senate Bill S4577A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes attorneys' fees to be awarded to any person that the court finds has acted to benefit the class

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 23, 2011 signed chap.566
Sep 12, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 06, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.75
substituted for a7519a
Jun 02, 2011 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2011 amended on third reading 4577a
May 09, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2011 1st report cal.441
Apr 12, 2011 referred to judiciary

Co-Sponsors

S4577 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7519A
Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Amd R909, CPLR

S4577 - Summary

Authorizes attorneys' fees to be awarded to any person that the court finds has acted to benefit the class.

S4577 - Sponsor Memo

S4577 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4577

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. BONACIC -- (at request of the Office of Court Admin-
  istration) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to  amend  the civil practice law and rules, in relation to the
  award of attorneys' fees in class actions

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Rule 909 of the civil practice law and rules, as added by
chapter 207 of the laws of 1975, is amended to read as follows:
  Rule 909. Attorneys' fees. If a judgment in an action maintained as  a
class  action  is  rendered  in  favor  of  the  class, the court in its
discretion may award attorneys' fees to the representatives of the class
OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON THAT THE COURT FINDS HAS  ACTED  TO  BENEFIT  THE
CLASS  based  on  the reasonable value of legal services rendered and if
justice requires, allow recovery of the amount awarded from the opponent
of the class.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and apply to  all  actions
commenced  on  or after the date on which it shall have become a law and
all actions pending on the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09315-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S4577A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7519A
Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Amd R909, CPLR

S4577A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes attorneys' fees to be awarded to any person that the court finds has acted to benefit the class.

S4577A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4577A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4577--A
    Cal. No. 441

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC,  PARKER  -- (at request of the Office of
  Court Administration) -- read twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed  to  be  committed  to  the Committee on Judiciary -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules,  in  relation  to  the
  award of attorneys' fees in class actions

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Rule 909 of the civil practice law and rules, as  added  by
chapter 207 of the laws of 1975, is amended to read as follows:
  Rule  909. Attorneys' fees. If a judgment in an action maintained as a
class action is rendered in  favor  of  the  class,  the  court  in  its
discretion may award attorneys' fees to the representatives of the class
AND/OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON THAT THE COURT FINDS HAS ACTED TO BENEFIT THE
CLASS  based  on  the reasonable value of legal services rendered and if
justice requires, allow recovery of the amount awarded from the opponent
of the class.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and apply to  all  actions
commenced  on  or after the date on which it shall have become a law and
all actions pending on the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09315-03-1

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