HB2002 HFAT SHOTT 1-22 #1

Adkins #3133

            Delegate Shott moves to amend the committee substitute on page one, by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

            Com. Sub for H. B.. 2002 - -“ A Bill to repeal §55-7-13 and §55-7-24 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto four new sections, designated §55-7-13a, §55-7-13b, §55-7-13c and §55-7-13d, all relating to predicating actions for damages upon principles of comparative fault; establishing the comparative fault standard; abolishing joint liability and implementing several liability; establishing how to consider the fault of nonparties; establishing how to consider the fault of, and the amounts paid by, settling parties; providing for the use of special interrogatories; clarifying fault may be imputed to another person who was acting as an agent or servant of another; providing for the burden of proof and limitations; and defining terms.