2017 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 15 - Civil Remedies and Procedures
Section 15-50-50. Rights and obligations of structured settlement obligor, annuity issuer and transferee.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 15-50-50 (2017)

Following a transfer of structured settlement payment rights pursuant to this chapter:

(1) the structured settlement obligor and the annuity issuer, as to all parties except the transferee, are discharged and released from liability for the transferred payments; and

(2) the transferee is liable to the structured settlement obligor and the annuity issuer:

(a) for taxes incurred by the parties as a consequence of the transfer if the transfer contravenes the terms of the structured settlement; and

(b) for other liabilities or costs, including reasonable costs and attorney's fees, arising from compliance by the parties with the order of the court or arising as a consequence of the transferee's failure to comply with this chapter;

(3) neither the annuity issuer nor the structured settlement obligor is required to divide a periodic payment between the payee and any transferee or assignee or between two or more transferees or assignees; and

(4) any further transfer of structured settlement payment rights by the payee may be made only after compliance with all the requirements of this chapter.

HISTORY: 2002 Act No. 252, Section 1.

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