Tag: Civil Justice Task Force

Tag: Civil Justice Task Force

  • Whistleblower Immunity Act – Amendments in PDF image

    Whistleblower Immunity Act – Amendments in PDF

    Summary  The purpose of this Act is to encourage the exposure of negligent health care providers. This Act limits liability for certain information and safeguards the confidentiality of individuals who …

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    Resolution on Protective Orders

    WHEREAS, proposals have been put forth in a number of state legislatures that would make it extremely difficult to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information (e.g., trade …

  • Statement of Principles on Philanthropic Freedom – Amendments in PDF image

    Statement of Principles on Philanthropic Freedom – Amendments in PDF

    Statement of Principles on Philanthropic Freedom Philanthropy exemplifies the American ideal of private action in the public interest, demonstrating our faith in the capacity of individual citizens not …

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    Reliability in Expert Testimony Standards Act

    Section 1.  {Short Title}  This Act may be known and cited as the Reliability in Expert Testimony Standards Act. Section 2.  {FRE 701: Opinion Testimony by Lay …

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    Regulatory Compliance Congruity with Liability Act

    Regulatory Compliance Congruity with Liability Act Summary State legislatures and Congress have charged certain government agencies with ensuring that products are …

  • Quality Education and Teacher and Principal Protection Act image

    Quality Education and Teacher and Principal Protection Act

    Section 1. {Title} This act may be known as the “Quality Education and Teacher and Principal Protection Act.” Section 2. {Legislative findings} The Legislature finds that ensuring the quality of …

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    Product Liability Act

    Product Liability Act Summary The Model Product Liability Act (“Model PLA”) provides legislators with core product liability provisions reflecting the best …

  • Rational Use of a Product Act image

    Rational Use of a Product Act

    Summary  The ALEC model Rational Use of a Product Act clarifies the law as to when a manufacturer or other seller is subject to liability for injuries stemming …

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    Litigation Accountability Act

    Summary  This Act sets forth guidelines and procedures for determining when it is appropriate to impose sanctions for frivolous actions. Under the Act, parties who bring unjustified claims will be …

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    Jury Patriotism Act

    Model Policy Section 1. {Short Title}  This Act shall be known and may be cited as the [Jury Patriotism Act].  Section 2. {Full Participation on Petit Juries …

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    Legal Consumer’s Bill of Rights Act

    Model Policy Section 1.  {Title} This Act shall be called and may be cited as the “[Legal Consumer’s Bill of Rights Act]”. Section …

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    Class Actions Improvements Act

    Class Actions Improvements Act Summary This Act makes several revisions to the basic class action statute or rule that has been adopted in some form by …

  • Three (Quick!) Lessons for Legislators about Commercial Speech image

    Three (Quick!) Lessons for Legislators about Commercial Speech

    Proceed with caution when limiting or compelling commercial speech, the Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) warns. “Government legislators and regulators should think long and hard before using any speech restraint or …

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    Fair Share Act

    Fair Share Act Summary ALEC’s model Fair Share Act provides that each defendant is liable only for damages in direct proportion to that defendant’s responsibility.  The model act …

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    Full & Fair Noneconomic Damages Act

     Summary Pain and suffering awards are intended to compensate an injured plaintiff for the pain and suffering resulting from an injury caused by the defendant.[1]  They are not …

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    Asbestos Claims Transparency Act

    Asbestos Claims Transparency Act Model Policy Title __ of the [   ] Code is amended by adding Chapter ___ to read …

  • Asbestos and Silica Claims Priorities Act image

    Asbestos and Silica Claims Priorities Act

    Asbestos and Silica Claims Priorities Act Title __ of the [    ] Code is amended by adding Chapter __ to read as follows: Chapter __.  Claims Involving Asbestos …

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    The Promoting ‘Merit’ in Merit Selection Act

    Section 1. {Selection of Members, Size, Composition and Administration of the Appellate Judicial Commission} (A) The legislature hereby establishes a Judicial Nominating Commission (hereafter the “Commission”) for the purpose of …

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    The Phantom Damages Elimination Act

    Section 1. {Title}.  This Act may be known as the Phantom Damages Elimination Act. Section 2. {Purpose}.  The purpose of this section is to prevent compensatory damage …

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    Property Insurance Claims Act

    Property Insurance Claims Act Summary This Act is intended to address issues that exist in residential and commercial insurance claims involving alleged damage to property and ensure …