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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5646

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 980

 

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Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st Dist.

 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING BIFURCATED TRIALS FOR NEGLIGENCE ACTIONS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That chapter 900 of the general statutes be amended to provide that the court may order that any negligence action that is to be tried to a jury may be bifurcated, such that during the first phase of the trial the jury shall make a determination on the issue of negligence and, if negligence is found, the second phase of the trial shall address the issue of damages.

Statement of Purpose:

To establish a bifurcated trial system for negligence actions.