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Civil Actions - Punitive Damage Awards

Sponsored by:

Senator Norman


In the Senate - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Providing that punitive damages may be awarded in a civil action only if the plaintiff proves by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant acted with wantonness, fraud, or malice; requiring a trier of fact to consider a defendant's liability for punitive damages concurrently with other specified issues; requiring a trier of fact to determine the amount of punitive damages to be awarded based on specified factors under specified circumstances; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators Norman and Smith
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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November 28, 2017 1:13 P.M.