HB 961, Apportionment of Damages in Single-Defendant Lawsuits

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Rep. Chuck Efstration
District 104

This bill provides for the apportionment of fault to non-parties in single defendant lawsuits to prevent the incidence of plaintiffs opting to sue only a defendant with financial means, rather than the party that was most at fault, even where the defendant might be only a small percentage at fault.

Last Updated: 2/7/2022
Subject Area: Finance and Money Management
Resources: bill text
BILL STATUS
5/13/2022 - Effective Date 5/13/2022 - Act 876 5/13/2022 - Date Signed by Governor

Votes

3/30/2022 Senate Vote #761 Yea - 52 Nay - 0 Not Voting - 0 Excused - 4
3/1/2022 House Vote #585 Yea - 168 Nay - 0 Not Voting - 3 Excused - 9

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