4,

I find that the application of Rule 41.2, SCRCP in certain Family Court and Probate Court cases has resulted in unintended complications related to the redaction of necessary confidential information.  Rule 41.2 details the type of personal information that parties are required to redact in court filings.  The Rule is intended to address privacy concerns raised by easy access to electronic court records.

Therefore, pursuant to the provisions of S.C. Const. Art. V § 4,

IT IS ORDERED THAT the provisions of Rule 41.2, SCRCP do not apply to filings in Family and Probate Court that are confidential and not publicly accessible.

This order is effective immediately.

  s/Jean Hoefer Toal
Jean Hoefer Toal
Chief Justice of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina
July 18, 2014