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Concerning claims against public entities (Rossi, Brown, Braun)

Summary TBA

EFFECT OF CHANGES MADE BY LAW & JUSTICE COMMITTEE (First Substitute):
-Applies limitations only to non-economic damages exceeding $1.5 million per claimant.
-Removes limitations for multiple claims arising from the same incident exceeding $2 million.
-Accrues interest upon an appropriation, or within one year after the judgment has been submitted to the Legislature or local legislative authority where there is no approval, whichever is earlier.
-Changes the cap on attorney fees of 25 percent to 33 percent, which does not apply to other services rendered.
-Requires the Legislature to consider claims or judgments submitted pursuant to the act in the next regular session if submitted prior to January 1st of any year.
-Applies to all claims that have not been reduced to a final judgment after all appeals by the effective date.
-Removes the emergency clause.

Hearing Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -- 10:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5896&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)