HB1188 (2012) Detail

Relative to civil actions for defamation.


HB 1188 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2670

09/10

HOUSE BILL 1188

AN ACT relative to civil actions for defamation.

SPONSORS: Rep. Flanagan, Hills 5

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

ANALYSIS

This bill requires the court to award at least $5,000 to a plaintiff who prevails in a civil action for defamation, libel, or slander.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2670

09/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to civil actions for defamation.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Chapter; Defamation. Amend RSA by inserting after chapter 507-E the following new chapter:

CHAPTER 507-F

DEFAMATION

507-F:1 Defamation; Damages. A plaintiff who prevails in a civil action for defamation, libel, or slander shall be awarded at least $5,000 in damages by the court.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2013.

Links

HB1188 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1188 Revision: 20789 Date: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

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