Thursday, December 22, 2011

N.J. victims of stalking would be able to sue under bill cleared by Assembly

Monday November 28, 2011, 12:04 PM
State House Bureau

Victims of stalking would be able to sue under a bill cleared by an Assembly panel this morning.
The measure (A4086) would allow stalking victims to sue their stalkers for compensatory and punitive damages, as well as legal costs. While stalking is a criminal offense, civil cases require a lower burden of proof.
The bill’s sponsor, Assemblyman Peter Barnes III (D-Middlesex), said 10 states already have a similar law on their books.
“New Jersey, if this bill is release and if it’s signed, will become one more state that recognizes a civil cause of action for stalking,” said Barnes.

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