HB 1070 Bifurcation of punitive damages actions.
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Bifurcation of punitive damages actions. Provides that the trier of fact in civil actions involving punitive damages is, at the defendant's request, to first determine compensatory damages exclusive of any evidence of punitive damages which is to be heard in a separate proceeding. Except in libel or slander actions, punitive damages may not be awarded in the absence of an award for compensatory damages.

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01/25/94  House: Presented and ordered printed  pdf

01/25/94  House: Presented and ordered printed
01/25/94  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/94  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 3/4
02/13/94  House: Continued to 1995 in Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N)
12/08/94  House: Stricken from docket by C. J. (21-Y 0-N)