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Published on Friday, January 5, 2018

New wrongful death bill to be heard in House this week

Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-Seattle) has sponsored HB 2262 regarding wrongful death and injury liability. The bill would amend the current wrongful death statutes in a few important ways:

  • Removing dependency requirements for claimants;
  • Allowing parents to bring an action for children over 18 years old;
  • Expanding noneconomic covered damages; and more.

AWC opposes this bill as it would significantly increase a city’s liability and costs associated with these claims. The bill will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, January 11 at 1:30 pm.

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