Terms Used In South Carolina Code 44-54-120

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
A person authorized to file an action under this chapter may seek a seizure or injunction or other remedial action pursuant to the provisions of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 64 and 65, respectively, against all assets of a defendant sufficient to satisfy a potential award, except an asset named in or seized pursuant to a forfeiture action by the State or federal agency before a plaintiff commences an action pursuant to this chapter, unless the asset is released by the agency that seized it.