SB0986

2013 Regular Session

 

Entitled:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings - Cases of Gas Explosion or Gas Leak - Damages, Fees, and Costs

Sponsored by:

Senator Zirkin

Status:

In the Senate - Hearing 3/19 at 1:00 p.m.


Synopsis:Authorizing a person bringing an action for damages resulting from a gas explosion or gas leak to be awarded compensatory damages in the amount of three times the amount of actual damages, plus punitive damages, reasonable attorney's fees and expert fees, and court costs; and applying the Act prospectively.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senator Zirkin
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2013
Committee(s):
Judicial Proceedings  Listen to Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Attorneys' Fees
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Court Costs
Damages
Emergencies
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates
Fuel -see also- Coal
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(11-113)

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October 24, 2017 1:10 P.M.