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Liability Reform Positions

Collateral Source Rule

Legislation should be enacted to prevent multiple recoveries in personal injury cases by eliminating the collateral source rule. A court should be directed to reduce any jury award by the amount a plaintiff receives from government programs such as disability plans, employee wage continuation plans, and health insurance programs.

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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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