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Civil Justice

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce supports measures to maintain Virginia’s current civil justice system, which contributes to our award-winning business climate.   

These measures include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Retention of the doctrine of contributory negligence. Under this doctrine, injured persons who contribute to their own injury are barred from collecting damages.

  • Retention of the current statutory cap on punitive damages and the current criteria for being awarded punitive damages.

  • Retention of the current statutory limitations on awards for medical malpractice.

  • Retention of the currently enacted statutes of limitations for civil actions.
Melicca Dunn