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Punitive Damages

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  • Senate Bill 25 (1995)
  • Amended Chapter 41, Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code
  • Report: 95 pages
  • Transcripts: 385 pages
  • Other Documents: 238 pages
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  • Senate Bill 25 (1995)
  • Amended Chapter 41, Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code
  • Report: 95 pages
  • Transcripts: 385 pages
  • Other Documents: 238 pages
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Abstract

The Texas Legislature passed S.B. 25 as one of several tort reform measures in 1995. S.B. 25 related to the limitation of punitive damages. It included an amendment to § 41.008, Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code, which created a formula for calculating the punitive damages limit: two times "economic damages" plus up to $750,000 of "non-economic damages." The question of this report is whether the Legislature intended for settlement credits to have an effect on the calculation of punitive damages.During the Regular Session of the 74th Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 32 (S.B. 32) was passed which amended Chapter 41, Texas Civil Practice and Remedies, regarding venue.

Exhibits

1995

1. Texans for Lawsuit Reform, A Mandate for Change: Lawsuit Reform in Texas 1995 (excerpt)

2. S.B. 25, Master Bill History Report

3. S.B. 25, As Introduced, 74th Leg., Regular Sess. (1995)

4. S.B. 25, House Committee Report, 74th Leg., Regular Sess. (1995)

5. S.B. 25, Senate Committee Report, 74th Leg., Regular Sess. (1995)

6. Senate Research Center, Bill Analysis for S.B. 25

As Filed (Feb. 2, 1995)

Senate Committee Substitute (Feb. 14, 1995)

Enrolled (May 29, 1995)

7. 74th SJ Reg. 308, 983-990 (1995)

8. 74th HJ Reg. 1040-1043, 1089 (1995)

9. House Research Organization, "Tort reform: Basics of the 1995 debate" (Mar. 30, 1995)

10. House Research Organization, H.B. 25 Bill Analysis (Apr. 5, 1995)

11. House Research Organization, "74th Legislature overhauls tort law" (June 30, 1995)

12.Transportation Insurance Co. v. Moriel, 879 S.W. 2d 10

13. Texas Senate, Senate Economic Development Committee, Public Hearing for S.B. 25, Transcript (Feb. 2, 1995) (excerpt)

14. Texas Senate, Senate Economic Development Committee, Public Hearing for S.B. 25, Transcript (Feb. 3, 1995) (excerpt)

15. Texas Senate, Senate Economic Development Committee, Public Hearing for S.B. 25, Transcript (Feb. 14, 1995)

16. Texas Senate, S.B. 25 on Second and Third Readings, Transcript (Feb. 15, 1995)

17. Capitol Research Services, Texas House of Representatives, House State Affairs Committee, Public Hearing for S.B. 25, Transcript (Mar. 13, 1995)

18. Capitol Research Services, Texas House of Representatives, House State Affairs Committee, Public Hearing for S.B. 25, Transcript (Mar. 20, 1995)

19. Capitol Research Services, Texas House of Representatives, House State Affairs Committee, Public Hearing for S.B. 25, Transcript (Mar. 27, 1995)

20. Capitol Research Services, Texas House of Representatives, S.B. 25 on Second Reading, Transcript (Apr. 5, 1995)

21. Capitol Research Services, Texas House of Representatives, S.B. 25 on Third Reading, Transcript (Apr. 6, 1995)

22. Capitol Research Services, Texas Senate, S.B. 25 with House Amendments, Transcript (Apr. 11, 1995)

23. Tex. Laws, 74th Leg., Regular Sess., ch. 18

24. Vernon's Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 41