|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2018||enacting clause stricken|
committed to judiciary
|Jan 03, 2018||ordered to third reading cal.106|
|May 18, 2017||advanced to third reading cal.379|
|May 16, 2017||reported|
|Jan 12, 2017||referred to judiciary|
assembly Bill A1415
Current Bill Status - Stricken
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A1415 - Details
A1415 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1415 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 12, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. WEINSTEIN, ABINANTI, BRINDISI, MONTESANO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the general obligations law, in relation to settlements in tort actions; and to repeal section 15-108 of such law relating to release or covenant not to sue THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 15-108 of the general obligations law is REPEALED and a new section 15-108 is added to read as follows: § 15-108. SETTLEMENTS IN TORT ACTIONS. (A) EFFECT OF SETTLEMENT. (1) A SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH ONE OF TWO OR MORE PERSONS WHO ARE LIABLE OR CLAIMED TO BE LIABLE IN TORT FOR THE SAME INJURY OR WRONGFUL DEATH DOES NOT DISCHARGE ANY OTHER TORTFEASOR FROM LIABILITY UNLESS ITS TERMS EXPRESSLY SO PROVIDE, EXCEPT THAT EACH OF THE REMAINING TORTFEASORS MAY CHOOSE TO REDUCE HIS OR HER LIABILITY TO THE PLAINTIFF OR CLAIMANT BY THE STATED SETTLEMENT AMOUNT, THE CONSIDERATION ACTUALLY PAID, OR THE SETTLING TORTFEASOR'S EQUITABLE SHARE OF THE DAMAGES AS DETERMINED UNDER ARTICLE FOURTEEN OF THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES. (2) WHEN MORE THAN ONE PERSON SETTLES WITH A PLAINTIFF OR CLAIMANT, EACH OF THE REMAINING TORTFEASORS MAY CHOOSE TO REDUCE HIS OR HER LIABILITY TO THE PLAINTIFF OR CLAIMANT BY THE TOTAL OF ALL STATED SETTLEMENT AMOUNTS, THE TOTAL CONSIDERATION ACTUALLY PAID FOR ALL OF THE SETTLEMENTS, OR THE TOTAL OF THE SETTLING TORTFEASORS' EQUITABLE SHARES OF THE DAMAGES AS DETERMINED UNDER ARTICLE FOURTEEN OF THE CIVIL PRAC- TICE LAW AND RULES. (3) THE CHOICE AUTHORIZED BY THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE MADE IN OPEN COURT OR IN A WRITING SUBSCRIBED ON BEHALF OF THE PARTY SEEKING TO LIMIT LIABILITY, AND SHALL BE MADE PRIOR TO THE FIRST OPENING STATEMENT OF THE TRIAL UNLESS THE PARTY MAKING THE ELECTION ONLY LATER BECOMES AWARE THAT A SETTLEMENT HAS OCCURRED. IN THE LATTER EVENT, THE ELECTION SHALL BE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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