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Liability Reform Positions

Certificate of Merit

As a means of discouraging frivolous lawsuits, before filing a lawsuit the plaintiff's attorney should be required to certify to the court that he/she has consulted with another professional in the same discipline who has concluded there are meritorious grounds to the suit.

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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