SB 0938 Plaintiff shall obtain second opinion when filing an action against an architect, engineer or/and surveyor
LR Number:4314S.01I Fiscal Note:4314-01
Committee:Pensions and General Laws
Last Action:03/14/00 - Voted Do Pass S Pensions & General Laws Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2000
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SB 938 - This act requires the plaintiff, in an action against a licensed professional, to file an affidavit with the court stating that the plaintiff obtained the written opinion of a legally qualified like licensed professional. The statement made by the licensed professional should state that the defendant licensed professional failed to use such care as a reasonably prudent and careful licensed professional would have under similar circumstances. The affidavit should be filed within ninety-five days of the filing of the petition. The case may be dismissed if the plaintiff or his attorney fails to file such affidavit. This act does not apply to actions filed in small claims court.