2013 Regular Session



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

Sponsored by:

Senator Zirkin


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
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
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates
Fuel -see also- Coal
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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