Collateral Source Rule Reform: SB S1 (special session) (1986): Sunset provision (SB 1529) enacted in 1991.


Provides for the payment of valid liens (arising out of

Provides for the payment of valid liens (arising out of claims for payments made from collateral sources for costs and expenses arising from an injury) from special damages recovered.  Prevents double recoveries by allowing subrogation liens by insurance companies or other sources.  Allows third parties to file a lien and collect the benefits paid to the plaintiff from the plaintiff’s award. The reform does not affect the amount of damages paid by the defendant to the plaintiff.

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