Proposed H.B. No. 5161
Session Year 2013
 


AN ACT CONCERNING THE EVIDENTIARY STANDARD FOR PUNITIVE DAMAGE AWARDS.

To reform the tort system by requiring a plaintiff to establish, by clear and convincing evidence, that a defendant acted in a wanton manner in order to recover punitive damages.

Introduced by:
Rep. DebraLee Hovey, 112th Dist.

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Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 1/10/2013Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary

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