Under existing law, only punitive damages and not compensatory damages may be awarded in an action for wrongful death. Certain federal corporations or entities are not liable for punitive damages because Congress has not explicitly provided for such liability
This bill would provide that a department, agency, corporation, or other instrumentality of the federal government that is immune from liability for punitive damages is liable for compensatory damages assessed by a jury in an action commenced for wrongful death
To amend Section 6-5-410, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to wrongful death, to authorize the assessment of compensatory damages by a jury against a department, agency, corporation, or other instrumentality of the federal government that is immune from liability for punitive damages.
|February 6, 2014||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Judiciary|
|Bill Text||SB320 Alabama 2014 Session - Introduced|