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HB 143 - Relative to the apportionment of damages in civil actions. - Key Vote

New Hampshire Key Votes

Maggie Wood Hassan voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements Maggie Wood Hassan made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (65-254) -
Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Relative to the apportionment of damages in civil actions.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (182-143) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (12-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Damages in Civil Actions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that limits liability in civil cases to those still named in a suit when penalties are decided and to those that played a substantial role in the harm of the plaintiff.

Highlights:
- Excludes from further liability those who have settled or been dismissed from a lawsuit (sec. 1). - Prohibits the jury from awarding damages from the defendant unless the defendant was a substantial factor in the plaintiff’s harm (sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (202-150) - (Key vote)

Title: Damages in Civil Actions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that limits liability in civil cases to those still named in a suit when penalties are decided.

Highlights:
- Excludes from further liability those who have settled or been dismissed from a lawsuit [sec. 1(V)].
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Damages in Civil Actions

Sponsors

  • Bette R. Lasky (NH - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Robert E. 'Bob' Clegg Jr. (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David 'Dave' Gottesman (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Maureen C. Mooney (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James F. Powers (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
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