S.c. R. Civ. P. 6
This Rule 6(a) replaces and considerably clarifies Code §15-1-20; particularly as to computing time when there are consecutive holidays. This Rule 6(b) is the same as the Federal Rule, which is in turn a more concise statement of Code §§15-13-90 and 15-27-120 and Circuit Rule 62, except that the Rule continues the present State practice of allowing one limited extension of time by agreement of counsel. Note to 1986 Amendment: This amendment authorizes the court to permit an act to be done after the expiration of time upon a showing of good cause. This is the standard applied by courts in practice and is found in Rule 55(c) for relief from entry of default. The change distinguishes the test under Rule 6(b) which is applicable when filings are untimely, from that used when a party has obtained a judgment. Post-judgment relief under Rule 60(b) remains governed by the stricter standard of excusable neglect which has a precise meaning under state precedents. See also Rule 55(c). This Rule 6(c) was deleted from the Federal Rule in 1966, but was retained here as a much-needed clarification of State practice. The confusion as to the powers of the court with the modern advent of many "special terms" is eliminated. Time limits on such matters are now stated in the applicable rule; i.e., Rule 59 as to time for motions for new trial. This Rule 6(d) is the same as the Federal Rule, except that the Rule has enlarged notice time from 5 to 10 days. The last sentence is added to preserve Circuit Rule 62. This Rule 6(e) is the same as the Federal Rule except that the additional time to take an act after service is by mail is increased from 3 to 5 days. This replaces the very unclear meaning of Code §15-9-950.