HB 1989 Excusable or justifiable self-defense; costs and attorney fees in civil or criminal cases.
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Summary as introduced:
Excusable or justifiable self-defense; costs and attorney fees. Provides that in any civil or criminal case, a party or criminal defendant that successfully prevails on a self-defense claim shall be entitled to reasonable costs and attorney fees, unless the award of fees is unjust. The bill exempts criminal defendants that have appointed counsel whose fees are paid by the Commonwealth from collecting reasonable costs and attorney fees.

Full text:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102920D  pdf

Status:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102920D
01/10/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/25/17  House: Subcommittee recommends striking from docket by voice vote
02/07/17  House: Left in Courts of Justice