HB0837

2013 Regular Session

 

Entitled:

Family Farm - Prevailing Party - Attorney's Fees and Expenses

Sponsored by:

Delegate McDermott

Status:

In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary


Synopsis:Authorizing a court to award reasonable attorney's fees and expenses in a civil suit against a family farm alleging that the family farm caused water pollution in any waters of the State as the result of an agricultural operation; and applying the Act prospectively.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates McDermott, Fisher, Otto, Kipke, Afzali, Cluster, Conaway, Hershey, Hough, Jacobs, McComas, and Ready
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2013
Committee(s):
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Agriculture -see also- Farmland
Attorneys' Fees
Chesapeake Bay
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Damages
Farmland
Pollution -see also- Sediment Control
Rivers and Streams
Water
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(6-411)

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October 24, 2017 1:03 P.M.