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Civil Action - Offense Against Vulnerable or Elderly Adult

Sponsored by:

Delegate Stein


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Synopsis:Authorizing a victim of a certain offense to bring a civil action for treble damages against a certain person; establishing that a certain 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 applying the Act prospectively.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Stein, Barkley, Barve, Beidle, Carey, Frick, Frush, Healey, Hill, C. Howard, Jones, Krimm, Lam, McComas, McDonough, Morhaim, Pena-Melnyk, Sophocleus, Sydnor, West, Wilkins, K. Young, and P. Young
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: HB0495 Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Attorneys' Fees
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Court Costs
Elderly Persons -see also- Vulnerable Adults
Fraud -see also- Forgery
Theft -see also- Shoplifting
Vulnerable Adults -see also- Developmental Disabilities; Eld
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Article - Criminal Law

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February 15, 2018 1:34 P.M.