Application of foreign law

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 38, authored by Sen. Steele and Sen. Delph, on the application of foreign law.  This bill provides that a court may not apply, enforce, or grant comity, res judicata, claim preclusion, or issue preclusion to a foreign law, ruling, … [Read more...]

Medical malpractice actions

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 55, Sen. Steele’s bill on medical malpractice actions that permits a patient to bring an action against a health care provider without submitting the complaint to the Medical Review Board if the amount of the claim is not more … [Read more...]

Judgments

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 354, Sen. Steele’s bill on judgments, providing that a judgment creditor may require a judgment debtor to appear in court to provide information concerning the judgment debtor's income and assets: (1) at any time, if the judgment … [Read more...]

Judgment dockets

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard Rep. Richardson’s HB 1141 pertaining to judgment dockets. This bill was prepared at the request of the Supreme Court Records Management Committee to clarify changes made last session to the judgment docket. The bill … [Read more...]

Passenger restraint systems

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1011, authored by Rep. Torr, on passenger restraint systems. Rep. Torr introduced this bill explaining that it repeals the current provision that failure to comply with safety belt laws and child passenger restraint system laws … [Read more...]

Actions against a surveyor

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1050, authored by Rep. Ober and Rep. McMillin, on actions against a surveyor. Rep. Ober introduced this bill, and explained that it provides that an action to recover damages for a deficiency in a land survey must be brought … [Read more...]