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Sustaining Members


W. Bruce Hemphill Richard Lundin Edward L. Norwind


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Gary Dumer Kristen A. Brinster Maria H. Dawson Tomas E. Grzech Darren Margolis Michael E. Marmelstein Bryan A. Mobley Edward T. Pinder


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June 1, 2011 12 Trial Reporter / Summer 2011


Civil Immunities Once again numerous bills were introduced to grant


partial or total immunity to wrongdoers. Here is a sampling of some of those bills MAJ opposed:


HB 1 Education - Youth Athletes - Concussions MAJ opposed this bill which would have granted immunity to volunteers at youth athletic activities who negligently send athletes with concussions back into play. Te bill died in committee without a vote.


HB 94/SB 3 Dorchester County - Local Government Tort Claims Act - Inclusion of Specified Nonprofit Entity MAJ opposed these bills which would have extended Local Government Tort Claims Act immunity to a local transportation corporation in Dorchester County. Te House bill died in committee 14 to 3 and the Senate bill died in committee 8-3.


HB 475/SB 464 Carroll County - Local Government Tort Claims Act - Industrial Development Authorities Tese bills would have brought another corporation within the Local Government Tort Claims Act. MAJ opposed these bills, which died in committee 18-3 in House and 11-0 in the Senate.


HB 673


Limited Liability Company Act Tis bill, as originally submitted, contained a provision granting immunity to parties of a limited liability company operating agreement under certain circumstances. MAJ opposed the immunity provision, which was then removed from the bill. Te “clean” bill passed and was signed by the Governor.


HB 741/SB 601 Corporations and Real Estate Investment Trusts - Directors and Trustees - Duties and Immunity from Liability


MAJ opposed these bills for obvious reasons. Te House bill passed second reading on the House floor but then was recommitted at the request of the bill’s sponsor and died in committee without additional action. Te Senate bill never received a committee vote.


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