SB 611 Modifies Supreme Court Rule 55.03 regarding sanctions against lawyers, law firms, or parties for certain conduct
Sponsor: Emery
LR Number: 4432S.02I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/9/2016 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: January 1, 2017

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SB 611 - This act modifies Supreme Court Rule 55.03 by removing the requirement that a party in a civil action who is requesting that the court impose sanctions against the opposing party must wait thirty days after serving the motion to the opposing party prior to filing the motion for sanctions with the court.

If warranted, the court shall, rather than may, award to the prevailing party on the motion reasonable expenses and attorney's fees incurred in representing or opposing the motion. The sanction shall consist of an order to pay the party's cost of expenses incurred as a result of the violation.

The act shall go into effect January 1, 2017.