Intentional or negligent infliction of injury or death; bystander claims for emotional distress. (SB285)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Bystander claims for intentional or negligent infliction of injury or death; emotional distress. Provides that a bystander who witnesses, live and in-person, an event during which the intentional or negligent infliction of injury to or death of a victim occurs may recover damages for resulting emotional distress, proven by a preponderance of the evidence, with or without a physical impact or physical injury to the bystander, if (i) the bystander is related to the victim or (ii) although not related to the victim, the bystander is in close proximity to the victim at the time the event occurs and is aware that such event is causing injury to or the death of the victim. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/03/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101719D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/16/2020Assigned Juciciary sub: Civil Law
01/16/2020Assigned Judiciary sub: Civil Law
01/29/2020Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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