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Repeal Of Attorney Fees On Motions To Dismiss

Concerning the repeal of the provision awarding a defendant attorney fees in a tort action when the case is dismissed on motion of the defendant prior to trial.
2022 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

Under current law, a defendant may be awarded reasonable attorney fees in tort actions if a case is dismissed on a motion of the defendant prior to trial. The act states that a defendant may not be awarded reasonable attorney fees in cases dismissed prior to trial in which the plaintiff brought non-frivolous claims in order to challenge precedent or for a similar reason.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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