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Civil Liability for Sexual Assault

An act to enact Chapter 28-E of Title 46 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to be comprised of R.S. 46:2191 through 2194, and to repeal Civil Code Articles 2315.11 and 3496.2 and R.S. 46:2163, relative to civil liability of sexual assault offenders; to provide for a legislative purpose; to provide for definitions; to provide relative to prescription; to provide relative to exemplary damages; to provide relative to the assignment of fault; and to provide for related matters.

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Provides for an action for civil liability of the perpetrator of sexual assault; repeals both provisions of present law and instead provides that in addition to any other damages allowed by law, a sexual assault survivor is entitled to exemplary damages.

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