Punitive damages

For amend and vote only, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Becker’s SB 27 providing that limitations on punitive damages do not apply to civil actions in which the plaintiff was injured as a result of conduct described in certain criminal sexual misconduct statutes.

The bill was amended by consent to clarify the crimes included and that it does not apply against an employer whose liability is based solely on respondeat superior. The amended bill passed 8-0.

Read the bill at: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2019/bills/senate/27