Affirmative Civil Justice Reform Package: H.B. 542 (2011)
Requires that juries be given accurate information about the medical
- Requires that juries be given accurate information about the medical bills actually paid.
- Establishes requirements for expert witness testimony that will make North Carolina consistent with the requirements in federal courts and the majority of other states. Makes courts more efficient and fair and help deter frivolous lawsuits.
- Addresses attorneys fees in small cases by restoring the original intent of the statute which was to encourage parties to negotiate reasonable settlements and reduce litigation.
- Codifies North Carolina common law to make clear that land owners are not liable for harm to trespassers on their property.
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