senate Bill S6738A

2017-2018 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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2017 print number 6738a
Jun 18, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Jun 15, 2017 referred to rules

S6738 - Details

Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §474-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4002
2013-2014: S554
2011-2012: S2541
2009-2010: S2040

S6738 - 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 and states that such fees shall be governed by the same rules as all other personal injury and wrongful death actions.

S6738 - Sponsor Memo

S6738 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6738

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2017
                               ___________

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

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

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

  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 Section 474-a of the judiciary law is REPEALED.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.
                                                           LBD06833-01-7

S6738A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §474-a, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4002
2013-2014: S554
2011-2012: S2541
2009-2010: S2040

S6738A (ACTIVE) - 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 and states that such fees shall be governed by the same rules as all other personal injury and wrongful death actions.

S6738A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6738A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6738--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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; and in relation to  the  rules  governing  such
  fees

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

  Section 1. Section 474-a of the judiciary law is REPEALED.
  S 2. Contingency fees in medical,  dental  and  podiatric  malpractice
actions  shall be governed by the rules applicable to all other personal
injury and wrongful death actions.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06833-02-7

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