Consumer protection

The House Judiciary Committee continued its discussion from a few weeks ago on SB 307 concerning consumer protection authored and presented by Sen. Bray. The Committee adopted an amendment by consent that clarifies that telephone service providers are not subject to the … [Read more...]

Patent protection

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard HB 1102, sponsored by Sen. Steele, on patent protection. This bill prohibits a person from asserting a claim of patent infringement in bad faith and provides that a court may, upon motion, require a person to post a bond if the … [Read more...]

Medicaid fraud

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1401, sponsored by Sen. Young and presented by author Rep. Washburn, concerning Medicaid fraud. The bill expands the crime of Medicaid fraud to include knowingly or intentionally making, uttering, presenting, or … [Read more...]

Religious freedom restoration

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 101 on religious freedom restoration. Co-sponsor Rep. McMillin offered an amendment clarifying that the bill applies only to governmental action and does not authorize a private cause of action. The amendment passed 9-3. Sponsor … [Read more...]

Limited liability arising from trespassing

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 306 concerning limited liability arising from trespassing, sponsored Rep. Steuerwald and Rep. Koch. Sen. Bray introduced the bill, explaining that this bill codifies current trespass liability common law. The bill establishes that … [Read more...]

Consumer protection

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 307 concerning consumer protection, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald. Sen. Bray introduced this bill, which amends several provisions of the senior consumer protection act (act). It amends the act as follows: (1) Expands the class of … [Read more...]

Patent protection

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard HB 1102, sponsored by Sen. Steele, on patent protection. This bill prohibits a person from asserting a claim of patent infringement in bad faith. It provides that a court may, upon motion, require a person to post a bond if the … [Read more...]

Uniform Voidable Transactions Act

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard Sen. Bray’s SB 172, enacting the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act. This bill governs the ability of a creditor to nullify certain transfers made by a debtor. The Committee adopted an amendment that does not change the effect of the … [Read more...]