Collateral Source Rule Reform: SB 394 (1986)
Permits the admissibility of evidence of collateral source payments from
Permits the admissibility of evidence of collateral source payments from sources other than life insurance, other insurance for which the plaintiff or members of the plaintiff’s family have paid directly, or payments made by the United States or any of its agencies or subdivisions. Provides for awards to be offset at the court’s discretion. Permits a court to instruct a jury to disregard tax consequences of its verdict.
This isn’t just about legal technicalities; it’s about New Yorkers’ livelihoods and ability to make ends meet.
Plaintiff-friendly courts tilt the scales of justice at will.
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