[USC02] 42 USC 14504: Liability for noneconomic loss
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42 USC 14504: Liability for noneconomic loss Text contains those laws in effect on September 24, 2020
From Title 42-THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER 139-VOLUNTEER PROTECTION
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§14504. Liability for noneconomic loss

(a) General rule

In any civil action against a volunteer, based on an action of a volunteer acting within the scope of the volunteer's responsibilities to a nonprofit organization or governmental entity, the liability of the volunteer for noneconomic loss shall be determined in accordance with subsection (b).

(b) Amount of liability

(1) In general

Each defendant who is a volunteer, shall be liable only for the amount of noneconomic loss allocated to that defendant in direct proportion to the percentage of responsibility of that defendant (determined in accordance with paragraph (2)) for the harm to the claimant with respect to which that defendant is liable. The court shall render a separate judgment against each defendant in an amount determined pursuant to the preceding sentence.

(2) Percentage of responsibility

For purposes of determining the amount of noneconomic loss allocated to a defendant who is a volunteer under this section, the trier of fact shall determine the percentage of responsibility of that defendant for the claimant's harm.

( Pub. L. 105–19, §5, June 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 221 .)