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Civil Action - Offense Against Vulnerable or Elderly Adult

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Delegate Stein


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Synopsis:Authorizing a victim of a specified offense to bring a civil action for treble damages against a specified person; establishing that a specified criminal conviction is not a prerequisite for maintenance of an action under the Act; providing for the recovery of reasonable attorney's fees and court costs in an action brought under the Act; and providing for the prospective application of the Act.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Stein, Brooks, Frick, Frush, Glenn, Hayes, Hixson, C. Howard, Jalisi, Lafferty, Lam, Lisanti, McComas, McCray, McMillan, Miele, Morhaim, Pena-Melnyk, Valderrama, West, and K. Young
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Attorneys' Fees
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Court Costs
Developmental Disabilities
Disabilities -see also- Blind; Deaf; Developmental
Elderly Persons
Victims -see also- Criminal Injuries Compensation
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Article - Criminal Law

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