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Bill Watch, Jan. 7, 2016: Current Litigation Legislation of Note - Litigation News

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Posted on: Jan 7, 2016

The IndyBar Legislative Committee is currently monitoring the following litigation related legislation. IndyBar members can request that the Legislative Committee track specific legislation by contacting committee chair Lawren Mills at Lawren.Mills@icemiller.com.

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SB124    WRONGFUL DEATH ACTIONS AND ATTORNEY'S FEES. (RANDOLPH L) Provides that, in a general wrongful death action, if a decedent leaves a widow or widower, dependent children, or dependent next of kin, damages may include reasonable attorney's fees incurred for bringing and maintaining the wrongful death action. Specifies that, in an adult wrongful death action, damages may include reasonable attorney's fees incurred for bringing and maintaining the action.

SB146    TORT CLAIMS IMMUNITY. (CHARBONNEAU E) Provides that the tort claims act applies to an approved postsecondary educational institution if the institution has complied with certain data sharing requirements.

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