2013 Regular Session



Courts - Commission to Study Maryland's Fault Allocation System

Sponsored by:

Delegate Dumais


In the House - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Establishing that the common law doctrines of contributory negligence and joint and several liability, as they existed on a specified date, shall remain the law of the State; establishing the Commission to Study Maryland's Fault Allocation System; requiring the Commission to study and make recommendations regarding specified matters; requiring the Commission to report its findings and recommendations to specified public officials on or before December 1, 2013; and terminating the Act at the end of June 30, 2014.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Dumais and Mitchell
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): June 1, 2013
Creates a Task Force or Commission
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Negligence -see also- Medical Malpractice
Torts -see also- Libel and Slander; Med Malp; Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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October 2, 2015 9:11 A.M.