senate Bill S554

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Repeals section 474-a of the judiciary law relating to contingent fees for attorneys in claims or actions for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

S554 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld ยง474-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2541
2009-2010: S2040

S554 - Summary

Repeals that restriction of the judiciary law prohibiting contingent fees and requiring a sliding scale fee for attorneys in claims or actions for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice.

S554 - Sponsor Memo

S554 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to repeal section 474-a of the judiciary law, relating to contin-
  gent fees for attorneys in claims or actions for  medical,  dental  or
  podiatric malpractice


  Section 1. Section 474-a of the judiciary law is REPEALED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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