Passed BothConf. Cmte
- Civil Actions - Punitive Damage Awards
- Sponsored by
- Senators Norman and Smith
- In the Senate - Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
- Fiscal and Policy Note
Providing that punitive damages may be awarded in a civil action only if the plaintiff proves by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant acted with wantonness, fraud, or malice; requiring a trier of fact to consider a defendant's liability for punitive damages concurrently with other specified issues; requiring a trier of fact to determine the amount of punitive damages to be awarded based on specified factors under specified circumstances; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
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