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HB 238   
Kampf, Warren(R) Act providing for transparency of claims made against asbestos-related bankruptcy trusts, for compensation & allocation of responsibility, for the preservation of resources & for the imposition of liabilities.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 204) The Fairness in Claims and Transparency (FaCT) Act details provisions relating to apportionment of responsibility. Further provides for statement; service; duty of the plaintiff; and liability. The act is intended to provide transparency of claims made against bankruptcy trusts and in the tort system; to facilitate fair and appropriate compensation to plaintiffs with a rational allocation of responsibility to all persons, whether current defendants or not, consistent with existing State law; to preserve the resources of defendants involved in tort claims and bankruptcy trusts to help promote adequate recoveries for deserving plaintiffs; and to ensure that liabilities properly borne by bankruptcy trusts are not imposed upon defendants in the tort system. Effective in 90 days.
Companions: HCO 719 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 6- 7-17 H Passed over in committee House Judiciary
HB 781   
Nesbit, Tedd(R) Amends Title 42 (Judiciary) extensively revising statutory arbitration; and making editorial changes.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 856) Amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure), extensively revising statutory arbitration; and making editorial changes. The revised statutory arbitration subchapter's stated general intent is to give parties the opportunity to shape the arbitration process to their own needs, while generally providing a default mechanism if the parties do not have a specific agreement on a particular issue, and protect arbitrators from unwarranted legislation. Effective January 1, 2018.
Companions: HCO1274 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Last Action: 5- 9-17 H Passed over in committee House Judiciary
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