Mississippi Legislature
2002 3rd Extraordinary Session

House Bill 17

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Title

Description: Civil Justice reform; enact.

Bill Text: [Introduced]

History of Actions:

1 10/22 (H) Referred To Select Committee on Civil Justice Reform
2 11/26 (H) Died In Committee

Background Information:

Effective datePassage
DispositionDead
DeadlineNone
RevenueNo
Vote type requiredMajority

House Committee:

Principal Author: Eads

Code Sections: A 011-0011-0003, A 011-0011-0005, A 011-0011-0007, A 011-0011-0011, A 011-0011-0013, A 011-0001-0063, A 085-0005-0007, A 075-0026-0005, A 075-0026-0011, A 075-0026-0015, A 011-0001-0065, A 075-0067-0103, A 075-0067-0119, A 075-0017-0025

Title: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 11-11-3, 11-11-5, 11-11-7, 11-11-11 AND 11-11-13, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE VENUE IN CIVIL ACTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 11-1-62, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR PHARMACISTS AND LICENSED PHARMACIES IN DRUG SUITS; TO AMEND SECTION 11-1-63, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CONFORM TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT; TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY FOR PROPERTY OWNERS IN PREMISES LIABILITY ACTIONS; TO REQUIRE THAT CERTAIN ACTIONS FOR DAMAGES AND OTHER RELIEF AGAINST FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS OR SELLERS THEREOF MAY ONLY BE BROUGHT BY THE STATE OR ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS; TO PROVIDE AN ASSESSMENT FOR FILING FRIVOLOUS CLAIMS; TO PROHIBIT ATTORNEY ADVERTISING BY ATTORNEYS NOT ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN MISSISSIPPI; TO AMEND SECTION 85-5-7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY IN CERTAIN CIVIL ACTIONS; TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT, FINANCIAL FRAUD, UNFAIR INSURANCE CLAIMS PRACTICES OR ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD SHALL BE PRESUMED TO BE PUBLIC INFORMATION; TO ALLOW SUCH INFORMATION TO BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL BY COURT ORDER; TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 75-26-5, 75-26-11 AND 75-26-15, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CONFORM TO SUCH PROVISION THAT SUCH INFORMATION IS PRESUMED TO BE PUBLIC; TO LIMIT THE LIABILITY OF THE SPONSOR OR ADVERTISER OF AN EVENT IN THE CASE OF A CIVIL ACTION ARISING OUT OF ACTIVITIES OCCURRING ON THE PREMISES OF THE LOCATION WHERE THE EVENT IS HELD OR CONDUCTED, PROVIDED THAT THE SPONSOR OR ADVERTISER DOES NOT EXERCISE CONTROL OVER ANY ASPECT OF THE EVENT OTHER THAN ACTING AS SPONSOR OR ADVERTISER; TO DEFINE THE TERMS "SPONSOR" AND "EVENT"; TO PROVIDE THAT THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO WILLFUL ACTS OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF A SPONSOR; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 11-7-30, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT CIVIL ACTIONS IN CIRCUIT COURT SHALL NOT BE ASSIGNED TO A JUDGE UNTIL AT LEAST ONE DEFENDANT HAS FILED A RESPONSIVE PLEADING; TO AMEND SECTION 11-1-65, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO IMPOSE A LIMITATION ON PUNITIVE DAMAGES AGAINST A BUSINESS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE LIMITATION SHALL NOT APPLY IN CERTAIN CASES; TO AMEND SECTION 75-67-103, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE DEFINITIONS UNDER THE SMALL LOAN REGULATORY LAW TO INCLUDE DEFINITIONS FOR THE TERMS "OTHER CHARGES," "CONSUMER LOAN," AND "CONSUMER"; TO AMEND SECTIONS 75-67-119 AND 75-17-25, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR REMEDIES, PENALTIES AND DAMAGES FOR CONTRACTING FOR AND RECEIVING UNLAWFUL OTHER CHARGES IN CONNECTION WITH CONSUMER LOANS; TO PROVIDE FOR DOUBLE PENALTY AMOUNTS IF OTHER CHARGES ARE CONTRACTED FOR OR RECEIVED BY ACTUAL FRAUD; TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECOVERY OF ATTORNEY'S FEES IF PENALTIES ARE RECOVERED; TO PROVIDE THAT THE REMEDIES, PENALTIES AND DAMAGES PROVIDED FOR UNDER THIS ACT ARE EXCLUSIVE; TO PROVIDE FOR A ONE-YEAR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON FILING ACTIONS FOR RECOVERY OF PENALTIES OR DAMAGES UNDER THIS ACT; TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT SHALL STAND REPEALED ON JULY 1, 2004; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 11/26/02 at 10:14.

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