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Negligence Doctrine: Modified Comparative Negligence - 50 Percent Bar

Circuit # 1

Med Pay Subrogation - Yes

PIP Subrogation - No


Statute of Limitations

Statute of Repose: Products N/A
Statute of Repose: Real Property 4 years
Breach of Contract (Written) 6 years
Personal Property 6 years
Personal Injury 6 years
Warranty N/A
Property Damage 4 years
Personal Injury 6 years

ABLE TO PURSUE OWNER

Sue Owner for Negligence - NO

Suspend Owner's License - NO


Deductible Reimbursement

Undecided / Pro-rata default


Garnishment

YES

(Note: ALL states allow garnishment for child support, alimony, taxes and federal student loans)
 

Garnishment is available: 1. After a judgment issues and a supplementary (Disclosure) hearing is held, 2. If the debtor fails to appear at the Disclosure hearing, a garnishment order may issue for 25% of the debtors disposable earnings on a weekly basis or the amount which the disposable weekly earnings exceed 40 times the federal minimum wage, whichever is less. The exemption on wages is now $226.00 weekly, 3. If the judgment debtor fails to pay two installments after being order to do so
 


Parental Responsibility

Minor between 7 and 17
Dollar Limit on Parents’ Liability - $800
Liable for willful/malicious damage to person or property
 


Subrogation by Landlord's Carrier against Tenant

No, unless lease expressly allows subrogation against tenant
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