By Senator(s) IWASE; Buen, Bunda, Chun, Kawamoto, Matsuura, Sakamoto, Tanaka
Keywords: ATTORNEYS, CIVIL REMEDIES AND PROCEEDINGS, COURT COSTS, DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FINANCE, DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, EVIDENCE, INDEMNITY AGAINST LIABILITY, JUDICIARY, WITNESSES
Report Title: Civil Justice Reform
Description: Repeals certain exceptions to the abolition of joint and several liability. Limits recovery for all noneconomic damages in tort actions to $500,000. Codifies court rule relating to offers of judgment. Allows evidence of collateral source payments to be admitted at trial. Limits punitive damages awards.
1-22-99 S Introduced and passed First Reading
1-25-99 S Referred to 1. JDC 2. WAM
2- 1-99 S Re-Referred to JDC/CPN
1-19-00 S Carried over to 2000 Regular Session.